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The Resource Letters from Redgrave Hall : the Bacon family, 1340-1744, edited by Diarmaid MacCulloch

Letters from Redgrave Hall : the Bacon family, 1340-1744, edited by Diarmaid MacCulloch

Label
Letters from Redgrave Hall : the Bacon family, 1340-1744
Title
Letters from Redgrave Hall
Title remainder
the Bacon family, 1340-1744
Statement of responsibility
edited by Diarmaid MacCulloch
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This edition includes all surviving letters from the muniment room of a long-vanished Suffolk mansion, an important part of the correspondence of one of Tudor and Stuart England's most powerful families." "The Bacon family fortunes were founded by Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal to Elizabeth I. He was father to the philosopher Francis Bacon, hut this correspondence centres on Francis's half-brother Nicholas, Premier Baronet of England, one of the Puritan gentry who ran the government of Elizabethan and Jacobean Suffolk." "One important component is a fascinating run of letters describing a failed marriage negotiation for young Nicholas's sister between the Protestant Lord Keeper and the wily guardians of a young Catholic, William Yaxley, in the fragile opening years of Elizabeth I's Protestant religious settlement." "Also included are papers of the flamboyant courtier and diplomat Sir Robert Drury, a Bacon relative by marriage (and original inhabitant of 'Dmry Lane' in London): he was friend and patron to John Donne, who features in the correspondence. Later letters touch on the Civil War in East Anglia." "The letters reveal a wealth of detail about the lives and preoccupations of English provincial magnates and their often uneasy relationship to the great political figures of the realm."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
UKM
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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MacCulloch, Diarmaid
Series statement
Suffolk Records Society
Series volume
v. L
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  • Bacon, Nicholas
  • Bacon family
  • Nobility
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Letters from Redgrave Hall : the Bacon family, 1340-1744, edited by Diarmaid MacCulloch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Control code
ocm85830051
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 168 p.
Isbn
9781843832867
Label
Letters from Redgrave Hall : the Bacon family, 1340-1744, edited by Diarmaid MacCulloch
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Control code
ocm85830051
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 168 p.
Isbn
9781843832867

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