Item 1991-088-2 - Cecil, William, Lord Burghley (1520-1598), Elizabeth I's Chief Minister

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Cecil, William, Lord Burghley (1520-1598), Elizabeth I's Chief Minister

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CA UVICARCH SC017--1991-088-2

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  • 1592 (Creation)

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Document signed by William Cecil, Lord Burghley ("W Burghley") , Lord Treasurer of England, and by John Fortescue, Chancellor of the Exchequer, "for and behalf of our soveraigne Lady the Queen", a counterpart indenture by which the Queen mortgages the manors of Whitwood in the West Riding of Yorkshire and Finningly Grange in Nottinghamshire to the great navigator Sir Martin Frobisher. 1 page large oblong folio on vellum, in English, c.11 1/2x22 1/2" [i.e. 23 1/4"; 295x590 mm], signed at the foot by Burgley and Fortescue. Fortescue's seal is attached by the original vellum tag; Burghley's seal is lacking although the seal tag is present. [Maggs catalogue]

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