Series E5. - National and international politics,

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National and international politics,


  • [c.1590xc.1600]-[c.1642x1648]. (Creation)

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4 bundles.

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Political papers, [?1590]-[?1648], written by or accumulated by Edward Herbert. They include material relating to contemporary English and European politics, as well as political history and theory.

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Arranged into four sub-series: 'The life and reign of king Henry VIII'; 'The expedition to the Isle of Rhe'; King, Parliament and affairs of state; and International affairs.

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English, Latin, French.

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Further political papers of Edward Herbert have been transferred from this archive to The National Archives: the documents formerly numbered XI 14, 16, 21, 24 and 26 are now TNA 30/53/9/6-10, and XI 17 and 18 are now TNA 30/53/9/17 ii and iii. In addition, NLW MS 16704E is a letter, 24 May [1619x1624], to Edward Herbert, ambassador in Paris, from his agent William Owen.

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Preferred citation: E5.

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Virtua system control number


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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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