Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
(x) From the Mayflower Collection
An Important Elizabethan Placard With Relevance to the Insurrection of the Earls of Northumberland and Westmoreland
1569 (7 December) placard from Lord Lieutenant, The Earl of Sussex in York "To all majors, cunstables and other the Queens's Majesty's officers and subjects whatsoever they be", announcing: "we have appominted the berer herof Mr. Bunny to conduct certen horsemen and fotemen sent from our verie good lord the lord admiral to us, we will and comand you in the Queen Majesty's name, to see him furnished of vittalls carriages lodging and all other neccessaries from place to place untill he shall come unto us. And to obey to all other his directions tending anie maner of wayes to the premisses or to the good conducting of them to us". Signed "T Sussex". Some new paper added not affecting the text, fine and very rare.
Notes: At this time the Earl of Sussex was President of the Council in the North and command of the forces engaged with the insurrection of the Earls of Northumberland and Westmoreland.
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