Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
(x) From the Mayflower Collection
An Unusual Document with Relevance to Oatlands Royal Palace
1603 (10 October) letter signed from Charles Howard Earl of Nottingham and Lord High Admiral to John Dethick reading "Because I hold Otelands House to be a fitter house for me to lodge att than Hampton Court is, by reason of my p[er]ticular business, I would have you make ready the Queenes side for me in the best manner you can. And because I doe expect some of my friends to come thither I would alsoe have you seett thatt side me Lo: of Worcester Lodged in.". Given at Winchester. Signed "Nottingham". Paper fine and complete with integral address panel.
Notes: Charles Howard 1st Earl of Nottingham, Lord High Admiral under both King James I and Queen Elizabeth I and commander of the forces during the Spanish Armada.
John Dethick (-1671), Lord Mayor of London for the year 1656, knighted by Oliver Cromwell in this year.
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