Elizabeth Tudor, Elizabeth I Queen of England and Ireland

Elizabeth Goldring, Faith Eales, Elizabeth Clarke, Jayne Elizabeth Archer, Gabriel Heaton, and Sarah Knight (eds), John Nichols's The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth I: A New Edition of the Early Modern Sources, Vol. 1: 1533–1571

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LETTER FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH TO THE EARL OF SHREWSBURY, 1 APRIL 1566

Queen Elizabeth I to George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, 1 April 1566. The copy-text for this letter is LPL, MS 3196 (formerly Talbot Papers E), p. 212. The letter is printed in Illustrations, ed. Lodge, i. 362.

Letter from Queen Elizabeth to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 1 April 1566

To our right trusty and right welbelouid cousyn the Erle of Sherowsbury, Compaignon of our order of the Garter.8

ELIZABETH R.

pg 449Right trustie and right welbilouid cousyn we grete you well. Forasmochas it hath ben declared vnto vs on your behalf that for certain your vrgent and necessary busynes your request is to be dispensed of your cumming to the feast of Saint George now next cummyng9 we late you write that we ar pleased to graunt unto you your sayd request and by thies points do licence you to be absent from the sayd feast/ And theis our lettres shalbe your sufficient warraunt and dischardge in that behalf. Yeven vnder our Seale of our order the first day of Aprill, 1566 the eight year of our reign.

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Editor’s Note
8 George Talbot had been installed as a Knight of the Order of the Garter on 18 May 1561 (see p. 180 above).
Editor’s Note
9 A 'Minute of the proceedings' of this feast, dated 22 Apr. 1566, is detailed in CSPD … 1547–80, 588.
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