Secret memoirs of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, prime minister and favourite of Queen Elizabeth: containing an instructive account of his ambition, designs, intrigues, excessive power: his engrossing the queen, with the dangerous consequence of that practice, &c

Title

Secret memoirs of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, prime minister and favourite of Queen Elizabeth: containing an instructive account of his ambition, designs, intrigues, excessive power: his engrossing the queen, with the dangerous consequence of that practice, &c

Date

1706

Place

London

Publisher

Printed for Sam. Briscoe, and sold by Ben. Bragg

Editor

James Drake
Robert Parsons
Thomas Morgan

Note

"Leycester's commonwealth" is a political tract against Elizabeth I's government. It went through many stages and forms, both in manuscript and in print, and is most well known by the title "Leycester's commonwealth." It was first printed on the continent in 1584 with title "The copie of a letter, wryten by a master of arte of Cambridge, to his friend in London" (ST 5742.9). It was formerly attributed to Robert Parsons and is sometimes attributed to Thomas Morgan. Cf. DNB s. v. Dudley, Robert, Earl of Leicester, 1532?-1588 Advertisements: p. [32] 161-162 omitted in pagination; 211-218 misnumbered 111-118

Library Catalog

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Num Pages

32

Call Number

DA358 .L5 L54 1706

Item Type

Book

Collection

Citation

James Drake, Robert Parsons, and Thomas Morgan, “Secret memoirs of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, prime minister and favourite of Queen Elizabeth: containing an instructive account of his ambition, designs, intrigues, excessive power: his engrossing the queen, with the dangerous consequence of that practice, &c,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed February 9, 2023, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/8226.