July 2014 Auction Ends Thursday, July 31st, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/31/2014
Mary Queen of Scots document signed, ''Marie R''. Vellum document is datelined February 1582, Sheffield Castle, where Mary was confined by Queen Elizabeth I. The Throckmorton plot to kill and supplant Elizabeth with Mary was underway as the time of this document, which appoints John Botz to the prebend at Bitcry: ''Today, on the [blank] day of February, in the year of 1582, the Queen of Scotland, Doweress of France, being at the Castle of Sheffield in England, on the strength of the recommendation which has been made to her...of John Botz, granted and awarded to him the first Prebend which shall fall due hereafter, and a vacancy at Bitcry being in her Majesty's disposal, she desires and orders...the letters of Investiture be sent to the said Botz...'' Document measures 15.5'' x 3.5''. Ink and pencil notations to verso. Creasing, a few tiny worming holes and minor scattered soiling. Overall near fine given age. Recently sold for $12,500 as lot 71 in Swann's November 2013 sale.
Mary Queen of Scots Document Signed During the Throckmorton Plot to Kill Queen Elizabeth I -- ScarceMary Queen of Scots Document Signed During the Throckmorton Plot to Kill Queen Elizabeth I -- ScarceMary Queen of Scots Document Signed During the Throckmorton Plot to Kill Queen Elizabeth I -- Scarce
Mary Queen of Scots Document Signed During the Throckmorton Plot to Kill Queen Elizabeth I -- Scarce
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Auction closed on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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