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Stuart letters
« on: September 04, 2005, 04:47:21 PM »
I would like to start a thread analogous to the one we have for the Tudors, where we can post letters written by the Stuarts of Scotland and England.

I will start with Mary Stuart's letter written in 1584...


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Re: Stuart letters
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2005, 05:06:58 PM »
This is a letter from James I of Scotland to the Privy Council about his accession to the English throne.


Here is another letter from James, now James VI requesting Lord Chamberlain to obtain the Queen's passport for Capt. Andro Grey, then about to pass through England into France (1595).

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Re: Stuart letters
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2005, 05:09:58 PM »
Letter from Charles I to the Bishop of Chichester:


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Re: Stuart letters
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2005, 05:13:44 PM »
Two letters by Lady Arbella Stuart (does anyone know much about her?) to the Lord Cecill, requesting a sum of money for her "present want" and about an increased pension promised by the King...




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Re: Stuart letters
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2005, 05:28:02 PM »
Lady Arabella was born in 1575 to Charles Stuart (1555-1576), younger brother of Lord Darnley, and to the very wealthy Elizabeth Cavendish (1549-1582). As her parents died so young she was brought up by her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Hardwick (1520-1608), the wealthiest person in England after Queen Elizabeth (I think it was that way, but I might be wrong). She was in line to the throne after James VI of Scotland, for whom she had been seen as a wife for some time. She was intelligent and attractive although I think she wasn't particularly beautiful.


In 1603 her cousin became King of England. James, who never trusted anyone, thought she was a potential rebel and treated her with coldness. When she married William Seymour (12 years her junior!), who also had a claim to the throne, in 1610, James thought there was being some type of plot against him and he threw the couple into the Tower of London. William was released soon after, but Arabella died there in 1615, aged 40. Apparently she died of natural causes, but many think a convenient poison was given to her. She died without issue, so she was no problem any more for James!
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Re: Stuart letters
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2005, 06:07:17 PM »
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Lady Arabella was born in 1575 to Charles Stuart (1555-1576), younger brother of Lord Darnley, and to the very wealthy Elizabeth Cavendish (1549-1582). As her parents died so young she was brought up by her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Hardwick (1520-1608), the wealthiest person in England after Queen Elizabeth (I think it was that way, but I might be wrong). She was in line to the throne after James VI of Scotland, for whom she had been seen as a wife for some time. She was intelligent and attractive although I think she wasn't particularly beautiful.


In 1603 her cousin became King of England. James, who never trusted anyone, thought she was a potential rebel and treated her with coldness. When she married William Seymour (12 years her junior!), who also had a claim to the throne, in 1610, James thought there was being some type of plot against him and he threw the couple into the Tower of London. William was released soon after, but Arabella died there in 1615, aged 40. Apparently she died of natural causes, but many think a convenient poison was given to her. She died without issue, so she was no problem any more for James!


Thanks, umigon! Kind of ironic that coming from such a wealthy family, here she was - writing letters practically begging for money... and signing herself "your poor friend". But what great penmanship!  ;).

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Re: Stuart letters
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2005, 09:48:12 AM »
I wanted to tell you about Arbella but umigon beat me to it!  ;D

Yes, her penmanship was wonderful, especially by the standards of the day - I read a book on her called 'Arbella: England's Lost Queen' and the author specifically mentions her wonderful handwriting.
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Re: Stuart letters
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2005, 04:28:59 PM »
Here's a very faded letter by Charles II. I don't even know who it's to!

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Re: Stuart letters
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2005, 04:36:35 PM »
From James II to Vice Admiral Comte d'Estre, written au francais.

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Re: Stuart letters
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2005, 04:44:52 PM »
James II to Pope Clement XI, 1698:

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Re: Stuart letters
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2005, 04:47:40 PM »
A proclamation signed by Queen Anne Stuart:



Another faded Charles II to Cardinal Azzolin:

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Re: Stuart letters
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2005, 04:51:52 PM »
One from James I when he was King of Scots, to the Laird of Barnbarroche:



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Re: Stuart letters
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2005, 02:52:16 PM »
Signature of Mary, Queen of Scots:

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