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The Kings Secretary and the Signet Office in the XV Century J. Otway-Ruthven

The Kings Secretary and the Signet Office in the XV Century

J. Otway-Ruthven

Published October 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780521088459
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212 pages
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Important as it is in the general political and diplomatic history of the times, the history of the office of the Kings Secretary is often neglected. Miss Otway-Ruthven has therefore used the original documents and sources for her information. SheMoreImportant as it is in the general political and diplomatic history of the times, the history of the office of the Kings Secretary is often neglected. Miss Otway-Ruthven has therefore used the original documents and sources for her information. She traces the history of the office from 1377, the first appearance of a Kings Secretary, to 1509, demonstrating its rise from the comparative unimportance of a confidential clerkship to a position worthy of the attention of a bishop and a fitting instrument of Tudor Government.