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Surnames of the English borderers and their dwellinges and of the borderers of Scotland

Surnames of the English borderers and their dwellinges and of the borderers of Scotland

Author: Aglionby, Edward

Medium: Ink on parchment

Date: 1592

Shelfmark: Royal MS. 18. D.III

Item number: f.78

Length: 42.7

Width: 30.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

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This is a page from an atlas that belonged to William Cecil Lord Burghley, Elizabeth I’s Secretary of State. Burghley used this atlas to illustrate domestic matters. This page contains a list drawn up by Edward Aglionby in 1592 of "Surnames
of the English borderers and their dwellinges" and of the "borderers of Scotland". The inclusion of information like this in the atlas shows how Burghley was interested not just in the geography and topography of an area, but also in the people who inhabited it.

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