Justices of Peace for Dorset
Author: William Cecil, Lord Burghley
Medium: Ink on parchment
This is a page from an atlas that belonged to William Cecil Lord Burghley, Secretary of State to Elizabeth I. Burghley used this atlas to illustrate domestic matters. It is a list of Justices of the Peace for Dorset, the names of individuals who act as agents of central government for a the locality. The list accompanies a map of the same county.