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Justices of Peace for Monmouthshire

Justices of Peace for Monmouthshire

Author: William Cecil Lord Burghley

Medium: Ink on parchment

Date: 1595

Shelfmark: Royal MS. 18. D.III

Item number: f.101v

Length: 40.1

Width: 26.6

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. It is a list of Justices of the Peace for Monmothshire, the names of individuals who act as agents of central government for a locality. Lord Burghley has added the names of landowners in the area, revealing his interest to record the names of people of influence as well as places.

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