Justices of Peace for Monmouthshire
Author: William Cecil Lord Burghley
Medium: Ink on parchment
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.