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The Ways and Distances from Various Cities and Towns to London.

The Ways and Distances from Various Cities and Towns to London.

Author: William Cecil Lord Burghley

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1579

Shelfmark: Royal MS. 18. D.III

Item number: f.4v

Length: 41.2

Width: 27.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

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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 records the ways and distances from various cities and towns to London. Lord Burghley was concerned with communication routes as these were vital to the defence of the country, a central consideration during the reign of Elizabeth I, during which England was continually under threat.

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