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An historical collection of the most memorable accidents, and tragicall massacres of France, vnder the raignes of Henry. 2. Francis 2. Charles. 9. Henry. 3. Henry. 4. now liuing. : conteining all the troubles therein happened, during the said Kings times, vntill this present yeare, 1598 : wherein we may behold the wonderfull and straunge alterations of our age Preview this item
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An historical collection of the most memorable accidents, and tragicall massacres of France, vnder the raignes of Henry. 2. Francis 2. Charles. 9. Henry. 3. Henry. 4. now liuing. : conteining all the troubles therein happened, during the said Kings times, vntill this present yeare, 1598 : wherein we may behold the wonderfull and straunge alterations of our age

Author: Jean de SerresSimon GoulartPierre MatthieuThomas DanettThomas CreedeAll authors
Publisher: London : Imprinted ... by Thomas Creede, 1598.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean de Serres; Simon Goulart; Pierre Matthieu; Thomas Danett; Thomas Creede; William Ponsonby; Elizabeth, Queen of England; R. B.
OCLC Number: 23630525
Notes: Woodcuts: head- and tail-pieces, ornamental initials, Creede's device on title page; McKerrow no. 314.
Signatures: A⁶( -A1)--B-CC⁶ Aa-Aaa⁶ Bbb⁴.
Numerous errors in pagination; 25-34 (1st group)--omitted in numbering. Leaf Ee3 missigned F3.
Translation attributed to Thomas Danett; cf. Halkett and Laing, cited below.
Authorship disputed. Generally attributed by early authorities to Jean de Serres. Later attributed to Simon Goulart. Probably a compilation by Goulart based chiefly on the work of de Serres with additions from other contemporaries; cf. Hauser, cited below.
"Chapters on Henri II, François II and Charles IX are translated from Recueil des choses memorables advenues en France, 1589 ... attr. to Jean de Serres by Le Long ..., chapters on Henri III and Henri IV are tr. from Histoire des derniers troubles de France, Lyons, 1594 ... attr. to Pierre Matthieu by Le Long ..."--Halkett & Laing.
"A trve discovrse, concerning the diliuerie of Brittaine, in the year 1598" by Pierre Matthieu: 2 leaves at end.
Description: [10], 310 (i.e. 300), 292, [4] pages ; 29 cm (fol. in 6s)
Other Titles: Recueil des choses memorables advenues en France.
Histoire des derniers troubles de France.
Histoire des cinq rois.
Responsibility: translated out of French into English.

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