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By Philip Beale,Adrian Almond,Mike Scott-Archer

throughout the overdue Nineteen Eighties, a set of sixteenth-century service provider letters seemed on the market. Over 4 revenues at Christie's, the letters, all addressed to the Corsini enterprise of London retailers, have been scattered to the 4 corners of the earth. fortunately, copies have been made up of all the letters, which gave an perception into Tudor existence either in Britain and in another country, and those have been positioned within the Guildhall Library, London. Comprising a few 3,600 letters and different files, the Corsini letters shape the biggest extant archive for any English retailers of the 16th and early 17th centuries. even if philatelic essays were released on features of the archive, The Corsini Letters is the 1st e-book to examine the archive as a complete, detailing why it is crucial, giving a breakdown of the contents of the letters, and yielding a desirable perception into Elizabethan lifestyles. Containing every little thing from letters approximately pirates and spices to at least one of the very early verbal exchange from the small West African island of San Thome, the archive is destined to develop into an immense learn instrument for these attracted to this era of history.

Includes forty black and white illustrations.

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