The Unfortunate Court Favourites.Peir: Gaveston. The 2: Spencers. Ro: Mortimer. H: Staff D: Bucks. Card: Woolsey. Tho: L: Cromwell. R: Dever E: Essex. G: Vill: D: Bucks. E: of Strafford.
Engraving, very rare. 122 x 70mm (5 x 2¾"). Cut and laid on album scrap with ms annotations in old hand 'NB a very frugal list[...]'
A compendium of unfortunate court favourites: Piers Gaveston (c.1284-1312), Hugh Despenser (c.1286-1326) and Hugh le Despenser (1261-1326), Roger Mortimer (1287-1330), Hugh de Stafford (c.1342-1860), Cardinal Wolsey (c.1473-1530), Thomas Lord Cromwell (c.1485-1540), Robert Devereux (1565-1601), George Villiers (1592-1628), Thomas Wentworth (1593-1641).
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