Publication details

Id: 86
Ref: STC 17510
Title: A Speach Delivered, to the Kings Most Excellent Majestie in the Name of the Sheriffes of London and Middlesex.
Year: 1603
Author: Richard Martin
Publisher: Thomas Thorppe
Categories: James I
Elizabeth I
Notes: Sold by William Aspley. Entered into the Stationer's register 12 May 1603. Another edition was printed in Edinburgh in the same year by Robert Waldegrave [see STC 17511]. This speech was delivered at Stamford Hill and was published with James I's assent [ODNB]. Elizabeth I is compared to 'great Augustus'; James described as 'that bright starre of the North'. A version of the speech was published in 1643 [Wing M848; Thomason's copy is dated February 8], 25 years after Martin's death and 18 years after James's. In that version, the names of Elizabeth I and James have been cut out where they occur in the original, perhaps so as to give the impression that the speech was a loyal address to Charles I.
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