Diplomacy and Early Modern Culture (Early Modern Literature by Robyn Adams, Rosanna Cox

By Robyn Adams, Rosanna Cox

Delivering a clean method of the research of the determine of the diplomat within the early sleek interval, this choice of assorted readings of archival texts, items and contexts contributes a brand new research of the areas, actions and practices of the Renaissance embassy.

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Stuart (1991) p. 10, nos. 135, 136. e. and not manuscript copies of English printed originals). Interestingly the British National Archives possesses one set of plans of Plymouth by a French spy (PRO MR 1111; Stuart no 135) presumably illicitly acquired by a British diplomat and on the atavistic assumption that any map, regardless of quality might be useful at some time – an urge that seems commonplace among diplomats and statesmen. 43. E. Chappell (1935) The Tangier Papers of Samuel Pepys (London: Navy Records Society) p.

41 By the same token the French archives possess many important manuscript plans of British and Irish forts and harbours. 42 A few must have been the work of mapmakers who had been in English employment. e. 43 To conclude, then, it can be said that on rare occasions the products of cartographic espionage did indeed prove to be of considerable military, diplomatic and commercial value to the spies’ paymasters particularly if they were the work of defectors who were trained cartographers and military engineers.

Carlos Garcia and F. Relano (2007) ‘Portuguese Cartography in the Renaissance’ in D. ), The History of Cartography: Cartography in the European Renaissance (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), iii, pp. 1005–7. P. Barber (2007) ‘Mapmaking in England ca. 1470–1650’ in History of Cartography iii pp. 1630–1. Nicholas Throckmorton to William Cecil, 19 September 1559, Calendar of State Papers Foreign 1559 (1864) (London: HMSO), 1335; Thomas Byschop to Cecil, 9 February 1561, Calendar of State Papers relating to Scotland (1898) (Edinburgh), i, p.

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