CHARLES IX, King of France. Passport signed ("Charles"), issued to Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, the English ambassador, 1562
Lot 158
CHARLES IX, King of France. Passport signed ("Charles"), issued to Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, the English ambassador, 1562
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,348) inc. premium

Lot Details
CHARLES IX, King of France
Passport signed ("Charles"), issued to Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, the English ambassador, allowing him to leave Paris and visit the Queen Mother [Catherine de Médicis] so that he can give her certain information from 'our sister' [Queen Elizabeth] ("...affin de lui faire entendre information choses de la part de notre seur..."); integral blank endorsed on the verso "Kings Passport for Sr N. Throcke: Ambassador to goe and speake with the Queene Mother of Fransse from Parys", 1 page, some light staining at centre folds and dust-staining but nevertheless in sound and attractive condition, folio, Paris, 5 January 1562

Footnotes

  • A PASSPORT FOR THROCKMORTON, CARRYING A MESSAGE FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH TO CATHERINE DE MÉDICIS. Passports of this early date are rare: for the difficulties Throckmorton encountered in this regard, see the letter to him by Catherine in the present sale. He was to be arrested the following year for presuming to travel without one.
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