The Papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey Volume VII 1614–1622

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The papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey (c.1546–1622) provide a lively picture of life in north Norfolk in the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries and have long been recognized as a major source not only for the pre-occupations of a leading member of the Norfolk gentry but also for the interplay between local and national affairs. 

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The papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey (c.1546–1622) provide a lively picture of life in north Norfolk in the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries and have long been recognised as a major source not only for the pre-occupations of a leading member of the Norfolk gentry but also for the interplay between local and national affairs. 

This volume covers Bacon’s last years and ends with his death in 1622. He maintained an admirable commitment to his work as a county justice and as a deputy lieutenant, dealing with the usual wide range of routine issues that came before him (with the active assistance of his highly efficient secretary, Martin Man).  He responded to orders from the central government, while consistently upholding the viewpoint of the locality against what he saw as unreasonable demands from above, and at the same time kept a careful eye on the running of his own estates.

Bacon’s family life seems to have become increasingly fraught, as relations with his wife and his surviving stepson deteriorated, but he did remain in close touch with his daughters and, in particular, with his grandson, Sir Roger Townshend.

This publication was supported by funding from:  Trinity College, Cambridge, the Marc Fitch Fund and Mrs Jenny Hemming.

Other Volumes in this series:

The Papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey, Volume VII, 1614-1622

The Papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey, Volume VI, 1608-1613

The Papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey, Volume V, 1603-1607

The Papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey, Volume IV, 1596-1602

The Papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey, Volume III, 1586-1595

The Papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey, Volume II, 1578-1585

The Papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey, Volume I, 1556-1577


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Publication Details:

Publisher:Norfolk Record Society (20 July 2023) Edited By: Barry Taylor, G. Alan Metters Language:English Hardcover: ‎ 370 pages ISBN-10:‎ 0995773661  ISBN-13:9780995773660

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Weight939 g
Volume Number

LXXXVII (87)

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