Of the Black Box

The account that follows is based on a letter written in 1680 by an unknown hand to an unknown reader. I have taken the liberty to edit and split this text into two parts, and then name the sender and the obvious receiver.

An account of the enquiry[1] into the Black Box containing the Marriage Contract between Lucy Walter and Charles Stuart

Covent Garden, October 1696

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My Lord[2],

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Of Sir Gilbert Gerard

The account that follows is based on a letter written in 1680 by an unknown hand to an unknown reader. I have taken the liberty to edit and split this text into two parts, and then name the sender and the obvious receiver.

An account of Sir Gilbert Gerard, the witness at the enquiry into the Black Box, that contained the Marriage Contract between Lucy Walter and Charles Stuart

Covent Garden, October 1696

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My Lord[1],

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Of Mean Creatures

This being the account of the early childhood to show the true pedigree and standing of Lucy Walter, as a response to false pamphleteers.

Covent Garden, May 1695

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Of a Kings’ Birth

What follows is the true account of Margaret Gosfright, on the birth of James, future Duke of Monmouth. Then living in Rotterdam with her husband, the Dutch Merchant Peter Gosfright.

Rotterdam, 9 April 1649

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Dear William,

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Of Marriage Contracts

An account of marriage contracts and the changes that have happened during my life-time with a view to the arrangements between Lucy Walter and Charles Stuart

Covent Garden, October 1696 NS

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