Walsingham was one of the most acute politicians of his generation and his correspondence provides a remarkable and full insight into the French court and Anglo-French relations at this dangerous moment. Walsingham's original correspondence during this embassy was somehow obtained by Sir Robert Cotton, who recognised its importance. This manuscript is one of a number of copies of the letters that were made, presumably after the letters reached Cotton's library. The bulk of the correspondence was published in 1655 (not from this manuscript) as The Compleat Ambassador, the first printed collection of diplomatic papers in English.
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