Elizabeth Wingfield Autograph letter, signed,
to Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury

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Elizabeth Wingfield
Autograph letter, signed, to Elizabeth, Countess
of Shrewsbury, January 2 [1576 or 1577]

The queen received many rich gifts of clothing from her courtiers at New Years. In this letter, Elizabeth Wingfield reports to the Countess of Shrewsbury that her gift of a light blue satin cloak embroidered with pansies was a big hit: "her majesty never liked any thing you gave her so well." The detail below shows this quotation on the first line.


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