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Personal papers - miscellaneous - Prognostication


Prognostication [prophecy] concerning an eagle, a lion and a bear, foretelling the time when twenty thousand widows should ?weep in London street: `then sall y supe; northe countre be master of London'.

There follows a section on the cast of the dice. `When [1] beareth up [6] then Englande shalbe as paradyce ... when [3] and [2] hold not one assent then shall we haue a newe kynge and a newe parlament ....'.

A concluding section in Latin refers to a reign of six years during which the catholic faith will be confounded, until it is restored `per virginem vulgareter vocatam Mariam'.

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For an inventory of household goods, c. 1575, see no. DR10/2050.