Date: 1585 - 1601 (c.)
Description: Dr. Neil Younger writes 'Were it not for his collection of papers, the modern scholar would find relatively little of interest in the life and career of Sir John Leveson. The same cannot be said, however, of William Lambarde, a man of genuinely national importance in Elizabethan history. Perhaps Lambarde’s most enduring monument is his pioneering history of his home county, the Perambulation of Kent, the forerunner of all English county histories. To his contemporaries, he may have been best known as the author of every Elizabethan JP’s ready-reference, the Eirenarcha, by far the most popular of the JP’s manuals of the day. Lambarde also wrote important works on the high courts (Archeion) and, probably, on Parliament; he was a pioneer of the study of Anglo-Saxon language and laws, as well as a friend of Lord Burghley, Archbishop Parker, and many of the leading intellectual and legal figures of his day.'
Click on the link below to read Dr. Neil Younger's full article on the correspondence between William Lambarde and John Leveson, including interpretation and transcription of these letters.