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Voices from Rycote: Letter from Elizabeth I to John Norris upon his capture of a Spanish fort

On 14 October 1585 John Norris led English troops in an assault against a fort in the defensive works of Spanish held Arnhem. The fort surrendered the next day. In this letter, whilst offering her congratulations on his success, Elizabeth I also offers gentle chastisement: "so, wuld we have like best, you had remembred our particuler direction geven unto you to stand upon a defensive warr." (MS. St. Amand 8, fol. 59)

Voices from Rycote: Letter from Elizabeth I to John Norris upon his capture of a Spanish fort