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Title The diary of Baron Waldstein, a traveller in Elizabethan England / translated and annotated by G.W. Groos.
Imprint London : Thames and Hudson, ©1981.


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Description 184 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Valdštejna, Zdeněk Brtnický z, baron, 1581-1623 -- Diaries.
Valdštejna, Zdeněk Brtnický z, baron, 1581-1623.
England -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
England -- Social life and customs -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603.
Manners and customs.
Great Britain.
Genre History
Early works.
Contents The diary of the diarist -- Other diarists -- The mechanics of the translation -- The notes -- Bibliography -- Map showing the route of Waldstein's tour -- The Diary and notes -- Nota bene -- Index.
Summary The Diary of the Young Czech, Baron Waldstein, admirably translated and annotated, describes the tour he made in England in 1600. It is very like those of Hentzner in 1598 and Platter in 1599, and describes much the same sights: Canterbury Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Old St. Paul's (with Hatton's recent tomb the most spectacular); Whitehall, the Tower, Greenwich; Oxford and Cambridge; Theobalds, Burghley House, Holdenby; above all the Queen herself, to whom Waldstein was presented and upon whom she made the usual impression. Greatly impressed by the wealth of England, the young man thought the colleges much richer than they were, as also the Archbishop of Canterbury, whose revenue's came mainly from tithes, not rents, Beautifully produced and illustrated, the book has been enabled to be published by a subsidy from Saudi Arabia. Such is our time. A. L. Rowse. History Today.
Other Author Groos, G. W.