Founded in 1610, Lambeth Palace Library is the historic library of the Archbishops of Canterbury and the principal library and record office of the Church of England. Its collections date from the 9th century to the present day and focus on ecclesiastical history, but also document a great variety of topics from the history of art and architecture to political history. The collections are freely available for research. 

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Lambeth Palace Library has graciously contributed images from their collections to Shakespeare Documented, and retains sole ownership of said images. Visitors may download, link to and cite the images within Shakespeare Documented in personal research only. Any further use, including, but not limited to, unauthorized downloading or distribution of the images is strictly prohibited. Visitors must contact the Lambeth Palace Library to request additional use via their webpage.

Documents contributed by Lambeth Palace Library

January 1596
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