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Edmondes, Sir Thomas (? 1563-1639) Knight, diplomat, MP

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Surname: Edmondes
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: Thomas
Gender: Male
Date: c1563-1639
Title: Knight
History: Sir Thomas Edmondes, English diplomat, owed his advancement to Sir Robert Cecil. He was English agent to Henri IV at Paris several times in the 1590s; and he was resident English ambassador to the court of Archduke Albert and Archduchess Isabella of the Spanish Netherlands at Brussels from November 1604 to September 1609. He was then ambassador ordinary to the court of France between 1610 and 1617. A loyal crown servant, he was rewarded with prestigious posts and served in all the Stuart parliaments of the 1620s.
Biography: ODNB link for Edmondes, Sir Thomas (? 1563-1639) Knight Diplomat MP
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P276111 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P151966 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1585-1780: Secretaries of State: State Papers Foreign, Flanders
The National Archives, Kew
2
1592-1633: corresp and State papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
3
1608-09: despatches from Brussels to Earl of Salisbury
Kent History and Library Centre
See HMC 77 De L'Isle and Dudley MSS IV
4
1611-14: corresp with William Trumbull
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC [75] Downshire II-IV
5
1605-09: letters and despatches (transcripts)
New York Public Library: Manuscripts and Archives Division
NRA 20038
6
1590s: diplomatic papers etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
7
1597: report on Religious Toleration in France
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 430 Bridgeman
8
1613-14: letters rel to his Embassy to Paris
University of Chicago Library: Special Collections Research Center
See De Ricci & Wilson, Census of medieval and renaissance MSS in United States and Canada, 1961

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