1893 text

“The Court and Character of King James, written and taken by Sir Anthony Weldon, being an eye and eare witnesse,” was published in 1650, and reprinted in 1651 under the title of “Truth brought to Light” Weldon’s book was answered in a work entitled “Aulicus Coquinariae.” Both the original book and the answer were reprinted in “The Secret History of the Court of King James,” Edinburgh, 1811, two vols. (edited by Sir Walter Scott).

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

4 Annotations

First Reading

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Weldon, Anthony, Sir, d. 1649?.
The court and character of King James. Written and taken by Sir A: W: being an eye, and eare witnesse. Published by authority.
London : printed by R.I. and are to be sold by John Wright at the Kings-Head in the Old-Baily, MDCL. [1650]
[8], 197, [1] p., plate ; 8⁰.
The page number of the last numbered page is printed upside down. Includes errata on [1] p. at end. Annotation on Thomason copy: "Octob: 1st".
Wing (2nd ed.), W1273. Thomason, E.1338[1]

Bound with Peyton, 'The divine catastrophe of the kingly family of ... the Stuarts,' 1652 ( http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclo… )
The two works as as single volume, now PL 62.

A popular work; three editions of Weldon in 1650, three in 1651 and one in 1689.

Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

The court and character of King James whereunto is now added The court of King Charles : continued unto the beginning of these unhappy times : with some observations upon him instead of a character / collected and perfected by Sir A.W.
Weldon, Anthony, Sir, d. 1649?
[London]: Printed at London by R.I. and are to be sold by J. Collins ..., 1651.
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