The Baronage Of England, Or An Historical Account Of The Lives and most Memorable Actions Of Our English Nobility In the Saxons time, to the Norman Conquest; And from thence, of those who had their rise before the end of King Henry the Third's Reign. (Our English Nobility; Which had their Rise, after the end of King Henry the Third's Reign. And before the Eleventh Year of King Richard the Second.) (such of Our English Nobility, As had their Rise, from the Tenth year of King Richard the Second, Until This Present Year 1676.) - Deduced From Publick Records, Antient Historians, and other Authorities, By William Dugdale Norroy King of Arms. ... Tome the First. (Second) (Third.)

Sir William Dugdale

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London: Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for Abel Roper, John Martin, and Henry Herringman, at the Sun in Fleetstreet, the Bell in S. Pauls Churchyard, and at the Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange., 1675. (1676.) (1676.)

Physical Description

3 vols. in two; 366 mm. (Quarto).

General Note

Vol. I: [12], 790, [2] p., 2 f. (folding genealogic tables). - Vol. II: [8], 191, [1] p. - Vol. III: p. [193-]312, 361-488, [4] p. The text is continuous despite the break in pagination.


Vol. I: [T.p., dedic.] - The Preface - The most material Mistakes ... - [Text] - The Index. - Vol. II: [T.p., dedic.] - The Preface - Errata sic Corrigenda - [Text]. - Vol. III: [T.p.] - [Text] - The Index [of Tomes II and III].

Responsibility Note

Volumes I and II are dedicated by William Dugdale to King Charles II.


G. Parry, The trophies of time English antiquarians of the seventeenth century (1995); Sir William Dugdale: his life and works [exhibition catalog] (1953).
ESTC, R16723 [vol. I]; R225614 [vols. II, III].

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1675 is given on the title-page of Volume I; that of 1676, on those of Volumes II, III.

Some slight variants are found in settings of the text. The 'Errata sic Corrigenda' following the Preface of Volume II is set in one paragraph in the Royal Academy's copy; but ESTC reports that in some copies it is set in two paragraphs. On page 487 of Volume II-III the top line of text ends 'Earl of' in the Royal Academy's copy; but ESTC reports that in some copies it ends 'Earl'.


A microfilm version was published in 1962 (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International).


Acquired between 1769 and 1802. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

Contemporary speckled calf; rebacked in 20th century, spine decorated in 17th-century manner, red morocco spine-labels lettered (Tome I) 'Dugdales Baronage Of England' and (Tome II, III) 'Baronage Of England II'.


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