Paget Papers

The fortunes of the family were founded by William, First Lord Paget, a chief minister of the mid-tudor period. Initially the family lived in Staffordshire at Beaudesert, later moving to Plas Newydd, where they now reside as the Marquesses of Anglesey.

The Paget Papers at Keele comprise several hundred manuscript letters, mainly sixteenth century, detailing Tudor political and diplomatic history.

The material is on deposit from the Marquis of Anglesey, is partially listed, and there are no restrictions on access.


Signet Manual of Henry VIII, on letter to Royal Commissioners in Kent giving instructions for raising of troops to fight in France.  1543?  From Paget Papers.