Year of Publication: 2011
Publisher: Riga State Historical Archive
Place of Publication: Riga, Latvia
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Exhibit by the 450th anniversary of Kurzeme Duchy and Zemgal Duchy. Catalogue. Riga, 2011. In Latvian.
On p.37 in point 8.
The letter of English King Yacob to Wilhelm Duke, 03.02.1614. In the letter the King expresses his gratitude to Wilhelm Duke for received hunting falcons. Falcons, as a gift of Kurzeme dukes to foreign rulers in the documents of the 17th century are mentioning very often.
----Many thanks to Mr Ruslans Matrozis for help with translation.
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