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Play for a king found in castle

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The draft of a play intended to be performed for James I in the early 17th Century has been discovered in a trunk at Powis Castle.

Titled 'The Amazon' the play which is about women who fight with men and approve of divorce, was found with a selection of poems during a valuation by auctioneers Bonhams.

The play, which was never performed, was written by an ancestor of Lord Powis, the poet, Edward Herbert. Herbert, who was a contemporary of John Donne, was known only as a poet before the discovery of the manuscript.

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