Talbot, Gilbert, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury (1553 -1616)
Gilbert Talbot, Lord Talbot, summoned to Parliament as Lord Talbot in 1588, succeeded his father as 7th Earl of Shrewsbury in 1590. He was educated at the University of Padua. He was made a Knight of the Garter 1592, Ambassador to France 1596, and Member of the Privy Council 1601. The stamp was specially cut for the dedication copy of the book on which it appears. The motto should read “Prest d’accomplir”. A similar block is printed opposite the dedication page in black. After his death his property passed to his daughters, see Elizabeth Grey.