The Great Wardrobe Accounts of Henry VII and Henry VIII
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390 Pages

24.4 x 15 cm

Series: London Record Society

Imprint: London Record Society

The Great Wardrobe Accounts of Henry VII and Henry VIII

Edited by Maria Hayward

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Accounts providing details of the quantities and cost of clothing and other items manufactured for the first Tudor kings.
By the late fifteenth century the Great Wardrobe, the section of the royal household that supplied the king and his household with clothing and furnishings, was well established in the London parish of St Andrew by the Wardrobe (many of the suppliers of fabric to the Great Wardrobe and many of the individuals who worked for it lived and worked in the city).
This volume provides an edition and calendar of the accounts for 1498-99 and 1510-11, as wellas the section of the 1544 account relating to Henry VIII's campaign in France. In addition there are two appendices listing the recipients of livery in the extant Great Wardrobe accounts and warrants and an extensive glossary. The Introduction to the edited texts discusses the patterns of supply to the Great Wardrobe and assesses the significance of a small but influential group of Italian merchants who traded alongside the Londoners.

Professor Maria Hayward teaches in the Department of History, University of Southampton.
Introduction
Particulars of the account of Robert Lytton, knight, keeper of the Great Wardrobe of King Henry VII, from the feast of St Michael 14 Hen. VII [1498] to the same feast 15 Hen. VII [1499]
Particulars of the account of Sir Andrew Windsor, knight, keeper of the Great Wardrobe of King Henry VIII, from the feast of St Michael 2 Hen. VIII [1510] to the same feast 3 Hen. VIII [1511]
Particulars of the account of Sir Ralph Sadler, knight, keeper of the Great Wardrobe of King Henry VIII, from the feast of St Michael 35 Hen. VIII [1543] to the same feast 36 Hen. VIII [1544].
Appendix 1: Documents relating to the Great Wardrobe from the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII
Appendix 2: The recipients named in the particular accounts of the Great Wardrobe from the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII
Appendix 3: The recipients named in the warrants subsidiary to the particular accounts of the Great Wardrobe from the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII
Glossary
Bibliography
"An example of good, selfless scholarship and the warrants offer such a wealth of information that they will surely inspire further research." COSTUME
"Offers the reader an invaluable source of reference for many years to come by providing a valuable insight into the purchase, supply and costs of materials for a section of the royal household." THE RICARDIAN

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July 2012

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Title Details

390 Pages

2.44 x 1.5 cm

Series: London Record Society

Imprint: London Record Society