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Household Accounts and Disbursement Books of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester: Volume 6

Household Accounts and Disbursement Books of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester: Volume 6

by Robert Dudley, Simon AdamsRobert Dudley


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This book is a scholarly edition of the Earl of Leicester's two surviving household accounts (from 1558 to 1561) and the fragments of his disbursement books (from 1584 to 1586). It also contains a partial appendix of surviving lists of household accounts in the British Isles. Robert Dudley, the first Earl of Leicester, was a leading figure at the court of Elizabeth I. This is the only collection of such information in print for such a prominent and notorious courtier and, as such, provides a valuable insight into the personal finances of members of the Elizabethan court.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521551564
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/28/1996
Series: Camden Fifth Series , #6
Pages: 534
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Household Accounts and Disbursement Books: 1. The account of William Chauncy, 1558–9; 2. The account of Richard Ellis; 3. Disbursement book 1584–86; 4. Disbursement book 1585–87; Notes to the texts; Appendix I. Amy Dudley in 1559–60: the identity of William Hyde; Appendix II. Leicester's departure for the Netherlands September -December 1585; Part II. Household Lists: 5. The book of my Lords servantts wages and boord wages, 1559–1561; 6. Bill for livery [1559]; 7. Bill for livery, 1560; 8. Bill for badges [1567–8]; 9. Bill for livery cloth [c.1567–8]; 10. A note of the number which are to attend your Lordship in your journey into the Low Countries [1585]; 11. The names of your excellencys household servants, 21 July [1587]; 12. Household embarkation list, November 1587; 13. The proceeding at the Earl of Leicesters funeral [10 October 1588]; 14. The funeral of the Earl of Leicester, 10 October 1588; Index of servants; Glossary.

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