Two guard-books containing leaves of accounts, with some photostats, relating to the King's Works in the time of Henry VIII, taken from 16th-century bindings (executed in Oxford) of books and manuscripts in various collections. Some of the leaves are signed by Thomas Heritage and Thomas Gunnar and many are countersigned by David Marten, Comptroller of the King's Works.
King's Works Accounts
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- ReferenceGB 161 MS. Eng. hist. b. 192/1-2
- Dates of Creation16th century
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The King's Works.
Conditions Governing Access
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).
Taken from volumes in the Library or given by the owners of the books in which the leaves were found, 1943-58.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39642-3.