Petition, dated Aug 1619, of John Addis, Officer of the Wardrobe, for reimbursement of expenses incurred in taking one man, two horses and four labourers for six days from Warwick to Compton and transporting 'all such stuffe then needfull for the Prince [Charles], his service'. With the signature of Sir Robert Cary.
Royal Wardrobe petition
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 863
- Dates of Creation1619
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical DescriptionSingle sheet
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Administrative / Biographical History
In the 13th century, under Henry III and Edward I, the Royal Wardrobe became a major financial institution. Used as a war treasury, it acted as paymaster to the major military expeditions commanded by the king. It subsequently declined in importance, being replaced by the Chamber. Separate from the King's Wardrobe was the Great Wardrobe, for army clothing and military stores, peripatetic until 1361 and then at Baynard castle, and the Privy Wardrobe, for bows, arrows, pikes, and other weapons, in the Tower of London.
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Enclosed in a graingerised copy of William Camden, Annales, or the History of the most renowned...princesse Elizabeth , 3rd edition (London 1635), inscribed 'Corbyn Barrow, Lancaster 1853', from the Durning-Lawrence Library.See also Senate House Library MSS 380, 381, 382, 877, from this source.
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275 x 170 mm
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