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Title Household accounts and disbursement books of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, 1558-1561, 1584-1586 / edited by Simon Adams.

Published London ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  941.005 CAMD  v.6 s.5    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 520 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Camden fifth series ; v. 6.
Camden fifth series ; v. 6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Household Accounts and Disbursement Books. A. The Account of William Chauncy, 1558-9 (Longleat, Dudley Papers XIV). B. The Account of Richard Ellis, 1559-61 (Longleat, Dudley Papers XV). C. Disbursement Book 1584-86 (Evelyn MS 258b). D. Disbursement Book 1585-87 (The Staunton Manuscript) -- Appendix I. Amy Dudley in 1559-60: the Identity of William Hyde -- Appendix II. Leicester's Departure for the Netherlands September-December 1585 -- Pt. II. Household Lists. A. The Book of my Lords Servantts Wages and Boord Wages, 1559-1561. B. Bill for Livery [1559]. C. Bill for Livery, 1560. D. Bill for Badges [1567-8]. E. Bill for Livery Cloth [c.1567-8]. F. A Note of the Number which are to attend your Lordship in your Journey into the Low Countries [1585]. G. The Names of your Excellency's Howsehold Servants, 21 July [1587]. H. Household Embarkation List, November 1587. I. The Proceeding at the Earl of Leicester's Funeral [10 October 1588].
J. The Funeral of the Earl of Leicester, 10 October 1588 -- Index of Servants.
Summary Robert Dudley, the first Earl of Leicester, was a leading figure at the court of Elizabeth I, and this book presents a scholarly edition of both his two surviving household accounts (from 1558 to 1581), and the fragments of his disbursement books (from 1584 to 1586). The work also includes an appendix of those lists of household servants that have survived. This is the only collection of such information available for such a prominent member of the Elizabethan court, and as such provides numerous valuable insights into the personal finances of members of the Elizabethan aristocracy. It will thus be essential reading for any serious scholar of the high politics of the Elizabethan period.
Other author Adams, Simon, Dr.
Subject Leicester, Robert Dudley, Earl of, 1532?-1588 -- Manuscripts.
Finance, Personal -- England -- History -- 16th century -- Sources.
Households -- England -- History -- 16th century -- Sources.
Nobility -- England -- History -- 16th century -- Sources.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Sources.
ISBN 0521551560