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James I. Household ordinances

Reference code
MSS/0118
Title
James I. Household ordinances
Date
17th century
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
Vellum; ff. 22. Temp. Jas. I. Folio. Bound with SAL/MS/107.
Scope and content
Ordinances to reduce the daily expenses of the royal household; before 1619 (death of Queen Anne) and probably early Jas. I. Nine signs manual of James I. Gives specific instructions on reducing the number of dishes served, control of extraordinary posts, 'Bouche of Courte' agreed for various ranks, etc. Details of diet agreed for the King and Queen and their staff, fols. 12v-22.
Creator
James I (1566-1625), King of Great Britain and Ireland
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/118