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Henry VIII. Inventory of jewels and plate (copy)

Reference code
Henry VIII. Inventory of jewels and plate (copy)
1550 - 1551
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; ff. iii + 1-248, 249-469. Now bound in two volumes. Leather dark blue.
Scope and content
Inventory of jewels, plate, ordnance, etc., of Henry VIII made by Commissioners appointed 14 Sept. 1547; fair copy, 1550-1. Penwork initials. BL Harl. MS 1419, A, B is the continuation of this inventory (see print-out, SAL/MS/129*); BL Add. MS 46348 is an earlier draft but not the direct source of the present MS. Extracts read to SA, 26 Feb., 12 March 1795 (Minute Book XXV, pp. 513-18, and (misnumbered) 586-8). Five papers (including extracts) by Nicholas Carlisle were read, 10 March-7 Apr. 1808 (Ants. Corr. and Papers, 1808); Minute Book XXXI, pp. 462-3, 465-6, 472-4, 483. See H. A. Dillon, 'Arms and Armour at Westminster, The Tower, and Greenwich, 1547', Archaeologia, 51 (1888), 219-80; J. Kenyon, 'Ordnance and the King's Fortifications in 1547-48..', ibid., 107 (1982), 165-213 (edition of SAL/MS/129/B, fols. 250-374). See also ibid., 86 (1937), 82; 99 (1965), 15-17. See the edition of the complete inventory, under the general editorship of Dr David Starkey, FSA (1998).
Henry, VIII (1491-1547) King of England and Ireland
Previous reference number(s)
MS 129A-B