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Wardrobe accounts of Queen Philippa

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Wardrobe accounts of Queen Philippa
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Extent and format
Vellum; ff. i + 10.
Half leather binding, brown, with marbled boards.
Scope and content
Wardrobe accounts of receipts and disbursements of Robert de Whitbergh, cofferer of Queen Philippa (Philippa of Hainault, Queen of Edward III), 30 Sept. 1351-29 Sept. 1352. Includes:- Receipts from her dowry lands and tenements and from lands, etc., in the county of Richmond assigned for the support of her children, fol. 2; alms including offerings at masses for special occasions, dates and places given (including chapels royal at Windsor and Eltham), fols. 3-4; donations for gifts and services, including a minstrel, Henry Ffitheler, for playing before the image of the BVM 'in volta' in Canterbury Cathedral, fols. 4v-5; expenses of messengers, fol. 6r, v; necessary expenses, including those of Robert de Whitbergh, fols. 7-8; fees, fol. 9; sum totals, fol. 9v. Many extracts are given in the communication by John Topham, 9 June 1785 (Minute Book XX, pp. 325-37).
Thorpe, John (1682-1750), antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
MS 208