Lives of the Princesses of England, from the Norman Conquest

Lives of the Princesses of England, from the Norman Conquest

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...only 4d.; while Queen Eleanora's dressmaker's bill for a dress made at the same time amounted to 8d.2 10d. was paid for making doublets for Edmund and Beatrice, and (id. for their gloves;9 their shoes cost 5d. or 5 d. per pair, and their boots Is.' The queen made her daughter a present of a knife, price 3s., a mirror 7d., and seven dozen of chalcedony buttons, for which the large sum of 46s. 8d. was paid." 1 Rot. claus., 38 H. 111., m. 5. 9 Ibid. Rot. lib., 38 m. 2. 3 Rot. claus., 38 H. III., m. 3. 4 Ibid. Rot. lib., 38, m. 4. Rot. claus. 39, m. 22. 5 Rot. claus., 38. mm, 2, 3, 5. Ibid., 39, m. 22. 6 Rot. claus., 38, m. 3. 7 Ibid., m. 7. 5 Rot. lib., 39, m. 14. Margaret is the name of the princess mentioned in the roll, but this is evidently a mistake of the clerk, since she was then in Scotland, and Beatrice at Windsor. 9-Ibid., m. 5. At this time Beatrice had her own suite of servants, although she had had no separate household; we find one of her maidensfi and the sumpter of her bed, that is the man who had the charge of its carriage from place to place, when she travelled, as recipients of the queen's bounty The queen was at this period in England, and Beatrice appears to have accompanied her in some of her many wanderings. In the June of 1252, we find her celebrating the feast of St. John the Baptist with the queen at Winchester." Eleanora herself sojourned in her different palaces at Winchester, Clarendon, Merlbergh, and VVestminster, but the greatest part of her time was spent with her children at Windsor.9 Her household expences averaged 5. a day, with from 5s. to l0s. addi 1 Rot. jocalium regin. Elean., No. 3299. Queen's remembrancer. 2 Rot. garderobae regin. Elean., No. 3291....show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236742869
  • 9781236742865