THE PRIVY PURSE ACCOUNTS OF HENRY VII 1491 to 1505

UPDATED POST AT sparkypus.com A Medieval Potpourri https://sparkypus.com/2020/05/14/the-privy-purse-accounts-of-henry-vii-1491-to-1505-2/ Is there anyone else like me who enjoys a good nosy around someone’s privy purse accounts.  They can tell us so much about that person.  For example, Henry VII’s Privy Purse Accounts.  From them we can glean, for example,  how did Henry spend his time relaxing ,… Continue reading THE PRIVY PURSE ACCOUNTS OF HENRY VII 1491 to 1505

Naughty, fun-loving Henry and the young dancing lady….?

We all have this picture of Henry VII being a Scrooge, and I don’t think it’s inaccurate. But it seems he had his more red-blooded moments. Yes, truly. I have happened upon the following article, which quotes from his personal accounts. Just why did he make the following grants? “Item to the young demoiselle that… Continue reading Naughty, fun-loving Henry and the young dancing lady….?

The accounts for the Duchy of Cornwall, ordered by Richard III in June 1483….

“The accounts for the Duchy of Cornwall for 1483 – a momentous year in English history – are to be sold at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale in London on 21 March. They are estimated at £4,000-6,000. “The records were taken to Bonhams offices in Exeter for valuation, having been bought as part of… Continue reading The accounts for the Duchy of Cornwall, ordered by Richard III in June 1483….

Livery colours, badges, and the Battle of Barnet…

Once again, I have been rambling around the internet, seeking information about livery colours. In the process I came upon the following site, which has an abundance of interesting information about many aspects of the medieval period. http://history.stackexchange.com/questions/13103/whose-colors-coat-of-arms-did-men-of-arms-wear-in-a-feudal-army-14th-century The link deals with one area of interest, but the main site covers a lot more. One… Continue reading Livery colours, badges, and the Battle of Barnet…