• A Booke of all suche Robes apparell and garments remayninge with thoffice of her highnes warderobe of Robes. Serveied viewed and laid apart by vertue of her highness Comission under the greate Seale of Englande bearing date the iiiith daie of Julie in the said xliith yeare of her Majesties raigne and directed unto the right honorable Thomas Baron of Buckhurst Lorde highe Threasurer of Englande, George Baron of Hunsdon lorde Chamberlayn of her Majesties house, Sir John Fortescue knight Chauncellour of thexchequer and Sir John Stanhop knight Threasorer of her Maiesties Chamber. And alsoe of all suche Jewells and other parell as by the saide Comissioners are founde to bee loste by her Majestie and to be wantinge since the tyme that the saide Robes and Jewells have been comitted to the truse and Custodie of Sir Thomas Gorges knight.

    MS V.b.72, in the Folger Shakespeare Library, contains an inventory of clothing remaining in Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe of Robes in 1600. The manuscript is significantly degraded in some areas, due to necessary restoration. The Microfilm of the manuscript, also at the Folger, helps to clarify some of the blurred or missing words in the manuscript itself. It is related to the Stowe Inventory, a larger document listing garments kept at the Tower of London and at court in the year 1600. The image to the right, of a page of the manuscript, is courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.

    Modern English (post-1500)
    MS V.b.72
    Published in 1600
    Color , Renaissance Clothing and Textile Terms , People
    1500 AD - 1599 AD

Items

Page/Folio No.: Fol 10r

Item one foreparte and a dublet of white clothe of siluer plaine, bounde with a golde lace.

Page/Folio No.: Fol 10r

Item one foreparte of lawne cutworke in rysinge puffes florished with damaske golde and tufts of peache color silke.

Page/Folio No.: Fol 10r

Item one foreparte of aishe color Satten prented laide with three laces of venice golde and blacke silke.

Page/Folio No.: Fol 10r

Item one foreparte of yellowe Satten cut upon russet sarceonet with owes and starres.

Peticoates

Page/Folio No.: Fol 10r

Firste one Peticoate of venice gold knit and wrought with tuftes of crimisen silke and spangles of siluer laide upon crimisen sarceonet.

Page/Folio No.: Fol 10r

Item one Peticoate of Flannell of the Irishe facion enbrodered with a brode border of venice gold siluer and silke, with a smocke of fyne hollande striped with borders of venice gold and siluer

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

Item one faier Peticoate of Tincell rewed with siluer and golde with a lardge border of blewe vellatt cut and laide with brode laces of golde and siluer frenged with like golde and siluer lyned with Taphata.

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

Item one Peticoate of cloth of siluer with twoe brode borders of crimisen satten enbrodered with venice golde and siluer.

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

Item one peticoate of changeable crimisen and white Taphata quilted with a garde of black vellat enbrodered with venice gold like cloudes and water bridgets.

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

Item one peticoate of crimisen gold tincell striped with a garde of blewe vellat enbrodered with venice siluer

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

Item one peticoate of carnacion Satten cut allouer and striped and bordered with bonelace of venice siluer lyned with greene sarceonet.

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

Item one peticoate of greene sarceonet quilted with threedes of venice siluer lined with sarceonet with out bodies.

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

Item one Peticoate withoute bodies of white satten bordered with a bonelace of venice golde furred with Mynnever.

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

Item one Peticoate of Murrey Satten furred with Squirrells.

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

Item one Peticoate of white Satten razed with a brode garde of crimisen Satten enbrodered with leaues and barde with venice golde flatt siluer and silke.

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

Item one peticoate of chaungeable carnacion and greene Taphata quilted and set with small tufts of silke.

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

Item one peticoate of peache color gold chamblet with Fower brode bonelaces of venice gold siluer and spangles.

Page/Folio No.: fol 10v

Item one peticoate of yellowe Satten cut laide with siluer and blewe lace like waues and bordered with like lace, lyned with blewe sarceonet.

Page/Folio No.: fol 11 r

Item one Peticoate of crimisen tufte Taphata striped with gold and siluer, with a brode garde of white satten cut like leaues enbrodered with venice golde.

Page/Folio No.: fol 11 r

Item one peticoate of white Satten cut and striped allouer with lace of venice golde and orenge color silke set with fower broder laces of like golde and siluer upon the skirts.

Page/Folio No.: fol 11 r

Item one Peticoate of cloth of siluer with three brode gardes of carnacion satten laide upon with a bonelace of siluer plate and spangles.

Page/Folio No.: fol 11 r

Item one Peticoate of carnacion sarceonet enbrodered allouer with twists of venice siluer and owes with three siluer laces.

Page/Folio No.: fol 11 r

Item one peticoate of carnacion vellatt striped with siluer with a garde of fower passamaine laces of venice golde and plate upon blewe Taphata

Page/Folio No.: fol 11 r

Item one Peticoate of white satten embrodered allouer with venice golde siluer and silke of diuers colors with trees of diuers fruits lined with white sarceonet and frenged with venice golde and silke.

Page/Folio No.: fol 11 r

Item one Peticoate of carnacion tufte Taphata the grounde siluer, with brode bonelaces of venice golde and siluer.

Page/Folio No.: fol 11 r

Item one Peticoate of white Taphata sarcenet quilted allouer with a traile of venice golde twiste and therein Strawberies and a brode border of like enbroderie.

Page/Folio No.: fol 11 r

Item one Peticote of orenge color Satten prented set with Siphers of siluer plate.

Page/Folio No.: fol 11 r

Item one Peticote of white sarceonet enbrodered allouer with venice golde watchet and carnacion silke with three (manuscript cut off; Arnold states the following to finish the entry:

Page/Folio No.: fol 11v

Item one Peticoate of white Taphata Sarceonet quilted allouer with a border of golde and carnacion silke in pointes<

Page/Folio No.: fol 11v

Item one Petycoate of white Satten enbrodered allouer with golde and flowers of silke of sundrye colors with antique worke like leopards hedds.

Page/Folio No.: fol 11v

Item one Petycoate of white siluer chamblet or Tabine with braunches of gold with three gardes of carnacion Taphata laide upon with bonelaces of venice siluer and spangles.

Lappe Mantles.

Page/Folio No.: fol 11v

Item one lappe Mantle of black unshorne vellat bothe sides like bounde with lace of golde and siluer.

Cloakes and Saufgardes.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 r

Firste one Saufegarde of tawnye vellatt edged with a bonelace of venice golde and siluer set with spangles.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 r

Item one cloake of black vellat, with a border enbrodered with siluer lyned with Taphata.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 r

Item one Cloake of black Taphata allouer enbrodered with Siluer.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 r

Item one little shorte cloake of crimsen vellat enbrodered allouer with borders of venice siluer lyned with crimisen vellat unshorne.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 r

Item one little shorte cloake of purple or peache color satten laide with a narrowe passamaine of venice golde and siluer lyned with white taphata tuft with crimisen vellat.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 r

Item one cloake of perfumed leather cut garnished with borders downerighte and rounde aboute with a lace of venice siluer and crimisen silke lyned with crimisen taphata.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 r

Item one cloake of blacke damaske with three brode weltes of blacke vellat laide on thedge with golde lace.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 r

Item one cloake of blacke vellat lyned with russet unshorne vellat with fiue small laces of black silke and golde

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 v

Item one shorte cloake of blacke golde tincell garded with blacke vellate laced with golde and siluer lace and spangles lyned with black unshorne vellat.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 v

Item one Dutche cloake of chaungeable crimisen and blewe Taphata with three small borders enbrodered with venice siluer and buttons and loopes of venice siluer and silke lyned with crimisen unshorne vellat.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 v

Item one shorte cloake of blacke wrought vellat with lace, buttons and loopes of venice siluer and blacke silke.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 v

Item one cloake of perfumed leather striped downeright and laide with a garde of sixe small borders embrodered with venice gold and siluer.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 v

Item one Dutche cloake of blacke vellat laide with a lace buttons and loopes of blacke silke whipped ouer with golde and lyned with sarceonet.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 v

Item one rounde cloke of strawe color clothe laide with three laces of venice gold siluer carnacion and greene silke lyned with chaungeable crimsen, and blewe capha striped

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 v

Item one shorte cloake of Abranounsio laide with brode bonelace of venice golde and siluer lyned with white satten striped with siluer.

Page/Folio No.: fol 12 v

Item one cloake of greene vellat with twoe wreathes of Carnacion satten and a lace on eache side of venice golde and siluer lyned with strawe color Taphata.

Page/Folio No.: fol 13 r

Item a cloake and a saufegarde of greene damaske laide rounde aboute and striped downe like waues with a lace of venice siluer and carnacion silke with buttons and loopes of silke and silke lyned with carnacion Taphata.

Page/Folio No.: fol 13 r

Item one cloak and a saufgarde of aishe color burell with two laces of venice golde siluer and greene silke

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