Inventory of the wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth, taken at the time of her death.
Text taken from The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth, vol. 3. Published in 1823 by John Nichols and Son, printers to the Society of Antiquaries.
Cloaks | Cloaks with Safeguards | Doublets | Fans | Foreparts | French Gowns | Jewels | Kirtles | Lap Mantles | Mantles | Miscellaneous | Loose Gowns | Pantobles | Petticoats | Round Gowns | Safeguards | Safeguards and Juppes
At which time the Right Honorable Thomas Lorde Buckhurste, Lorde Highe Treasurer of Englande, George Lorde Hunsdon, Lorde Chamberlaine of her Majestie's House, Sir John Fortescue, Knighte, Chauncellor and Underthreasorer of Thexchequer, and Sir John Stanhope, Knighte, Threasorer of her Highnes Chamber, by vertue of her Highnes coniission, under the Greate Seale of Englande, bearing date the 4th daie of Julie, in the saide 42d yere of her Highnes raigne, to them, or to any three of them (wherof the Lorde Threasr or Lorde Chamblaine to be allwaies one) in that behalfe directed, did repaire to the saide Garderobe of the Robes, as well within the Courte as at the Tower of London, and Whitehall ; and there did take a perfecte Survey of all such Robes, Garments, and Jewells, and other P'cells as at that tyme were there founde to remaine. Accordinge to whiche S'vey they have caused to be written twoe severall bookes ; the one of whiche bookes is subscribed with the handes of the saide Comissioners, and remaineth for a chardge to the saide Office of the Robes ; the other is subscribed by the saide Sir Thomas Gorges, Knight, and remaineth with the saide Lorde Threasorer.
Item, one gowne of crimsen satten, enbrodered all over with purles of damaske golde, edged with crimsen, with a short stocke sleeve unlyned.
Item, one frocke of clothe of silver, chequered with redd silke like birdes eies, with demi-sleeves, with a cutt of crymsen vellat, pursled on with silver, lined with crimsen vellat.
Item one Coate of clothe of silver enbrodered allover with purles of damaske golde with twoe greate wreathes of silver lyned with Taphata.
Item one rydinge Coate of Crimson vellatt enbrodered with a brode border rounde aboute of gold of venice, and small borders downeright the flower of the worke with purles of Damaske golde lined with vellatt.
Item, one coate with demi-sleeves of crimsen satten, enbrodered all over with a twist of golde, and a border of crimson vellat, enbrodered with golde, and pulled out with tincell, lyned with vellat.
Item one rydinge Coate of purple taphata stronge downeright with small cheines like a flagon cheine of silver and guilt on either side a wreathe of venice golde cut and lyned with golde sarceonet and vellatt.
Item one Dublet and a paire of hose of Crimsen satten enbrodered with borders downerighte of venice silver and parte of the borders stitched with purple silke.
Item one Dublet of purple Taphata, and a paire of hose of purple vellat, strong overthwart with small cheines like a flagon cheine of silver guilt and a wreathe overthwarte of the same.
Item, one poynarde, the halfe ivorie with an open pomell, the halfe striped downe with golde; with a knife, the hafte of golde, the locker and shape of golde, having a pece of the shape broken of, with a tassel of blew silke, and a skaberde of leather.