• Chamber Books Project
  • Chamber Books Project
  • Chamber Books Project
  • Chamber Books Project

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The expense and receipt books of the King’s Chamber (known as the Chamber Books) covering 1485 to 1521 are unique. These are the earliest systematic private records of the financial decisions of an English monarch, giving an unparalleled insight into royal personality, the purchase of luxury items and material goods, the interaction of private and public, and the politics and finances of kingship. The two-year project, generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust, will make the text of these records digitally available and searchable for the first time, while promoting research into Tudor court culture, politics and kingship.

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