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The Chamber Books of Kings Henry VII and Henry VIII – new online resource

Thank you so much to historian Lucy Worsley for sharing news of this new project on social media.

The Chamber Books, covering the period 1485 to 1521, which the National Archives describe as 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", have been transcribed and put online for us Tudor buffs to search and browse. You can read the text in the original English and Latin, or as a modernised version (project ongoing).

You can find out more about the project at https://www.tudorchamberbooks.org/

Isn't this wonderful news? Yes!

There are 3 comments Go To Comment

  1. M

    Wonderful news!

  2. R

    I have just visited. Wow. This is a wonderful resource. Just great.

    1. C - Post Author

      I daren’t start browsing it at the moment as I’ll get lost in it!

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The Chamber Books of Kings Henry VII and Henry VIII – new online resource