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HENRY VII (1457-1509). King of England and lord Of Ireland. Father of Henry VIII.
Document Signed, (initials, as usual), addressed at the foot to Sir Robert Litton, 1 page 4to, 103 x 177 mm. (4 x 7 inches) on vellum, 7 December 14 Henry VII [1498]. An attractive small document, neatly inlaid in cartridge paper with a calligraphic inscription to the lower margin.
Ordering an extensive wardrobe for his barber, Henry Dalamere. The document paints a most colourful picture of the barber in his new lamb-lined jerkin, green satin doublet, crimson hose, with shirtes, bonnet (and hat), shoes and slippers.
'We wol and charge you that unto o[u]r Barbo[u]r henry dalamere ye deliver for his use a jerkyn of tawney medley furred with whyte lambe. A doblet of grene sattyn and an othyr of ffustyan w[ith] sufficient lynyng for the same doblette two pair of hosyn oon of crimsyn and the othyr of tawney. Two shyrtes a Bonet. An hatte four dosyn of poyntes two pair of shoues a pair of pynsons and a pair of slypers And that ye paye for the making of the said Arraye. And these o[ur] l[ett]res shable you[ur] suffisant warrant in this behalve. Geven under o[ur] signet at o[ur] palays of Westm[inster] the viith day of december. The xiiith yer of our reigne. To Sr Robert litton Knight / Ketper of o[ur] great wardrobe.'

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