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Household Accounts and Disbursement Books of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, 1558-1561, 1584-1586
This book is a scholarly edition of the Earl of Leicester's two surviving household accounts (from 1558 to 1561) and the fragments of his disbursement books (from 1584 to 1586). It also contains a partial appendix of surviving lists of household accounts in the British Isles. Robert Dudley, the first Earl of Leicester, was a leading figure at the court of Elizabeth I. This is the only collection of such information in print for such a prominent and notorious courtier and, as such, provides a valuable insight into the personal finances of members of the Elizabethan court.