chapter  11
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Fashion, Finance, Foreign Politics and the Wardrobe of Henry VIII

Sir John Fortescue identified certain objects that exemplified royal magnificence and grandeur in his book The Governance of England. Not surprisingly clothing fell within this group and a king was required to buy

riche clothes, riche furres, other than be wormed to fall vndre theyerely charges off his wardrober, rich stones ... and other juels and ornamentes conuenyent to his estate roiall... and do other such nobell and grete costes, as bi sitith is roiall mageste.1