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What kind of king was Charles I?

Case study 2: Charles I as a ruler - Source 3

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An order to pay a bill for embroidering royal gowns, March 1627

(Catalogue ref: SP 39/19/51)

[Extra explanations are in square brackets.]

Charles, by the grace of God. Greetings to the Treasurer and under-Treasurer of our Exchequer. Upon recent request to us by Charles Gentey, embroiderer to our dearest wife, Queen Mary, we order you, our Treasurer, to pay him the sum of £913, 10 shillings. The sum is owed to him for certain stuff [cloth?] and embroidering fifteen gowns for our dearest wife and thirteen ladies.