Gift Giving

This list of gifts given by James to various courtiers was probably created by Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury and Secretary of State, who tried to get James’ financial expenditure under control, 20 May, 1603 (catalogue ref: SP 14/26 f. 214r)


To the Prince 500li

To Lord Bordeaux 2400li for the [Queen]

To [blank] for a ruby and a diamond

for the Lady Elizabeth 400li

For the Duke of York 85li

For the Lady Mary 90li

For a ring for the [Queen] 110li


li= pounds

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