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King's Works Accounts


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Two guard-books containing leaves of accounts, with some photostats, relating to the King's Works in the time of Henry VIII, taken from 16th-century bindings (executed in Oxford) of books and manuscripts in various collections. Some of the leaves are signed by Thomas Heritage and Thomas Gunnar and many are countersigned by David Marten, Comptroller of the King's Works.


  • 16th cent.


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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. b. 192/1].
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MS. Eng. hist. b. 192/1-2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7438, 7546, 7846, 8090, 8793

Biographical / Historical

The Office of Works was created by the English Royal Household to oversee the construction of Royal buildings. It was first established in 1378.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Taken from volumes in the Library or given by the owners of the books in which the leaves were found, 1943-1958.
King's Works Accounts
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom