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Wardrobe

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright

in A Dictionary of World History

Third edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199685691
Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191765728
Wardrobe

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A department in the household of the English kings, who found the *Exchequer’s methods of collecting revenues too cumbersome to meet their financial needs, particularly when travelling. King John had used another household department, the Chamber, but under Henry III the Wardrobe was developed and Edward I treated it virtually as his war treasury to supply military expenditure. By the late 15th century, however, the Chamber had become the main financial department....

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