DART AL.3 1
Scope and Content
Manuscript entitled on the cover 'Office of the Armourie', and dated 1561,
The account sets out from whom the armour was received, from whence bought, and to whom delivered. It gives amongst others the armour of the Protector Somerset, Lord Seymour of Sudeley, Sir John Gates, the Marquis of Northampton, and the Earl of Warwick. The armour in store at various places is also given, setting out the body armour of Henry VII and Henry VIII,
This volume appears to be the original of Harl. MS No. 7457. There is also another copy of it in this collection in a handwriting of the 17th century (AL.3 2) [Based on the HMC description],
Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements
A large folio volume written on vellum and bound in velvet, ornamented with engraved silver, it contains as a frontispiece a coloured drawing on vellum of Sir George Howard, Master of Queen Elizabeth's Armoury, on horseback in full armour.