f 58 (29 September–29 September)
|31.||paid for 2 Bugle hornes & Skarfes given to the Prince & Duke of Yorke for presentes||20-0-0|
The princes were still small boys – Charles (later Charles II) was nine and James (later James II) was six. There are no other details of why the town provided gifts on this occasion when at least some of the royal family were in residence in the castle.
Record title: 'Ashmole's Antiquities of Berkshire' (A)
Shelfmark: Ashmole 1126
Repository location: Oxford
Elias Ashmole (1617–92) was appointed
Windsor Herald in 1660 and, as he records, 'had Henry viii
closet assigned for my use.' During the twelve years until his
retirement from the post in 1672, Ashmole compiled this book of excerpts
from Windsor material dated 1474–1659. It
was used as the source of his posthumously published Antiquities
1660–72; English and Latin; paper; ii + 247 + ii; 325mm x 204mm; modern pencil foliation 1–134, followed by 85 unnumbered blanks, one numbered 220, followed by 12 more blanks (also preceded by 16 unnumbered blanks following the 2 flyleaves); good condition; no decoration but most pages have all 4 margins ruled in red; bound in soft calf, clasps still intact, large gilt crest stamped (Ashmole's personal crest?) in centre of both covers, gold-stamped number 'XXX' on small leather strip, with the gold-stamped title below still visible: 'ASH: 112<.>' (leather strip lost).