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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2057

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
King Philip and Queen Mary
Expenses of Queen Mary and King Philip II of Spain, the De Facto King of England
1557 (23 July) receipt by Alan Bellingham, Treasurer of Berwick, for £9,800, being £9,000 to pay for the charges and expenses of the King and Queen "norward", and £80 for conveying "the said treasure", received from Nicholas Brigham. Signed "Alan Bellyngham". Rare

Notes: It is possible that this large sum of money was intended for the fortification at Berwick following campaigns by the Earl of Hertford against the Scots.
King Philip II of Spain married Mary on 25 July, 1554. Philip left England at the end of August 1555 and returned in March 1557; leaving again on 6 July 1557, just two weeks before this document was issued.

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