Bohemia

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

ONE of a par of shoes, once in the possession of Lady Cotton, of Conington, Cambs, who had been in the service of their owner, the Princess Elizabeth, the daughter of James I. hey are of red cloth, embroidered with silver, and have black heels. They measure 9 inches in length; the toe is i| mches wide and the heel 2-f inches high.

The following inscription is attached to the shoes :—

" Shoes of Princess Elizabeth, afterwards Queen of Bohemia, daughter of James I. Given to my wife's great grandmother by her godmother, old Lady Cotton, of Conington, in Cambridgeshire, who had been in the service of the above Princess.

(Signed) Matthew Rugeley Sep 2nd 1797 Joseph Miller."

In the Saffron Waldcn Museum.

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