King Henry VII Autographed Historical Document
For Sale: £29,995.00
Henry VII was King of England and Lord of Ireland between 1485 and 1509.
He was the first monarch of the House of Tudor and the father of Henry
This extremely rare signed document featuring the King's
autograph with the initials H R as is usual, is addressed to Sir Robert
Litton, Keeper of the Great Wardrobe.
The document orders Sir
Litton to deliver to Denys Bonde:
"thre brode yerds and an half of tawney for a gowne, and asmoche blak
bogee as wol suffice to furre the same. and thre yerds of blak sattyn
for a doblet".
As is common of documents from this time, the page contains a
small area of paper loss towards the bottom left corner and slight stain
to the lower edge, however, this does not affect the text or the
The piece, which measures 7.7" x 3.5", is accompanied by a full translation of the letter which reads as follows:
"We wol and charge you that vato our Welbeloued seruant denys
Bonde ye deliuer or doe (cause - omitted) to bee deliuered thre brode
yerds and an half of tawney for a gowne, and asmoche blak bogee as wol
suffice to furre the same, and thre yerds of blak sattyn for a doblet
and these our letteres shalbe your suffisuant Warraunt in this behalue.
yeuen vader oure signet at our manor of Grenewiche the vijth day of
ffebruary The xiiijth yere of our Reigne
To our trusty and welbeloued knight
and counsaillour sir Robert Litton
of our great warderobe"
Few documents have survived the 500+ years since Henry VII's
reign and it is incredible rare to find one in such good condition as
This incredible document is, realistically, the earliest English
monarch's signature available to collectors on the private market.
A highly desirable piece
This item qualifies for our layaway plan
Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: PT320