HENRY VII (1457-1509), king of England. Document signed (with monogram, 'H.R.'), accounts for lands confiscated from Sir James Tuchet, 7th Baron Audley and [Sir James] Tyrell, 22 Henry II [22 August 1506 - 21 August 1507], also annotated in autograph in two places 'co[m]puta[tu]r ho[c] anno' (accounted in this year), the accounts in a fine chancery script, two pages, large folio (408 x 273mm), extracted from a volume (old damp-staining at upper and left margins; spotting; short split at centre fold).
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HENRY VII (1457-1509), king of England. Document signed (with monogram, 'H.R.'), accounts for lands confiscated from Sir James Tuchet, 7th Baron Audley and [Sir James] Tyrell, 22 Henry II [22 August 1506 - 21 August 1507], also annotated in autograph in two places 'co[m]puta[tu]r ho[c] anno' (accounted in this year), the accounts in a fine chancery script, two pages, large folio (408 x 273mm), extracted from a volume (old damp-staining at upper and left margins; spotting; short split at centre fold).

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HENRY VII (1457-1509), king of England. Document signed (with monogram, 'H.R.'), accounts for lands confiscated from Sir James Tuchet, 7th Baron Audley and [Sir James] Tyrell, 22 Henry II [22 August 1506 - 21 August 1507], also annotated in autograph in two places 'co[m]puta[tu]r ho[c] anno' (accounted in this year), the accounts in a fine chancery script, two pages, large folio (408 x 273mm), extracted from a volume (old damp-staining at upper and left margins; spotting; short split at centre fold).

The estates to which the accounts relate include the manors of Aisshwall [Ashwell] and Puriton, lands at Betley and Chesterton, and a farm at 'Swynesbroke'. For each estate the total income is calculated from various sources including rents and farms, sale of wood, perquisites of the court, etc, and the 'reprisals' deducted (fees and wages, annuities, expenses and repairs): Henry's annotations on each page are against an entry noting the sums of money forwarded by John Heron (treasurer of the chamber) 'ad usum D[omi]ni Regis de exit[u] Huius Anni' (for the use of the lord king from the end of this year), in each case noting that the sum is to be calculated against the current year. The sums forwarded are relatively substantial, comprising £466 19s 6d from Lord Audley's former lands, and £106 2s 1d from Tyrell's. Audley had been the leader of the Cornish rebellion, which ended with his defeat and capture at the battle of Blackheath in 1497; Sir James Tyrell was beheaded for Yorkist plotting in 1502 -- his supposed confession under torture to the murder of the young Edward V and Richard, Duke of York (the Princes in the Tower) inspired his unfavourable depiction in Shakespeare's Richard III. The survival of a relatively large number of similarly closely-annotated pages from Henry VII's accounts accords pleasingly with the king's popular reputation as a miser.
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