EDWARD VI (1537-1553), King of England and Ireland. Document signed ('Edward'), a fragment cut from a letters patent, n.p., n.d. [?December 1551 or 1552]
EDWARD VI (1537-1553), King of England and Ireland. Document signed ('Edward'), a fragment cut from a letters patent, n.p., n.d. [?December 1551 or 1552]
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EDWARD VI (1537-1553), King of England and Ireland. Document signed ('Edward'), a fragment cut from a letters patent, n.p., n.d. [?December 1551 or 1552]

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EDWARD VI (1537-1553), King of England and Ireland. Document signed ('Edward'), a fragment cut from a letters patent, n.p., n.d. [?December 1551 or 1552]

In English, on vellum, 73 x 194mm, laid into an album page, with an engraved portrait and a further fragment including papered seal, presumably from the same document. Provenance: Enys Collection – sale at Bonham's, 28 September 2004, lot 41.

A grant to a favourite courtier. The letters patent of which this is a fragment apparently ordered a significant financial grant to Edward's close companion Barnaby Fizpatrick (later 2nd Baron Upper Ossory) in relation to his stay at the court of Henri II of France between 1551 and 1552: 'Trustie and welbeloved we grete you well. [...] to our trustie and welbeloved servant Barnabe [...] our pryvie chamber the value of twelve hundr[ed ...] the courte of our good brother and Cosine the [...] expence there. Our pleasure and co[m]mandeme[n]te [...]'.

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