HENRY VIII (1491-1547), king of England and Ireland. Document signed ('Henry R'), Windsor, 16 September 1512, letters patent to Sir Charles Brandon, ordering him to take the musters in the counties of Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesey and to 'cause asmany of thaym as bee hable men for the warre to bee sufficiently furnisshed of thaire harneys and to bee always in arredynesse to doo unto us s[e]rvice under yo[u]r ledyng', any who refuse to be sent before the king and his council 'to be condignely punisshed according to his or thaire demerits in example of other that wolde semblably presume toffende herafter', in English, on vellum, 16 lines on one membrane, 168 x 290mm (laid onto archival support, causing some curling), papered signet seal.
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HENRY VIII (1491-1547), king of England and Ireland. Document signed ('Henry R'), Windsor, 16 September 1512, letters patent to Sir Charles Brandon, ordering him to take the musters in the counties of Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesey and to 'cause asmany of thaym as bee hable men for the warre to bee sufficiently furnisshed of thaire harneys and to bee always in arredynesse to doo unto us s[e]rvice under yo[u]r ledyng', any who refuse to be sent before the king and his council 'to be condignely punisshed according to his or thaire demerits in example of other that wolde semblably presume toffende herafter', in English, on vellum, 16 lines on one membrane, 168 x 290mm (laid onto archival support, causing some curling), papered signet seal.

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HENRY VIII (1491-1547), king of England and Ireland. Document signed ('Henry R'), Windsor, 16 September 1512, letters patent to Sir Charles Brandon, ordering him to take the musters in the counties of Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesey and to 'cause asmany of thaym as bee hable men for the warre to bee sufficiently furnisshed of thaire harneys and to bee always in arredynesse to doo unto us s[e]rvice under yo[u]r ledyng', any who refuse to be sent before the king and his council 'to be condignely punisshed according to his or thaire demerits in example of other that wolde semblably presume toffende herafter', in English, on vellum, 16 lines on one membrane, 168 x 290mm (laid onto archival support, causing some curling), papered signet seal.

The Welsh musters were part of Henry's preparations for his invasion of France in the following year, an excursion chiefly notable for his minor victory at the Battle of the Spurs (16 August 1513). The recipient of the document, Charles Brandon (later 1st Duke of Suffolk), one of Henry's closest intimates, played a significant role in the campaign at the head of a retinue of 1,831 men, many of them raised from the Welsh musters.
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