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Indenture quadripartite between Henry VII., abbot John Islip and the convent of Westminster, abbot John and the monastery of Our Lady of Grace beside the Tower (otherwise called Eastminster Abbey), and the mayor and commonalty of London, for an anniversary and obit to be celebrated yearly in the church of Our Lady of Grace for the souls of Hen. VII., his queen, etc., together with the prescribed form of prayer, 20 Nov 1504

MS. Rawl. C. 370

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Dated 20 Nov 1504.

The first page is surrounded with a broad border of floral illumination with the portcullis, and the initial letter contains the royal arms. The binding is of purple velvet (lately renewed according to the old pattern) with central bosses of roses on the sides, portcullises at the eight corners (of which one is wanting), and clasps.


  • Creation: 20 Nov 1504


17 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. C. 370

Related Materials

An indenture of the same date, similarly written and bound, for the foundation of a like obit in St. Paul's cathedral, is preserved among bishop Barlow's MSS. in the Bodl. Libr., No. 28. A second similar indenture founding an obit in the convent of St. Alban, London, is preserved in Harl. MS. 28; and another, for an obit in the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin in Westminster Abbey, establishing also the almsmen there, etc., in Harl. MS. 1498, of which an abstract is printed by Astle at the end of his edition of the Will of Hen. VII., in quarto. Lond. 1775.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in folio, well executed


Repository Details

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