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Account of the declaration of war made by Francis i of France and Henry viii of England against the Emperor Charles v at Bourges

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MS. French c. 1

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A full and interesting account of the declaration of war made by Francis i of France and Henry viii of England against the Emperor Charles v at Bourges, Jan. 22-27, 1527/8, in French: compiled at the emperor's command by Jehan L'Alemand.

This is apparently an original, or at least a copy certified by the signatures of L'Alemand (once), Guyenne roi d'armes and (Thomas Benolte) Clarencieux king of arms (twice each). It is endorsed 'Themperors Answer to Guyen & Clarencieux kynges at Armys etc.' (referring to part of the document), in a hand stated to be, and not unlike, that of cardinal Wolsey.

Some modern notes, extracts and translations bearing on the paper follow at fol. 22, chiefly in the hand of mr. Waller, London autograph dealer, who owned the document in 1865.

(fol. 21) is an original letter from Louvet de La Somme to citizen Martigne, recommending citizen Duchesne for promotion, dated Paris 27 Prairial an 4 (= June 15, 1796), countersigned by Goulhot.

Dates

  • written in A.D. 1528

Extent

36 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. French c. 1, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. French c. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20248

Overview

Account of the declaration of war made by Francis i of France and Henry viii of England against the Emperor Charles v at Bourges

Biographical / Historical

Jehan L'Alemand (fl. 1527-1528).

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 29800.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at a sale at messrs. Puttick's on April 27, 1888, for £3 15s.

Physical Facet

On paper, slightly imperfect

Dimensions

12 3/4 × 9 3/4 in.
Title
Account of the declaration of war made by Francis i of France and Henry viii of England against the Emperor Charles v at Bourges
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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