[Henry VII] A Pardon Granted by Hen. 7th given under his Signet Seal at Richmond 27th. Novr. in the 21st [year] of his Reign [c.1506] to Thos: Barker therein Nam'd in Excuse of the Matters therein suggested;from the Original in the hands of Ric. Rawlinson L.L.D. & At. R.S.F. 1754.
Engraved facsimile of a Royal Pardon issued (in English) by Henry VII (1457 - 1509); seal below text. 195 x 305mm, 7¾ x 12".
Henry was King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizing the crown on 22 August 1485 until his death on 21 April 1509, as the first monarch of the House of Tudor. The original document is from the collection of Richard Rawlinson (1690 – 1755), a clergyman and antiquarian who bequeathed a huge collection of books and manuscripts to the Bodleian Library, Oxford. In 1716 he was ordained, but as he was a nonjuror and Jacobite, the ceremony was performed by a nonjuring bishop, Jeremy Collier. In 1728 he became a bishop, but seems to have preferred to pass his time in collecting books and manuscripts, pictures and curiosities, rather than in discharging his episcopal functions. At his death Rawlinson left to the Library 5,205 manuscripts bound in volumes that include many rare broadsides and other printed ephemera, his curiosities, and some other property that endowed a professorship of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. The Rawlinsonian Professor of Anglo-Saxon was first appointed in 1795. He was also a benefactor to St John's College, Oxford.
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