King's Pardon issued to William Bulkeley in Eyton [Eaton], Cheshire, for 'trespasses felonies and all offence' in the Marches of Wales, [docket on verso], signed by the clerk at the end [John] Pembert...

Henry VI (king of England and lord of Ireland, and duke of Aquitaine, 1421-71)

King's Pardon issued to William Bulkeley in Eyton [Eaton], Cheshire, for 'trespasses felonies and all offence' in the Marches of Wales, [docket on verso], signed by the clerk at the end [John] Pembert...more

Description: manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 212 X 420mm, in a fine Chancery hand, 33 lines, calligraphic initials at head, large remains of Great Seal, white wax seal, loss of right quarter of seal, also loss to tail and cracked, creased, slightly browned,

Publication Details: Westminster: 10th February 1458

Notes: A royal pardon issued during the negotiations (and therefore part of them) that led to the the famous Loveday reconciliation between the factions of Lancaster and York, which brought to an end the Wars of the Roses, though not a complete cessation of rivalries. The Loveday of March 1458 was Henry VI's last major intervention in politics before he lapsed into feebleness, and the subsequent dominance of Queen Margaret. The ceremony had been preceded by weeks of intense negotiation between the parties and it is probable that this pardon was issued as part of the peace process. The Bulkeley's were...more

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Price: £5,000

Subject: History

Published Date: 1458

Stock Number: 67844

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