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Detailed record for Egerton 2809

Title Deed granted by Henry VIII for the dowry for Anne of Cleves upon their marriage
Origin England, S.
Date between 1539 and 1540
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 1 large historiated initial with a partial border, in brown pen with wash.
Dimensions in mm 425 x 610 (230 x 445)
Official foliation n/a
Form Parchment charter
Binding n/a
Provenance Deed whereby Henry VIII, in view of his marriage with Lady Anne, sister of William, duke of Juliers, Gueldres, Cleves, etc., grants to her, in part satisfaction of dower and jointure, the manors of Waltham Magna, Maysbury, Dunmowe, Lighes Magna, Baddowe Magna, and Farneham, co. Essex, as formerly held by Jane [Seymour], late Queen, and worth yearly 312 marks 8 sh. 1.25 d., to hold the same for her life, after marriage, provided she dwells within the realm of England; Greenwich, 5 January, 31 Henry VIII, 1539[40]; signed by the king; with a fragment of seal of the Duchy of Lancaster (see Catalogue of Seals, I, no. 733 p. 87), appended by green and white plaited silk ribbons.
Bought by the British Museum, using the Farnborough Fund (3,000 bequeathed in 1838 by Charles Long, Baron Farnborough (b. 1761, d. 1838), a cousin of Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829), founder of the collection.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1894-1899 (London: British Museum, 1901), no. Eg. 2809.

Henry VIII: Man and Monarch, ed. by Susan Doran (London: British Library, 2009), no. 220 [exhibition catalogue].


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