König von England (1491-1547) Rare document signed (“Henry R”) as King of England ohne Ort. 12.07.1514. 190 x 146 mm. 1 p. In Englisch. Siegelspuren Expertly backed with archival paper with in lled chipped edges.
$ 37,510 / 35.000 €
23-year-old Henry VIII orders Sir Robert Dymoke, the “King Champion” at his coronation, to make payment on behalf of England and the occupied French town of Tournay (Tournai). Henry VIII orders Dymoke to pay “Lancastre, son of our heralde” the sum of 7.13.4 pounds “for suche costs and charge as he hath susteigned by our commandment to and from us and our city of Tournay...” Two years after Henry VIII’s succession to the throne in 1511, he embarked upon a war with France in which he had the support of his father-in-law, Ferdinand II of Aragon (Henry’s rst wife was Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Ferdinand & Isabella of Spain).
On 25 September 1513, Henry VIII made his ceremonial entry into Tournai, ten days after his troops invested the city. Sir Robert Dymoke was the “King Champion” at the coronations of Richard III,HenryVII and HenryVIII.Dymoke also distinguished himself at the Siege of Tournai.The functions of the Champion are to ride into Westminster Hall at the coronation banquet and challenge all comers who might impugn the King’s title. Last sold at Sothebys’s, July 1983..