The College of Minor Canons
Confirmation of privileges by Elizabeth, 1565-6

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W. Sparrow Simpson (editor)

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1873

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'The College of Minor Canons: Confirmation of privileges by Elizabeth, 1565-6', Registrum Statutorum et Consuetudinum Ecclesiae Cathedralis Sancti Pauli Londiniensis (1873), pp. 369. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=49164 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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XI. A CONFIRMACION OF LIBERTIES GRAUNTED TO THE PETIECANNONS OF POULES LONDON, (fn. 1) BY QUEEN ELIZABETH, 1565–6.

Elizabeth, Dei gracia Anglie, ffrancie, et Hibernie Regina, fidei Defensor, etc. Omnibus ad quos presentes littere pervenerint, Salutem. Inspeximus litteras patentes Domini Henrici nuper Regis Anglie, Progenitoris nostri de confirmacione factas in hec verba:—

Henricus. (fn. 2)

Nos autem litteras predictas ac omnia et singula in eisdem contenta rata habentes et grata, ea pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quantum in nobis est, acceptamus et approbamus, ac dilectis nobis in Christo Willielmo Whytbroke nune Custodi et Canonicis Collegii predicti et successoribus suis ratificamus et confirmamus, prout littere predicte in se racionabiliter testantur.

In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Teste Meipsa apud Westmonasterium vicesimo octavo die Januarii, anno regni nostri octavo. (fn. 3)

Sutley.

Examinatum per nos Ricardum Rede, et Willielmum Mowse,Clericos.

Taxatum ad xiij s. iiij d.
S. Bacon.

7. Gules, three bezants, two and one, the first charged with a lion passant argent, the second with a wyvern sable, the third with the half-figure of a king.

8. Azure, a rose argent superimposed upon a rose gules, barbed and seeded or and vert. The Tudor badge.

9. Azure, three fleurs de lis or, France.

The combined red and white rose occurs frequently in the borders.

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1 Printed from the original preserved amongst the Archives of the Minor Canons.
2 The Charter here recites the whole of the Confirmation of King Henry VII., printed supra, p. 368.
3 This Confirmation retains the greater part of its seal. It is not illuminated in colours, but the large initial letter contains a drawing of the Queen sitting upon a throne surmounted by the motto VIVAT REGINA: and the head-line is ornamented with a Tudor rose, the fleur de lis, the portcullis, the royal arms, and a lion and a wyvern holding banners ornameted with a fleur de lis and a plain cross respectively. The drawings appear to be executed in sepia, or in pale Indian ink.