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Charter of 5 Henry V being an inspeximus of charters of 1 and 5 Henry IV

Dated at Porchester, 5 Henry V. Citing the many strifes and dissentions as to the government of the city, the king commanded that the citizens and commonalty should elect twenty-four fellow citizens as Aldermen for life, and also sixty other citizens for a Common Council of the City, and that the mayor, sheriffs and common councillors be elected annually according to the Composition agreed in 1415, and also that the twenty-four aldermen be confirmed in office each year unless reasonable cause is shown for their removal.
Witnesses: the Venerable Fathers H[enry] Archbishop of Canterbury Primate of All England, 'our dear uncle' H[enry] Bishop of Winchester 'our Chancellor' and Thomas Bishop of Durham, Thomas Duke of Clarence, John Duke of Bedford, Humphrey Duke of Gloucester 'our most dear brothers', Thomas Duke of Exeter 'our most dear uncle', Edmund Earl of March, John Earl of Huntingdon, Richard Earl of Warwick, and Thomas Earl of Salisbury 'our kinsmen', Henry FitzHugh 'our Treasurer', Walter Hungerford Steward of 'our household', Master Henry Ware Keeper of 'our' Privy Seal, and others.
Includes finely penned decorated initial, 'H' and other capitals on the top line of text. Marginal annotations occur in both English and Latin in a 16th-century hand. A footnote reads, 'By the king himself and for 100 marks paid into the hanaper'. Also given is the name of the clerk, 'Gaunstede'. Blomefield's initials appear under the seal fold.

Inspeximus by royal letters patent of 3 Edward VI of an earlier inspeximus of 19 Henry VII and letters patents of 17 and 30 Henry VIII

Dated at Westminster, 3 Edward VI. Includes a large initial, 'E' decorated with strapwork and a line-drawing portrait of a young King Edward enthroned and with the legend, 'Vivat Rex' above. Along the top line of text are bold and 'textura quadrata' letters. Other decorative symbols above the text are obscured by dirt. There are 17th-century marginal annotations. Blomefield's crossed circle sign is in the top-left corner and also on the seal fold between the seal cord stitches. Footnotes read, 'For £15 paid into the hanaper' and ,' By the king himself'.

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