1 item : parchment ; 90 x 77 cm folded to 24 x 20 cm
Copy of letters patent issued by Charles II at Westminster on July 7, 1675 regarding the Duchy of Lancaseter. The letter details Edward III's grant of the Duchy of Lancaster to Henry of Grosmount, Richard II's grant to John, duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster, and the rights of Richard and his heirs in the duchy. It then concludes that Charles should be the Duke of Lancaster and that ought to have the rights and privileges that have historically attached to it, including those issued under Henry IV by Act of Parliament. One note at lower left "16:th May 1752. THis translaton was made by W. [?]allows" a second note in the lower left corner reads "The original in [M?] Fosbrookes hands." Notes on verso.
Ms. document. Title devised by cataloger. Collation: Parchment; single sheet. Layout: Written in a single column of 53 lines. Script: Written in semi-cursive with opening lines, and two words near the conclusion in bookhand. Origin: Written in England in 1752. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, the Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS doc. 77.
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