INSPEXIMUS BY KING HENRY III OF KING ETHELRED GRANT TO THE ABBEY OF WHERWELL

MS 1354
MS Short Title INSPEXIMUS BY KING HENRY III OF KING ETHELRED GRANT TO THE ABBEY OF WHERWELL
Text INSPEXIMUS BY KING HENRY III OF THE GRANT OF KING ETHELRED THE UNREADY TO THE ABBEY OF WHERWELL, MADE IN 1002, WITH ADDITION OF 1008, DATED WESTMINSTER 26 OCTOBER 1259. WITNESSES: BONIFACE, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY; THE BISHOPS OF WORCESTER, LONDON AND SALISBURY; SIMON DE MONTFORT, EARL OF LEICESTER; RICHARD DE CLARE, EARL OF GLOUCESTER AND HERTFORD; HUMPHREY DE BOHUN, EARL OF HEREFORD AND ESSEX; JOHN DE PLESSETIS, EARL OF WARWICK, AND 5 OTHERS
Description MS in Latin and Anglo-Saxon on vellum, Westminster, England, 26 October 1259, 1 f., 56x42 cm, (49x37 cm), 50 long lines in English court documentary script, and Anglo-Saxon minuscule, 5 initials with penwork decoration, part of the Great Seal of Henry III in green wax with a plaited cord.
Binding England, modern, half-morocco gilt folding case.
Provenance 1. Benedictine Abbey of the Holy Cross, Wherwell, Andover, Hampshire ( 1259- ca. 1537); 2. Private Collection, Beverly Hills, California; 3. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London. 4. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:38.
Commentary The original Ethelred charter is now lost, and the present MS is the earliest surviving record.
Published The text was published in Dugdale: Monasticon Anglicarium, II, 1819, 636; J.M. Kemble: Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici III, London 1845, pp. 322-26, no. 707.
Place of origin England
Dates 1259 AD

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