French, 1527. Illuminated document marking the treaty between Francis and Henry, promising to ally in order to free the Pope from Charles V. Like the treaty of perpetual peace, the illumination is far more up-to-date in this document, although it is not as expert and, as usual, features primarily heraldic shields, badges, and some floral filler. Also like the other treaty, contains two miniatures. The calligraphy is difficult to make out in the print; the text is written in a bastarda and appears to be in Latin.
Appears in The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor and Stuart Britain, edited by J. Morrill, Oxford UP, Oxford, 1996.
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