Ratification of the Treaty between Henry and Francis.

Probably French, 1527. Illuminated document ratifying the treaty of perpetual peace between Henry VIII and Francis I. Illumination in this document is very fashionable--but, as usual, provides heraldic motifs surrounded by floral filler, albeit troempe l'oiel. One of the few documents I have seen featuring a real miniature. Text in Latin, written in a humanist hand.


Appears in Henry VIII and His Court by N. Williams, MacMillian Company, New York, 1971.

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