Henry VIII, the Reign
Letters & Papers: Volume 4
5269. HENRY VIII.
Commission stating that the King has heard with great grief of the death of Pope Clement VII., and authorizes Steph. Gardiner, LL.D., Sir Fras. Bryan, Sir Gregory Casalius, and dom. Peter Vannes, to visit the Cardinals, and treat with them touching the election of a new Pope. They are to receive what moneys they require by way of loan in the King's name, and pledge the King and kingdom for repayment. Greenwich,—Feb. 1528, computation of the Church of England. Signed by the King.
On parchment. The royal arms are beautifully tricked at the head, with a large initial H. fancifully drawn and shaded with sepia.
2. Corrected draft of the preceding.