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Heritage Lottery Fund Estates Records Project

Royal Letters Patent of Richard II

Estate: Weedon Lois, Northamptonshire
Category: Royal documents
Reference code: KCAR/6/2/166/1 WEL/19

Letters Patent, written in latin, with splendid gold leaf illumination of the initial 'R'.

Licence by letters patent of King Richard II to alienate Weedon Pinkney priory to the Abbey of Billesden. The impressive illuminations make use of gold leaf.

King Richard's Great Seal is attached in an embroidered bag.
Green and blue embroidered cloth bag, holding the Great Seal.Reverse of Richard's Great Seal, showing him seated on a horse.

1 Oct 1393