August 12th Auction of Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Sports
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Rare document signed as King of England, 1 page (11 x 3.6 in.; 279 x 91 mm), dated 1506, signed “H R” at the upper left of the document. The King orders payment of 30 pounds, 4 shillings and 4 pence to John Walpole. Exhibits moderate soiling at upper edge with light stains. King Henry VII orders payment to 30 pounds, 4 shillings and 4 pence to John Walpole. During his reign, Henry VII encouraged commerce and exploration winning the support of the middle classes. He imposed heavy taxes in order to suppress intrigues and rebellions. During his reign England first turned its eyes toward America – in 1497 Henry sent John and Sebastian Cabot to explore North America.
Henry VII
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