Naval Accounts and Inventories of the Reign of Henry VII: 1485-8 and 1495-7, Volume 8

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Navy Records Society, 1896 - Great Britain - 351 pages
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More accurately the reigns of Richard III and Henry VII: two books of accounts of successive Clerks of the Kings Ships; Thomas Roger's for 1485-88 and Robert Brygandyne's for 1495-97. They present a detailed picture of naval administration, ships and their equipment at the end of the Middle Ages.

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Page 348 - Guineas, the payment of which entitles the Member to receive one copy of each work issued by the Society for that year, and to purchase back volumes at reduced prices.
Page 131 - Henry, by the grace of God, King of England and France, and Lord of Ireland, To all to whom these present Letters shall come greeting; Know ye, that we...
Page 3 - EDWARD, by the Grace of God, King of England and France, and Lord of Ireland, to all to whom the present letters shall come, greeting. Know ye that...
Page 5 - Thomas or his suff1cient deputy in Our Chancery having been taken may cause to be made & directed such & so many of the said writs which for the same Thomas from time to time as is aforesaid shall be necessary & opportune without any other Our warrant or mandate on this behalf had or prosecuted Although express mention of other gifts or concessions by Us made to the said Thomas before this time not being made in these presents Or any statute act ordinance or provision to the contrary made issued...
Page 46 - that made unto usward ; and then I comforted my folk and made them to harness, and because I had no rails upon my deck I coiled a cable round about the deck breast high, and likewise in the waist, and so hanged upon the cable mattresses, and dagswayns (a species of coarse, shaggy blanket used by the poor), and such bedding as I had within board...
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Page 14 - Ib thrumes for the same iijd 5 of them so bought and spent in Rigging of the same Ship within the tyme of this Accompt. And for thamending of the Ketell x xvs xid Wages of Shipwright. Also paid the XXth day of Marche the same yere to John Haster of Depford Stronde Shipwright for costs expenses & labor riding from London to Suthampton and there abiding xiiij daies in rigging of the Kyngs said Ship & riding is called rove and clinch ' (Nomendator Navalis, 1625). In 1365 we find...
Page ix - Occupied in consolidating his position, and averse to wars of adventure, Henry had no need of the fleets his predecessors had required for their wars with France, and that were enforced on his son by a system of interference in European politics. Yet there are facts that distinguish his reign from those of his predecessors. To have built the largest manof-war yet owned by the Crown, to have founded Portsmouth dockyard, and to have inaugurated the bounty system, mark a policy which, so far as the...

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