Inspeximus of Edward IV, King of England

Scope and Content

Inspeximus of 7 Sep 1462 with second Great Seal, made during the reign of King Edward IV. The text is illegible; for a possible subject of the document see Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward IV, A.D.1461-1467 (1897), under the same date.

Administrative / Biographical History

Inspeximus (literally 'We have seen') is a word sometimes used in letters-patent, reciting a grant, inspeximus such former grant, and so reciting it verbatim; it then grants such further privileges as are thought convenient. The term letters patent in its most general form refers to a letter delivered open with the royal seal attached, designed to be read as a proclamation.


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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Given by Dr.Geoffrey John de Cusance Mead in 1964.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

17" x 22½"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah AItchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.