The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.3.59
Manuscript Title

The Procession of Parliament 1512 (Roll)

Alternative Title

Procession of Parliament

James Number 1231
Date Cent. xvi (1512).
Century 16th

Given in 1772 by John Allen B.D. 1724, Fellow, Rector of Tarporley, d. 1778.

Donor Allen, John (c1700-1778), Fellow of Trinity (1724)
Size (cm) 27.3 x 550
Material Parchment
Language English

For parallels, see Bodleian Ashmole roll 13, BM. Add. MS. 22306

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The parleament holden at Westminster the IIIJth day off February the thirde yere off oure soueraigne lorde Kyng Henry the VIIJth.
It is a picture-roll representing the Lords in procession. Their arms and names are written and emblazoned above. The drawing is not of the first class, but is fair. The faces can hardly be regarded as portraits. All are beardless.
First come the mitred Abbots, their names and arms in many cases left blank.
Th Abbot off tewkysbery lord Henry Beley is first. There are 25, the last being the Abbot of Westminster.
Next the Bishops, whose shields are blank, and their names added in a later hand.
Sir Thomas Skerryngton, Bish. of Bangor, is the first, William Warham, Abp of Canterbury, is the 20th and last.
The Duke of Buckingham follows, preceding the King, who walks under a canopy.
The Peers are headed by Thomas Grey Marquis of Dorset. Their names and arms are in the original hand, the 30th and last is William Lord Conyers.


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