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.
The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts
The Procession of Parliament 1512 (Roll)
Procession of Parliament
|Date||Cent. xvi (1512).|
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|
For parallels, see Bodleian Ashmole roll 13, BM. Add. MS. 22306
|IIIF Manifest URL||https://mss-cat.trin.cam.ac.uk/Manuscript/O.3.59/manifest.json|
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