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King Francis I Signed Document

King of Castile and Leon (1379–1406) sometimes called ‘Henry the Sufferer’ or ‘Henry the Sick,’ who reigned from 1390 until his death at age 27. Due to his poor health, he delegated part of his power to his brother Ferdinand I of Aragon in the later part of his rule. Manuscript DS in Spanish, signed “Yo el Rey,” one page, 9.25 x 5, September 19, 1392. Untranslated document in which Henry confirms the right of Ruy Lopez de Mendoza to wear a sash in acknowledgment of his services rendered to Kings John I and Henry II. Loosely sewn along the edges to a later handwritten transcript of the text. In very good condition, with partial separations to vertical folds repaired with tape to reverse, scattered staining, and paper loss and chipping to edges. Kings Henry II and John I were respectively Henry III’s grandfather and father, and had succeeded him on the Castilian throne. At over six hundred years old, this is an exceptionally rare document from an important historical period. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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Posted by on December 30, 2014 in King Francis I


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