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ECR 39 57

Reference code

ECR 39 57


Royal Patents: Consolidation Charter




5 March 1446

Extent & medium

4 membranes

Content description

Consolidation charter, containing new grants and reciting and confirming the nineteen royal charters previously given. The witnesses consist of the two archbishops, fifteen bishops, fourteen abbots, one prior, four dukes, two marquesses, seven earls, two viscounts, ten knights, two justices and the chief baron of the Exchequer.

Illumination to top membrane, the work of William Abell.

The Great (Golden) Seal, green wax, on blue and white silk cords and gold thread.

Associated material

The entry for the payment of William Abell is in the audit roll 1447-1448

Publication note

Printed in full in Rotuli Parliamentorum vol. V, pp.75-87 and in Heywood and Wright, The Ancient Laws for King's College Cambridge and Eton College, pp.415-459
The illumination is reproduced in black and white in Maxwell Lyte, History of Eton College
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