513 years old - your one chance to own forever
This document was written when Henry VIII was seven years old.
- Shakespeare would not be born for another 65 years.
- The Great Plague and Great Fire of London would not strike until two centuries later.
- It would be 121 years before the Pilgrim Fathers left for the New World.
Yet this document, from 1499, somehow survives.
And it's not any document.
It is signed by Henry VIII's father, Henry VII.
It provides a fascinating insight into the everyday workings of the royal court in London.
It is unique.
And just think, minutes from now, you could be the owner of this incredible piece of history.
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The importance of Henry VII
When Henry VII defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, he set in motion one of the most gripping eras of English history: the Tudor Period.
The victory in modern-day Leicestershire brought to an end the War of the Roses and laid the foundation for 118 years of Tudor rule, which concluded with Elizabeth I's death in 1503.
When Henry VII died 503 years ago today, on April 21, 1509, his son Henry VIII became King, prompting a tumultuous period of rule that saw England split with Rome and the creation of the Church of England.
Without Henry VII there would be no tales of his son's six wives, Elizabeth I would never have had the opportunity to behead Catholic pretender Mary Queen of Scots, the religiously persecuted Catholics may never have left for the US. The world would be very different.
The document orders Sir Robert Litton, Keeper of the Great Wardrobe, to supply a Denys Bonde with clothing materials.
Produced in the 14th year of his reign, 1499, Henry has signed "H R" with florid strokes at the top left of the document.
Take a closer look here.
We are in the midst of a huge upward revaluation of the worth of royal artefacts from this period of history.
A handwritten signed letter by Catherine of Aragon - one of Henry VIII's six wives - sold for $156,000 at Sotheby's in 2006.
A gold chain of office, gifted by Henry VIII to an advisor, made £313,250 ($504,600) in 2008.
Our piece outdates those two items comfortably. And at £29,995 (approx. $48,320) I believe it offers huge potential for future gains. Why?
- The booming market for Tudor memorabilia
- The rarity of Henry VII signed pieces
- The astonishing age and condition of the document
By buying now, you can take full advantage of the upward curve of the market - before prices go stratospheric.
You may feel that £29,995 is too much to spend on a piece of paper, no matter what its potential future value.
Yet consider that the Vatican sells replica copies of the English government's 1530 plea to Rome for Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon for €50,000 ($75,000).
Our document predates that one by 31 years, and is the original - not a modern-day copy.
Consider our document as an item that will bring you huge pleasure from ownership, and the very-real potential of sizable returns if and when you choose to sell.
I cannot stress how rare Henry VII signed documents are. This piece should really be in a museum, just like the vast majority of other Henry VII signed items.
I am unable to say when you will have an opportunity to own a piece such as this again.
And with our unique Build a Collection service you can buy this incredible document in an easy and affordable way, with payments spread over the year.
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P.S We also have three superb Henry VIII documents available to you, including Henry VIII's personal divorce plea to the Catholic Church - a document that altered history.
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