Spain: February 1504

Pages 324-325

Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 1, 1485-1509. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1862.

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February 1504

18 Feb.
S. E. T. c. I. L. 5. f. 64.
Homage to be paid the Pope.
392. Henry VII.
All Kings of England, his predecessors, have given to the Pope and to the Apostolic See their due reverence and obedience (reverentiam et obedientam). Following their example, nominates Adrian, Cardinal of St. Chrysogonus and Bishop of Hereford, William Talbot, Knight of the Garter, Sylvester Bishop of Worcester, the Abbot of Glastonbury, Robert Sherbourn, Dean of St. Paul's, and Edward Scott, custos of the Hospital of St. Thomas in Rome, his ambassadors to congratulate Pope Julius II. on his accession to the Pontifical throne, and to offer him in his (Henry VII.) name, the usual homage.
Empowers them, therefore, in his name to appear before the Roman Court, there to allege and prove the causes which prevent him from making his appearance in person, to excuse his absence, and to give his filial and Catholical homage to the Pope, as has been due and given from olden times by the Kings of England, and besides to transact all his other business in the Court of Rome.—Westminster, 18th February 1504.
Indorsed : "Power of the King of England to do homage to the Pope." And in a comparatively modern hand : "A Latin copy of the power of the King of England to swear obedience to Pope Julius II., in the year 1504, on one leaf of paper taken from the drawer of the chest of the negotiations with England in the room containing the papers of the Royal patronate."
Latin. Copy. pp. 3.