RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 951/2
Extent1 roll
DescriptionTreaty of peace and friendship between England and France, concluded in London between the representatives of Henry VIII (Richard Fox, Bishop of Winchester, Thomas Ruthall, Bishop of Durham, and Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey) and those of Louis XII (Anthoine Boyer, or Anthoine Bohier, Abbot of Fecamp, Raoul de Lannoy, Sieur de Morvilliers, and Anthone de Pierrepont, Sieur d' Arizolles). 23 March 1509/10.

Begins: 'Universis et singulis presentes literas inspecturis pariter et audituris. Cum in rebus humanis nichil sit Deo gratius, nichil humanis acceptius ... Nos igitur Antonius Boyier ... Fiscanensis ... Abbas, Radulphus Lannoy ... et Anthonius de Darizolles...'

Concludes with the signatures of the French representatives: 'A. Abbas Fiscanen', 'Raoul de Lannoy' and 'Daryzolles'. Slits for seals (seals not present).

According to J.J. Scarisbrick, Henry VIII's intentions were set at this time on war with France. He suggests that the Treaty was perhaps intended to lull France into unpreparedness. In any event the Treaty was soon a dead letter. See J.J. Scarisbrick, 'Henry VIII' (London, 1968), pp. 25-6.
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2012
PhysicalDescription1 roll composed of 3 conjoint membranes. 1490 x 545 mm.
Slits for seals (no seals present).
Endorsement in a contemporary hand: 'Tractatus amicitie Rege Anglie et Francorum Rege per suos commissar. conclus. 1509'
Previously bound (until 1964) in book format as item 35 of MS. 951.
CustodialHistoryRecorded in a list of papers in the custody of the Secretary at Lambeth in 1718 (MS. 1133, f. 105r)
Recorded in Andrew Coltee Ducarel's catalogue of the Lambeth manuscripts dated 1763 (LR/F/42).
Bound as MS 951 no. 35 until 1964. Then assigned a new reference as MS. 951/2 and stored separately with oversize manuscripts.
PublnNoteA variant text, written from the part of the English representatives, beginning 'Universis et singulis ... Nos igitur Richardus Wintonensis episcopus ... Thomas Dunelmensis episcopus et Thomas Comes Surriae...' is printed in Thomas Rymer, 'Foedera...', 20 vols (London, 1704-35), vol 13, pp. 270-5. The same document is calendared from Rymer's edition in 'Letters and papers ... of the reign of Henry VIII', vol 1 part 1 (London, 1920), p. 186, with a note 'original not found'.

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GB/109/8964Ruthall; Thomas (-1523); Bishop of Durham-1523
GB/109/10731Howard; Thomas I (1443-1524); Earl of Surrey and 2nd Duke of Norfolk; warrior1443-1524
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