I am grateful to Dr Linda Clark and Alasdair Hawkyard for their comments on a draft of this note. All documents cited are in the National Archives, Kew.
Note and Document
Some Parliamentary Material in the Early Records of the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery†
Article first published online: 1 MAR 2013
© The Parliamentary History Yearbook Trust 2013
Special Issue: Institutional Practice and Memory: Parliamentary People, Records and Histories. Essays in Honour of Sir John Sainty, edited by Clyve Jones
Volume 32, Issue 1, pages 212–228, February 2013
How to Cite
Kleineke, H. (2013), Some Parliamentary Material in the Early Records of the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery. Parliamentary History, 32: 212–228. doi: 10.1111/1750-0206.12012
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- Article first published online: 1 MAR 2013
- crown office;
- parliamentary writs;
- Henry VII;
- Henry VIII
The duties of the clerk of the crown in chancery in the middle ages are illustrated by the templates recorded in a series of precedent books preserved in the National Archives, Kew, dating from the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The material concerned includes among various types of parliamentary writs, and documents relating to the adjournment and prorogation of parliament, an otherwise unknown list of summonses to the parliament of 1489.