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Jousting cheque

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Jousting cheque
June 1520
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Jousting cheque relating to one contest at the Field of the Cloth of Gold June 1520. Two vellum leaves. The cheque (top of fol. 1) gives the names of challengers and defenders and is accompanied by the arms of Francis I of France I and Henry VIII, with the collars of the Orders of St Michael and the Garter, respectively, followed by emblazoned shields of French and English nobility (fols. 1-2v), not all identified. See Charles Ffoulkes, 'Jousting Cheques of the Sixteenth Century', Archaeologia, 63 (1912), 46-7, Pl. 9, for a description of this MS and reproduction of the cheque. See also Proc., 2nd ser., 24 (1911-12), 95-6; Coat of Arms, 5 (Apr. 1958), 4-8.
Stephenson, Mill (1857-1937), expert on monumental brasses, antiquary
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