The Royal Entries of Henry VI in a London Civic Manuscript

Kristin Bourassa

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Abstract

London Metropolitan Archives, MS Letter Book K, contains descriptions of Henry VI’s royal entries into both Paris (1431) and London (1432). Their placement one after the other in a London Letter Book was likely the work of the city’s common clerk, John Carpenter, who was the author of the description of the London entry. The royal entry descriptions’ textual contents and manuscript context demonstrate a conscious effort to compare the two events and the king’s two capitals, and to promote the city of London over Paris.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Medieval History
Volume42
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)479-493
ISSN0304-4181
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Bourassa, Kristin. / The Royal Entries of Henry VI in a London Civic Manuscript. In: Journal of Medieval History. 2016 ; Vol. 42, No. 4. pp. 479-493.
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The Royal Entries of Henry VI in a London Civic Manuscript. / Bourassa, Kristin.

In: Journal of Medieval History, Vol. 42, No. 4, 2016, p. 479-493.

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