Henry VII’s Letter to Carlisle in 1498: His Concerns about Retaining in a Border Fortress

  title={Henry VII’s Letter to Carlisle in 1498: His Concerns about Retaining in a Border Fortress},
  author={Gordon McKelvie},
  journal={Northern History},
  pages={149 - 166}
  • G. McKelvie
  • Published 13 June 2017
  • History
  • Northern History
Henry VII’s reign has been the subject of increased study in recent years, in particular his relationship with the nobility and his determination to ensure the loyalty of his subjects. Henry VII was adept at utilising the numerous methods at his disposal in order to keep his crown. This article makes a contribution to this broader understanding of Henry VII’s reign by focusing on one document, a letter to the city of Carlisle dated 15 February 1498, which ordered that the statutes relating to… 
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