Letters of Henry VII

As a king of twenty-four years, Henry VII dispatched hundreds of letters, grants and commands throughout his realm and beyond during his lengthy reign. These letters related to all manner of state and personal business, and some have survived to the modern day.

Using the menu, you can view some of these letters, and read the very words he transcribed, or in some areas dictated, throughout his reign.

These letters have been sourced from the following accounts, and dates are included where known.

A letter featuring Henry VII signature in top-left corner


Letters and Papers Illustrative of the Reigns of Richard III and Henry VII (ed. J. Gairdner, London, 1863)

Public Record Office

Original Letters, Illustrative of English History Vols 1-3 (ed. H. Ellis, London, 1825)