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Warrant for the payment of John Cabot’s pension, 22 February 1498

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Translated title of the contributionWarrant for the payment of John Cabot’s pension, 22 February 1498
Original languageEnglish
Publisher or commissioning bodyUniversity of Bristol
DatePublished - 5 Oct 2011


An annotated transcription of a pension warrant for John Cabot, dated 22 February 1498. This is accompanied by a 1,400-word introduction to the document and a photograph of the manuscript.

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Henry VII, Robert Bolman Other Identifier: TNA:PRO, E404/82, under date of 22 February 13 Henry VII The following conventions were employed when transcribing the document: the line spacing, spelling, capitalization, emphasis, and punctuation follow the manuscript; reconstructions of suspensions are in italics; ‘u’ and ‘v’ have been rendered according to the document rather than to modern usage. Elided words (‘thesaid’) have been separated for the sake of comprehension. Squared brackets indicate editorial interventions. This transcription was undertaken as part of the ‘Cabot Project’ (University of Bristol, 2009-) funded by the British Academy (SG100194) and Gretchen Bauta, a private Canadian benefactor.

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  • John Cabot, pension, 1498, Bristol, King Henry VII, Discovery

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