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Tudor Signatures
« on: October 13, 2005, 04:32:42 PM »
Hi all! In this thread we can post piccies of the signatures of people from Tudor times, like the Tudor Letter thread.

I think this will be interesting to see just how certain nobles actually signed their name (usually just the title) and show us that not everyone had as nice a signature as Elizabeth I!

I'll start us off with the signature of Lord Ambrose Dudley:
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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2005, 04:33:34 PM »
Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, Lord Protector:

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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2005, 04:39:02 PM »
Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk:

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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2005, 04:40:05 PM »
Mary I. Notice how, as Umigon mentioned on another thread, she signs like a queen consort - Marye the Quene, rather than 'Mary R'.



Alas her handwriting not as neat as that of her sister!
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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2005, 04:42:19 PM »
Anne of Cleves. She signs just 'Anna'.

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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2005, 04:48:07 PM »
Lady Jane Grey:

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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2005, 04:48:58 PM »
Now this is a loopy one - John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland:

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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2005, 04:49:42 PM »
Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk:

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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2005, 04:50:35 PM »
Queen Katherine Parr - she signs 'Katherine the Quene, KP.'

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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2005, 04:52:51 PM »
And, of course, best of the lot:



Please post more guys!  :D
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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2005, 04:56:05 PM »
One more form me - Henry VIII.



Almost unreadable. But then, he always hated writing.
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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2005, 10:06:10 PM »
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One more form me - Henry VIII.



Almost unreadable. But then, he always hated writing.


From what I understand, this type of handwriting was not unique to Henry and it wasn't really because he hated to write. It was common in the 15th and at the turn of the 16th centuries - it is the midieval handwriting. I have seen some midieval manuscripts and the handwriting was very similar to this.

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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2005, 10:17:16 AM »
Thanks for the info Helen!

Here's some more signatures!
Catherine of Aragon - signed 'Katherina the quene'.



'Anne the quene' - Anne Boleyn's signature:




'Jane the Quene' - Jane Seymour's signature


Katherine Howard - ''Katheryn''.

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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2005, 10:25:31 AM »


This is the signature of Queen Elizabeth Woodville. She signed 'Elyzabeth'.

This one is Marguerite d'Anjou:



Two signatures of Margaret Beaufort. The first is signed 'M Rychemond' - the second is audaciously 'Margaret R'!



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Re: Tudor Signatures
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2005, 10:27:51 AM »
Signautre of Edward VI:



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"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
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