Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Pension, ca. 1475, from Charles the Bold to Vassal Ranlequin de Fontaines

Identifier: 
exwsms124_1r
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 124
Title: 
Pension, ca. 1475, from Charles the Bold to Vassal Ranlequin de Fontaines
Alternative Title: 
MS 124, recto
Incipit: 
Charles par le grace dieu duc de Bourgogne de lothaire
Origin Date: 
1475
Origin Location: 
Nancy, France (Burgundy)
Description: 
Fifteenth-century, French charter of Charles the Bold (1433-1477), last reigning Duke of Burgundy, granting a pension to his faithful vassal Ranlequin de Fontaines for wounds he received during military service. The military service probably included Charles' 1475 campaign in Lorraine. The document is signed by Charles and several of his important advisers including the Bishop of Tournai. Other names mentioned include: Master Pierre Bogart, Jehan Ondart, and J. Gros. For complete transcription and translation of this document see bibliographic file.
Provenance: 
Written in Nancy, Duchy of Lorraine (Lothaire), modern day France in 1475. Document must have been written shortly after Charles' capture of Nancy in 1475, which he promptly lost to René II, Duke of Lorraine in 1476. The text reads, "donne en notre ville de nanc_," the rest of the word is cropped, but most likely refers to Nancy. "Copie" written in the same hand along the top; faded pencil inscription along the bottom; scribal inscription, in less formal hand just below text, "Ceste copie a este collotionne aux lesd. Originals par moy" followed by elaborate signature. Purchased by Special Collections, Waldo Library from Mackus Company, Fairlawn Ohio, in July of 2005.
Extent: 
single leaf with plica
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval--France
Subject: 
Charters
Subject: 
Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, 1433-1477
Subject: 
Military pensions--France
Subject: 
Nancy (France)--History--Sources
Language: 
fr
Dimensions: 
190 x 289 mm
Material: 
parchment
Binding: 
Housed behind glass in a modern, wooden frame (245 x 345) visible on one side only; dealer's prospectus on back.
Description of Hands: 
Burgundian Bastard (cursiva media/libraria) script
Additions and Marginalia: 
Later inscriptions identifying the manuscript.
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 124, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2013
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/tiff
Format-Extent: 
753,144,353 bytes
Is Referenced By: 
Lepage, Henri. Les archives de Nancy, ou Documents inédits relatifs à l'histoire de cette ville. Nancy: L. Winer, 1865.
Rights: 
Copyright 2013 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, all rights reserved. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries, Digitization Center: lib-dc@wmich.edu