Vatican sells facsimiles of Henry VIII letter that led to schism with Rome

Seems a bit costly:

Vatican sells facsimiles of Henry VIII letter that led to schism with RomeThe Vatican announced that 200 copies of the elaborately decorated parchment from 1530, which bore an appeal by English peers to Pope Clement VII asking for the annulment of Henry’s marriage, would go on sale for 50,000 euros (£43,000) each.

Each facsimile of the Causa Anglica, as the three-foot-long document is known, has taken two months to produce.A contemporaneous copy of the letter is kept in the National Archives in Kew but it is damaged and many of its 80 red wax seals are missing.

The Vatican hopes that the facsimiles will be bought by museums and national libraries around the world.

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