Setting the Stage
1480's and the Tudors
The Tudor's dynasty started with a Welshman technically; by birthplace, but who was a male descendant of the infamous Owen Tudor who secretly married King Henry V's (Henry V was a Plantagenet) widow and sprung the dynasty, culminating in the last royal heir of Queen Elisabeth I. Henry VII claimed the throne through royal (somewhat sketchy links) as the last male Lancasterian and fought and won on the battlefield (he was the last king to take title to the English throne through battle, forget Cromwell, he was no King). Rather than trying to paraphrase the information, here is a direct excerpt from Wiki.
Previous ownership and period hand titling, notice on the inside seam the exposure of an older velum document...
Only a few lines are visible of the older velum document (used to bind the book).
Koberger signature and declaring the volume to be the work of Nicolas De Lyra
One of the engravings found in the book...
A floor plan---