Richard III May Have Had a Brummie Accent : Discovery News ~ Despite being the patriarch of the House of York, Richard likely spoke with an accent associated with West Midlands rather than northern England, according to language expert Philip Shaw, from the University of Leicester’s School of English. "That’s an accent you might well see in London,” Shaw said. Image: A scan of Richard III’s request for the Great Seal with postscript on treachery of Duke of Buckingham, 12 Oct 1483
Great Seal of Elizabeth I used by the Chancery, the Tudor Civil service, to show that the document attached was ordered in the Queen’s name. The pattern (or matrix) by Nicholas Hilliard. Used 1586 to 1603. The National Archives UK.