Source Four

Letters patent of Edward IV notifying the recipients that he has granted to his beloved and faithful servant Seman Mountford, knight, the office of constable of his castle of Kenilworth in Warwickshire, which John Pere, knight, now deceased, lately held and occupied, to have and occupy the same office himself or by deputy for life with all fees, profits and advantages of the same office. Given at Lancaster on [6] May [1483] 


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Letters patent of King Edward IV appointing a new constable of Kenilworth, 1483 Castle, Catalogue ref: DL 29/463/7565 

  • What is the office of constable of the castle? 
  • What does this source reveal about the importance of the castle to Edward IV?