Henry 8 Tournai Groat and Half Groats (Gros) were issued without a portrait of the King but with Henry 8 name these were dated 1513, struck subsequent to the capture of the town in September 1513 from France. These are exceptionally rare (www.petitioncrown.com). These coins are the earliest British dated coins. Tournai remained under English control until October 1518 when Tournai was returned to France on the payment of 600’000 crowns.
The (now Belgian) city of Tournai, Flemish city dependent of the French Crown, was under English rule from 23 September 1513 until it was returned to France in 1519. During part of that time it was represented in the Parliament of England by two members.
An election is known to have taken place in about December 1513. It is not clear if there was any election for the next Parliament in 1515, but that would have been the last opportunity for this community to be represented in the English House of Commons.