Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 1, 1509-1514. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1920.
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Sanuto, XVIII., 441.
|[Note of letters received 16 Aug. 1514.]|
|From merchants, London, 1 Aug.—Three ships lading cloth, one for Constantinople and two for Scio.|
|Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 461.|
Galba B. III., 165. B.M.
|3109. [5290.] SPINELLY to [HENRY VIII.].|
|Wrote ... of the last month. Letters have come from the Emperor, dated 20 ..., from Leouns, four days journey beyond Inspruck "[which] letters came to his ambassadors, (fn. 1) " containing, as the President [declares,] many excuses for not keeping his promise with the King; and if he had had the 30,000 crowns of gold, all the affairs would have gone another way; that the marriage of the Prince of Castile and the Princess should be solemnized at Antwerp [or] Makelyn; that he has not yet ratified the truce; that the Pope means to persevere in amity with him and Aragon; that the German troops have defeated the Venetians at Marrane; and that the Pope offers to negotiate between them. The Viceroy of Naples does not prosecute the war with vigour, seeking to prolong the war, so that the King of Aragon may have the governance of all the Emperor's places there, and his army paid by others. The Aragonese ambassador endeavours to have many Spaniards expelled from this Court, fearing they should persuade the Prince to go into Spain sooner than he should. He has asked that Donna Kateryna de Castir, who lately came out of England, may be retained for the service of the Princess, at her coming over. Meanwhile she shall wait upon the Prince's sisters. Again begs repayment of money paid to the "companyon" in France. Expects a resolution upon the Emperor's coming down when Moreton arrives "there" with money. Brussells, 1 Aug. 1514. Signed.|
|Pp. 2, mutilated.|
32,091, f. 100. B.M.
|2. Modern copy of the above.|
Sp. Transcr., I., 5, f. 432. R.O.
|3110. THE EMPEROR.|
|Maximilian's acknowledgment of receipt of 100,000 cr. from Louis king of France in the name of the King of Aragon, to be used in conquest of Milan; all the conquered territory to be held on behalf of the Kings of France and Aragon and subsequently delivered as shall be treated between them. Gemund, 1 Aug. 1514.|
|French. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 2. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 182.|
R.T. 137, f. 69. B.M.
|3111. [5294 (2).] FRANCE.|
|Commission to Norfolk, Wolsey and Fox to treat for the peace and marriage with France. See GRANTS IN AUGUST, No. 6.|
|Modern copy, pp. 2.|
Hist. MSS. Com., Rep. on Various Collections, vol. II., p. 308.
|3112. SIR GILBERT TALBOT, Junior.|
|General pardon to Sir Gilbert Talbot, junior, late of Grafton, Worc. 2 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII.|
Galba B. III., 211. B.M.
|3113. [5292.] SIR RICHARD WINGFIELD and THOMAS SPINELLY to HENRY VIII.|
|Wrote last on the ... of this month. Have had none from the King "but only a letter [directed to my] Lady Archduchess with other to the Lords [of Nassau?] D[e M]ortain, Ligny and Zevemberghe, which were se[nt unto] us by your master of the Posts." Yesterday went to my Lady's "messe," and delivered the [King's] letters. Having read them, she, with a glad countenance, said she found that the King continued in his favorable disposition towards the Prince of Castile. Their conference was interrupted by Chievres, Sainctpy, and their accomplices, apparently expecting to hear news confirming the bruit here that the King has agreed with France and sent an ambassade thither. My Lady said she would show them the King's letters, that "they might dine with better appetite." Have since understood they were satisfied with the King's letters. My Lady and Marnix have spoken to them in favor of the patron of the carack. Subjects of these countries are daily taken prisoners by the French and Scotch, and no redress can be obtained. This morning "the Captain Simon Fraun[cçoys hath been] with us," and said he and Jenyn le Cousturi[er] had offered their services to the Lieutenant of Tournay. Brussels, 2 August 1514. Signed.|
|Pp. 2, mutilated. Add. and endd. at ƒ. 146 b.|
32,091, f. 101. B.M.
|2. Modern copy of the above.|
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 40. R.O.
|3114. [5295.] TOURNAY.|
|Indenture witnessing receipt, 3 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII., by Sir Rob. Dymmok, treasurer, from Sir Richard Jarnyngham, of 20,000l., of which 48,000 cr. at 4s. 2d. each, are for the pay of the garrison. Signed by Dymmok.|
|Small paper, p. 1.|
Ib., f. 41. R.O.
|3115. [5297.] ANTHONY ABBOT OF ST. BERTIN to WOLSEY.|
|Is glad to hear of his good health as of a valued friend. Wishes to know the certainty of the flying reports about the peace. As to the archdeaconry which the King, through Wolsey, promised him in compensation of his losses by the late war, which promise Sir Edw. Ghilleford by letter confirmed; does not distrust the promise of such a King through such a prelate, but would gladly know if there is any change in the thing or if he is to do anything. Ex Popringis, pridie nonas Aug. Signed.|
|Lat., p. 1. Add.: Bp. of Lincoln.|
Ib., f. 42. R.O.
|3116. [5299.] SIR RICHARD WINGFIELD and SIR THOMAS SPINELLY to HENRY VIII.|
|Wrote last yesterday. Enclose two letters received last night from Sir Robert Wingfield, ambassador in Germany. Will send information when they know what news has been received by the Archduchess. Brussels, 4 Aug. 1514. Signed.|
|P. 1. Add.|
Sanuto, XVIII., 425.
|[Note of letters received 8 Aug. 1514.]|
|From Vetor Lippomano, dated Rome 3 and 4 Aug.—Agreement with England considered settled and bets made at 12 to 100 on the French being in Milan by the end of August. The Pope received letters on the 4th stating that France had agreed to the English demands and sent commission to the General of Normandy to conclude.|
|Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 458.|
|5 Aug.||3118. WOLSEY.|
|Abp. of York. See GRANTS IN AUGUST, No. 9.|
R. MS. 13 B. II., f. 87 (No. 234). B.M. Ep. Reg. Sc. I., 197.
|3119. JAMES V. to LEO X.|
|Has written frequently to no purpose, that, while the Popes have been accustomed before disposing of cathedrals and monasteries to await the nomination of other kings, they have granted by bulls to the kings of Scotland an 8 months' indulgence, during which time they would confer benefices exceeding the value of 200 ducats according to the King's request. Even benefices vacant by the death of the holders at Rome were not granted away by Julius II. except upon the letters of James IV. Wrote lately to the Pope requesting his protection and that the privileges of the kingdom should not be infringed during his minority. It is unsafe for the kingdom that the more important prelacies should be conferred contrary to the King's wish; as the church is the first Estate of the realm, and the Archbp. of St. Andrew's has the charge of the King. The Pope's briefs, 4 Oct. 1513, sent by Balthasar [Stewart] declared that he would do nothing injurious to the peace of the kingdom. Asks therefore that the Bp. of Aberdeen, his tutor, may be translated to St. Andrew's, and George, abbot of the Augustine Monestery of Holyrood, promoted to the Bpric. of Aberdeen, Patrick, abbot of Cambuskenneth, to Holyrood, and the Abbey of Cambuskenneth commended to Andrew, bp. of Caithness for life. Recommends also Gawin Douglas for the monastery of Arbroath, Jas. Hepburn to Dunfermling, Alex. Stewart to Incheffray, the Bp. of Lismore to Glenluce, and David Hume to Coldingham. Parliament has lately decreed not to submit to any violation of their privileges. Perth, 5 Aug. 1514.|
|Lat., copy, pp. 2.|
|Adv. MS. 425.||3120. JAMES V. to LEO X.|
|To the same effect as the preceding, with some verbal differences. Undated.|
R.MS. 13 B.II., f. 87b (No. 235). B.M. Ep. Reg. Sc. I., 200.
|3121. JAMES V. and Q. MARGARET to CARDINAL. [OF ST. MARK].|
|Their privileges with regard to prelacies are well known to the Cardinal, who did in that matter great service to James IV. Request his assistance, that all prelacies may be conferred according to royal letters. Parliament has decreed not to suffer any infringement. Perth, 5 Aug. anno xiv &c.|
|Latin. Lat., copy, p. 1.|
R. MS. 13 B. II., f. 87b (No. 236). B.M. Ep. Reg. Sc. I., 201.
|3122. JAMES V. and Q. MARGARET to CARDINAL. [of ST. MARK].|
|Request him to expedite bulls relating to the Archbishopric of St. Andrew's and the monasteries, as the state requires the services of the Primate, who has been James's tutor (nutricius) from childhood. Perth, 5 Aug. supra.|
|Lat., copy, p. 1.|
R. MS. 13 B. II., 88 (No. 237). B.M. Ep. Reg. Sc. I., 202.
|3123. JAMES V. and Q. MARGARET to CARDINAL. [of ST. MARK].|
|Send a copy of their letter to the Pope concerning the prelacies, Thank him for his influence exerted in their favor. Recommend the Bp. of Caithness to the Abbey of Cambuskenneth. Even though their cause be lost at Rome, will have their own way in Scotland. Desire credence for the bearer. Perth, ut supra.|
|Lat., copy, p.1.|
Vitell. C. XI., f. 168. B.M. Lett, de Rois, II., 541. (Documents Inédits.)
|3124. [5302.] LOUIS XII. to WOLSEY.|
|Has frequently heard from the Duke of Longueville and the General of Normandy the good services rendered by Wolsey in furthering the amity of the two kingdoms. Has entire confidence in him. St. Germain-en-Laye, 5 Aug. Signed.|
|French. P. 1. Add.: Mons. de Lincone.|
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 43. R.O.
|3125. [5301.] LEO X. to HENRY VIII.|
|Credence in behalf of Will. Burbank, secretary and executor of Chr. [Bainbridge] Cardinal St. Praxedis, deceased. Rome, 5 Aug. 1514, 2 pont. Seal lost. Countersigned: Ja. Sadoletus.|
|Lat., parchment, p. 1. Add.|
Ib., f. 44. R.O.
|3126. [5304.] SIR ROBERT WINGFIELD to HENRY VIII.|
|Wrote last on the 30th July from this town, stating that the Emperor would speak with him within two or three days; which he had not done, either waiting for news from Brabant, or letters from Henry on the subject of which Wingfield wrote from Gratz in Styremarke, 31 May. On 2 Aug. Cardinal Gurce left for Augsburg, intending to return in ten or twelve days to Insbrook to meet the Emperor, thence to Verona, there to remain as governor and lieutenant to the Emperor in Italy. Had little communication with him, suspecting him. The Emperor expects to hear of the taking of Creme, and other wild rumors. Gemund, 6 Aug. 1514.|
|Hol., p. 1. Add.|
Milan Transcripts. R.O.
|3127. THE SWISS.|
|Letters from the Milanese ambassadors with the Swiss, dated 5 and 6 Aug. 1514, reporting the conclusions taken by the Swiss with the English ambassadors, who left Berne on the 6th.|
|Italian. See Milan Calendar, I, Nos. 708–10.|
Leonis X. Regesta, vol. I., No. 10,780.
|3128. LEO X. to HENRY VIII.|
|Desires favour for Hadrian Bardus, Florentine, who has dwelt in England nigh 30 years. Rome, 6 Aug. 1514.|
|Latin. Modern abstract.|
Exch. Dipl. Doct., 766. R.O. Rymer XIII., 413.
|3129. [5305.] FRANCE.|
|Treaty of peace and friendship between France and England and their confederates on both sides. Signed by the French commissioners, Loys D'Orleans, John de Selva, Thomas Bohier. London, 7 Aug. 1514.|
|Enrolled on French Roll, 6 Hen VIII. p. 1, m. 11 to 13. [Described at length in Spanish Calendar, Vol. II., Nos. 183–5, from copies at Paris.]|
|Calig. D. VI.,
|2. [5305(2).] Confirmation of the above by Henry VIII. London,—Aug. 1514.|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
9, f. 46. R.O.
|3. [5305(3).] Draft of the treaty, corrected by Fox and Wolsey, and signed by Henry VIII. at beginning and end.|
3,462, f. 143. B.M.
|4. [5305(4).] Heads of the above.|
|Contemporaneous copy, in an Italian hand.|
30,660, f. 354. B.M.
|5. Modern copy of § 1 dated 17 (sic) Aug. 1514.|
|Lat., pp. 34.|
Exch. Dipl. Doct., 764. R.O. Rymer XIII., 428.
|3130. [5306.] LOUIS XII.|
|Engagement of L. d'Orleans, John de Selva, and T. Bohier, on part of Louis XII., to pay one million of gold crowns to Henry VIII. (fn. 2); the first instalment of 50,000 francs to commence 1 Nov. London, 7 Aug. 1514. Signed.|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
9, f. 63. R.O.
|2. [5306(2).] Draft of the above.|
|Calig. D. VI.,
|3. [5306(3).] Another draft of the same signed by Henry VIII.|
|Lat., mutilated, pp. 17.|
Exch. Dipl. Doct., 751. R.O. Rymer XIII., 423.
|3131. [5307.] LOUIS XII.|
|Treaty of marriage between Louis XII. and the Princess Mary. Signed by Loys d'Orleans, John de Selva, Thomas Bohier. London, 7 Aug. 1514.|
|Enrolled on French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII., p. 1., m. 20 (injured).|
|Vitell. C. XI.,
|2. Copy of the articles of the above treaty.|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
9, f. 76. R.O.
|3. [5307(2).] Modern copy.|
30,664, f. 251.
|4. Modern copy of the above.|
|Lat., pp. 12.|
|Vitell. B. II.,
|3132. [5543.] [BP. OF WORCESTER] to [WOLSEY].|
|In the marriage contract with the French the Pope desires that he should be mentioned with honor, as he was the first to propose it to France and England, and he desires that the former should be aware of their obligation. If the friendship between Henry VIII. and the King Catholic endure it will be easy to bridle the inconstancy of the French. The Pope is displeased that he has received no notice from England of this affair, although the French have bragged for the last eight days that the marriage has been concluded. They say the same of the treaty, which ought not to have been divulged, to make it appear that the Swiss have been abandoned by England. As to the treaty of which [Wolsey] has sent the writer a copy of the articles which he believes will be concluded, the Pope is pleased with it, but does not think it proper that the Swiss should be expressly mentioned. Sends a copy of a note received from his Holiness of points he wishes inserted. If this is done it will bind his Holiness to grant the legation, if not for life, at least in prorogation. Once again reminds him that in the marriage and treaty all regard should be had for the Pope's honour.|
|Lat.; in the hand of Peter Vannes. Pp. 3, mutilated.|
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 80. R.O.
|3133. [5776.] THE NAVY.|
|Bill of the charges of the Great Elizabeth from Camfere to Portsmouth, viz.:—To a loadsman from Camffere to the Ramykyns 20s.; to Copyn Perres, of Flussynge, for bringing her out of the Wellynges, 40s.; to Andreas, pilot for the coast of Flanders, 5l.; the wages of the master (4l.), the high boatswain (30s.) and 111 other mariners named (from 12s. to 6s. each); two loadsmen for the coast of England 3l. 13s. 4d.; Ric. Nele's costs, &c.|
|Headed by Wolsey:" To Sir John Daunce, knight." With this note by him at the end:" Fellow Mr. Daunce, you must pay the said sum of 75l. 9s. 4d. to Jacob Tylman, master of the great ship of Lubeke lately bought by the King.—T. Lincoln."|
|Subscribed with receipt for the above by Tylman's executors, Hans Vorwardt and Albreht Heyse, dated 8 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII.|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
230, f. 216. R.O.
|2. Wolsey's order to Daunce to pay to the captain of the Great Ship of Lubeck, lately bought by the King, the sum specified in the indenture in Daunce's hands, deducting money already advanced and 100l. paid him by John Dawtrey. Signed: J. Lincoln.|
|Hol., p. 1.|
Exch. Dipl. Doct., 753. R.O. Rymer XIII., 431.
|3134. [5311.] LOUIS XII.|
|Commission to L. duke d'Orleans to be his proxy for marriage with Princess Mary. St. Germain-en-Laye, 8 Aug. 1514.|
Books, 2, p. 309. R.O.
|"The Boke of wages of crues and pioners, with other charges by commandement of the Kinges Councell."|
|[Entering under the name of each captain the period for which payment is made, the names and wages of his petty captains and number of his men with their wages, petty captains at 2s., soldiers at 6d., demilances at 9d. the day. The captains and periods are:—]|
|Sir Nic. Vauxe, soldiers, 23 Feb. to 22 March 5 Hen. VIII. and five following months (separate entries) to 9 Aug., petty captains Robert Smart and Robert Dounall. Sir Richard Whethyll, demilances, 9 March to 5 April 5 Hen. VIII. and 5½ months to 7 Sept., petty captain Ric. Wyndebank. Hugh Willyes, Th. Murton, John Mountford and Charles Villers, soldiers, themselves petty captains, 9 March to 5 April 5 Hen. VIII. and 4½ months to 9 Aug. John Rawlens, soldiers, 9 March to 5 April and 4½ months to 9 Aug., petty captain Thomas Wodshawe: A crew of pioneers (at 6d. the day) working at Guisnes by command of Sir Thomas Lovell 16 to 21 May 6 Hen. VIII., viz., John Whatnall and John Petit, clerks, and 99 others named. John Rawlens, soldiers, himself petty captain, 10 Aug. to 7 Sept. 6 Hen. VIII. Paid to dykers casting the town ditch of Guisnes by command of Sir Edward Belknap 22 May, 55s. The crew of pioneers above indicated for three weeks (separate entries) to 13 June. To John Andreson by Sir E. Belknapp's command, for pioneers at Guisnes. Crews of pioneers at 6d., pioneers at 4d., turf cutters at 5d., and turf layers at 6d. (none named except the clerks, John Whetnall and John Pecok) with some payments for cartage from 18 June to 4 Aug. Payments of 22s. and 28s. to Edw. Fynkell and Henry Benet for their costs from Calais to Guisnes sundry times to pay the pioneers.|
|Delivered to Sir Nic. Vauxe, lieutenant of Guysnes castle, by Ant. Nele, for fortifications at Guisnes by command of the King's Council, 50l.; and by command of Sir Th. Lovell other 50l., and 20s. to Thomas Prout, bailiff of Marque, for "spialles" (dates not given). Payments about the purchase of salt 21 May 6 Hen. VIII. by command of Sir Thomas Lovell, 99l. 3½d.|
|Pp. 40. With titlepage in vellum.|
Lansd. 818, f. 9. B.M.
|3136. [5315(2).] FRANCE.|
|"The publication of the peace between King Henry VIII. and King Lewis of France the XII."; announcing peace made "to begin this 7th day of this present month" of August.|
|"Idem proclaimed the 5th of April between Henry VIII. and Francis of France."|
|Copy, p. 1. See GRANTS IN AUGUST, No. 17.|
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 217. R.O.
|3137. SURVEY OF THE NAVY.|
|Expenses of Sir Henry Wyat, Sir Andrew Wyndsore, Sir Thomas Wyndham, George Dalison, and Thomas Tamworth, commissioners for viewing such tackle, &c., as remained in the great ships at Erith, Wolwich and other places in the Themmes "after their arrival," viz., from Wednesday 26 July 6 Hen. VIII. to 11 Aug. following.|
|Showing totals under heads of "cotydian diettes," boat hire, reward to mariners, purchase of a ream of paper (3s. 4d.), reward to writers of bills and indentures, and reward to Nic. Losse, gunner, attending the Commissioners "for their more sure instruction and knowledge of the King's ordnance"; in all, 11l. 12s. 6d.|
|Ib., f. 218.
|2. Another copy, with additional entries (by way of petition) of 6l. 13s. 4d. to Dalison and Tamworth, auditors, and their clerks and 66s. 8d. to Tamworth for writing an inventory of all the stuff "containing 50 leaves of paper."|
|Large paper, p. 1.|
|Ib., f. 219.
|3. Commencement of a bill of the above expenses from 26 to 31 July upon a more detailed plan giving day by day the amount and price of beef, mutton, pigs, chickens, &c. and beer; for instance, 8d. was given for a fresh salmon.|
|ii. On the back.—A draft of § 2.|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
9, f. 88. R.O.
|4. [5316.] Another copy of § 2 with some of the amounts reduced.|
|ii. On the back.—Tamworth's receipt of the money, 16l. 16s. 6d., from Sir John Daunce, 25 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII.|
|Large paper, p. 1.|
|Ib., f. 224.
|5. [5721(2).] Inventories of ordnance and tackle in the following ships, The Great Nicholas (ordnance), The Gaberell Ryall (tackle, at her laying up 26 July 6 Hen. VIII., and ordnance), The Soveran (ordnance), Kateren Fortileza (ordnance, 3 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII, and tackle, 27 July), Mary Rose (ordnance), The Gret Barbara before called the Mawdelyn (tackle and ordnance), and The Gret Elsabethe (ordnance).|
Books, 13. R.O.
|6. Inventory of "stuff, tackle, apparel, ordnance, artillery and habiliments of war" in the King's ships 27 July 6 Hen. VIII., viewed by Sir Henry Wyat, Sir Andrew Wyndsore, George Dalyson and Thomas Tamworth, commissioners, and delivered by indentures, the tackle in every case to John Hopton and the ordnance and artillery as follows.|
|[Every mast, pulley, yard, stay, &c., and among the ordnance all guns, pikes, shot, &c., are entered under each ship's name.]|
|Ships are the Henry Grace de Dewe (ordnance to Thomas Spert, master, and William Bonythan, purser), Trynite Soveraigne (ordnance to John Millet and Thomas Elderton), Gabriell Royall (Millet and Elderton), Kateryn Fortaleza (Millet and Elderton), Grete Barbara (ordnance to John Restryk, master, and John Warwyk, purser), Grete Nicolas (Millet and Elderton), John Baptist (John Kempe, master, and John Dobbys, purser), Mary Roose (John Browne, master, and John Bryarley, purser), Peter Pome Granett (Wm. Forde, master, and David Boner, purser), Grete Elizabeth (John Clogge, master, and Wm. Felow, purser), Crist of Grenewich (Philip Tyes, master, and John Bayly), Kateryn Galie (Millet and Elderton), Roose Galie (Millet and Elderton).|
|The King's storehouse at Erith:—Similar inventories, the tackle delivered to Hopton and the ordnance to Millet and Elderton.|
|Large paper, pp. 93. A bound volume.|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
9, f. 37. R.O.
|7. [5276.] Inventory of the Peter Pomgarnatha, being in the Thames, 28 July 6 Hen. VIII.|
|Pp. 2. Endd.: Per D'd Bonar pursar.|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
230, f. 221. R.O.
|8. Inventory of the tackling of the Great Elizabeth.|
|Ib., f. 223.
|9. Five unsigned indentures witnessing delivery by Sir Henry Wyat, Sir Andrew Wyndesore, George Dalyson and Th. Tamworth, commissioners to view the ordnance remaining in the King's ships, to John Milett and Th. Elderton, of guns, &c. (specified), viz., from:—|
|(1) The Gabriell Riall, 26 July.|
|(2) The Kateryn Galye and the Rose Galye, 1 Aug.|
|(3) The Storehouse at Erith, 1 Aug.|
|(4) The Trinity Soverayne, 3 Aug.|
|(5) The Kateryn Forteliza, 3 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII.|
|Each, p. 1.|
|Ib., f. 228.
|10. Indenture 9 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. witnessing delivery to John Hopton by Sir Henry Wiatt, Sir Andrew Wyndesore, Sir Thomas Wyndam, George Dalison and Th. Tamworth, commissioners to view the stuff remaining in the King's ships, of the tackle (detailed) of the Great Elizabeth. Signed by all the Commissioners.|
|Ib., f. 229.||11 The like, 9 Aug. for the Mary Rose.|
|Ib., f. 230.||12. The like, 9 Aug., for the Cryst of Grenewich.|
|Ib., f. 231.||13. The like, 11 Aug., for the Peter Pomegarnerd.|
57 (1). R.O.
|14. File of indentures made between 3 July and 11 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. witnessing delivery of ships' tackle and ordnance out of various ships (mostly to John Hopton, overseer of the King's ships or to John Millet and Thomas Elderton), by Sir Henry Wyatt, Sir Andrew Wyndesore, George Dalyson and Thomas Tamworth, commissioners appointed to view ordnance and habiliments remaining in the King's ships. Two subsidiary inventories dated 24 May 5 Hen. VIII. made with the purser of Anne Galant are annexed, together with some lists.|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
9, f. 90. R.O.
|15. [5317.] "A brief abstract and calendar concerning the viewing of the King's ships taken by Sir Henry Wyat, Sir Andrew Windsor and others"; sc., 1, at Erith, The Henry Grace de Dieu, The Trinity Sovereign, The Gabriel Royal, The Catherine Forteleza, The Catherine Galy and The Rose Galy, The Storehouse at Erith; 2, at Woolwich, The Great Barbara, The Great Nicholas, The John Baptist; 3, at the Blackwall, The Mary Rose, The Peter Pome Granade, The Great Elizabeth; 4, at Deptford, The Crist of Greenwich. A list of indentures made with John Hopton, for tackle, and with John Millet and Thomas Elderton, for ordnance.|
57 (2). R.O.
|16. File of inventories, indentures, etc., viz.:—(1) Bill, 23 March 5 Hen. VIII., witnessing receipt by Ric. Gresham, mercer, from Sir John Daunce, of 10l. for expenses, going to Camfer to receive the Lubyke ship called Salvator, bought of Jacob Tydeman. (2) Bill, 25 March 4 Hen. VIII., of receipt by John Whedde master of the George of Whinchelse, from John Daunce, for freights. (3) Indenture, 7 July 6 Hen. VIII., witnessing receipt by George Harward, merchant tailor, from Sir John Daunce, of 85l. 4s. 10d., for victuallers; also (4, 5) bill of particulars annexed. (6) Acknowledgment by the purser of the Hary Grase Adew of receipts of iron work from Cornelius Johnson on 15 April, 18 May and 6 June. (7–9) "A brief abstract" etc. (copy of § 15, above, with note to the entry of The Crist of Grenewich that "upon the file of indentures" are two indentures with the purser of the Anne Galant concerning this). (10–17, 23–6, 30–3, 35) Inventories of ships' tackle and ordnance connected with the proceedings noted in § § 7–9 above. (18) "Conduct money for soldiers and mariners of the Lezard" [The men's names bracketed with the places to which they go, viz., Saham in Norfolk, Beaumaris in Wales, Yarmouth in Norfolk, Hull in Yorkshire, Plymouth in Devonshire, Harwich in Essex and Tynemouth in Northumberland, distances from London given.] (19) List of ordnance shipped to Calais by Sir Th. Lovell and Sir John Cutte, 15 July 5 Hen. VIII. (20) Bill of Sir Wm. Trevanyon for wages of the Jorge or Lityll Jorge, of Fowey, from 15 to 25 April and from 25 April to 23 May, with holograph note by Sir T. Wyndam to Mr. Dautre to pay it. (21) Similar bill for the Sabyan, captain William Sabyan; Wyndam's note dated 10 ... 6 Hen. VIII., with postscript requesting Dautre to victual the Sabyan for three weeks from Monday next "and that shall make his next victualling to begin at the next entry with us." (22) A bill of Nicholas Roberts for horse harness, with note that it was paid by Hugh Fuller on 31 Oct. (23–26) See § § 10–17. (27) Bill of Cornelius Johnson, the King's smith, for binding brass gunstocks called "curtowe stockes," of Haunce Pope Rutter's making, and others called "lycerdes," of John Cavallcant's provision, and for other iron work for the Tower: signed by Sir Ric. Cholmeley. (28) Memorandum of warrants required and information asked, apparently, by the auditors of Sir Thomas Wyndham's account for the army by sea, beginning" First, to know whether my lord Feres four captains and four petty captains should be parcel of the ordinary number or not, for they have wages besides the retinue." (29) Distribution of the dead shares of the Harry Grace a Dew (among the several ratings) and of the crew (in the several parts of the ship). (30–33) See §§ 10–17. (34) Muster roll headed "The iiijth musters and the vth musters at Tournay" (but this heading seems to be crossed through) naming Clement Skelton's company of 102 demi-lances: signed Wyllughby W.—Sr. Nicholas Vaws—Edward Belknapp. With some jottings about the number of "The Lord Darcy is retenew." (35) See §§ 10–17.|
Sanuto, XVIII., 469.
|[Note of letters received 26 Aug. 1514.]|
|From Ambassador Dandolo, Poissy, 11 Aug.—The agreement is made, and was published in London on the 2nd. On the 13th the marriage will be made, that is the King's ambassadors will touch the Queen's hand.|
|Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 470.|
Harl. MS. 3,462, f. 142 b. B.M. Fabroni, Vit. Leon. X. Not. 38.
|3139. [5319.] HENRY VIII. to LEO X.|
|After many discussions between his Council and the French ambassadors, they have arranged a peace, including the Holy See and its lands, and Bologna by name, the Empire and the Prince of Castile, allowing the former a year and the latter three months to join. His efforts to have the Duke of Milan included could not prevail. Of the King of Aragon nothing has been said by either party, as he likes to look after his own interests without interference. The Scots are included by France on certain conditions, which Henry thinks they will not observe. The peace is to be confirmed under ecclesiastical penalties. The Pope will learn more from the Bp. of Worcester. The Princess Mary is to be given in marriage to France. She had been betrothed at thirteen years of age to the Prince of Castile, then nine years old, on the stipulation that when he was fourteen he should send his proxies to England, and solemnly espouse her per verba de prœsenti. His governors neglected it, and last year when the King was at Lisle, [and again] on the 15th May last he impressed this matter frequently on their attention without effect. Taking the advice of his Council, his sister solemnly annulled the engagement, and was betrothed to the King of France. Thinks their alliance will be of great importance to the weal of Christendom, and they can now turn their arms against its common enemies. Greenwich, 12 Aug. 1514.|
|Lat., pp. 3. Contemporary copy, in an Italian hand.|
|A translation is in Halliwell's Royal Letters, I, 225.|
Transcr., I., 62. R.O.
|2. Modern transcript from the original at Rome.|
|Lat., pp. 3.|
|3. Contemporary copy of the above. [Entered under date 8 Sept. 1514.]|
|See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 487.|
Add. MS. 15,387, f. 25. B.M. Theiner, 514.
|3140. [5318.] THE SAME to THE SAME.|
|Requesting him to make the Bishop of Lincoln (Wolsey) a cardinal, with all the honors held by the late Cardinal of York. His merits are such that the King esteems him above the dearest friends, and can do nothing of the least importance without him. Greenwich, 12 Aug. 1514.|
|Lat., copy, pp. 5.|
Galba B. III., 146. B.M.
|3141. [5320.] WOLSEY and FOX to GERARD DE PLEINE.|
|Are surprised that the letters to the Emperor, which De Planis and John Cola read, have not yet reached the Emperor's hands as they supposed. Have accordingly asked the Chief Secretary whether the said letters had been sent to the Emperor, as resolved; and have found by some carelessness they are still in the Secretary's hands. They will immediately have them sent off to the Lady of Savoy with other letters to the Emperor. Thank him for the services he has rendered them with the said Lady, and hope that the friendship between their master and those Princes will be permanent. Will take care that Andreas de Costa has justice in the matter of the alum. London, 12 August 1514. Signed: T. Lincoln, post. Ebor.—Ri. Wynton.|
|Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: Præstantissimo Gerardo de Pleine, Consilii D. Principis Castellæ Presidenti, &c.|
R.T. 137, f. 231. R.O.
|3142. [5321.] LOUIS XII.|
|Instrument by Robert Thonys, clk., of Norwich dioc., LL.B., canon of Lincoln and Salisbury, notary apostolic, of the engagement, made in the house of the bp. of Lincoln, postulate of York, in the parish of St. Clement without Temple Bar, of Louis XII.'s ambassadors for the payment of the 1,000,000 g. cr. London, 12 Aug. 1514. Witnesses: the bp. of Lincoln, Mr. Thomas Larbre, canon of the King's free chapel of St. Stephen, Westminster, Wm. Edwardys, notary public, and Thomas Honnege.|
|Lat. Modern copy, pp. 13, from a Paris MS. marked as Collated with the original at Paris, 22 Feb. 1524.|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
230, f. 232. R.O.
|Receipt, 12 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII., from Sir John Daunce, by Thomas Halley, "otherwise called Rogecrosse persevaund," for 4l., viz., 2s. a day for 40 days from 12 Aug. ao 6, he being "appointed to convey a Frenchman to Scotland."|
Exch. Accts., 203 (3). R.O.
|Indenture made at Calais, 12 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII., witnessing receipt, from John Shurley, cofferer, John Myklow and Th. Byrkes, by Ant. Neale and Wm. Bryswod, merchants of the Staple, upon the King's letter dated Greenwich, 8 Aug., of "the remains of victuals sent unto Cales for the King's first army there."|
|Giving amounts, persons by whom delivered, &c., of flour, malt, bacon, hops, bay salt, empty beer barrels and cart and mill horses. Signed: per me Thomam Byrkes.|
|Large parchment. Endd.: A endentor of remain wt the letter of the Kyng.|
Sp. Transcr., I., 5, f. 434. R.O.
|3145. FERDINAND OF ARAGON.|
|Ferdinand's instructions for the bp. of Trinopoli, his preacher, and Gabriel de Orti, his chaplain, envoys extraordinary to France.|
|Has always desired a firm alliance between the Emperor, France and himself, and having now persuaded the Emperor, Queen of Castile and Prince Charles thereto and obtained the Emperor's power, brought by Orti, he immediately sends the said Orti back to France for the conclusion. (fn. 3) Should the news that the King of France has married the sister of the King of England prove true they must insist only on the marriage of the Infante Ferdinand with Madame Renée; but if not, the King of France must fulfil his promises by consummating the marriage with Madame Eleanor. Conditions of the marriage with Madame Renée. The demand of the King of France that Naples should go to the Infante is a new thing. Count Pedro Navaro is to be released. Dower of Madame Eleanor. Enterprise on Milan. Emperor and Venetians.|
|Spanish. Modern transcript from Paris, pp. 7. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 186. No. 187 describes powers sent on this occasion.|
Exch. Dipl. Doct., 767. R.O. Rymer, XIII., 432.
|3146. [5322.] MARRIAGE OF PRINCESS MARY.|
|Notarial instrument stating that, 13 Aug. 1514, at the royal manor of Greenwich, present Henry VIII., Queen Katharine, the Abp. of Canterbury, Thomas postulate of York, the Dukes of Buckingham, Norfolk and Suffolk, the Bishops of Winchester and Durham, the Marquis of Dorset, the Earls of Shrewsbury, Surrey, Essex and Worcester, John de Selva and Thomas Bohier, appeared the Princess Mary and the Duke of Longueville, and after a Latin speech by the Archbishop and John de Selva, and the reading of the French King's letters patent by the Bp. of Durham, the Duke of Longueville, taking with his right the right hand of the Princess Mary, read the French King's words of espousal (recited) in French. Then the Princess, taking the right hand of the Duke of Longueville, read her part of the contract (recited) in the same tongue. Then the Duke of Longueville signed the schedule and delivered it for signature to the Princess Mary, who signed Marye; after which the Duke delivered the Princess a gold ring, which the Princess placed on the fourth finger of her right hand. Louis XII.'s commission recited (dated St. Germain en Laye 8 Aug. 1514). Attested by Robert Toneys and William Edwardis.|
|Latin. Large parchment. Enrolled on French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 17.|
R.O. Rymer, XIII., 428.
|2. Verba sponsalia of Loys d'Orleans Duke de Longueville as proxy for Louis XII. in his marriage with the Princess Mary. Signed. French.|
|Vitell. C. XI.,
167. B.M. Rym., XIII., 433.
|3. The marriage contract of the Princess Mary with Loys duke of Longueville as proxy of Louis XII.|
|Fr., copy. P. 1.|
|ii. On the reverse:—The contract of Loys duke of Longueville in behalf of Louis XII. Signed.|
|French. P. 1.|
34,208, f. 27. B.M.
|3147. MARY to LOUIS XII.|
|Received the letters written with his own hand and heard with great pleasure what the Duke of Longueville said on his behalf. Will love him as cordially as she can. Longueville will relate how all has been concluded. Ends: "de la main de votre humble compagne, MARIE."|
|French. Modern copy of an original in Mary's own hand, p. 1.|
No. 1. R.O.
|2. Two other modern copies.|
|Each, p. 1.|
Misc. Book, 2, p. 265. R.O.
|3148. THE NAVY.|
|[Accounts of victual (i.e. beer) delivered (apparently by Ric. Palshid) to the Navy showing in the case of each ship the name of the purser, the number of men. and the number of tuns of beer.]|
|i. "Victual delivered to the ships following by virtue of Master Sir Thomas Wyndham's warrant from the 2nd day of April unto the 22nd day of the same month anno quinto Hen. viijo." Seventeen ships.|
|ii. "Beer delivered to the King's army by sea for six weeks" beginning 23 April 6 Hen. VIII., viz.:—To John Veysey, purser of the Trenyte Soverayne, 500 men, in beer 105 tun; John Ravyn, Gabriell Riall, 500 m., 105 t.; Wm. Boker, Kateryn Forteloza, 350 m.; John Brereley, Mary Roose, 350 m.; Davy Boner, Peter Poungarnett, 300 m.; John Dobbys, Baptist of Hopton, 265 m. Robert Gowsell, Nicolas Rede, 265 m.; John Warwyke, Grett Barbara, 300 m.; John Paynter, Grett Barke, 220 m.; Wm. Pester, Mary George, 223 m.; Robert Willisme, Mary Jamys, 200 m.; John Bailly, Crist, 160 m.; Roger Rothewell, Mary and John, 150 m.; Richard Hart, Barbara, 125 m.; John Rede, Lesse Barke, 160 m.; John Frende, Anne Galant, 133 m.; Wm. Tudball, Lezard, 80 m.; Ric. Gouzght, Jenett Perwyn, 60 m.; Wm. Kent, Swepestake, 60 m.; Th. Saward, Swalowe, 60 m.; Wm. Byrde, Blakk Barke, 60 m.; Michael Moffett, Roose Galy, 60 m.; George Champnes, Kateryn Galy, 60 m.; Walter Phelippis, Barbara Gibbis, 84 m.; John Elyn, Cherite, 220 m.; Wm. Grindall, Christopher Davy, 130 m.; John Bunche, Sabyn, 100 m.; _ (blank), Elizabeth of Newcastle, 100 m.; _, Nicholas Draper, 120 m.; Th. Johnson, Mary Haward, 150 m.; _, Mary of Falmouthe, 80 m.; Simon Antron, Mary Cradock, 200 m.; Wm. Haywood, Gonson's Barke, 50 m.; Wm. Sergent, Baptist of Harwyche, 50 m.; Ant. Pyket, Margeret of Dertmouthe, 105 m.; Th. Cornyshe, Gabriell of Toppsham, 100 m.; _, Fortune of Dover, 80 m.; Walter Pastne, Mawdlyn of Poole, 80 m.; _, Peto of Lee, 50 m.; _, Myghell Yowng, 40 m.; Alex. Hylton, Mary Barkyng, 80 m.; Arnold Marlyn, Margaret of Dertmouthe, 70 m.; John Vyncent, Mary Jamys of Dertmouthe, 90 m.; Simon Lychard, Dragon, 84 m.; Ric. Bawdyn, Lytell George of Fowey, 31 m.; Wm. Felow, Gret Elisabethe, 606 m.; John Paynter, John Vesey, John Brerly, John Rede and John Ravyn, pursers admitted to receive victuals for 411 men, 86 tuns; Ric. Bull, Barke of Trayport, 45 m.; Wm. Eton, Alis Galion, 64 m.; John Hewat, Swallow of Wynchellse, 24 m.; James Stoner, Lyon, 140 m.|
|Victuallers: seventeen ships (pursers named) with small numbers of men.|
|iii. "Victuals for three weeks beginning the 4th day of June." [The ships are all those in the preceding list whose pursers are named, except the Lytell George of Fowey and Swallow of Wynchellse. Instead of those whose pursers are indicated " _ (blank)" in § ii. here are, Pers Williams, purser of the George Fowey, 31 m.; John Deram, Christopher George, 45 m.; The Fraunces Gonson, 120 m.; John Share, Nicholas Bayli, 60 m.; Th. Lyrndall, Katome Prowe, 60 m. The numbers of men in the larger ships are greater than in § ii. Sixteen victuallers are entered and a note of additional beer sent to Master Admiral for some of the ships.]|
|iv. "Victuals delivered to the King's army by virtue of a warrant from the Council" for three weeks beginning 25 June 6 Hen. VIII. [List similar to § iii. but shorter and without distinguishing war ships from victuallers.]|
|v. For one month, 16 July to 12 Aug. [A still shorter list.]|
|vi. "Sent to the Downys, by virtue of Master Admiral's warrants, victual for these ships following, for a month beginning the said 16th day of July," viz., the Mary George, Crist of Lynne, Lesse Barbara, Mary Haward, Fraunces Gonson, Lyon, Galion, Gonson's Barke.|
|vii. Victuals sent northwards by Mr. Windam's warrant for three weeks beginning 22 July. The ships are Mary of Falmouthe, Mary and John, Anne Galant, Blake Barke, Mary James of Dertmouthe, Christopher Davy and Mawdlyn of Pole. The beer was delivered to them by Richard Palshid.|
|viii. Victuallers: sixteen entered, together with a note of beer sent into the Downs after the army.|
|ix. Victual delivered for fourteen days on 13 Aug., to bring the following ships "from Hampton to Temys, by virtue of a letter from the Council." The ships are the Lezard, Sabyn, Great Barke, Lyon, Lesse Barke, Nicholas Baylly, Katom Prove, Baptist of Harwich and Mary Imperiall.|
Exch. Accts., 418 (5), f. 34. R.O.
|3149. HENRY VIII.|
|Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver bearer certain saddles and trappings. Greenwich, 13 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII.|
Vitell. B. XVIII., 92. B.M.
|3150. [5323.] SIR ROBERT WINGFIELD to [HENRY VIII.].|
|Wrote last on the ... of the present month from this town. Yesterday evening was sent for to the Court; and in a chamber there, by the Emperor's command, who was laid up with a bad leg, were Ribawpiere the hoffmaster, Serenteyner, ch[ief] treasurer, and Mr. Hans. Reynner, principal secre[tary]. Reynner, after they were all seated, rehearsed the Emperor's intentions, to Wingfield, for Henry's information, which he sends word for word, as near as his wit can express it in English; sc., that as England will not accept the [truce] made by Aragon with Fr[ance and] he hath given licence to his m[en of] arms. ... it is presumed he will not continue wa[r with the] said King of France, and that "the [Emper]eur and [the Prince] be left alone and in great peril." He has therefore consulted his Council what is best to be done for himself, his children, and for all Christendom. "And first the Emperor hath ... for truth his ... de ratification should be delivered ... expressly defended to the said Bontemps ... ratification out of his hands without o[ther command] of his Majesty, and that by letters of his own hand, [as] appeareth by the letters responsives of the said Bontemps [which] be here present; and his Majesty desireth that ye shall not [only] read the same, but also that ye send the said letters to the [King] your master." The Emperor expected that England, at his request, would have sent ambassadors to the King of Aragon and accepted the truce, conjointly; but as he refuses it, the Emperor will do the same. "Also whe[reas] for lack that the Emperor hath not accepted the said truce [in the w]hich was comprised the Duchy and Duke of Milan, there f[ollo]with that the King of France is determined to win the said [du]chie by force, and bring it under his obeisance; and the Swissers, understanding the said enterprise of the said King of France, be determined to take the said duchy into [their own]e hands and empesche the said King of his enterprise; [and to] do the same more assuredly they intend to join with the [Pope's Holyne]s to expel the Spaniards out of the Italies ... that the King of France doth make the ... and consent of the said" * * * The Emperor has been advertised, both by his resident with the Swiss and others, that the King [your] master "hath had his ambassadors with the [said Swiss], which have purposed unto them that the K[ing of France] and King of Aragon hath made an alliance [and] confederation together against the Pope and Ita[lians, and] they have desired that with all their puissance they may [seek to] break the said alliance, and that in so doing [the King] your master offereth to make them all assistance; and that also upon his side he shall so press [the said King] of France that the said alliance shall be bro[ken;] the which offer hath given great courage to the [said Swiss] to pursue their said enterprise."—(Here follows a passage, unintelligible, but apparently to the effect that if the Venetians were assisted by the Swiss the Emperor would lose all his conquests in Italy.)—" ... imperial Majesty shall never may (sic) have ... coste with the said Swissers and Venetians [and the House] of Ostryke, because they be ancient and immortal [enemies un]to the said House, and have ever searched the ruin [and] destruction of the same, as hath appeared ever sith the beginning of the said Swissers and Venetians; and principally the Swissers which doth occupy the revenues of the said House contrary to God, reason and good equity." The Emperor has consequently determined to raise an army, and pass into High Almaygne, and resist his enemies in the said enterprise; and as he and the King of Aragon would not be able to make head against the combined powers of the Swiss, Venetians, and the whole of Italy, he has consented by advice of his Council that the King of Aragon shall treat for a peace between the Emperor and France, and obtain aid against the said league. But in taking this course the Emperor intends to adhere strictly to his amity with England.|
|Wingfield, on hearing this, took down in writing all points in which he had a difficulty. He then left nothing unspoken for the King's cause; and, after much discussion left, "without [speaking] with the Emperor; for surely he hath [the same] disease ... that he had this time 12 month [b]ut it se[meth it] is more painful, or else the great business that he then [had] caused him to forget the pain." Hopes better fruit may come of this stock than its leaves promise. As he was the special instrument, when he arrived in that court, of conveying the Emperor from France to England, hopes it will not be attributed to any fault of his if the Emperor "thus return to France again." Gemund, 13 Aug. 1514.|
|Encloses the letters of John Bontemps to the Emperor. The M[arquis] Casymyrus of Brandenburg desires his respects to the King, and though abiding out of England hopes to see him. He sends the King a sword and dagger.|
|Hol., burnt and mutilated, pp. 6.|
Sanuto, XIX., 11.
|[Note of letters read 2 Sept. 1514.]|
|From Andrea Badoer, London, 14 Aug.—Betrothal of Mary, Longueville acting for the French King. Badoer was present by invitation, but not the ambassadors of the Emperor and Spain. The King pleased that the Signory was named first of his confederates. Place is left for the Pope to enter the league; and also for the Roman Empire [Maximilian not named Emperor] to enter within 5 months, and for the Duke of Burgundy and King of Scotland within 3 months. The league was published on Sunday 13th, concluded on the 7th. The Queen does not mind that the King is a gouty old man of _ (blank) years and she herself a young and beautiful damsel of _ (blank), so great is her satisfaction at being Queen of France. She will depart for France on the 15th. Longueville presented with 2,000l. and the gown (worth 300 ducats) which the King wore at the ceremony. The General of Normandy, who came as ambassador, was present.|
|Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 482.|
|Italian contemporary translation of the proclamation of the peace, made at St. Germain en Laye, 15 Aug. 1514.|
|Entered under date 4 Sept. 1514, as received by way of Rome after the publication of the agreement. See Venetian Calendar, II, Nos. 483 and 485.|
|Harl. MS. 3,462,
f. 141b. B.M.
|2. [5326.] Another copy.|
|Italian, pp. 2.|
Galba B. III., 199. B.M.
|3153. [5327.] SIR RICHARD WINGFIELD and SPINELLY to HENRY VIII.|
|Wrote last on the 11th ... and have received none from his Highness. Received yesterday, by post from the Emperor, a letter from Sir Robt. Wingfield to the King, which they [transmit]. The Archduchess sent Secretary Ma[rnix] to show them two copies of letters to the effect contained in a memorial enclosed, as nearly as they can remember, not being permitted to send them to England. It is openly reported, with great dissatisfaction in all the Prince's countries, that a marriage is to be concluded between the Lady Mary and the French King;—even Chievres pretends to be displeased, and sneers at the fidelity of England. The Archduchess alone will not believe it, but "taketh great thought and displeasure therewith, insomuch that some fear she shall take hurt thereby." She is going to send to England, the Esquire Bonnett, with whom she is advised to join the Provost of Cassell, to remonstrate. If the report prove true, think "they shall send incontinently into France to desire the alliance of the second daughter of the French (fn. 4) King, and put themselves entirely into his [hands]." Were informed yesternight, by Armystoft and the steward of the Duke of Saxony, that the said Duke had taken a town from the Count (fn. 5), his rebel, and slain 900 men of war, by which he hopes to bring his enterprise soon to an end. The Duke desires Henry will prevent the French King from sending assistance to the Count by sea, as he is pressed to do by Gueldres. Brussels, 15 Aug. 1514. Signed.|
|Pp. 3, mutilated. The two leaves apart. Add. and endd.|
|3154. [4830.] _ to SECRETARY [MARNIX ?].|
|"The one was directed unto a bailey, making mention ... which the writer did send unto him therein cl ... him to show it unto my lord, declaring that the b ... succeedeth as he thought." That Flanders is in great danger from the French;—that if he had been believed, affairs would not have been so bad;—that the writer has given advertisements all through these wars.|
|"By the other copy" it appears that the writer is a Frenchman living in England, that the originals are in the French King's hands. It states that Lovell the treasurer, had arrived in the English court the day before; that the captain of Guisnes would be glad to be discharged of his post, "for he had never a writing from the King since the course made before Guisnes, by Pont de Remy"; that a treaty was concluded between France and England,—that no mention was made of confederates except the Scotch,—that its publication was deferred until the former confederates of the parties might be advertised,—that the King shall easily pay henceforth the garrisons of Guisnes and Tournay,—that the ambassadors of England were with the Swiss, only to declare the said treaty,—that the Swiss "comme non entammez demoureront encoires orguilleulx,"—that the Deputy of Calais and Sir Robert Wingfield are only waiting for a letter from the King for their despatch.|
|P. 1, mutilated. In the hand of Spinelly's clerk.|