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Henry VIII: July 1543, 11-15

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 18 Part 1, January-July 1543. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1901.

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July 1543, 11-15

11 July.
Dasent's A.P.C., 153.
864. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 11 July. Present : Privy Seal, Hertford, Admiral, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget, Dacres. Business :Letter sent to George Browne, master of the ordnance at Calais, to go to the field as master of the ordnance; and another to Bowes, treasurer of wars, to pay him 10s. a day and Leonard Skevington 6s. 8d. a day, from 8 July.
11 July.
R.O. [Spanish Calendar, VI. II., 182.]
865. Chapuys to Charles V.
Chantonay arrived on the 2nd inst. with the Emperor's letters of the 18th ult., and, together, they were next day with the King, who showed great pleasure at Chantonay's coming and charge, in the declaration of which the latter acquitted himself well. Leaves the matter to Chantonay's report and will only say briefly that the assistance both to the Low Countries and against the Turk is provided for; that, for the general enterprise against France, the King has learnt the Emperor's will too late; and that to a particular enterprise, if likely to be successful, he will listen. He will harass the enemy with incursions by sea and would like to be prayed (indeed, assisted) to make some enterprise.
Received, the day before yesterday, the Emperor's letters of the 29th ult. with the copy annexed of those to the Queen of Hungary; and yesterday when Chantonay and he would have waited upon Winchester and the Chamberlain, who remained here after the King's departure, they came to Chapuys' lodging. Communicated the matter to them, to show to the King; and they rejoiced much at what the Emperor wrote to Chapuys. The King has ordered his subjects who frequent Flanders to make the Queen a present of 1,000 mks., about 3,000 cr., for exemption from the impost of 1 per cent.; and in two days the sending of the money will be arranged.
By the treaty with the Scots is concluded the marriage of the Prince of Wales with the Queen of Scotland; the Scots are to serve the King against all, and the said Queen shall be delivered to the King or the Prince when she reaches 10 years of age. For the observation of the articles the Scots have promised six hostages, two of them to be earls or their eldest sons, and the rest barons, to be changed every six months. The earl of Lynuz, with the Cardinal's assistance, opposes this, but it is hoped that he will think better of it; and the English think that 16 French ships which passed lately towards Scotland are gone to assist Lynuz, who is a pensioner of France in charge of 50 lances. Some of the King's ships are gone out to meet the said French ships.
Chantonay will report other news, specially of the King's marriage with the sister of Milord Parc. London, 11 July, 1543.
French, pp. 3. Modern transcript of a Vienna MS. endd. : receues en Ulme, le xixe dud. mois 1543.
11 July.
R.O. [Spanish Calendar, VI. II., 180.]
866. Chapuys to the Queen of Hungary.
The Sieur de Chantonay, bearer of this, will give all the news. Has obtained that, to-day or to-morrow, these merchants will despatch thither to make the present that has been ordered, for the exemption of the impost of one per cent. which should amount to about 3,000 cr. London, 11 July, 1543.
Since finishing this, has received a letter from this Council which Chantonay will show her, together with Chapuys's decipher of an intercepted letter of the Ambassador of France.
French, pp. 2. Modern transcript from Vienna.
11 July.
R.O.
867. Lisle to Henry VIII.
Sir Rice Mawnsfelde and his company have met with the French fleet and had a great fight, as his letter of the 9th, sent herewith, shows. They were so few and the enemies "kept so good order, that they could never get vantage." The Sacre of Deipe was twice laid aboard with the Minion and once with the Primrose, but escaped, as did the rest; but the Lesser Galy took a hoy bark with 120 men in her. Their passage homewards is stopped, so that they "must once again light in their laps or else draw northwards again to Scotland." Your other ships of the Narrow Seas were not come to Sir Rice, although they had had two letters for that purpose. Has written to Sir Rice to send the captain and one or two others of the hoy bark to the King; and marvels that "they have so omitted." Here is ready to go forth the Gally Suttell and two French prizes; but men taken up in haste about this town are "loiterers and idle fellows, and when it cometh to the point that service should be done they do but deceive your Majesty." Grenewich, "this present Wednesday," at 2 p.m. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : "xjo Julii 1543."
11 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 85. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 404.
868. Suffolk, Parr, and Tunstall to the Council.
On receipt of the Council's letters of the 7th, Suffolk, being commanded to make the lord Warden privy to the despatch then sent into Scotland to Mr. Sadleyr, sent for him and showed him the copies of everything. Enclose copy of a letter from Wharton to the lord Warden, containing advertisements conformable to those of late advertised by the lord Warden, whose long and secret advertisement sent to Suffolk came from Mark Carre, whose name is to be kept secret. Have news this morning that lord Hume, warden of the East Marches, the lord of Sesforth, warden of the Middle Marches, and all the Borderers of reputation, on Friday last went over the water of Frythe. The bringer (who was sent into Scotland by the lord Warden) says a marriage is treated between Lynoux and the Scottish Queen, and Lynoux shall be made governor; also that the Cardinal will this week send 100 masons to repair Hume castle, and that 17 sail either of Frenchmen or Danes are come into Scotland and are at the Cardinal's order. He has not seen the Scottish borders so well appointed with horse and harness, or so willing and apt for war, and thinks they expect, or have already received, gold out of the said ships. These news seem strange but are confirmed in divers ways. A Scottishman belonging to lord Hume says the Scots will never have their Queen "come in England," and will rather die than "be under any other King than one of their own." At the arrival of the Scottish ambassadors, and assembly of the Council for confirmation of the treaties, the truth will appear. Darnton, 11 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : 1543.
11 July. 869. Sadler to the Council.
The letter with this date in Sadler State Papers, I. 226, is of the 2nd July. See No. 810.
11 July.
R.O.
870. Wallop to the Council.
Yesternight received a letter from the Great Master showing that the French king is reinforced of 10,000 footmen and 12 double cannons and will besiege Vallentiene and Bouchain at once, and therefore he (the Great Master) cannot come to St. Omez, as appointed, but tarries to keep the passage for Tournay; and takes order with the captains of Gravelling[hes], Bourbroughe, St. Omez, and Ayre, with us, to destroy the corn about Arde, now almost ripe. I beg to know "what I shall do in this; or otherwise when the said number shall be all come over." This enterprise is easy if the Burgundians have enough horsemen. Has written to ask the Great Master how many he will appoint. Asks whether to take any of the old crew, "seeing th'enterprise is so nigh Guisnes." Guisnes, 11 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
11 July.
R.O. [Spanish Calendar, VI. II., No. 179.]
871. Charles V. to Chapuys.
Has received his letters of the 23rd and 24th ult. with the annexed copies of those to the Queen of Hungary; and, as Chantonay will have arrived in England and he will have received Charles's letters of the 29th ult., this will only be to advertise him of the receipt of his letters and of the writer's determination to be by the 22nd inst. at Spiere; there to find all his men of war, foot, horse and artillery, and proceed as the enemy's progress requires. Hopes that meanwhile Chantonay will return with the King of England's final resolution for this year. Ysborg, 11 July 1543.
French, p. 1. Modern transcript from Vienna.
12 July. 872. Winchester College.
See Grants in July, No. 46.
12 July.
R.O.
873. The King's Marriage.
Notarial instrument witnessing that, on 12 July 1543, 35 Hen. VIII., in an upper oratory called "the Quynes Pryevey closet" within the honor of Hampton Court, Westm. dioc., in presence of the noble and gentle persons named at the foot of this instrument and of me, Ric. Watkins, the King's prothonotary, the King and lady Katharine Latymer alias Parr being met there for the purpose of solemnising matrimony between them, Stephen bp. of Winchester proclaimed in English (speech given in Latin) that they were met to join in marriage the said King and Lady Katharine, and if anyone knew any impediment thereto he should declare it. The licence for the marriage without publication of banns, sealed by Thos. abp. of Canterbury and dated 10 July 1543, being then brought in, and none opposing but all applauding the marriage, the said bp. of Winchester put the questions (recited) to which the King, hilari vultu, replied "Yea" and the lady Katharine also replied that it was her wish; and then the King taking her right hand, repeated after the Bishop the words, "I, Henry, take thee, Katharine, to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death us depart, and thereto I plight thee my troth." Then, releasing and again clasping hands, the lady Katharine likewise said "I, Katharine, take thee Henry to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to be bonayr and buxome in bed and at board, till death us depart, and thereto I plight unto thee my troth." The putting on of the wedding ring and proffer of gold and silver (described) followed; and the Bishop, after prayer, pronounced a benediction. The King then commanded the prothonotary to make a public instrument of the premises. Present : John lord Russell, K.G., keeper of the Privy Seal, Sir Ant. Browne, K.G., captain of the King's pensioners, and Thos. Henage, Edw. Seymer, Hen. Knyvet, Ric. Long, Thos. Darcy, Edw. Beynton, and Thos. Speke, knights, and Ant. Denny and Wm. Herbert, esquires, also the ladies Mary and Elizabeth the King's children, Margaret Douglas his niece, Katharine duchess of Suffolk, Anne countess of Hertford, and Joan lady Dudley, and Anne Herbert.
Notarial attestation by Ric. Watkins, Ll. B., King's prothonotary.
Large parchment.
12 July.
Dasent's A.P.C., 153.
874. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 12 July. Present : Privy Seal, Hertford, Admiral, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget, Dacres. Business :Letter written to my lord Great Master to permit Adam Deyes, Scottishman, to pass into Scotland; and another to the lieutenant of the Tower to despatch the said Adam. Letter written to Wm. Ostriclye (sic, for Ostriche) in Spain on behalf of Starkey, mercer.
[*** Next entry is 14 July.]
12 July.
Add. MS. 28,593, f. 207, B.M.
875. Chapuys to the Prince of Spain.
Describes the English dealings with France since this King's ratification (copy enclosed) of the treaty between the Emperor and him, the successful settlement with Scotland (where the Cardinal is released from prison) and the King's marriage with Katharine Parr. A letter from the French ambassador to his Master was lately intercepted and sent to Chapuys to decipher. Encloses copy of it. Movements of the French army and the Gueldrois. London, 12 July 1543.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 7.
See Spanish Calendar VI., Pt. II., No. 183.
12 July.
Add. MS. 28,593, f. 211. B.M.
876. Chapuys to Covos.
By the Emperor's order is now writing to the Prince, and begs Covos to make excuses for his bad Spanish. London, 12 July 1543.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 2. See Spanish Calendar, VI., Pt. II., No. 184.
12 July.
R.O. St. P., IX., 444.
877. Wallop to Wriothesley.
Upon receipt of a letter from the Council announcing his appointment to the charge which was before given to Mr. Treasurer, wrote to the latter to desire Norfolk and the Council to declare his gratitude to the King and beg him to give the captains appointed to come hither a lesson to use themselves conformably. Fearing this letter, which he sent to Mr. Treasurer, has not come to Norfolk's hands, "for not being at the Court," begs W. to declare the effect of it to the King.
This morning an espial he sent to Mounstrel reported that, on Monday last, 500 foot of Mons. de Lynyones band mustered there, the well harnessed to have 3 cr. a month and the rest 2 cr. No horsemen were there but such as came with Mons. de Beez, who remains still. It was cried there and at Abbeville that 1,000 men would be taken under Mons. de Framosell at like wages. All France over they make men to come to the French camp, which is beside Landersey, entrenched. The French king will not depart thence this three weeks, and has written to De Beez not to make war on Englishmen unless they begin; yet they of Bullen, on Monday last, took an English ship, with wheat and malt, in recompense for theirs that was taken at Calais. Guisnes, 12 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : 1543. Date and address being in Wallop's own hand.
12 July.
R.O. St. P., IX., 443.
878. Wotton to Henry VIII.
Yesterday Mons. de Courrieres said that a gentleman of Wyke, near Amersfort, had certified the Regent that the Clevois were in Amersfort; and this now proves true, and that it yielded on Monday last. (fn. 1) Here they make light of the matter; but it is a good town, and the easier to keep because it adjoins Geldreland. It opens a way to overrun Holland, and the towns of the stichte of Utrecht between the Ryne and Isole, as Rhene and Wyke, and even Utrecht itself, are now in great danger.
Five ships are taken at Enchuysen, whereof one is Danish. In them was found much money, many broken chalices, paxes and crosses of silver, and plenty of beer and meal. In them was taken Henry (blank), brother to the captain of Berghes in Norway. The passage of the Sount is stopped. The Bremers send word that the Danes and Swedes prepare a great navy, either to send hither in favour of the French king and duke of Cleves or into Scotland, to which the King of Denmark pretends title, or else hopes for the marriage of the daughter of Scotland for his younger brother. The Frenchmen have made a course in Hainault as far as Binche. Bruxelles, 12 July, 1543.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
13 July.
R.O. [Spanish Calendar, VI. II., No. 185.]
879. Chapuys to the Queen of Hungary.
The English merchants have complained again to the King that they are still troubled at Antwerp, because of the impost of one per cent.; which the King and his Council think strange after she told the ambassadors that the merchants should be no more molested. The Council have this morning prayed him to write to her to provide therein according to the expectation which she gave to the ambassadors, (fn. 2) as the King's singular affection towards her and hers merit. Again begs her to order that the merchandise, as well laden as to be laden, may go free without pledges or cautions. London, 13 July, 1543.
French, p. 1. Modern transcript from Vienna.
13 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 89. B.M. Sadler State Papers, I. 229.
880. Sadler to Henry VIII.
Has received his letters of the 7th, with copies of the treaties of peace and marriage, and commission to demand the ratification, &c. Where the treaty covenants for the King to have certain persons resident about the young Queen, and the King is pleased to appoint him and his wife; gives lowly thanks that they are thought meet for a place of such trust, but his wife is most unmeet for the purpose, having never been brought up at Court, and she is great with child, so that he cannot convey her hither this summer, and in winter the journey is too long and foul for any woman. Thinks that she who shall be resident should be a woman of good years and experience, and a widow, and suggests lady Edgecombe; but doubtless the King "hath choice enough."
Sees here no order or obedience. A convention is appointed for the ratification of the treaty, and to devise ways to bring the realm to a better order; but, it is thought, Huntley, Argyle, Bothwell, Murray and others will not appear. Cannot learn where the French navy are. Some say they are gone to meet the navy of Denmark, but they have not been seen this sevennight. Spoke to-day with the sheriff of Ayr touching the matter which John Drummond declared. The Sheriff says he had, indeed, such communication with Drummond, but never gave any hope of Lennox being induced from France to the King's devotion. If France support Lennox with money and munition, for which he sent one Stewart thither, he will surely not be won from France, but will cause trouble; and many great men, by the Cardinal's procurement, abide out from the Governor for that purpose; but if this aid come not from France, the sheriff thinks, they will easily be reduced to conformity. Till they are reduced, by fair means or foul, any practise with Lennox or others would make the Governor suspect the King; and the Sheriff doubts whether Lennox would, to marry lady Margaret Douglas, leave France, but, if Lennox would acknowledge the Governor admitted by Parliament, he might be induced both to the marriage and to leave France and be reconciled to the King.
Begs that, where the King gave him the office of the Great Wardrobe which lord Windsor had, Mr. Wriothesley may be appointed to discharge it in his absence. Would have Wriothesley made joint patentee, whom he thinks such a friend as would not take any part of the fee from him or meddle with the office when he is in England. Edinburgh, 13 July. Signed.
Added in his own hand :"The Scottish ambassadors are not yet arrived here."
Pp. 6. Add. Endd. : 1543.
*** The above is noted (with corrigenda for the text of Sadler State Papers) in Hamilton Papers, No. 406.
13 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 87. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 405.
881. Sadler to Suffolk.
Has received his letters of 9 July, with the King's letters, commission, &c.; and now writes to the King the letters herewith, which contain no matter of importance, "though they be great matters to me."
Where Suffolk writes that (he hears) these men intend not to keep their promise touching the marriage, and that the Cardinal makes an open party with Argile and Huntley against the Governor,and advises Sadler to spend some money in espial; espial money has already cost him near 20l. st., and he will still spend as the case requires; but, as for the news, surely the Cardinal, Huntley, Lenoux and Bothwell would overthrow all treaties with the King, "for they be all for France"Argile and Murrey seem well addict to the Governorbut the Cardinal dare not yet openly declare against the Governor. The Governor says he will spend his life to keep the promises; but the realm will shortly grow to confusion, if remedy be not put to it; and already in the North they ride one upon another and the stronger puts down the weaker. It will be "a busy piece of work" for the Governor to bring this realm to obedience as long as any of the great noblemen abide out from him, as will shortly be seen if the King aid him not with money to retain force enough to show himself in all parts of this realm. Surely, if they can, they will destroy him and break all promises and conditions with the King. Edinburgh, 13 July.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Sealed. Endd. : 1543.
13 July.
R.O.
882. Wallop to the Council.
Received theirs of the 9th by Mr. Warner, on the 12th, and notes that (whereas the ambassador in Flanders writes that Mons. de Rieulx desires the enterprise of Mutterell, and the King understands, otherwise, that the Regent wishes the English force to enter Heynow) he is to consult De Rieulx about this diversity. At Mr. Semer's being at the Regent's court, he and his colleague (fn. 3) wrote that the Regent and Great Master desired Wallop to bruit his going to Heynow and not St. Omer's, lest the Frenchmen should mistrust an enterprise about Mutterell. Since that time, has received a letter from the Great Master that his coming to St. Omer's was delayed by fear of the French king besieging Valencian, Boughain or Turney, and advising Wallop, with those of Ary, St. Omer's, Burborow and Gravelyng, to destroy corn for two miles round Arde. Forwarded this letter by Guisnes, and the Great Master has not written since; but yesterday the captain of Gravelines came to speak with Wallop, and they both approved this enterprise. Suggests that much might be done about Boleyn, and Base Boleyn burnt, and (the King's army by sea aiding) all the ships in that haven taken; but did not open this to the captain of Gravelines. Hears nothing of the coming of waggons and "lymmers" from Flanders; and the munition from England is not arrived. This enterprise may be done without it, getting bows, arrows and pikes from Calais. No time is to be lost. If the enterprise were first done at Arde those of Boleyn would mistrust nothing. Spoke to the captain of Gravelines to advertise the Regent and Great Master about the lymmers and carriages, marvelling that they are not come according to the Emperor's ambassador's promise. Calais, 13 July. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : 1543.
14 July.
Dasent's A.P.C., 153.
883. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 14 July. Present : Russell, Hertford, Admiral, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget, Dacres. Business :Letter written to Mr. Treasurer to restore certain Portugal's goods "unlawfully taken for a wreck," or else send counsel to show matter for detaining them.
14 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 93. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 407.
884. Suffolk and Tunstall to the Council.
Describe how, upon the information of Roland Walle, brought to them by my lord of Westmoreland on the 1st inst., they have examined Wm. Brewer or Bruar, of Thorpethowles, labourer, and Wm. Sheperdson, the said Walle's servant, putting them in the stocks with new shoes full of grease against a hot fire, but can learn no more than in the examinations herewith. Repeated their examination yesterday before Sir Thos. Hilton and Geo. Bowes, justices, and Sir Geo. Conyers, sheriff; and as Sheperdson is a simple creature and the ships were indeed seen on the coast and proclamation made to resist them, which caused him to say that there would be business before harvest, he is dismissed home. Brewer is sent to Dureme gaol, and it is to be enquired what his "said tale to the buske" (elsewhere "busshe") sounds to in law. Gave Walle 40s., and think that Westmoreland deserves thanks. The lord Warden has searched for the man of Northumberland who (as Walle says) spoke of the grudging of certain persons in Cleveland, but hitherto he cannot be found. Darnton, 14 July. Signed.
Pp. 5. Add. Endd. : 1543.
14 July.
R.O. St. P., III., 478.
885. Chiefs of Ulster.
Order taken by the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland (in the form of an indenture quadripartite dated Dublin, 14 July 35 Hen. VIII.) between Con O'Neyle, earl of Tyrone, and Magonus O'Donyll, chief of Tirconell, relative to the lordship of Inyshone, the allegiance of Clanyboy, McQuylyne, McGuyre, Owriche, and other inferior captains of Ulster, and the quarrel of O'Donyll's younger brothers against him, because of their imprisonment and exile, and the usurpation of Leffer castle by his son Hugh.
Lat. Copy, pp. 7. Endd.
Lamb. MS. 603, p. 38. 2. Another copy.
Lat. Pp. 7. See Carew Calendar, No. 180.
Lamb. MS. 611, p. 143. 3. Indenture of covenant between Tyrone and Tirconell apart in pursuance of the above, "agreed upon before the Lo. Deputie and Councell in Anno 35 H. 8." Signatures (copied) : Con Tyrone; O'Donnell. Witnesses : St. Leger, Lord Deputy, John Allen, George Abp. of Dublin, William Brabazon, Treasurer, John Travers, Thomas Houth, James Bathe, and Edward Basnett.
Pp. 2. English. Modern copy.
15 July.
R.O.
886. The Plague.
Proclamation forbidding Londoners from entering the gates of any house wherein the King or Queen lie, and forbidding servants of the Court to go to London and return to Court again.
[Another form ?] Forbidding (considering the peril of infection) persons who inhabit London and its suburbs, not being the King's household servants or necessary for provision of his household, from resorting to Court.
Modern copy, p. 1. Headed : "A proclamation made at Hampton Court, 15to (fn. 4) die Julii 35o Henrici 8vi."
15 July.
Dasent's A.P.C., 154.
887. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 15 July. Present : Russell, Hertford, Admiral, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget, Dacres. Business :Recognisances (cited) of Evangelista Fonte, Bonaventura Michaeli and Jheronimo Michaeli, touching Frenchmen's goods (similar to those on the 9th July, No. 847.)
15 July.
R.O. St. P., V., 320.
888. Suffolk and Tunstall to Parr.
Sir Ralph Eure's letter and the bill therein are sent up to Court with speed for the King's answer whether Sir Ralph shall proceed in that matter. Meanwhile, because, on Wednesday next, he should receive two pledges and deliver his bill to be sent to the Cardinal, he should be counselled to stay either delivering bill or taking hostages till he knows the King's pleasure. But, if he hear any word from the Cardinal himself, bid him advertise you; for we cannot think the Cardinal so mad as to provoke and challenge any man that would fight, or that he intends to fight unless he be far the stronger party, "and yet then, we think, he would stand aloof and look on rather than to come himself among knocks." We think this brag is only made by Clement Crosier, being one of the strongest thieves in Scotland, to stir business and hinder peace. Darnton, 15 July. Signed.
P.S.Show Sir Ralph that we think the sayings of the Scot are not true, and that he should be told that if he within ten days, bring the Cardinal's own writing therefor, signed and sealed, he shall have 100l., and otherwise he will not be believed.
Pp. 2. Flyleaf with address lost.
15 July.
Lamb. MS. 603, p. 37. St. P., III., 481.
889. O'donell.
Grant by O'Donell to the King, made before the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland at Kilmainham, 15 July 35 Hen. VIII., of certain annual tribute, custom, cattle and fish. Headed : "Forma concessionis et donationis quorundam particularium Domini Magonii O'Donell, principalis de Tirconell."
Lat. Copy, p. 1. See Carewe Calendar, No. 182.
15 July.
Lamb. MS. 603, p. 45.
890. O'neil and Nelan Connelaghe.
Order made before the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland respecting controversies between Con O'Neyle, earl of Tyrone, and Nelan Connelagh, captain of his nation, at Kilmainham, 15 July 35 Hen. VIII.
Lat. Copy, p. 1. See Carew Calendar, No. 181.
15 July.
R.O. St. P., IX. 446.
891. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
Since he wrote last, on 27 June, has received the Council's letters of 15 June touching occurrents there. Reported them to the Signory, who rejoiced to hear of the amplification of Henry's state by Scotland without great expense or bloodshed. They think Henry and the Emperor tend to the commonwealth of Christendom; and that the French king has shown himself "stiff in all parts, and specially in the matter of th'eralds which he recused to hearken, against all divine and human laws." The French king's proceedings are to all men execrable because of the Turk's league; but Henry's meet with universal praise, and men hope he will recover his ancient patrimony of France.
Of the parliament between the Emperor and the Bishop, can only learn that the Bishop and his Cardinals exhorted the Emperor to peace, but he argued that there was no surety for its observance. Barbarossa sailed by Calabria and damaged Regio and other small towns, but spared the Bishop of Rome's country (except to take some vessels at Ostia) and this favour shown by Turks turns the Bishop "to incredible hate and infamy." Rome was in great terror. About the 6th inst. Barbarossa sailed from Piombino towards Corsica, and thence will go to Tolon in Provence. Geane is provided for defence, and Doria gone with 44 galleys to Spain. The Imperials have won a battle in Piedmont. The Turk arrived at Belgrado, 20 June, and should be at Buda "by all this present, and, some think, at Vienna, which is not likely, for the great impediments that Turks carrieth." Vienna is provisioned for a year and need not fear.
The duke of Florence has received the fortresses of Florence and Ligorne and given the Emperor 150,000 cr. and 2,000 footmen. The Emperor has 8,000 footmen, Italians and Spaniards, and 1,000 horsemen, and in Almain has many soldiers marching towards Flanders; to which he hastens, tarrying only 4 days at Spira to speak with the Almain States. The rout of the duke of Clevis is divulged, and all men are confident of the victory of Henry and the Emperor. Thinks the Venetians will shortly disarm their galleys. Venice, 15 July, 1543.
P.S.Encloses a letter of Polino who is upon the Turk's navy in great authority. That navy costs the French king 75,000 cr. a month. The Bishop sends 4,000 footmen to Hungary and goes to Rome by way of Loretto. Count Philipo Torniello has entered Vienna with 3,000 Italians.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Sealed. Endd.

Footnotes

  • 1. July 9.
  • 2. Seymour and Wotton.
  • 3. Wotton.
  • 4. The date is perhaps a transcriber's error. See No. 906.