Rymer's Foedera with Syllabus
February 1417

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'Rymer's Foedera with Syllabus: February 1417', Rymer's Foedera Volume 9, pp. 433-437. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=115219 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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February 1417

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Feb. 1. The K. orders the several sheriffs and the chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster to order the lords and others who have been summoned to accompany him on an expedition to France, to meet him on Feb. 14. Westm.
O. ix. 433. H. iv. p. ii. 192.
De Proclamatione super Viagio Regis.
An. 4. H. 5. Claus. 4. H. 5. m. 5. dors.
Rex Vicecomitibus Londoniae, Salutem.
Cùm nuper, per Literas nostras, de Privato Sigillo nostro, Mandaverimus diversis Dominis, Militibus, Armigeris, & aliis, quòd ipsi, in propriis Personis suis, aut per aliquem alium sufficientem, eorum nomine, sub Sigillis suis, ante Duodecimum Diem Januarii proximò praeteritum, nobis certificarent si ipsi cum tali Numero Hominum ad Arma & Sagittariorum, in eisdem Literis specificatorum, nobis cum (Deo praevio) pro Recuperatione Jurium & Haereditatum nostrorum, per Adversarium nostrum Franciae diu detentorum, & injuriosè occupatorum, in Viagio nostro, versus partes Franciae proficisci vellent, seu aliàs, cum quo numero hujusmodi Hominum ad Arma & Sagittariorum nobis, in eodem Viagio, deservire possent,
Vobis Praecipimus, firmiter Injungentes, quòd statim, visis Praesentibus, in singulis Locis Civitatis praedictae, & Suburbiorum ejusdem, ubi magis expediens fuerit & necesse, publicè ex parte nostra proclamari faciatis,
Quòd omnes & singuli Domini, Milites, Armigeri, & alii praedicti, sint, in propriis Personis suis, Quartodecimo Die Februarii, proximo futuro, Nobiscum ac cum Concilio nostro, INDENTURAS inde inter Nos & ipsos, ex causa praedicta, facturi, necnon Vadia sua juxta formam earumdem INDENTURARUM, recepturi indilate;
Et hoc nullatenus omittatis.
Teste Rege apud Westmonasterium primo die Februarii.
Per ipsum Regem.
Consimilia Brevia diriguntur singulis Vicecomitibus per Angliam, ac Cancellario in Comitatu Palatino Lancastriae
.
Feb. 2. Letter from John Forester to the K. informing him of the entry of the Emperor into the city of Constance. In English and Latin. Constance.
O. ix. 434. H. iv. p. ii. 192.
Super Rege Romanorum, Constantiam intrante, & de rebus inibi novis Epistola Regi enarratoria.
An. 4. H. 5. Ex Bibl. Cot. Cleopatra F. 7.
My Soverayn Lyge Lord, and most Dowtyth Pryns Crystene to me on Erthe, I Recommunde me onto Zowz Heyghe, Ryal, and Emperial Mageste wyth alle maner Honoures, Worschypes, Grace, and Gochnesses.
My most Glorious Lord,
Lykyth zow to wyte that, the Wodnesday, the Thyrde Our efter Noon, oyer ner yer by, the Sevene and Twenty Day of Januer, zow Broder, Gracious Pryns, the Kyng of Rome entride the Cite of Constaunce wyth zour Lyvere of the Coler abowte his Necke (a glad Syghte to alle zour Lyge Men to se) wyth a solempne Procession of all Astayts, bothe of Cardenalys, and of alle Nationes, and zour Lordys in theyr best Aray wyth alle zour Lordys in theyr best Aray wyth alle zour Nation; and he Resseyvede zour Lordes graciously wyth reyght god Cher, and of alle the Worschypful Men of zour Nation he touchyde zar Handys only in alle the grete Prees.
And thanne wente My Lord of Salisbury to fore hestely to the Place of the General Consayl (war that Ryall Kyng scholde reste) and he entryde into the Pulpette: war the Cardenal Cameracence, chef of the Nation of France, and zour special Enemy, also had Purposith, to have y maad the ferste Collation to for the Kyng, in Worchyp of the Frenche Nation: But my Lord of Salisbury kept Pocession in Worschip of zow, and zowr Nation; and he made ther ryth a good Collation, that plesyde the Kyng ryth well: and, for as moche as the Kyng was Fastyng at that Our, ther wolde no Man occupye hym mor that Day.
Bote, on the Morn, my Lyge Lord, lykyht zow to wyte that, at Neyne of the Belle, all zour Ambatiatoures, wyth alle zour Nation, on theyr best Aray, wente to Worschype hym in hys Paleys; and ther he gaf theym glad and gratious Audience: and ther my Lord of Chester, the Presedent of zour Nation, hadd his Wordis to hym in swych a wyse, that hyt was Worschip to hym and to all our Nation; and sone after this they toke theyr Leve at hym.
And onde the Morwe he sende efter theym agayn, ad ten of the Clokke, and theyr he Resseyved theym agayn every Man be Hand: And ther he made a Colation to owr Nation; and he thankede them specially that they hadde I ben so lovande, trewe, and trusty to hys Nation in hys Absence: Also he Rehersede ther, how the Bretherred bygan wyth hym and my Lord zour Fader, and how hyt is now so continuid and knyt, for zow and zowr Successoures, wyth the Grace of God, for ever: and he tolde thame so gret Worchyp of zowr Ryal Person, and sythyn of alle my Lordis zour Brethers, and thenne of the Governaunce of Holy Kyrk, Dyvyn Servise, Operaments, and alle Stat ther of kepyd, as yoff hit wer in Paradys, in Comparison to ony Place that he evere came inne to for; so that, fro the heyeste unto the loweste, he commendit zour glorious and gracious Persone, zour Reme, and zour gode Governance.
And thanne my Lord of Chestre, owr Presedent, in the Name of alle owr Nation (al so hyt langyth to hys Office) rehersythe compendiously and in a gentil wyse alle that evere the Emperour hadde sayde, and gaf hym an Answer til every one Poynt, so gotld and so resonable, in so schort Avisement, that he has I gete hym a thank here in zoure Nation for evere.
And also, Soverayn Lyge Lord, as I may untherstande, my Lordis of Salisbury and Chestre arn fully disposyd, by the Consent of zour alle othere Enbaciatours, to suwe the Reformation in the Kyrk, in the Hed, and in the Membris; havyng no Reward to no Benefys that thei have, rather than hyt scholde ben undon; and of thys I dowte me nought, thys two my Lordys wylle abyde harde and nesche all weyes by the gode Avis and Deliberation of zour Brother the Kyng of Rome.
Moreover, lykyth zow to wyte that, on Soneday, the last Day of Januarie, zour Brother the Kyng of Rome werede the Gowne of the Garterez wyth zour Coler opynly ad the Hyze Messe: and he was lereth that the Duk of Beyer and the Bourghgrave scholde Ete with my Lord of Londone the same Day, and Heyse he wolde ete wyth hem.
Other Tydyng bethther none; bote, as hit is I sayd, the Ambaciatoures of Spayne schulle be her in Constance wythinne a fewe Dayes.
Ad, on Candelmasse Evyn, cam Letteres fro the Frensche Kyng, Coman dyng to hys Nation to putte out the Ambaciatours of the Dukys of Bourgoyne fro theyr Nation.
Also, as hyt is seyt opynly, that the foresayde Frenche Kyng hath I sent to the Cite of Gene and Provynce a gret Somme of Golde, to wagegre Schypis and Galeys, ent to destruye zour Ordinaunce and zour Naveye of Ingleland.
And, forthermore, the Day of makyng of dys Lettere, Mayster Philyp Morgan entrede Constance in gode Hele, I thankyth be God; the wyche God, of hys gracious Godnesse, kepe zoure Heyze, Honerable, and Gratious Persone to his Plesance, and sende zow Soveraynte and Victorie of alle zow Enimyes.
I writen ad Constance the secunde Day of Februarie.
By zowr Pouere, Trewe, and continual Oratour.
Joh. Forester.
Dors.
Christianissimo Principi H. Angliae & Franciae Regi, Domino meo semper Augusto, detur ista Litera
.
Eadem Latine.
Supreme mi Ligie Domine, & mihi Princeps Christianissime metuendissime super Terram, Recommendo me vestrae Celsae Regali, & Imperiali Majestati, omnimodo cum Honore, Cultu, Gratia, & Obedientia.
Gloriosissime mi Domine,
Placeat vobis scire quòd, Die Mercurii, Horâ Tertiâ Pomeridianâ, vel circiter (vicesimo septimo die Januarii) Frater vester, gratiosus Princeps, Rex Romae, ingressus est Civitatem Constanciae, cum vestra Liberata Collarii circa Collum (laetabile Spectaculum cunctis vestris Ligiis Hominibus conspiciendum) cum solemmi Processione universorum Statuum, tum Cardinalium, & singularum Nationum, & vestrorum Procerum optimê arraiatorum cum tota vestra Natione; & vestros Proceres gratiose & hilari admodum vultu excepit, &, in tam frequenti Turbâ, manus Honorificorum omnium vestrae Nationis Virorum solùm attigit.
Et tunc praeibat
Dominus meus Saresburiensis festinanter ad Locum Concilii Generalis (ubi ille dictus Rex Augustus diverteret) & occupavit Pulpitum: quod Cardinalis Cameracensis, praecipuus Nationis Gallicae, & vester specialis Inimicus, proposuit, quo primus statuit, coram Rege, in honorem Gallicae Nationis, perorâsse: attamen Dominus Saresburiensis, vestri honoris & Nationis vestrae intuitu, Possessionem retinuit; ubi verè pulchram habuit Concionem, quae Regem valde oblectavit: Rege autem usque ad istam horam Impranso, ulterius nemo illi velit Molestiam exhibere.
Sed Crastino Die
, Ligie Domine, placeat vobis cognoscere quòd, sub Sonitu Nono Campanulae, cuncti vestri Ambassiatores, universi vestri Natione stipati, optimeque compositi, adibant Palatium ejus de adventu sibi gratulaturi; ubi blandâ & placidâ Aure ipsos exaudivit; tunc autem Dominus Cestrensis, vestrae Nationis Praeses, verba coram illo tali modo protulit, ut id sibi & universae Nationi vestrae Laudi detur; quibus sanè peractis statim ab eo recesserunt.
Mane verò, Horâ Decimâ, eos denuò accivit, & eos sigillatim iteratò manu tunc excepit: & deinde Orationem habuit, qua speciatim Gratias egit Gentibus nostris, de tam amico, vero, & fideli eorum erga Nationem suam Gestu, dum ipse abesset: Adhaec recitavit quo pacto Fraternus Amor incohaverat secum & Domino meo Patre vestro, & ut nunc ad eundem modum renovatur & nectitur, pro vobis & Successoribus vestris, Gratiâ Dei, in Aeternum: Et recoluit demum tam excelsas Laudes vestrae Regalis Personae, & similiter cunctorum Dominorum Fratrum vestrûm, & denique Regiminis Sanctae Ecclesiae, Cultûs Divini, Paramentorum, & Honoris cujusque generis ibidem observati, adeò ut quasi esset in Paradiso comparativè ad alium Locum quemcumque, ad quem prius adire contigisset; taliter ut, per omnia, laudaverit gloriosam & gratio sam Personam vestram, Regnum vestrum, & vestram bonam Gubernationem.
Et tunc
Dominus meus Cestrensis, noster Praeses, nomine totius nostrae Gentis (sicut pertinuit ad suum Officium) retexuit, in compendio & venustè, quaecunque Imperator dixerat, & reddidit ei Responsum, in omni Puncto adeò congruum & rationabile, tempore ut cunque angusto, quòd hinc comparaverit sibi Gratias apud vestram Nationem sempiternas.
Praetereà
, Supreme Ligie Domine, quantum ego intelligam, Domini mei Saresbiriensis & Cestrensis, de assensu vestrorum omnium caeterorum Ambassiatorum, optimè sunt parati ad prosequendum Reformationem infra Ecclesiam & in Capite & in Membris, nullum habentes intuitum ad Beneficia quae occupant, potius quàm ut res infecta maneat; idque nullus dubito quin hi Duo Domini firmiter & obnixè semper insistant sano avisamento & deliberationi vestri Fratris Regis Romae.
Praeter haec, placeat vobis scire quòd, Die Dominica (ultimo die Januarii) Frater vester Rex Romae palàm gerebat Robam Garteriorum cum Collario vestro dum alta Missa celebretur; praemonitus monitus autem quòd Dux Bavariae ac Burghravius pranderent eodem die apud Dominum meum Londoniensem, dixit quod ipse voluit cum eis prandere.
Res novae praetereà nullae, nisi, ut fertur, Ambassiatores Hispaniae hic (videlicet Constanciae) adesse velint infra paucos Dies,
Et, in Vigilia Candelarum, Literae apportatae a
Gallico Rege, quibus praecepit Gentibus suis quòd submoverent Ambassiatores Ducis Burgundiae à Natione sua.
Praeterea, ut publica Fama est, praedictus
Gallicus Rex transmisit ad Civitatem Januensem & Provinciam ingens Pondus Auri, quo conducant Grandes Naves & Galeas ad destruendum vestrum Apparatum & Navigium vestrum Angliae.
Et, ad haec, die quo hanc scripserim Literam, Magister
Philippum Morgan ingressus est Constanciam, bellè valens, laudetur Deus; qui Deus, de gratio sa sua bonitate, conservet vestram Celsam, Honorabilem, & Gratiosam Personam ad Placita sua, & concedat vobis Dominium & Victoriam in cunctos vestros Inimicos.
Dat
. Constanciae secundo die Februarii.
Avestro Paupere, Veredico, & Assiduo Oratore
.
Johanne Forester.
Feb. 10. Writs to the sheriffs of Kent and 10 others to send feathers for making arrows. Westm.
O. ix. 436. H. iv. p. ii. 193.
De Pennis providendis.
An. 4. H. 5. Claus. 4. H. 5. m. 7.
Rex Vicecomiti Kantiae, Salutem.
Cùm, in propria Persona nostra, simus, cum Dei adjutorio, versus partes Franciae, pro Recuperatione & Adeptione Jurium & Haereditatis Coronae nostrae, ut cunctis satis liquet, à diu per Adversarium nostrum Franciae injuriosè detentorum & occupatorum, in proximo profecturi,
Nos, considerantes qualiter, inter Gratiarum Donationes, Nobis à Deo, nuper, dum in partibus illis ex hac causa eramus, variè collatas, idem Deus Nobis, non nostris Meritis, set suâ ineffabili Bonitate, inter caeteros, per Sagittarios nostros, suis Sagittis, Gratiam atque Victoriam Inimicorum nostrorum multipliciter infudit,
Ac proinde de sufficienti Stuffura hujusmodi Sagittarum, cum ea celeritate, qua commodè fieri poterit, & pro meliori expeditione praesentis Viagii nostri, provideri volentes,
Tibi Praecipimus, firmiter Injungentes, quòd statim, visis praesentibus, per Ballivos tuos ac alios, quos ad hoc nomine tuo duxeris ordinandos & deputandos, in singulis Villis & aliis Locis Comitatûs tui, de quacumque Auca (praeter Aucas Brodoges vulgariter nuncupatas) Sex Pennas Alarum suarum, pro Sagittis ad opus nostrum de novo faciendis magis congruas & competentes, pro Denariis nostris, de Exitibus Comitatûs tui praedicti provenientibus, in hac parte rationabiliter solvendis, cum omni festinatione possibili capi & provideri, ac Pennas illas usque Londoniam, citra Qartumdecimum Diem Martii proximò futurum, duci & cariari facias,
Et Nos tibi inde, in Compoto tuo, ad Scaccarium nostrum, debitam Allocationem habere faciemus.
Teste Rege apud Westmonasterium decimo die Februarii.
Per ipsum Regem.
Consimilia Brevia diriguntur Vicecomitibus subscriptis, sub eadem Datâ; videlicet,
Vicecomiti Wilts.
Vicecomiti Sur. & Sussex.
Vicecomiti Midd.
Vicecom. Lincoln.
Vicecom. Cantebr. & Hunt.
Vic. Essex. & Hertford.
Vic. Sutht.
Vic. Bedf. & Buck.
Vic. Oxon. & Berk.
Vic. Norff. & Suff.
Vic. Somers. & Dors.
Vic. Northampton.
Vic. Rotel
.
Feb. 25. Commission to Nicholas bp. of Bath and Wells, Robert bp. of Salisbury, and Philip Morgan to treat with the Hanse merchants for redress of injuries. Westm.
O. ix. 437. H. iv. p. ii. 194.
De Tractando cum Societate Mercatorum de Hansa super Attemptatis Reformandis.
An. 4. H. 5. Franc. 4. H. 5. m. 5.
Rex, Venerabilibus in Christo Patribus, Nichalao Bathoniensi & Wellensi, & Roberto Sarum, Episcopis, ac, dilecto Clerico nostro, Magistro Philippo Morgan utriusque Juris Doctori, Salutem.
Volentes cum Aldermannis & Societatibus, Communitatibus & Mercatoribus quibuscumque, Hominum de Hansa Theutonicâ Sacri Imperii plenam & perpetuam servare Pacem;
Et, eâ de causâ, omnem materiam Jugiorum & Discordiae, inter Nos & Subditos nostros ex unà parte, ac praefatos Homines de Hansa ex alia, cum discussione justâ & plenariâ terminare,
Ad Tractandum, Communicandum, Examinandum, Discussiendum, & finaliter Concludendum cum Ambassiatoribus, Procuratoribus, Commissariis, sive Nunciis dictorum Aldermannorum, Societatum, Communitatum & Mercatorum, ad hoc potestatem sufficientem habentibus, de & super Atemptatis, Injuriis, & Dampnis quibuscumque, hinc & inde praetensis, pro tempore quo Nos in Regno nostro regnavimus,
Ac, pro eo quod Subditinostri, Dampnum passi, propter locorum distantiam, in tam brevi temporis spatio, se parare non possunt, ut Dampna sua deducant in lucem, ad consimiliter Examinandum & Discussiendum, de & super Attemptatis, Injuriis, & Dampnis hinc & inde praetensis, pro tempore, recolendae memoriae, Serenissimi Principis, Patris nostri,
Et ea quae inveneritis nobis celeriter Referendum, ad finem quòd factâ super hiis in Angliâ examinatione debitâ, maturiùs super hiis concludi poterit & Justitia fieri,
Vobis Tribus conjunctim, & divisim (de quorum fidelitate & circumspectionis industria plenariè confidimus) omnem & plenariam Committimus Potestatem, ac, Tenore Praesentium, vos nostros Commissarios Deputamus;
Promittentes, in bonâ fide, & verbo Regio, Nos Ratum, & Gratum, habituros quicquid per vos, in forma supradicta, Actum & Gestum sit in Praemissis, & singulis Praemissorum.
In cujus &c.
Data in Palatio Regis Westmonasterii vicesimo quinto die Februarii.