1559 (Jan - Jun)
The (blank) day of January was bered in the ylle of Shepay my
lord warden of the v porttes, (fn. 1) and master tresorer to the quen('s)
howsse, and knyght of the garter, with standard and a grett baner
of armes, and v baner-rolles of armes, and iiij baners of emages,
and a iii haroldes of armes, and a herse of v prynsepelles of wax,
v dosen of penselles and a x dosen of skochyons of armes, and iiij
whyt branchys and a dosen of torchys, and 1. pore men had
gownes, and a c. and a d' (fn. 2) in blake gownes and cottes.
The ij day of January was bered mastores Matsun, the wyff of
capteyne Mattsun, the wyche she mared with master Shelley of
Sussex was her furst husbond; with ij whyt branchys and xij
torchys, and iiij grett tapurs, and ij baners of santtes, and ij dosen
of skochyons of armes, and a harold of armes.
The (blank) day of January was bered in Kent ser John
Baker knyght, and master of (blank); with a standard and a cotte
armur, pennon of armes, and iiij baners of santes and a herse of
wax, and vii dosen penselles, and x dosen skochyons and a (blank)
dosen of torchys, and mony morners in blake gownes, and ij gret
whytt branches, and a harold of armes, and a grett dolle, and
after a grett dener, and pore men had gownes and ther dener.
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . Whyt-hall ser . . . . . Lee . . . . and the
althermen all in skarlett.
The viij day of January was bered Edmund . . . . penter (fn. 3)
in sant Botulf with-owt Althergatt, and ther the masters of the
Penters in ther leveray, with . . . . and vj sthayffe torchys;
for he was a good wor[kman] as any ys, the wyche he retayned
to (fn. 4) master Ga[rter] . . .
The sam day was creatyd of my lorde of [Norfolk a] pursewantt,
Bluwe mantyll, and creatyd Rychemund, (fn. 5) [who] cam latt over the
see owt of Franche.
The (blank) day in Crystynmas weyke they begane [to build]
skayffold(s) in dyvers plasses in London for pa[geants] agaynst the
crounassyon of quen Elesabetth, that [is to be the] xv day of
January, and the condut nuw paynted.
The viij of January ded (fn. 6) at the Grayffes-end (fn. 7) Lankoster the harold of armes, (fn. 8) the wyche ded comm home from the berehyng of
ser John Baker knyght, and bered the ix day of January at
The xij of January ded (fn. 9) master Grennell, (fn. 10) my lord cardenall's
waxchandler, at sant Gylles.
The xij day the Qwen('s) grace toke her barge at Whytt-halle
toward the Towre, and shott the bryge, and my lord mare and
the althermen, and all the craftes, in barges with stremars and
baners of ther armes.
The xiij day of January with-in the Towre the Quen mad
Knyghtes of the Baythe x.
The sam day was creatyd at Crechyrche at my lord of Norffoke('s) plasse Cokes, (fn. 11) Perkollys, mad Lanckostur the harold.
[The xiv day of January the Queen came in a chariot from] the
Towre, with all the lordes and ladies [in crimson] velvet, and
and ther horses trapyd with the sam, and [trumpeters in] red
gownes blohyng, and all the haroldes in ther cottes armur, and all
the strettes stroyd (fn. 12) with gravell; and at Grasyus strett a goodly
pagantt of kyng [Henry] the viij and quen Ane ys wyff and of
ther lenege, and in Cornelle (fn. 13) a-nodur goodly pagantt of kyng
Henry and kyng Edward the vjth.; and be-syd Soper lane in
[Cheap a]nodur goodly pagantt, and the condyth pentyd; [and]
at the lytylle condutt a-nodur goodly pagant of a qwyke tre and a
ded, and the quen had a boke gyffyn her ther; and ther the
recorder of London and the chamburlayn delevered unto the
quen a purse of gold fulle to the waluw of (blank); and so to the
Flett strett to the condyt, and ther was a-nodur goodly pagantt of
the ij chyrchys; and at Tempylle bare was ij grett gyanttes, the
one name was Goott-magott (fn. 14) a Albaon and the thodur Co(rineus.)
The xv day was the crounasyon of quen Elsabeth at Westmynster abbay, and theyr all the trumpettes, and knyghtes, and lordes,
and haroldes of armes in ther cotte armurs; and after all they (fn. 15) in ther
skarlett, and all the bysshopes in skarlett, and the Quen, and all
the fottmen waytyng a-pone the quene, to Westmynster hall;
ther mett all the byshoppes, and all the chapell with iij crosses, and
in ther copes, the byshoppes mytered, and syngyng Salve festa dyes;
and all the strett led with gravell, and bluw cloth unto the abbay,
and raylled on evere syd, and so to the abbay to masse, and ther
her grasse was crounyd; and evere offeser rede (fn. 16) against she shuld
go to dener to Westmynster hall, and evere offeser to take ys offes
at serves a-pone ther landes; and my lord mare and the althermen.
[The day of January was buried at saint Giles's with-]
owt Crepull-gatt master Thomas Grennell, . . . . . with iiij
gylt candyllstykes and iiij grett tapurs, . . . . whyt branchys
and xvj stayffe torchys, and the [company of] the Wax-chandlers;
and he gayff to the ys compene [for to] make mere (fn. 17) (blank); and
ther was the compene of Flechers at ys berehyng, and all they dyd
offer . . . they had iiij nobuls to make mere (fn. 18) at the S[un? in]
Crepullgatt; and, after mase done, ther was a grett dener and soper
at ys owne howsse.
The xvj day of [January] was gret justes at the tylt-[yard], iiij
chalengers, the duke of Northfoke and (unfinished)
The xvij day of January was tornayhyng at the barears (fn. 19) at Whythalle.
The xviij day of January whent to berehyng ser Olever Laurans
knyght, with standard, cote armur, and penon of armes, elmett,
target, sword, and mantylle; and v dosen of skochyons.
The xx day of January was set up for doctur Koke of the Arches,
in the parryche of sant Gregores be-syd Powlles, a cott-armur
and a pennon of armes, and ij baners of santtes.
The iiij day of Feybruary was cared in a charett with vj banerrolles, and a-for a grett baner of armes, and iiij baners of santtes,
alle in owlle, (fn. 20) and thos iiij borne by iiij haroldes of armes in ther
cott armurs, with a vijxx horsse, toward Bassyng to be bered ther;
and ther was a goodly herse of wax; my lade marques of Wynchester was the lade; and at evere towne had money and torchys,
master Garter, master Somersett, master Rychmond, master
Lanckoster, and Bluwmantyll, and viij dosen penselles and viij
dosen of skochyons.
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . of armes and iij dosen of skochyons.
The vj day of Feybruary went to the chyrche to be bered at
Clarkenwell ser Thomas Pope knyght, with a standard and cott,
pennon of armes, a targett, elmett and sword, and a ij dosen of
armes, and xij for the branchys and vj for the . . . . of bokeram; and ij haroldes of armes, master Clarenshus and master
Yorke; master Clarenshus bare the cott, and master Yorke bare
the helmett and crest. And he gayff xl mantyll frys gownes, xx
men and xx women; and xx men bare torchys; and the vomen ij
and ij to-gether, with torchys; and ij grett whyt branchys, and
iiij branchys tapurs of wax garnysshed with armes, and with iiij
dosen pensels. And ser Recherd Sowthwell knyght and ser Thomas Stradlyng, and dyver odur morners in blake, to the nomber
of lx and mo in blake, and all the howsse and the chyrche with
blake and armes; and after to the plasse to drynke, with spyssebred and wyne; and the morow masse, iij songe, . . . . with
ij pryke songe, and the iij of requiem, with the clarkes of London;
and after he was bered; and, that done, to the plasse to dener,
for ther was a grett dener, and plente of all thynges, and a grett
dolle of money.
The vij day of Feybruary was bered my lade marques of Wynchester at Bassyng; and ther was a herse of wax, and viij dosen
penselles, and armes, and skochyons, and garnyshed with angelles
and archangells and with baner-rolles, and a x dosen skochyons;
and ther was grett cher mad, (fn. 21) and a grett dolle, boyth money and
mett and drynke, and a grett dener, fysshe and flesse, and venesun.
The viij day (of) Feybruary dyd pryche a-for the quen, wyche
was Aswedynsday, doctur Kokes sumtyme dene of Westmynster.
The Fryday dyd pryche after master Parker a-for the quen.
The Sunday after dyd pryche master Skore. (fn. 22)
The Wedynsday after dyd pryche Whythede.
The Fryday after dyd pryche a-for the quen (blank)
The Sunday after dyd pryche a-for the quen (blank)
. . . . . . . . . . .
The xviij of Feybruary and the xx [a man stood in the] pelere (fn. 23)
with a coler (fn. 24) of smeltes a-bowtt ys neke [who had bought the]
smeltes of the quen('s) prysse (fn. 25) in Chepe, and sold them at ys
vantege a-monge the fys-wyffes, and ther the pelere sett aganst
The xxij day of Feybruary was the obseque of . . . Pottnam
sqwyre, with cote armur and pennon of armes and a iiij dosen of
The xvij day of Feybruary was a herse of wax [erected] gorgyously, with armes, a ix dosen penselles and armes, [for the] old
lade contes of Oxford, the syster to the old Thomas [duke of]
Norffoke, at Lambeth.
The xx day of Feybruary was the sam herse wa[s taken] done,
the wyche was v prynsepalles, and was never . . .
The xxj day of Feybruary my lade (fn. 26) was browth (fn. 27) in-to Lambethe
chyrche for (fn. 28) the qwer and dobull reylyd, and hangyd with blake
and armes; and she had iiij goodly whyt branchys and ij dosen of
grett stayffes torchys, and ij haroldes of armes, master Garter and
master Clarenshus, in ther cotte armurs; a-for a grett baner of
armes, and iiij baners rolles, and iiij baners of santtes; and then
cam the corsse, and after morners; the chyff morner was my lade
chamberlen Haward, and dyvers odur of men (and) women; and
after durge done to the dukes plasse; and the morow, masse of
requiem done, my lade was bered a-for the he awtter. (fn. 29)
The xxiij day dyd pryche afor the quen Gryndalle.
The xxv day of Feybruary dyd pryche Sandes.
The (blank) dyd pryche doctur Kokes.
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[The . . day] of Feybruary was bered . . . . . . hylle
master Elthestun sqwyre, with ij whyt branchys and . . . stayffe
torchys and iiij grett tapurs, and ij dosen skochyons.
The xxiij day of Feybruary was bered at Alder . . . . .
my lady Roche, the wyff of ser Wylliam Roche draper, latte mare
of London; and he was bered at santt Peters Powre be-syd frere
The x day Marche
(fn. 32) was a goodly herse of wax set up for my
old lade of Oxford at Lambeth.
The xij day of Marche
(fn. 32) was the sam hers was taken downe
the day a-for she was browth (fn. 30) to the chyrche, the wyche was as
goodly hers of v prynsepalles as has bene sene, with armes and
The xv day of March
(fn. 32) was my lade the contes of Oxford was
browthe (fn. 31) to the cherche at Lambeth, with ij harordes of armes,
master Garter and master Clarenshux, in ther cot armurs, a-for
the cors a grett baner of armes, and iiij baners of santtes, and iiij
baner-rolles of armes borne a-bowtt her and iiij grett whyt
branchys and ij dosen grett long stayffes torchys borne by her sarvandes in; and my lade Haward cheyffe morner, and money in
blake, and the quwere was hangyd with lx . . . with armes and
raylles a-bowt with blake and armes; and the morow masse with
small chere after-ward, butt evere man a . . .
. . . . . . . . . . .
The xxj day of Marche was bered at [Chenies, in] Bukynghamshyre my old contes of Bedford . . . . . of armes and a
grett baner of armes and a v [banner-] rolles of her progene (fn. 33) and
vii dosen of skochyons . . . . vj of sarsenett, and iiij dosen of
grett stayffe torchys.
The xxj of Marche the quen('s) master cokes and odur her
offesers, and at Mylle-end ther they dynyd, [with] all maner of
mett and drynke; and ther was all maner of artelere, as drumes,
flutes, trumpetes, gones, mores pykes, halbardes, to the nomber of
v C.; the gonners in shurtes of maylle and . . . . pykes in
bryght harnes, and mony swardes and v grett pesses of gones and
shot in . . . the wyche dyd myche hurt unto glass wy[ndows;]
and cam a grett gyant danssyng, and after [that a] mores dansse
dansyng, and gones and mor[es pikes]; and after cam a cart with
a grett wyth (fn. 34) and ij [bears?] with-in the cartt, and be-syd whent
a gret . . . . of grett mastes; (fn. 35) and then cam the master cokes
rydyng in cottes in brodere, and chynes of gold, and mony of the
quen('s) servandes in ther levery, to the cowrt, and ther they shott
ther pesses, (fn. 36) and with-in the parke was ij C. chamburs gret and
smalle shot, and the Quen('s) grace standyn in the galere; and so
evere man whent in-to the parke, showhyng them in batell ray,
shutyng and playhyng at bowt the parke; and a-for the quen was
on of bayres (fn. 37) was bated, and after the mores dansers whent in-to
the cowrt, dansyng in mony offeses. (fn. 38)
The xxiij day of Marche was bered at sant tellens (fn. 39) ser John
Sentlow knyght, with ij haroldes of armes, master Clarenshux
and master Somerset, with standard and penon, and cott and elmet, target and sword, but nodur crosse nor prest, nor clarkes, but
a sermon and after a salme of Davyd; and ij dosen of skochyons of
. . . . . . . . . . .
The (blank) day of Marche ser Antony [Saint Leger, knight of
the] garter, latte deputte of Yrland, was bered in Kentt, with a
standard, a grett baner of armes, [helmet,] crest, target, and
sword, and vj dosen of skochyons; [and two] harold(s) of armes,
master Garter and master Lankestur, and (unfinished)
The viij day (of) Marche ded (fn. 40) my lade ys wyffe, and was bered
The xvj day of Marche was bered in Northamt[onshire] ser
Thomas Tressam, lord of sant Jones, (fn. 41) with iiij baner rolles and a
grett baner of armes, and a standard, elmett, targett and sword, and
cott armur; and a viij dosen of [scocheons], and a iiij dosen of
torchys and iiij dosen penselles, and [ij] whyt branchys, and mony
morners in blake, and ij haroldes of armes, master Clarenshux and
The xxvij day of Marche dyd pryche at sant Mare Spyttyl
doctur Bylle the quen('s) amner. (fn. 42)
The xxviij day of Marche, the wyche was Ester-tuwysday,
doctur Cokes sum-tyme dene of Westmynster dyd pryche.
The xxix day of Marche dyd pryche at sant Mare Spyttyll
master Horne, parsun sum-tyme at Allalows in Bredstrett.
The ij day of Aprell dyd pryche at Powlles crosse master Samsun.
The furst day of Aprell ther was at Westmynster a desputyng
shuld a bene be the bysshopes and the nuw prychers, and ther
they pute in a (blank) agaynst Monday, after that the bysshopes
shuld gyff a an(s)wer of the sam.
The iij day of Aprell the bysshopes and the nuw prychers mett
at the abbay a-for my lord keper of the brod seylle, and dyvers
of the consell, and ther to gyff a answer of the matter; the sam
nyght, my lord bysshope of Wynchester and my lord of Lynkolne
was send (fn. 43) to the towre of London by the gard by water, to the Old
Swane, and to Belynsgatt after.
. . . . . . . . . . .
The vj day of Aprell was bered at [saint Clement's] withowt
Tempyll-bare my lade Gray, (fn. 44) the [wife of sir John] Gray, and the
wyff was of master Walsyngham, . . . . . . with ij whyt
branchys and iiij grett tapurs, and fo[ur] staff-]torchys, and ij
dosen and d' (fn. 45) of skochyons of armes . . . masse and or (fn. 46) communyon.
The vij day of Aprell was browth (fn. 47) unto [saint Thomas] of Acurs
in Chepe from lytyll sant Barthellmuw [in] Lothbere masteres
. . . ., and ther was a gret compene of pepull, ij and ij together, and nodur (fn. 48) prest nor clarke, the nuw prychers in ther gowne
lyke ley[-men,] nodur (fn. 48) syngyng nor sayhyng tyll they cam [to the
grave,] and a-for she was pute into the grayff a [collect] in
Englys, and then put in-to the grayff, and after [took some]
heythe (fn. 49) and caste yt on the corse, and red a thynge . . . for
the sam, and contenent (fn. 50) cast the heth (fn. 49) in-to the [grave], and contenent (fn. 50) red the pystyll of sant Poll to the Stesselonyans (fn. 51) the (blank)
chapter, (fn. 51) and after thay song pater-noster in Englys, boyth prychers
and odur, and [women,] of a nuw fassyon, and after on of them
whent in-to the pulpytt and mad a sermon.
The viij day of Aprell ther was a proclamasion of pesse (fn. 52) betwyne the Quene('s) grace and Hare (fn. 53) the French kyng, and Dolphyn the kyng of Skottes, for ever, boyth by water and land; and
ther was vj trumpeters and v haroldes of armes, master Garter
and master Clarenshux, proclamyd yt, and Lankoster, Ruge Crosse,
and Bluwmantyll, and my lord mayre and all the althermen in
skarlett; and Bluw-mantyll dyd proclaymyd that no players shuld
play no more tyll a serten tyme of no mans players; but the mare
or shreyff, balle, (fn. 54) constabull, or odur offesers take them, lay them
in presun, and the quen('s) commondement layd on them.
The ix day of Aprell dyd pryche at Powlles crosse doctur
Bylle the quen('s) awmer, (fn. 55) and declaryd warfor (fn. 56) the byshopes
whent to the Towre.
[The xij day of April was brought from Clerkenwell unto]
Blake-frers in Smyth-feld with ij haroldes of armes, master
Clarenshux and master Somersett, ser Richard (fn. 57) Monsfeld knyght,
with ij gret whyt branchys, . . . ij dosen torchys and iiij
gylt candyll-stykes and iiij grett tapurs, and the plasse and the
frers hunge with blake and armes; and xxiiij prestes and clarkes
[prayers] all Laten, and durge wher he ded, (fn. 58) and wher he was
bered; and ther was a standard and a penon of armes, and a cott
armur, and elmett, target and sword, and the[re were] iiij baners
of santtes, and a xviij men morners in blake gownes and xx in
blake cottes; and after to the plasse to drynke, and the morow
masses in all the chyrches, and then after ys standard, cotte,
elmet, target, [and sword] offered up; and after all done to the
plasse to dener; and a vij dosen skochyons of armes to be bere[d].
The xiij day whent to the Towere master Adelston, captain of
Rysse-banke, a hold of Cales.
The vij day was chosen at Yeld-halle a-for my lord mayre and
the masters the althermen, and all the comm(on)ers of the cete, (fn. 59)
and the craftes of London, the masters of the bryghows, master
Wylliam Draper, yrmonger, and master Assyngton, lether-seller.
The (blank) day cam from Franse my lord chamburlayn Haward
and my lord bysshope of Elly and master doctur Wotton, and
The xiij day of Aprell ther cam unto Brydewell dyvers gentyllmen, and ruffelars, and servyngmen, and ther they begane a
tymult and or (fn. 60) fray, that the constabulles and altherman deputte
cam to se the pesse (fn. 61) kepte, but thay wold have serten women owt
of the bryd-welle, and ther thay druw ther swordes and be-gane
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . ye Tempull, and ix . . . . .
dener, and ther dynyd the consell and dyvers notabyll . . . .
and juges, and my lord mayre and the althermen, and the [officers
of the] Chansseres (fn. 62) and the Flett, and the Kyngesbynshe, and the
Marshalsea; [and they] gayff gownes of ij collers, morreys and
mustars, and . . . ij collers . . . hondered; and at v
of cloke at after-non [the new] serganttes (fn. 63) whent unto sant Thomas
of Acurs in a . . . gowne and skarlette hodes a-bowt ther
nekes, and whyt [hoods on] ther hedes, and no capes; (fn. 64) and after
they whent unto Pow[les with] typstayffes and offesers of the
Kyngbynche, and odur plasses, and [they were] browth (fn. 65) be ij old
serganttes, one after a-nodur in skarlett . . . of north syd,
and ther thay stod tyll thay had brou[th them] unto ix sondre
pellers (fn. 66) of the north syd, and after the . . . cam unto the
furst, and after to the reseduu; and thay whe[nt back] unto the
Tempull on a-lone, (fn. 67) and a-for whent the . . . and the rulers
and the Chansere and of the Kyngbynche [ij and ij to]gether, and
after cam a hondered in parte (fn. 68) cottes of . . .
The xx day of Aprell ther was a grett fray in . . . be-twyn
v and vj at nyght, betwyn servyng men and . . Flett-strett;
ther was one ix bones taken out of ys . . . and a-nodur had
ys nosse cutt off.
The (blank) day of Aprell was browth (fn. 69) from the Towre unto
Westmynster Hall to be reynyd, (fn. 70) my lord Wentworth, last depute
of Calles, for the lossyng of Calles; and ther wher serten of ys
a-cussars; but he quytt hym-seylff, thanke be God, and clen delevered, and whent in-to Wytyngtun colege, and ther he lys.
[The xxiij day of April, being saint George's day, the Queen
went about the hall, and all the knights of the] Garter that [went
singing in proces]syon, and a-bowt the cowrt; the sam day at after
[noon were] knyghtes electyd of the Garter the duke of Norfok,
the marques of Northamtun, the erle of Rutland, and my lord
Robard Dudley, the master of the quen('s) horse.
The xxv day of Aprell was prossessyon, the wyche was [saint
Mark's] day, in dyvers parryche in London, whent with ther
baners a[broad in] ther parryche, syngynge in Laten Kerelyson
after the old fassyon.
The xxviij day of Aprell ther was a man sett on the pelere (fn. 71)
[for] lewd wordes and slanderers wordes.
The xxv day of April, (fn. 72) was sant Markes day, the Quen('s) grace
supt at Beynard castyll at my lord of Penproke('s) P[lace,] and
after supper the Quen('s) grace rowed up and downe Temes, and
[a] C. bottes (fn. 73) at bowte here grace, with trumpettes and drumes and
flutes and gones, and sqwybes horlyng on he (fn. 74) to and fro, tyll x at
nyght, or her grace depertyd, and all the water-syd st . . . with
a M. pepull lokyng one here grace.
The furst day of May ther was ij pennys (fn. 75) was dekyd with
stremars, baners, and flages, and trumpetes and drumes and gones,
gahyng a Mayng, (fn. 76) and a-ganst the Quen('s) plasse at Westmynster, and ther they shott and thruw eges (fn. 77) and oregns (fn. 78) on a-gaynst
a-nodur, and with sqwybes, and by chanse on fell on a bage of
gune-powdur and sett dyvers men a'fyre, and so the men drue to
on syd of the penus, (fn. 75) and yt dyd over-swelmed the pennus, and
mony fell in the Temes, butt, thanke be God, ther was but on
man drownyd, and a C. bottes (fn. 79) abowtt here, and the Quen('s)
grace and her lordes and lades lokyng out of wyndows; thys was
done by ix of the cloke on May evyn last.
The xxix day of Aprell at Dowgatt in London ther was a mayd
dwelling with master Cotyngham, on of the quen('s) pulters; (fn. 80) the
mayd putt in-to a pott of (blank) serten powyssun (fn. 81) and browth (fn. 82)
them unto her mastores, and to iiij of her servandes, and they dyd
ett them; and as sone as they had ett them thay be-gane to swell
and to vomett peteusle; and ther cam a good woman causyd to
be feychyd serten dolle of salett owylle (fn. 83) to drynke, and thanke
be to God they be-gayne to mend and never one ded (fn. 84) of ytt.
. . . . . . . . . . .
and servandes, and ther herers (fn. 85) nayled to the pe[llory,] . . was
thes ij persunes have dullysly (fn. 86) gyffen poyssun [to their] mastores
and ther howshold, and ether of them ij handes cute off.
The x day of May the parlement was endyd, [and the] Quen('s)
grace whent to the parliament howsse.
The xj day of May the sam fellow and the [maid] was sett on
the pelere a-gayne, and ther thodur (fn. 87) handes cut off for the sam
The xij day of May be-gane the Englys [service] in the quen('s)
The xv day of May dyd pryche at Powlles [cross] master
Gryndalle, and ther was the quens consell, the duke of Norfoke,
my lord keper of the seylle, and my lord of Arundell, my lord
treysorer, my lord marques of Northamtun, my lord admerall, my
lord of Sussex, my lord of Westmorland, my lord of Rutland, and
mony mo lordes and knyghtes, my lord mare and the althermen;
and after sermon done they whent to my lord mayre to dener,
and my lord Russell.
The xxj day of May dyd pryche at Powlles crosse master
Horne, and ther was my lord mayre and the althermen and mony
juges and sergantes of the law, and a grett nombur of pepull to the
The xxiij day of May cam from be-yonde the see out of France
and landyd at Towr-warff, and cam thrugh London, and unto my
lord bysshope of London docthur Benard, (fn. 88) monser Memeranse (fn. 89)
ij sunes, (fn. 90) and . . . unto ys palles (fn. 91) to ly; and mony lord(s)
and nobull men browth (fn. 92) them to their logying.
. . . . . . . . . . .
. . attes and mony mo for serten Frenche-men.
The xxiiij day of May the inbassadurs the Frenche [were]
browth (fn. 93) from the byshope('s) palles (fn. 94) by land thrugh Flet-street
[unto] the quen's pales (fn. 94) to soper, by the most nobull men ther
was a-bowt the cowrt, and ther was the hall and the [privy]
chambur and the grett chambur of pressens (fn. 95) hangyd with ryche
clothes of arres, as ever was sene, and the cloth [of] state boyth
hall and grett chamburs, and they had as [great] chere at soper,
and after a bankett as goodly as has be[en seen,] with all maner
musyke tyll mydnyght, for they wher (unfinished)
The xxv day they wher browt to the cowrt with musyke to
dener, for ther was gret cher; and after dener to b[ear] and bull
baytyng, and the Quen('s) grace and the embassadurs stod in the
galere lokyng of the pastym tyll vj at nyght; and after they whent
by water unto Powll wharff, and landyd, and contenent (fn. 96) unto ther
logyng to the byshope of London('s) to soper, for ther wher gorgyus
aparell as has bene sen in thes days.
The xxvj day of May they whent from the byshope('s) howsse to
Powlles warff, and toke barge, and so to Parys garden, for ther
was boyth (fn. 97) bare and bull baytyng, and the capten with a C. of
the gard to kepe rowm for them to see (fn. 98) the baytyng.
The sam day was a proclamassyon of v of the actes; on was
The thursday the xxv day of May master John Whyt altherman and grocer ys chyld was cristened in lytyll sant Barthelmuw
be-syd sant Antonys; thes wher the god-fathers' names, my lord
marques of Wynchester now lord tresorer of England, and my
lord byshope of Wynchester docthur Whytt, and the god-moder
my lade Laxtun, lat the wyffe of ser Wylliam Laxtun latt mare
of London and grocer; and after ther was waferers (fn. 99) and epocras
grett plente; and after they whent home to the plasse, with the
chyld nam(ed) John Whytt; the wyche wyff was master Raff
Grenway altherman and grocer of London wyff.
[The xxviij day of May . . . . . . . . . . . . .
bisho]pryke of yt by quen Mare, [for that he had] a wyff, and
odur maters that he was fayn to . . .
The sam day the inbassadurs of France whent [away,] and
toke barge toward Grayffhend (fn. 100) and they had . . . . gyftes
gyffyne them, and they cared money mastiffs [with] them for the
wolf, and (unfinished)
The xxj day of May was bered at sant [Andrew's] in the
Warderobe mastores Boswell, the wyff [of . . . ] Boswell
clarke of the wardes, with ij whytt branchys . ., the wyche she
ded (fn. 101) with chyld, and a dosen and (unfinished)
The xxx day of May was mared (fn. 102) in the parryche of sant Andrews in the Warderobe, master Mathuw, draper, unto the dowther of master Wylliam Blakwell, towne-clarke of [London?] the
mornyng; and they wher mared in Laten, and masse, and after
masse they had a bryd cupe and waffers and epocras and muskadyll plente to hevere (fn. 103) body; and after unto master Blakwell('s)
plasse to bryke-fast, and after a grett dener.
The ij day of Juin was bered at lytyll sant Baythelmuwes my
lade Barnes, the wyff of ser George Barnes, knyght, and late
mare of London; and she gayff to pore men and powre women
good rosett gownes a (blank), and she gayffe to the powre men
and women of Calles (blank) a-pesse, (fn. 104) and she gayff a C. blake
gownes and cottes; and ther she had penon of armes, and master
Clarenshux kyng of armes, and ther was a xx clarkes syngyng
afor her to the chyrche with blake and armes; and after master
Horne mad a sermon, and after the clarkes song Te Deum
laudamus in Englys, and after bered with a songe, and a-for songe
the Englys pressessyon, and after to the place to dener; ser
Wylliam Garrett cheyff morner, and master Altham and master
Chamburlayn, and her sunes and doythurs; ther was a nobull
[The vj day of June saint George's feast was kept at Windsor;]
the yerle of Pembroke was the [Queen's substitute,] lord Montycutt and my lord of . . . . ; ther was stallyd at that tyme
the duke of [Norfolk], my lord marques of Northamtun, and the
yerle of [Rutland], and my lord Robart Dudley the master of the
quen('s) horse, nuw mad knyghtes of the Garter, and ther was gret
[feasting] ther, and ther be-gane the comunion that day and
The xxix day of May was depreved of ys byshopepryke of
London doctur Boner, and in ys plasse master Gryndall; and
[Nowell] electyd dene of Powlles, and the old dene depreved, master [Cole].
The xj day of June dyd pryche at Powlles master [Sandys],
and ther was my lorde mayre and the althermen, and my lord of
Bedford, and with dyvers odur nobull men; and postulles (fn. 105) masse
mad an end that day, and masse a' Powlles was non that day, and
the new dene toke possessyon that was afore, by my lord of Bedford, and thys was on sant Barnabe day; and the sam nyght
thay had no evyng-song at Powlles.
The sam nyght abowtt viij of the cloke at nyght the Quen('s)
grace toke her barge at Whyt hall, and mony mo barges, and rod
a-longe by the banke-syd by my lord of Wynchaster('s) place, and
so to Peper alley, and so crost over to London syd with drumes
and trumpetes playhyng ard (fn. 106) be-syd, and so to Whyt hall agayne
to her palles. (fn. 107)
The xviij day of June dyd pryche at Powlles crosse docthur
Juell, and ther was my lord mare and the althermen and master
comtroller of the quens howse ser Edward Rogers, and mony mo,
boyth men and women.
The xxj day of June was v bysshopes deprevyd, the bysshope
of Lychfeld and Coventre, (fn. 108) and the bysshope of Carley, (fn. 109) the
bysshope of Westchester, (fn. 110) the bysshope of Landaffh, (fn. 111) and the
bysshope of ( ).
The xxiij day of June was electyd vj nuw byshopes, com from
beyond the see, master Parker bysshope of Canturbere, master
Gryndall bysshope of London, docthur Score bysshope of Harfford, Barlow Chechastur, doctur Bylle of Salysbere, doctur Cokes
. . . . . . .
The xxiiij day of June ther was a May-game, . and sant
John Sacerys, (fn. 112) with a gyant, and drumes and gunes [and the] ix
wordes (fn. 113) , with spechys, and a goodly pagant with a quen c . .
and dyvers odur, with spechys; and then sant Gorge and the
dragon, the mores dansse, and after Robyn Hode and lytyll John,
and M[aid Marian] and frere Tuke, and thay had spechys rond
The xxv day of June the sam May-gam whent unto [the palace?]
at Grenwyche, playng a-for the Quen and the consell, and the .
. . thay whent by land, and cam (back by water?)
The sam day at afternone was bered, at sant Fayth, Dokeray, (fn. 114)
docthur of the law, with ij grett whyt branchys, . . . grett stayff
torchys, and iiij grett tapurs, and a dosen and d' (fn. 115) [of scocheons,]
and mony morners; and the morow a grett dener.
The xxvj day of June was bered in the sam parryche [mistress]
Gybbons a doctur of the law('s) wyff, the wyche she ded in . .
and she had ij grett whyt branchys and xij torchys and iiij . .
tapurs and ij lb. tapurs, and viij women bare here all in . . .
and the branchys and the torchys, and ther was a sarmon, and
mony morners, and a dosen of armes, and a grett dener.
The sam day was deprevyd of ther bysshoprykes the bysshope
of Wynchestur (fn. 116) and the bysshope of Lynckolne (fn. 117) at master
Hawse the kyng('s) shreyff in Mynsyon lane, and the bysshope of
Wynchester (fn. 116) to the Towre agayne, and the bysshope of Lynckolne (fn. 117) delevered a-way.