Henricus Septimus Rex.
And the erle of Richmond was crownyd kynge, and was callyd
Henre the Seventh, the xxx. day of October; and abowte Candelmas marryd kynge Edwardes eldest dougter. And this yere
in September dyde Thomas Hylle [the mayor], and for hyme
was chosyn William Stocker, and he dyde the third day after and
thane was chosyn John Warde, and he occopyed tyll Myhylmas.
Pio. A°. Thys yere was a gret dethe and hasty, callyd swettyng
sykenes. And the crosse in Chepe new made. And a grete
taske and a disme grauntyd. And a bushylle of bay salte at
ij°. A°. Thys yere the qwene was crownyd. And the erle of
Lyncolne and the lord Lovell and one Martyn Swarte a stranger all
ware slayne in a felde that they made agaynst the kynge at
iij°. A°. Thys yere prince Arture was borne at Wenchester.
And this yere the kynge went un to Bullen.
iiij°.A°. Thys yere the kynge sent many knyghttes in to
Bretayne with the number of vij. Ml. men to defende the
two ladys that ware ayeres to the lond. And the erle of Nortumberlond slayne in the North. And the cape of mayntenans browte
v°. A°. Thys yere Cryppylle gate was new made. And Edmond Franke and others put to deth.
vj°. A°. Thys yere sir Robert Chamberlyne lorde be-heddyd.
And in June the kynges ijde sone was borne at Grynwyche,
and namyd Henry. And the condyd at Graschurch begonne and
vij°. A°. Thys yere in September the kynge went to Callys with
a grete armé agaynst France, but the pece was made with-owte
battelle. And the qwenys moder dicessyd. And the lovers (fn. 1)
sett up on the yelde halle of London.
viij°. A°. Thys yere was a rysynge of yonge men agaynst the
stelyard. And whett at vjd. a bushelle.
x°. A°. Thys yere was beheddyd sir William Stanle lorde
chamberlyne, sir Robert Ratcleffe, sir Simonde Momforde, and
William Daukus; (fn. 2) and lorde Fewalter be-heddyd at Callys. And
this yere whyt herynge was solde at iijs. iiijd. the barrelle. And
lorde Monforde sone and many others that londyd in the downes to
the number of viij. score that came from one Perkyne Warbyke
callynge hymselfe kynge Edward sone.
xij°. A°. Thys yere the commons of Cornwall arose to the
number of xxx. Ml., and the lorde Audle cheffe captayne, and
one Flammoke and a smythe that was callyd Myhyll Joseffe; and
they came to Blackheth and made a felde agaynst the kynge and
lost it. The captayns tane and put to excecucione. Thys felde was
in June on sent Bothols day. And in August after one Perkyne
Warbyke, callyng (fn. 3) hym selfe the second sone of kynge Edwarde
the iiijth, londyd in Cornewalle; and he was persewyd of sartayne
lordes, but he flede to Bewdley senttuary, and by apoyntment came
to the kynge, and so remaynyd followynge the corte.
xiij°. A°. Thys yere in December the wedercoke, crosse, and the
bowle of Powlles stepulle was tane downe and all newe made, and
in May after solemply hallowyd and sett up agayne. And this
same yere in August was the second provinciall chapter of the Freer
minores in London. And there beganne the Observanttes, and
came with the kynges letters and commandment for sertayne placis,
and so beganne with Newcastelle, Cauntorbery, and Sowthamtone.
And the kynges loggyne at Shene burnyd. Perkyn Warbyke
sett on a skaffold in Chepe.
xiiij°. A°. Thys yere the xxij°. daye of February was borne at
Grenwyche the third sone of kynge Henry the Seventh, namyd
Edmonde duke of Somerset.
xv°. A°. Thys yere in November Perkyne Warbyke was convicte of tresone and draune from the tower of London to Tyborne,
and there hongyd and be-heddyd; and the same tyme was juggyd to
dye for tresone the erle of Warwyke sone to the duke of Clarans be
fore rehersyd, wyche erle had bene kepte in the tower from the age
of xj. yere un to the ende of xiiij. yere after, and the xxviijth.
day of November was beheddyd at the towre hyll. And the same
daye was grete flooddes, wynddes, thunder, lytnynges, wyche dyd
moche harme and hurte in dyvers placys and countres in Ynglonde.
And the viij. daye of May nexte after the kynge and the
qwene went to Callys, and thether came the duke of Burgone and
spake with the kynge (fn. 4) in sent Peters church withowte the towne
the space of seven oweres with moche honor and solas, and so
departyd. And the xiiij. day of June after the kynge and qwene
came home agayne. Thys was in the yere of our Lord xv C.
And the same monyth in December descessid the kynges thurde sonne
Edmonde, and was burryd at Westminster. And the same yere
dyde the archbyshoppe of Yorke, (fn. 5) the byshoppe of Norwyche (fn. 6) , and
the byshoppe of Elye. (fn. 7) And in September followynge dyscessyd the
the byshoppe of Cauntorbery, Morton, cardnalle and chaunceler of
Ynglond. And this yere was brent a palmer. And a grete
pestelens thorrow all Ynglonde and a grete d [earth.]
xvj°. A°. Thys yere the kynge byldyd new hys maner of Shene,
and changed the name and namyd it Richemonde, and he byldyd new
his place called Baynystcastell (fn. 8) in London, and repayryd hys place
at Grenewyche, with moche newe byldynge there and in dyvers places.
xvij°. A°. Thys yere was send in to Ynglonde the kynge of
Spaynyes thurde daughter, namyd Kateryne, to be marryd to the
prince Arture, and she londyd at Plummothe the viij. day of October,
and res[eved] in to lond in the most ryall wyse the xij. day of
November than fryday. And the sonday followynge maryd at sent
Powlles churche. And a halpas made of tymber from the west dore
to the qwere dore of twelve foote brode and four fotte of hyghte.
And in the myddes of the same marryd. And the fest holden in
the byshoppe of Londones palles. And the day of hare reseving
in to lond was made many reche pagenttes; furst at the bregge, at the
condyd in Graschestret, the condet in Cornelle, standarde in Cheppe,
the crosse new gylted, at the lyttyll condyd, and at Powlles west
dore, ronnynge wyne, rede claret and wythe, and alle the day of the
marrage. And at the same maryge the kynge made fifty-seven
knyghttes. And the iijde day after alle the corte removyd unto
Westmyster by watter. And the mayer wyth alle the crafttes wyth
them in barges, with trompettes, shalmes, and taberttes in the best
maner; and there the kynge helde ryall justes, turnayes, and bankettes six dayes after. And thene returnyd to Rychemonde. And
the same daye ther the mayer helde hys fest at the yelde halle.
And the same yere in November came to the kynge a nobyll imbassator owte of Scotland for to trete of maryage betwene the Scottyche
kynge and our kynges eldest dowgter namyd Margarete, wyche
was acordyd on sent Powlles evyn the conversion. And the
second sonday of lent (fn. 9) after was sir Edmonde de la Poole was pronuncyd acursed opynly wyth boke, belle, and candell, at Powlles
crose at the sermonde before none. And in Ester weke nexte
after dyscecyd the prince Arture at Ludlow, and burryd at Worceter. And this yere the Gray freeres changed their abbyttes in to
whytte gray apone sent Georges day, thene beynge sattorday the
prime in the yere of our lorde Mlcccccij (fn. 10) . And sir James Tyrryll
and sir John Wyndham be-hedyd. (fn. 11) Thys yere the qwene Elizabeth
dyde (fn. 12) at the towre, and burryd at Westmyster. Item this yere
a gret imbassetor came from the kynge of Romans. And the
Gray freeres chaungyd their habbetts from London rossette unto
whytt gray. (fn. 13)
xviij°. A°. Thys yere was the gret jubele at Powlles.
xix°. A°. Thys yere Margarete that was the kynges daughter
was marryd unto the kynge of Scottes. And that same yere in
March was a grete frost and snowe, and many grete fyeres in London
in dyvers places, as at the brigge, Austyn freeres, sent Martyns
grante, (fn. 14) and Buttoll w[harf?] And a gret fray in Cheppe,
[wherein] lordes and knyttes toke partes.
xxj°. A°. Thys yere the xv. day of January at twelve of cloke
at none rose soche a tempest of wynde tyll it was twelve at mydnyth,
that it blew downe tres and tyles of howsys, and that same nyght it
blewe downe the weddercoke of Powlles stepulle the lengthe of the
ende of Powlles church unto the syne of the blacke egylle; at that
tyme was lowe howses of bokebynderes wher nowe is the scole
of Powles. And that same nyght was the duke of Burgone that
was callyd Phyllype with hys lady and many shepes of hys, the wyche
intendyd to a gone into Spayne to a bene crownyd kynge, but by
tempest ware drevyne to Porchemoth havyne, and soo the kynge
send many of the nobyll lordes and states of the realme both sperituall and temporall to reseve hym and all hys pepull, and soo browte
them to London; and there the kynge nobylly reseved them and
made them grete chere and soo departyd them home agayne. And
that same yere at that tyme was soch a sore snowe and a frost that
men myght goo with carttes over the Temse and horse, and it lastyd
tylle after candelmas. And then it was agreed betwene the
kynge and the duke of Burgone that Edmond de la Poole shulde be
send home agayne, and so he was.
xxij°. A°. This yere was chosyn [sheriff] by the citte one
Jonson a goldesmythe, and he made hys fest; but within iij. dayes
he was dyschargyd at the commandment of the kynge, and William
Fitzwilliam chosyn, and so kepte owte alle the hole yere, and the
other toke soche a thowthe that he dyde. Item the bakeres
howse in Warwyke lane burnyd. And twelve herynges a jd.
And a gally burnyd at Hamton.
xxiij°. A°. Thys yere was many aldermen put in to the tower, and
sir William Capell put to warde in the shreffes howse. And this
yere the mayer was reseved with procession on sent Frances daye
with the aldermen as founders, (fn. 15) and soo contynewyd long after.
And the lady Mary the kynges dowter made sewre to the kynge
xxiiij°. A°. Thys yere the xxij°. day of Aprill dyde kynge Henry
the vijth at Richemonde, and browth to London over the brygge
and soo to Powlles the furst nyght, and the nexte day to Westmyster
nobylly and there buryd.