Henricus Octavus Rex.
And the mydsomer day followynge was his sonne crownyd Henry
the viijth at Westmyster, and hys qwene Kateryne that was hys
brothers wyffe prince Artore. Thys yere was Emsone and Dodle
be-heddyd at Towre hyll. And four persons sett on the pyllory for
°. Thys yere the kynge went in to France, and the carreke and the Regent byrnte. And this yere was the Scottych
felde, and the kynge tane and slayne, and browte to Shene.
vj°. A°. Thys yere was a gret deth at the Menerys, that there
dyde xxvij°. of the nonnes.
viij°. A°. Thys yere was yell May day, that yong men and
prentes of London rose in the nyght, and wolde have had James
Mottas ane owte-landych mane and wolde have slayne hym, but he
hyde hym in hys gotters in hys howse; and from thense they wente
un to sent Martyns, and there spoyled the shomakers shoppes of
shone; and thane rose the mayer and shreffes and wolde have cessyd
them, but they cowde not. And then rose the erle of Surre, and he
wolde have spoyled them. And iiij. or v. dayes after the corte kepte
the citte in harnes with divers lordes, and at the last there ware
dyvers of them hongyd within the citte on gallos, as at sent Martyns
gatte at Ludgate, at Algate, Bysshoppes gate, Doggate, sent Manguns,
Ledynhall, in the Powltre, and at the stondert in Cheppe; and there
was hongyd and qwarterd one Lyncon; and another gallows at Newgate. And within shorte space the kynge satte in Westmyster halle,
and there was commandyd the citte to come in their clothynge, and
the rest of them that was pardent to come with halters abowte their
neckes and to aske pardone, and soo a generall pardone was gevyne
unto theme alle that came that tyme.
xij°. A°. Thys yere was the duke of Buckynghame be-heddyd
at the towre hylle, and burryd at the Austynfreeres. And the
owyns (fn. 1) made at the bryge howse.
xiij°. A°. Thys yere the emperor Charles came in to Ynglond
and soo to London, and there was honorabullie resevyd with many
pagenttes, as on the brygge, in Graschestret, Ledynhalle, the condet
in Cornell, at Stockes, at the gret condet in Chepe, at the standerd,
the crosse new gylte, at the lyttell condet, and Powlles church dore;
and soe to Bryddewell, wych was new made and gylte agenst hys
And this yere was a man soddyne in a cautherne (fn. 2) in Smythfelde,
and lett up and downe dyvers tymes tyll he was dede, for because
he wold a poyssynd dyvers persons.
xiiij°. A°. Thys yere the kynge of Denmarke and hys qwene
was drevyn oute of their londe for cruelnes that he dyd unto hys
perys and hys pepull in hys realme, and harde masse in Powlles
church (fn. 3) with hys qwene. And from thens went unto Westmyster.
And this yere thys mayer (fn. 4) beganne the furst fest that the mayer
shuld dyne on sent Frances day in the Grayfreeres.
And this yere in feverelle the xxti. day was the lady Alys
Hungrford was lede from the tower un to Holborne and there put
into a carte at the church-yard with one of her servanttes, and so
caryed unto Tyborne, and there both hongyd, (fn. 5) and she burryd at the
Greyfreeres in the nether end of the myddes of the church on the
And the parlament beganne at the Black freeres, where every
man was sworn what he was worth and to paye to the kynge.
xv°. A°. Thys yere was moch adoo for the mayer, for master
Gorge Monop was chosyne, but he wolde not take it aponne hym.
And then on Simone and Judes evyne master Baldere toke it on hym.
And this yere was drawne and hongyd and quarterd at Tyborne
for tresone Frances, Antony, and Pekerynge, for thei intendyd to a
made an insurrexsion with in the londe at Coventre.
And here the erle of Angwych (fn. 6) came in to Ynglond.
xvj°. A°. Thys yere the kyng and the cardnall Wolsey the ixth.
day of Marche intendyd to a come and to see the Grayfreeres but the
ware lett tyll. . . (fn. 7) And the xvj. day of January, before the byshoppe
of sent Asse doctor Standych and doctor Ally and other offeceres
belongynge unto the sayd legate dyd begynne their visitacion at the
Observanttes at Grenwych, and then was departyd many of them unto
other placys; but agayne that day that the byshoppe of sent Asse with
his compeny shulde come agayne, many of them were come home
agayne, or elles they had bene put owte at that tyme; and one of that
owse John Forrest was comandyd to preche at Powlles crosse the sonday after, and there pronuncid them all acurst that wente owte of the
place; and thene some of theme came home, and ware put in the
porteres warde in the cardnalles place. And amonge all was one
lay brother William Renscrofte was send un to the Gray freeres in
London to prisone and was there longe, and at the last submyttyd
hymselfe and was asoyled of the sayd byshoppe by the auctoryte of
the cardnall, and soe delyverd home agayne.
Also that day that the kynge came owte of hys chamber to come
to the Gray freeres tydynges was browte hym that the Frenche
kynge was tane by the duke of Burgone. Also there was gevyne
commandement unto the mayer that that nyght that there shulde be
a gret bonfyer at Powlles churche dore, and there to be sett a
hoggys hed of rede and another of claret for the pepulle to drynke
that wolde for the good tydynges. And the second day after was
satterday at nyght was a grete wache thorrow all the citte as it is
wonte to be at mydsomer, and in every stret a bone fyer. And the
sonday after, wyche was the second of lent, the kynge, qwene, and
princes, (fn. 8) with all other stattes both spirituall and temporall, came to
Powlles, and there was songe Te Deum. And after masse the
legate gave hys benediccion to all that was in the churche, clene
lyffe clene remission.
Also the thursday at nyght, after that Bowe bell was ronge, a
pele was comandyd to be ronge in every parish church in London
for sewer worde and tydynges that Richard de la Pole was slayne, (fn. 9)
and many of the nobyll stattes of France there to the number of
And this same yere was dyvers of the Austyne freeres put in the
tower of London for a freer that dyde in prisone amonge them.
And on sent Mathie daye after was a grete generall procescion
with every places of relegione in their best coppis, clarkes and
prestes, and so went from Pawlles uppe to Ledyne hall, and downe
Grascherch and to sent Mangylles, and all Temstrete; and uppe at
Doggate, and uppe Watlyngstrete, and soo to Pawlles west dore, there
the cardnalle with dyvers byshoppes and abbottes in their mytteres;
and soo came in to Pawlles to the hye autter, and there sange Te
Deum for the sewer tydynges that was come of this beforesayd.
And a bushylle of baye salte solde for iiij s. viij d.
xvij°. A°. Thys yere beganne the cardnalle Wolsey to enter
hys visitacione amonge the iiij. cl . . . and on Alsolne day doctor
Allyn beganne in the Gray freeres at afternone.
And in thys yere begane the golde to ryse, as the angell nobyll at
vij s. and in November after it was made vij s. vj d.; and here begane
a derth of corne.
xviij°. A°. Thys yere was moch a doo in the yelde-halle for the
mayer, for the comyns wold not have had Semer, for be cause of yell
May day. (fn. 10) And also whane the shereffe shulde be chosyn for the
comyns they chose (blank), but he wold not take it, and soo it stode
voyed tyll it was Myhylmas daye, and then master Lambert toke it.
Also this same yere doctor Barnes (fn. 11) the Austyne freer, two
Esterlynges, and two other men shulde a stonde at Powlles crosse at
the sermonde with faggottes and tapers, but for because of rayne
they stode on the hye scaffolde within the church, and the byshoppe
of Rochester Fycher dyd preche; this was the xvj. day of February,
and then Barnes was delyveryd home to prisone, but he brake
aways from them and went beyend see unto Luter.
And the vj. day of October was a gret rayne all the nyght and all
the daye unto vj. a cloke at nyghte, and then was gret lytnynge
and thunder and haylle.
And this yere was a gret derth in London for brede, that dyvers
persons both men and women ware hurte at the carttes. And moch
wette and rye was provyded for in London in dyvers howses for the
citte. (fn. 12)
And this yere the pope was tane prisoner by the emperor, and
dyvers cardnalles, and afterward was ransomyd un to the emperor.
The xxiiij. day of October after was a gret generall procession
agayne in their coppis, and at Powlles west dore mett the cardnalle
with dyvers byshoppes, abbottes, and priors, in their mytters agayne.
And thys yere the cardnalle went in to France for to make a lege
betwene the kynge and us; and this yere in October after the grand
master of France (fn. 13) came to London.
xix°. A°. Thys yere was noo wache on Mydsomer nyght. And
also this yere was gret derth for brede.
xx°. A°. This yere was a prisoner brake from the halle at Newgate whan the cecions was done, that was browte downe in a basket
and brake thorow the pepull and went unto the Grayfreeres, and
there was vij. dayes. And at the last the shreffes came and spoke with
hym in the church, and, for because he wolde not abjure and aske a
crowner, with gret violens of them and their offecers toke him owte
of the churche, and soo the churche was shott in from monday unto
thursday, and the servys and masse sayd and songe in the fratter;
and that day the bushoppe of sent Asse (fn. 14) browte the sacrament
solemply downe with procession, and soo the powre prisoner continewyd in prisone, for they sowte all the wayes that they cowde but
the lawe wolde not serve them to honge hym, and at the last was
delyvered and put at lyberte.
Also this same yere John Scotte, that was one of the kynges
playeres, was put in Newgate for rebukynge of the shreffes, and was
there a sennet, and at the last was ledde betwene two of the offecers
from Newgate thorrow London and soe to Newgat agayne, and then
was delyveryd home to hys howse; but he toke soch a thowte that
he dyde, for he went in hys shurte.
And this yere in June two legattes satt at the Blacke freeres for
the kynges marryge; and in October the cardnalle was deprived of
xxj°. A°. Thys yere at mydsomer was a goodly wache and two
goodly pagenttes in Cheppe-syde at Soper lane ende.
And this yere was the emperor crowned at Bonony.
xxij°. A°. Thys yere was moche a doo for chesynge of the shreffe;
the comyns wolde have had Amadas, but he wolde not take it; and
at the last on Myhylmas evyn was chosyn Richard Choppyne
chandler, and there by and by toke his hothe in the yelde halle and
soo went to Westmyster.
And this yere was gret wyndes and fluddes that dyde moch harme
both a thys syde the see and beyende the see.
The xj. day of May the challons of Esyngspettylle (fn. 15) was put owte.
Also this yere was a coke boylyd in a cauderne in Smythfeld for
he wolde a powsynd the byshoppe of Rochester Fycher with dyvers
of hys servanttes, (fn. 16) and he was lockyd in a chayne and pullyd up and
downe with a gybbyt at dyvers tymes tyll he was dede.
And this yere dyde the cardnalle Wolsey on sent Andrewys
evyn, and byrryd at Lecetter.
xxiij°. A°. This yere was a chauntery prest of sent Andrewys at
Baynyscastell the vth day of July was hongyd at Towre hylle, and
drawne from Newgatt, for cleppyng of golde.
And also this yere was William Baynard a man of lawe and too
mo with hym, burnyd in Smythfelde for errysee, in May.
And this yere was the challons of Crystes church put owte of
there place (fn. 17) unto dyvers other places, and the place gevyn un to the
lorde chauncelor Thomas Audle.
And this yere was a purser (fn. 18) at sent Martyns gate burnyd in Smyth
felde for eryssye.
Also the sacrament at sent Buttelles at Aldersgate on Good fryday
in the mornynge was stolen oute at the est wyndow, and iij. osttes
wrappyd in a rede cloth, and a woman browte it unto the porter of
the Grayfreeres, and she tane and browte unto the shreffe Richard
Grasshame, and she send unto the cownter, and was there alle Ester
daye tyll none, and then delyveryd. And the monday after Lowesonday the curet with all the parich and solempnite sette the osttes
home with soleme procession, by the commandment of the byshoppe
of London, thene beynge doctor John Stokesley.
And this yere the kynge with lady Anne Bullene went to Callys
the ix. day of October, and there spake with the Frenche kynge.
xxiiij°. A°. Thys yere in Lent  dyde Nicolas Pynsone
[sheriff], and for hym was chosyn John Martyne bocher; and the
xvj. day before Myhylmas he dyde, and for hym was chosyn John
And this yere was burnyd in Smythfelde, Freth and another with
hym, for gret crrysy.
And this yere was the coronacion of qwene Anne. The xxixti. day
of May she was browte be watter from Grenwyche un to the tower
with barges, the mayer, aldermen, and the craffttes, as the mayer
dothe to Westmester whan he takys hys othe; and the satterday
after, that was Wytson evyn, came from the tower thorow London; pagenttes as at Gracechurch, at Ledynehalle, the condet in
Cornehylle, the gret condet in Cheppe, the standert new payntyd,
and the wayttes playnge there, the crosse new burnechyd, the lyttyll
condet, and at Powlles gatte, and soo to Whytt halle at Westmyster that some tyme was the byshoppe of Yorkes place, and soo
agayne that tyme was new made. And a tylte to just with grete
posttes and vanes of the kynges armes and hares, (fn. 19) with their conysanttes payntyd and gylte, and with stoneworke up to the raylles, the
wych was wrotte (fn. 20) on Assencion day in the mornynge. And on Wytsonsonday, which was the xxxj. of May, was the coronacion in Westmyster church; and soo came crownyd from thens to Westmyster
halle, and there dynyd, and at that tyme was many knyghttes made.
And this yere dyde the Frenche qwene, wyffe un to the duke of
Suffoke, Mary that was dowter to Henry the vij.
xxv°. A°. Thys yere the xxiij. day of November  prechyd
at Powlles crosse the byshoppe of Bangure electe doctor Capun, (fn. 21) and
there stode before hym on a skaffolde doctor Bockynge and another
monke (fn. 22) of the same howse of Crystes church of Cantorbery, the
parsone (fn. 23) of Aldermary gelde, and ij. Observanttes of Cantorbery, (fn. 24)
and the holy mayde of Kent (fn. 25) ; and from thens they went unto the
tower of London agayne, and moche pepull both at the crosse and
thorrow alle the streetes of London, unto the tower. From thens
they went to Cauntorbery, and there dyd pennans also.
And this yere was hongyd at the Wyllow by the Temse syde
Woolfe and hys wyffe, for kyllynge of two Lumberttes (fn. 26) in a bote
on the Temse.
And this yere was the byshoppe of Rome('s) powre pu[t down, and]
a pes concludyd with Scotlond that lastyd but a wy[le.]
Thys yere was the mayde of Kent with the monkes, freeres,
and the parsone of Aldermary, draune to Tyborne, and there
hongyd and heddyd the v. day of May , and the monkes
burryt at the Blacke freeres, the Observanttes, with the holy mayde
at the Gray freeres; and the parsone at hys church Aldermary.
xxvj°. A°. And this yere the xxti. day of November the lorde
amrelle of France (fn. 27) came into Ynglond, and was reseved into
London with gret solempnyte of the mayer, aldermen, and crafftes
of the same, in Chepesyde.
Also the same yere the iij. day of May  was Holy-rode day,
and then was draune from the tower unto Tyborne the iij. priors of
the Charterhowses, (fn. 28) and there hongyd, heddyd, and qwarterd; and one
of the qwarters of the prior's harmes was sett up at the gatte in to
Aldersgate stret. And within short whylle after iiij. monkes moo
of the sayd howse, as Exmew, Nitygate, with ij. others, (fn. 29) ware
drawne from the tower to Tyborne, and there hongyd, heddyd, and
qwarterd, and their qwarteres sett upp.
Also this yere the xxij. day of July was the byshoppe of Rochester
John Fycher beheddyd at Towre hyll, and burryd in the churchyerd
of Barkyne by the northe dore. And the xxvj. same
month was beheddyd at Towre hyll sir Thomas More some tyme
chaunsler of Ynglond, and then was tane up the byshoppe agayne
and both of them burryd within the tower.
And that same yere beganne the new testament in Englych.
And this yere dyde the erle of Kyldare in the tower.
And this yere was grantyd unto the kynge the tenthes and furst
fruttes both spirituall and temporall.
xxvij °. A°. Thys yere the furst day of Maye  was tane
and arestyd of tresone the qwene Anne, lorde Rochford hare brother,
master Norres, master West, master Breertone, and one Markes, at
Grenewyche, and browte unto the tower. And the xiij. daye after
they went unto Westmyster to have their jugment, alle save only
the qwene and lorde Rocheford, for they had their jugment within
the tower the xv. day of May with the lordes of the realme; and
the xvj. of their qwest with the lorde mayer, aldermen, and viij. of
every hede craft of London. And the xvij. day of May lorde
Rocheforde with alle the rest was beheddyd (fn. 30) at Towre hyll, and their
heddes sett up one London brygge, and their bodys burryd within
the tower. And the xix. day of the same was the qwene Anne (fn. 31) beheddyd within the tower, and there burryd.
And in September after was a rysynge in Lyngcolshere of the
comons for taske and talenge of ane abbé there, by the menys of
lorde Darcy, lorde Husey, sir Robert Constabull, and Roberte Aske.
And the vij. day of October the duke of Norffoke and the duke of
Suffoke went thether and pacified them; and then beganne Yorkechere
to ryse, and they pacifyed them the xxix. day of October. And the
kynges grace sent a letter to the mayer and citte of London and gave
them thanckes for the paynnes and costtes of sendynge of two hundred
and fyfty men the xxxj. day of October.
xxviij°. A°. Thys yere one Robert Pakengtone, mercer, was
slayne with a gone the xvij. day of November in a mornyng by the
gret condet in Chepe, and then was made a proclemacione by the
mayer if anny man canne tell tydynges how he myght be knowyne
he shuld have a gret rewarde for hys labor. (fn. 32)
Also the iijde day of February  the lorde Garrad with hys
five unkelles of Ireland—these ware their names, Thomas lorde Fytzgarrard, sir James Fytzgarrard, sir John Fytzgarrard, sir Richard
Fytzgarrard lord of sent Ines in Ireland, (fn. 33) sir Oliver (fn. 34) Fytzgarrard,
and sir Watter Fytzgarrard—ware draune from the tower un to
Tyborne, and there alle hongyd and heddyd and qwarterd, save the
lorde Thomas, for he was but hongyd and heddyd and hys boddy
buryd at the Crost Freeres in the qwere, and the qwarteres with
their heddes set up abowte the citte.
Also this yere beganne the Corte of Augementacion in Westmyster above by sent Stephens, the wych was now made for the
Augmentacion corte, wher as mr. Rich (fn. 35) was made chaunceler.
Also the xix. day of Februarij was hongyd at Tyborne x. women
and iij. men.
Also this yere in the begynnynge of Lent it was proclamyd and
decreed (fn. 36) by the kynge and hys concell, that the pepulle shulde ette
whytte mettes, and soo dyvers dyde.
Also the xiij. day of March sir Frances Bygotte (fn. 37) was browte
owte of the Northe to the tower thorrow Smythfelde and in at
Newgat, rydynge soo thorrow Chepe-syde and soo to the tower, and
sir Raffe Elderker ledynge hym by the hond with that he was
bounde with alle.
Also this yere the xxv. day of March the Lyncolnechere men that
was with bishoppe Makerell was browte owte of Newgate un to the
yelde-halle in roppys, and there had their jugment to be draune,
hongyd, and heddyd and qwarterd, and soo was the xxix. of March
after, the wych was on Maundy thursdaye, and all their qwarters
with their heddes was burryd at Pardone church yerde in the frary. (fn. 38)
Also the xiiij. day of May was browte from the tower to Westmyster the lorde Darcy and lorde Hussy, and there were condemnide to deth, but they (fn. 39) ware had in to the North and there
sufferd with Aske.
Also the xvj. day of the same monyth was browte from the towre
un to the yelde-halle sir Roberte Constabull and lady Bowmer, but
they ware carryd from the yelde-halle unto Westmyster with alle
the rest, and there had their jugement. And the xxv. daye of the
same monyth was draune from the tower of London un to Tyborne
sir John Bowmer knyght, sir Stephen Hamertone knyght, master
Nicolas Tempest sqwyere, William Thurston abbot of Fowntens and
bachelar of devinite, doctor John Pekerynge prior of the Blacke
freeres in Yorke, sir James Pekerelle challon (canon) and doctor of
devinite. And after sir John Bowmer [and] sir Stephen Hamertone
ware but hongyd and heddyd, and alle the resydew ware bothe
hongyd, heddyd and qwarterd. And at that tyme was draune from
the tower after, the lady Margarete Bowmer wyffe unto sir John
Bowmer, and he made hare hys wyffe, but she was the wyffe of one
Cheyny, for he solde hare un to sir Bowmer; and she was drawne
whan she came to Newgate into Smythfelde, and there burnyd the
same fore-none. And that same daye at Tyborne was a yonge
freere of the Blacke freeres bryngynge up, and for be cause he
desyryd the harte of hym that browte hym up, to have it and to
burn yt, the shreffe send hym to Newgate and there was a seneyt or
Also the ij. daye of June was drawne from the tower of London
to Tyborne sir Thomas Percy, sir Frances Byggot, George Lumley
eyer to the lorde Lumley, William Woodde prior of Byrlyngtone,
Adame Sedbarre abbott of Jarvys, and there ware hongyd, heddyd,
and qwarterd, save sir Thomas Percy for he was but heddyd and
was burryd at the Crose Freeres, and the qwarters of alle the
resydew was burryd at the Gray Freeres in the clowster on the
North syde in the pamet. (fn. 40) And the xxvi[j?] day of June was hade in
to the North to be hongyd and heddyd lorde Husey, sir Robert
Constabulle, and Aske, and there sufferde as they ware wordy.
Also the xx. day of June the lorde Darcy was be-heddyd at
Towre-hyll, and burryd within the tower.
Also this yere the xij. day of October was borne the prince Edward
at Hamton corte, the xxix. yere of kynge Henry the viij.
xxix°. A°. Thys yere the good qwene Jane dessecid the xxiij.
day of October at Rechemond, and all the corte had them blacke
gownes, and she was burryd at Wynsor the viij. day of November.
Also this yere the xxv. day of February  was drawne from
the towere to Tyborne, Henry Hartford gentleman and Thomas
Hever merchand, and there hongyd and qwarterd for tresone.
Also this yere was made an acte of parliament that no lorde,
knyght, sqwier, gentleman, nor yeoman servynge-man shulde dysobey ony offecer, constabull, bayle, or ony offecer within the citte of
London as sargant or yeman, for to drawe any wepone to anny
man, oppon payne of deth, or castynge of anny foyne.
Also this same yere the xxij. day of May was burnyd in Smythfelde freer John Forrest of Grenewyche, and a rode that came owte
of Wallys callyd Delvergaddar. (fn. 41)
Also the vij. day of August was put to deth Willyam Conysby
gentleman. (fn. 42)
And the ij. day of September was put to deth master Clefforde. (fn. 43)
And the furst sonday of September was hongyd at Clarkenwell at
the wrestlynge place the hongman that was before, and ij. with
hym, for stelynge in Bartylmew fayer.
xxx°. A°. Thys yere the xxij. day of November was one Lambert, other wysse callyd Nicolas, (fn. 44) was burnyd in Smythfelde for gret
And the xxix. of November was burnyd in Smythfelde John
Mattessey a Docheman, Peter Franke and hys wyffe, for erryse.
And this yere in December was beheddyd at the Towre-hyll lorde
Henry markes of Exceter, lorde Henry Montegew, (fn. 45) and sir Edward Nevelle.
Also this yere was alle the placys of relygione within the citte of
London subprest in November.
Also this yere the xxiij. day of December was burnyd in Smythfelde Richard Turner wever, and Peter Florens bocher.
Also the iij. day of March  was be-heddyd at Towre-hyll sir
And the viij. day of May was the gret muster in London, that all
London musterd in harnes, morys pykes, bowses, (fn. 46) hand gons, and
whytt cottes, with the mayer, shreffes, and dyvers aldermen.
Also the ix. day of July was be-heddyd at Towre-hyll master
Foskew (fn. 47) and master Dyngle (fn. 48) knyghttes; and that same day was
drawne to Tyborne ij. of their servanttes and ther hongyd and
qwarterd for tresone.
xxxj°. A°. Thys yere the xxvij. day of December came in lady
Anne of Cleffe in to Ynglond, and the third day of January came to
Grenwych, un to the kynges grace, and there was marryd unto the
kynges grace with grete solempnyte, with the mayer, aldermen, and
xij. craffttes, every one vj., (fn. 49) and theys rode, and all the rest of the
crafftes went in their barges with all their best araye as the mayer
is wont to goo to Westmyster. And thene beganne alle the gentylwomen of Yngland to were Frenche whooddes with bellementtes (fn. 50)
Also this same yere the xvj. day of March  was one Gomer
and iij. vacabundes with him draune, hongyd, and qwarterd for
cleppynge of golde, at Tyborne.
Also this same yere at sent Mary spettell, the iij. dayes in Ester
weke, preched the vicar of Stepney one Jerome; (fn. 51) doctor Barnes (fn. 52)
the ijde daye; and the iijde Garrard (fn. 53) parsone of Honylane, and
there recantyd and askyd the pepulle foryefnes for that they had
preched before contrary to the lawe of God. And doctor Barnes,
that was the Austyn freer, askyd there the byshoppe of Wenchester foryefnes opynly, and prayd hym yf he wolde foryeffe hym
that he wolde make some tokyne and holde up hys honde.
And the x. day of June was arestyd and had unto the tower lorde
Thomas Cromewell erle of Essex for grete tresone; and the xxviij.
day of July was he and lorde Walter Hungerforthe be-heddyd at
at towre hylle, Cromwelle for tresone and lorde Hungerforthe for
And the xxx. day of the same monyth was doctor Barnes, Jerome
and Garrard draune frome the tower in to Smythfelde, and there
burnyd for their heryses. And that same day also was draune
from the tower with them doctor Powell with two other prestes, (fn. 54)
and there was a gallowys set up at sent Bartylmewys gate, and there
ware hongyd, heddyd, and qwarterd that same day, and their qwarters sett abowte the cytte.
And the iiij. day of August was drawne from the tower to Tyborne, Gyllys Horne gentleman, Clement Phylpot, Edmonde Bromhame, Derby Kenhame, William Horne, Robert Byrde, Jarvys
Garrow, and there hongyd, heddyd, and qwarterd, and their qwarteres with their heddes sett up abowte the citte.
xxxij°. A°. Thys yere was draune from the tower to Tyborne
the xxij. day of December [Ralph] Egertone and Thomas Harman
for cleppynge of golde, (fn. 55) and there hongyd, heddyd, and qwarterd,
and their qwarteres set up.
Also the xxviij. day of June  was be-heddyd at Towre hyll
lorde Lenarde Graye markes, (fn. 56) and burryd within the tower.
And the xxix. of the same monyth was lorde Dakers (fn. 57) of the
Sowth ledde with the shreffes of London unto Tyborne at after-none,
and there hongyd for the new acte that was made, and browte home
agayne in the carte unto sent Pulkeres and ther burryd.
And the xxviij. day of June was hongyd at sent Thomas Watterrynge, Mantell, Frudus and another.
Item the xxviij. day of May was the counteys of Salsbery behedyd within the tower.
xxxiij°. A°. Thys yere the x. daye of December was draune
from the tower to Tyborne [Thomas] Colpeper, and there was
hongyd and heddyd.
And the xiij. day of February  was the qwene Kateryne
and lady Rocheford be-heddyd within the tower, and there burryd.
And the xxviij. day of March there was a fraye made at the cownter in Bredstret of a sergant at harmes of the parlament howse by
Robert Tomsone the yeman and Thomas Craker of the same howse
for arest of Robert Taylor sergant of maysse, the wyche master
shreffes ware sent for to the cowncelle, and they ware send unto the
tower of London, and were there a iij. or iiij. dayes.
And the x. day of March was a mayde boyllyd in Smythfelde for
poysynyng of dyvers persons.
And this yere came in the erle of Desmonde and the gret aNele,
and was creatyd erle of Terone and hys sonne barone of Doncannen.
xxxiiij°. A°. Thys yere in October  was a grete skermyche in
the North abowte Carlelle, and many of the Scottys lordes tane and
browte to London unto the tower the xxti. day, and the nexte day
ware browte unto the kynge and sworne to be trewe, and soo was
ransomed and send home agayne.
And this yere was a grete pestelens in London, and Myhylmas
terme remevyd un to sent Albons, and it beganne not tyll sent Martyns day the xv. day of November.
Also the iijde. day of August before was proclamyd opyn warre
betweene our kynge and the Frenche kynge.
And this yere was a gret derth for wode and colles.
xxxv°. A°. Thys yere the xxiij. day of December at none rysse
a gret tempest of wynde and rayne, and contynewyd all the nyght
tyll the nexte daye at viij. of the clocke, and in that tyme was moch
harme on the see that lost manny sheppes of merchantes and grete
men and women of Spanyarddes that ware goynge un to the emperor agay[nst] Chrystmas, and the[y] with all their goodes ware
drownyd and lost and gast up, as dyvers persons both men and
women; and that tyme came the kynge of Costelle in to Ynglond, (fn. 58)
and came by watter un to the Whytt halle un to the kynge, and soo
un to Rychemond, and was there tylle the furst day of Januarij,
and thene departyd home agayne and had grete geftes gevyne hym.
And on tewelfe day in the mornyng beganne a grette myst that a
man myght not see a two yerddes before hym, and then was moche
harme done in the see that dyvers sheppes ware lost and tane by
Frenche men, and some in to this lond.
And at this tyme was worde browte un to the kynge that the erle
of Angwyche (fn. 59) in Scotlonde, whome the kynge had kepte hym with
his brother and dyvers other here in Ynglond more thane a vj. or
vij. yeres, and had hym with the other lordes of Scotlonde sworne (fn. 60)
and resevyd the sacrament that thei shulde be trew, and soo went
home, and the erle of Angwyche was made captayne of Barwyke;
and at thys tyme he stale awaye and carryd with hym the principalle of the ordenans, with plate, monny, harnes, horse, and wettelles,
and went in to Scotland to a castelle of hys with the other lordes
wyth hym un to the byshoppe of sent Andrewys, agayne (fn. 61) our
master the kynge of Ynglond, whome had cherycyd and made moche
of theme alle and gave theme many grete yeffttes, and they lyke
traytors dyssevyd hym and the reme wyth their false crafftes.
Also the vij. day of Marche was draune from the tower of London
un to Tyborne v. prestes and [Germaine] Gardner cecretore un to
the byshoppe of Wynchester, and theis ware the prestes names
(left blank); and there ware hongyd, heddyd, and qwarterd, and
their qwarteres with their heddes byrryd there.
And the xix. day of March was draune from the tower unto Tyborne . . . . . Ascheby, that was some tyme a prest and forsoke it,
and there was hongyd and qwarterd and there byrryd.
Also the last day of Aprille dyde the lord Thomas Audle chauncheler of Ynglond, and for hym was made lorde Thomas Wresley.
Item, the xvj. day of May was made a proclamacion in London for
raysynge of golde and sylver, as the ryalle xij. shillings, and the
angelle at viij. shillings, and sylver at iiij. shillings the unce; and
also that alle French men shuld voyde the realme within xx. dayes
or elles to be made free denycens, under payene of deth; and a new
qwyne of sylver, of xijd. apece, grottes, and ijd. with hole facis. (fn. 62)
Item, the xxij. day of May was the Assencion day, and at nyght was
made grete bone-fyers thorrow all London, and grete chere in every
parych at every bone-fyer, and grete melody with dyvers instrewmentes; and the mayer with the shreffes rydynge thorrow every
warde of London to see how it was done, for the good tydynges that
came owte of Scotlond.
Item, this yere was no wache at Mydsomer be cause of the
warres; but the mayer wyth the shereffes rode thorrow alle London, and every alderman in hys warde with the constabulles.
And this yere the kynges grace went un to Bollen, and layd
sege there to the xix. day of July, and lay there tyll it was the
xiij. day of September, and as that day it was yeldyd up un to
the kynges grace, and the kynge gave them alle there lyffes
and pardynd them to goo with bagge and bagges, and lent them
apon a vij. score waggens or more to carré ther stoffe, and soo
went awaye in to France. But the vij. day of October they came
agayne unto basse Bullene and there slew all the Englyche men,
women and chelderne, and sett it alle a fyer, and went their wayes
agayne. And there was tane the captayne of grete Bullyne and
dyvers of ours with them. (fn. 63)
xxxvj°. A°. Thys yere the ixth day of December was vij. gentylmen of Kent sett on the pyllery at the stondard in Cheppe, and stode
there three owers, and there here cut by the erys, and one of eche of
ther erys cut of, and burnyd in the cheke, and then tane downe
and had un to pressone; and after that carryd un to Maydson, (fn. 64) and
there in the markyd place set on the pyllory and the other eyrs cut
of, and burnyd in the other cheke, and then had un to preson; and
there remaynyd un to soch tyme as they had made bonddes un to
the kynge of payment of soche mony as was taxit un to them by the
kynge and hys cowncell.
And the xv. day of the same monthe at nyght was caste dyvers
bokys of eryses in dyvers [parts of] London agayne the sacrament
of the auter with all other sacramenttes and sacramentalles, and
namynge dyvers tymes the byshoppe of Wynchester, (fn. 65) with dyvers
other byshoppes and lernede men, with gret rebukes dyvers tymes in
it of them.
Also this yere the xij. of Januarij beganne the gatherynge of the
benyvolens at Baynysse castelle (fn. 66) for the kynges warrys.
And also before Crystmas was moche wyne tane of France with
ther shyppes and layed in the church sumtyme the Gray freeres, all
the church fulle in every place of it, and at the Austyn freeres and
the Blacke freeres wyth herrynge and other fyche that was tane on
the see goynge in to France that came from Anwarppe.
And this yere was an alderman of London made a captayne in
to Scotlond, Rede a scalter. (fn. 67) And this same yere the Scottes toke
a grete multitudyne of the Ynglych pepulle and slew them alle
And thys yere stode a prest of Kente at Polles crose for cuttynge
of hys fynger and made it to blede on the hoste at his masse for a
fallse sacrafyce; and also another prest this yere was sett on the
pyllere in Chepe for makynge of false letters in the weste contre un
to a blynde woman.
And this yere was no wache at Mydsomer for be cause of the
warres bothe in France and also in Scotlonde.
And this yere was the church of the Whytfreeres pullyd downe,
and the stepulle of the Blacke freeres, and yt was stoppyd up [with
lede agayne, and the waye (fn. 68) ] goynge un to Baynysche castell from
the sayd freeres.
And this yere was the Mary Rose lost beside Porchmew, with
dyvers captayns, as sir George Carrow with many dyvers other. (fn. 69)
Also the 22. day of June was a grete moster of the cytte of London,
and that same day in the mornynge was dyvers howsys a fyer at Algate.
Also the xix. day of the same monythe before beganne at ix. of the
cloke at nyght a gret rayene with thonder and lyghtnynge, and contenewyd un to the next day at x. of the cloke.
Item the xij. day of September at iiij. of cloke in the mornynge
was sent Gylles church at Creppyll gatte burnyd, alle hole save the
walles, stepull, belles and alle, and how it came God knoweth. (fn. 70)
Item thys same yere in the same monyth was the Charterhowse
pulde downe, and the watter turned to dyvers places ther to gentylmens placys. (fn. 71)
Item the 23. daye of the same monyth was a gret generalle processione of alle parsons, vekeres, curattes, with alle other prestes in
every church, clarkes alle in copys and a crosse of every churche,
and soo went up un to Ledyne halle one the onsyde, with alle Powles
in their copys and the byshoppe in his myttor, with alle the crafftes in
theire best lyverys, and soo downe one the other syde, and soo to
Powlles agayne. And that same day stode one on the pyllery at the
stonderd in Cheppe for mysse-usyng of the kynges comyssion.
And the occasion of the procession was (unfinished).
xxxvij°. A°. Thys yere the xxvj. day of Februarij was browth
from the towre of London thorrow the cytte in to Smythfelde, with
the shreffes and offesars, and there browth unto the stake wher as was
fyer, for clyppynge of golde, and there had hare pardone, and soo was
hadde unto the tower agayne thorrow sent Bartelmewys spyttylle. (fn. 72)
Item the xiij. day of June after was Wytsonsonday, and then was
a generalle processione from Powlles un to sent Peters in Cornehylle
with alle the chelderne of Powlles scole, and a crosse of every parishe
churche, with a banner and one to ber it in a tenache, alle the clarkes,
alle the presttes, with parsons and vekeres of every church in coppys,
and the qwere of Powlles in the same maner, and the byshoppe bereynge the sacrament under a canapy with the mayr in a gowne of
cremsone velvet, the aldermen in scarlet, with alle the crafttes in
their best aparelle; and whan the mayer came betwene the crosse
and the standert there was made a proclamacyon with dyvers harhoddes of armes and pursevanttes in their cote armeres, with the
trompettes, and ther was proclamyd a unyversalle pes for ever betwene the emperar, the kynge of Ynglonde, the French kynge, and
alle crystyne kynges for ever.
Item the xj. day of Aprille before was Passion sonday, and then
preched doctor Crome (fn. 73) in hys pariche church, at the wyche sermond he preched agayne the sacrament of the auter; and that same
tyme he was send for unto the corte, and there was exammynd; and
the v. sarmondes at Ester spake alle agayne the sayd oppynyons, but
namyd not hym. And the sonday after the Low sonday, the wyche
was the ix. day of May after, he preched at Powlles crosse, and there
sayd he came not thether to recante nor to denye hys worddes nor
wolde not. And then he was send for that same day agayne, and was
examynd agayne; and the xxvijti. day of June after, wyche was the
sonday after Corpus Christi day, he was comandyd to preche at
Powlles crosse agayne, and there recantyd and denyyd hys worddes, as
yow shall have in hys artycles with other moo at the end of the boke. (fn. 74)
And the xvj. day of July was burnyd in Smythfelde for grett
herrysy . . . . Hemmysley a prest, wyche was an Observand freere
of Richemond; Anne Askew, otherwyse callyd Anne Kyme by hare
husband; (fn. 75) John Lassellys, a gentylman of Furnevalles inne; and a
taylor of Colchester. And Nicolas Schaxton some tyme byshopp of
Salsbery was one of the same company, and was in Newgat and
had juggement with them; Blacke, gentylman; and Christopher
Whytt, of the inner tempull; these iij. had their pardon. And
Schaxtone preched at their burnynge, and there satt on a scaffold
that was made for the nonse the lorde chaunsler (fn. 76) with the dewke
of Norfoke and other of the cownsell, with the lorde mayer, dyvers
aldermen and shreffes, and the jugges.
Item the furst day of August after preched at Powlles cross the sayd
Nicolas Schaxton, and there recantyd, and wepte sore and made
grete lamentacion for hys offens, and pray[ed] the pepulle alle there
to for-geve hym hys mysse insample that he had gevyn un to the
Item the xxti. day of the same monyth after came in the lorde
amrelle of France (fn. 77) un to Grenwych with xiiij. goodly gallys, and
many other sheppes, and there was shotte many gonnys; and soo the
nexte day came be watter un to the tower wharffe, and so came
thorrow the cytte; and in Cheppe-syde betwene the crosse and sent
Myhylles stode the mayer with alle the aldermen and the crafftes in
their best lyverys, and the mayer gave hym a present in the name of
alle the cytte; and soo came un to the byshoppes pallys of London,
and lay there sonday alle day; and the monday was Bartylmewevyn, and then he was had to Hamton corte where the kynges
grace lay, and there was ryally resevyd and had grete chere with
many grete jeffttes; (fn. 78) and soo laye there tyll ytt was the fryday after;
and then departyd, and came agayn unto London; and the monday
after in the mornynge departyd, and soo went home agayne with
Item the xxvj. day of September was burnyd at Powlles crosse a
gret multytude of Ynglych bokes, as testamenttes and other bokes,
the wych ware forbodyn by proclamacyon by the kynges commandment before, thorrow alle hys domynyon.
Also at thys tyme was made an acte in the cytte that ever more
after that they shulde chose the mayer of the sayd cytte on Myhylmas day; and here it beganne furst; and then was made an acte
that there shulde be no more mayer's fest but thoys that wolde
xxxviij°. A°. Thys yere the xijth day of December the dewke of
Norffoke and the yerle of Sorré hys sonne ware comyttyd unto the
tower of London, and the dewke went be watter from the lorde
chaunselers place in Holborne that was sometyme the byshoppe of
Ely's, and soo downe un to the watter syde, and so be watter un to
the tower; and hys sonne the yerle of Sorré went thorrow the cytte
of London, makynge grete lamentacion. (fn. 79)
Item the xxti day of the same monyth was draune from Newgate
un to the tower hyll for qwynynge of the kynges mony, there was
hongyd and no more. (fn. 80)
Item the 13. day of Januarij was the yerle of Sorrey browte from
the tower of London un to the yelde-halle of London, and there he
was from ix. unto yt was v. at nyght, and there had hys juggement to be heddyd; and soo the xix. day of the some month it was
done at the Towre hylle.
Item the 3°. day of Januarij was sette opyn the churche agayen
that was sometyme the Grayfreeres, and masse sayd at the auteres
wyth dyvers presttes, and it was namyd Crystys churche of the
fundacion of kynge Henry the viijth.