Henry VIII
November 1515, 16-30

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'Henry VIII: November 1515, 16-30', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 2: 1515-1518 (1864), pp. 306-323. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90891 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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November 1515

16 Nov.
Vit. B. XVIII. 200. B. M.
1162. PACE to WOLSEY.
On the ... inst., "I didde [give knowled]ge unto the same of the mind [of my]Lord the Cardinal Sedunensis [touching the]Swysses in Latin and no ciphers b[ecause I]was sure of a true messenger [even to] Calais. The said Swisses as the said [Cardi]nal sayeth will undoubtedly a[ccom]plish the King's desire and [your] grace's against the Frenchmen." Must again urge that money be sent up without delay. Sion leaves towards the Swiss to morrow. Have remained here these eight days because the Cardinal found it necessary to send messengers * * "ate a diet afore our coming [that] at our arriving we might have [per] fect resolution of their mind." Sion is confident of success. Wolsey must not credit anything that may be written of peace being made between France and the Swiss until Pace writes; though overtures have been made, nothing has been done to that effect, and Pace's arrival will probably interrupt it. The French King is anxious for an interview with the Pope. Leaves this letter with Sir Robert Wingfield, who has shewn him good cheer and helped him with money, when he would have been obliged to have gone out of his way for it. No ambassador can do more honor to a master. The posts are to be sent through the ... dis by Almayn. Cannot see that it will make them quicker "b[ecause] the currours doth lack horse t" ... Isp[ruck,] 16 November.
Hol., part cipher, deciphered in a modern hand, pp. 3, mutilated. Add.: Thom. Card. Ebor. Endd.
16 Nov.
Calig. D. VII. 33. B. M. Ellis, 3 S. I. 208.
1163. CHARLES EARL OF WORCESTER to [WOLSEY].
Tybanville and Russell have returned from St. Nicholas in Lorraine where they met the gentleman that was to do the enterprise. He is gone to his own house in Burgundy where he will remain a month awaiting an answer to his proposal as to the terms on which he will undertake it. Encloses a statement in French, signed by Tybanville and Russell on this matter. Tournay, 16 Nov. Signed.
P. 1, mutilated.
Calig. D. VII. 31. B. M. Ellis, ib.Enclosure in the above, containing:—
i. A statement headed "[Me]more au cappitainne Thibianville et au cappitainne Russel de remonstrer l'estat que je Percheval de Matte gentil homme de la conté de Bourgoinne voieul avoir pour entre prendre l'entreprinsse entre nous pourparlée et devisée."
He demands (1) a pension for life of 200 crowns of gold, with surety for the same in the town of Calais, if the enterprise should be discovered, "afin que puisse vivere et que ne demoure pas sans m ... "; (2) four companions with 50 crowns of gold a year each; (3) if the enterprise succeed, a pension of 400 crowns for himself and for a gentleman to give him secret aid, with good security upon the said town; (4) 3,000 crowns of gold for his expences. Not to violate his honor he requires to be assured of the above articles, to be declared a servant of the King, "vostre maistre," and to be freed from his oath to the lords of Mes [Metz].
Signed: J. Thubianville, John Russell.
ii. A declaration of the manner in which he will prosecute the enterprise. (The heading almost entirely lost.)
He proposes to watch for a time when Richard de la Pole shall go out into the fields either to course the hares or to see his horses [take exercise]. As the said Richard is generally accompanied by one or two lords of Mes and six or eight servants, he will require some foot soldiers, in whom he can have perfect confidence, to place in ambuscade. He will wait for fine weather or frost, as De la Pole never goes out in any other. Has an understanding with the captain of the horse soldiers of the town. Is going to Burgundy to get confederates.
On this Thibanville and Russell promised him, within a month or six weeks of the day they left him, "que il ... [Et il] a vescu en Bourgoinne de la bonne volente de mondit sig[neur le] chambrelencq. Oultre plus a falut luy promettre que * * * (one or more lines lost.) ... va fette saellée et signée de ... des seaulx de mondit signeur le chambrelencq avecq ceulx d[u sieur] de Poningnes," promising that on the execution of the design they would deliver the seals into his hands; he also required their sign and seal which he would deliver when the thing was accomplished.
"Pour nouvelles; sur le chemin nous arivames la nuit de t ... Tousains à une ville nommée le Pont à Mouson, laquelle est [à] monsigneur de Loraine," four leagues from Nansy, where the great commander of [St.] Anthony sent to know who they were, and was informed by their hostess that they were two gentlemen going to St. Nicholay on pilgrimage. On this he invited them to supper at his own house, where in the course of conversation he informed them that there was an English prince at Mes, for whom he felt great pity, and had done him three months since good service against a German count, who wished "semoure de sa foy." De la Pole having promised the German that if he could procure him a pension from the King of France he would give him the half of it, the latter through the Duke of Lorraine obtained for him one of 3,000 crowns of gold from the King of France and 500 from the Duke; besides which he had one from the King of Hungary. The Count having laid claim to the half of all these pensions, De la Pole did not venture to stir out of the town,—until, before the departure of the Duke of Lorraine, he obtained a settlement of the affair through the medium of the commander, the Duke's "prochain parent." On (Thubianville ?) asking what good he could do the King or Mons. de Lorraine, he replied that the King supported him in order that he might have friends in case England attempted anything against France. Signed by Russell and Thubianville.
Fr., pp. 3, mutilated.
16 Nov.
B. M. Galba, B. IV. 200.
1164. MARGARET OF SAVOY to _ ambassador of Arragon.
... Had heard from some gentleman of France of the proposed meeting of the Pope and the French King at Bologna. At the instigation of the Pope, Sion, and others, he had advanced his van, and been beaten by 4,000 Swiss, Spaniards, and others of the Romagna. (fn. 1) The exact truth is not known; but the King of France has suffered a greater defeat than before. Madame de Ravestain so far confirmed the rumors that they must be gene- rally true. Monsieur will leave this place on Monday next, and on Wednesday he will be at Namur, and at Brussels on the eve of St. Andrew. Mons, 16 November 1515.
Written at the bottom in another hand: "This is a copy, word for word, of a letter written by the Archduchess unto the ambassador of Arragon, the original whereof he sent to me, which Mr. Doctor Knight saw."
Fr., p. 1, badly mutilated. Endd.: Copy of letters sent to Sir Thomas Spynell from the Archduchess.
16 Nov.
S. B.
1165. For JOHN CHEYNE of Enbourn.
Livery as kinsman and heir of Sir Francis, Sir John, and Sir Robert Cheyne, and as son and heir of Roger Cheyne, brother and heir of the said Sir John and Sir Robert, of the manors of Westwodhay and Enbourn, Berks, and Cokeryde alias Kenardyngton, Kent, and of lands in the above places, and in Hoope, All Saints', and the parish of St. Mary in Romneymersshe, Kent. Del. Westm., 16 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 2.
16 Nov.
S. B.
1166. For SIR WM. COMPTON, of the Household.
Lease for 40 years of le Lytle Parke alias Connyngre, on the north side of Tattersall Castle; with release to Philip Tyndall, who holds the premises at will by copy of court roll of Tattershall. Del. Westm., 16 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 24.
16 Nov.
S. B.
1167. For JOHN BUSSETI.
Licence to collect alms in England for their ransom of 800 ducats of gold, having, with Richard Busseti, been captured by the Moors on their voyage to Valentan (Valencia). Del. Westm., 16 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23.
16 Nov.1168. For PETER DE BRISIA.
Annuity of 40l. Westm., 16 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 21.
16 Nov.1169. GAOL DELIVERY.
Walyngford Castle.—Sir Edw. Chamberlyn, Gilb. Stoughton, Rob. Vyne and Wm. Yong. Westm., 16 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8d.
19 Nov.
Vit. B. XVIII, 202. B.M.
1170. SIR ROB. WINGFIELD to HENRY VIII.
Wrote last on the ... from this town, enclosing [a letter from] Sir Th. Spinelly directed [to] Ric. Pace, who left the same day [with Michael] de Abbate. Today Sion has written to the Emperor to a town called Memmynge, between Augsbourg and Constance. Intends [going thither himself] tomorrow, as all the ambassadors are ordered to do. Gurk is expected to set out next day. Today, on Gurk enquiring if his letters had come to the King's hands, replied that he had been informed by his servant in the Prince's countries that they had arrived there in safety. He is very anxious to have some commission from Henry, in order to show his goodwill. The overthrow mentioned in his last is greater than he wrote * * *
The Emperor's ambassadors have written that the answer of the Swiss, which he formerly wrote was expected, is not favorable, inasmuch as the sum offered is not sufficient; that they purpose, at a diet they have appointed with the Duke in Savoy, to make a peace with the French, which shall also be commodious for the Pope and the Emperor; and that the Emperor must send an embassy to Savoy, if he wished anything further to be done. Disputes have arisen among them as to an article proposed by the French King, of their giving him assistance against Arragon or England whenever either power declared itself hostile to him, and as to his demands that the towns and passages which belonged to the duchy of Milan, and which the Swiss now hold, should be delivered to him for such sums as the Duke of Savoy shall think reasonable. The Emperor now intends to call upon them for a direct answer, whether they will continue in the Holy League or not. He has given his ambassadors a form to show them what dangers have arisen from their treating with the French without consent of the Confederates. He has sent to the aforesaid three principal cantons of the Swiss, to keep in their good opinion, 6 ... which it is thought will secure the fidelity of the whole. He has now in Verona and Brescia about 12,[000 foot] and 1,000 horse. [Insbroke, 19] Nov. 1515.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated. Add.
19 Nov.
Calig. B. II. 371. B. M.
1171. DACRE to [WOLSEY].
Mr. James Hay, a familiar clerk and chaplain of Albany's, has been here with the Queen to induce her to return to Scotland, to little purpose. Dacre suggested to him that if his master would avoid all suspicion as to his designs upon the children he should send the younger to England, and let the Queen enjoy her "congy feoffment;" to which, after much talk, Hay agreed, and said in presence of Dacre and his brother Sir Christopher, he would urge it upon the Duke as a thing right reasonable. Has since received a letter, which he encloses, on this point. Thinks it would be of great advantage to England if it were effected, and some arrangement made for the Queen's adherents. If the Duke were driven out, and the Queen had sole authority, there would still be much trouble from the "brickelnes" and unstable dealing of the lords. Desires to be instructed how to make answer. Harbottle, 19 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 2. Addressed, ƒ. 380 b: To my lord the Cardinal's grace of York.
ii. JAMES HAY to DACRE.
Has told Albany the proposal made to him by Dacre at Harbottle Castle "ganging besyd[e] your wrythtis" and afterwards in the Queen's outer chamber "syttand in ye wude, your l[ordship], your brother Sir Cristall and Maister Magnus." Thinks the Duke would easily be persuaded to it if Dacre write to him. Begs him meanwhile to repress robberies upon the borders, and not give credence to those who are traitors to the King. Edinburgh, 21 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my Lord Dacre.
19 Nov.
S. B.
1172. For BARNABAS, son of ROBERT BLAGGE.
To be remembrancer of the exchequer, in reversion, which office his father holds by patent 16 Dec. 18 Hen. VII., vice John Fitzherbert. Del. Westm., 19 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 24.
19 Nov.
S. B.
1173. For ROB. THROWER.
To be bailiff and woodward during good conduct of Colnewake and Lammerssh, Essex. Del. Westm., 19 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 20.
19 Nov.
S. B.
1174. For GEOFF. DORMER.
To be receiver of Walingford and St. Waleric, duchy of Cornwall. Del. Westm., 19 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 26.
19 Nov.
S. B.
1175. For SIR RALPH EGERTON.
To be keeper of Wigmor Park, Marches of Wales, vice Edmund Sharpe. Del. . Westm., 19 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 20.
19 Nov.1176. COMMISSION OF THE PEACE.
Beds.—Same as 12 May, with addition of Sir Hen. Shernebourne, Geo. Acworth, and omission of Sir John Seynt John. Westm., 19 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 5d.
20 Nov.
R. O.
1177. LEO X. to WOLSEY.
Perceives by his letters and the accounts of the Bp. of Worcester, Wolsey's increasing devotion to his service. The Bishop will write more fully. Urges Wolsey to use diligence with the King in the matter referred to. Arezzo, 20 Nov. 1515, 3 pont.
Lat. Vellum. Add.
20 Nov.
Vit. B. XVIII. 204. B. M. St. P. VI. 39.
1178. [PACE to WOLSEY.]
Wrote last on the 16th from Innsbroke. He and Cardinal Sion at this time are only forty miles from the Swiss, where the Duke of Bari is, now declared Duke of Milan by the Emperor. Is certain that if his arrival do not interrupt their practices the Swiss will agree with the French for money through the labor of the Duke of Savoy: otherwise he is like to lose his dukedom. Sion has declared the cause of the writer's coming to the Emperor. Has twice written for money to counteract the French, who are wonderfully ambitious after their late victory. Has had no letters since he left England. The French have offered Bari 20,000 ducats to surrender his title. Yesterday saw letters of the Pope's ambassadors resident in Switzerland, stating "Desperandum est de Helvetiis nisi Rex Angliæ succurrat; et nisi idem resistat, Galli occupabunt omnia. Valeat, etc. Ex oppido Kempti, xxmo Novembris."
Hol., pp. . 3, mutilated. Add. .: Card. Ebor.
R. O.2. Decipher of the above. Pp. 2.
R. O.1179. PACE to WOLSEY.
The French King has made great offers to the Duke of Bari to prevail on him to leave Almain. The Duke will do nothing without the consent of the King and the Emperor, though the latter treats him very meanly. The conditions are, that the Duke of Bari resign Milan to Francis for 100,000 scudi. For this he shall be created a Cardinal, have certain benefits, and a pension of 40,000 crowns to be paid at Rome at the King's expence. The King is to make these concessions, as Maximilian [Sforza] has renounced the cardinalate in favor of the Duke of Bari.
Hol., Lat., pp. 2. Add.: Rmo D. Cardinali Ebor.
20 Nov.
S.B.b.
1180. CHAS. EARL OF WORCESTER and WM. LORD MOUNTJOY [to the COUNCIL].
Certificate that David Thomas [soldier of] Tournay, requires the general pardon granted to the garrison there. Tournay, 20 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII. Signed.
20 Nov.
S.B.
1181. FOR SIR EDW. BELKNAP, knight of the Body, and JOHN BONDE.
Wardship of Walter Smyth, son and heir of Joan wife of Wm. Stafforde, late wife of Hen. Smythe. Del. . Westm., 20 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 16.
20 Nov.
S.B.
1182. For JOHN, son and heir of SIR JOHN DARRELL, deceased.
Pardon for all entries on the manors of Evesbury alias Estbury, Hakeslowes in Kyngysnorton, and Kekyngyswyche alias Kenschwych, and on their possessions in Worcester, Kedermyster, Droytwych, Bromesgrove, Fekenham, Elmebrygge, Haddessor Ombursley, Banbury, Inkebarowe and Terkyk, Wore. Del. . Westm., 20 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 24; and p. 3, m. 26.
20 Nov.
S.B.
1183. For PETER WYLDANKE of Westminster, blacksmith.
Denization, as native of Zealand. Del. . Westm., 20 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
20 Nov.1184. For ROB. MORE, WM. WADHAM, TH. MOLEYNS, and JOHN STRODE.
Commission to inquire into the death of Peter ... killed at Pole, Dorset. Westm., 20 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p.2, m. 21d.
22 Nov.
S.B.
1185. For CHRIST. ROUCHESTER, page of the Chamber, and JOHN ROOKES, servant to the Dean of the Chapel Royal.
To have the Dachet ferry, in Bucks and Berks, in survivorship, on surrender of patent 2 June 1 Hen. VIII. Del. . Westm., 22 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
22 Nov.
S.B.
1186. For NICH. JULYAN or JELIAN.
Denization, as native of Normandy. Del. . Westm., 22 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
22 Nov.1187. GAOL DELIVERY.
Cambridge Castle.—Sir Wm. Fyndern, Sir Giles Alyngton, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Rob. Peyton, Sir Ralph Chamberleyn, Fras. Hasylden, John Woode, Geo. Nycolnes, John Hynde, Wm. Collens and Rob. Frevyll. Westm., 22 Nov.
Huntingdon Gaol.—Wm. Galken, Wm. Tanfeld, Th. Lowth, John Woode, Walter Luke, John Hynde, Th. Hall, John Taylard, Th. Dunhold and Wm. Grace. Westm., 22 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8d.
23 Nov.
R.O.
1188. PACE to WOLSEY.
"The 22nd daye off thys present monithe, I arrivedde to thys citie off Constance, were I founde the Duke off Bari namidd bi the Emperowre Duke off Milen. The sayde Duke haithe not oonli acceptedde me marvaluse kyndeli, but haithe also ratifide everye thinge promisidde unto the Kynge's highnes ande youre grace, ande gevyn unto me wryting sufficient upon the same, ande especialli upon the augmentation off the matier off the ryng. Verrayli the sayde Duke is excellently wyse ande discr[e]te, vertuxe ande ful off humanitie, so that I thynke Godde haithe preservidde kym to this honor ande exaltation.
"The French King doith continualli labore for oon conclusion off peace betwixte hym ande the Swiss, ande emongiste odre chapitors made bi him is this, that the sayde Swiss schall binde them selfe to ayde ande succurre hyme agaynt all thoos that pretendith oni title to the realme of Fraunce wyche thynge is gretly to be regardidde.
"The Swiss haith determinidde schortli to make a diete for me, wherein I schall have oon resolute awnsuere. To morowe I schall be wythe them. Omnia apud illos sunt interturbata propter largissimam promissionem Galli, whoo haithe promisidde unto them oon milion of golde to be payde at diverse timys. Valeat velicissime. Rma D.V., cui me humillime commendo. Ex Constantia xxiij. Novembris.
"I sende wythe thies the dub[l]e off Baris letters offe credence unto the Kynge ande youre Grace."
Hol., cipher, pp. 2. Add.: Tho. Card. Ebor.
23 Nov.
R.O.
1189. FRANCIS SFORZA DUKE OF BARI (DUKE OF MILAN) to WOLSEY.
Understands from Pace and Michael de Abbate Wolsey's great kindness to his brother in adversity. Begs credence for Pace. Constance, 23 Nov. 1515. Signed and sealed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
2. A like letter to the King.
23 Nov.
R.O.
1190. For SIR EDW. GULDFORD.
Grant of the manor of Duddington, North, held by the late Sir Th. Brandon, of Henry VII. Westm., 23 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Draft, p. 1. Marked as not enrolled. Endd.
23 Nov.1191. For TH. NEVELL.
Annuity of 20l. during pleasure. Westm., 23 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 30.
23 Nov1192. COMMISSION OF THE PEACE.
Herefordshire.—G. Bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, R. Bp. of Hereford, Edw. Duke of Buckingham, Walter Devereux Lord Ferrers, Rob. Brudenell, John Neuporte, Chas. Bothe, clk., Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir Wm. Uvedale, Sir Griffin Rice, Sir Th. Cornwall, Sir John Lyngen, Sir Hen. Sharbourne, Jas. Baskervyld, Th. Dalabre, Th. Poynttz, Peter Neuton, Geo. Bromeley, Th. Lynom, Wm. Rudhale, David Guill'm Morgan, Roger Bodnam, Ralph Hakelett, John Braynton, Roland Mortan, Wm. Clerke, Th. Monyngton, John Dansey and Wm. Clynton. Westm., 23 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3d.
24 Nov. R.O.1193. [CARD. SION to WOLSEY.]
P.S.—Retained the messenger till the Council of Zurich came to its resolution on the French proposition, which they refused to accept till they heard the English ambassadors. The rustici and the other cantons will not listen to the French if the English money be ready. Zurich is anxious to be reconciled with the Emperor, and has bitterly reproved its ambassadors, who have received 100 crowns each from the French. If the Bernese have led their countrymen into the ditch, hopes the Zurichers will take them out again. Encloses letters received this morning from dominus Constans ("D. Constantis"). Zurich, 24 Nov. 1515.
Has been appointed by the Emperor to take the superintendence of the English affairs upon himself. Had an interview today with the English and Imperial ambassadors and Galeazzo. Thinks the English affairs very hopeful.
Lat., pp. 2.
24 Nov.
R.O.
1194. LADISLAUS KING OF HUNGARY to THOS. CARDINAL STRIGONIENSIS, patriarch of Constantinople, his Chancellor.
A Turk has come to him from the Sultan with a letter, of which he encloses a translation. Speaks of the Sultan's successes in Asia and of his treaty of peace at Adrianople with the Hungarian ambassador; viz., that Barnabas Bellay had told the Sultan that he had instructions for concluding a peace for three years, but as two had already elapsed he could not negotiate for a longer term without fresh instructions. The Sultan desired a term of years to be stated for the peace, and that his vizier Hercegouicz is favorable to such a peace. As Hungary has but few soldiers, and there is much internal dissension, wise counsel will be required in the malter. Begs he may have his speedy advice. Buda, in profesto S. Catharinæ, 1515.
Revmo, *c. Thomæ tit. Sti. Martini in Montibus, Card. Strigonien, *c.
Lat., copy, in an Italian hand, pp. 2. Endd.
24 Nov.
S.B.
1195. For JOHN BALDEWYN.
Exemption from serving on juries, *c. Del. . Westm., 24 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 3.
24 Nov.1196. COMMISSION OF THE PEACE.
Cambridgeshire.—J. Bp. of Ely, Sir John Fyneux, Sir Rob. Rede, Sir John Cutte, Sir Ric. Cholmeley, Sir Wm. Fyndern, Sir Giles Alington, Sir Rob. Payton, Sir Ric. Cotton, Sir Hen. Sharnebourne, Fras. Hasilden, John Woode, Roger Cholmeley, Rob. Frevyll, John Hynde and Wm. Colyns. Westm., 24 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3d.
25 Nov.
Calig. D. VI. 273. B.M.
1197. CHARLES EARL OF WORCESTER to [WOLSEY].
Advertises him of letters received from the master of the pry[vy ?] ordynance, John de Lucy, of the discomfiture of the French at Bologna. Francis had fled, and for "two days there was no knowledge whether he was slain or taken prisoner, but after he was perceived to [be] in a little town between the mountains called Setrade, in the way towards Bononie, not far from a town called Feronow (Verona ?), where he is now besieged; and because it is a town of no strength, it is thought that verily by this time he is prisoner. In the said rencontre were more slain of the French party than many men believe, with many of the greatest men princes of France." On Thursday last, the 22d inst., John de Lucy wrote him that this news was brought by one Courtville, bailly of Lyle, esquire for the body to the Prince, coming post from Milan. Worcester and his fellows wait for fresh instructions. Tournay, 25 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 2, mutilated.
26 Nov.
Vit. B. XVIII. 206. B.M.
1198. SIR ROB. WINGFIELD to HENRY VIII.
Wrote last on the [19th] instant from Insbroke, stating he should leave on the following day for [Memmyngen], which he did. Continued [his journey] last night to this town, where the Emperor sent for him today, and caused him to hear mass with him at 9 o'clock in the morning, and afterwards dine. After dinner had a private interview, in which he told the Emperor that it was long since he had heard from Henry, but by letters from friends he understood that the King was in good health and the Queen great with child. The Emperor explained to him three causes which had induced him to come into these parts: 1st, to keep a diet with the league of Swabia; 2d, to pacify a dissension between the Duke of Wirtemburg and his wife the Emperor's niece; and 3rd, to be near the Swiss. He had hoped for an aid from the league of Swabia ... ".. another day, where they should have met ... in the meanwhile the Duchess waited her time ... secretly into a town of the Emperor's and as yester[day] she advrtised the Emperor and her twain brothers, Dukes of Bavier, which have been within this town, of her doing." The Emperor has sent for them to try and pacify them, and provide that she shall live out of fear, though she cannot be healed of her jealousy, nor he of his unbridled folly. The Swiss ambassadors at the diet of Savoy have made peace with France, and are to receive a million of ducats in five years and the pension they had out of Milan in the late Duke's time, on condition of their being always ready to defend the late King's title at his expence. The French King has comprised England and the Venetians as his confederates, and the Swiss the Emperor. The articles will be declared to the cantons at Zurich tomorrow.
"..[hi]s majesty shewed me that yesterday he spake with the [Cardin] al Sedunensis, which showed him a letter which [he had received from the Bp. of Vero]lane, ambassador from the Pope to the [Swissers] ... of this month from * * * principal, which may draw ... no wise condescend to the said pe[ace] ... people both men and women and p ... speak at large against such as be suspe[cted] ... they have taken one named Hounofre, w[hich] ... favor the French, and so by mean of that letter th Em[peror] ... to have yet some hope, and the rather because ... that your grace had sent to put the Swissers ... which, to wit, was greatly to his rejoice, for he ... that your highness had rather done the same for ... ye have that the effect wherefore the Holy League w ... might have place than for the Swissers meery ... as soon as Mr. Jacques Banisius is come, whom h ... fore by post; for his part, he will make thanks ... by his proper letters, and after he fell in to other [matters] (after his accustomed manner), whereof I was right [glad for] as to his manner of saying, I was not best pourv[ed how to] make answer."
Told the Emperor it was reported in the Netherlands that he had made peace with France, when he replied, "Because I esteem you to favor France as little a[s I] .. that the French King hath offered to make su ... my son Charles will appoint so that I wy .. may enjoy the duchy of Milan, [and for that] purpose hath sent * * * when I departed from Insbroke I was in [a great fri]ght that Bresse should be lost and that I should [have mu]ch ado to defend Verone, considering that the [Vicero]y was departed with his army and I out of hope [of] the Swissers or any other, and that the French King had made so large an offer, though so be I trusted nothing in the same, yet methought right meet to help myself by some manner of mean for a time till I might, by mean of the Empire and other friends, attain my purpose." He had accordingly given the French ambassador an audience that he had long asked for, who offered him "worlds and marvels" for a peace; but replied, that without the consent of the confederates he could only take a truce till St. George's Day, under certain conditions, which he would deliver to him in writing and desired him to convey to the King his master. In the meanwhile he sent sufficient authority to the Bp. of Trente to conclude it if the King consented to the conditions. To these he had not yet received any answer, but expected one before the week was out. He also said he had received [news from] Verona that [the Venetians had] raised the siege of Bresse "a[nd that in] departing thence they have lost some ... within issued out and slew many of the[m] ... about the raising of the artillery and be ... pieces without other baggage, and that the fame ... to besiege Verona, for they have with them of the ... King's army 400 spears and 4,000 Gascons ... they think by mean of the great number the ... horsemen that they shall famish Verona, because [there are] so many folks therein. Because the Venetians been departed from Bresse, the Empero[r] ... that the French King will conclude the said tru[ce] ... that other side the advice he hath received of the sai[d] ... spears and Gascons to be in the Venetians company ... other to esteem the contrary." The Emperor having finished his communication, Wingfield left him and visited the Cardinal of Sion, of whom he enquired of the foresaid letter written by the B[ishop of] Verolane, to which Sion replied that it was just as the Emperor had declared, and that in three or four days he expected to hear again, when he would not fail to advertise Henry of every thing. Thinks him very well disposed to Henry. "This evening I have received a packet ... directed to Sir Thomas Sp[ynelly] ... hands because th"* * * Memmynge in Swave, 26 November 1515.
Hol., pp. . 6, mutilated. Add. . and endd.
26 Nov.1199. For HUMPH. EVYAS.
Licence to enfeoff Sir John Norton, Geo. Guldeford, Alex. Culpeper, Wm. Wood, John Mascall, Ralph Tuk, Christ. Hales, Reginald Synet and Th. Norden, of the manor of Eschall, Kent, to be held to the use of Evyas; in order that they shall grant to Lewis Clyfford and Elizabeth his daughter, Wm. Issak, Nich. Clyfford of Holmes, Wm. Petyte of Shamelysford and Nich. his son, Ric. Clyfford, Wm. Heed, Hen. Sampson and Alex. his son, an annual rent of 20l. for the said Elizabeth. Westm., 26 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 17.
26 Nov.1200. COMMISSION OF THE PEACE.
Wilts.—Ric. Bp. of Winchester, Edw. Bp. of Salisbury, Rob. Willoughby Lord Broke, Wm. Lord Stourton, John Tuchet Lord Audeley, Ric. Elyott, Lewis Pollard, Sir Edw. Darell, Sir John Seymour, Sir Maurice Barowe, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Hen. Shernbourne, Sir Hen. Long, Edm. Tame, John Neuport, John Skyllyng, John Gawen, Jas. Lowre, Hen. Paunceforte, Anth. Stilman, Th. Bulstroude, Rob. Caileway, Wm. Ludlowe, Geo. Morgan, Th. Eliott, John Bonham and Rob. Wye. Westm., 26 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 5d.
27 Nov.
Vit. B. II. 178. B.M.
1201. SILVESTER BP. OF WORCESTER to [AMMONIUS].
Wrote on the 9th an answer to his letters, stating that he would visit the Pope on the first occasion. Showed him the letter complaining that the Pope had entered so precipitately into a treaty with the French King; told the Pope how much he owed to the Cardinal; and of Pace's departure to the Swiss, intended for the Pope's defence, who expressed his regret that the pressure of circumstances would not allow him to obtain the King's consent to his negotiation. He said the Swiss had been corrupted by the French, the King of Arragon never came forward, but entered into a secret negotiation with France, the Viceroy was a coward, the Emperor changed every minute; and by the encouragement of France the Dukes of Ferrara and Urbino, the Bentivogli, the Florentines and other vermin, were rising up against him. The negotiation could do no harm to any except the Duke of Milan, who basely submitted to the French. Much as he was pressed, the Pope would consent to no condition detaching him from his confederates. The Swiss, faithless from the first, have agreed with the French to protect France and the duchy of Milan against the Pope and Emperor. The Emperor most abjectly besought the Pope to treat with the French. The Pope has consented to this treaty only to set on foot this expedition against the Turks, and thinks the French will be reasonable, as they are thoroughly tired of the war. Leo can think of nothing else but this crusade, and would gladly part with an arm to have it ready; he will head it in person. He is the more urged by the cries of the Hungarians. The Pope has just heard of Pace's arrival among the Swiss. The French complained of it to the Pope, boasting, however, that they are on good terms with the Archduke. There is nothing in the treaty affecting any union of France and England. He is now at Florence. Has received two letters from Pace of the 10th and 12th, who has also written to the Pope. Has just received Ammonius' letters of the 9th.
Lat., copy in the hand of Ammonius, mutilated, pp. 5.
Headed: "Ex literis D. Wigornien. xxvij. N[ovembris] ... ex Florentia in Gifris ad me scriptis."
27 Nov.1202. For AMBROSE DE GROTE of Andewarp, merchant.
Protection. Westm., 27 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 29.
27 Nov.1203. JUSTICES OF ASSIZE.
Northern Circuit.—Commission to Rob. Brudenell and Humph. Conyngesby. Westm., 27 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21d.
27 Nov.1204. GAOL DELIVERY.
East Dereham.—Sir Th. Wyndham, Sir Jas. Hobert, Sir John Heydon, Wm. Paston, Fra. Calibut, Jas. Boleyn, John Wode and John Straunge. Westm., 27 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8d.
28 Nov.
Vit. B. II. 180b. B.M.
1205. [CARDINAL_] to WOLSEY.
Acknowledging his letter of thanks on his election. Florence, 28 Nov. 1515. [Signature burnt off.]
Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Add.
28 Nov.
Vit. B. II. 182. B.M.
1206. [The SAME] to [HENRY VIII.]
Received his letter as he was starting with the rest of the Cardinals for Bologna. No promotion was ever received with so much unanimity and delight as that of the Abp. of York. Florence, 28 Nov. 1515. [Signature burnt off.]
Lat., pp. 2, mutilated.
28 Nov.
S.B.
1207. For JOHN STANSCHEWE of Kyttendon, Berks, usher of the Chamber.
Release of all entries on the farm lands of Kyttendon, of which he was occupier. Del. . Westm., 28 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 29.
28 Nov.
S.B.
1208. To the LORD CHANCELLOR.
For general pardon to such of the retinue of Tournay as shall bring a bill signed by Chas. Earl of Worcester (the King's Chamberlain), and Wm. Lord Mountjoy, captain of that city. Del. . Westm., 28 Nov.
28 Nov.
S.B.
1209. For JOHN TREGIAN, gentleman sewer of the Chamber.
Licence to export hides from Cornwall. Del. . Westm., 28 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 29.
28 Nov.
S.B.
1210. TOURNAY.
Warrant to Chas. Earl of Worcester, chamberlain, Wm. Blount Lord Mountjoy, lieut general, Sir Ric. Gernygam, Sir Edw. Bensted, treasurer, and Th. Harte, master of the Ordnance, of Tournay, to allow Christ. Mores, the bearer, to pass to and from Tournay at the King's pleasure, on his finding a fit person to exercise his office of gunner quartermaster during his absence. They are to pay him 18d. a day. Greenwich, 28 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
28 Nov.
P.S.
1211. For TH. HOLMES of Lewisham, Kent, alias of London, alias of the household of Chas. Somerset Lord Herbert.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingfeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 20 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII. Del. . Westm., 28 Nov.
28 Nov.1212. For HUGH CROFTE of Chepyngnorton, Oxon.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Westm., 28 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 27.
28 Nov.1213. COMMISSION OF THE PEACE.
Essex.—Hen. Earl of Essex, Th. Prior of St. John's, Rob. Radcliffe Lord Fitzwaren, John Butler, John More, Sir Hen. Marney, Sir Th. Wyndham, Sir John Cutte, Sir Th. Tyrell of Hern, Sir John Raynsford, Sir Ric. Fitz Lewes, Sir Roger Wentworth, Sir Witstan Brown, Sir John Marney, Sir Hen. Sharnebourn, Wm. Fitzwilliam, John Seyntclere, Th. Tay, Wm. Mordannt, Wm. Ayloff, Brian Tuke, Edw. Sulyard, Th. Bonham, Humph. Brown, Edw. Halis, Humph. Torell, Walter Frost, Humph. Wyngfeld and John Sakevyle. Westm., 28 Nov.
Gloucestershire.—G. Bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, R. Bp. of Hereford, Edw. Duke of Buckingham, Rob. Brudenell, John Neuporte, Chas. Bothe, elk., Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir Rob. Poynes, Sir Wm. Uvedale, Sir John Hungerford, Sir Griffin Rice, Sir Th. Cornewall, Sir Alex. Baynham, Sir Hen. Sharnebourne, John Walshe, Sir Th. Barkely, John Broke, Peter Neuton, Geo. Bromeley, Edm. Tame, Wm. Denys, Th. Poyntx, John Wlrityngton, Wm. Rudhale, Giles Grevyle, Edw. Wadham, Th. Goodman, Ric. Pole, Wm. Tracy, John Pauncefote, Christ. Baynham, John Arnold, Hen. Knyght, Rob. Wye, Thos. Matston, Ric. Wye, Roger Porter and John Pakyngton. Westm., 28 Nov.
Northamptonshire.—Th. Cardinal of York, Th. Marquis of Dorset, Rob. Brudenell, Humph. Conyngesby, Guy Palmes, Sir John Grey, Sir Nich. Vaux, Sir Ric. Knyghtley, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir Hen. Sharnebourn, Sir Th. Lucy, Wm. Parre, Wm. Fitx William, Wm. Gascoigne, Geo. Kyrkham, John Tresham, Th. Lovet, Humph. Broun, Ric. Knyghtley, Ric. Burton, Wm. Lane, John Wattis, John Mulsho, Edm. Hasilwood, John Hartwell and Th. Emson. Westm., 28 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4d.
Leicestershire.—Th. Cardinal of York, Th. Marquis of Dorset, Geo. Earl of Shrewsbury, Geo. Lord Hastings, Sir Leonard Grey, Sir John Grey, Rob. Brudenell, Humph. Conyngesby, Guy Palmes, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir Edw. Belknap, Sir Ralph Shirley, Sir Everard Feldyng, Sir _ Sancheverell, Everard Dygby, Th. Pultney, Anth. Fitzherberd, Wm. Turpyn, John Fitzharberd, Anth. Babyngton, Gerard Danet, Wm. Brokesby, John Villers, Wm. Assheby, Ralph Swillyngton, Th. Entwissell, Wm. Wistowe, Th. Brokesby, Th. Purfray, Th. Hasilrigge, Roger Radcliffe, Wm. Reynolds, Wm. Turvyle and Walter Kebull. Westm., 28 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 5d.
28 Nov.1214. GAOL DELIVERY.
Norwich.—John Clerk mayor, Sir Jas. Hobard, John Rightwise, Th. Alderiche, Wm. Hert, Edw. Rede, Fras. Mounford, Wm. Elys and John Spelman. Westm., 28 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8d.
29 Nov.
Vit. B. XVIII. 211. B.M.
1215. SIR ROB. WINGFIELD to HENRY VIII.
Wrote last on the [26th] from Memmynge. The news of the raising of the siege of Br[esse] was untrue, by information from Verona next day; wherefore the [Emperor] sent by post to Cardinal Gurk and [the] Chancellor to meet him at Coffbeeyre near to Insbroke and 30 English [miles] from Memmynge, which latter place the Emperor left yesterday. The Cardinal of Sion also left for Constance, where [the Duke] of Barre lieth, on his way to the Swissers. Though he is constantly questioned on the subject of Sion's mission to the Swiss, restrains his tongue. On Wingfield's departure from Memmynge a messenger overtook him from the Cardinal of Sion with letters, enclosing the particulars contained in the letters of the Bp. of Verulane, the Pope's ambassador with the Swiss. Encloses copies of the Bishop's letter with the original of Sion's, written by his own hand. Kempte in Swave, 29 Nov. 1515.
P.S.—Marquis Casymyrus is come to the Emperor with 300 horses armed. Regrets that on meeting with him he will not have the King's letters that he has so frequently desired, thanking him for the sword and dagger which Wingfield sent by Derrick, and for the "stokke" which he still has for lack of a messenger to convey it. "Wherein the latter end of the Veru[lane's] ... Cardinal to speak to me that a way ... holiness be not miscontent, in that he labor[eth] ... in your cause surely me seemeth it should ... if your grace wrote unto his holiness in ... so great an enterprize as yours is there may ... friends, and because that the said Cardinal's h[and is] ill to read I have put with these a copy of mine own."
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated. Add.
29 Nov. R.O.1216. HADRIAN CARDINAL ST. CHYSOGON to WOLSEY.
Wrote on the 10th by a courier named Busdraga, and appended the Pope's brief in reply to Wolsey's letters of congratulation on his advancement to the cardinalate. Five cardinals, himself included, have arrived within one mile of Florence. The Pope enters the city on the Feast of St. Andrew;—on 2 Dec. leaves for Bologna;—on the second or third day after his entry will be visited by the King of France;—will stay there five or six days, when he will return and keep his Christmas at Florence. After Lent (peracto Carnisprivio) he will return to Rome. Florence, 29 Nov. 1515.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.: Thomæ Card. Eborac.
29 Nov.1217. For JOHN STYLE, gentleman usher of the Chamber, and Elizabeth his wife.
Annuity of 40 marks, in survivorship, out of the customs of Plymouth and Fowey. Westm., 29 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 22.
29 Nov.1218. For ROB. PYLSTON, clerk.
Presentation to the church of Gresford, St. Asaph dioc. Westm., 29 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21.
29 Nov.
P.S.
1219. For WILLIAM HOWTING, fishmonger of London.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Richard Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 20 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII. Del. . Westm., 29 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 11.
29 Nov.1220. COMMISSIONS OF THE PEACE.
Somerset.—R. Bp. of Winchester, Edw. Duke of Buckingham, Hen. Earl of Wiltshire, Th. Bourchier Lord Fitzwaren, Wm. Lord Stourton, John Lord Daubeney, Sir Wm. Hody, Ric. Elyot, Lewis Pollard, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir John Speke, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Hugh Lotterell, Sir John Trevylian, Sir Ric. Warr, Sir Nich. Wadham, Sir Amias Pawlet, Giles Strangwais, John Boke, John Fitz James, John Sidnam of Brynton, Rob. More, Wm. Carraunt, John Brent, John Horsey, Baldwin Malet, John Porter, John Portman and Tho. Stubbs. Westm., 29 Nov.
Surrey.—W. Abp. of Canterbury, R. Bp. of Winchester, Edw. Duke of Buckingham, Th. Duke of Norfolk, Chas. Duke of Suffolk, Th. Earl of Arundel, Geo. Nevell Lord Bergevenny, John Bourchier Lord Bernes, Sir Edm. Howard, Sir John Fyneux, Sir Rob. Rede, John Butteler, John More, Sir Th. Lovell, Sir Ric. Carewe, Sir Hen. Wyat, Sir Th. Nevell, Sir Matt. Broun, Sir John Iwarby, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, Sir Hen. Sharnbourn, Th. Morton, Edm. Bray, John Scott, John Gaynsford of Crowherst, John Bigge, John Kyrton, John Skynner, Hen. Saunder, Roger Legh, Gilb. Stoughton and Hen. Tyngylden. Westm., 29 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4 and 5d.
30 Nov.
R. O.
1221. HENRY VIII. to LEO X.
Recommending Bonifacio Aldigeri of Parma, and that he may receive some compensation for the loss of the abbey of Fontis Visi, as had been promised to the late Cardinal of York. Greenwich, 30 Nov. 1515.
Lat. Vellum. Add.
30 Nov.
R.O.
1222. SIR RIC. WINGFIELD to WOLSEY.
Fakynniet, the bearer, arrived three days since after the gates were shut, "whereof I was advertised over the walls." Caused him to be stopped that night; he has since been detained by contrary winds. Had he known him to be the bearer of the Cardinal's habit for Wolsey, would have despatched him before. Calais, 30 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My Lord the [Ca]rdinal of York.
Calig. D. VI. 103. B.M.1223. [WOLSEY] to [HENRY VIII.]
Sends, according to Henry's request, the Act of Apparel, with an abstract of it for Henry's examination and correction. Recommends a more speedy dissolution of the Parliament. The Council have devised for the coming up of "yowr sister the Queen of Scots" before Christmas, which can only be done by great diligence, the festival being so near. The King must immediately appoint a lady's horse and a litter to be ready in five days at the furthest with a gentleman to conduct them. Desires to know his determination, that he may make the necessary arrangements, and that Dacres may be informed of it.
Draft, in Wolsey's own hand, p. 1.
Nov. Vit. B. III. 84. B.M.1224. PACE to WOLSEY.
Has received an answer by the Pope's command from Worcester touching the common expedition, that although the Pope cannot understand the peace concluded between the French and the King of Arragon, and has therefore deferred sending a commission into England, he will keep his promise on condition that the Duke of Bari be Duke of Milan; "but the [Pope demands a marriage] betwixt his nephew now Duke of Urbino, and one of the King's blood, as his highness hath been advertised." The Pope states he has received no letter from England for three months. Pace advises that the King's letters should be directed to Rome; and the Pope's orators here resident will convey them surely, otherwise they will be intercepted.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 2. Headed in modern hand: Novemb.
Add. ƒ. 87b: Card. Ebor.
R.O.1225. [PACE to WOLSEY. End of a letter.]
"My lord the Cardinal Sedunensis arrived here two days past, and here tarrieth, for the Swiss would not grant him a safeconduct in their last diet, but hath deferred the matter to one other diet."
In Pace's hand.
Nov. Vit. B. xx. 69. B.M.1226. [The ENGLISH AMBASSADORS] to the LORDS of the LEAGUE of UPPER ALMAIN, Confederates of the Emperor.
"Serenissimus Rex Angliæ et Franciæ magistris dominis Ligæ superioris Alamaniæ amicis et confœderatis ca[rissimis salutem] cum incremento honoris et omnis boni.
"Memor eadem majestas amicitiæ et fœderis superiori proximo an[no] ... contractæ, licet aliud inter ipsam regiam Maj. et ipsos confœderat[os] ... fuerit subsecutum, et quum tunc eadem Maj. in bello publico contra regem [Gallorum] ... ob varias causas ipsam Majestatem regiam moventes ad pacis conclusionem tra[ctandam] ... sua Maj. dominos Suitenses expresse in eadem conclusione præservavit et nomi[navit] ... et amicitiæ initæ satisfaceret et quantum in eo est ita perseveraret ... "
By reason of that alliance, when lately a battle (fn. 2) was fought in Sept. between the Swiss and the French, and the news was circulated by the French agents that 25[000] Swiss had fallen, with other things to their disadvantage, though the King does not believe the report entirely, he was much grieved, and is so still, at the loss of his confederates. To repair them, and recover the state of the Duchy (Milan), he hears that Francesco Duke of Barri has, with the approval of the Swiss, been named by the Emperor successor to the late occupant, who has fled to France. On account of the distance, the King of England can send no aid of men, but is resolved not to neglect what is possible for him. He will pay 50,000 [crowns] a month for two months for 14,000 foot (?) * * * "[Hel]vetiis, Valesiensibus, ac dominis Ligæ Griseæ congregatorum ... et implendum, sua Majestas libenter faciet. De pecuniis [si modo] Suitenses gratam habeant munificentiam regiam et procedant, ... nulla mora habendis vel defectus erit. Sunt etenim citra ... in locis quibus poterant secura haberi; et si oratores qui ad postas ... potuissent confidere de securitate itineris secum deportassent ... regia est ea amicitiæ et fœ deris benevolentia dominis Suitensibus ... cta, ut dummodo domini Suitenses (fn. 3) egregie honori ac reinstaurationi amissorum [a]c vindictæ injuriarum intendere velint, nihil dubitant nuncii quod etiam casu quo in duobus mensibus totum negotium adimplere nequirent, regia majestas propterea manum similis adiuais (adjuvationis) non retraheret, usque ad alium mensem vel etiam bimestre." The ambassadors have good expectation that their King will not neglect this, the more so as he knows the friendship of the Emperor for the Swiss. He is intent on making preparations, and therefore cannot doubt of ultimate success. And though the King is at peace with France, and is in no danger, being on good terms with the Emperor and the Catholic King, and has made a treaty with Prince Charles, if he should see that the Swiss cannot drive the French from Italy, offers in that event, on requisition from the Swiss, to make a descent into France, personally or by his lieutenant, with 40,000 or 50,000 men;-"non obstante hiemis ulla [te]mpestate vel intemperie descendere ab alia parte in Gallias et totis viribus ...; qua in re quum in conclusione pacis factæ cum Gallorum Rege ... verit Domin. Suiten. de ulla pacis et fidei fractione notari non poterit. Verum eo tunc ut si hoc ita eveniret opportunum ... Suitenses stabiliri capitula et intelligentiam ta ... auxilia et similem pacem inire vel perseverare ... expensis regis prout capitulatum fuerit præstanda per ... "If it seem proper to the Swiss that the terms (capitula) made in the previous year between the parties should at any time require enlargement, the said ambassadors will remit them to the King of England for deliberation and correction to suit the convenience of both. The English ambassadors require an answer to the above, in order to show the King and provide the money, and for that reason have sent beforehand in writing the terms which they were to propose to the Swiss; and they ask for a diet at which they can supply any information.
Lat., pp. 3, mutilated.
Calig. D. VIII. 179.B.M.1227. _to WOLSEY.
Item, the French King demands money from the ... canons, abbeys and priories; "et fault que tout en ... et de trois chalices dargent et aultres bagues, tasses e[t] orfaveryes pour faire forger en gros de Myllan." The kingdom is certainly undone. The poorest prince might now attack France successfully; but they only wish for ("appetent") the King of England, for every one knows he treats his subjects well. Three weeks ago there was an earthquake in Normandy so violent, that "la vaisselle tunboit de dessus les tableaux." The doctors of Paris say the Sibyl has spoken truly, and it is a bad sign for the King of France. "Aus[si] est le dit Roy bien estonne, car il ne scet plus de quel p ... clocher ne ou fyner argent." The artillery of Monstereul is ready to attack towns. The band of the Duke of Vendosme is gone to Guise, that of the Sieur de St. Pol to Corbye. Many adventurers and other bands remain here, but they are all "dagues de plomb," and there is not a gendarme in France worth much.
Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add. .: La bonne grace de Mons. le Cardynal.

Footnotes

1 So mutilated the sense is uncertain.
2 Battle of Marignano, 13 and 14 Sept. 1515.
3 Dominis Suitensibus in MS.