Henry VIII: November 1513, 1-10

Pages 1075-1078

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 1, 1509-1514. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1920.

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November 1513

1 Nov.
Calig. B. II., 285. B.M.
Has written several times to Dacre to make inroads into Scotland; who is not inclined to do so on the East Marches, distrusting the people of this March as bearing him little favour. Encloses his letters. If the Queen and Council of Scotland, after Friar Longley's interview, still lean to France, it will be necessary to have some good captain on the Borders. Aukland, 1 Nov., 6 a.m.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
1 Nov.
Eras. Ep. VI. 9. [Edit. Allen, I. 278.]
2424. [3495.] ERASMUS to COLET.
Is glad to find quiet restored. Cannot think what the suffragan means when he knew these exactions were declared at the time he undertook the pension (onus pensionis) and there was no mention of sharing the tithes (fn. 1). Excuses himself for having again left London without paying his compliments to Colet, and confesses his impatience. Was told by William that Colet was busy writing. Was so afraid of the plague that he did not enter his own lodgings. Packed up his books alone, and entrusted the bundles to Jodocus. Received Oct. 31st, Colet's letter dated the 7th. If Matthew is not with him, he is with the Bp. of Rochester. As all were fleeing, he has gone into the country, but will probably be driven back to Cambridge from want of wine. Is glad that Colet has returned to the labours of preaching; the brief cessation may have been for the best as increasing the desire to hear him. Cambridge, kl. Nov. 1507.
2 Nov.
Exch. Accts., 203, f. 2. R.O.
2425. CALAIS.
Indenture, made 2 Nov. 5 Hen. VIII, between Hugh Willey, a petty captain in the crew at Calais, and Sir Hugh Conwey, treasurer there, witnessing receipt of pay for himself and his fifty men for periods subscribed, viz., one month from 3 Nov., one month from ... Dec. ao predicto, 14 days from 30 Dec., one month from 12 Jan. and one month from 10 Feb. (dates of payment not entered). Seal lóst.
3 Nov.
Add. MS. 18,826, f. 34. B.M.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for chamlet for gowns, &c., to John Lloyd, Robert Pend and Th. Fardyng, gentlemen of the Chapel. Windsor, 3 Nov. 5 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
S.P. Hen. VIII.,
230, f. 83. R.O
Details of conduct money due to Lord Darcy for himself and 873 of his men who landed at Dover 24 Oct. 5 Hen. VIII (100 of the men who were demilances and 388 footmen receiving conduct money to Berwick and the rest to places in Yorkshire); also of wages for 9 days (25 Oct. to 2 Nov.) of the month "yet to serve" which are rebated. Signed, as received: T. Darcy.
ii. The like for 11 men, left behind at Tournay, who landed at Dover, 4 Nov. Signed: Rauf Ascue.
Large paper, pp. 2. Headed: "Yet conduct money paid by Sir John Daunce to the captains and their retinue in the King's Middle Ward from Dover homeward to their mansion places."
4 Nov
Sanuto, XVII., 306.
2428. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 8 Nov. 1513.]
From Vettor Lipomano, Rome, 4 Nov.—The Duke of Milan is sending Swiss to Genoa to make a diversion in favour of the Adorni. The Pope will restore Parma and Piacenza to the Duke. The Pope goes to-day to Magnana and Civita Vecchia until 10 Dec. * * He sends the Polish ambassador now here to France and England to mediate. It is said that the infant King of Scots has been crowned and the Scots have routed the English. Gurk has reached Sienna on his way to Rome. The Spaniards are going to devastate Friuli.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 349.
5 Nov.
Add. MS. 18,826, f. 35. B.M.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for a gown of black chamlet, &c., to Wm. Cotton, gentleman usher of the Chamber. Windsor, 5 Nov. 5 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
6 Nov. 2430. IRELAND.
Sir William Compton, Chancellor.
6 Nov.
Exch. T.R. Miscell. Book 133, f. 62. R.O.
A book of recognisances, distraints, respites &c., in the Exchequer, of the first five years of Henry VIII., extracted from the [Memoranda] Rolls of the King's Remembrancer.
Pp. 40. Endd.: Iste liber liberatus fuit Roberto Suthwell, militi, vjto die Nov. anno quinto R. Henrici viijvi.
7 Nov.
Add. MS. 18,826, f. 36. B.M.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for demi-gowns of tawney medley, &c., for the fourteen henchmen and their master. Windsor, 7 Nov. 5 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
9 Nov.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 99. R.O. Eras. Ep. (Edit. Allen), I. App. x. 3.
2433. [5570.] ERASMUS to [R. R.].
Received his kind letter 24th Oct. Had not answered it before in consequence of his incessant occupations. Feels under the greatest obligations to his correspondent. "Una cum epistolio caseo me donasti, et eo quidem neutiquam vulgari." Sends him in return a MS. (codicillum) of M. Vegius, "De pueris educandis," as very suitable to his correspondent's employment. 5 id. Nov.
Latin. Letter book copy, p. 1.
9 Nov.
Ven. Transcr. 176, p. 140. R.O.
9 Nov. 1513.—He must congratulate the King on his safe return and keep him well disposed to the Signory; writing constantly by way of Rome. Outrages by the Imperialists and Spaniards, who at the beginning of last month moved from the Vicentino into the Padovano and Mestrino; and rout of the Venetians by them. But Renzo da Ceri, on 2 Nov., captured Cesare Fieramosca, chief of the Spaniards, and many prisoners, besides booty, in Calcina.
Italian. Modern transcript, pp. 2. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 351.
9 Nov.
Sanuto, XVII., 309.
2435. VENICE.
[Reports from Rome read 9 Nov. 1513.]
* * * The King of England has certainly gone (to return in the spring) leaving in Tournay a bastard brothe (fn. 2) with 200 horse and 12,000 foot. He made fine jousts at Tournay.
* * *
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 350.
Madrid MS 2436. HENRY VIII. to LEO X.
Wrote before of his intended return to England and writes now that he has safely arrived. As to the Pope's admonition not to be elated by victory and to make peace—attributes victory to God. For two years strove to keep peace with Scotland; but French promises induced the Scots to war, and although they have lost their King and most of their noblemen, and all their engines of war, they have made no offer of peace. A premature peace may be a source of war. Credence for the Cardinal of York and Bishop of Worcester, his ambassadors, as to the Pope's intention of sending a legate.
See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 141.
10 Nov.
Addit. MSS. 15,387, f. 13. B.M. Theiner, 512.
2437. [4548.] HENRY VIII. to LEO X.
In behalf of Sir Thomas Cheyny, whom he sends to Italy. Windsor, 10 Nov. 1513.
Lat., modern copy, pp. 3.
10 Nov.
Exch. Accts., 518 (1). R.O.
Particulars of the account of John Cryspe, by pat. 27 Aug. 5 Hen. VIII., appointed one of the King's Commissioners to arrest lands and goods of Scots in the county of Kent.
He renders account of 32s. 9d. as the price of a piece of canvas belonging to James Mekenes, dwelling at Canterbury, as appraised by John Fokes and Ric. Lewes, of Canterbury, 10 Nov. 5 Hen. VIII. No other possessions of the said James could be found.
Latin. Long narrow parchment.


  • 1. Of the rectory of Aldington, Kent, which was held by John Thornton, suffragan, of Dover, subject to a pension of 20l. to Erasmus. See Allen's Erasmus, I., p. 501.
  • 2. Lord Lisle was made Governor of Tournay and Sir Edward Poynings left as Lieutenant there. See p. 1061.