Henry VIII: February 1514, 1-10

Pages 1147-1153

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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February 1514

1 Feb. 2618. CREATIONS.
Thomas Howard duke of Norfolk.
Thomas Howard earl of Surrey.
Charles Somerset earl of Worcester.
Charles Brandon duke of Suffolk.
Harl. MS. 4,900, f. 29b (45). B.M. 2. Creations of the Duke of Norfolk and Earl of Surrey.
Latin. Contemporary copies on parchment, pp. 5. With coloured representation of the Duke's arms.
ii. On the blank page in the middle of § i. is a narrative account (copied from Harl. MS. 6074, f. 51) in a modern hand, of the ceremonies and charges on 2 Feb.
Arundel MS. 26, f. 65b (114b). B.M. 3. Creation of the duke of Norfolk.
Copy, pp. 6.
1 Feb.
Milan Calendar. I. No. 676.
In favour of the abbot of St. Ambrose at Milan in his dispute with the abbot of Clairvaux. Milan, 1 Feb. 1514.
2 Feb. Add. MS. 29,549, f. 1. B.M. 2620. CREATIONS.
Narrative description of the creation of the Duke of Norfolk and others, setting forth that in 1513, 5 Hen. VIII., on Candlemas day, the King being at Lambeth, "were creat thes estates followyng," viz., the Earl of Surrey, Sir Thomas Howard, senior, Earl Marshal and Treasurer of England, was created Duke of Norfolk; the Viscount Lisle, Sir Charles Brandon, late marshal of the King's army, was created Duke of Suffolk; the Lord Howard, Sir Th. Howard the younger, Admiral of England, was created Earl of Surrey; the Lord Herbert, Sir Charles Somersett, Lord Chamberlain, was created Earl of Worcester. Narrative account of the ceremony. The Duke of Longeville of France, "which was prisoner," the Queen and the ladies were spectators. Although the doors were straitly kept, the number of noblemen was so great "because of the Parliament time _."
Fragment, p. 1.
Harl. MS. 6,074. f. 51. B.M. 2. Another narrative, with coloured representation of the coats of arms.
ii. "Charges to the office of arms appertaining at the creation of great estates."
Pp. 6.
Ashmole MS. 862, p. 304. Harl. MS. 543, f. 130. B.M. 3. Copy of § 2.
4. "Creations at Lambithe in ye Archbishop of Canterbury's place," 5 Hen. VIII., on Candlemas day.
Thomas earl of Surrey to be duke of Norfolk. Viscount Lisle to be duke of Suffolk. Thomas lord Howard to be earl of Surrey. Charles lord Herberd, lord Chamberlain, to be earl of Worcester.
From a book of memoranda in a later hand.
4 Feb. 2621. ABBEY OF EVESHAM.
Election. See GRANTS IN FEBRUARY, No. 22.
4 Feb.
Exch. Accts., 418 (5), f. 35. R.O.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver Peter Malvesey, groom of the Chamber, a chamlet gown, &c. Lambeth, 4 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII.
4 Feb.
Add. MS. 25,085, f. 9. B.M.
Bill, made 4 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII., witnessing sale by Ant. Gerves, son and heir of John Gerves, late of Kenelworth, Warw., to Robt. Skypton, of the wardship of Wm. Muscote, son and heir of John Muscote, late of Flore, for "a certain sum of money." Signed.
P. 1.
5 Feb.
Add. MS. 18, 826, f. 46. B.M.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for a gown cloth, &c., to Pero le Doulx, cook for the King's mouth. Lambeth, 5 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
Eras. Ep. XIII., 3. [Edit. Allen, I., 285.] 2625. ERASMUS to WARHAM.
Describes his sufferings from an attack of stone brought on by drinking ale for lack of wine. These are the first fruits which we shall take of the famous war against the French. Cambridge, 1515.
5 Feb.
Eras. Ep. VII., 19. [Edit. Allen, I., 286.]
2626. [3706.] ABP. WARHAM to ERASMUS.
A humorous letter on his having a fit of the stone. "Quid sibi volunt saxa in corpusculo tuo ? Aut quid super hanc petram inædificandum est?" Sends him by the son of a London goldsmith 30 angels (10 nobles in some editions)—gold is a medicine of some potency. London, 5 Feb. 1512.
6 Feb. 2627. ABBEY OF WHITBY.
Election. See GRANTS IN FEBRUARY, No. 25.
6 Feb.
Add. MS. 30,318, f. 103. B.M.
Grant by Charles duke of Suffolk to George Onyslow of the office of steward of all lands in Shropshire which belonged to Sir Robert Corbet, the wardship of whose son and heir, Roger Corbet, has been granted to the Duke by the King. 6 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII.
Modern copy, ½ p.
6 Feb.
Papal Bulls, 26 (5). R.O. Rym. XIII. 390.
2629. [4722.] WOLSEY.
1. Bull de absolvendo for Wolsey's promotion to the see of Lincoln. Rome, viii. id. Feb. 1513, 1 pont.
Ib. (6). R.O. Rym. ib. 2. Bull promoting Wolsey to the see of Lincoln on the death of William Smith. Same date.
Ib. (12). R.O. Rym. XIII. 392. 3. Bull to the clergy of Lincoln for their canonical obedience to the new Bishop. Same date.
Ib. (11, 10). R.O. 4 and 5. To the chapter and vassals of the church of Lincoln. To the same effect as § 3. Same date.
Ib. (9). R.O. 6. To the city and diocese. To the same effect as § 3. Same date.
Ib. (7). R.O. 7. [4854 ii.] Bull to Henry VIII. intimating Wolsey's appointment. Same date. Leaden seal lost.
Rom. Transcr., I., 52B., f. 433. R.O. 8. Indult by Leo X. to Wolsey to retain his deanery of St. Stephen's together with the bishopric of Lincoln; and exemption from payment of annates of that deanery.
Latin. Modern transcript, p. 1.
Rom. Transcr., I. 62. R.O. 9. Certificate that Pope Leo X., at the relation of Christopher cardinal S. Praxedis, has this day appointed Thomas Ulceus, dean of the Chapel of St. Stephen within Westminster Palace, the King's almoner, to the bishopric of Lincoln, void by death of Bishop William. Rome, 6 Feb. 1513, pont. 1.
Latin. Modern transcript from Rome, pp. 2.
6 Feb.
Rom. Transcr., I., 62. R.O.
2630. IRELAND.
Certificate (like No. 2629, § 9) of appointment of Cornelius Okhann, bachelor in Decrees, as bp. of Raphoe, vice Bishop Menelanus, who has resigned as incapacitated by old age. Rome, 6 Feb. 1513, pont. 1.
Latin. Modern transcript from Rome, pp. 2.
6 Feb.
Vitell. B. II., 65. B.M.
2631. [4718.] COMMENDAMS.
Decree of Pope Leo X. touching commendams. Authorizes Raphael bp. of Ostia, his chamberlain, to see it strictly observed. Rome, 6 Feb. 1514, pont. 1.
Latin, p. 1.
7 Feb.
Sanuto, XVIII., 13.
2632. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 7 March 1514.]
From Andrea Badoer [London], 7 Feb.—There is great preparation to invade France. The French fleet nearly succeeded in burning the English fleet at _ (blank), "et vene per far lo effetto ma fu remediato." The King says he has written to the Signory not to delay agreeing with the Emperor, and has written likewise to the Emperor. The King had been ill of measles. An ambassador of the Pope was there; who had not yet had audience. One of the barons had been created Duke of _ (blank) (fn. 1) and was to marry Madame Margaret. Complains that he has received no letters and has no money.
Italian: See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 382.
7 Feb.
Galba B. III., 148. B.M.
2633. [4725.] SPINELLY to HENRY VIII.
Wrote last on ... January. Received the King's of 26th of the same month; and as touching the re[covery] of the "stelle brief," my Lady Archduchess [has taken,] after my mind, a good way. Has heard no news, however, out of Friesland since the Marshal of S[axe] left, in consequence of the great frost. Has represented to my Lady, both apart and [in presence] of the Governor of Bresse, President of the Council and Secretary Marnix, that they have in no point observed the treaty concluded with England; have allowed the enemies on the frontiers; have not diminished the charges, nor cashiered the foot and some of the horse. Her answer was that the 300 foot and likewise the 100 ... cannot be forborne, and as for the horsemen it would be very difficult, she said, as they have now entered on a new month; to cashier them would encourage the enemy; nor are 10,000 crowns of much consequence. Spinelly answered, that as the whole expense rested upon England, and nothing was done against the King's enemies, it was but reasonable she should moderate the charge. Has arranged that six courtaulx belonging to England shall be brought to Antwerp, and delivered to Will. Copland's servant. No conclusion has yet been taken between the Emperor and the Venetians; and till this be done the Emperor will give no effectual aid, for all that he can get here is spent in Italy and the armies in Italy of the King of Aragon and duke of Milan cannot aid against the common enemy. "As for the ransom of the Vice-Admiral [of France] your mind by my Lady known therein sh[e hath made] answer unto her lady mistress that ... in France."
My Lady is very glad of the King's provision made for the marriage of the Prince of Castile, which she much desires. Has delivered her the safe conduct, and desired a proclamation to be made "of the valuation and course of your money." The bowstaves shall be delivered to Copland's servants. Balthazar Tuerd, born under the Duke of Savoy, the Pope's secretary and ambassador unto your grace and Scotland, left yesterday for Calais. A Secretary of Cardinal Cybo, the Pope's nephew, is with him, going to take possession, in his master's name, of the archbishopric of St. Andrews, "having in charge, in case of refuse, to interdict the land." Thinks the ambassador a subtle and quick fellow, who can full well say one thing and think another. He says that he is going into Scotland to make peace with England. Supposes the Pope has some design in it, as the Scots are not to be "compared to the other princes," and especially as the ambassador passed by the court of the Duke of Savoy, where they are all good Frenchmen, and far out of his way. "Messire John Colla, the Emperor's ambassador, [who is here] for his instructions, hath showed me ... Messire Balthazar was in great favour ... and how at that time he took him for a Frenchman." I enclose a copy of an article that a friend wrote to me from Bruges, out of Scotland, and a memorial of others from France.
Has heard nothing from the compagnon. Has received two letters from Sir Robt. Wingfield yesternight, out of Almayn, and one from the Emperor to the King. Loys Mauraton states, that Don Pedro Dorea and Secretary Quyntana have been in communication with the Emperor and Maitre Jacques Banisiis, whereupon Quyntana has now departed from Insebrow[k] towards his master; it is not known for what purpose; he landed at Gennys and came by Perpignan and Languedoc, "under what manner I cannot tell." Loys writes that the Commander Gilbert should come in post to the ambassador of Aragon here, to advertise my Lady of Quyntana's mission. In consequence of the solicitude of the Emperor, my Lady has been compelled to deliver her bond for 30,000 crowns of gold according to the tenor of the King's letter; though the money should serve for the Swiss, as they say, she is not very well content. Her letters from Burgundy state that the Swiss will set forth against the French. The French have taken in their [hands] from my Lady the county of Charoloys, [and the] lordship of Chasteau Chignon and Noyer, in recompense for the places [taken] by the Emperor from the Marquis of Ruttelyn. Don John Manuelle is still prisoner [in] Villeford, and no mention made of ... Don Pedro Velis de Gyvarra is departed [from] Bruges, and gone to England. He has spoken ill of the King of Aragon. Brussels, 7 [Feb.]. Signed.
Pp. 7, mutilated. Add. Endd.: 7th February.
ii. "Translated out of a letter written in Italian, dated at Bruges the last day of January." Has no news from Scotland; the ships which came aground cast their letters into the [sea]. The man that was sent to the Duke of Albany has passed into France, and is anxiously looked for in Scotland. They are obstinate against England.
P. 1, mutilated.
7 Feb.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 7. f. 91. R.O.
2634. [4726.] MARGARET OF SAVOY to WOLSEY.
Is sorry to hear of the illness of the King. Has sent her maître d'hôtel, Bregilles, the bearer, to visit him, and learn the state of his health. Begs he will send her the news. Brussels, 7 Feb. 1513. Signed. Countersigned: Marnix.
French, p. 1. Add.: Bp. of Lincoln, grand almoner, &c.
7 Feb.
Papal Bulls, 26 (4). R.O. Rym. XIII. 392.
2635. [4723.] WOLSEY.
Bull for consecration as bishop of Lincoln, enclosing the form of the oath. Rome, vii. id. Feb. 1513.
7 Feb.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 7, f. 89. R.O. St. P. VI. 29.
2636. [4724.] LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
According to the King's great desire has conceded a plenary indulgence to the see of Durham, of which he has commanded the Bp. of Worcester to inform his Majesty. In reference to the King's requests, to admit Thomas, the King's almoner, to the see of Lincoln, and remit part of the taxation usually paid for expediting the same, is sorry he cannot comply with the latter, as it has been rejected by the College of Cardinals as detrimental to the Holy See. Rome, 7 Feb. 1514, pont 1. Countersigned: Ja. Sadoletus.
Latin. Broad parchment. Add.
Levy. See GRANTS IN FEBRUARY, Nos. 34, 88.
8 Feb.
Add. MS. 18,826, f. 47. B.M.
2638. THE GUARD.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for "watching cloth" to James Gartsyde and Th. Totheby, of the Guard. Lambeth, 8 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
8 Feb.
Rom. Transcr. I., 1, f. 179. R.O.
2639. LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
Has seen copies (the original perhaps intercepted) of his letters signifying to the Pope his liberality to Julian de Medicis and Julius Card. of St. Mary in Dominica, and thanks him, at great length, for promoting them, the one to the Order of the Garter, the other to be patron of English affairs. Would that the common peace could now be attained. For the rest refers to Silvester bp. of Worcester. Rome, 8 Feb. 1514, anno primo.
Latin. Modern transcript, pp. 3.
8 Feb.
Ib., f. 182. R.O.
2640. LEO X. to FOX.
Has seen copies of the King's letters by which he makes Julius Card. of St. Mary in Dominica protector of English affairs and chooses Julian de Medicis to the Order of the Garter, and although he has not yet received the letters themselves he at once writes his thanks to King. Fox has deserved well of the Holy See. Worcester will write further. Rome, 8 Feb. 1514.
Latin. Modern transcript, pp. 2. Headed: Wintoniensi Episcopo.
8 Feb.
Ib., f. 183. R.O.
2641. LEO X. to RUTHAL.
At the intercession of Card. de Medicis and instance of King Henry, the indulgence he asked for his church of Durham, although very unusual, is granted; but in the form of which the bp. of Worcester will write. Rome, 8 Feb. 1514. anno primo.
Latin. Modern transcript, p. 1. Headed: Episcopo Dunelmensi.
8 Feb.
Vitell. B. II., 64. B.M.
Thanks him for his letters, and the expression of esteem conveyed to him by the Bp. of Worcester. Would rather have his good opinion than the good services of others. Will do his best to serve him. Is rejoiced to hear of Wolsey's advancement to the see of Lincoln, and would have mentioned it in the College, had not that office been assigned by the King to the Cardinal of York, from whom the King will learn more as to the indulgence requested by him for repairing the castle [Norham] destroyed by the Scots. Nothing of consequence has happened since his last letters of the 4th. If anything important occurs, will let the King know. Rome, 8 Feb. 1514. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2. Add.
10 Feb.
Calig. E. I., 18 [II. 113]. B.M.
"* * * arryved [in] thys towne fro the partyes of Zel[and] ... delyveride on to the capytayn of the sayd barge, by [one Allayne] Kynge, a Scott named Wyllame Dawsson; the wyche S[cott] schewthe me to have sent, as well at thys tyme by [the] sayd Allayne as hertofor by the governour of the March[ants] Aventwrars," to the King, matter of importance which he will prove on his life. He says there is a ship at Kanfer, laded with harness, pikes and 18 great pieces of ordnance for Scotland. Has advertised Sir Thos. Spinelly to the intent he may learn my Lady's (Margaret's) pleasure touching its destination. Dawson says he can serve the King better at Kanfer than in England, by gaining information of the intrigues of the French and the Scots; he had been so put on board the barge that no one knew it, as the said Allayne can show more at length. Sends his servant Byschope for this matter only. Has written divers times of the little service done by sea, and the need of some amendment. The French lately did great displeasure in Dover Road, without hindrance. The King's ships were at anchor, their crews ashore. "As for the rowbarge, and I h[ear] not that sche may be in the Kyngis waagis, s[che] schall schortlye make me a bare pursse." She has been constantly employed, and has brought home a boat laden with herrings. Offers to send Wolsey some, if it be proved good prize. Has shipped him a piece of Gascon wine. Calais, 10 Feb.
P.S.—Yesterday the wife of Newgatt, a soldier, left for England, to complain before the Council of Wingfield's having taken from her husband a man in wages. The character of the suitor is known to the Council [here]; besides, for very safety, the retinue should be diminished.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 4. Add.: To the Right Hon. my Lord elect of Lincoln.


  • 1. Of Suffolk.