Henry VIII: September 1514, 1-15

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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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September 1514

1 Sept.
Calig. E. I., 32 [70]. B.M.
[Has spoken] to the lady, of his goods, without forgetting Messire Anthony. Is very sorry he was not with him at Brochelz. Has not been able to return till this evening. A friend whom he met in Scotland is coming with him. Will be with him at York as speedily as possible, leaving this place this morning. The Queen of Scots is married to the Earl of Angus ("c[omte] d'Angloicx"). At ..., 1 Sept. Signed.
Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.: A maistre Yorch, herault du Roy, a Yorch."
1 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 240. R.O.
Unsigned bill headed "To the right honourable my lord of Yorke," reminding him that "my master," Sir Richard Wynckfeld, departed from Calais into Flanders 10 March last and has there continued in the King's service till this 1 Sept.; and for this, at 20s. a day, has received 90l., leaving due 86l.; and it will be 14 days more before the writer can go hence to Flanders and his master come from thence to Calais, so that the amount will reach 100l., for which he begs favour to his master.
P. 1. Endd. with draft of the Council's warrant to a person unnamed to bring such money for the wars as remains in his hands hither to London and deliver it to Sir John Daunce.
2 Sept.
Ib., f. 241. R.O.
Receipt, 2 Sept. 6 Hen. VIII., from Sir John Daunce, by Angello Greco, "otherwise called a Stradiott, a man of arms," of 20 mks. reward.
P. 1.
2 Sept.Calig. D. VI., 142. B.M. Lett. de Rois, II., 543. (Documents Inédits.) 3230. [5373.] LOUIS D'ORLEANS [DUKE OF LONGUEVILLE] to the QUEEN [OF FRANCE].
The King greatly regrets not having heard from her. Begs she will hasten her coming, which will give his Majesty the greatest pleasure in the world. Estempes, 2 Sept. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A la Royne ma Souveraine Dame. Endorsed by Wolsey: The Duc of Longeville.
2 Sept. 3231. TOURNAY.
On Saturday, the 2 Sept. 1514, the Consaulx met to receive a notable doctor (fn. 1) in theology sent from the King with letters addressed to them from the King and from my lord of Lincoln, informing them that the Pope has provided my said lord of Lincoln to the rule of the bishopric of this town, both in the spirituality and in the temporalty, till it please the bishop to come in person and take possession. Thereon the Consaulx retired into their colleges and on their return reported with one accord that they would obey the Pope and the King's pleasure. They obtained from the doctor a copy of the mandement and showed him the mandate formerly sent them by Mons. Loys Guillart, desiring to have his advice upon it.
French. Printed by M. Adolphe Hocquet as No. xxxv in his Pièces Justificatives. See No. 2984.
2 Sept.
Calig. D. VI., 140. B.M. Rymer, XIII., 439.
3232. [5372.] LOUIS XII. to WOLSEY.
Would not allow the bearer to return without a letter for Wolsey, begging him to make his most cordial commendations to the King and Queen, and the Queen his wife. Begs him to use his efforts that she may start as soon as possible, as there is nothing in the world he desires so much as to see her. Estampes, 2 Sept. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Mutilated. Add.: A Mons. Diork. Endd.
2 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 105. R.O.
She will learn news of the King by the bearer. He has great desire to see her. The King will be glad to hear from her. Estampes, 2 Sept. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Endorsed: The General of Normandy.
2 Sept.
Ven. Transcr., 176, p. 148. R.O.
Motion (1 Sept.) in the Senate to appoint, with Alvise Mocenigo, ambassador designate to France, a second ambassador to proceed afterwards into England and there have salary of 120 ducats monthly, &c. Amendments (2 Sept.) passed:—(1) That both ambassadors go on to England, and afterwards Mocenigo to return to France, leaving the other in England. Marco Dandolo and Andrea Badoer may then return home. (2) Because of the scarcity of everything in England, and the sea passage, both ambassadors to have each 130 ducats a month from the time they leave France; the one who returns to France reverting then to 120 ducats.
Italian. Modern transcript, pp. 2. See Venetian Calendar, II, Nos. 480–1.
3 Sept.
Galba B. III., 215. B.M.
Wrote last, on the 29th ult., from Ber[gen]. Have since been at Antwerp, and from thence came to Mechlin, whence my Lady will remove to-morrow for Brussells. Have been told that rumors are spread in England that the Emperor betrayed the King, and have been unable to make satisfactory explanations. If the Prince be not comprised in the treaty, it will cause perpetual enmity between the King and the Prince's subjects: beg that the declaration of this may be made to the Sovereign of Flanders. The presence of the ambassadors here is of little use. If the popularity of the ambassador of Aragon continue his master will have the entire rule of the Prince. The only means to prevent it would be an alliance with France, to which Aragon would not be likely to agree. [The Council] do not give them information as formerly. [The master] of the Posts told Spinelly that the Swiss were ready to break with France, and have sent Bourbon a sword and a purse—the one to fight, the other for their 400,000 crowns;—that the Duke of Milan will put himself and his duchy in their hands, and that the Emperor and Aragon will do their best to keep the alliance of the Swiss. Last night received letters from the canon of Lysle with one from the compaignon in France with news, of which they enclose a copy. Spinelly can no longer entertain him with words, having had no answer from the King or Council to several letters. Mechlin, 3 Sept. 1514. Signed.
Pp. 2, mutilated.
3 Sept.
R.T. 154, f. 172. R.O.
Last night rejoicings were made at Rome, upon the peace between France and England, without the Pope's authority. The castle did not fire, nor were public illuminations made. The ambassadors of England, France, and Venice illuminated, but none of the Cardinals, except San Severino, the protector of France. Doubtless the Cardinal of England would have done so, had he been alive; but he was poisoned a few days ago by a servant. The murderer (Rainaldo) was taken, confessed the poisoning, and afterwards revoked his confession, then killed himself. Since his death he has been gibbetted and quartered. To-day, at the Populo, the Bishop [of Worcester], ambassador of England, said mass, in the presence of the ambassador of France and many people, in honor of the peace. The Pope neither heard preaching nor prayer, but a plenary indulgence in writing was posted on the door of the Popolo. Neither the ambassador of Castile, nor the Cardinals Sanctæ Crucis, nor Sorentinus, who are of the part of the King of Aragon, were present. To-night the bonfires will be repeated. Hopes the peace will become universal, although there are rumors of the Venetians breaking it, by invading the ground (campo) of the Spaniards and killing 200 men at arms. Rome, 3 Sept. 1514.
Portuguese, pp. 3.
3 Sept.
Sanuto, XIX., 17.
3237. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 4 Sept. 1514.]
From Bortolomeo Alviano, Captain General, _ (blank), 3 Sept.—Describes terms of the peace, as learnt from Rome. Ferdinand and Maximilian are excluded, although the Empire is included. Anyone thwarting the acquisition of Milan is apparently excluded. Lady Margaret is only conditionally included.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 483.
4 Sept. 3238. [5383.] SIR PHILIP DRAYCOT to the EARL OF SHREWSBURY.
This letter is of the year 1546. See Vol. XXI., Part II., No. 22.
4 Sept.
Calig. D. VI., 142 b. B.M. Lett. de Rois, II., 544. (Documents Inédits.)
Credentials for Mons. l'Audiencier the bearer. Estampes, 4 Sept. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A Mons. Mons. d'Yord.
4 Sept.
Add. 21,382, f. 63. B.M.
3240. [5379.] _ to MONS. DE FIENNES.
Has used every effort to inquire into the report about England. A peace has been made between England and France, and the French King is to marry the Princess Mary, who comes hither at Michaelmas. Many in England are dissatisfied with the interruption of her marriage with the Archduke, as they are afraid the peace will not last after the King's death. She is to be delivered at Abbeville, and the King has appointed all who are to go with her to be ready on the 28th inst. Spoke this day with the captain of Guisnes, who is to be one of them, and my lady his wife; he reckons on 40 horses in his train, and all with scarlet cloth. There will be more than 2,000 in all. Was yesterday at Boulogne to pay his respects to the Great Master, who is there to receive the English embassy, which arrived yesterday at 3 o'clock apres nonne, with more than 60 horses. It consisted of the Great Chamberlain, the Lord of St. John's, and the Dean of Windsor, with several young gentlemen. The Grand President of Rouen landed at Boulogne from England on Friday last, where he stayed till yesterday, when the embassy arrived, then mounted his horse, and took the longest road he could to join the King. The King, who is on this side of Paris, will return to receive the embassy, and has ordered the Dauphin, De Piennes, the Seneschal of Boulennois, and others to receive it at other towns. We are summoned with the Great Master to conduct them to-morrow from Boulogne to Monstreuil.
The Dauphin has taken the oath of fealty for the infeudation of the duchy of Britanny in right of Claude his wife. The nobles have appeared before him and his wife, who is at present at Chartres with Madame Renée, her sister, and will not start until after the Queen's nuptials at Abbeville. There is no other Frenchman in England except the escuier Marigny, whom the King compels to attend with Madame Marie until the return of the ambassadors. White Rose, Duke of Suffolk, is commanded to leave the kingdom. He has received the thanks of Monsieur and the Duke of Alençon for the services he has done the King. He is no longer in the King's pay. They made him a handsome present at his departure, and he is gone to Lorraine. Can vouch for what he has stated, as he paid his respects to the Prior of St. John's while he was leaving the boat, and offered him his cob (haghenee), as the horses were not disembarked. Frenchmen report that in Arras, Bethune, St. Omer and other parts of Flanders the Archduke's subjects speak greatly to the dishonour of the King and the King of England. Monday, 4 Sept.
French. Copy, pp. 2. Add.
4 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 106. R.O.
Will remember the Pope wrote last month to the King in favor of John Francis de Bardis touching a cargo of alum. Writes again as the Pope feels much interest in the matter, and has sent a second brief. Has been commanded to write and press the subject. Rome, 4 Sept. 1514. Signed.
P.S.—The Pope sends De Bardis to the King with his brief and these letters that he may explain his own case.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
4 Sept.
Leonis X. Regesta, vol. I., No. 11,402.
Considering John Scott's good service in the wars of Italy, desires favour for him in his case against those who have stolen his goods. Rome, 4 Sept. 1514.
Latin. Modern abstract.
4 Sept.
Sanuto, XIX., 20.
3243. VENICE.
Note of the votes cast in the election, 5 Sept. 1514, of Francesco Donado, knight, late State Attorney, as ambassador to France and England.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 484.
Sanuto, XIX., 27. ii. [Note of letters received 8 Sept. 1514.]
From Vetor Lippomano, Rome, 3 Sept.—* * * The Ambassador Zuan Badoer writes from Spain, of the 15th [ult.], that he has received the Signory's licence to return home, but is detained by the King, who wishes first to hear from the Viceroy, and will make the agreement between the Signory and the Emperor. * * * The King of England has written to the Pope of the league and marriage with France and that place is left in it for his Holiness, but he (Henry) has not nominated Spain, because the latter negociates his own affairs alone; also that he has given his sister, who at 7 years old was promised to the Archduke on condition that at 14 he should ratify the espousals, which he has not done. * * * Mass and rejoicings at Rome.
4 Sept.—Sends the King of England's letter and the terms, as received from the Pope. * * *
Italian. See Venetian Claendar, II, No. 489.
5 Sept.
Vesp. F. III., 33 b. B.M. Lett. de Rois, II., 544. (Documents Inédits.)
Sends the Audiencer of France, this bearer, with instructions to communicate his charge to Wolsey before anyone else. Hopes Wolsey will see that he returns with letters from his brother the King and his wife the Queen (Mary). Estampes, 5 Sept. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: "Mons. d'Yorc."
6 Sept.
Galba B. III., 166. B.M.
3245. [5387.] SPINELLY to the COUNCIL.
Since he despatched to them his [servant] Rob. Baron, has not been apprised of their pleasure whether he should stay or leave. Chievres and his colleagues say it is he who has turned the King's mind against them, and caused the rupture of the marriage with the Prince. The Archduchess says that the Pope has been, to her (fn. 2) knowledge, the promoter of the whole business, as was [well known] to the Deputy of Calais. Her great displeasure causes her to say what is not the truth. It would soon cease but for the malevolence of Chievres; to counteract which, Spinelly is advised to ask a letter from the King to Madame, as contained in a memorial sent to the Master of the Posts. Thinks he could explain things better if he were permitted to go to England. By letters from Milan of the 21st ult., the treaty had been (estoyt) concluded between the Emperor and the Venetians, but for the news of the treaty between France and England. The Viceroy of Naples was at Moncelyse, "courrant a touttes heures aux portes de Padua," and gave out that his master was going to send to Naples 800 men of arms and 10,000 foot. If the French go to Italy the Viceroy will garrison Verona and other places and enter the duchy of Milan. The Swiss will do everything ("mettront le tout par le tout") for defence of the duchy. The French were raising an army in Provence for the relief of the castle of Genoa. By letters of the 27th, the Emperor was to be at Yspruk in three days, intending to go towards Switzerland or Augsburg. The ambassador of Aragon is omnipotent here. Malines, 6 Sept.
Hol., Fr., mutilated, pp. 3. Add.
6 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 107. R.O.
3246. [5386.] RICHARD SAMPSON to WOLSEY.
Came to Brussels 5 Sept., having staid only a short time at Tournay, as he had written, because all the officers had fled for fear of the plague. Delivered his letters to the Lady Margaret on the 6th, who promised to further Wolsey's causes. Returning to his lodging, received Wolsey's and the King's letters. Those he brought were already delivered, and may have been for the same causes, for he staid in England so long after receiving the King's letters that Wolsey may have forgotten whether Sampson had the letters and may have caused them to be "twice made." Sir Richard Wingfield comes to Brussels to-morrow, and will arrange with him that the matter may be so coloured as not to be to Wolsey's dishonour. Flanders is very angry with the marriage. The people there are so wild in sedition they would not obey their greatest lords. As Mr. Deputy was not with Lady Margaret and was said to have returned to England the writer spoke with her himself before he knew that "the ambassadors should return." Retains the messenger he brought with him from Calais. Brussels, 6 Sept. 1514.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the most reverend, &c., myn Lord of Yorke.
7 Sept.
Ib., f. 108. R.O.
Received two letters from him on the 5th, for the Archduchess and Dr. Sampson, and sent them to the latter at Brussels. Encloses a letter from Sampson in return. The marriage is unpopular, and he will find great danger in keeping Tournay, as it cannot be victualled without the good will of the surrounding people. Has taken two friars concerned in an enterprise against the town. Has not received the articles for the peace as Wolsey promised. De la Palice told Parker, a soldier of Tournay, that he understood the town would be delivered up. Tournay, 7 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: [To] my Lord of York.
7 Sept.
Vitell. B. XVIII., 96. B.M.
Wrote last on the [31st] of August. On the 3rd [received] two letters from the King, [the one] dated Eltham, 14th July, [enclosing] a letter to the Emperor, with copy, [the other] dated Greenwich the 19th [Aug.], with a letter of credence. Sent to inform the Emperor, then distant three days journey, of their receipt, and was ordered to wait his arrival at Insbrook. He came this day about noon; sent for Wingfield after evensong; none were present except his chancellor and Mr. Hans Reynner. Wingfield presented the King's letter of the [14th,] excused an oversight that letters "had vis[ited] England again," and [stated the reasons mentioned in the King's letter] to himself, of the same date, why he was forced to the said peace. Then presented the credence with a translation in French, to which the Emperor promised to make a deliberate answer. Being asked if he had a copy of the articles of the peace, Wingfield said "No." Conversed further of the matters between Henry and the French King, [which he said he took] patiently, "'because I am expert ... d that Master [Pierce Puyssant] ... otherwise for myself ... [King of] Aragon had in anywise ... us to the King your master, yet I could [never have thought] or judged that he would have disappointed [me in this] wise, because as yet he never offended him. [I count not] them good men that hath been the cause the ... him from me' And went into another chamber." Marvels why the Emperor named Master Pierce [Puyssaunt], whom Wingfield never knew. Insbrook, 7 Sept. 1514.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 3. Addressed.
7 Sept.
Roman Transcr., I., 1, f. 224. R.O.
3249. LEO X. to FOX and WOLSEY.
Commends at great length their labours in obtaining this opportune peace. Worcester will write further. Rome, 7 Sept. 1514.
Latin. Modern transcript, pp. 2.
7 Sept.
Ven. Transcr., 180, p. 26. R.O.
7 Sept. 1514.—By letters of 15th ult. from Valladolid, our ambassador writes that the King of Spain on hearing of the peace and marriage between France and England was very suspicious and upset. The ambassador, who had on 28 July received our letters of recal, has taken leave.
Italian. Modern extract, ½ p. See Venetian Calender, II, No. 486.
Exch. Accts., 56 (30). R.O. 3251. ORDNANCE.
File of certificates of wages due to labourers (named) for work done in the Tower, mostly signed by Sir Richard Cholmeley, viz.:—
(1) Labourers bearing ordnance 27–9 July 6 Hen. VIII. (2) Helping carpenters to lift timber at Hondesdyche 1 April 5 Hen. VIII. (3) Carrying timber from the Water Gate, to stock guns, 24 March 5 Hen. VIII. (4) Helping carpenters 7 May 5 Hen. VIII. (5) Helping to carry timber to stock guns and to lift timber at Hondysdyche, 1 June 6 Hen. VIII. (6) Taking down the great "gyn" in the Tower, and lading guns on lighters in Whitsun week (year not given). (7) Helping carpenters to lift timber in the Tower and to carry ordnance to "the Mylles hend" and ship it, 4–16 June 6 Hen. VIII. (8, 9) Helping carpenters 27 April 5 Hen. VIII. and 4 May 6 Hen. VIII. (10) Labourers "wyche carys gret hordynanse on to the Mylles Hend and helpe to ley het to be schot," 8–11 June 6 Hen. VIII. (11) Conveying ordnance from the Tower Wharf to the King's new galley 7–8 Sept. 6 Hen. VIII. (12) Helping carpenters 1 May 6 Hen. VIII. (13) Money paid by John Selby, Cholmeley's servant, 12 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. to divers persons for carriage of ordnance. (14) The like, 10 March 5 Hen. VIII., for ordnance to be delivered to Lord Curson and Sir Th. Wyndam. (15) The like, 18 March 5 Hen. VIII., for ordnance for Lord Curson.
8 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 109. R.O.
3252. [5391.] WORCESTER, DOCWRA and WEST to [HENRY VIII.].
Went from Bolayn to Motrell on Wednesday the 6th, the captain of Bolayn accompanying them an English mile out. Within a league of Motrell, were met by the bailiff of Amyas "that was chief captain of Turwayn"; afterwards by his uncle Mons. Durers, who, for his age and impotence, was carried in a horse litter. Dined with the latter; "and when the table was taken up, the mayor of the town and the burgesses in a goodly number came into the salle where we sat," and made "a proposition in French touching the commendation of peace"; and afterwards sent a goodly present of partridges, quails, lapwings, snites, charcells, ducks, chickens, pigeons, muttons, lambs, pigs, veal, fish, and two hogsheads of wine. Next morning, in taking leave of Durers, Worcester commended the good mind he had shown towards the late and present King of England. Left for Abbeville on Thursday, the 7th, still accompanied by the bailiff of Amyas. Were met by the captain of Abbeville that was taken at Bomy; afterwards by Mons. de Piennez, who entertained them at dinner. The mayor and burgesses presented them with fish and two hogsheads of wine. The King's furriers have arrived here to prepare the royal lodgings. The King waits for them at Paris. The match is very popular with all classes. Wish to know what retinue is to come with the Queen, that due provision may be made. The President has sent jewellers to my lord, as agreed with Wolsey, who desires they may go and return to England without paying customs on such jewels as they cannot sell. As it appeared by a letter they brought from the General that their desire was in accordance with the appointment, Worcester has agreed. Abbeville, Friday, 8 Sept. in the morning before departing towards Amyas. Signed.
Pp. 4. Endorsed.
8 Sept.
Vitell. B. XVIII., 98. B.M.
Begs him to be a mean for him to the King. Yestereven at an audience the Emperor named Pierce Puyssant, much to Wingfield's surprise. Questioned Hans Reynner about it this morning, who said it was to advertise Henry of the overture made by the Emperor; that Puyssant "which was practis ... that dead is, father to the King [your master] ... at the last peace th ... ever since that the Emperor was ... by you only to put his special trust [in the King] of Aragon, and to leave the amity of France [and jo]yne in war with the King your master, he hath [ordere]d him in word and deed to appear as father, brother [and] friend to the King your master," and that if Wingfield had not written so to England, he was unworthy of the confidence of the Emperor, who had always used him more like a counsellor than an ambassador. To this, Wingfield was unable to reply, as Reynner was sent for to the Emperor, though he could have made only "a flourished answer." Sees by this why the Court looks more "ovirly" upon him, and even his own servants, who are all Burgundians, except one Englishman, seeing that he cannot now advance them with the Prince. Desires to be recalled. Insbrook, 8 [September.]
P.S.—Has no news in the King's [matters, except] that, "where the Emperor hath sent his mandate of [authority] to the Pope and the King of Aragon, to make an [overture for] such a peace betwixt him and the Venetians as th[ey judge] and think mete, now, that the Venetians perceive [a treaty] and alliance of marriage is made betwixt England [and France], it is said that the said Venetians, in trust that th[e French] shall return into Italy, make no haste to [agree] to any such peace." The Genoese have destroyed the fortress of [the Lantern] in Genys, yielded to them by the French, who have thus lost everything in Italy.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 3. Add.: To the Right Noble and Excellent Prince Lord Charles the Duke of Suffolk.
8 Sept.
Roman Transcr., I., 1, f. 226. R.O.
3254. LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
Henry writes that the arms taken up for the Holy See he has now laid down at its instance and made peace with the French King, partly in the desire for an expedition against the Turks. Expresses his joy, trusts that the matrimony will be blessed by God and approves all the articles of peace, which Worcester has shown him. Now that this foundation has been laid urges the need of universal peace, confessing that under Henry's leadership he has begun to hope that the provinces lost to God may be recovered. Rome, 8 Sept. 1514. anno. 2.
Latin. Modern transcript, pp. 3.
9 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 111. R.O.
3255. [5392.] LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
Thanks him for his liberality promised to Silvester bp. of Worcester ambassador at Rome, at the Pope's intercession. Expected this, considering the King's constant services to the Holy See. Rome, 9 Sept. 1514, 2 pont. Countersigned: Ja. Sadoletus.
Latin. Vellum broadsheet, p. 1. Seal lost.
Roman Transcr. I., 1, f. 229. R.O. 2. Note of a copy of the above at Rome with additional clause to the effect that Leo has just recollected that Henry is he who, having put away his private enmities at the intercession of the Church, of his own accord, exhorts the Pope to undertake this expedition against the Turks; and Leo therefore begs him to use his influence with neighbouring Kings for universal peace.
Latin. Modern transcript, p. 1.
[9 Sept.]
Milan Transcripts. R.O.
Wrote last on the 5th. The Pope yesterday showed him letters from England of the 26th in which the prelates (fn. 3) who govern there, and have need of him, explain that France was so obstinate and England so incensed with the King Catholic and intent on making peace that they could not obtain the inclusion of Milan in the peace. * * * France presses for his wife to be sent to him. The Spanish ambassador writes that the King of England's father left 700,000 ducats as her dowry, but the present King keeps it all, so that France will have to provide that dowry as well as the million which is payable in 20 years. The Great Chamberlain and Prior of England and another lord are coming as ambassadors to France and will accompany the Queen, who is said to lament her transference from one extreme to another. The King of England will shortly send his obedience to the Pope.
Italian. See Milan Calendar, I, No. 715.
11 Sept.
Lettres de Louis XII., iv., 355.
Understands that the Archduchess lately sent Bregilles to Wingfield with a letter signed by Henry, of which Wingfield sent a copy to the King. Bregilles further said that though she had Henry's written promise, which it would be sufficient for her discharge to show the Emperor, she did not wish to publish it without Henry's consent. Is to tell the Archduchess: 1. That the King remembers well the promise in question, which he fully intended to have kept if the other side had not broken their appointment. 2. That the King has a similar promise signed by Margaret which has not been observed: and that Henry was compelled to make peace independently, as the Emperor had not contributed to the support of the horsemen upon the frontier last winter according to the treaty. Margaret knows how she herself commanded the horse in Henry's pay to abstain from attacking France; how, notwithstanding the treaty made by Aragon to join them in the war, a truce had been made with France; how the appointment of Calais for the marriage was violated; how, notwithstanding the agreement with the Emperor that neither peace nor truce should be taken without Henry's consent, truce was made by the Emperor and Aragon, and Margaret knew it was being treated three months before she told Henry, as appears by the letters delivered to the English Ambassadors; and how the arrangement made with Chievres after Henry left Lisle was suddenly changed; so that, in fact, the accomplishment of the marriage was despaired of. Henry, therefore, thinks the publication of the writing referred to will not be to the detriment of his honor; but if it be published, the King will publish various promises made to him by Margaret in secret matters. Trusts she will not compel him to this course, seeing that he has comprised the Prince and herself in the treaty with France. The articles of comprehension will be shown to the Sovereign of Flanders (de Castres) at his coming. Margaret may be assured that but for Henry's regard for the interests of the Prince, he could have made such a peace with France as would have been extremely dangerous to them. In reply to the schedule enclosed in Wingfield's letter in which Margaret in her own handwriting hints that Mary may meet with similar treatment from France to what she herself experienced, (fn. 4) she may be told that her solicitude is needless, as Henry has taken sufficient precautions in that matter. Wingfield is to show Margaret a translation of this letter in French. Croydon, 11 Sept.
French translation.
11 Sept.
Le Glay, Negoc. entre la France et l'Autriche, I., 585.
Has taken several inhabitants of Tournay, who had undertaken to give it up to the French, and then to make an expedition into Haynau and other countries belonging to the Archduke. The chief conspirators are at Lille and other towns in Haynau. Asks her to send letters for their arrest to her officers in Lille and Mons, in Hainault. Tournay, 11 Sept. 1514.
11 Sept.
Lettres de Louis XII., iv., 362.
* * * Upon news of the treaty of peace between France and England and the marriage of Madame Marie, the Emperor decided to go to Yspruch, where all the ambassadors were, and wrote to M. de Gurce to be there by the 14th inst. * * * Yspruch, 11 Sept. 1514.
11 Sept.
Vitell. B. II., 100 b. B.M.
Testimonial in behalf of Ric. Pace, who has behaved so well in his executorship and showed the amount to be from 8,000 to 9,000 scudi. He has also spared no labor in expediting Wolsey's bulls. Offers to serve Wolsey with the same fidelity and friendship as he did Bainbridge. Rome, 11 Sept. 1514. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: Episcopo Lincolniensi.
11 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 112. R.O. Ellis, 3 S. I., 172.
3261. [5396.] PACE to WOLSEY.
Has received his letter dated London, 25 Aug., expressing his desire that 1,260l. should be paid for expediting his bulls. At its receipt I had not one "ducat of my late Lord's (fn. 5) in my hands; nother the bank of Grimaldi's, nother none other had ony money of my said Lord's." All the stuff left at Mr. Burbank's departure does not amount to the sum required. The cloth that was sent out of England is not esteemed, as the colors were not good. Has, however, made shift with his friends, and paid into Grimaldi's bank 4,000 ducats of gold. To make up the sum, will keep certain rich vestments and an altar cloth of gold, which stuff did cost my late Lord 500 ducats of gold. Writes now to Mr. Burbank to present Wolsey with one other rich cloth of Arras, and has written to Mr. Wythers to supply the sum wanting. As to Wolsey's desire that proper respect should be had "unto your places, which be fallen [into] great decay," Pace, as principal executor, consents thereto both for Wolsey's satisfaction and the good of the late Cardinal's soul. Withers had no right to make any promise of any payment to be made of the Cardinal's goods in Italy, where Pace and Burbank are the only executors. Encloses letters from the banker and from Card. Surrentin, of what money Bainbridge left in Italy. Hopes that Wolsey will see justice done him for his great labors and little profit in this matter. Recommends to him the late Cardinal's brothers and kinsfolk, and that they be not deprived of their legacies. Rome, 10 Sept. 1514.
P.S.—Has found means to pay 1,000l. for the bulls. Owing to the post's sudden departure, could not get Surrentine's letters, or those of the bank of Saulis.
Hol., pp. 7. Add.: Thomæ Lincol. Episcopo et Electo Ebor.
Ib., f. 116. R.O. Ellis ib., 176. ii. Continuation of the same.
Forgot to write that the Pope owed him 700 ducats of gold for plate. Can't get the money. Wishes those who wrote to him that the late Cardinal's goods should be sequestrated if Pace did not content Wolsey, would sequestrate also these 700 ducats. Was more ready to accomplish Wolsey's desires than they, as all honest Englishmen in Rome can testify. "As for the poisoning of my late Lord Cardinal, it hath been in the hands of the greatest learned men in Rome, and determined by the most part of them that my said Lord was poisoned in such manner as is comprised in the confession of him that did it, sent by me unto the King's grace. I may not write herein that I do know. The Bishop of Worcester hath marvellous great favor ad occultandam veritatem, sed immortalis Deus tam horrendum scelus videtur odisse. Die xj. Sept."
Hol., pp. 2.
12 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 242. R.O.
Receipt, 12 Sept. 6 Hen. VIII., by William Bonde, clerk of the King's "pullatrye," on behalf of Lady Jane Guldeford, widow, from Sir John Daunce, of 23l. 7s. 4d. for bonnets and other stuff bought for the French Queen, on the bill (mutilated) for which this receipt is written.
P. 1.
Ib., f. 243. R.O. 2. Like receipt for 53l. 4s. 10d., same date.
P. 1.
12 Sept.
Galba B. III., 167 a. B.M.
3263. [5403.] SPINELLY to HENRY VIII.
The treaties of alliance and marriage, between the Archduke and Mary the King's sister, are being examined for the purpose of showing, that Mary having been of age when it was concluded, and Charles having attained the age of 14 without opposing it, they are still binding. Will write their decision when it is arrived at. Brussels, 12 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
13 Sept.
Ib., 216. B.M.
Wrote last ... "went to the Lady Archduchess to commune with h[er touching] advertisements had from your Grace's Lieutenant in Tou[rnay]," desiring that some of the [subjects] of Tournay being at Lisle might be delivered to him. She referred them to the President, who promised they should be arrested and examined. The Archduchess complains that she has received no particulars of their comprehension, and that her credit is much diminished by the affair taking a turn contrary to her affirmations; so that she dare not repress the [ambassador] of Aragon's presumption, calling himself amb[assador] not only of the King of Aragon but also of the Queen of Spain. This morning the young Duke of Saxony, who leaves to-day to go to his father, in Friesland, was with them, and offered his father's services to Henry, and desired that Holland Herald, whom he sends to England, may be heard and despatched. The Duke is "a great Prince, and called virtuous as any other Almayn." The President of the Privy Council has told Spinelly that, by letters of the 6th inst., Bannisius informed him of the Emperor's arrival at Inspruck—that there is no appearance of an accommodation this winter between the Emperor and the Venetians—that the garrison of Crema had made a sally upon the Duke of Milan's army, but the siege was since reinforced—that the Emperor, Aragon, and the Duke of Milan have good intelligence of the Swiss—... (one paragraph so mutilated as to be unintelligible)—that when the Emperor heard of the alliance with France he said he was sorry "such a fair and virtuous princess should com[e to] an impotent, indisposed, and so malicious a prince as is the French King." The letters now sent by the Archduchess to the Sovereign of Flanders relate to the patron of the carack. Brussels, 13 Sept. 1514. Signed.
Pp. 3, mutilated. Add.
13 Sept.
Vitell. B. II., 99. B.M.
3265. [5405.] PACE to WOLSEY.
Wrote on the 10th of the provision of 1,000l. for the expedition of Wolsey's bulls and of his readiness to give an account of his executorship. The Bp. of Worcester endeavours to trouble him in sequestrating his goods, pretending that he would have the goods for Wolsey's use. Thinks regard ought to be had to his faithful service and the late Cardinal's intention, which was that Pace should take of his goods as much as he conscientiously would. Worcester wishes to beggar him, so as to leave him no means of defending himself in the case of poisoning of his late master, which was done by Worcester's instigation, "as the dead doer did confess, and as it is also proved after his death by divers of the best learned men within Rome as it doth appear by their writings in this cause." If he might write freely, would desire no other than Wolsey's judgment. Wishes to avenge his death for the truth's sake. Rome, 13 Sept. 1514.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 3. Add.: Tho. Eboracensi Archiepiscopo Angliæ primati et Sedis Apostolicæ legato nato.
[14] Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 244. R.O.
3266. WOLSEY to the [LORD BERNERS ?].
"My lord, the French King has sent two letters to the Queen his wife (compagne). The one was delivered this day (fn. 6) by the Audiencer and one other to be delivered by Mons. Mariney, which was sent by post, and also certain accoutrements for her head after the French fashion." The French King has also desired me to address Maryney "to the presence of his Queen as well for the deliverance of his letters as also the said accoutrements." As I am absent, pray supply my place. If the King please, the French King will send a gentlewoman hither to dress her head from time to time after the French fashion. Wishes to know the King's pleasure "and yours" about this and desires the letters to be sent here with all diligence that they may be answered. Wishes Maryney to bring the accoutrements that semblable may be made.
In Wolsey's hand, p. 1.
14 Sept.
Harl. 3,462, f. 147b. B.M.
3267. [5409.] The MARQUIS OF MANTUA to HENRY VIII.
John Rattus has presented him the King's letter. Thanks him for the generosity shown to his servant who makes a proffer of his services. Mantua, 14 Sept. 1514.
Lat. Copy, in Italian hand, p. 1.
14 Sept.
Addit. 21,382, f. 59. B.M.
Arrived at London, Saturday the 9th. Was visited next morning by Lord de Mon Joye, accompanied by Mons. Witnick, sent from the King and Council to know my purpose. Told them he was sent to thank the King, and present letters from my Lady. The King was at a house named Krudden (Croydon) belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury, with the Queen and the Queen of France that is to be. Mountjoy sent word of his arrival. On Monday the Bishop of York sent him word that he should be with the King at Eltham on Tuesday at nine. Presented the first letter, which the King read. Told him he had another letter for him, in Margaret's own hand, which the King was long in reading. On it he said much that would take long to write, and De Caestres answered according to her instructions. The King said that Margaret and the Emperor were guilty of the breaking off the marriage of his sister, for many reasons, which he will tell her on his return. On Wednesday the King sent for some of his Council, to Greenwich, to communicate on the subject of the letters, and also about sending her the treaty of peace.
This Thursday, Holy Cross day, the Council sent for him into a garden, where were the Duke of Norfolk, the Abp. of York, formerly almoner, the Bp. of Winchester, and Lovel the under-treasurer; corroborating the excuses the King had made for the rupture of the marriage.
On returning after dinner they gave him a copy of the peace, which he sends. The Lord Chamberlain and the Grand-prior of St. John's are gone upon an embassy to France. Madame Marie starts at Michaelmas. The Duke and Duchess of Norfolk, the Marquis and his Lady, the Bp. of Durham, the Captain of Guisnes and his Lady, and a great number of gentlemen will attend her. Many decline. As far as he can perceive there is much dissatisfaction among nobles and people. London, Holy Cross day, 1514.
Hol., Fr., pp. 2. Add.: A Madame.
14 Sept.
Exch. Dipl. Doct. 749. R.O. Rymer, XIII., 440.
3269. [5408.] LOUIS XII.
Confirmation of the treaty of peace made with England by L. d'Orleans duke of Longueville, John de Selva, Thomas Bohier, on one side; and Thomas duke of Norfolk, Thomas postulate of York, and Richard bp. of Winchester on the other, 7 Aug. 1514. Paris, 14 Sept. 1514. Sealed and signed.
Found in two pieces apart.
Enrolled on French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 1.
Ib., 761. R.O. Rymer, XIII., 441. 2. Oath for observing the treaty of peace made 7 Aug. 1514 with England. Signed.
French. Enrolled on French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 12, as if forming part of the renunciation of 30 July (see No. 3101).
Ib., 748. R.O. Rymer, XIII., 442. 3. Notarial instrument by John Cartier and Martin Mesnart, attesting that on 14 Sept. 1514, after the celebration of mass by René de Prye Cardinal S. Sabina, bp. of Bayeux, in the church of the Celestines, Paris, Louis XII. took his oath to the treaty made with England, 7 Aug. 1514. Present: Francis duke of Brittanny and Valois, Count of Angoulême, Louis de Borbon, prince of Roche sur Yon (?) (fn. 7), Louis d'Orleans, duke of Longueville and marquis of Rothelin, great chamberlain of France, John Stuart duke of Albany, Louis de Graville admiral of France, George d'Amboise archbp. of Rouen, Stephen de Ponchier bp. of Paris, Erard de Marchia bp. of Chartres and Liège, Hymbert de Basternay, chamberlain, knight of the King's order and temporal lord of Bouchage, and Florimond Robertet, knight, treasurer of France.
Enrolled on French Roll, 6 Henry VIII., p. 1, m. 9.
Ib., 760. R.O. Rymer, XIII., 443. 4. Confirmation of the treaty of marriage with the Princess Mary. Paris, 14 Sept. 1514. Sealed and signed.
Enrolled on French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII, p. 1, m. 5.
Ib., 752. R.O. Rymer, XIII., 444. 5. Notarial instrument by Martin Mesnart and John Cartier, attesting that after the celebration of mass, as stated above, Louis XII. was solemnly espoused to the Princess Mary by her proctor Charles earl of Worcester (proxy recited, dated London 22 Aug. 1514, and countersigned Throcmarton). Present, as above.
Enrolled on French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 8.
Ib., 759. R.O. Rymer, XIII., 439. 6. Bond for payment of 1,000,000 g.c. to Henry VIII. Paris, 14 Sept. 1514. Signed and sealed.
Enrolled on French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 7.
Ib., 750. R.O. Rymer, XIII., 446. 7. Notarial instrument by Martin Mesnart and John Cartier, attesting letters of St. Ponchier, Bp. of Paris, to the effect that on 15 Sept. in a house called Les Tournelles, in the faubourg St. Antoine, Louis XII., appeared before the said bishop, and bound himself to the payment of a million of g. c. to Henry VIII., in virtue of letters obligatory concluded 7 Aug. ult., submitting to the sentence of excommunication in case of default. Present: L. d'Orleans, Ymbert de Basternay, Wm. de Montmorenci, John de Selva, Fl. Robertet.
Enrolled on French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 16.
Add. MS. 30,660, f. 373. B.M. 8. Modern copies of § § 2 and 3.
Lat., pp. 5.
Add. MS. 30,664, f. 257. B.M. 9. Modern copy of § 7.
Lat., pp. 8.
14 Sept.Sanuto, XIX., 98. 3270. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 30 Sept. 1514.]
From Ambassador Dandolo, Paris, 14 Sept. _ Has heard the news of Crema and defeat of Silvio Savello. Went to the King, who was at a castle called _ (blank) with his daughters Claudia and Genevre. He said he was glad of the news and would certainly make the enterprise this year and cross the Mountains in person in the spring. He had sent 1,600 lances towards Dauphiné. and would have 20,000 foot. He was coming to Paris, where the Queen was expected on the 29th.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 490.
Ib., 110. ii. [Note of letters read 6 Oct. 1514.]
From Andrea Badoer, London, 9 and 14 Sept. _ Satisfaction in England at reported rout of the enemy, under Sr. Silvio Savello, by Signor Renzo. The Queen of France left on the _ (blank) to join her husband and nine ships were preparing for her passage. Everybody marvels that he has no letters from the Signory. It would have been well to have had news of the victory of our men at Este while agreement was being treated with Spain; which is now concluded, because the Queen is his (Ferdinand's) daughter. An ambassador named _ (blank) (fn. 8) has come from France. The Archduke has taken the marriage much amiss and is raising men. War is expected in which the Archduke will be aided by his brother-in-law the King of Denmark. The King's agent with the Emperor writes that the agreement with Venice will take place.
[Upon this, Sanuto adds, the Sages decided to write to Badoer that they had already sent him news of Crema and Este. He should thank the King for goodwill, &c. Nothing of importance.]
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, Nos. 493–4.
14 Sept.
Lettres de Louis XII., iv., 368.
* * * As to the change brought about by this new peace and marriage, is not surprised at her perplexity; for, like her, he never thought it feasible after the Emperor had shown such trust in the King of England, visiting him and his army privately and putting his person and honour in his hands, acting as his captain who otherwise would not have gained the victories he has, endangering the country of Monseigneur to help him when without its assistance he would have been forced to make a shameful retreat. The breaking of the marriage is inexcusable either by the delay or by the truce; and also the Emperor says he has written to you the truth that he has never consented to the said truce or delivered power to make it, or ever meant to ratify it without the King of England's consent, all whose excuses are frivolous, as you will see hereafter by the answer prepared to confute them. * * * Yspruch, 14 Sept. 1514.
15 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 246. R.O.
Parcels of arras delivered by Cornelius van de Strete, the King's arras maker, to the King's Council at the feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle 6 Hen. VIII.; giving measurements and cost of carriage from Bruges to Calais and London, with a request to Sir John Dancy for payment. Some items added in another hand include "7 pyssus of the storry of erqullus" (pieces of the story of Hercules).
ii. Certificate to Daunce by John lord Berners that he received the above to the French Queen's use 15 Sept. 6 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 2.
15 Sept.
Tudor Exhibition (1890), No. 1202.
Receipt for 113l. 6s. 8d., paid by command of Henry VIII., viz.: _ to the "Popys Ambassador, whiche brought to the Kinge the cappe of mayntenance in reward of 100l., and to Monsieur de Pysseneir in reward 20 marks." Dated 15 Sept. 1514. Signed: T. Lincoln, post Ebor.
MS. sent by Geo. Pritchard, Esq.
15 Sept.
Vitell. B. XVIII., 100. B.M.
Thinks the Emperor defers his answer [to Wingfield's credence] till he knows the articles between Henry and the French King, so that the Prince may make direct answer to Henry [whether] he will be comprised in the said articles. The Pope has sent the copy of Henry's letter to him touching this French alliance, and desires to have the Emperor's mandate [to concl]ude a league between him[self], the Emperor and the King of Aragon the Duke [of Milan] and the Swiss for the defence of Italy, "and furthermore he hath written that wher ... good hope that his Holiness and the K[ing of Aragon] should have made shortly a good pea[ce between the Emperor's] majesty and the Venetians now [it is so that the] said Venetians be so ... [Em]peror's army hath lain a great ... to Pado, and the Venetians' army not very far off without the said city," the Venetians seem not very eager to fight; for it is said that Bartholomew Dalviane had been instructed not to "experiment" a battle but rather to eschew it, for which order the Viceroy is not sorry. The Venetians, notwithstanding, have made bridges over a certain river and taken "a great number of great beasts." In consequence of a scarcity of hay and straw the army has withdrawn to Monteignyane, and the Venetians have sent letters to Uden in Fryoole and other places advertising the peace made between Henry and France, "shewing that they be colligate in the same"; and ordered that fires and ringing of bells should be made "for the rejoice of the same." It is said that copies of the letters are come to this court, but Wingfield has seen nothing of them. [Insbrook,] 15 September 1514.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 3. Add.: The King's Grace.
15 Sept.
Papal Bulls, 26 (3). R.O. Rymer, XIII., 450.
Bull, absolving him from the See of Lincoln, and authorizing his translation to York; non obstantibus, &c. Rome, xvii. kl. Oct. 1514.
15 Sept.Papal Bulls, 26 (2). R.O. Rymer, XIII., 451. 3276. [5412.] LEO X. to WOLSEY.
Bull for his translation to the See of York; and nominating the Bishops of Winchester and Norwich to receive his oath. Rome, xvii. kl. Oct. 1514.
15 Sept.
Papal Bulls, 26 (8). R.O. Rymer, XIII., 452.
3277. [5413.] LEO X. to the BISHOPS OF WINCHESTER and NORWICH.
Bull, appointing them to receive the oath of Wolsey, on his promotion to the See of York. Rome, xvii. kl. Oct. 1514.
Papal Bulls, 26 (15). R.O. Rymer, XIII., 453. 2. Form of the oath referred to above.
15 Sept.
Papal Bulls, 26 (1). R.O. Rymer, XIII., 454.
3278. [5414.] LEO X. to WOLSEY.
Bull, transmitting the Pallium. Rome, xvii. kl. Oct. 1514.
Papal Bulls, 26 (13). R.O. 2. Form of delivering the Pallium.
15 Sept.
Papal Bulls, 26 (14). R.O. Rymer, XIII., 454.
3279. [5415.] LEO X. to the BISHOPS OF WINCHESTER and NORWICH.
Bull for investing Wolsey with the Pallium, according to his petition conveyed by Andreas Gentili, a Genoese. Rome, [x]vii. (fn. 9) kl. Oct. 1514.
15 Sept.
Vitell. B. II., 101. B.M.
Recommends the bearer, Franciscus de Portinariis, a Florentine clerk, visiting his brother in England. Rome, 15 Sept. 1514. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. (copied in modern hand): Archiepiscopo Eboracensi.
15 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 117. R.O.
3281. [5417.] FRANCIS MARQUIS OF MANTUA, Gonfalonier of the Church, to [SUFFOLK].
Has heard much of his kindness from Johannes Rattus, which is more valuable considering his influence with the King, whom the writer desires to serve. Will be glad of an opportunity of so doing. Mantua, 15 Sept. 1514.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: [Meo] tanquam fratri ... domino Carolo [Duci Suffol]chie, &c.


  • 1. Richard Sampson.
  • 2. "mon," orig.
  • 3. Wolsey and Fox. See No. 3220.
  • 4. An allusion to her proposed match in infancy with Charles VIII.
  • 5. Cardinal Bainbridge.
  • 6. The Audiencer arrived at London on 14 Sept. See No. 3298.
  • 7. De Rupe Gironis.
  • 8. The Audiencer of France.
  • 9. vii. by mistake.