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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S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 262. R.O.
|3325. THE FRENCH QUEEN'S TRAIN.|
|Receipts of money from Sir John Daunce on 1 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII., viz.:—(1) By Sir Edmund lord Howard, 100l. in reward "to prepare myself to do feat of arms in the parts of France at jousts and tourneys royal there to be holden." (2) By Henry earl of Devonshire, 50 mks. for one half year's pension beforehand of the 100 mks. pension granted to him "for to give his daily attendance upon the French Queen [in] the parts of France" during the King's (Henry VIII's) pleasure. (3) By Edmund lord Howard, 40 mks. for diets at 26s. 8d., for 20 days from 28 Sept. "sent over with the French Queen into France for the solemnization of her marriage with the French King." (4) By Sir Walter Devereux lord Ferrers, 25l., reward, "for a gown of tynsel for Mistress Anne Devereux, sent over with the French Queen."|
|Each p. 1.|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
9, f. 136. R.O.
|3326. [5491.] WARDROBE OF MARY THE FRENCH QUEEN.|
|"Apparel devised for the French Queen," viz., description of 15 "gowns devised for the French Queen, of the French fashion," 6 "gowns after Milan fashion," 7 "gowns after the English fashion," 3 "jackets for her footmen," 3 "jackets for the second sort," 3 "jackets for the third sort," a gown, altar cloths, cushions, &c. for the closet, 7 "kirtles of the French fashion," and 6 "kirtles after the English fashion and Milan."|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
9, f. 143. R.O.
|2. [5491 ii.] A list of parcels of plate delivered to the French Queen's use; apparently before her marriage, viz. two seals, two devices, bracelets, &c. (described and priced).|
|Pp. 5. Headed, in a different hand, 1515. Endd.: Amadas' bill.|
|* § 1 and § 2 found apart.|
Treaty Roll 196, m. 1. R.O. Rymer, XIII., 456.
|3327. [5466.] PRINCE CHARLES.|
|The Emperor's authority to Charles prince of Castile to accept comprehension in the treaty of London of 7 Aug. last. Insprugh, 1 Oct. 1514.|
Calig. E. I., 34 . B.M.
|3328. [5469.] MARIGNY to WOLSEY.|
|No sooner had he arrived with the Queen his sovereign than he sent notice of it to the King, who is extremely happy to hear it. Hopes they will be together on Sunday next ([di]menche prochain). Is ordered not to leave the Queen. "La peste est ycy." The King and Robertet have written to Wolsey on the subject of their communication. Boullougne, . . Oct.|
|Hol., Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.|
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 132. R.O.
|3329. [5467.] SIR RICHARD WINGFIELD to WOLSEY.|
|Received a letter yesterday from Mr. Sampson, Wolsey's chaplain, that the patents he obtained from the Archduchess in Wolsey's cause were not so special as needed. And he desires my lady to grant others more special and proclaim them at Ghent with the brief Apostolic. Will to-day take the advice of the President of the Privy Council therein. The French King supports the adverse party. Thinks Wolsey should obtain letters from the King desiring him to desist. Has written many letters of late, requesting the King's licence to return to Calais. Fears Wolsey has been too much occupied to attend to them. Brussels, 2 Oct.|
|Hol., pp. 2. Add: To my Lord the elect Abp. of York.|
Exch. Accts., 418 (5), f. 51. R.O.
|3330. THE CHAPEL ROYAL.|
|Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver Th. Fardyng, gentleman of the Chapel, violet cloth for a gown, &c. Otford, 3 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII.|
Calig. D. VI., 196. B.M. Ellis, 2 S. I., 233.
|3331. [5468.] C. EARL OF WORCESTER to [WOLSEY].|
|According to Wolsey's last letter, dated at Sittingbourne, 27 Sept., had this day a long audience with the King; shewed him of the ambassador of Arong's (Aragon's) proposal, and the King's answer; which answer greatly pleased him, and he bade Worcester assure the King that he would make a similar one to the King of Aragon himself, "as he had showed my fellows and me before; and in like manner to the Emperor and the Prince of Castell whensoever they send to him. as he is credibly informed that they will shortly do. And he sware by the God that he believed on, that he would nowder meddle nor conclude amity nor entry in league, by way of marriage or otherwise, with any prince living, till he had spoken with the King, my master, and had his advice and counsel in the same." If this would not satisfy Henry, "he would make him any bond that he would, but his word should be as sure as any bond in the world." The King of Aragon had "sent him a blank seal to put in w[riting what he w]ould, and he sent it him again, and answered, tha[t he would n]ot meddle with him but as is aforesaid." He, moreover, repeated three times that whenever the King would have [the men] he is entitled to by the treaty, he should have [them], and as many more if it be his pleasure; also, that Henry should appoint as chief leader and ca[ptain] whom he would, either in England or in France, and he that would disobey him should die a shameful death; and while he lived he should do nothing to Henry's prejudice. "My Lord, I assu[re you] this word he spake as heartily as ever I saw any [man] speak."|
|He then desired to know "wh[ere] the King's grace and he should see and speak together," and would not go further than Paris, or 10 leagues about, till he knew. "I answered him [as my] fellows and I had answered before; but [he desired] me that I would write to the King his [good brother] what time that he would appoint the [same he would keep and] would not fail, and also that he desireth him to [appoint] the place." As far as the writer can see, he wished it to be in Picardy, or between Boulogne and Calais, or in Normandy. As to Jane Popyncourt, Worcester would have showed him the bills signed, but he would hear no more of her, and said he wished she were brente, for Worcester and his fellows had shown him enough of her evil life; "that there should never man nor woman be about his wife, but such as should be at her contentation"; and that he had only spoken for Jane at the suit of Lord Longevile, as he told Worcester and his fellows before; "for he told him that the Queen loved and trusted her above all the gentlewomen about her; but if the King made her to be brent," he should think it a good deed. "My lord, I assure you he hath a [marvel]lous mind to content and please the Queen, and [above all] when he heard of her landing, which was this m[orning]. There is nothing can displease him, and [he has provided jewels] and goodly gear for her. There was in his ch[amber the bishop] of Paris, Robertett, and the General (fn. 1), and I; where [he showed] me the goodliest and the richest sight of jewels [that ever] I saw. I would never have believed it if I had not seen [it]." Never saw anything to equal "56 great pieces that I saw of diamonds and rubies [and] 7 of the greatest pearls that I have seen." The worst of the second sort of stones were valued at 2,000 ducats, and for 10 of the principal 100,000 ducats had been refused. All, the King said, was for her; "but merely (merrily) laughing [he said], My wife shall not have all at once, but at divers [times], for he would have many and at divers times kisses and thanks for them. I assure you he thinketh every [hour] a day till he seeth her. He is never well but [when he] heareth speak of her. I make no doubt but [she will have] a good life with him with the grace of God."|
|Worcester having showed him Wolsey's ma[tter] (i.e. of Tournay), he said, "that the letter that was sent [was] unknowing to him, and so said Robertett before me; but at Paris it was made by the counsel and avise of the parliament for the maintaining of his right of his sovereignty of Flanders, and his mind was nor never shall be, to do that thing that should be to your hurt and displeasure, but do that in him is to do you honor and profit; and that if God give him life ye shall know, for he reputes you for one of his special loving friends, and desireth you to take no displeasure of that letter." He would even make the elect leave all his title and right to Wolsey, for the matter is yet in his hands. "And therewith toke me by the hand, being present Robertett and the General, and said that he knew well that I loved you; therefore he put the matter in my hands. If I would say that ye would have it, ye should have it, and bade me do therein as I would, for so it should be." Worcester heartily thanked him in Wolsey's name, and promised to advertise the latter thereof, when the French King added that he would write him a letter which Worcester should send; "but he in no wise woll w[rite] to my lady, (fn. 2) for he saith he will not w[rite to her, who, he] knoweth, loveth him not." Desires Wolsey's instructions how to proceed. Abbeville, 3 Oct.|
|As he was about to close the letter the General brought him a letter to send to Wolsey, which is annexed to this. Also Robertet sent him word that the King's letter and one of his own were despatched separately to Mareny, bailly of Senly[s]. Signed.|
|Mutilated, pp. 6.|
Exch. Accts., 418 (5), f. 43. R.O.
|3332. THE QUEEN'S BEDS.|
|Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver Henry Rooper, yeoman of the Beds with the Queen, blue saye, &c. for the Queen's beds. Otford, 4 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII.|
Ib., f. 44. R.O.
|3333. THE NURSERY.|
|Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver Wm. Lambert, "for the use of our nursery, God willing"; a cradle covered with scarlet "without a frame," a couch, &c. Otford, 4 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII.|
|3334. [5470.] PET. MARTYR to LUD. FURTADO.|
|Selim Shah and the Sophi of Persia. Ferdinand has left the Court, and gone to hunt. News has come from France that King Louis is at Abbeville waiting for his new bride, who will be his death. What an old valetudinarian, suffering from leprosy (elephantia gravatus), can want with a handsome girl of 18 his correspondent may infer, and what the French think of it. Valladolid, iv. non. Oct. 1514.|
Exch. Accts., 418 (5), f. 48. R.O.
|3335. THE CHAPEL ROYAL.|
|Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver John Lloyd, gentleman of the Chapel, a black chamlet gown, &c. Otford, 5 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII.|
Exch. Accts., 418 (3). R.O.
|3336. GOLDSMITHS' WORK.|
|Bill of goldsmiths' work wrought, since 20 Aug., by William Holland and Nicholas Warley. Inter alia, a "pirlyng" wheel weighing 18¾oz. cost 75s.; gilt cup "given to the christening of Rochester's child" was 4l. 17s. 6d., and the "new graving and enamelling" of 30 "scochons," 13s. 4d. Signed at the head by the King and subscribed with a note by Sir Henry Wyat, to Mr. Dawncey, for the payment.|
|ii. Receipts of the goldsmiths subscribed, dated 1 and 5 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII.|
|Large paper, p. 1.|
Ven. Transcr., 180. p. 26. R.O.
|3337. COUNCIL OF TEN to VENETIAN AMBASSADOR IN FRANCE.|
|5 Oct. 1514.—Have received his of 11 to 14 ult. Applaud the King's wisdom in exhorting the King of England to attack Castile; because the more the King of Spain is hampered in that quarter the less able will he be to maintain his army in Italy.|
|Italian. Modern extract, ½ p. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 492.|
Calais Controller's Accts., II., p. 419. R.O.
|3338. CALAIS ACCOUNTS.|
|Account of Sir Hugh Conwey as treasurer of Calais for the year ending Mich. 6 Hen. VIII.|
|Compare Nos. 193 (3), 589 (3), 893 (2), 1424 and 2337, with the last of which, on comparison, we note:—|
|i. (2) 4,734' sacks, 21 cloves; 549, 365 woolfells; proceeds to countermuring. (3) 5,699½ sacks, 36 cloves; 1,077 cloves of "brekeling"; 392,454 woolfells. (4) Raymund de Curturis (Cuttures in § 2), mayor. (6) 24 tuns 1 hogshead of Rochell wine of the goods of John Boll, a denizen, worth 60l., delivered to Nicholas Carew, upon the King's letter.|
|ii. (18) Paid to Barth. Tate on privy seal Greenwich 18 April ao 3o, Ralph Broke, on p.s. Greenwich 22 March ao 4to, Wm. Stafford, on p.s. Greenwich 14 May ao 5to, and Ric. Long, on p.s. Calais 21 Oct. ao 5to, to each for himself and three men, 33l. 9s. 2d.; also rewards of 60l. each to Broke, on pat. 7 Feb. ao 5to and Tate on pat. 8 April ao 5to; to Sir Richard Whethill, on pat. 30 Nov. ao 6to, full payment of an annuity from 6 Oct, ao 5to to 9 Oct. ao 6to, 26l. 13s. 4d.; to Francis de Taxis, for six posts between Meghlen and Calais, 119l. 15s. 3½d. and two between Calais and Brussels, 36l. 10s.; [Charles Clifford for himself and three men from 13 Feb. ao 5to to Mich. following, 38l.] (fn. 3); to Ant. Neal and Wm. Briswoode, surveyors of works at Calais, for fortifications 949l. 14s. 10d.; to Roger Cheyney, bailiff of Sandegate, for costs about salvage and recovery of stuff in a ship called le Lubik wrecked there, 22l. 20d.; [to Bromsell purcyvaunt for his costs riding from Calays to Lyons with the King's letters to the ambassadors of Pope Julius (? "Sanctissimi in Christo, divina providencia, Juliani Pape"), 56s. 8d.]* ; to John Rawlins for wages of himself and three men from 6 April ao 5to to Mich. following, 16l. 14s. 7d.|
|New entries:—(38) Annuity of Barth. Tate, by pat. 8 April 5 Hen. VIII., from Christmas to Michaelmas, 15l. (39) Annuity of Thomas Thwaytes, by pat. 9 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII., from 9 Feb. to Mich., 4l. 4s. 8d.|
|Lat., very large parchment, pp. 53.|
|2. Comptrollers (Sir John Wilsher's) duplicate of § 1 and the garrison account (fn. 4) from 6 Oct. 5 Hen. to 6 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII., the latter including an entry of 13l. 13s. 9d. to John Rawlyns to whom, by p.s. dated—(blank), the King granted wages of one of the four men at arms on horseback lately in the retinue of the Lieutenant of Calais, viz., 18d. a day from 6 April to 6 Oct.|
|Lat., very large parchment, pp. 60.|
Galba B. VIII., 207. B.M.
|3339. SPINELLY to [WOLSEY].|
|Fears the long tarrying of his servant is owing to Wolsey being displeased with him, from some untrue report made to him. Is ready to justify himself if he is accused. Wolsey will learn the news by the letter sent this day by the post. If the Emperor pretend the King has incurred a penalty by the breaking off of the marriage, he will be sure, with his excessive appetite for money, to attempt all ways to recover it, "with danger of his honour and dominions, and consequently of his hoyrs (heirs) and friends; howbeit I suppose these countries shall be [of] contrary [m]ind." Brussels, 6 Oct.|
|P.S.—Hopes to learn the decision of the Privy Council here upon the Emperor's articles as soon as it is arrived at. "This letter was sealed and open."|
|Hol., pp. 2. Mutilated.|
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 134. R.O.
|3340. [5475.] SIR ROBERT WINGFIELD to the COUNCIL.|
|Begs an answer to his request contained in this letter, either by writing or by mouth to his nephew, John Brewce, the bearer. On 18 Oct. a year ago he departed from the King at Ypres in Flanders to join the Emperor, and received by his brother, Sir Richard, 200l., all of which he had spent in diets on 5 May last. Has since lived by borrowing "to my great unhartisease." Has frequently written to desire money and his discharge. Heard from Brian Tuke in June last that he had received 200l. for Wingfield from Sir John Dancy, and in August that he had paid it into the bank of Spynully, and would send the bill of exchange to Sir Thos. Spinelly. Has since written divers letters to both but had no answer. The necessity he is in seems not to the King's honour, even if it is meant as punishment for some offence. Has been more than 4½ years the King's ambassador. By the death of Edmund de la Pole he has forborne the chief thing, and all that he had to serve the King with, "as well of the King his father's gift as of his." The office of high marshal at Calais has been occupied in his name a whole year without profit to himself. Innsbrook, 6 Oct. 1514.|
|Hol., pp. 3. Add.|
Ven. Transcr., 176, p. 150. R.O.
|3341. DOGE AND SENATE OF VENICE to BADOER.|
|6 Oct. 1514.—Received his two letters of 14 Sept. Have written whenever matter worthy of the King's knowledge offered. Enclosed on 28 Aug. the copy of their letter of congratulation to the King upon the peace and marriage; and afterwards, on 30 Aug., wrote of their victory at Crema, where they routed Signor Silvio Savello with 300 lances and 2,000 foot, and captured his artillery. Enclose account of the defeat of 300 of the enemy's horse beyond the Adige. He shall thank the King for his demonstration of favour. As already intimated, have elected ambassadors to England and France, who are to leave as soon as possible.|
|Italian. Modern transcript, p. 1. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 495.|
Calig. B. II., 32. B.M.
|3342. [5477.] NORFOLK to WOLSEY.|
|Yestereven, after Sir John Peche and Sir John Carr had delivered the King's letters to the Duke of Bretayn (Francis), and showed their credence, they returned and told Norfolk his answer that he was the Queen's servant, and no man more desirous to do her honor, and had undertaken this enterprise to serve, "unknat (and cannot?) command nor alter or defer any time of doing of the said enterprise from the time appointed of her entry into Paris, albeit that the herald had anything done to the contrary and old custom of the realm of France," which concerned the preparations made for the meeting by a great number of answerers and noble persons. Also that he had heard of the King's active courage in feats of arms, and if there were to be a meeting between the two Kings, or if he were commanded to wait upon Henry, he would be glad to do him service. Nothing is done by the French King but the Duke is privy to it. The King writes to him daily as ruler for him, as Norfolk finds by the dealing of Robertet. The Duke remits to the French King's pleasure the question of deferring or not. Thinks this great triumph in her honor should not be delayed by England, "and the yit rawnes of the preparation of ours." Had never greater difficulty in finding leisure to write. Montreuil, 7 Oct. Signed.|
|P.S.—"My Lord, I assure you this Prince can speak well and wisely."|
|Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my Lord of York. Many of the expressions in this letter are very obscure.|
|1 to 8 Oct.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 266. R.O.
|3343. THE FRENCH QUEEN'S TROUSSEAU.|
|Bills witnessing receipt of payments by Sir John Daunce for stuff for the French Queen, viz.:—(1) 1 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII, by Henry Delyen, of London, cordwainer, 4l. 16s. (2) 1 Oct., by Th. Foster, of London, broderer, 150l. (3) 1 Oct., by John Godard, tailor to the French Queen, 55s. (4) 1 Oct., by Nic. Maior, the King's saddler, 72l. (5) 1 Oct., by John de Molyne, of Southwark, broderer, 33l. 6s. 8d. (6) 1 Oct., by Wm. Stele, of London, saddler, 4l. (7) 4 Oct., by Ric. Thurston on behalf of his father John Thurston, of London, broderer, 47l. (8) 4 Oct., by Ric. Sylkokes, goldsmith, 75l. for stuff delivered to the broderer. (9) 4 Oct., by George Senesco, gold-wire-drawer, for stuff delivered to the broderer. (10) 4 Oct., by John Warren, bedmaker, 16l. 9s. 11d. for stuff for beds. (11) 4 Oct., by John Worssop, of London, scrivener, 90l. for stuff delivered by Elizabeth his wife, "concerning silkwoman craft." (12) 4 Oct., by Margaret Hollyffeld, widow of Thomas H., late merchant-tailor of London, 56s. 10d. for robes. (13) 5 Oct., by Robert Amadas, of London, goldsmith, 134l. for gilt spangles delivered to Wm. Mortymer, broderer. (14) 6 Oct., by Robert Draper, servant "with" Sir Henry Wyatt, on behalf of Stephen Sawyer, "cace maker," 53s. 4d. for "caces." (15) 6 Oct., by Thomas Warton, on behalf of Stephen Lynne, chariot maker, 6l., for "the making of certain charrettes and closse cartes." (16) 6 Oct., by Th. Tourner, painter, for 5l. (17) 6 Oct., by Wm. Ybgrave, broderer, on behalf of Wm. Mortymer, broderer, 233l. (18) 6 Oct., by Ric. Gybson, of London, merchant-tailor, 3l. 13s. 10d. for robes. (19) 8 Oct., by John Barker, hosier, 10l. 13s. 4d. for hosen delivered to Henry Caleys and John Goodderd for the French Queen's use.|
|Each, p. 1.|
Exch. Dipl. Doct. 758. R.O. Rymer, XIII., 459.
|3344. [5480.] MARRIAGE OF THE FRENCH QUEEN.|
|Letters patent of Louis XII, stating that, in conformity with his agreement to give as a large dower to his beloved consort Marie, as was held by Ann late Queen of France, he endows her by these presents with the town and castlery of Chinon, the county of Saintonge and town of Rochelle (with great fee, &c., of Saintonge, St. Jean d'Angely and Rochefort), the county of Pezenas (Pedenacii), the lordships of Montigny, Cessenon and Cabrieres, the little seal of Montpellier, the money of St. Andrew and rent of Villeneuve lès Avignon, the rent of the Seneschalcy of Beaucaire, the impositio foranea of Languedoc and the profits of salt of Pezenas, Montpellier, Frontignan and Narbonne to the value of 10,400 livres Tournois; and also, instead of St. Menehould and Moret (which used to be dower of queens of France but are otherwise disposed of by the King's predecessors), Loudun and Roquemaure. Abbeville, 8 Oct. 1514. Signed and sealed.|
|Enrolled on Fr. Roll 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 19.|
Treaty Roll 196, m. 1. R.O. Rymer, XIII., 457.
|3345. [5479.] TREATY OF LONDON.|
|Charles Prince of Castile's notification to Henry VIII of acceptance of his comprehension in the treaty of London of 7 Aug. last; made by authority of Maximilian and advice of Margaret. Brussels, 8 Oct. 1514.|
|ii. Margaret of Savoy's notification of acceptance of her comprehension. Brussels, 8 Oct. 1514.|
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 285. R.O.
|3346. DUKE OF SUFFOLK.|
|Receipt, 9 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII, by Charles duke of Suffolk, from Sir John Daunce, of 1,000l. reward towards his charges in his "ambassade to the French King."|
Hist. MSS. Com., Rep. XII., App. 9, p. 438.
|Ordinances for the town of Gloucester made by Ric. Rowdun, mayor, the aldermen and sheriffs, 9 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII.|
|Vitell. C. XVI.,
|3348. MARRIAGE OF THE FRENCH QUEEN.|
|Declaration by Louis XII. that he takes the Princess Mary [sister] of the King of England as his wife. Signed: Loys.|
|Fr. Vellum, much injured by fire.|
I., ii., p. 704.
|2. [5482.] Names of the Englishmen which were sent in ambassade to the French King, before the Queen's landing, and other gentlemen in their company:—The Earl of Worcester, Lord Chamberlain; the Lord of St. John's, Tho. Docwra; and the Dean of Windsor, Doctor West, ambassadors. The Lord Herbert, son of the Earl of Worcester; Sir John Savage; Sir _; Sir Christopher Garneys; Sir _; Clarenceux King of Arms.|
|ii. The names of the Lords and other Noblemen of France being at the said marriage:—|
|The Duke of Valois and Bretagne, the Duke of Alençon, the son of the King Don Frederic of Naples, the Earl of Vendôme, the Duke of Longueville, the Prince de la Roche Suryon, the Duke of Albany, the Earl of St. Poll, the Earl of Guise, brother to the Duke of Lorraine, Louis Monsieur, brother to the Earl of Nevers, the Earl of Roussy, the Lord of Lautrec, the Earl of Sancerre, the Lord de Lespar, the Earl Manfroy, the Lord de la Palice, Grand Maistre de France, the Earl Galiace de Saint Severin, Grand Esquire, the Earl of Alexandrie, the Earl of Maleverer, Grand Seneschal of Normandy, le Sr. de Graville, Admiral, le Sr. de Monmorancy, Premier Baron Chamb., le Sr. de Testeville, le Sr. de la Tremoille, le Prince de Talmon, son fils, le Sr. de Piennes, Lieutenant de Picardie, le Sr. de Bouchaige Chambrelan, le Sr. de Dourriers, le Sr. de Chesnes, le Sr. Daubigny, le Vidame D'Amiens, le Sr. de Boysy, Monsieur de Bonyvet, le Vidame de Chartres, Monsieur de Fou, Monsieur de Cursoll, Monsieur de Wansay, Monsieur Louis D'Ars, le Sr. du Pont de Remy, les trois Generaux de France, viz., Normandie, Languedoie, Languedoc, Monsieur de Beaudiner, Mons. de Gynry, Mons. de Rouville, Grand Veneur, Mons. Denebatt, Cappne des Toilles, Monsieur de Boucheron.|
|Ib., p. 701.||3. [5483.] "The names of the lords and gentlemen of England being at the marriage of the Right Excellent Princess the Lady Mary," showing the wages paid to each, all receiving 20 days' wages in hand:—The Duke of Norfolk, my Lady his wife, the Countess of Oxford, and the Lord Edmund Howard, with 100 horses; the Marquis of Dorset, my Lady his wife, and the Lord Edward his brother, 80; the Lord Thomas Rowthall Bishop of Durham, 68, the Earl of Surrey, son and heir to the Duke of Norfolk, 58, the Lord Lawarre, 30, the Lord Berners, chamberlain to the French Queen, and the Lord Montaigle and my Lady his wife, 30; the Lord Richard Grey, the Lord John Grey, the Lord Leonard Grey, brethren to my Lord Marquis, each 20; Sir Nicholas Vaux, Sir David Owen, Sir Andrew Windsor, Sir John Husee, Sir John Peche and Sir Henry Wyot, bannerets; Sir Morice Berkeley, 20, Sir Wm. Sandes, 20, Sir John Hungerford, 12, Sir Robert Drury, Sir Tho. Botrym, 12, Sir Philipp Calthorp, Sir Thomas Clynton, Sir Robert Cotton, Sir John Heydon, Sir John Carre, Sir Edward Greville, Sir Will. Essex, Sir Philip-Tylney, Sir Nicholas Applyard, Sir Edward Bensted, Sir Will. Rows, and Sir John Wallop, knights; John Broughton, Rich. Weston, Giles Strangways, Tho. Cheyney, Ralph Chamberlain, Rich. Blont, Gerard Danet, and Robert Jonys, esquires; Garter Principal King of Arms, and his four servants; Thomas Pawlet, _ Manners, George Cobham, and Anthony Saintliger; Richmond Herald; John Myclow with 50 officers of the King's household servants that were officers with the French Queen; Hen. Webb, gentleman usher; Tho. Rushe and Ambrose [Bradman], serjeant at arms.|
|The names of the ladies and gentlewomen being at the said marriage:—The Duchess of Norfolk, and in her company the Countess of Oxford, her daughter, the Marquise of Dorset.|
|Gentlewomen which were appointed to have abidden in France with the French Queen:—Dame _ Guylford, lady of honor, Lady Elizabeth Grey, Eliz. Ferrys. M. Ann Devereux, _ Grey of Wilton, M. Boleyne, M. Wotton, Alice Denys and Anne Ferningham (Jerningham?), chamberers, Dr. Denton, almoner, Mr. Palgrave, secretary, _ (blank), chaplains.|
T.R. Misc. Books, 83. R.O.
|3349. FRANCE AND SCOTLAND.|
|Depositions on behalf of Phelipes Rouxel, Grimon Maroye, Thomas Desrues, Estienne Chenu and Jehan Feron against Michel de Sceliczon, Sieur de Karalio, under process of the Chancery of Britanny dated 24 June last and interrogatories delivered by Sceliczon, taken at St. Malo and Lantriguer between 27 Sept. and 9 Oct. 1514.|
|Rouxel and Maroye, having equipped for war a barque of two tops called La Rochellaise, of 60 tons, sailed from St. Malo on Thursday, 16 March last, to scour the Breton and English coasts before joining the King's fleet at Honfleur. On the following Saturday, they were driven by tempest into the harbour of Port Blanc, two leagues from Lantriguer, where was already a Florentine ship which Karalio and others of the country thought they meant to attack,—and therefore arrested them and carried them before the Bishop, at Lantriguer, where they were detained eight days. The result of this detention was that when they got to sea again their victuals ran short and they had to return home without making any prizes, a loss to them of 500l. The evidence goes to show that Rouxel and his company were of good reputation. At the beginning of the wars, three years ago, Rouxel sailed from St. Malo in his ship La Pourrye and on the coast of Ireland captured about a dozen little barques, English and Irish, which he sold in Scotland for over 3,000l. La Pourrye was the first ship of St. Malo equipped for the war. She also captured a Spanish ship before Karcombrey in Scotland. Several of the witnesses were mariners in the Espagnol, a ship of three tops, which was with the Rochellaise, when she entered Port Blanc, and afterwards went to seek adventures on the Spanish coast. Among the 37 witnesses whose evidence is given at great length Jean de Cantepye (p. 35) called Mercerot, aged 60, of Honfleu and at present pilot of the Petite Louise, deposes as follows:—His first acquaintance with Rouxel was at Lidebourg in Scotland, where Rouxel was selling Rochelle wines from his barque named La Rochellaise. Ambassadors of France were then in Scotland seeking passage to return home, among them being Maistre Martin Beguyneau and the Sieur De la Mote. Maistre Martin was said to be chambelain du Roy. They found difficulty in getting passage because the English were at sea in great force. Saw the King of Scotland speak to Rouxel to undertake the passage, saw Maistre Martin go aboard his ship and afterwards, at Honfleu, heard him praise Rouxel. Shortly afterwards Rouxel was summoned to Honfleu, by the King's letter, and appointed to pilot the Grant Louyse, to Brest, in which the Sieur de Chillou, the King's lieutenant, then was. Deponent was at that time pilot of the Petite Louise in which he took the Sieur de la Mote to Scotland and afterwards brought him back to Honfleu. A year ago last Lent he saw Rouxel and the King's letters appointing him pilot of the Grant Louise. About Easter following, De la Mote, ambassador, went to Brest in the Petite Louyse; and by command of De Chillou and the said ambassador, Rouxel was charged to conduct the said embassy to Scotland in the Petite Louyse; which he did, with deponent as assistant. Arrived there, the King of Scotland gave Rouxel charge, as pilot, to conduct the Great Ship of Scotland to Brest, and witness went in her to assist. At Brest the Great Admiral of Scotland, who was on board the said Great Ship, asked the Great Master of Britanny that Rouxel, who had well acquitted himself, might be well recompensed. The said Great Admiral would not let Rouxel depart until he should have brought the ship to Honfleu; which he subsequently did, and the Admiral of Scotland there asked the Seneschal of Normandy to pay Rouxel's wages.|
|Bertran Lambert (p. 47) Sieur du Val, gentleman (noble homme), dwelling at St. Malo, aged 35:—About a year ago on 15 Jan. last he was at Brest, as one of the fermiers du couvay, when Philip Rouxel arrived there with a barque name La Rochellaise, of which he was master and pilot, bringing from Scotland ambassadors both of France and Scotland, who took witness's lodging and compelled him to seek lodging in another house where he found his old acquaintance Rouxel, who, after supper, took him to see the ambassadors. He was the more welcome to them because he and Gilles (sic) Rouxel were d'un mesme quartier. The ambassadors praised Rouxel and asked witness to speak in his favour at St. Malo. Does not know their names, but it is notorious that they were the ambassadors of France and of Scotland going to the King. About the beginning of Lent last Rouxel equipped the said barque at St. Malo to join the King's army at Honfleu. Rouxel is in great estimation as the pilot who brought the Great Ship of Scotland to Brest and Honfleur, and has been pilot of the Grant Louise and Petite Louise.|
|Jean Cuignart (p. 67), captain of the great ship called La Dieppaise, 50:—A year ago last May, being then captain of a ship called Le Sacre, of the King's army, he and other ships at Conkarneau were charged to transport the Seigneur de la Motte, ambassador, in the Sacre to Scotland; but he wished to be in La Levriere in which Rouxel was pilot, who had brought him from Brest. They put to sea, but were forced by storms to return to Sainct Mahe, where there was another ship named La Petite Louise into which De la Motte was put and Rouxel retained as pilot, to go fetch the ships in Scotland. This was by command of the Sieur de Sillou and the ambassador. Afterwards saw Rouxel in Honfleu where he was well known as the pilot who brought the Great Ship of Scotland.|
|Dougal Cambel (p. 72) of the town of Donbertram in the bishopric of Clasco, in Scotland, countermaster of the Great Ship of Scotland, at present at the port of Solidoort beside St. Malo, aged 25:—Saw Rouxel first about 2½ years ago in Scotland in a barque of La Rochelle of which he was master, merchant and pilot, at the haven of But where he staid one day and left the next for another haven called St. Jehan de Ver, to sell the wines he had in the barque; and witness who was in another ship left for France. Afterwards heard that Rouxel brought the French embassy from Scotland to Brest, although a great army of English was at sea, and saw them in Court where Maistre Martin Beguineau told him that Rouxel, in the barque of La Rochelle, brought him from Scotland. In the July following, a year ago last July, being in Scotland, saw Rouxel who, as pilot, had brought the embassy of France in a ship called La Petit Louise, presented, by one of them called the Sieur de la Mote, to the King of Scotland, as very expert. Whereupon the King of Scotland retained him and he brought the Great Ship of Scotland to Brest. The Great Admiral of Scotland, who was in the ship, praised his services to the Great Master of Britanny. As the said Admiral did not speak good French, witness was his interpreter to the Great Master. The said Admiral afterwards commanded Rouxel to take the ship to Honfleu to the "Rade de Beillarville" and several times asked the seneschal of Normandy to pay his wages.|
|Guillo Vaultier (p. 82) of Honfleu, carsonnyer of the Great Ship of Scotland, now being in the haven of St. Malo before the castle of Soulydore, aged 50:—Two years ago come next March, he was at Honfleu, carsonnyer of the Grant Louyse, when the Sieur de Chillo, then the King's lieutenant in the army of the sea, sent for Rouxel and appointed him to pilot the Grant Louyse to Britanny. At Brest they found an embassy, among whom was the Sieur de la Motte, about to pass to Scotland in the Petite Louyse. They asked De Sillou to let them have Rouxel as their pilot. De Sillou answered that he could not be spared, but finally was persuaded by De la Motte to let him go. So Rouxel went to Scotland, and returned as pilot of the Great Ship of Scotland|
|John Aratre (? p. 92) of Sainct Janston in the county of Angoux, in Scotland, mariner of the Great Ship of Scotland, 30:—Has known Rouxel since a year ago last Christmas, when, at Sainct Jehan de Ver, in Scotland, he saw an ambassador of France received into his barque La Rochelaise.|
|John Cambel (p. 93), mariner of the Great Ship of Scotland, 20:—Saw Rouxel at Leith (Havre du Lit) a year, or more, ago when the late King was equipping the Great Ship and other ships of Scotland to go to these parts.|
|Alain le Clerc (p. 95) burgess of Lantriguer, 48:—Has known Rouxel for one year, having met him at La Rochelle, and Grimon Maroye for two years and more, who was factor at La Rochelle for Jehan Marevault. Michael de Seliczon now Sieur de Karalyo he has known for 30 years, and knew his father, for witness has a domaine near Karalyo. In March last at Lantriguer, distant from Port Blanc about two leagues, he saw the said Karalyo in armour before the episcopal manor, and entering the manor found Maroye, Rouxel and the other actors under arrest.|
|Messire Christopher de Pounzes (p. 100), chevalier, standard bearer of the company of the Count of Laval now in garrison at Lantriguer, 40:—Heard Karalyo last March accuse the said actors to the Bishop, as pirates, saying they had taken two pinnaces at Port Blanc. They retorted that they were loyal subjects, natives of the Duchy, and their barque was of La Rochelle and under the charge of the Admiral of Scotland. Karalyo roused the country with report that the barque was putting artillery ashore to sink the Florentine.|
|Other Lantriguer witnesses describe the arrest, the measures taken for coast defence, alarms, &c.|
|Fr., pp. 164. Each deposition signed by Guillaume le Bascle of the Chancery of Britanny and Yvon de Trenegat, notary.|
Exch. Accts., 418 (5), f. 42. R.O.
|3350. THE HENCHMEN.|
|Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver bringer, "for the use of our 12 henxmen and the master of them," russet velvet, doublets, &c. Eltham, 10 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII.|
Add. MS. 29,549, f. 2. B.M.
|3351. GEORGE MONOUX, Alderman, to NIC. ANGELL and WILLIAM ALWORTH.|
|Asks (in mock-regal style, as "trusty and well beloved00," &c.) whether they will send up their half year's rent or have him send his chaplain for it. London, 10 Oct. 1514.|
|Hol., p. 1. Add.: To, etc., my farmers at Wantage.|
Sanuto, XIX., 198 &c.
|[Copy, entered under date 2 Nov. 1514 of a letter:—]|
|From _ (blank) to the Bishop of Asti, French ambassador at Venice, Abbeville, 10 Oct.—Description of the reception and marriage of the Queen at Abbeville.|
|Also summaries of two other letters, of 8 and 9 Oct., from Abbevill on the same subject.|
|See Venetian Calendar, II, Nos. 508–10.|
Harl. MS. 442, f. 29. B.M.
|3353. [5493.] LIVERIES AND RETAINERS.|
|Order to the sheriffs of London and Middlesex to make proclamation (recited) that by reason of murders, riots, routs, unlawful assemblies, maintenance and embraceries due to neglect of the statutes against liveries and retainers, these statutes will henceforth be strictly enforced and all letters missive, placards, commissions or letters patent to the contrary are hereby revoked. Westm., 12 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII.|
|Modern copy, pp. 2.|
Rutland Papers (Camden Soc.), p. 26.
|"The livery that Gartier king of arms of England had at the marriage of King Lewys of France and Queen Mary his wife, for every day during the time that he was at Abblevylle," viz.:—Allowances from pantry, cellar, kitchen, &c., all at the cost of King Lewys. Knights had the same, a baron as much as two knights and an earl as much as two barons. The bp. of Duresme had as much as an earl and the Duke of Norfolk as much as two earls.|
|See also Hist. MSS. Com., Rep. XII, App. 4, p. 20.|
Calig. D. VI., 253. Ellis, 1 S., I., 115. B.M.
|3355. [5488.] MARY QUEEN OF FRANCE to HENRY VIII.|
|Marvels she has not heard from him since her departure. She is now left "post alone." "On the morn next after my marriage my chamberlain, with all other men servants, were discharged, [an]d likewise my mother Guldeford, with other my women and maidens, except such as never had experience nor knowledge how to advertise or give me counsel in any time of need, which is to be feared more shortly than your grace thought at the time of my departing, as my mother Guldeford can more plainly show your grace than I can write." Begs credence for her, and desires her return. "I marvel much that my Lord of Norfolk wold at all times so lightly grant everything at their requests here. I am well assured that when ye know the truth of everything, as my mother Guldeford can show you, ye wold full little have thought I should have been thus intreated, that would God my Lord of Zorke had come with me in the room of my Lord of Norfolk, for [the]n am I sure I should have been left much more at my heart's [ease] than I am now" [Ab]bevile, 12 Oct.|
|P.S., in Mary's own hand, repeating her request to Henry to give credence to her mother Guldeford. Signed.|
|Mutilated, p. 1. Addressed: To the Kynges Grace, my kynd and lovynge brother.|
Calig. D. VI., 143. B.M. Ellis, 1 S., I., 117.
|3356. [5489.] MARY QUEEN OF FRANCE to WOLSEY.|
|Complains of her servants having been discharged the morning after her marriage; among the rest her "mother Guldeford," whom the King and Wolsey advised her always to consult. No attention was paid to Mary's urgent request that she should remain. Has many other discomforts besides. Begs Wolsey will find the means to have her sent back. "I had as lief lose the winning I shall have in France as to lose her counsel when I shall lack it; which is not like long to be required, as I am sure the noblemen and gentlemen can show you more than becometh me to write in this matter." Is dissatisfied with Norfolk. [Abbev]ile, 12 Oct.|
|P.S., in her own hand: Pray give credence to "my [mother Guldef]ord"; in my sorrows she has deli[vered] ...|
|P. 1. Add.: To my loving friend the Abp. of Zorke.|
|Vitell. C. XI.,
155. B.M. Lett, de Rois, II., 547. (Documents Inédits.)
|3357. [5484.] MARY QUEEN OF FRANCE.|
|Names of the gentlemen and ladies retained by the King (Louis XII.) to do service to the Queen, viz.:—|
|"Le conte de Nonshere," Dr. Denton, almoner, Mr. Richard Blounte, "escuyer descuyerie," the sons of Lord Roos, Lord Cobham, and Mr. Seymour, "enfans d'honneur"; Evrard, brother of the Marquis, Arthur Polle, brother of Lord Montague, Le Poulayn, "pannetiers échansons et valetz trenchans"; Francis Buddis, usher of the chamber, Maistre Guillaume, physician, Henry Calays, "varlet des robes," Rob. Wast. Mesdemoiselles Grey (sister of the Marquis), Mary Finis (daughter of Lord Dacres), Elizabeth (sister of Lord Grey), Madamoyselle Boleyne, Maistres Anne Jenyngham, "femme de chambre," and Jeanne Barnesse, "chamberiere." Signed by Louis XII.|
|Fr., pp. 2.|
Leonis X. Regesta.
|3358. LEO X. to LOUIS XII.|
|Was glad to see the abp. Bourges who came with messages from Louis. Viterbo, 12 Oct. 1514.|
Exch. Accts., 57 (13). R.O.
|3359. LORD DARCY.|
|Indenture witnessing receipt by Thomas lord Darcy, captain of the town and castle of Berwick, from Wm. Pawne, receiver general of Berwick, by the hands of George Lawson, his deputy, at Temple Newsom, 13 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII., of wages "for his own spear" and for certain men under him for the half year ending 16 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII., in all 202l. 16s. 8d. Signed by Lawson.|
R.T. 137, f. 71. R.O.
|3360. [5490.] MARY QUEEN OF FRANCE.|
|An inventory of the jewellery, gold and silver plate, for the chapel, buffets and kitchen of the Princess Mary, delivered to Louis XII., in presence of Thos. Bohier, Jacques de Beaune, and Henry Bohier, by Sir Henry Wyat, master of the Jewel-house, by indenture made in the town of Abbeville, 10 and 11 Oct. 1514. Signed by Wyatt.|
|Among the plate mentioned are several silver gilt images of St. Thomas of Canterbury, St. Katharine, and other saints, a silver-gilt mirror, garnished with H. and R., and red roses.|
|Fr., modern transcript from Paris, pp. 6.|
|Ib., f. 75.||2. [5490(2).] Similar inventory of the furniture for the chapel, dresses, linen, tapestries, &c. belonging to the Princess Mary, delivered to Louis XII. by Sir Andrew Windsor, master of the Wardrobe, before the same witnesses, made at Abbeville, 11 and 12 Oct. 1514. Signed at top and bottom by Windsor, at Abbeville, on 13 Oct.|
|Fr., modern transcript from Paris, pp. 8.|
|Vitell. C. XVI.,
241–2, and C. XI., 158–61. B.M.
|3. English counterpart of § 2, in two portions now found apart. Signed at top and bottom: T. Bohier, A. de Beaune, H. Bohier.|
|Fr. Six leaves of vellum, the first two very much injured by fire.|
|4. [5490(3).] Inventory of the horses, carriages, and their furniture. Abbeville, 12 Oct. 1514.|
|Fr., modern transcript from Paris, pp. 2.|
f. 13. B.M.
|5. Contemporary copy of § 4.|
|Fr., pp. 2.|
30,664, f. 261.
|6. Modern copy of §§ 1, 2 and 3 above.|
|Fr., pp. 28.|
Doct. 845. R.O. Rymer, XIII., 462.
|7. [5497.] Letters of acquittance by Louis XII., on the delivery of Marie Queen of France, with her jewels, furniture, &c., of the 400,000 g.c. promised as her dower by Henry VIII., provided that, in case of restitution, the King and his heirs shall only be bound to restore what she brought with her into France, with the expences of her passage. Abbeville, 13 Oct. 1514. Signed.|
Calig. D. VI., 199. B.M. Ellis, 2 S., I., 239.
|3361. [5495.] C. EARL OF WORCESTER, NICHOLAS WEST [and SIR RIC. WINGFIELD?] to HENRY VIII.|
|[One or more leaves lost at the beginning.] ["he g]af us right hearty thanks, saying that we did him the most singular pleasure that we could do; and so we departed for that night, for it was somewhat late. Item, the said Monday, in the morning, all thing was performed according to the said appointment, and the matrimony was solemnized by the Cardinal of _ (blank in MS.) which sung the high mass. The Queen that day kept her state apart in a chamber, with certain princesses at her end table, and all the ambassadors dined in a chamber with the Duke of Bretaigne; the residue of the lords, ladies, and gentlewomen dined in the great chamber. And that same day the King gave her a marvellous great pointed diamond, with a ruby almost two inches long, without foil, which was esteemed by some men at 10,000 marks." On Tuesday the King gave her a ruby 2½ inches long, and the writers dined with the aforesaid Duke of Bretayn at his lodging, who after dinner took them apart, and showed them his good mind to the King and the Queen his sister, as they had written in former communications, "with so good words and so hearty affection that it moved all hearers, as we dou[bt] not but the lords at their coming hom[e will show your] grace. For he desired them that sithens [the earl of] Angolesme might not come to your presence to bey[re the earl] of Angolesme's heart to you, which he said should [be yours] during his life, and ye should never make war with [any] prince christened, but if his master would give him leave he would be at your grace's commandment with all h[is] power, with many other good and hearty words."|
|At afternoon they went to the Court, and had an interview with the Council touching the matters they had in charge, and concerning the delivery of jewels and plate, as also to know the state of the Queen and the household she should be allowed; on which matters they promised to speak with the King, and return an answer next day, Wednesday. On Wednesday the King gave the Queen a great dia[mond,] a tablet with a great round pearl hanging by it, &c. The writers dined with the D[uke] of Alansen, and had another interview with the Council, the effect of which the lords will report. The Council told them the King would leave next day, Thursday; "and so he showed us himself." Doubts having arisen whether they were at liberty by their instructions to go further than Abbeville, or had any special command to solicit the speedy coronation of the Queen, they consulted the Duke of Norfolk and other of the King's Council, who advised them to do according to the King's former commandment, and that the clause about returning from Abbeville did not apply to them, but to those who came at that time with the Queen. "Item, this Friday my Lord of Norfolk and o[ther] lords and gentlemen depart from this town towards your highness. The French King maketh sembl[ance] as he would depart every day, but yet he lieth still, ever excusing him by his gout. The Queen is continually with him, of whom he maketh as mu[ch], as she reporteth to us herself, as it is possible for any man to make of a lady." Abbeville, 13 Oct.|
|Pp. 4. Mutilated, signatures half burnt off.|
Vitell. B. II., 105*. B.M.
|3362. [5496.] SILVESTER BP. OF WORCESTER to WOLSEY and FOX.|
|Replies to their letter of the 8th ult. although the bringer also brought letters of the 21st. Has shown to the Pope the obligation for 1,000,000 scudi, and the terms of the peace. He wishes to know what arrangement has been made with the Emperor, Prince of Castile and Lady Margaret; and desires the consummation of the marriage of Lady Mary. He is glad to hear that the King is going to send an embassy to the Lateran Council, but is sorry that the Earl of "Suerosberi," who is one of them, is taken ill. He presses for Henry's mandate of adhesion to the Council before the first session next coming, which will be about the middle of November, although Worcester endeavoured to get it excused until the coming of the ambassadors. The Pope has left for a fortnight's recreation. Rome, 13 Oct. 1514. Signed.|
|Lat., mutilated. Add.: Tho. Archiep. Ebor. et R. Ep. Winton.|
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 286. R.O.
|3363. THE TOWER.|
|Receipt, 14 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII., by Wm. Bolton, prior of St. Bartholomew's, from Sir John Daunce, of 50l. towards making storehouses and coining houses in the Tower.|
Sanuto, XIX., 202.
|[Copy entered under date 2 Nov. 1514 of a letter:—]|
|From _ (blank) to the Bp. of [Asti,] Abbeville, 8 to 14 Oct.—This morning, after bringing the Queen within four leagues, Angouleme returned hither with Bayeux, Longueville, Lautrec, Chaini, Pienes and others. At 2 p.m. the King sent him back to meet her, accompanied by Alencon, the Duke of Albany's brother, Longueville, Lautrec, Trimouille, Loy, Monsieur and others. These met her a league from the town, and detained her until the King arrived, accompanied by the Cardinals of Auch and Bayeux, and by Vendome, Albany, the Grand Master, the Grand Esquire, &c. Describes how he welcomed and kissed her, how she herself and her train appeared, and the procession into the town. A fire in the town burnt four houses that night; for the bells could not be rung for fear of disturbing the King and therefore few persons knew of it and could give assistance. Abbeville, 8 Oct. 1514.|
|P.S. (9 Oct.).—Description of the marriage this morning. Dinner followed and after that there was dancing until the evening. At the 8th hour before midnight the Queen was taken away by Madame (Duchess of Angoulême) to sleep with the King.|
|Next day, the 10th, the King seemed very joyous. The jousts postponed by request of the English lords. The King of England means to send Captain Talbot.|
|Last Tuesday the King had a fit of gout which prevented his departure for Paris. The same day those who had accompanied the Queen from England were dismissed home, except ambassadors and some personal attendants. Presents made to them. To save them expense the King had forbidden his musicians to sing or play in their (the English visitors') houses as mendicants.|
|The Queen has given La Meth, who is in Longueville's service, the customary contribution of the hosiers; and appointed Mons. de Concursallo as her Steward (maistro di casa), Malabayla having declined the office. The Queen when she drank was served by an Englishman in gold brocade who remained kneeling the whole time, as also did her taster. Abbeville, 14 Oct. 1514.|
|Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 511.|
R.T. 137, f. 238. R.O.
|3365. [5500.] HENRY VIII. to GEORGE DUKE OF SAXONY.|
|Has received his letters and credence to the effect that he is informed by the Duke of Gueldres that the Count of Embden has been included in the late treaty of peace between England and France. The Count was not named either by the French King or Henry; and as for Henry's aiding the Count against him (Saxony), he may be sure that the King will do nothing prejudicial to his amity, or favor his enemies. The Duke of Saxony is included, by the general comprehension of the Empire; but if he wishes to be comprehended specially, the King will use his efforts to obtain the consent of France. Greenwich, 15 Oct. 1514.|
|Lat., p. 1.|
Sanuto, XIX., 270.
|[Note of letters received 20 Nov. 1514.]|
|From Andrea Badoer, London, 15 Oct.—Has received the Signory's letters and presented the letter sent to the King with news. The King thanked them for the offers, but made little account of the news because it was old. Many gentlemen who accompanied the Queen to France, and were there much caressed, have returned. Has heard of the election of ambassadors and that, on their arrival, he is to come to France and return home with Marco Dandolo; but he has made a vow to go first to St. James in Galicia.|
|See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 514.|