Henry VIII: July 1512, 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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July 1512

S.P. Hen. VIII.,
5, f. 64. R.O.
1267. [4480.] EXPENCES OF THE WAR.
An account of conduct money and wages for three months, commencing 1 July, for 2 knights, 8 men at arms, 12 demilances, 2 trumpets and 349 archers going from Portsmouth to Brittany.
Memorandum on the back, of money paid to Mr. Fitzherbert, Thos. Altherton, and to the serjeant of the Catrye, for oxen, and of 12l. received by John Coope.
Latin, pp. 2.
1 July.
Sanuto, XV., 95.
1268. VENICE.
[Extract from a letter received by way of Rome, 18 Sept. 1512.]
From a Councillor of the King of England, 1 July 1512.—The King's fleet under Lord Howard has recently distinguished itself by taking many of the enemy's ships and invading his lands. For four days the English remained in Britanny won several battles, slew many enemies, captured many knights and other gentlemen, burnt the towns and villages for 30 miles round and with their small force of 5,000 challenged 15,000 French and Bretons. The latter declined, saying that it was only by compulsion that they were defending the French King against the Pope. Since then Lord Howard was with the King at Hampton, where he is said to remain in consultation, retaining the fleet. He took many ships with wealth of various kinds and artillery sent by the French King to the Duke of Gueldres, for an invasion of Flanders. The King's ambassadors have returned out of Scotland saying that the King himself wants peace but his people are otherwise inclined. A French ambassador is there who, tanquam Terentianus, was entertaining the Danes. Affairs with the Emperor prosper. 1 July 1512.
1 July.
Egerton 616, No. 32. B.M.
Credence for John Matisoun, courier, whom he sends to Ferdinand touching the necessity of making peace among Christian princes, and what he said to Leonard Lopez, the Spanish ambassador, on the subject. Edinburgh, kal. July 1512. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. and endd.
Adv. MS., 349. 2. Copy of the above.
P. 1.
R. MS., 13 B. II., 67. (No. 185.) B.M. Ep. Reg. Scot., I., 144. 3. [3106.] Another copy, dated Edinburgh, kal._ (blank) 1512.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
R. MS.,
13 B. II., 67.(No. 186.) B.M. Ep. Reg. Scot., I., 145.
1270. [3107.] JAMES IV. To_ (fn. 1).
Has written again to the King of Aragon, as he did by Leonard Lopez, to use all efforts for peace; and although assured that the influence "paternitatis vestre reverendissime" is exerted to that end, it seems right to urge him to serve Pope Julius and the Christian princes by promoting it. Credence for bearer George (sic) Mathesoun.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Adv. MS., 350. 2. Another copy dated "Ex palacio nostro Edinburgense."
P. 1.
1 July.
R. MS., 13 B. II., 72. (No. 200.) B.M. Ep. Reg. Scot., I., 156.
1271. [3278.] JULIUS II. to JAMES IV.
Thanks him for his letters received by Octavian Olarius, who had been long detained in France. Is grateful for his devotion to the Holy See, and his efforts for peace; but, thank God! the state of the Church was very different when Octavian reached Rome from what the King of France signified to James, and James supposes. His messenger will explain. Thinks the expedition against the Turks now feasible, and necessary to avoid the effusion of Christian blood. The city of Ragusa has sent the Pope letters of the state of the Turks, of which he forwards a copy to James. Begs him to give heed to it, and join the Crusade. The Pope intends immediately to prepare for it. Congratulates him on the birth of his son, and sends him his blessing. Rome, 1 July 1512, pont. 9.
Lat., copy, pp. 2.
Adv. MS., 367. 2. Another copy.
Pp. 3.
2 July.
T.R. Misc. Book 123, p. 51.
1272. [3285.] MONEY FOR THE NORTH.
Receipt for 180l. by Thos. Bromyle, on behalf of "Sir James Harrington, Dean of York," from John Heron, treasurer of the Chamber, in full payment of 2,500l. of which 1,250l. were paid through Sir John Kyte, and 1,250l. through Will. Cornysshe. Dated 2 July 4 Hen. VIII. Signed: by me Thomas Bromyle. Sealed.
P. 1.
2 July.
Navy Records Soc., X., 27.
1273. FRANCE.
Louis XII.'s appointment of René de Clermont as lieutenant general of the fleet prepared in Normandy, Guienne and Britanny. Blois, 2 July 1512.
French. From a Bibl. Nat. MS.
2 July. 1274. JULIUS II. to LEWIS XII.
See No. 1224.
3 July. 1275. PROCLAMATION.
Retainers. See GRANTS IN JULY, No. 8.
3 July.
Ven. Transcr., 176, p. 118b. R.O.
1276. VENICE.
3 July 1512.—Commission and instructions of Doge Leonardo Loredano to Francesco Capello, knight, sent to succeed Andrea Badoer as ambassador to Henry VIII.
Besides the King and Queen, he is to visit the Bishop of Winchester and other Councillors, as Badoer shall advise. He shall tell Badoer to return home. The galleys. Instructions for dealing with the Emperor and Madame Margaret in case he meets with them on his way.
Italian. Modern transcript, pp. 4. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 179.
3 July.
Vitell. B. II., 23. B.M.
1277. [3269.] ITALIAN NEWS.
Extracts from letters of Busset, dated Pavia, 26 J[une].
1. The Legate refuses to execute the brief touching Cremona, and is urgent that Gurk should send the Germans. 2. The surrender of Asti by mediation of the Marquis of Montferrat has confirmed the waverers. 3. The money exacted from other cities besides Pavia is taken by Sion on pretext of paying the soldiers.
27 June.
1. Though the League has paid the money, the [Swiss] refuse to leave Pavia till they have received the entire sum of 60,000 ducats. Pavia is willing to disburse 40,000. The offices of Jo. James Trivulci are distributed. 2. Sion has the Abpric. of Milan, held lately by the Card. of Ferrara. He promises to bring Jo. Paulus Baionus and Count Guido Ranghonus into the service of the Duke of Milan. 3. The Legate hates the Venetians. News came on the 26th that Saona has surrendered to the League. The Milanese populace call for the Duke.
Pavia, 29 June.
1. A secretary of the Abp. of St. Severina demands possession of the commissariat of Parma and Placentia, to the great dislike of the Legate, who will rather renounce his legacy than do it, seeing that the French are not yet eliminated, and the Emperor's intentions are uncertain. The Emperor has the Swiss at his beck. 2. The Legate has written to throw up his legation, charging the Pope with ingratitude for his good management. 3. Rumour increases that Great Captain is coming into Italy; the army of the King Catholic ought now to be in the Romagna, and 3,000 foot have come from Spain to Naples; the Swiss will not leave Pavia till their money is paid; Anthony de Gullarate reports the castle of Cremona will soon surrender. The Legate has sent 500 Swiss to Como to fetch De Grue, who is captive there.
Pavia, 30 June.
1. On the 29th the Venetian army, on retreating, set fire to the houses, and when complaint was made that they had devastated the city of Adurno, "alias juris communitatis Ugeloti Crivelli," the Legate, in a great passion, abused the prothonotary, Nocemethuin(?) and swore that he would hang the governor, officers, and all the rest, unless restitution were made of every fraction, and pulled off his bonnet, and trampled it under his feet, in confirmation of his oath.
2. Some squabble having arisen between the Swiss troops guarding Viglevarium, and the Venetians employed in the destruction of Parascho, the Cardinal spoke to the prothonotary in such manner that he forthwith left the army.
3. The son of the castellan of Milan has been made prisoner, to see if, through fear of his death, his father would give up the fortress. 4. The Legate told Busset that he wished, with the Swiss, to attack the enemy on the 1st inst. (sic). 5. The army of the Venetians was to cross the Po on the last ult., and lodge at "li Dossy versus Salam Opid ..." 6. Count Alex. Trivulce and one of the Ursini were to have had safe conduct to the Venetian army on the last ult. 7. On the same day the Duke of Urbino was to be at Parma, the Papal army at Placentia.
Letters from the Governor of Modena to Gurk, 27 June.
No news at Ferrara. The Duke of Urbino says if the Pope wishes to attack Florence he must wait the expulsion of the French from Italy, and appoint him general of that expedition. The Spaniards were come five days' journey from Atri (citra Atroncem), and in the course of this month would be at Bologna. Geminiano de Pazart, LL.D., sent to the Duke of Ferrara and Cardinal d'Este, on the matters of Reggio, has been murdered. Count Philip de Rubeis promises to be lieutenant of Modena on condition that if he go to recover his state he shall leave his brother' the Bp. there. The Duke of Ferrara delays the business of Reggio. The officers of the Papal army accuse him of wishing to occupy it. The Duke of Urbino, on the 26 May, sent to ask a passport for his army.
28 June.
Met the Duke of Urbino at Modena, who is astonished at the tardiness of the Emperor. Gurk refuses to occupy any other places than such as have been agreed upon between the Pope (S.D.N.) and the Emperor. The Duke of Urbino, hearing of the flight of the French, sent to ask the Pope whether he should go to the Swiss or attack the Florentines ? He has only a small army. Will make no attempt upon Reggio whilst the Duke of Ferrara holds the Papal safe-conduct. According to the Abp. of St. Severina, it is the intention of the Pope to occupy Parma, Modena, &c., on this side the Po, and leave the other side to the Emperor. He has sent a message to the Cardinal of Sion to desist from placing governors in Parma and Placentia. The Cardinal will not consent, but will allow the cities to surrender to the Abp. if he can defend them with an army. Troillus Sabellus, Mutius Colonna, and Reynerus de Saxeta, wonder at the slow progress of the Emperor's affairs in Italy. They are willing to enter his service. Colonna thinks the Pope intends to demand a large sum of money of Florence. The Pope (S.D.N.) has commissioned the Cardinal of Sion to surrender to the Venetians all the lands they had before the treaty of Cambray. He has conferred upon the Cardinal the Archbishopric of Milan. The Pontifical army passed through Modena, on the 28th, towards Parma.
Letters of Busset, dated Milan, 28th of last month.
The Venetians have sent to the Legate at Crema, who has despatched Busset to Milan to the Bp. of Lodi. He has promised to prevent the Venetian mission. Has heard that the Venetians have entered the town of Castri Leonis. The Duke of Urbino is approaching Parma. Fears lest the Pope should do the same. The Swiss compelled the people of Lugano to do them homage. The Legate has sent 1,000 foot to Como. The Swiss demand Locarum, Clavenna and the Valtelina to the stone of Min (?) and Dondossella. Brescia is ready to surrender, and Crema to join the Venetians. J. J. Triulci practises for his return. Milan is sending, as ambassadors to the Emperor, Lodovico Visconti, Jerome Calehum, and Peter Martyr Stampa, to congratulate him on the repulse of the French, and press for the restitution of the Duke. Likewise Visconti, Nicholas Arimboldus, and Michael de Marliano have been sent to the Pope. There is hope of recovering the fortress of Genoa. Novara is said to have surrendered. Alex. Bentivoglio is tolerated in Milan. The Baron of Hibernia, in Tretio, a strong town on the Po, five German miles from Milan, is ready to surrender. The Bp. of Lodi has sent to receive the castle of Viglevano. Triulci has communication (se intertenet) with the Bishop, and tells him the French are gradually crossing the Mountains (paulatim transire montes). The Legate also wishes to cross. The Venetian army was to withdraw on the 28th, and the Swiss next day.
Capitulations for Brescia.
1–10. Relative to confirmation of certain rights of the Gambara family.
Letters of Busset, of the above date.
Gurk wishes to send an answer to the above, and anticipate the coming of the Venetians; is afraid the army will not retire, because 2,000 ducats are wanting to make up 60,000, and so much money was not gained from the Church furniture as was expected. Count Nich. de Gambara holds Brescia for the Emperor, and will rather die than surrender to the Venetians.
Letters of Paul Quintucius, dated Mantua, ultima præteriti.
On the penult day of last month the Marquis of Mantua had a letter from his ambassador in France, of the 13th, stating that 15,000 English had attacked Brittany. The French were in much fear; on the 11th the King stood with his Queen, for a long space, weeping for the loss of Milan.
2. The Marquis has received a letter from the Pope, ult. præteriti, enjoining him to notify the Countess of Mirandula to leave Mirandula with her son, and retire into the castle of Concordia, as his Holiness wishes Count John Franciscus should return to Mirandula. The Marquis is surprised at this decision of the Pope, so contrary to his former determination not to meddle with the Imperial fiefs.
3. The Venetians begin to imitate the French, in wishing to live well and pay nothing; if Gurk will lend the men he has in Verona, the Marquis will kill the Venetians now in Peschiera and Brescia. 4. The Cardinal of Mantua has heard that the Spanish army from Naples will soon be in the March of Ancona. 5. The French captains say that the Venetians have offered them 25,000 ducats for Bologna.
6. Jo. James Triulci has asked a safe-conduct of Gurk, for himself and his family. He is still with the French in Villanova, 12 Italian miles beyond Asti, and says that by the Card. of Sion and the Bp. of Lodi, who makes himself governor of Milan, and by General Landriano, he was offered safe-conduct, but will trust no safe-conduct until the Duchy be in the hands of the Emperor or a duke of Milan.
Mantua, 3 July.
The Spaniards advance slowly. The Pope desires the arrival of Gonsalvo Ferrando, as there is some difference between himself and the Viceroy. They are now agreed. The Pope has given the Vice-roy money for his soldiers. The French at Villanova are in great trepidation, and will cross the Mountains if the Swiss pass the Po. The English have done much damage in France. The French King is greatly vexed. The Duke of Urbino is advancing against the Florentines. The King of Poland writes, that in April his kingdom was invaded by 20,000 Tartars; in the rout a son and nephew of the Tartar Emperor were slain; he expects another attack, and urges the union of Christendom.
Lat., pp. 15, mutilated. The Latin is so very corrupt, that it is often difficult to discover the meaning.
Le Glay,
Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 19.
Wrote of the affair of England at length, in her own hand, by Baptiste, master of the Posts, and hears that he has reached the Emperor, whose letter therein she afterwards received. Will do her best to entertain the ambassadors, but they are impatient and she does not know whether they will be pleased with so long a delay. Knows that the Emperor has now received news of his secretary Paul (fn. 2) in France, so that she need not send thither.* * *
4 July.
Galba B. III., f. 33. B.M.
1279. [3291.] [YOUNG, BOLEYN and WINGFIELD to HENRY VIII.]
On the 2nd inst. between 6 and 7 a.m. we received your letters dated Greenwich, 28 June, with note of an obligation devised for the Emperor's bond for repayment of the 8,000 mks. which your Grace lends him, to entertain t[wo] thousand Almains for the war to be made in the Prince of Castile's name against the Geldres; also the minute of the treaty for this and note of your bond to the Emperor for payment of 100,000 cr. Thereupon we desired Thomas Spynell to learn whether we might speak with my Lady that night; and meanwhile I, Sir Thomas Boleyn, copied the obligation. Spynell brought word that my Lady would send for us next day; and we sent him back to her with the minute of the said obligation. Were sent for next day, about 5 p.m., and I, Boleyn, showed her that the money for the 2,000 Almains was ready, at Calesse, for delivery at Gravelyng to the Emperor's messenger bringing his obligation signed according to the note; and we desired her to forbid export of artillery, harness or victual to France; "which as she hath promised shall be done effectually." Desired her also to give her acquittance for the aid this summer; to which she agreed. Instantly urged her to send to the Emperor for commission to perfect this "ma[tter] to us committed," for which we have made long abode here. She said the Emperor had sent hither three or four articles, but no commission; she looked for it hourly. We declared how you wrote for this new confederation of the Pope, your Grace, Emperor, Prince of Castile, King of Aragon, her Grace and the Venetians. She thought the Emperor would not agree to include the Venetians. We answered that we trusted he would include them on their submitting to order to be made between him and them by the Pope and the King of Aragon. She promised to learn his pleasure; but thought that, as his ambassador was at Rome, and likewise the King of Aragon's, your Grace should authorise your ambassador there to conclude. But we said the matter necessary between the Emperor, you, the Prince and her might well be concluded now; and she seemed of the same opinion. Thomas Spynell's letters will give the news. Brussels, 4 July.
Letter book copy, pp. 4, mutilated.
Le Glay,
Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 17.
Has to-day received by the master of the Posts, Baptiste de Taxis, several letters from the Emperor including the acquittance for 32,000 fl. to be received at Gravelines. The ambassadors of England are satisfied with it and the promised repayment within two years, and have agreed to write at once to the Deputy of Calais and the treasurer of the King's household, who is there with him, to deliver the money. Hopes therefore that Baptiste will soon return to him with it.* * *
4 July.
Sanuto, XIV., 456.
1281. VENICE.
Description of the procession made, 4 July 1512, for the capture of Genoa. Afterwards letters were read in the Senate and it appeared that the Spanish ambassador had heard from Trent that the English army had landed in France, routed the French and taken a town called Albret.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 180.
Foundation. See GRANTS IN JULY, No. 11.
6 July.
Exch. Accts., 417 (6), f. 2. R.O.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver bearer, for the Marquis Dorset, "lieutenant general of our army now being in Gyen," a "standard of white sarcenet with a cross of Saint George of red sarcenet fringed with white and green silk," a "banner of green sarcenet with the picture of Saint George," and another banner of red sarcenet "with the arms of the duchy of Gyen," both fringed as above. Greenwich, 6 July 4 Hen. VIII.
6 July.
Ven. Transcr.,180. p. 10. R.O.
1284. VENICE.
6 July 1512.—Letters of credence for Alvise di Piero, as representative of the Signory in the General Diet of the Confederacy of Upper Germany about to be celebrated in the land of Turego, which, it is said, will be attended by agents of Spain and England.
Latin. Modern transcript. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 181.
7 July.
Galba B. III., 34d. B.M.
1285. [3296.] [YOUNG, BOLEYN and WINGFIELD to HENRY VIII.]
Wrote on the 4th; and, later, received the King's letters, dated Greenwich, 30 June. Will endeavour to justify the confidence reposed in them. Received fresh letters on the 6th, dated Greenwich, 3 July. Are now fully instructed, and wait only for the Emperor to appoint commissioners. Expect most of the articles in the treaty devised by the King and his Council to be approved. On the 4th Baptista de Taxis rode to Calais to receive the sum of 8,000 marks, with a bond for repayment of the same duly executed. Spinelly writes. Brussels, 7 July.
Mutilated, pp. 2. From a letter book.
8 July.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 2, f. 119. R.O.
1286. [3298.] THOMAS LORD HOWARD to [WOLSEY].
Are in considerable peril these 6 days, being lodged in a field a mile from Fontarabia, an arrowshot from a town called "Our Lady of Vryne," where they are dying of sickness. Five Spaniards were buried this night; no Englishman dead except the Lord Broke's servant. His own company are healthy as yet. Great men and poor agree well together "save one night which I wrote to you of"; but if the sickness come, it will be hard to keep order. Wishes the King had never trusted the King of Aragon more than they do, then would they never have been sent without horsemen and carriage to this ungracious country, where the people love a ducat better than all their kin. Were it not for the King's displeasure they would have called the King of Aragon to account. Does not know what will happen if he refuse, to John Stile and Dr. Knight, to accompany them into Guienne; for they can do no good there without horses and provisions. They spare the King's beef and flour all they can against all chances. Begs him to show his letters to my Lord Chancellor and my Lord Privy Seal. No danger shall prevent them if the King will allow them to go into Navarre or even into Guienne, without help of the Spaniards. He, my Lords Ferres, Brok, Willoughby, and others, urge the Marquis [Dorset] to write to the King; but he replies that he sent his servant Vincent with large credence, and expects an answer before this bearer reaches England. Begs he will show his letters where he thinks best, and keep them as proofs of the truth hereafter. 8 July. Signed: "Your humble son, Thomas Howard."
P.S.—The Marquis has written to the King. Sir W. Sands and Sir Hen. Willoughby are keeping the ordnance at Fontarabia, and therefore cannot sign the Marquis' letter.
Hol., pp. 2.
* This letter has been used as a wrapper, and is endorsed by Agarde, "Copies of letters devised in the beginning of Hen. VIII. time, especially touching the King's mislike of the Queen of France her marriage to the Duke of Suffolk."
10 July.
R.T. 137, f. 63. R.O.
1287. [3303.] FRANCE AND SCOTLAND.
Confirmation by James IV. to Louis XII. of the leagues existing between France and Scotland, embodying all the articles of No. 1206, except the sixth, and adding two more articles, viz. (8) that neither party shall take advantage of any absolving or annulling of oaths which the Pope may make with regard to this league; and (9) that James renews all former treaties made between France and Scotland. Attested by Alex. abp. of St. Andrew's, Chancellor, Andrew bp. of Murray, Commendatory of Dryburgh and Pittenweem, Archibald earl of Angus, Patrick Paniter, secretary, and Gawin Dunbar, archdeacon of St. Andrews, master of the Rolls. Edinburgh, 10 July 1512, 25 James IV.
Modern copy from Paris, pp. 7.
Harl. MS., 1244,
f. 107. B.M.
2. Another modern copy.
Lat., pp. 18.
Add. MS.,
30,666, f. 158d. B.M.
3. Another modern copy.
Lat., pp. 13.
10 July.
Galba B. III., 35. B.M.
1288. [3302.] [YOUNG and BOLEYN to HENRY VIII.]
Have not yet been able to obtain the Emperor's commission; for the last 18 days since his departure from Brussels, have constantly urged my Lady for the same, but she has effected nothing. She advised sending Sir Robt. Wingfield to him, "who, according to her mind, is now resident with him" soliciting the same. Send Sir Robert's answer and the substance of Emperor's letter to my Lady (her secretary would not give them a copy) to the effect that he had sent a post to the Bp. of Gurke to learn what he had done, and desiring my Lady to entertain them for 5 or 6 days, when he would depute my Lady, Lord Berges, the Governor of Bresse, and the President of the Prince's council, with authority to treat with them so as to prevent any further delay. The Emperor's harbinger has been lately taken by the Gueldrois. Spinelly writes. Brussels, 10 July.
Mutilated, pp. 2. From a letter book.
11 July.
Ib., 35d. B.M.
1289. [3306.] [THE SAME to THE SAME.]
Sir Robert Wingfield has sent his letter open, which they enclose. Its contents not a little abashed them, considering the promises they have always had. Beg the King will let them have his determinate mind in the matter. Have no hope in my Lady's promises, seeing the inconsistency of the Emperor in going up to Cologne, and his running from place to place without any hope of return. For the past 18 days they have not been so well entertained by the Council and other noble personages as before. Berges and the governor of Bresse fight shy of them, and the continued delays induce them to think the King's matters will not be brought to the good effect promised them at first. Brussells, 11 July.
Mutilated, pp. 2. From a letter book.
12 July.
Exch. Accts., 417 (6), f. 10. R.O.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver Peter Malmesey, groom of the Chamber, and Th. Carvanell, page of the same, motley for their hunting coats. Greenwich, 12 July 4 Hen. VIII.
14 July.
Sanuto, XIV., 580.
1291. VENICE.
[Extract from letters received 17 Aug. 1512.]
From Lorenzo Pasqualigo to his brothers Alvise and Franceso, London, 14 July, 1512.—News from Fontarabia, of the 1st, where the Marquis understood from the Duke of Nazara that it might be necessary, before attacking Bayonne, to destroy the King of Navarre. The fleet, in returning, burnt the coast of Brittany in two places and captured 26 hoys going to the Bay for salt. On reaching the Downs, both they and the captured hoys were furnished with men and left for some destination unknown. Strength of the English at sea. Off Cape Finisterre a French ship has captured a Portuguese and in the Mar de Lion, off Cartagena, a Provençal corsair has taken two rich Spanish barques. This King has sent 10,000l. to the King of the Romans at Brussels, to make war on Gueldres. The father of the King of Navarre supposed to be instigating his son. Other 20,000 men are to be ready to embark in the Thames for Calais during August, whose captain is "el Thalabot," of a house accustomed to beat the French. They will go to Paris, 4 or 5 days' march from their landing place.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 183.
Egerton, 616, f. 53. B.M. Understands by his Majesty's letters, conveyed by John Style, his wish that Dorset should come with the army to Navarre. This is contrary to the orders he has received from his own King. Wrote nearly a month ago to England, and dares not do anything until he receives an answer. If Ferdinand will send his army against Bayonne, through these parts, will be very glad. From the camp, 14 July. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1512.
15 July.
Galba B. III., 36. B.M.
1293. [3314.] [YOUNG, BOLEYN and WINGFIELD to HENRY VIII.]
Wrote last on the 11th, with a letter from Sir Robt. Wingfield, dated Dyest the 9th. After the post was dispatched Sir Robt. arrived at Brussels and begged audience with my Lady, who deferred it till the 13th. At night, she sent the Governor of Bresse with a letter in French from Louis Marreton, containing the Emperor's answer to her letter, and another in Latin written to one of her secretaries, which they enclose. "Our stomachs, which were diminished," are now like to be restored. Spoke with her on the 14th, Sir Robert declaring how he delivered her letter to the Emperor and what he wrote to the King. She excused the Emperor's delay; was sorry that such seeds of suspicion had been sown between the Emperor and the King of Aragon; said they should be sped when Gurcke's letters arrived. She showed divers tidings of which she promised to send copies to Spinelly. Saw, on the 13th, a letter from [Rome] to the Governor of Bresse, stating that the Pope delays receiving the letters written by the King in favour of the Bp. of Murryen as he is not disposed to make new Cardinals. The Governor wishes the King would recommend the Bishop, who is his brother, to the Cardinal of York. Brussels, 15 July.
Mutilated, pp. 3. From a letter book.


  • 1. "Reverendissime in Christo pater."
  • 2. Paul de Laude.