Henry VIII: April 1513, 11-20

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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April 1513

11 April.
Sanuto, XVI., 232.
1766. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 10 May 1513.]
From Andrea Badoer to his son in law, Francesco Gradenigo, London, 13 March.—The King's fleet of 50 sail already at sea. The King to cross in May with 40,000 men.
11 April.—Received the Signory's letters, on the 2nd, by way of Rome; and has been with the King, as will appear by his answer to the Signory.
By a third letter he desires speedy answer to his letter of the 11th; for the King will leave within 40 days and he cannot follow without orders and money from the Signory. The Earl of Shrewsbury with 12,000 will be encamped outside this town within a week; and other lords are mustering, so that by 20 May all will be shipped.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 241.
11 April.
Calig. B. VI., 74. B.M. Ellis, 1 Ser., I., 64.
Thanks him for his loving letter delivered by Dr. West. Cannot believe that it is of his mind or command that she is "sa fremdly delt with" in her father's legacy. Her husband knows that it has been withheld on his account, and will recompense her. She is "eschamit therewith." At our palace of Linlithgw, 11 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: "To the Richt Excelleunt, &c., oure derrest and best belovit brothir the King of Inglaund."
11 April.
Galba B. IX., 23b. B.M.
Received to-day his letter dated Greenwich, 4 April, and his other letter touching the 1,000 "Flemeche" which he is to receive from the deputy of Calais. Has sent for the money. Will use all diligence to send the 200 hoys to the Thames. Wishes he had known the King's pleasure earlier, as it is but 11 days to 22nd April. There are 40 or 50 hoys of Antwerp now at London—none like them in this land. Has with difficulty agreed with them for 3s. 8d. a ton. They may be paid in Flemish money the first month and afterwards in sterling. "They stale away fro[m hence] whiles I was at Malines." Sends a bill of the burden and value of every ship, sworn to by four wardens. Will go down to Zealand to-morrow about the eight Spaniards the King writes for. Has been told of "a great Portengale," a new and marvellous fair ship of 300 tons. If satisfied with her, will send her with the eight Spaniards. Hopes to send the remaining 300 of the 500 hoys to Sandwich and Dovor by the 1 May. The bearer, Ric. Therkell, will inform the King that the patron of the carrack, Jo. de Justenyan, is not forthcoming as he promised. He and the captain, Skerell, are in collusion. "There was never Jeneways but he was crafty and subtle." Sends copy of the book of the information made by Captain Skarell, late patron. The demands are most unreasonable. They valued the carack at Syoo only at 16,000 ducats Syoys, "which maketh not fully 8,000 ducats of weight." They ask for the artillery, harness for 100 men, &c., 2,000 ducats. Therkell will relate the negotiations of Skarell and Wilsher in presence of my Lady of Savoy's commissioners sent for the purpose. Rather than Skarell should sell the ship at his own price, would call him before the Council here. "I wold kepe hym a yer or to or he showld have any sentens, and noo gret cost; then a should know better hym selff; and in the ende a should have noo mor bout as the said careck and godes that cowd be dewly provyed wer wortht." The bearer is "a tall man and a hardy," and may do Henry service in these parts. "He is a gent[le] born," and very diligent in the King's affairs. Matters go forward well and everyone is glad to serve Henry. Barow, 11 April.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
12 April.
Harl. MS. 3,462, f. 28. B.M.
Has received two or three letters from him respecting the death of Pope Julius and the election of Leo. Is very well satisfied with his diligence. Is rejoiced to find that Leo confirms the league for the defence of the Church and has joined it. The whole expense and danger of the war will fall upon England. Sends him a copy of the letters of congratulation written to the Pope. Considering the magnitude of his preparations, the vast expense, the aid of the Emperor and the Catholic King, cannot think of entertaining any proposition for peace, at all events without consent of all parties. France has no other object in view except to trample on the Pope and all the potentates of Europe. He is to tell his Holiness that a fleet of 12,000 soldiers is already at sea; that the King has 40,000 more, and powerful artillery, with which he intends personally to invade France. Hopes that Leo will follow the example of his predecessor in sanctioning this expedition undertaken for the liberation of the Church. Julius often promised, by Cardinal Bainbridge, that he would send an army under the Viceroy of Naples into Gallia Narbonensis, and the Venetians would do the same; so, by restoration of peace, a general expedition might be made against the Infidels. France, as Leo justly says, under colour of peace, may be only seeking to carry out designs against the Church. It will be more expedient, therefore, to cripple his power, and prevent his ambition for the future. Requires the Pope to support them with his temporal as well as spiritual aid, and confirm the bulls which England has received against the enemies of the Church, and for the reformations intended by the King, and renew the interdict against the King of France.
Hears that the schismatic cardinals are using all efforts to be reconciled to the Pope, and restored to their dignity. Thinks if they succeed it will be disgraceful to Leo, considering the gross schism of which they have been guilty. It will give occasion to similar designs, and discourage all good Christians who desire the suppression of schism. Though it may appear merciful, yet (as, after the death of the present Pope, one of the schismatic cardinals may obtain the Papacy, who would favor the French in all things to the prejudice of all orthodox supporters of the Church) the King thinks it necessary that his Holiness should weigh this matter well, and do nothing without communication with the confederate princes. He is bound by the treaty to make no terms with the enemies of the League, and of this class are the schismatics. Understands that the King of Scots, when he found the interdict of his kingdom had been granted to England by Pope Julius, had determined [to send] the Bp. of Murray to Rome to hinder its execution. He is likewise endeavouring to oppose its confirmation by the present Pope. England never intended to publish it unless the King of Scots violated his oath. James had told the Dean of Windsor (West), the English ambassador, that he would appeal from the letters of execution. The Dean said he could not appeal from any proceedings of the Pope, as he had no superior. Then, said the King, I will appeal to Prester John—a noted pirate and apostate who commands the French galleys. Thinks such folly ought to be chastised. It is impious to abuse the Pope, the Head of Christendom. He said he would pay no obedience to the Pope if he issued any process against him for breaking the peace with England, using other arrogant expressions after his fashion.
Has received a copy of the letter which the King of Scots sent to the College of Cardinals, exhorting them to a general peace, and accusing England of refusing passage to his ambassadors sent into France to treat it. He insinuates that when he had sent England a brief of the late Pope Julius de pace tractanda, England had said that the Pope had changed his mind, with other like colorable persuasions; for he is more anxious to succour the French King than for the peace of Christendom, or any expedition against the Turks, for which he has no wish, and no ability if he had the wish. After the battle of Ravenna, Pope Julius, in great distress, wrote to all Christian princes for peace; but thinking that the Frenchman by such a peace might recover his strength, and that no peace could be made without the consent of the confederates, he sent a brief of an opposite tenor to England, urging the prosecution of the war, and one to Scotland telling him not to be deluded by France, and to follow the example of England. On this ground England refused the demands of James, and a safe conduct to the Bp. of Murray. Otherwise James would have circulated a rumor, according to his fashion, that he had authority from England for arranging a peace. A safe conduct was offered to Murray if he would go to Rome, and hear the Pope's own opinion. Receives many injuries from Scotch subjects. London, 12 April, 1513.
Lat., copy in an Italian hand, pp. 8. A translation is in Halliwell's Royal Letters I. 204.
Sanuto, XVI., 196. 2. Contemporary copy of the above, from which is taken the abstract in Venetian Calendar, II, No. 238.
12 April.
Simancas MS.
Power to Thomas earl of Surrey to conclude alliance for Henry VIII. with the ambassador of Ferdinand or any other prince. Westm., 12 April 4 Hen. VIII.
See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, Nos. 99, 100. Also see No. 1750 (3).
12 April.
Calig. D. VI., 337. B.M.
1771. [3877.] [SIR EDWARD HOWARD, Admiral] to HENRY VIII.
On Sunday last, the 10th, [they] moved out of Plymouth. On Monday last the wind rose so sore at N.N.E. they were fain to set in with the Traad, and went in at the Broad Sound. Before St. Matthew's, there lay at road 15 sail of "[m]en a war," who "fled like cowards" to Brest Water as soon as they spied the English. Before the writer could get as far as St. Matthew's the wind shifted E.N.E., and prevented them getting further than the mouth of Brest Water, where they descried the fleet of France to the number of 50 sail. Here they dropped anchor, determining next morning, if they could have wind, "to lay it on aboard"; "for, Sir, these ships cannot get in by [the cas]tell but at an high water and a drawing wind. Sir, the wy[nds hav]e blown so at E.N.E. that we cannot as yet come no ... Sir, we have them at the greatest advantage that ever men had. [Sir, God] worketh in your cause and right, for upon a 5 or 6 days [ere we came to] the Traad Pery John, with his galleys and foists, for skan[tiness of victual went] to St. Maloo's, and a 5 or six small barks [keep the] sea between the fleets; and all their trust [is in their galleys but they] shall never come together; with God's [help] ... them to leave them ... [th]ys yssew. Sir, the first wind that ever cometh ... [they shall] have broken heads that all the world shall speak of it. Sir, [I beseech you] let ships resort with our victuals into the Traad, setting their course as f[or] ... along the coast of England or they hal over. And if they hear no [other] news there, then let them come over, on God's name, commyn at the Broad [Sound] for they be enough to beat Pery John and all his fleet, I warrant your Grace, having them a sea board."
This Tuesday, at night, hearing that a ship of fourscore lying in Croydon Bay and four small craft had run aground, he sent out the Lizard, the Genet, the Baptist of Harwich, and his own boat. They burnt the big ship, and brought in the rest; one that was laden with salt he had despatched to England with this letter. "And, Sir, I have sent a letter a ... ships of Spain and victuallers, if so be they be come on the coast [or be] come to your Grace, that they shall resort hither with all diligence. Sir, if [God thinks] good to send us any wind not having no part of the e[ast in it, the na]vye of France shall do your Grace little hurt all the ... e shall not tarry long here for it. For, Sir, that we w ... in two days, with God's grace. And it pleased God, I w ... we had done our business with the army t ... and also with all Brittanny, for here is ... that is full little and" * * * Praises the captains, soldiers, and mariners, whose only study is how they may best grieve the enemies; and if victual serve, they are determined this year to "[make] a bar coost al the remale off Frans that bowndeth on the see co[st, that they] shal never recover it in our days. Therfor, for no cost sparyng, let pro[vision] be maad; for it is a weel-spent peny that saveth the pownd." Whilst he was writing the latter end of the letter the Lyzard, the [Genet, the] row galleys and row barges, went in to them with the flood, rowing [agains]t them, and caused them to come to their sails, "and so cam larg [as though they would ha]ve com and fowgth with us, and so I weyd and cam to sailes," but the wind failed.
"Sir, Seynt George to borowgh ... he yit for x. days heer; and" * * *"
Hol., badly mutilated, pp. 3. Add.: "To the Kyngis noble Gras."
S.P. Hen. VIII.,
229, f. 131. R.O.
The money that the treasurer had will not stretch to next month's wages, by 1,000l., and there is victualling and other necessaries besides. "Wherefore, send a proportion, against the payment of the next month, of 1,000l. at least and ye shall see that there was never penny laid out but of force it must needs be." For tidings refers to his letter to the King, and begs credence for Sabien, who, although a poor man, "shall show great grounds of wealth and honour to my master if ye will hear him."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To Master Amner, in haste.
12 April.
R. MS., 13 B., II., 64b. (No. 177.) B.M.
1773. [3126.] JAMES IV. to [THE MARQUIS OF MANTUA].
Thanks him for his letter received through Octavian Olarius. Desires to know what hope he has in this confusion, and what side he means to take. Neglects no opportunity of preserving concord among confederates, as Octavian will inform him. If the fury proceed further it will set all Europe in flames. Edinburgh, 12 April 1512 (sic).
Lat., copy, p. 1.
12 April.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 3, f. 156. R.O.
1774. [3878.] SIR EDW. PONYNGES to HENRY VIII.
Enclosing letters of news received this day from Lord Emerye. Brussels, 12 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
13 April.
Calig. B. VI., 69. B.M. Ellis, 1 S., I., 65.
1775. [3882.] DR. NICHOLAS WEST to HENRY VIII.
On Saturday, 2 April, had arranged to take his departure, if he had not received the King's letters, dated Greenwich, March 26, desiring him to remain in Scotland until he had obtained a resolute answer. Has been constantly put off. In the minutes of the letter intended for Henry there was nothing said of keeping the peace, but much of the unkindness received from England; which West said he would not take, as they had nothing to do with his charge. On West pressing the King, he refused to declare his intentions touching the peace. Said he would follow the King to Edinburgh, which he reached on Sunday, and wrote to Dacres and the Commissioners, with copies of the clauses received in Henry's last letters from England, and how matters stood. Went down on Monday to Lyth to see what ships were there; found only 9 or 10 small topmen; none rigged for the war, with one exception. Thence to the New Haven, where lies the Margaret, of the burthen of the Cryst of Lynne. Found them building a little galley for the King to go to Stirling. That night the King came to Edinburgh; who was at Leith all Tuesday, and commanded Willy Brounehyll to take his prisoners to the Borders and make redress. On Tuesday received joyful news from the Bp. of Durham, and a copy of the Pope's letter to Henry. Wednesday, went to Holy Rood House, where the King heard mass in a chapel "without any traverse." Showed him the news and the Pope's letter. "He said your grace was fortunate that ye had such a Pope so favourable to your Highness, and that was entered the League." Forbore to show him "the clause of the confirmation of the acts done by his predecessor against him and his realm in case he break with your Grace." He talked of his great ship; said that she shot 16 pieces of great ordnance on every side; that he had more great ordnance in her than the French King ever had to the siege of any town, "which methought to be a great crack." He said, that De la Motte had been taken by the English, or else was with the French, for he was laden with biscuit and beer, ready to come forth when Jok a Barton came away, three weeks ago. He puts off any answer to West tilll he hears from De la Motte out of France. West prays God he may be taken, as he knows all James's secrets.
On Thursday, when he again asked for his despatch, a piece of ordnance was carried from the castle 3 yards long, which shoots a stone bigger than a great penny loaf. Was promised on Friday that the Secretary should bring him the minutes of his letters; found nothing in them but complaints. The Secretary said the last brief sent to James by Pope Julius had done more harm to the amity of the two realms than all the French ambassadors. The King once told West, that if the Pope had lived, and there had been but three bishops "that had kept a council, he would have been with them against the Pope. Howbeit, I suppose it was but a crack." West showed him the harm in so doing. Saw he should get no other answer, and told the Secretary it would be seen that James did not mean well; that all he was required to state was, whether he would observe his oath to keep the peace with England.
Saturday, saw the King in the chapel, and begged his further answer, who excused himself on the plea of losing the French King if he did so. West told him, the friendship of England was more important, for without it "he could not perform his great voyage." James said it would be dishonourable in England to prevent him; that he was a true friend to Henry, and would sooner die with him than see him dishonored. On the Bp. of Galloway, dean of the chapel, telling him it was past noon, he took West by the arm, and went into a chamber; and gave him leave to depart after enjoining him to visit the Queen and Prince at Linlithgow. Reached Linlithgow on Sunday, and was fetched by Sir John Sencler. Told the Queen of his answer, who expressed regret it was not more favorable. She gave him tokens for the King, Queen, and Princess, and said nothing about her legacy. The Prince "is a right fair child, and a large of his age." Monday, returned to Edinburgh and made suit for letters to Henry, which were not obtained until Tuesday night. Left for Berwick this Wednesday morning.
On more than one occasion, when West pointed out to James that his conduct might induce the King to turn his great army upon Scotland, James answered, "Yea, my brother shall do right wisely, sith he hath enterprised so great a matter as to make war upon France, which he cannot well perform and bring about, to turn his army upon us, and thereby excuse him of going into France." West replied, if he broke with England, it might somewhat trouble the King's intended voyage, but would not prevent it. "But I answered the Earl of Ergyle more roundly and sharply when he spoke to me like words in the Council." De la Motte is daily expected. Edinburgh, 13 April. Signed.
Pp. 7. Endd.
13 April.
Calig. B. VI., 68. B.M.
1776. [3883.] JAMES IV. to HENRY VIII.
Has received his credentials by Dr. West, Dean of Windsor, who has reasoned with him several times; and he has spoken with "oure derrest fallou the Qwene, quha as scho menis for oure sake gettis notht hir faderis legacy promist in zoure divers lettrez. Ze ma do to zoure awin as ze think best, scho sall have no lose thereof." His Council and lieges cannot "stand content with abolicioun in maner as is desirit, for ewill exemple," and would be glad to make and take redress according to justice. Has often desired redress and obtained none; but if it is not made this time "we intend to advertise you quhairintill it failzeis." Would pray him, since "mutacioun is occurrit in ye Kirk," albeit the Ambassador has shown a copy of this Pope's letters, to assent to general peace, for which James has sent the Bp. of Murray, by sea, to labor, as Henry would not let him pass through England. Begs him to "supersede yis tyme" his passage into France. Knows the great provision made there against him, whereby it may prove "dangerous, and stop all concord." "At our palace of Edinburgh," 13 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
13 April.
Fr. Moore's Sale. [Puttick and Simpson, 28 An. 1856, lot 573.]
Thanks her for some patterns of costume of the ladies of her court. Hopes to introduce the same fashion for herself, &c. Greenwich, 13 April.
French, p. 1. Add.: "Madame la Duchesse de Savoye ma bonne tante."
14 April.
Exch. Accts., 417 (6), f. 38. R.O.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver John Furnes, Rob. Wrey and Wm. Bulle, "our trumpets," each a banner of our arms "of silk painted." Greenwich, 14 April 4 Hen. VIII.
K. Max. mit
Marg., p. 86.
Pleased to learn by hers of the 6th that she has concluded the treaty with England. Of the three instalments of the 100,000 cr. of which he has been told by Louis Maroton, she must do her best to get the first two paid together, at Gravelines, so that he may pay the Swiss; for at present he is very low by reason of the war of the Venetians. Augsburg, 14 April 1513.
Simon de Ferrette will solicit this affair.
Lit. Cantuar.
(J. B.
III., 421.
Reply to the King's letter of 23 Feb. which required answer before 15 April "next then ensuing." (1) As to hereditaments not being chattell he is content to take no probate when testator may not by law make his testament of them. (2) As to appraisers, they have been made because of fraudulent executors; and the reason why the adversaries of his Church object to his said apparitors is that they would not have him know of the death of men who have goods in divers dioceses. One of such adversaries charged an apparitor with felony in taking a thing worth 16 or 20 pence (and he had been executed had not Warham sued for his pardon) and cited another to Rome. (3) Warham's predecessors took probate for all values, but he, for the sake of peace, granted his adversaries probate for all under 5l.; and with this they would have been contented had not "the bishop of Winton, by his words, letters and messengers" stirred them to conspire, and also gained adherents "by large and great restitutions made unto them of the goods of your most noble father, for the which they sued unto him, whereas other bishops whom he thought my friends, and also many poor men, in case more reasonable, suing to him for restitutions could get none of him." Explains the justice of his church's claims. As to misconstruction by princes' orators at Rome, thinks the King should rather suffer a spiritual matter to be determined before the Head of the Spiritual Court in Rome than charge his own conscience and put the writer's church to loss; and that God, at the intercession of St. Thomas and the patrons of his said church, will then the better aid him in these wars. Finds difficulty in the mention of "adherents," and about referring disputes to the Council. His adversaries have reason to be conformable, as the King expects, if, without any expense of money, they can obtain by the King's ordinance what neither they nor other moving like causes could obtain against the Church of Canterbury at any time in the Court of Rome. To lose possession, to her adversaries, for three years of what that church has enjoyed 350 years cannot but prejudice her.
Has communed with the Prior and Convent of his Church, who are also cited, and neither will they agree. Protests his desire to please the King, whatever his adversaries may insinuate to the contrary, who, by seeking to injure Canterbury, are breaking the oaths made by them before being sworn to their own churches.
15 April. 1781. [3897.] RIC. JERNINGHAM to HENRY VIII.
Vitell. B.
XVIII., 4.
The Emperor was at a town called ... and purposed on the 15 May to be at Vy ... or 5 days journey more high, "[but as far] as I can hear or perceive he prepareth him noth[ing to come to] your Grace, nor into those parts." The Venetians in Friuli have "o[verthrown] of the Emperor's horsemen to the number of four h[undred]," for the most part gentlemen of the best [houses]. A little town called Poor ... was won by them in the same skirmish. There is report of a bond to be made between "him" (qu. the Pope ?) and the lords and great towns in Italy, including the Venetians, the Swiss, and the Duke of Milan ... "and the King of Arragon is not in that bond spoken of." It is thought to be the best way [to get the French] and the King of Aragon out of Italy, "and then ... to make his brother chief governor of Naples and of ... him." Thinks the Emperor mistrusts the result, as he is sending 20,000 men towards the frontiers. Sir Hans Gasper, one of the Council at Innsbruck, asked Jerningham if he had heard of a peace betwixt [the French King and the King of Aragon]. Gasper said he had heard of a practice. The Emperor and the King of Aragon are like to be soon agreed. It was reported the Pope had written to the [Emperor] that if he made war upon the French King he would make war upon him. Thinks this is a mere ruse, "[for if their] promise be not kept with your grace, something must [be said] and bruited for their excuse." "I trust to be at ... your harness," 21 May, where please let me know whether I shall come over with the harness. Ysbrok, 15 April.
Hol., pp. 2. Badly mutilated.
15 April. 1782. LEO X.
Ser. I., No. 62.
Certificate that this day Pope Leo X. appointed John Yong, Master of the Hospital of St. Thomas of Acon, London, to the vacant pastorate of the church of Gallipoli (Calipolensis) "in partibus infidelium," with retention of the Hospital. Rome, 15 April 1513, pont. 1.
Latin. Modern transcript from Rome, pp. 2.
16 April. 1783. HANDGUNS.
Stowe MS.,
146, f. 50.
Warrant to John Daunce to pay the King's servant, John Weston, 18l. 6s. for 61 handguns with 61 "botelles and moldes for the same." Greenwich, 21 March 4 Hen. VIII.
ii. Subscribed by William Huxley, clerk of the King's ordnance, as received by him, 16 April.
Small paper, p. 1.
16 April. 1784. HENRY VII.'s EXECUTORS.
Close Roll,
4 Hen. VIII.,
m. 25d.
Indenture of sale by Henry VII.'s executors to Edward Haut, the elder, s. and h. of Richard Haut, dec., of the manors of Hastynglegh and Aldelose, Kent. 8 April 4 Hen. VIII. Recognised by Haut in Chancery, 16 April.
17 April. 1785. DAMASK GOLD.
Stowe MS.,
146, f. 49.
Warrant to John Daunce to pay Leonard Fryschobald, merchant of Florence, 108l. 6s. 8d. for 500 oz. of damask gold delivered by Sir Charles Brandon to John Milner, the King's "brawderer." Greenwich, 19 March 4 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Subscribed as received, 17 April, by Alex. de la Fava on behalf of the said Leonard. Signed: per me Alexro ditto.
P. 1. Sealed.
17 April. 1786. [3903.] [SIR] EDW[ARD HOWARD], Lord Admiral, to HENRY VIII.
Calig. E., I., 9
(olim II., 141). B.M.
The day after he [wrote] to the King, made a pretence of landing beside Brest. About 10,000 of the enemy appeared on the coast. His men, though not more than 1,500, would have attacked them. To divert their minds, as they are hardly handled in the distribution of victuals, he skirmished there past two hours. Passed over to the other side of Brest, "that New Croydon stood on," crossing the neck of land; and, to anger the enemy and show he was not afraid burned all the houses that stood in their sight. To prevent their attacks the enemy have moored hulks against the mouth of the haven. If he can get horses sufficient to carry two pieces of good ordnance with the cart, will sink the ships where they lie. "Sir, as for the galeys, we mak gret wa[tch for] them, as Master Arthur can shew your graas," and if any come the boats and small vessels shall lay them sharply aboard. "And rather then th[ey shall] skape us I have assyngyd Herper, the Thomas of Hul, my bark, [Treve]nyans bark and two or thre smal shipps not to spar to geve c[ause to] stand, thow they should ron them a grownd for to make them [stand]." Marvels at not hearing of "our thre Spaniards" that were to come from the Thames. If their victual come not to-morrow they will despair. The wind has been the fairest possible. Makes sure that Sabien has informed the King. "Sir, [I have] taken all Master Arthur's folks, and bestowe them in the arme, wher I [may by] reson of deth, by casualte and othervoys. And, Sir, [I have given him liber]te to go hoome; for, Sir, when he was in the extreme danger [and hope gone] from hym he called upon Our Lady of Walsingham for help and comf[ort, and made] a vow that, and it pleased God and her to deliver him owt off that pe[ril, he w]old never eet fleshe nor fyche tyl he had seen heer. Sir, I a[ssure you] he was in mervelous danger, for it was merveil that the shipp bey[ng under] al her sayls strikyng full but a rok with her stam that she br[ake] not on peces at the first strok." His absence will be a great loss to them. Recommends him highly to the King. Hopes he will give him comfortable words for his bravery. Wishes to know the news from Scotland. St. Matthew's, 17 A[pril]
Hol., much mutilated, pp. 3. Add.: "To the King's grace, in all possible haste, from my Lord Admiral."
17 April. 1787. VENICE.
Sanuto, XVI.,
[Note of letters received 29 April 1513.]
From Andrea Griti, Blois, 17 April.— * * * He writes of the arrival of an ambassador from the King of Scotland bishop (fn. 1) of _ (blank), who was at Bologna in the time of Pope Julius. He comes into Italy and has letters to the Most Christian King and all potentates, and to the Signory, exhorting them to peace among Christians and war against the Infidels. Called on him by the King's wish, and he spoke of the Turks and the way to invade the Infidels, and desired Griti to write to the King of Scotland about this. As the King also wished it, Griti did so,—and showed the letter to Robertet.
18 April. 1788. HOLY LEAGUE.
See No. 1750 (3, 4).
18 April. 1789. [3905.] SIR ROBERT WINGFIELD to HENRY VIII.
S.P. Hen. VIII.,
3, f. 162.
Wrote his last letters yesterday. This day, an hour before his departure from Brussells, received two mulettes from Don John d'Aragon's steward, who refused to accept any payment, notwithstanding Thos. Spinelly, desirous of obliging Wingfield, had agreed to pay for them 100 ducats. Would rather not have received them if he could have avoided it. Wavyrs, 18 April 1513.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
Ven. Transcr.,
176, p. 136.
18 April 1513.—Describe the practises of the late Pope and the King of Spain, whose ambassador with them, going to the Emperor on pretence of obtaining peace for them, only temporizes until the Emperor can be induced to agree with France. Have been compelled, therefore, to make an agreement with France for recovery of their own in Italy. Badoer is to announce and justify this to the King, and keep him well disposed towards them.
Italian. Modern transcript, pp. 2. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 234.
18 April. 1791. THE SAME to their AMBASSADOR AT ROME.
Ib., p. 135.
18 April 1513.—By letters from Blois, of the 6th and 7th, their agents certify the conclusion of a truce between France and Spain (the original being shown them by Mons. Robertet), containing two essential parts. (1) France promises that Scotland and Gueldres will ratify it and Spain that the Emperor, King of England and Queen of Castile will enter it within two months. (2) It is expressly for beyond the Mountains and not for Italy.
Italian. Modern extract. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 233.
19 April. 1792. [3915.] SPINELLY to CARD. BAINBRIDGE.
Harl. MS.,
3,462, f. 32.
As he wrote in his last letter, a treaty was concluded and sealed on the 5th of this month between England and the Emperor, with reservation for the Pope and the King of Aragon. By it the Emperor is obliged to declare himself within 30 days an enemy to France; whereupon he will receive from the English ambassadors 35,000 crowns, the same on invading France, 3 months after 60,000, as payment in full. De Ligne (Dominus Linus), Valantius, De Elmerie, De Nauso, and others, have been taken into the service of Henry. He takes into his pay 4,000 Germans besides those already engaged, amounting to 11,000 which the French cannot match. Never was such a navy seen. They are daily expecting to hear some happy news of it. As the French dare not heave in sight, the Admiral is resolved to attack them in their hiding places. The King of France is exceedingly angry with the Lady Margaret for the favor she has shown to England, and has written to say he will take ample vengeance on the subjects of the Prince of Castile. She has told him to spit out all his venom and do his worst, for she is safe under the English arrows. Sir Rob. Wingfield left this yesterday for the Emperor, to receive his ratification. The Controller and the marshal of Calais will wait here for the review of the troops, which will take place on the 25th inst. Begs he will get the Pope to write a brief to the new King of Denmark, as it would be very serviceable. Brussels, 19 April 1513.
Copy in an Italian hand, pp. 2.
Sanuto, XVI.,
2. Another copy.
1793. [3916.] A. DE LIGNE to [HENRY VIII.].
Galba B. VI.,
Has devoted himself to the King's service, not on account of his agreement with the English ambassadors, but for the love he bears him. Has spent much money in order to appear equipped to the King's honour, as the bearer will shew. A lord here, bearing the Order of the Toison (lordre de pardeca), has been cautioning the towns against him, as one who favored England. Sends copies of some of his letters which he has intercepted; his name is Hue de Mellum. It was he that managed the whole business of Pierekin, who wanted to make himself King of England. Hopes to prove that he is no friend to Henry. Brussels, _ day of _ (blanks in original), 1513. Signed.
French, pp. 2.
20 April. 1794. HOLY LEAGUE.
Arundel MS.,
26, f. 54b (99b).
Mandate to the sheriffs of London and Middlesex to make proclamation (recited) of the King's league with the Emperor and King of Aragon for defence of the Church, &c., against Louis the French King. Westm., 20 April 4 Hen. VIII.
Copy, pp. 3.
20 April. 1795. HARBINGERS.
Stowe MS.,
146, f. 54.
Wolsey's order to John Daunce to deliver four harbingers now repairing into Kent, to make lodgings for the King's army, 40s. each towards their costs. Signed: Thomas Wulcy.
ii. Subscribed by Daunce as paid to Th. Warde, John Stanbanke, Wm. Creswell and Ric. Twytty on 20 April 4 Hen. VIII. Signed by Stanbanke.
Small paper, p. 1.
20 April. 1796. ALDERNEY.
Navy Records
Soc., x.,
99 note.
Safe conduct to the Isle of Alderney as granted by Graville, Admiral of France, 20 April 1513.
French, from a Bibl. Nat. MS.
20 April. 1797. [3918.] MARGARET OF SAVOY to [HENRY VIII.].
Galba B. III.,
Writes again in behalf of Alonso de Lalo, a Spaniard resident at Myddelburgh, having written twice before. for the restitution of two vessels of wine seized by the English and taken to London. Brussells, 20 April 1513, après Pasques. Signed.
French, mutilated, pp. 2.


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