Henry VIII: October 1517

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 2, 1515-1518. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1864.

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October 1517

5 Oct.
P. S.
3716. For the MONASTERY of ST. PETER AND ST. HILDA, WHITBY, York dioc.
Congé d'élire on the death of John Whitby, abbot. Windsor, 26 Sept. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Oct.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3.
3717. ii. Petition of WM. JOHNSON, Subprior, and the CONVENT, for the above.
Presented by Nich. Merley, S. T. P. and Simon Cotingham. 3 Aug.
5 Oct.
3718. For JOHN and THOMAS AMYAS.
To be keepers, in survivorship, of the chase of Moktre, in the lordship of Wygmore, parcel of the earldom of March. Greenwich, 13 July 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Oct.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23.
6 Oct.
Er. Ep. III. 7. and App. 192.
Is very anxious for his convalescence. Has written to Erasmus; begs he will seal and send the letters inclosed. Calais, 6 Oct. 1517.
Inclosed is a copy of verses by More, in which he compliments Quintinus [Matsys ?] the painter for his picture of Erasmus and Ægidius, and says that Quintinus has so cleverly imitated his hand he could not do it so well himself. (fn. 1)
6 Oct.
Deferred the process against the Abbot of St. Martin's because of the letters of the Emperor, the King Catholic and the Lady Margaret. Has since received letters from the last to proceed. The Abbot declines jurisdiction by right of exemption, which Sampson sends to Tonys. Thinks it surreptitious. He may be brought any day to Tournay. He has made his oath to the King, notwithstanding there is no greater rebel. He intends shortly to go to Rome, doubtless to procure a privilege against Wolsey's jurisdiction. Advertised him in his last letters of the death of John Le Sellier, who had given no account since he held office. William Pawne is one of the securities. Tournay, 6 Oct. Sealed.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: My Lord Cardinal's good grace.
6 Oct.
Vit. B. XX. 73. B. M.
3721. PACE to [WOLSEY].
"This day [my Lord Cardinal] Sedunensis arrived unto ... Switzerland, where he has been [by the French] King's adherents right evil intrea[ted and put] in jeopardy of his life, in so much [that his] own brother is taken prisoner and all ... within his country spoiled." The chief cause, as Pace is informed by Sion and the Pope's orator [lately] come to Switzerland, is that the Cardinal has openly refused all the French King's offers, solely, as [he] says, to keep the promises he made to the King and Wolsey when he was in England. He has despatched his nephew to Wolsey to declare that the reports of his having come to terms with the French King are false, and that [he inten]dith not otherwise to do in this cau[se than he] hath promised. He has desired Pace to write to Wolsey by his nephew, the bearer, informing him of his great necessity, and requesting that he may have what Wolsey promised him. Urges Wolsey to consider "what good the said Cardinal may do unto the King's grace, being his faithful friend, and what may ensue if he, not by will but by pure necessity, be compelled otherwise to do." Constance, 6 Oct. 1517.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated.
f. 74. P.S.—Al this wretin at the said [Cardinal's desire. Your] grace maye do therin accordinge [as seemeth best. The] businesses of Italy standeth yet [in such case] as I did write unto your grace [in my last] letters, except that the late Duke of [Urbino is] not gone out of his old duchy, [for] the Spaniards hath forsaken him and p ... unto the Pope's holiness he should sc ... [The] cause is, that the lanceknights have not ... yet forsaken him, in respect of such env[y] as is betwixt them and the said Spaniards .... promised to have out of Switzerland "sch ... the knowledge of a thing of no sma[ll] importance."
Hol., mutilated, part cipher, p. 1. Add.: "Rmo, &c." "D. Tho." &c. "S. Ceciliæ presb. Carli," &c.
6 Oct. Vit. B. xx. 75. B. M. 3722. PACE to WOLSEY.
"Please it your grace this sam[e day I wrote unto] the same of such communi[cations as the] Car1 Sedunensis hath had with [me, willing] me to write in the same, causa [pensionis suæ] by his nephew, whom he hath sent [unto the] same." Could not have refused without declaring evidently that the King and Wolsey were not his [frien]ds. Wrote therefore according to the Cardinal's desire, "and th ... at he wolde also knowe; albeit your grace [may] well perceive not only by certain ciphers comp[rised] in my said letters, but also by the plain t[enor] of the same (qui est plenus ambiguitate), [how] his matters doth stand, and how he depend[eth.]" He is reduced to a great extremity, and intends to prov[ide] for his honor and profit in this way. "[He] sendeth his said nephew thither for [to know] resolutely whether he shall have [the pension granted that was promised] unto him by your grace's means. If [your grace] will do (as he saith) that he hath ...; if not, he will undoubtedly accept [the Fren]che King's offers, and thinketh to have an [excellent] excuse so to do, if his pension in England [be de]nied unto him." He is sending his nephew merely to find out this for certain: "whereof I thought it necessary to advertise your grace, having at this time none other thing to write." Constance, 6 Oct. 1517.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated. Add. on ƒ. 76 (fn. 2).
P.S.—The French King has undoubtedly commanded a lord of his, now in Savoy, to treat with Sion, offering honorable conditions. The lord has sent a messenger to him with letters, "which I have s[een] by other men's means" than the said Cardinal's. The French King makes a difficulty about restoring ... "dis in Milen as for odre he is content [for to] geve ***"
Hol., p. 1, mutilated.
6 Oct.
Egert. 616, No. 43. B. M.
3723. Extracts from the BP. OF HELNA'S letters.
Delivered Charles's letter to the King of England, and declared his instructions. The King replied that he had as much care for the dominions of Charles as for his own, and was bound to defend them when necessary. He wishes Charles to send ambassadors that he may show this more openly, and promises nothing shall be done except to Charles's advantage. This he seemed to say with great good will. He further said France was using every effort for a league with England, but Charles might rest assured he (Henry) would never join any prince to his detriment. Helna said Charles would not be uneasy at his making peace with France if it were not to the detriment of Spain; at which the King was much pleased. It seemed as if he wished to make peace with France.
Heard two things from the Cardinal: 1. that if Charles had wished to negotiate to have Tournay, England would not have objected; and if Helna had had powers to treat he believed it would have been brought to a good issue,—at least he would have thrown difficulties in the way of the French; but the Cardinal did not believe Charles wished to have Tournay. 2. If Tournay is to be delivered to the French, Wolsey will see that it is not to the disadvantage of Charles, although Charles has much to do with the French contrary to the wish of England. Wolsey told him at the same time, though not distinctly, that England would come to an agreement with France, and would send as ambassadors the Chamberlain and another to meet the French at Boulogne or Calais, and that before anything was concluded he would inform Charles of the offers of the French and the answer of England. Hears the French make great efforts to recover Tournay. Suspects that the King of England supports with ill will "los hastos" that he has made in Tournay, and that if Charles would bear part of the expence England would be glad to keep it; if Charles would give a sum, even though not so large as the French offer, Henry would give it up to him, and that these offers were made to him by an Englishman, as if from himself, but he suspects they come from a good quarter.
News of Scotland.
The departure from thence (England) of the Papal ambassadors, 21 October. The King of England is quite determined on peace with the French. The King and Wolsey have told him that they will not listen to other conditions but the old ones. The King of England is endeavoring to bring the French ambassadors, now at Boulogne or Calais, over to England. Many say that the French will not pass over, but that the English will cross to Calais. Thinks Wolsey a good servant of Charles. The King of England has withdrawn from all business on account of the pestilence.
Spanish, pp.2. Endd. in the same hand.
3724. [PACE] to_
The Cardinal of Sion promises his services to the King [of England]. He will never give his adherence to the French. The Emperor promises the King the imperial crown as formerly, and wishes to return into Flanders for that purpose. He excuses his late sudden departure thence, because, if he had remained, the Catholic King would not have left. He twice expressly commanded Sion to signify these things to the King and Wolsey. They lied impudently who reported that Sion accepted French pay.
Hol., p. 1.
6 Oct.
3725. For JOHN HUYS.
Presentation to the church of Bucby, Linc. dioc., vice Peter Grevys, resigned. Windsor, 27 Aug. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Oct.
6 Oct.
3726. For TH. CARMYNOW, gentleman usher of the Chamber.
To be master of the staghounds, with 7½d. a day out of the issues of Som. and Dors. Windsor, 7 Sept. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Oct.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11.
7 Oct.
Er. Ep. App. 193.
3727. MORE to ERASMUS.
Peter Cocles has brought him the picture. Is delighted with the skill of the artist. If there be one thought of ambition in his mind, it is the pleasure he feels that his name will always hereafter be associated so intimately with that of Erasmus. Has read his Apology, and admires it more than any of his writings. Has sent into England the transcriber, with ten groats, as Erasmus ordered, and a noble to Peter, who brought the picture. Is much affected by the death of Busleyden. Was so hampered that he could not get away to St. Omer. Tunstal has returned to England. Calais, 7 Oct. 1517.
7 Oct.
R.O. Rym. XIII. 599.
Approving the abstinence of war taken by him with Cardinal Wolsey, between the two kingdoms, from the feast of St. Andrew 1516 to the same day 1517, and now continued from the latter date to the same day 1519. Speak highly of his efforts for the welfare of the realm at home and abroad. Edinburgh, 7 Oct. 1517. Signed by 23 lords, nine scals remaining.
Rym. XIII. 602.
Ratification of the above under the Great Seal.
Same date.
7 Oct.
3729. For CHRIST. ROCHESTER, groom of the privy Chamber.
To be bailiff and woodward of the lordship of Colnewake and Lammershe, Essex, with 6d. a day. Windsor, 7 Sept. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Oct.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7.
7 Oct.
3730. For THOMAS, s. and h. of JOHN LEVENTHORP of Sabrichesworth, Heris.
Licence to hold a weekly market in Sabrichesworth, on Wednesday, and two fairs yearly, for three days each, on the feasts of St. George and St. Denis; and licence to impark 520 acres in Sabrichesworth and Thorley. Del. Westm., 7 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16.
7 Oct.
S. B.
3731. For JOHN GELSTON alias KELSTON of London, wireseller, alias yeoman of the Crown.
Pardon of all offences before 12 May last. Del. Westm., 7 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7.
7 Oct.
3732. For WM. RYDLEY.
Pardon as of Oldesheles, alias of Willymontswyke alias of Meldirshelpeele in Southtyndale, Northumb. Del. Westm., 7 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11.
8 Oct.
Giust. Desp. II. 132.
3733. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
Obtained an interview of the Cardinal with difficulty. Communicated the news sent from Constantinople, to which he listened as usual with a troubled countenance. Communicated him their letter of apology respecting Hadrian. He replied, "I do not doubt but that the Signory did not write with the intention of offending me, and believe, as you say, that the circumstances were not understood at Venice: still you cannot acquit yourself of having done evil against me, contrary to your debt of gratitude, considering the love I bore you: and in truth, I should have expected such an injury from any other person in the world rather than from you. He proceeded thus with such wrath and violence, and so much threatening and bitter language, that I could not repeat one half of it. In fact he hemmed me in on every side, and great need had I for patience to tolerate what he said to me." After awhile Giustinian overcame his arrogance, and he said: "I regretted that a man of your ability and worth should be deceived by a ribald, and for the future I shall be more yours and the Signory's likewise than ever." He also warned Venice to beware of Hadrian, as he communicated with the Emperor, and had always acted with him against the Signory. The Imperial and Spanish ambassadors are often with Wolsey, who said, that he and the King of France had been the cause of the Pope getting the better of the Duke of Urbino. On taking leave he allowed Sebastian to kiss his hand, contrary to his custom. Westm., 8 Oct. 1517.
8 Oct.
3734. For the WARDENS and OFFICERS of the NEW BRIDGE over the MEDWAY at ROCHESTER.
Commission to levy a toll on the temporary wooden bridge, according to the rates set forth, during the completion of the new one. Del. Westm., 8 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8.
9 Oct.
R. MS. 13 B. II. 294. B. M. Ep. Reg. Sc. I 301.
Received 20 Sept., by John Elgin, his letters dated Copenhagen, 14 July, asking for 1,000 Scotch Highlanders (silvestres Scotos), to be sent, at James's expence, to his assistance against the Swedish rebels, to be paid by Christiern. Would be glad to do so, but is unable, owing to the notorious dissensions among the Highlanders, and the absence of Albany in France, who will soon be called to Scotland to the King's assistance. In consideration of Christiern's intercession in behalf of Alexander Hay and Magnus Mowet, who have been banished the kingdom for the murder of Alexander Bannerman, has written to the Duke of Albany. Edinburgh, 9 Oct. 1517. Signed: Tallefer, pro Paniter.
9 Oct.
3736. For HEN. PYKEMAN.
To be one of the gunners in the Tower of London, with 6d. a day, vice Rob. Langloys, deceased. Windsor, 22 Aug. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Oct.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8.
9 Oct. S. B. 3737. To the LORD CHANCELLOR.
For protection to John Campucci, merchant of Lucca; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 1 June 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 June.
10 Oct.
Giust. Desp. II. 134.
3738. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
The King of Spain landed in Gallicia on the 19th ult. Bartholomew Titian has left. The person who stays in his place is of no account. London, 10 Oct. 1517.
11 Oct.
Calig. E. I. II. ? 24. B. M.
Messires de Paris and De la Guiche have informed the King of the answer given by Wolsey to De la Guiche's letter written from Louviers on the 2nd of last month. Has, at Wolsey's suggestion, commanded the Sire de Paris and De la Guiche to cross the sea to England to communicate with Wolsey, and conclude this affair, which will turn to the glory and amity of the two crowns. Argentan, 11 [Oct.]
11 Oct.
Protection; going in the retinue [of Sir Ric. Wingfield, Deputy of Calais]. Windsor, 6 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Oct.
12 Oct. R.O. 3741. RECOGNIZANCES.
Recognizance made by John Alen and Christ. Plommer of London, for repayment to Sir John Heyron of sums spent by the King in the building of a new house "adjoining the Sterred Chamber, and leading to the gate of the bridge of the Palace of Westminster," in liquidation of a fine of 500 marks incurred under præmunire.
Draft, pp. 2. Headed: "xiimo Octobris anno ix."
ii. Condition of a recognizance entered into by Sir Rowland Velavyle, for his good behaviour towards the King's tenants of Beumares.
Draft, p. 1.
12 Oct.
3742. For ROB. BAXTER of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Exemption from serving on juries, &c. Windsor, 23 Sept. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Oct.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 17.
13 Oct.
Have heard the complaint which they forward, of John Hamon, proctor for Henry de la Fontaine and Nicholas de Chiffraulle of Diepe in Normandy, against Robert Bemounde and Nicholas Voullet of Soualles (Southwold) in Suffolk. Calais, 13 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My Lord Cardinal [of Yor]k and other [of] the King's Council.
ii. The complaint above mentioned, sc., that Bermounde and Voullet seized a vessel which had been made a lawful prize in the war in July 1514, and sold to Fontaine and Chiffreuille for 54 livres livres Tournais.
Fr., p. 1.
13 Oct.
Vit. B. III. 177*. B. M. Rym. XIII. 600.
John Peter, his musician, has delivered him the King's letter, and informed him of the King's goodness. Proffers his desire to serve the King. Sends him an Italian lute (fn. 3) as a present by Peter, for whom he begs credence. Ferrara, 13 Oct. 1517. Signed.
Lat., mutilated.
13 Oct.
S. B.
3745. For JAS. WORSELEY, yeoman of the Wardrobe of Robes.
Grant of the manor of Tarraunte Lawynston, alias Tarrant Launceston, Dors., which Sir Sampson Norton, deceased, held by grant of Hen. VII. Del. Westm., 13 Oct.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6.
14 Oct.
Hopes that he and their mistress are in good health. Since his departure from Tournay, Master Marshal (Sir A. Ughtred ?) sent for Leonard Cookes to know if he would be his servant. Cookes answered, he was under covenant to Pawne. If Pawne go hence, will you go with him? said Master Marshal. Yea, said Cook; "insomuch that Master Leye, his cousin, that was with my Lord of Winchester, pulled Cokes aside and said to him in like manner. Also my bedfellow Matthew Hall was in the company of Master Hussaye," who asked of Pawne's return: for he had heard he should come no more except to discharge himself. I pray God it be true, said Hall. "Why, said Master Hussay, whether he go or abide the masters of the Council here is purposed to keep you here still." This rumor about the town gives the writer and his fellows much discomfort. Wishes to know how he gets on. The Deputy has commanded them to make little provision. Have received only 1,400l., of which they have paid 1,395l. Money is due to Russel for timber; to John de Molyns for his wheel; to Richard Candishe for ditto; to John Burge for bricks, &c.: in all, 496l. 2s. The Deputy has commanded them to make out their bill. He grudges the expence; has discharged 622 men; wishes to discharge on Saturday, 17 Oct., 540 of 1,341 that remain; has discharged the watermills, and says he will pay no more money to Pawne. These things come to more expence than the garrison. Candish opposed the reduction as inexpedient. If Pawne be discharged, beg they may not be constrained to tarry there. Request he will write letters of thanks to Candishe, who has been ordered by the Deputy to lie in the castle; "and so he lieth here in your lodging, and setteth the water every night, walketh, and looketh full diligently on the works." Recommends himself to his poor brother. Tournay, 14 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 4.
15 Oct.
Harl. 6989, f. 25. B. M.
3747. PACE to WOLSEY.
In fear of the great plague. Young Lord Grey died of it this night. An Almain servant of the King died before him. Today arrived a Spanish friar, named by his company a saint, alleging that he worked miracles in the late tempest at sea, which ceased at his bidding, "ipso cœlo id protestante dimissis in navem magnis luminaribus." He had an hour's interview with the King, with what result Pace knows not, except that the King esteems him more a friar than a saint. He has professed the order of St. Jerome many years; has no learning, but more than Spanish impudence. The King spends the time in hawking. Windsor, 15 Oct.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To my Lord Legate's grace.
Kent.—Th. Cardinal Abp. of York, W. Abp. of Canterbury, Edw. Duke of Buckingham, Geo. Nevill, Lord Bergevenny, Thos. Broke, Lord Cobham, Sir John Fyneux, Sir Rob. Rede, Sir Wm. Hody, John More, Sir Edw. Ponynges, Sir Hen. Guldeford, Sir Th. Boleyn, Sir John Pecche, Sir Th. Nevell, Rob. Blagge, Sir Christ. Garneys, Sir Wm. Scotte, Sir Edw. Guldeford, Sir John Fogge, Sir Th. Willoughby, Geo. Guldeford, Walter Roberth, John Rooper, Wm. Fyneux, Jas. Walsyngham, Th. Woode, Ric. Lee, John Colman, John Baker, Th. Turberville, Edw. Culpeper, Reginald Pekham, Wm. Whetnall, Wm. Draper, John Hales and John Crips. Westm., 16 Oct.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 1d.
17 Oct.
3749. _ to _.
After commendations to your lordship, since the arrival of Master Treasurer [on] the matter concerning Tournay, the bearer has been thoroughly examined. The King desires that he should be restored to his place, whether it be under the marshal or elsewhere, as he is sorry for what he has done, and only overshot himself in his own defence. Stepney, 17 Oct.
P.S.—"My lorde, I requyre you to be good to the poore man for my sake."
P. 1.
17 Oct.
Calig. D. VI. 325. B. M.
At their meeting at Calais, on 26 Sept. last past, finding they had no power to redress grievances previous to the late wars, they had sent to their King notice to that effect, and had received further powers, of which they enclose a copy, signed by their prothonotary, [and sent] by this bearer, procureur of Nicholas de la Chesnay. They will submit the original to the English commissioners when they meet at Boulogne. Boullougne, 17 [Oct.] 1517. Signed as above.
Pp. 2, mutilated. Add.: A Messieurs les Commissionaires d'Angletere estans a Callays.
17 Oct.
Vit. B. III. 178. B. M. Rym. XIII. 601.
Has received his letter by John Peter de Bustis, at which he was much pleased. Has devoted his son to the service of his majesty. Has selected from his stud some choice horses now in training. Mantua, 17 Oct. 1517. Signature burnt off.
P. 1, mutilated. Add.
17 Oct.
3752. For JOHN COPYNGER, gentleman of the Household, GEO. LANSTON of York, and JOHN NOTE of London.
Release of three recognizances, made 10 Feb. 8 Hen. VIII., viz, one of 500 marks, by Copynger; and two of 100l. made by Lanston and Note; all subject to the condition that Copynger should appear before the Council, and pay to the treasurer of the Chamber 100 marks. Also release to Copynger, of all fines adjudged against him in the Star Chamber, for the abduction of Elizabeth, daughter and heiress apparent of Th. Sotehill, with intent to marry her. Del. Westm., 17 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII. Signed: T. Carlis Ebor.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7.
17 Oct.
3753. For JOHN DOLPHYN of London, draper.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingfelde, Deputy of Calais. Windsor, 8 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Oct.
21 Oct.
Has received his letters in favor of John de Verten, Batard de Fawkenbrige. Authorizes him to admit the said John to his late post at 18d. a day for himself and his page. Under signet, Windsor, 21 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Add.: To Sir Ric. Jerningham, kt., our Deputy and Treasurer of Tournay.
21 Oct.
3755. For HEN. CONWAY of Bermondsey.
Exemption from serving on juries, &c.; and licence to wear camlet, velvet, sarcenet, satin and damask of green, black or russet color, in his clothing, except in cloaks of the fur of genets, sables or martins. Windsor, 28 Sept. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Oct.
26 Oct.
S. B.
3756. For SIR TH. BOLEYN.
Licence, during pleasure, to export from his mill of Rochefort, Essex, all "wode, billet and ...," made within the said lordship in a "playte" of his own called "the Rosendell." Del. Westm., 26 Oct.
26 Oct.
P. S.
3757. For TH. WOODE, clk.
Grant of the free chapel of St. George the Martyr, Staff., vice Th. Sparre, deceased. Windsor, 19 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Oct.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7.
27 Oct.
Vesp. C. I. 115.
B. M.
3758. The BP. OF HELNA to WOLSEY.
Had hitherto sent no letter, though the Cardinal had requested him, on his departure, to write every week. No news. Has heard by Montany of the success of his master in Spain. Encloses an extract from Charles to the Archduchess Margaret, and a letter from Montagny to the Cardinal. Has been daily expecting a letter from the King to his master. Begs that 600 ducats of gold should be paid him, which Thomas Spinelly received from Flanders, and that Wolsey will expedite the business of Antonio de Vivaldi. Ex Jenchis, 27 Oct. 1517. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2. Add. (at. ƒ 104 b): Illmo, &c., Cardinali Angliæ, &c.
ii. Has been remarkably well received in these parts. All the nobles are pressing to welcome him. As he is incommoded for lodging and provision in the mountains, has been compelled to arrange their meeting in the plains of Castile. Will stay some days, and send away his troops, that his people may get ready for the meeting in Castile. St. Vincent, 1 Oct. 1517.
Fr., p. 1. Another copy in Galba, B. V. 332.
27 Oct.
S. B.
For protection to Th. Gage of St. Vedast's, London, merchant tailor; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Windsor Castle, 27 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII.
28 Oct.
S. B.
3761. For TH. COMPTON, page of the Chamber, alias of London, mercer, alias of Est Grenewich.
Special protection for seven years. Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7.
29 Oct.
Calig. D. VI. 323.
B. M.
Copy of a commission to Anthoine de la Fayette, "Sieur du dit lieu, et de Pontgibault, seneschal de Ponthieu et cappitaine de Boullogne," MM. Jesse Godet, councillor in the parliament of Rouen, Nicole de Marle, avocat at Boulloigne, and Jehan le Noir, avocat at Monstreul, to meet and settle disputes between the subjects of the two countries, according to the convention agreed upon by Pierre de la Guiche, "Sieur du dit lieu, ct Bailly de Mascon," at London, and 1 Sept. last past, at Calais and Boulogne. Dated at Molins, 29 Oct. 1517, 3 Francis I.
Fr., pp. 3, mutilated. Add.: Reverend fadir in [God, my speci]al and singuler good [lord, my Lo]rd Cardinal of [York and Chan]celler of England.
29 Oct.
S. B.
Livery of lands as brother and h. of George, s. and h. of John Herle. Del. Hanworth, 29 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9.
31 Oct.
Vesp. C. I. 116
B. M.
Wrote last on the 20th. The King of Castile has received notice out of Flanders and France that the French use every effort with the King of England to recover Tournay, and that the matter is almost settled. The King of Castile would, therefore, gladly have the conclusion deferred till affairs are established, when, according to Lord Chievres, the King himself will make an overture for Tournay, but thinks it would be useless at present, and inconvenient, considering the peace with France. They believe that the King of England will do nothing prejudicial to the amity between himself and Castile. Chievres is of opinion, that by the strong castle of Tournay the French will compel and keep the city in subjection, and make war upon their neighbors, and that it will furnish a place of refuge to all the rebels of Flanders. Is to have an audience at further length, upon the subject, with Chievres and the Chancellor. Bezzarryll, 31 Oct. 1517.
Hol., cipher, deciphered by Tuke, pp. 2.
De Fructn, p. 12.
3765. PACE to COLET.
Speaks of Colet's love of letters, his school at St. Paul's, and the headmaster there. All are interested in his success, Pace especially. Dedicates to Colet his book De Fructu qui ex Doctrina percipitur, as a token of it. Two years ago, when he returned from Rome to England, was present at an entertainment when the subject of schools was discussed. A gentleman in the company, in hunting gear,—one of those, "qui semper cornu aliquod a tergo pendens gestant, ac si etiam inter prandendum venarentur,"—abused all learning as leading only to poverty, and instanced Erasmus: "By the body of God, I would sooner see my son hanged than a bookworm. It is a gentleman's calling to be able to blow the horn, to hunt and hawk. He should leave learning to clodhoppers." Pace took up the argument;—showed how this prejudice excluded the sons of noblemen and gentlemen from employment in the state, and that learning was better than ignorance and noble blood. Is uncertain of his movements. Constance.
Calig. E. III. 25.
B. M.
Discussions have taken place touching the redress of certain complaints on either side for wrongs committed between Henry and the late King Lewis, to which their authority did not extend. Proposed the exchange of pirates, and arrangements on this subject for the future. Were answered that these points had been provided for already in the amity concluded between the two kingdoms. They have promised to send the English commissioners the ordinances provided. The articles taken out of the King's exchequer by More, at the command of my Lord of Durham, are under discussion. The French ambassadors appear reasonable. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: The Lord Cardinal of York and the Lords of the King's most honorable Council.


  • 1. Ægidius was represented holding in his hand a letter from More.
  • 2. f. 74.
  • 3. leutos misprinted lencos, in Rym.