Henry VIII: July 1518

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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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July 1518

Vesp. F. III. 34b. B. M. Ellis, 1 S. I. 125. State Papers, I. 1.
4279. HENRY VIII. to WOLSEY (Cardinal).
Is glad to hear of his health. Has answered Wolsey's letters by his secretary. "Two things there be which be so secret that they cause me at this time to write to you myself; the one, is that I trust the Queen my wife be with child; the other is chief cause why I am so loth to repair to London ward, because about this time is partly of her dangerous times, and because of that I would remove her as little as I may now." Writes not of it as certain, but likely.
1 July.
Er. Ep. XXX. 24.
His translation (of Lucian?) was shown to Erasmus at Bruges, on his return from England, by Thomas More, who was at that time employed upon an embassy in behalf of his sovereign and nation. He said nothing about a letter, and only stated obiter that the book was sent to Erasmus, but not by whom. Suspects that Pirckheimer must have intrusted his letter to Sir Robert Wimphild (Wingfield), with whom Erasmus was acquainted in England. St. Jerome and the New Testament are in the press. The lady Erasmus recommended to him from Mechlin, is the sister of the person to whom Erasmus dedicated his Enchiridion, lately printed at Strasburg. Basle, nat. divi Galli.
1 July. 4281. For WM. RABET.
To be comptroller of the great and little customs in the port of Yarmouth; and to perform the office personally. Westm., 1 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6.
2 July.
Harl. 295. f. 119b. B. M.
The King Catholic, his sister Eleanor and many great estates lie still at Saragossa. On Corpus Christi Day there was a procession through the town, in which the King himself, all the temporal ambassadors here, and other estates to the number of 24, bore the canopy over the sacrament. On the Sunday following four pageants on scaffolds in the market place were presented in the King's presence; viz. "the decollation of St. John Baptist, the authority of the Church committed by Christ to his apostles, the Ascension and the Day of Judgment." On Midsummer Day the King, with 23 others, in coats and cloaks of goldsmiths' work, ran and cast canes on horseback in the market place, after the manner of the country, "whereas the King did very well, much praised. A fresh sight for once or twice to behold; but afterwards nothing. As soon as the cane is cast they fly; whereof the French ambassador said that it was a good game to teach men to fly. My Lord Barnes answered, that the Frenchmen learned it well besides Guinegate, at the Journey of the Spurs." In the afternoon was a bullbaiting; and then forty more noblemen, richly dressed, cast canes. On St. Peter's Eve the legate from Rome was honorably brought in by the King. They say the legate will pass to Portugal without delay. Lord Chievres came to their lodging the last day of June, and, after some talk, said they had received letters from Flanders from the Lady Margaret, stating that she had heard from the Emperor that Henry had not sent an ambassador to the Swiss, and he asked them to write to Henry on the subject. "It may be done according to promise, what your grace may do herein, and what the Provost of Cassell." (fn. 1)
f. 121 (fn. 2). This country looks for a breach between the French King and the King Catholic. Thinks it is not unlikely. All Spain is now in the King's hands. About 200 Turks lately landed at Naples, and took 100 persons, among them a nobleman and his wife coming from their marriage. The King is preparing an army against Barbary. The Admiral of Naples will accompany it. He was not present at the said deed. There is no more news, but daily frays and mischief enough, with dearth of all things, without justice and "looking upon," and in Castile is much sickness. Did not know half an hour before this post's departing. Asks for some cramp rings. "Tomorrow shall be general procession for persons, the King's subjects, 10,000 and beyond, taken by the Turks."
To the King's grace, from Saragossa, 2 July.
Draft, in Kite's hand, pp. 4.
2 July.
S. B.
Lease, for 21 years, of pastures called "Lez Nabbis," "Northyngis" and "Bulforde Toftis," in the lordship of Sherifhoton, York, at the annual rent of 22l. 6s. 8d., and 13s. 4d. increase. Del. Westm., 2 July 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2.
3 July.
Giust. Desp. II. 199.
4284. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
The French secretary is still here. They have not visited each other. The legate is still at Calais, "detained there by these lords," and will remain for some time. Preparations are made for receiving him. Would have gone to meet him, but was told by Wolsey it was not regular. Will be very sedulous in visiting him on his arrival. Lambeth, 3 July 1518.
3 July. 4285. For RIC. KIRKE of Horncastyll and KATHARINE his wife.
Licence to alienate lands in Glentworth, Linc., to Sir Rob. Dymmok and his heirs. Westm., 3 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10; and p. 2, m. 31.
4 July.
S. B.
For Hugh Bp. of Exeter, Sir Hen. Marney, steward of the duchy of Cornwall, Sir John Arundell, receiver general of the same, Sir W. Trevanyon, Sir Th. Denys, John Turnour and Guthlac Overton, auditors of the same, Wm. Lowre, John Skewys, Hen. Trecarell, John Tregian, Walter Burlace, John Walshe, and Th. Cokke to be commissioners and assessors of the duchy of Cornwall. Del. Westm., 4 July 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12; and p. 2, m. 34.
4 July.
P. S.
4287. For WALTER BADAM, page of the Chamber.
To have the customs of the town of Knyghton, Marches of Wales, during pleasure. Woodstock, 20 April 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 July.
5 July.
R. O. St. P. I. 2.
4288. PACE to WOLSEY.
The King arrived this night; the Queen welcomed him with a big belly. Te Deum laudamus is to be sung at St. Paul's. Woodstock, 5 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's grace.
5 July.
Vit. B. III. 222. B. M. Rym. XIII. 607.
Cardinal Hadrian was deprived in a consistory this day. The process has been necessarily tedious because of the legal forms required. Thinks that Worcester will write at greater length. Rome, 5 July 1518. Signature burnt off.
Lat., p. 1, mutilated.
5 July. 4290. For JOHN FORD of LONDON, draper.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingefeld, Lieutenant of Calais. Westm., 5 July.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 5.
6 July. 4291. For JOHN ROYS.
Asent to his election as mayor of Chichester, and John Molens and John Boys as constables of the staple there. Westm., 6 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6.
6 July.
P. S.
4292. For ROB. POOLE of Ipswich, Suffolk, mercer, alias vintner.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingfeld, Deputy of Calais. Woodstock, 21 June 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 July 10 Hen. VIII.
7 July.
R. O.
4293. PACE to WOLSEY.
The King has received a letter out of Ireland from the Earl of Desmond, and another from the city of Cork, to which Pace is to make answer, and also write another to the Earl of Kildare. Encloses all three to Wolsey. Today the King declared to his Council after dinner the effect of the communications between Wolsey and the French ambassador. They are considered to be favorable to the wellbeing of the realm and the peace of Christendom. Woodstock, 7 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's grace.
8 July.
R. O.
4294. ROB. USTWAYTE of Rygby, Linc.
Indenture of sale, 8 July 1518, to the King, of a messuage, &c. in East Greenwich, now held by Charles Earl of Worcester, and two tenements adjoining, between the house and garden of Sir Wm. Compton on the west, and the Prior of Shene's tenement, called the Old Court, on the east. Signed.
Endorsed as enrolled on the Close Roll, 26 Oct.
8 July.
P. S.
4295. For WM. REGGLEY, yeoman of the Wardrobe of Beds.
To have a corrody in the monastery of Pershore, Worc., vice John Smythe alias Estryke, deceased. Woodstock, 25 June 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 July.
8 July.
P. S.
4296. For RIC. OSBORNE of Sybbirtoft, Northt., alias of London, felmonger, alias "wolchapman," and merchant of the staple of Calais.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingfelde, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 5 July 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 July.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 5.
9 July.
P. S.
4297. For JOHN VEYSY, Dean of the Chapel of the Household and the King's counsellor.
Presentation to the church of Myvod, St. Asaph's dioc., vice Edw. Higgons, doctor of decrees, resigned. Woodstock, 6 July 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 July.
9 July.
P. S.
4298. For EDW. HIGGONS, doctor of decrees.
To have the canonry in the collegiate church of St. Stephen's in Westminster Palace, vice John Veysy, Dean of the Chapel of the Household. Woodstock, 6 July 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 July.
9 July.
P. S.
4299. For JOHN ROOPER.
Wardship of John, son and heir of Th. and Marg. Morton. Woodstock, 24 April 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 13.
9 July
S. B.
4300. For TH. GYLDON.
Lease, for 21 years, of the manor of Byllyngburgh, Linc., at an annual rent of 6l. 4s. 1d., and 22s. 7d. increase. Del. Westm., 9 July 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 34.
9 July.
S. B.
Lease, for 21 years, of the site of the manor of Stewton, Linc., tenements there called "le Esthouse and Westhouse," a close, and five acres of meadow called "Holandis," parcel of the possessions of the late Viscount Beamount; at an annual rent of 20l. 10s., and 10s. increase. Del. Westm., 9 July 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17.
9 July.
S. B.
Lease, for 21 years, of Newesham farm, in the lordship of Longenewton, parcel of the duchy of York, as held by Hugh Kedynghale; at an annual rent of 12l., and 20d. increase. Del. Westm., 9 July 10 Hen. VIII.
9 July.
Calig. D. VII. 8. B. M.
4303. TREATY between ENGLAND and FRANCE.
"[Sequun]tur articuli conventi capitulati, conclusi et ... pro bono pacis et totius reipublicæ Christianæ ac pro [firma et] indissolubili unione potentissimorum Angliæ et Franciæ Regum, inter reverendum in Christo patrem et dominum D. Cardinalem Eboracensem pro parte Regis Angliæ, etc., ex una, et Dominum Nicholaum de Villa Regia pro parte dicti Regis Francorum ex altera."
These articles relate to the marriage between the Princess Mary and the Dauphin, and the surrender of Tournay. They are signed at the top by the King, and at the end by Cardinal Wolsey and De Neufville. At Westminster, 9 July 1518.
The substance of this paper will be found in two treaties published by Rymer, vol. XIII. pp. 632, 642.
Lat., pp. 17.
10 July.
S. B. Rym. XIII. 608.
Commission to Thomas, Cardinal, Primate, and Chancellor of England, to treat with the commissioner of Francis King of France, Lord Nicholas Neufville, Lord Villeroy, audiencer and secretary of the chamber and finances to the said King, concerning peace, and touching a marriage between the Princess Mary, daughter of the King of England, and the Dauphin of France. London, 10 July 1518, 10 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 17.
10 July.
Bud. Ep. 14 b.
Received his letter on 6 July, with the rings. Had just drawn on his boots to ride, and would not answer in haste, as it was written in such an elegant style he did not like to be outdone. Finds by his letter that Linacre desires to thank him for a copy of his book De Asse, presented him by Budæus when he was at Paris in the suite of Queen Mary, and for the services Budæus had rendered him in overlooking his lately published work. His services were not a gift but a fee to purchase the advocacy of Linacre in England. Cannot regret the time he employed in Linacre's version De Sanitate Tuenda. Has distributed among the wives of his relatives and friends the eighteen rings of silver, and one of gold he received from Linacre, telling them they were amulets against slander and calumny. Has been much interrupted in his studies the last two years, in consequence of having paid so little attention to his household affairs. Paris, 6 id. Jul.
10 July.
P. S.
4306. For LEONARD WARCOP, alias BARWIKE, pursuivant at arms.
To be bailiff of Busby and Faceby, York, vice Christ. Vincent, deceased. Woodstock, 6 July 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5.
10 July. 4307. For WM. WATTYS of Shroppham, Norf., laborer.
Pardon for killing Th. Reder of Shroppham by accident. Westm., 10 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2.
11 July.
R. O.
4308. PACE to WOLSEY.
It was fortunately devised between the King and Wolsey that the King should leave Woodstock at this time, as two persons are dead of the sickness: more are infected, one of them a servant to a yeoman of the King's guard. Tomorrow the King and Queen will lodge at Ewelme, and not stop by the way, as the place appointed for their lodging is infected. Very few of the household will follow, but lodge at Wallyngton. "The Duke of Southfolke arrived here yesternight, and this morning he did speak with me very effectually of one the same matter which I have declared unto your grace in time past, viz. of faithful amity to be established between your grace and him, confirming with solemn oaths, in most humble manner, the most faithful love and servitude that he intendeth to use towards your grace during his life in all manner of cases touching your honor. And he said that he doubted but little but this thing should come to good pass if such persons did not let it, by untrue and evil relation." Pace gave a general answer. Woodstock, 11 July.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's grace.
11 July. 4309. For the MASTERS OF THE COMPANY OF COOKS, London.
Inspeximus and confirmation of patent, 11 July 22 Edw. IV., being the grant of incorporation of the company, with exemption from serving on juries, &c. Westm., 11 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12.
11 July.
P. S.
4310. For SIR HEN. WILLOUGHBY of Wollaton, Notts.
Wardship of Thomas, son and heir of Simon Brasebrigge and Elizabeth his wife, the said Simon being son of John Brasebrigge of Kynnesbur', Warw., and Rose his wife. Greenwich, 3 July 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 July 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 14.
11 July.
P. S.
4311. For JOHN BALLED, of Sibbirtofte, drover, alias chapman, alias of Harrington, "gresyer," alias of Kelmershe, Northt., "corser."
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Woodstock, 8 July 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 July 10 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 5.
Cambridgeshire.—Th. Abp. of York, N. Bp. of Ely, Sir Humph. Conyngesby, John Carell, Sir John Cutte, Sir Ralph Chamberleyn, Sir Giles Alyngton, Fras. Hasilden, John Wode, Rob. Freveill, John Hynde, Philip Parys and Wm. Colyns. Westm., 11 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 1d.
12 July.
Vesp. C. I. 178. B. M.
They were sent for yesterday by the King Catholic, who desired them to signify to the King with speed the following, sc.: (1) that Henry should, according to promise, send an ambassador to be resident in Switzerland, (2) and watch carefully the Emperor and electors at Osebrough (Augsburg) lest the French King be made King of the Romans; (3) that the King Catholic desired to treat with Henry for the possession of Tournay, and, on knowing his mind, would send an embassy; (4) that he desired to know Henry's mind about the legate now with him from the Pope, that his and the King Catholic's answer may agree; (5) the King and his Council are dissatisfied with the five years' peace, and think whoever designed it meant mischief. Le Shaw, near servant of the King Catholic, has been in France to show cause against the meeting of the two Sovereigns; has urged various excuses; among others, that the nobles will not agree to it. Francis is sore displeased. The states of Arragon have consented to accept Charles as their sovereign, and are to give him the oath on St. James' Day next, with a large subsidy. The Lady Eleanor will marry the King of Portugal tomorrow by deputy. The King desires his recommendation to Henry. "We beseech your grace to remember us with some of your hallowed ringes." Saragossa, 12 July. Signed.
Cipher, with a decipher of all but the last sentence; pp. 3. Add.: To the King's grace.
Harl. 295. f. 121b. B. M. 2. Draft of the above, in Kite's hand. Modern note in margin: "This letter I have in cipher, but not deciphered; therefore to be interlined."
12 July.
R. O.
"The chargys and expensys of Dyners made and provided" at Westminster for the "Lorde Cardinall of the Souchis" and the Lords of the King's Council, from 29 Dec. 7 Hen. VIII. to 12 July 10 Hen. VIII. (fn. 3)
Pp. 143, with a half sheet loose; in rough parchment covers.
12 July.
P. S.
Licence to hold two fairs there annually: one on the day and morrow of St. Edward, King and Confessor; the other on Monday and Tuesday in the first week of Lent. Wolffalle, 15 June 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7.
12 July. 4316. For PETER VAN.
Presentation to the church of Bonynges, marches of Calais. Westm., 12 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2.
12 July. 4317. JUSTICES OF ASSIZE.
Western Circuit.—Th. Elyot with Sir Ric. Elyot and John Erneley. Westm., 12 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
Norfolk Circuit.—Th. Fitz Hugh with Sir Humph. Conyngesby and John Carell. Westm., 12 July.
Midland Circuit.—John Jenour with Th. Pygot and Brian Palmes. Westm., 12 July.
Home Circuit.—Simon Fitz with John Fyneux and John More. Westm., 12 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12d.
13 July.
R. O.
4318. LYNN, Norfolk.
Indenture 13 July 1518, between Ric. Wells of Lynnbishop, Norf., cooper, on the one part, and Fras. Bawdwin and Ric. Reynold of London, on the other. The latter undertake to freight a ship in Andalusia to the port of Lynn, with wines and fruits.
13 July.
S. B.
Lease, for seven years, of waste lands called "Saltefleteby meles" in the soke of Gayton, Linc., between Saltefletehavyn and Skydbrowke on the north, Thedylthorp on the south, the sea walls of Saltfleteby on the west, and the sea on the east; at the annual rent of 20s. Del. Westm., 13 July 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6.
14 July.
R. O.
4320. PACE to WOLSEY.
Could not send by the bearer the commission signed by the King, as he is gone "in hunting." Tomorrow the King leaves for Bisham, "as it is time; for they do die in these parts in every place, not only of the small pokkes and mezils, but also of the great sickness." Wallingford, 14 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's grace.
14 July.
S. B.
4321. For TH. TRUSSELL.
Lease, for 21 years, of the farm of the herbage of the park of Tonneworth, alias Leddesbrokysparke, in the lordship of Tonneworth, Warw., at an annual rent of 6l. Del. Westm., 14 July 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6.
14 July.
S. B.
4322. For TH. WASTLYN of Burnby, Linc.
Lease, for 10 years, of the warren of coneys in the waste or moors of Frothringham and Stompthorp, called Frothryngham, Estmour and Stompthorp Estmour, Linc., parcel of the duchy of Cornwall, at an annual rent of 20s. Del. Westm., 14 July 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6.
15 July.
P. S.
Grant in frankalmoigne, to them and their successors, of the fishery of Carlioll, at the annual rent of one mark; and grant of one tun of red wine annually, in the port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, for sacrament. Woodstock, 12 July 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 15 July 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6.
16 July. 4324. For JOHN WENT, chaplain.
Presentation to the church of Balyngham, marches of Calais. Westm., 16 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2.
17 July.
P. S.
4325. For JOHN HEYDON.
Wardship of Robert, son and heir of Hen. Dynne. Woodstock, 22 April, 9 (sic) Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 17 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6.
18 July.
R. O.
4326. PACE to WOLSEY.
Yesternight the King was advertised that one of my Lady Princess's servants was sick of a hot ague. He has commanded Pace to write to Mr. Sydnor that the Princess should come to Byssham Abbey, remain there Tuesday, and be at the More on Wednesday. The King has since heard that the servant has recovered. He wishes the Princess to be removed, notwithstanding, till she hear further the King's pleasure, from Enfield. The Council wish Wolsey would devise "such gistes as shall be most for the King's surety and my Lady's," in consequence of the contagion. "We have daily advertisements here, other of some sweating or the great sickness from places very near unto us; and as for surfeits and drunkenness we have enough at home. My Lord of Durham's books were yesterday full evil entreated by lewd persons, to his no small discontentation. The Queen intendeth to hunt tomorrow four miles hence in a little park of Sir John Pechy's. Your grace shall receive here inclosed gistes devised by divers ways for my Lady Princess after she shall depart hence." From the More, 18 July.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's grace. Endd.
ii. "The Princesse Giestes from Bisham to Hawryng."—"From Bysham to the More,—from the More to Enveld,—from Enveld to Hawryng."
"From Bysham to the More,—from the More to Tytynanger 8 miles, or to Hatfield 12,—from the More to Fortescuys Place 15 miles,—from Hatfield to Havvring 12 miles,—from Tytynanger to Havring 15 miles."
P. 1. Detached slip of paper.
18 July.
Galba, B. VII. 73. B. M.
Has received his letters from Woodstock, 30 June, congratulating him on his arrival, which he heard of from Ferdinand's aunt. Will be very pleased to come to England, as Henry asks, if he can do so. Could not come by England, on account of the King's order to hasten his journey, and by reason of the wind. Was received by his aunt and the noblemen of the country with much honor. Bruges, 18 July. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
18 July.
R. O.
Sends his maître d'hotel, the bearer, to the King, to offer his services. Begs Wolsey's kind assistance. Offers him a mule, "pulchrior et melior omnibus in istis partibus," and will be glad to know his pleasure by the messenger. Mortaigne, "anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo xviiio die Julii." Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: Rmo. in Christo patri Cardinali Diorke.
18 July. 4329. For the ABBEY OF DERLEY.
Writ to the escheator of Notts. and Derby for the restitution of the temporalities of St. Mary's on election of Hen. Wyndeley as abbot, his fealty to be taken by the abbot of S. S. Mary and Modwena, Burton on Trent, and the Abbot of Dale. Westm., 18 July.
20 July.
Galba, B. V. 339. B. M.
Has requested Master Roussel to present his letter, and begs credence for him. Runibeke, 20 July 1518. Signed.
Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add.
22 July.
R. O.
4331. PACE to WOLSEY.
The King has commanded him to signify that he wishes the bearer to be assisted in his petition, for the service he did in the late war. The petitioner desires that no strange ship be freighted into the "oriental parts" before his. The King has directed his letters to the Admiral to that effect. He desires that no lord absent from the court shall keep any servant or stuff in his chamber, "considering the misorder that is used by their servants, whereby infection of sickness might ensue." Woodstock, 22 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's grace. Endd. in Agarde's hand: "Letters and minutes of letters from sundry princes to the King and Cardinal.—Anni incerti."
22 July.
Giust. Desp. II. 200.
4332. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
The French secretary has left, and is to be replaced by two great personages, to conclude, as it is said, a marriage between Princess Mary and the Dauphin. The Cardinal will not admit it: is, however, convinced of its truth. Is told that Campeggio will cross to England in a few days. Has had the sweating sickness twice in one week, and two of his servants have died in his house. Begs to be recalled. Lambeth, 22 July 1518.
23 July.
Harl. 433. f. 293. B. M.
On Friday, 23rd July 1518, 10 Hen. VIII., the Pope's legate, Laurentius de Campeggio, arrived at "the Dele," beside Sandwich, where the Bp. of Chichester, and Lords Bergevenny and Cobham, with a number of Kentish gentlemen, met him, and conveyed him to Sandwich, where he remained that night. On the next day they conducted him to Canterbury, where he arrived between 9 and 10 a.m., and after changing his clothes was received by all the clergy with the mayor and aldermen, who conducted him to the gates of Christ Church, where he was received by the Abp. of Canterbury, the Bishop of Rochester, the Abbots of St. Augustine and Faversham, and the Priors of Christchurch and St. Gregory, all in pontificalibus. After kissing the holy crucifix, he was brought up to the high altar, the monks singing "Summæ Trinitati, &c.," and thereupon the Archbishop said prayers over him. After kissing certain relies, he was led to St. Thomas's shrine with the anthem of St. Thomas; which ended, he sang the collect, "Deus pro cujus ecclesia, &c.," and then solemnly blessed the people. He was then conducted by the Archbishop and the said lords to St. Augustine's Abbey, where he was received by the Abbot and brethren, and led up to the high altar and thence to his lodging. The Archbishop returned to his palace with most of the lords to dinner.
On Sunday the legate remained at St. Augustine's, and heard high mass in the choir; after which he had a great dinner, at which the Archbishop and the nobles were present. After dinner he went to Christchurch, and saw St. Thomas's shrine and other relics, and then returned to his lodging at St. Augustine's. Early on Monday morning, when it thundered, lightened and rained sore, he departed with the bishops and lords, dined at Sittingbourne, and thence went to Boxley Abbey, where he passed the night. On Tuesday he went to the Archbishop's place at Otford, where the Archbishop received him, and there he remained two days; during which time the Archbishop made him good and great cheer, and divers pleasures and goodly pastimes. On the Thursday after, he went on to Levesham, near Greenwich, where he dined with Mr. Wm. Hattecliff, one of the clerks of the green cloth. After dinner, about one o'clock, he proceeded to Blackheath, and was met by the Duke of Norfolk with a great number of lords, the Bp. of Durham pronouncing a congratulatory oration on his coming. This done, the company, to the number of 2,000 horses, formed in order according to their degrees, and proceeded towards London. The King's tent was set up in a meadow beyond St. Thomas Watergage, wherein the legate changed his apparel and his mule, and then went on towards London with his cross borne before him, with "two pillers and two balaxes." The nobles rode before him, and after him his brother, a prothonotary, with Thomas Halsey, an Englishman, who is a Bishop in Ireland. The legate's servants came next, dressed all in red, and after them the Archbishop's, clothed in one livery with red hats, except the chaplains, to the number of 200 horses. On both sides of the street stood the clergy of London with copes of gold, crosses and censers. At London Bridge an oration was made to him. The London crafts began their order in "Gracious Strete," in Cheapside welcomed by the Mayor and Aldermen; and a brief Latin oration was delivered by Mr. Moore. At Paul's Church, the Bps. of Lincoln and London, and all the ministers of Paul's received him, and the Bp. of London made a short oration; after which he was taken up to the high altar; then returned to his mule, and was conveyed to his lodging at Bath's Place.
Pp. 3.
24 July.
R. O.
Thanks him for his letter dated Durham Place, 17 July, and his counsel sent by his cousin Humphrey Wingfield, which he will endeavor to follow to the best of his power. Has always striven to do Wolsey's pleasure. They who reported otherwise have maligned him. They should be brought forth to see if they will persist in their untrue surmises. Is glad to find Wolsey does not credit them. Is anxious to see him, and explain everything. Hopes, at the beginning of next term, to satisfy the King and Wolsey of their debts. Elmeswell Hall, Suffolk, 24 July. Signed and sealed.
Pp. 2. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal.
24 July.
R. O.
4335. PACE to WOLSEY.
As the King had asked him whether he had seen the Pope's bull comprising such clauses as Wolsey commanded him to show the King, thinks it would be desirable that Wolsey should bring the original bull with him. Enfield, July 24.
Hol., p. 1. Add. and endd.
24 July.
Mon. Habs. Abtheil, II. B. I. 64.
Instructions for Jehan de la Sauch, the King of Castile's secretary, now sent to England.
De la Sauch shall have letters of credence to the Bp. of Elna, and shall tell him that Charles has heard, by his letters to Mons. de Montigny, who showed them to Madame and the Council, of the proceedings between England and France, which consist chiefly of three points; viz., the marriage of the Dauphin to the English Princess, the restitution of Tournay to France, and a firm alliance between the two countries. Wolsey had informed the Bishop of these negotiations, promised they should be for the interest of the King Catholic, and felt sure that Francis would attempt nothing against him in Italy; saying that if Francis accepted the articles he would propose concerning the King Catholic and his allies, it would not be necessary to spend any money on the Swiss; Charles would then be safe on all sides, and free to attend to other business in Africa and elsewhere. Wolsey, however, advised him to send some one to keep the Swiss in good humor, without spending any money, until it has been ascertained how affairs go on between England and France.
De la Sauch is to say that Madame and the Council, seeing the importance of these matters, have sent him to watch over their interests in these negotiations; that the King Catholic has never abandoned Henry in his treaties with France, nor allowed any article to his prejudice, though he has been often pressed to do so; that Francis only wishes to dissolve the friendship between him and England, as he has so often tried to do. After having been very desirous of a meeting, either in Flanders or Spain, he has now found means of putting it off. Most of the princes of the empire are assembled at Augsburg, and the others are preparing to go there. They are all well disposed towards the King Catholic, and he has good hopes of obtaining the empire. These remonstrances the ambassadors are to make use of as they think fit. Has sent a knight of his Order to the Swiss. The Pope and Emperor have also sent to them, and Henry is bound to do the same, notwithstanding his present negotiations. Does not wish to cause a rupture between England and France, as he has always desired unity between Christian princes for an expedition against the Turks;—only requests that nothing be concluded to his detriment, or against existing treaties.
If Tournay is restored, the following stipulations, which he has often mentioned to his ambassadors, must be insisted on; viz., Francis must promise not to send any garrison there; not harbor the Emperor's rebels or exiles; and the people of Tournay be bound not to receive any garrison, or harbor rebels. Wishes that some means might be found for coming to an agreement with Gueldres about Friesland. If nothing better can be done, the treaty between the King and Gueldres, of Sept. 1517, might be renewed by means of the French ambassadors, if Gueldres will renounce all claims to Friesland, and restore the places which he holds there, and pay the sum of 100,000 g. cr., according to the said treaty. When De la Sauch has declared the above matters to the Bp. of Elna, they are to put them before the King and Wolsey as seems most suitable, and report their intentions. If Wolsey speak of the Bishop or bishopric of Tournay, or other matters in which he cannot give him a good answer, he must feign to ignore it, and say, in general terms, that the King and Council will show him all possible favor. If mention is made of Wolsey's pension, he is to say that Madame and the Council were informed that the King had ordered the payment for the past term by letter of exchange, which he sent from Spain into England, and for the future no delay shall happen. Bruges, 24 July 1518. Signed: Charles. Countersigned: Haneton.
24 July. 4337. For the ABBEY OF SELBY.
Writ to the escheator of co. York, for restitution of the temporalities of the monastery of St. German, Selby, on election of Tho. Rawlynson as abbot, his fidelity having been taken by Brian Higdon, Dean of York Cathedral, and by the Abbot of St. Mary's Without. Westm., 24 July.
ii. Similar writs for Linc., Leic., Northt. and city of York.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7.
25 July.
R. O.
4338. DAVID HOWM of Wedderburn to WOLSEY.
Being a banished man, and anxious to procure his pardon, had taken the French ambassador, in the hope of obtaining it through him. His special friend, Lord Dacre, during the last fortnight, has so urged him to release the ambassador that he could not detain him. Wolsey is aware that there is no relying on the Duke of Albany, as was seen in the slaying of my Lord Home, his chief, under trust. Begs, therefore, the King will make interest to obtain his pardon. Without it, he dare not enter Scotland again. Sends his brother Alexander with the ambassador to Wolsey. Cawmyllis, 25 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's grace.
25 July.
Calig. D. VII. 19. B. M.
Is delighted at Wolsey's letters, and the report of Nicholas [de Neufville], the French ambassador, of the activity of Wolsey in promoting the alliance. Francis will send as commissioners to England, the nobles of his privy chamber who are best acquainted with his wishes; sc., the Admiral of France, Lord of Bonnivet and Crevequeur, "centum lancearum more Gallico ductorem," brother of the Grand Master, with three others, viz., the King's Chamberlain Chaundeuier, the Lords Nicolas and Villeroy. The embassy will thus be more expeditious than if greater nobles had been sent. Commends Nicolas. Angers, 25 July.
Hol., Lat., pp. 2, mutilated.
26 July.
Er. Ep. II. 24.
Need not be apprehensive of the cold in England, as they sweat there in midwinter with their fireplaces. Has met at Basle Ant. Pucci, the papal legate. Has been greatly afflicted more than a month with sickness, and compelled, contrary to his wont, to call in physicians. Pace returned, but Erasmus did not see him, as the King sent for him to England. He is high in favor with the King and the Cardinal. Much as he dislikes courts, Erasmus would be glad, were he young again, to return to England. Speaks highly of Henry's favor to learning. Katharine is not only a miracle of learning, but is not less pious than learned. Thomas Linacre is King's physician; Tunstal, Master of the Rolls (a scriniis); More, privy councillor; Pace (huic pene germanus), secretary; Mountjoy, chamberlain of the Household; Colet, preacher; Stokesley, who is well versed in the schoolmen, and intimately acquainted with three languages, confessor (a sacris). It is a museum more than a court. Is reconciled to Faber. The rumors about the Turk are not credited, people have so often been deceived. Is sorry to hear the news of Musurus and Paleotti. Faustus is dead in France, and Ammonius in England. Basle, 7 kl. Aug. 1518.
26 July.
Galba, B. VI. 65. B. M.
Lady Margaret and Mountigny received letters from England on the 22nd, notifying the contents of the treaty between "your grace" and France; on which they sent immediately to the Emperor, the King of Spain and their ambassador in France. They profess great dissatisfaction at the match between the Dauphin and the Princess, and at the proposed delivery of Tournay; and fear this agreement will cause the loss of Naples, and that Henry will not send an ambassador to the Swiss as he lately promised. The governors will not be satisfied with any assurances unless they come from the King or Wolsey, and have sent over two persons on other pretences to know what has passed. Is anxious to be recalled. Bruges, 26 July.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 2. Add.: Lord Cardinal of York.
26 July.
Harl. 295. f. 122b. B. M.
This day se'nnight Lady Eleanor was espoused to the King of Portugal, and will go there soon. The estates will swear allegiance to the King in ten or twelve days. "God send hit an ende; for we lye here with most charge and expence, horse and man, and in most scarcity of all good things, as well meat and drink, that may be thought." The French say marriage is concluded between the Dauphin and our Princess. Always declares he neither hears nor thinks it. There is great dread of Francis becoming Emperor, and every one talks of war for the nonrestitution of Navarre. "Here is daily triumphs, fighting at the bars, justs, and juga de kanes. The Lord Fynes' challenge was at the bars very well done; at the tilt many noble men; the King himself often at juga the kanes; sumptuous apparel, a pennyworth of everything for tenpence." And so the country keepeth the King here by craft and all to their profit. Begs letters and cramp rings. Saragossa, 26 July 1518.
Draft, in Kite's hand, pp. 2. Add.
Vesp. C. I. 181. B. M. 2. Modern copy of the same.
27 July.
R. O. Rym. XIII. 609.
4343. LEO X. to the Legates WOLSEY and CAMPEGGIO.
Power to grant plenary indulgence during their legation. Rome, 1518, 6 kal. Aug., 6 pont.
27 July.
R. O.
Would have answered his letters dated London, 6 April, and the instructions delivered by Wolsey to Hisilstain, had he not expected an ambassador from England. Now finding that there is no certainty of his arrival, and that matters in Switzerland are unusually disturbed, begs the King to send at once an agent thither, in order that by community of action they may bring the Swiss over to their side. For this purpose the King Catholic has already sent his ambassador with full powers. The matter will allow of no delay. Augsburg, 27 July 1518. Signed.
Lat., vellum. Add.
Inspeximus and exemplification of—
i. A writ, dated 16 June 10 Hen. VIII., relative to Sir Hugh Conway.
ii. An inquisition, taken 23 June 10 Hen. VIII., at Bekynsfeld, Bucks, before Ric. Hampden, escheator, showing that certain possessions of his in the said county remained at his death, on 22 March 9 Hen. VIII., to the said Countess and her heirs by her late husband, William Earl of Devon, according to act of parliament, 3 Hen. VIII.
iii. The inrolment of a writ of livery, 3 July 10 Hen. VIII., in favor of the Countess. Westm., 27 July.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, ms. 14 and 15.
28 July.
R. O.
4346. PACE to WOLSEY.
Has spoken with the Duke of Suffolk, and found him well contented with such communication as Wolsey had with him at Enfield. He looks forward to the communication to be had with Wolsey, and trusts to satisfy him, "and obtain his purpose in his reasonable desires." Tonight the King removes to Wansted. Enfield, 28 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
28 July.
S. B.
Authority to grant licences to export tin from the counties of Cornwall and Devon. Del. Westm., 28 July 10 Hen. VIII.
29 July.
Martene, Amp. C. III. 1291.
The King is greatly pleased with Worcester's diligence in urging the deprivation of Cardinal Hadrian. He is not to suppose because the King wrote sharply that he has lost the King's favor. On learning the news of Hadrian's privation, the King sent a knight of the garter to Campeggio at Calais. On the 14 July the Legate took ship and landed at Sandwich, where he was received by the Bishop of Chichester, Lord Burgavenny and a large company of nobles and gentry, and so conducted to Canterbury, where he was met by the Archbishop, the Bishop of Rochester and the Abbot of St. Augustine's, in the cathedral; and after they had been sprinkled with holy water and censed, he was conducted to his lodgings. After resting two days at Canterbury he proceeded to Sittingborne to dinner, attended by 500 horse; from this to supper at Holy Cross Abbey; all expences were provided by Wolsey's arrangements. In the morning he came to Rochester, where a magnificent dinner was provided; thence to Otford, attended all the way by the Archbishop, a thousand horse, many in armor and gold chains. At Blackheath he was met by the Bp. of Ely and all the ambassadors, and conducted to a royal tent of cloth of gold, two miles distant from London, specially erected for his reception. Here he was met by the Duke of Norfolk, the Bps. of Durham and Lincoln, the Earl of Surrey, Lord Admiral, the Lord Barbia (Bergavenny?), the Lord Dauser (D'Arcy) and many others. The Bp. of Durham then made an oration, and welcomed him to England. After he had entered the tent, he put on his pontificals, and was conducted to London with a cavalcade of 4,000 horse. From St. George's Church to London Bridge, the way was lined on both sides by a large concourse of friars, monks and clergy, with gold and silver crosses, to the number of sixty, all dressed in their copes made of cloth of gold, and singing hymns, "harmonia prope modum divina;" and as the Legate passed they censed him and sprinkled him with holy water. At the foot of the bridge were two Bishops in pontificals, who received him, and presented him with the relics of the saints to kiss. So loud were the rejoicings, and such salvos of artillery rent the air, as if the heavens themselves would fall. The procession extended more than two miles, and all the streets were crammed. When he reached Cheapside he was received by the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, one of whom made him a speech * * *
29 July.
P. S.
4349. For RIC. POLE, yeoman usher of the Chamber.
Grant of certain lands and tenements, of the annual value of 10 marks, in Sutton upon Darwent, York, formerly belonging to one Cathwaite and was forfeited by him, and which was afterwards granted to Thomas Lynam, now deceased. Woodstock, 6 July 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 July.
30 July.
R. O. Rym. XIII. 609.
4350. LEO X. to WOLSEY.
Grants him the administration of the see of Bath and Wells on the deprivation of Cardinal Adrian de Corneto. Rome, 1518, 3 kal. Aug., 6 pont.
31 July.
R. O. Rym. XIII. 611.
4351. FRANCIS I.
Commission to William Gouffier Lord of Bonivet, his Chamberlain in ordinary and Admiral of France, Stephen Poncher Bp. of Paris, Francis de Rochecovart Lord of Campodenario, Seneschal of Toulouse and Governor of Rochelle (Rupella), his Chamberlain, and Nicholas de Neufville Lord of Villeroy, Audiencer of France and Secretary of Finance, to treat with Pope Leo, Henry King of England and other princes for a league of mutual defence. Angiers, 31 July 1518, 4 Francis I. Signed. Countersigned: Hedoyn.
Lat. Seal lost.
R. O. Rym. XIII. 614. 2. Commission to the same, to treat with the King of England for marriage between his daughter Princess Mary and Francis the Dauphin. Same date. Signed and countersigned.
R. O. Rym. XIII. 616. 3. Commission to the same, to treat with the English commissioners for the delivery up by England of Tournay, the abbey of St. Amand and the castle or city of Mortaigne. For the observance of the articles concerning the surrender and marriage. Francis shall give hostages. Same date. Signed and countersigned.
Lat. Seal lost.
R. O. Rym. XIII. 618. 4. Commission to the same, to treat with the English commissioners for an interview between Henry and Francis. Same date. Signed and countersigned.
31 July.
R. O.
4352. FRANCIS I.
Special commission to William Gouffier Lord of Bonivet, Admiral of France, to contract, in the name of Francis and his son the Dauphin, a marriage between the Dauphin and Princess Mary of England. The commission to the four commissioners on the same subject is not hereby invalidated. Angiers, 31 July 1518, 4 Francis I. Signed. Countersigned: Hedoyn.
31 July.
Calig. D. VII. 21. B. M.
Credentials of the Admiral, the Bp. of Paris, Chandenyer and Villeroy. Angiers, 31 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: [A] Mons. le Cardinal d'Yort.
31 July.
R. O. Rym. XIII. 610.
Patent of Francis I. granting to Wolsey 12,000 livres of Tours, a year, for life, in recompence for the bishopric of Tournay: to be paid in London or Calais, half on 1 Nov. and half on 1 May. Angiers, 31 July 1518, 4 Francis I. Signed. Countersigned: Hedoyn.
Calig. D. VII. 29. B. M. 2. Paper endorsed: "Copia literarum patentium Francisci Gallorum Regis super concessione pensionis annuæ xij. millium librarum Toronensium facta Rmo D. Cardinali super sua dimissione ecclesiæ Tornacensis." 31 July 1518.
R. O. 4355. SUFFOLK to WOLSEY.
Received his letter yesternight, expressing his and other of the Council's wish that Suffolk and "me Lord of Dyncher" (Devonshire) should be in attendance with him. Would have gladly obeyed, had the King been willing to spare him, but his grace thinks he has "bout fyowe to gyef atyndauns" on him.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To me Lord Lyggate es grace.
Calig. D. VII. 22. B. M. 4356. A LETTER OF INTELLIGENCE.
Bonnivet and others have started for England on their embassy, the most splendid that ever left France. He has with him thirty gentlemen and fifty archers, with companies of wrestlers, musicians and tennis players. The French are delighted with the alliance; but will it last? The English have fortune in their favor. "Ils ont beau faire leurs besoignes;" for the French have been expecting to get the better of them these three or four years past. Is surprised that they are going to surrender Tournay for 400,000 crowns of gold. The King of France reports that they will give up Guygnes and Calais, which the writer does not think they will be such fools as to do; for they may get what they like out of him, even the half of his kingdom, rather than that the alliance should not take place ...
Francis hopes to be Emperor by the instrumentality of the Pope. The Duke of Albany has sent across his people by all the ports of Normandy, Britanny and Picardy. He returns to Scotland on Wednesday, 4 Aug. A sudden rumor has sprung up that "m ..." was not to be found. The Catholic King "tire ariere." Something untoward has happened in Switzerland; and some of the troops are dissatisfied.
Fr., pp. 2, mutilated.
"Pro fœdere arctiore ex quo indubitanter sequetur pax universalis."
A treaty of mutual defence between the Pope, the Emperor, the Kings of France, England and Spain. The Swiss and Scots to be comprehended. None to hire the Swiss against the others. Rebels to be surrendered. Reservation for other sovereigns to join. The articles to be drawn up by the Cardinal. These to be principal parties, if preferred; leave reserved for others to join. The King of France to remove certain things objectionable to the King of England with a view to a marriage: the Duke of Albany not to be admitted into Scotland, nor have the government of the Scotch King. Margaret to be head of the Council there. Francis to restore the jewels of Lewis XII. and make redress for depredations.
Draft, in Wolsey's hand. Lat., pp. 2.
An instrument entitled "Provisio pro solutione arreragiorum douarii Reginæ Doageriæ," in accordance with the treaty concluded at Abbeville, 7 Oct. 1514.


  • 1. There is a modern copy thus far in Vesp. C. I. 177.
  • 2. The whole of this page is crossed out.
  • 3. For an account of this book, see the Preface to vol. I. p. cxiv.