Henry VIII: October 1518, 1-15

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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 1518

1 Oct.
Giust. Desp. II. 223.
Visited the Admiral and the Bishop of Paris, to discuss with them the obnoxious clause. They stated they had never seen it. Desired them to withhold their assent to it, which they promised to do. Failing to see Wolsey, returned to the ambassadors, who assured the writer that yesterday everything was concluded without the obnoxious clause. Lambeth, 1 Oct. 1518.
1 Oct.
S. B.
Commission to Thomas Duke of Norfolk, High Treasurer and Marshal of England, Thomas Bp. of Durham, Keeper of the privy Seal, Charles Earl of Worcester, Lord of Herbert and Gower, Lord Chamberlain, and Nicholas Bp. of Ely, to treat concerning peace with Pope Leo X., Francis King of the French, and with any other potentate ready to join in a league. London, 1 Oct. 1518, 10 Hen. VIII.
S. B. 2. Commission to the same to arrange a meeting between the King and Francis I. Same date.
R. T. 137. 3. Same as § 2. (The original in the French archives is signed by the King, countersigned by Throckmorton, and sealed with the great seal of England.)
R. T. 137. 4. Commission to the same to treat with the ambassadors of the French King concerning the surrender of Tournay, the abbey of St. Amand, and the castle or city of Mortaygne; the marriage of the Princess Mary with the Dauphin; the giving of hostages by Francis, and concerning the depredations committed by the subjects of England and France. Same date.
(The original is signed by the King, countersigned by Porter, and scaled with the great seal.)
R. T. 137. 5. Commission to the same to treat for the marriage of his daughter Mary with the Dauphin of France. Same date.
Lat. (The original is signed by the King, and countersigned by Porter.)
R. O. 4468. ENGLAND and FRANCE.
Articles of a treaty for universal peace and for union between England and France, concluded by Wolsey and Nic. de Villeroy.
1, 2, and 3. Marriage between the Dauphin and Princess Mary, to take place when he attains his 14th year. 4. The Princess's dowry to be 330,000 cr. g., half to be paid at the marriage, half within a year after. 5. Francis to settle on her a yearly sum equal to that enjoyed by Anne and Mary, the Queens of the late King, if the Dauphin come to the throne, and Henry pays the dowry. 6. If he die before coming to the throne, the sum to be less. Henry will supply fit jewels, &c. If Henry die without male issue, Mary will succeed him, and in that case no further dowry will be paid. 7. If she be left a widow, her jewels, &c. to be restored, as was agreed for the King's sister. 8. If she die first, leaving no children, her jewels and dowry to belong to the Dauphin. 9. But if she leave children, her dowry to be their property, and the jewels alone the Dauphin's. The Kings will meet before the end of next May.
Lat., pp. 13, with corrections by Wolsey. Endd.: Minuta pro traditione civitatis Tornacensis.
2 Oct.
Vit. B. XX. 92.
B. M.
(1.) Peace is declared between the confederated Kings. (2.) Mutual aid in case of invasion is guaranteed by land, (3.) and by sea. (4.) Power of passing through the confederates' territory guaranteed. (5.) No confederate to allow his subjects to serve any one confederate against any other. (6.) No confederate to afford protection to the vassal of any other without consent of that other. (7.) No confederate to do or allow to be done anything to the injury of any other, or of his heirs or successors or of his or their possession. (8.) No confederate to receive any rebels against another. (9.) The under-mentioned to be comprehended: Spain, Scotland, Denmark, Hungary and Portugal, Margaret Archduchess of Austria, Ferdinand brother of the King of Spain, Venice, the Duke of Urbino, the Dukes of Cleves and Juliers the house of the Medici, the Florentines, the Duke of Ferrara, the Hanseatic League, the Swiss. On the part of France: the Venetians, Florentines, ... the Dukes of Savoy, ... Gueldres, the Marquises of Mantua, Mont[ferrat,] ... and Saluzzo. (10.) The Pope (fn. 1) to accept the league, and name his confederates within four months after notice given. (11.) Other articles, as in Rymer XIII. 624. London, 2 Oct. 1[5]18.
Signed at the head and foot by Henry VIII.; and at the foot also by T. Carlis [Ebor. Wm. Cantuar., E. Buckingham, T. Norfolk, Charles Suffolk, T.] Dorsett, T. Duresme, T. Surrey, [G. Shrewsbury,] C. Worcester, Nic. Elien, G. Co. et Lich., [W.M]ountjoy, T. Docwra, Harry Marny, John Pecche, Henry Guldeford, Thomas Boleyn, Sr David Owen, Morys Berkeley, Ponynges, Andrew Wyndesore, Edward Belknap, Cuth. Tunstall, Ri. Pace, Richard Weyston, Robert Drury, John Buttes, Wylliam Fytzwylliam, T. Neuyle, Jo. Clerk, Thomas More, and Thomas Lovell.
Draft, pp. 22, mutilated.
2 Oct.
R. O.
Rym. XIII. 624.
French counterpart of the treaty, London, 2 Oct. 1518. Signed: G. Gouffier—Stephanus Episcopus Parisien.—F. Rochechovart—De Neufville. With their seals.
R. O. 2. Copy of the treaty of London, 2 Oct. 1518.
R. O. 3. Modern copy of the articles of the above.
R. T. 137. 4. Form of Henry's oath to the above.
R. O. 5. "Copy of the King's oath last made at Greenwich," to the treaty dated 2 Oct. 1518, between himself, the King Catholic and the King of France.
Fr., p. 1. Endd.
Calig. D. VII. 67.
B. M.
6. A copy of Francis I.s confirmation of the treaty of 2 Oct. as far as relates to Spain.
Fr., p. 1. mutilated.
Ib. f. 68. 7. Another copy of the same.
P. 1, mutilated.
2 Oct.
Vit. B. III. 237.
B. M.
Treaty of peace between Henry VIII. and Francis I.
Copy, mutilated.
R. O. 2. Draft of the treaty, London, 2 Oct. 1518. "Cum uno articulo quo cavetur quod Dux Albaniæ non ibit in regnum Scotiæ durante minori ætate Regis Scotorum moderni." These words added to the title in an official hand.
Corrected by Wolsey and Ruthal, pp. 30.
Harl. 1064. f. 89b.
B. M.
3. Copy of the treaty.
R. O.
Rym. XIII. 631.
4. French counterpart of the article for the comprehension of Scotland, London, 2 Oct. 1518. Signed: G. Gouffier—Stephanus Parisien. Episcopus—F. de Rochechovart—De Neufville. With their seals.
R. O. 5. Part of the preamble of a treaty of peace, probably intended for the treaty of London.
Lat., pp. 8.
2 Oct.
R. O.
Appointing them his deputies for making arrangements with the Emperor Maximilian, Francis L., Charles King of Spain, and other princes, for an expedition against the Turk, who has killed the Soldan, and conquered Syria, Egypt and Africa.
Latin, draft; pp. 3, folio.
3 Oct.
R. T. 137.
Notarial attestation by Robert Toneys and John Barett, that in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, on 3 Oct. 1518, Henry VIII. and the French ambassadors took their oaths to the treaty of 2 Oct. last. Present: T. Cardinal of York, Laurence Cardinal of St. Thomas in Parione, and others.
3 Oct.
P. S.
4474. For WM. MORE and WM. MORTYMER.
To be embroiderers to the King, in survivorship, with 12d. a day, and a livery for every winter: on surrender, by More, of patent 6 Dec. 1 Hen. VII., granting the office to him and Wm. Morton, deceased. Greenwich, 30 June 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Oct. 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10.
4 Oct.
Vit. C. XI. 169.
B. M.
English counterpart. Signed at the top and bottom by the King; at the bottom by T. Carlis Ebor., Wm. Cantuar, E. Buckingham, T. Norfolk, Charles Suffolk, T. Dorsett, T. Duresme, T. Surrey, G. Shrewsbury, C. Worcester, Ni. Elien., G. Co. et Lich., W. Mountjoy, T. Docwra, Ponyngs, Harry Marny, John Pecche, Thomas Boleyn, Henry Guildeford, Cuth. Tunstal, Ric. Pace, Edward Belknapp, John Clerk, John Tayler, Morys Berkeley, Sir D. Owen, Rychard Weyston, Robert Drury, Wylliam Fitzwylliam, T. Nevyll (?), Andrew Wyndesor, Thomas More, Thomas Lovell.
R. O.
Rym. XIII. 632.
2. French counterpart of the above; London, 4 Oct. 1518. Signed: G. Gouffier—Stephanus Parisiensis Episcopus—F. de Rochechovart—De Neufville. Three seals remaining.
R. T. 137. 3. Oath of Henry VIII. to observe the above.
Fr. The original signed by the King.
4 Oct.
R. O.
Rym. XIII. 642.
French counterpart. Signed: G. Gouffier—Stephanus Parisiensis Episcopus—F. de Rochechovart—De Neufville. With their seals.
R. T. 137. Oath of Henry VIII. for the observance of the above treaty.
Fr. The original signed by the King.
4 Oct.
R. O.
Rym. XIII. 649.
French counterpart of the treaty concerning depredations. Signed: G. Gouffyer, &c. With their seals.
Harl. 1064. f. 93.
B. M.
2. Copy of the same treaty.
R. T. 137. 3. Oath of Henry VIII. for the observance of the above.
Fr. The original signed by the King.
R. O. 4. Articles of a treaty "De depredationibus coercendis," A.D. 1518. The captains of vessels to give security, and if the admirals of the port fail to enforce it they are to be held responsible.
In modern hand.
4 Oct.
Vesp. C. I. 201.
B. M.
Despatched his last on 18 Sept. The King Catholic after some delay has despatched his power for the general peace, charging his ambassadors to assent at once, in case the conclusion cannot be deferred until the coming of the Emperor's commission. It is not expected the French will consent, from their anxiety to win the Swiss and their commission sent to Rome to ratify the Pope's truce. The Emperor is indifferent to the peace. News came on the 26th of the death of the French King's daughter, whom the Catholico should have married. All the court rejoiced at it, "and many lords of Spain the same day pleed at kannys; and these were the exequies made for her." Chievres heard of this from the French ambassador, who was sick in his bed. The Spanish Council will not consent that the alliance of marriage with the second daughter, who is only 14 months old, be confirmed, though a stipulation to that effect was made in the treaty of Noyon. They think it right, however, to dissemble for a season till the conclusion of the election of Almayn, of which Chievres is certain. The Spaniards are vexed at the delay, desiring their King should marry the daughter of Portugal, whose father makes great offers. The ambasssdors will go with the Queen tomorrow, and return with letters of her own hand unto the King, containing many arguments "that she, by fear of those that be about her brother, dare not show him by mouth." The French are more urgent than ever for the meeting with the Catholico; for if he is not bound by the treaty they desire to make sure of him, or their projects in the two points shall clearly fail them. By the death of the Princess the Catholico is quit of the money granted for Naples, and the right granted by the marriage reverts to France. "Wherefore this may be kalled a veray derke materre." The King accompanies the Queen his sister a day's journey. Saragossa, 4 Oct. 1518.
Hol., partly in cipher, deciphered by Tuke; pp. 4.
4 Oct.
Calig. E. I. II. 17.
B. M.
(Imperfect at beginning). "... nous vous aurons dernièrement bien au loing escript et faict ent[endre le]s difficultes ou nous estions pour lors sur les principaulx articles de la [traité qu]il vous a pleu nous bailler pardeca, cestassavoir le fait des contra[hans sur l]e douaire, de lallee de Mons. dAlbanye en Escosse." Have attended the levees of the Cardinal of York from morning to night, and debated with him and the English deputies for the passing of the articles entire, but without effect. Seeing the offers made by the King Catholic to prevent the marriage and the surrender of Tournay, they have concluded with the Cardinal all the articles they received, as near as possible to the letter of their instruction. "Vous [advi]sant, Sire, que du fait des contrahans ilz y ont este mis avecques vous ... le Roy d'Angleterre, silz vous en veullent requerir dedans me ... et ne serez tenu de les secourir en personne ne de les ayder contre le[urs]subjectz, ainsi quil est plus au plain couche par escript." Have agreed to let them have the Queen's dowry for 323,000 crowns. After many fruitless discussions touching Scotland and the departure of Albany, they have arranged that Francis should give no conditions (vous ne baillerez rien par escript en façon ne manière). Yesterday, being Sunday, the King of England, with a great train of gentlemen, richly dressed, [attended] by the Legate, the ambassadors of the King Catholic, of the Signory of Venice and themselves, went in procession to St. Paul's. After celebration of the mass by the Cardinal as Legate, and all the Bishops and Abbots of the kingdom, the King took his oath. The solemnity was too magnificent for description. Tomorrow they have to go to Greenwich (Gronnys), whither the King retires; "and I, the Admiral, shall be in great reputation for that day, as they wish me to personate Mons. the Dauphin as fiancé to Madame the Princess." All are delighted with the alliance. London, 4 Oct.
Copy, Fr., pp. 3, mutilated.
5 Oct.
R. T. 137.
Notarial attestation by Robert Toneys and John Barett that, on 5 Oct. 1518, in the Queen's Great Chamber at Greenwich, after an oration de laudibus matrimonii by Dr. Tunstal, Lord Bonivet took the hand of the Princess Mary, and espoused her in the name of the Dauphin of France; and the King and Queen espoused the Dauphin, in the person of Lord Bonivet, to the Princess. Bonivet then put a ring on the fourth finger of her right hand, the Cardinal of York assisting: after which the King and Bonivet signed the forms of their oaths. Then the King proceeded from the chamber, and went to his chapel in the manor of Greenwich, where, at the high altar, the King took his oath to the treaty of 4 October last, and the French ambassadors swore that Francis should observe the same.
Lat. (The forms of the oath are in French.) The names of those present are given.
R. T. 137. 2. Form of the oath of Henry VIII. and Queen Katharine. (Same as given in the above notarial attestation.)
Fr. The original signed by Henry only.
R. O. Rym. XIII. 613. 3. Power given by Francis I. to his consort, the Queen of France, to appoint ambassadors to demand Princess Mary of England in marriage for the Dauphin. Angiers, 31 July 1518, 4 Francis I. Signed. Countersigned: Hedoyn.
Rym. XIII. 653. ii. Commission of Claude Queen of France to William Gouffier Lord Bonivet, Admiral of France, to demand Princess [Mary] in marriage for her son Francis, the Dauphin. Plessiz de Ver, 5 Oct. 1518. Signed. Countersigned: Decomacre. Attached with two seals.
5 Oct.
Giust. Desp. II. 224.
4481. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
On the 3rd the general peace was proclaimed at St. Paul's. That day the King, the two legates, all the ambassadors, the Lords and Bishops were present at a solemn mass, celebrated by Wolsey with unusual splendor. After a grave oration by Pace, the King, the Cardinal and the French ambassadors proceeded to the high altar, where the peace was read and sworn to, in a tone audible only to the parties concerned. Thinks this equivalent to cancelling the clause against the Turks. The King and the rest then went to dine with the Bp. of London; his majesty returning afterwards to Durham House, in the Strand. "From thence the Cardinal of York was followed by the entire company to his own dwelling, where we sat down to a most sumptuous supper, the like of which, I fancy, was never given either by Cleopatra or Caligula: the whole banqueting hall being so decorated with huge vases of gold and silver, that I fancied myself in the tower of Chosroes, where that monarch caused divine honors to be paid him.
"After supper a mummery, consisting of twelve male and twelve female maskers, made their appearance in the richest and most sumptuous array possible, being all dressed alike. After performing certain dances in their own fashion, they took off their visors: the two leaders were the King and Queen Dowager of France, and all the others were lords and ladies, who seated themselves apart from the tables, and were served with countless dishes of confections and other delicacies. Having gratified their palates, they then regaled their eyes and hands; large bowls, filled with ducats and dice, being placed on the table for such as liked to gamble: shortly after which, the supper tables being removed, dancing commenced, and lasted until after midnight."
On the 5th the bridal entertainments were celebrated at Greenwich: the decorations were sumptuous. The King stood in front of his throne: on one side was the Queen and the Queen Dowager of France. The Princess was in front of her mother, dressed in cloth of gold, with a cap of black velvet on her head, adorned with many jewels. On the other side were the two legates. Tunstal made an elegant oration; "which being ended, the most illustrious Princess was taken in arms, and the magnificos, the French ambassadors, asked the consent of the King and Queen on behalf of each of the parties to this marriage contract; and both parties having assented, the right reverend legate, the Cardinal of York, placed on her finger a small ring, juxta digitum puellæ, but in which a large diamond was set (supposed to have been a present from his right reverend lordship aforesaid), and my Lord Admiral passed it over the second joint. The bride was then blessed by the two right reverend legates, after a long exordium from the Cardinal of York; every possible ceremony being observed. Mass was then performed by Cardinal Wolsey, in the presence of the King and all the others, the whole of the choir being decorated with cloth of gold, and all the court in such rich array that I never saw the like, either here or elsewhere." All the company then went to dinner, the King "receiving the water for his hands from three Dukes and a Marquis. The two Legates sate on the King's right: on the left were the Lord Admiral and the Bishop of Paris; and the Dukes of Buckingham, Norfolk and Suffolk were seated "at the inside of the table. The other two French ambassadors, the Spaniard, one from Denmark," and the writer, with others, dined in another chamber. "After dinner the King and the Cardinal of York, with the French ambassadors, betook themselves into a certain room, to conclude some matters which remained for settlement; and all the rest departed." Lambeth, 5 Oct. 1518.
6 Oct.
R. O.
4482. WOLSEY to _.
The French King is sending a "great and solemn ambassiate of noble personages" to the King. They are now on their way, and will probably be ready to attend on the King on the 15th inst. As it is requisite that the King should be honorably furnished with noblemen about his person at their arrival, commands him to accelerate his repair hither, so as to be here by the 14th inst. Hampton Court, 6 Oct. Signed: T. Carlis Ebor.
8 Oct.
R. T. 137.
English counterpart of the treaty for an interview between the King of England and France at Sandynfeld, before 31 July next. They are to bring their consorts: Francis to bring his mother. Commissioners are to be sent to Sandynfeld, before 1 April next, who shall determine on the place, form and time. London, 8 Oct. 1518.
The original is signed and sealed by T. Norfolk—T. Duresme—C. Worcester—Ni. Elien.
R. O. 2. French counterpart of the same. London, 8 Oct. 1518. Signed and sealed by Bonivet, Poncher, Rochechouart and Villeroy.
Three seals; one nearly gone.
8 Oct.
R. T. 137.
Notarial attestation by Robert Toneys and John Barett, that, on 8 Oct. 1518, at Greenwich, Henry VIII. took his oath to the treaty concerning depredations of 4 October last; and that the French ambassadors, in the name of their master, swore to observe the same. The names of those present are given.
8 Oct.
Harl. 295. f. 126.
B. M.
On the 5th the Queen of Portugal left Saragossa for Portugal, and the King Catholic went with her a day's journey. The day before, the ambassador of Portugal came to them, "showing her departure with good hope of further marriage to be also." and asking to recommend his master to Henry. On the morning before the departure Chievres went to the French ambassador's lodging, and it is thought a new marriage will be made with the second daughter in France, since the first is dead. The Spaniards do not like this. Cannot tell what will happen. "The common voice goeth, dissimuling on both sides." It is said that Francis has posts between him and the Swiss, and that he does not wish for universal peace. The nuncio here has letters of the 15 Sept. from Rome, saying that Francis, a few days before, had sent to the Pope for confirmation of the five years' truce, and that in the late Council none of the electors mentioned Francis as the King of the Romans, but only the King Catholic. The Turks are besieging a strong city in Hungary, but all their assaults have been repulsed with loss. A French lord and Sir Thomas Sheffield have come from Rhodes on an embassy for reforming their religion in these parts, and to demand a "double responcion granted at the last chapter." Do not know how long the King will stay here; for though he and the people have been sworn, they neither give him obedience nor money They are 'the most proud and obstinate people in the world, and specially the states and rulers in the same; and as they do, so doth all Catalonia and Valencia." They will do nothing for the King until he first grant their petitions for promotions, and spiritual and temporal offices, and pay his father's, grandfather's and his own debts,—and perform his grandfather's will; "which premises, as hit is said, mounteth to" * * *
To the King's grace, from Saragossa, 8 Oct.
Draft, in kite's hand, imperfect, pp. 2.
Vesp. C. I. 203.
B. M.
2. Modern copy of the above, terminating abruptly at the same place.
8 Oct.
Lett. Max. et
Marg. II. 368.
Sends her a letter with one from the Catholic King, to be despatched forthwith to the embassador in the English court. Erenburg, 8 Oct. 1518.
The matter is of the greatest importance, and relates to Tournay.
8 Oct.
Le Glay, Négoc.
entre la France
et l'Autriche,
II. 158.
4487. SION to HESDIN.
Substance of his letters, instruction, &c.
Thanks Hesdin for having sent his other letters to Madame, and thanks hear for having recommended him to Monseigneur. Is glad that M. de Zevemberghe has been sent as ambassador to the [Swiss] leagues, as the French endeavor to obtain foot soldiers from them, and he has already prevented the Swiss from forming a treaty with the French. He ought to arrive before the French ambassadors. The alliance between England and France cannot last long, but the surrender of Tournay seems to portend something against the Emperor and the King; most of the Swiss do not believe it, as the money is not paid now, and the marriage at such an age is doubtful. The King of England may easily be taken in, both as regards the marriage and the money, if he trusts so entirely to France. Has heard from Rome that the King Catholic has offered 300,000 crs. for Tournay, and to abolish two taxes which the English now pay in his dominions. Many are pleased with the King's prosperity, and the voyage to Madame Leonore to Portugal. The French are continually trying to deprive the house of Austria and Burgundy of their friends; and as they now have the English, and are under the shadow of the Pope, if they gain the Swiss they will be able to carry out their intentions. Asks the King to write to Rome in his behalf, as his affairs there suffer much from French interference. Affairs in Wurtemberg are pacified.
Propositions made to the Swiss by the Emperor's ambassadors.—That a universal peace is on foot for an expedition against the Turks, and that the Swiss may join if they please, but they will not be allowed to make a particular alliance with the French, which will hinder the said peace. This has induced them to refuse the French. Has heard that the King of France requires 10,000 foot. The affair doubtful, as the French are so liberal. As he is now in alliance with England, the Pope and the Venetians, it is to be presumed that he needs the Swiss against the King Catholic, as they would not fight against the Emperor, fearing the Almains too much.
Manner in which the Cardinal thinks the alliance should be proposed.—That neither party should assist the enemies of the other in wars offensive or defensive. The convention should be for at least ten years. Each canton should be promised a pension, and the ambassador should have ready money. It is certain that the Swiss "de la bende Françoise" have promised men.—A copy of the above should be sent to Chievres, and the King should write a letter of thanks to Sion, and also to his ambassador at Rome, to attend to Sion's affairs there. Zevembergh should hasten his departure.
8 Oct.
P. S.
4488. For RASSINIO DE ISTURISAGA, merchant of Spain.
Licence to import 200 tuns of Toulouse woad or Gascon wine. Greenwich, 25 Sept. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Oct.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 6.
9 Oct.
4489. WILLIAM ABP. OF CANTERBURY, Primate and Legate, to HENRY VIII.
Significavit that Dr. Cuthbert Tunstall, auditor of causes, has excommunicated Wm. Chetwod for contumacy, in not attending before him, though warned to do so. Requests the King to write for the arrest of Chetwod. Lamehith, 9 Oct. 1518, 5 trans.
Endd.: Concordat cum decreto.—R. Spen.
9 Oct.
S. B.
4490. For SIR EDW. NEVILL.
Lease of the manor of Dighton, near Northalverton, York, granted to Sir Jas. Strangways, by patent 17 Nov. 24 Hen. VII., to hold to the said Edward for 31 years to commence from Strangway's death, at the annual rent of 19l. 13s. 4d., and 6s. 4d. increase. Del. Westm., 9 Oct.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1. m. 7.
10 Oct.
Giust. Desp. II. 228.
4491. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
Wrote on the 5th. Since then entertainments have been given at Greenwich—"pageants of such a sort as are rerely seen in England." On the 9th went to the Bishop of Paris, who, with the consent of the Lord Admiral (Bonivet), read the clauses to him relating to the peace, but not to the betrothal. Gives an account of their contents. Had thought it strange that "the Spanish ambassadors should have been present in a secret place, at a consultation about a certain matter, held between the Cardinal of York and the French ambassadors, and from which Cardinal Campejus was excluded." Pretended, therefore, that he had heard it said the Spanish ambassador "sought to embroil matters." The Bishop answered that the ambassador had done so, but did not succeed: and was told if he had a commission, he was to ratify it; if not, he should have four months to do so. Had this confirmed by Pace. Will see Wolsey, and endeavor to hear the articles read a second time, and learn also the conditions of the marriage and surrender of Tournay; "though I doubt his gratifying me, as he is a very reserved person, and seems to place small trust in any one."
The King has made most liberal presents to the French ambassadors. To the Lord Admiral he gave a rich robe of cloth of gold, lined with cloth of silver, made for the King's own use; also plate to the value of 3,000 crowns, and "three footcloth horses (palfries):" to the Bishop of Paris, plate and 2,000 crowns: to Mons. de S. Danie and Mons. Villeroy, plate worth 1,000 crowns each: to a number of the gentlemen in waiting on the French King, plate and apparel to the value of 500 crowns each: and to the rest of the embassy 4,000 crowns to be divided amongst them. "To the most Christian King himself they are sending a suit of horse harness, with the caparisons and every requisite wrought in gold filagree, a very rich embroidery, and of fine design, so that the French themselves say they never saw anything handsomer." The ambassadors' departure is delayed till the arrival of a courier from France: meantime they will be banquetted by Suffolk and other lords. Lambeth, 10 Oct. 1518.
10 Oct.
Galba, B. VI. 76.
B. M.
Rob. Elvyshe, post of Calais, is imprisoned at Bruges, and in danger of his life, at the suit of Stephen Godart, merchant of Vytrye in Britanny, for an inroad which he made into Artois in the harvest of 1512, when he took two Bretons and brought them prisoners to Calais. This was a year before the commencement of hostilities by land, though the King's army landed in Gipuscua on 8 June 1512. Has represented to my Lady Margaret that by the articles of the peace there could be no redress now, and that all such grievances should have been stated to the commissioners at Calais and Boulogne. Was told that, however good that plea might be, justice had been demanded at Bruges, and, if it were denied, the parliament of Paris might be appealed to, Flanders being under the sovereignty of France. Wolsey may cause these noble personages of France now in England to write to the party here to desist. My Lady Margaret says it is certain the King of Castile will be King of the Romans. For a month past rumors have been spread of the Dauphin's death. My Lady says people are much dissatisfied at the delivery of Tournay, and say the French will keep no promise with England further than it suits them. Brussels, 10 Oct.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated. Add.: Lord [Card]inal of York, [Le]gate of England.
10 Oct
Mon. Habs. Abtheil,
II. Bd. I. 559.
Understands that a French ambassador is now in England, treating for the surrender of Tournay. They are to take all possible precaution against the infringement of the neutrality of that town—and of the treaties between England, himself and his nephew. Erenberg, 10 Oct. 1518.
The said treaty of neutrality was made in 1482.
11 Oct.
S. B.
4494. To CUTHBERT TUNSTALL, Master of the Rolls.
To cancel a recognizance for 100 marks, made by Sir Wm. Skevyngton of Skevyngton, Leic., John Seyton of Maidewell, Northt., Th. Skevyngton, son and heir apparent of the said Sir William, to Thomas Abp. of York, Sir Th. Lovell, Treasurer of the Household, Sir John Daunce and John Heron, Treasurer of the Chamber, 3 Aug. 7 Hen. VIII. Richmond, 11 Oct. 10 Hen. VIII.
12 Oct.
R. O.
On the 12th received his letters, dated Richmond, 4 Oct., advertizing the coming of a solemn embassy from France, whom the writer is appointed to meet; and to be there on the 14th. None has a better wish than he to do so, but his old sickness prevents him from stirring abroad. Begs therefore to be excused. Bradgate, 12 Oct. Signed.
P.1. Add.: To my Lord Legate's good grace.
12 Oct.
P. S.
4496. For WM. WEST, page of the Chamber, and HUGH WYLLY. Grant, in survivorship, of the toll, custom and subsidy in the towns of Prestende, Beelth and Elvell, Marches of Wales, on all beasts and merchandize bought and sold in the said towns; 29 "salt fattis," or "boylling fattis," "salthouses," "boylling ledes," "salt ledes" or "wichehouses," in Droitwiche, Worc.; a boiling pit called Shernesputte, in Droitwiche, with the wood and under wood there called "lez copiez;" and an annuity of 40 marks out of the fee farm of the city of Hereford: on surrender, by Wylly, of patent 26 May 7 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 1 Oct. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Oct.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 19.
12 Oct
P. S.
4497. For JOHN PATE, groom of the Wardrobe, and GEO. DUKWORTH, groom for the mouth in the Cellar.
Grant, in survivorship, of a tenement in "le Chepe," London, called "le Sterr," in which Anthony Malearde lately dwelt, and a tenement there late in the tenure of John Adamson, tiler. These tenements are in the King's hands, because Peter Curteis, a Frenchman, acquired them from Humphrey Grey without licence. Greenwich, 25 Sept. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Oct.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 31; where it is dated 14 Nov.
12 Oct.
S. B.
4498. For TH. CHEYNY.
Licence to export forty sacks of wool, of the growth of the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, to foreign parts, through the straits of Marrok (Morocco). Del. Westm., 12 Oct. 10 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 6.
13 Oct.
P. S.
4499. For ANTH. BROUN.
To be master of the hunt in the castles and lordships of Hatteffeld, Thorne and Conesburgh, York, and surveyor thereof, vice Sir Th. Burgh. Ewelme, 12 July 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Oct.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11.
14 Oct.
R. O.
Indenture, 14th Oct. 10 Hen. VIII., between Sir Henry Willoughby and Sir Thomas Lucy, for the ward and marriage of Thomas, son and heir of Simon Brasebrugge. His lands in Kynsbury to be held by Henry Caryngton and Simon Waterhouse of the Heath House and John Hertill; and Ralph Bartlot to have the lands lately held of the said Thomas by John Hertill of Tomworth. Signed: Henry Willoughby. Sealed.
14 Oct.
R. O.
4501. RALPH WAREN of London, mercer.
Receipt to Sir Thomas Lucy for 20l., paid by Oliver Irelond. 14 Oct. 1518.
14 Oct.
P. S.
4502. For ROB. LYTELL, groom of the wardrobe of Beds.
Grant of the corrody in the monastery of Halys, Salop, vice John Staunton. Eltham, 12 Oct. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Oct.
15 Oct.
Vesp. C. I. 212.
B. M.
Has written to the King at this time. Advises that letters should be sent to the Catholico, assuring him that the King will stand by him according to the treaty, to the intent he may not listen to the persuasions of the French, which have continued during their practices with England and since before the decease of the young wife. Had heard in conversation with the secretary that the King should have Tournay "by some other way if it please God;" which words seem to him important, considering the labor of the Great Master of France to speak with Chievres. Advises him to write to the Bishop of Burgus, who is favorable to the English interests. The Bishop of Helna reports favorably of the amity betwixt the two crowns. Has not repaid the Lord Armagh 300 ducats lent by him. Begs his half year's salary. Saragossa, 15 Oct. 1518.
Hol., partly cipher, deciphered by Tuke; pp. 2. Add. at ƒ. 217.


  • 1. Christianissimus Dominus noster in Rymer; but the first word is a misprint for Sanctissimus.