Henry VIII: October 1516, 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 1516

1 Oct.
Vit. B. XIX. 295*. B. M.
Sends Chas. Hausen, his secretary, to Henry, having been detained for a short time at the court of the King Catholic on the Emperor's and his own private business. Augsburg, 1 Oct. 1516. The signature has been cut off, and pasted on the opposite leaf.
Lat., p. 1, slightly mutilated. Add.: Serenissimo, &c. Henrico Regi Angliæ et Franciæ, &c.
1 Oct.
S. B.
2408. To CUTIIBERT TUNSTALL, Master of the Rolls.
To cancel a recognizance of 200l., made 23 Feb. 6 Hen. VIII., by Sir Jas. Strangways of Herlesey, York, to Th. Abp. of York, to the King's use. Greenwich, 1 Oct. 8 Hen. VIII.
2 Oct.
Er. Ep. VII. 13.
2409. ERASMUS to MORE.
Received his two letters just as he was ready to start. Showed Gaspar the hand of Maruffo. Dissatisfied with the rate of exchange. More is to ask the Archbishop (Warham) to pay him the money, and deposit it with the Germans (Hanse merchants?) Has spent all his money. Will stay with Tunstal if he spends the winter there. Is to press Urswick. Expects St. Jerome in two days. Antwerp, postrid. kl. Oct. 1516.
Has arranged that Canterbury, Colet, Rochester, Urswick and More shall have the earliest copies of St. Jerome.
2 Oct.
R. O.
Edm. Collep, Mr. Guldeford's servant, dwelling at Antwerp, has just arrived with letters to the King, touching Ric. de la Pole and the Duke of Loraine, from De la Pole's servant, Latimer. Despatched him to Wolsey, as the letters were important. Forty French fishing boats have come to Calais in consequence of the fair weather, and because they had no liberty of doing so for three or four years. Nobody is there but the Treasurer and the Undermarshal. The town is defenceless. Calais, 2 Oct. Signed and sealed.
P.S.—Begs that the bailly of Marke may be despatched quickly.
P.1. Add.: My Lord Cardinal of York.
R. O. 2411. PACE to [WOLSEY].
Received on the 2nd his grace's letter, dated 26 Sept. If all things succeed as comprised therein, it is all over with the enemy, but speed is necessary. The Bastard of Savoy has already spent on behalf of France 50,000 crowns. By the help of Zurich, which leans to England, has defeated him and Mons. de Solier. The King's last letters are of incredible importance. Delivered them in open council, and obtained a diet of all the cantons. Stipulated that a copy of the King's letters should not fall, "in manus Judæ," as ordered. The diet for the King will be held on the 16th. The Bastard of Savoy has asked for another. Fears there will be a great struggle, probably a schism, among the Swiss. They are glad the Duke of Bari has been appointed by the Emperor and the King to lead the army in person. 200,000 crowns, as mentioned in his letter, may be sufficient, but the enterprise cannot be sure under 300,000. Bari is indispensable to stay the bickering between the Cardinal of Sion and Count Galeas. The King must write to the Emperor, and beg him to take Galeas into his service. He has been exasperated against Galeas by the Cardinal. The Swiss desire the money shall be at Augsburg or Constance, and the fame of it will extinguish the French practices. The Cardinal of Sion wrote letters on his departure for England, that the Swiss should have yearly 80,000 florins. It will be money well expended. If the Swiss confederate with England, France is undone. "And of this, my lord the Cardinal Seduneusis can right well inform your grace, and all other things touching ..."
Hol., pp. 8. The rest of the letter is wanting.
Vit. B. XIX. 237. B. M. 2412. [GALEAZZO VISCONTI] to the CARDINAL OF SION.
Has been requested in many letters from the King of England and [Wolsey] to be reconciled to him. As he has never displeased Sion, does not know what answer to return.... If he has been aggrieved will forget it, and will be towards the Cardinal what he was before the Cardinal began to pursue him with hatred and injustice.
P.1, mutilated. Add. in Pace's hand: Rmo. Dno. Carli Eboracen. Endd.: Copia literæ D. Galeacij ad Rmum d. d. Cardinalem Sedunen'.
3 Oct.
R. O.
Is sick at Barnwell near Cambridge with the disease in his leg he had when last in London. The skin is clean gone from the calf to the heel. Can get no relief. Has been obliged to send for Mr. Leygo, a surgeon of London, who did him much good before. If it continue he will not be long for this world. Hopes he will live till he is out of debt. Barnewell, 3 Oct. Signed.
P.1. Add.: Lord Cardinal, Chancellor of England.
3 Oct.
Giust. Desp. I. 298.
2414. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
This day visited the Cardinal; talked to him about the galleys. He was astounded to hear the accounts from Constantinople and the armada of 220 galleys, which he said was fraught with manifest peril. Sebastian told him the Turks would invade Christendom. "Domine Orator," said he, "for the love of God let us free ourselves from the peril of France, and not allow the body politic to be enfeebled." Begged Wolsey that no more succors might be sent to Verona. London, 3 Oct. 1516.
Galba, B. v. 369. B. M. 2415. [HENRY VIII.] to [TUNSTAL and others].
Has received their letters mentioning the refusal of the Council there to conclude the treaty with the article of mutual assistance and free passage. The Provost of Cassell has expressly declared to the King that, notwithstanding the alliance with France, the King Catholic will join the league between the Pope, the Emperor, England, and the Swiss, to whom a pension is to be assigned. Has had several communications with the ambassadors of the Emperor and the King of Castile resident in England on this subject, who think the articles proposed are reasonable. They are to desire that a commission be sent to the ambassador there to conclude and induce the Council to comply, as the object is not to invade but restrain France; and remembering the insatiable ambition of France the King thinks it proper to conclude the treaty, although it be very unequal to himself. If the King of Castile be invaded he must entirely break with France, and then great advantage would ensue by renewal of the ancient intelligence between England, Spain, and Burgundy. They are to be very amicable with Chievres and the Chancellor, promising them the King's friendship in quickening their proceedings by showing how much the King can do for them; stating also that the King of France has offered to comprise England as his principal ally in his league with the King of Castile, and allowing eight months for consideration. Has lately been advertised by Pace, resident with the Swiss, that they are much disturbed at this league between France and the King Catholic; are inclined to the former, to which they are urged by the Pastor of Savoy. Notice must therefore be sent them that the King of Castile is willing to join the new league, and contribute to their entertainment. The King is willing to advance a loan to the King of Castile for his voyage into Spain. Has ordered 100l. to be paid his steward.
Draft, corrected by Ruthal, pp. 14, mutilated.
3 Oct.
Vit. B. XIX. 262. B. M.
Wrote last ... The Emperor has since had "great business [with] ... the Duke of Wiertenberge and his adversaries ... counsells diverse," and had the articles read w[hich were for] the pacification of the parties, "an[d] ... avice particularly shewed, as well of all pri[nces] ... as of all princes of the empire, spiritual and te[mporal, and of the] counsellors present, which were a great number." All approved of the articles, which agreed in substance with what Wingfield [wrote], except that the Duke of Wirtemberg was to go to Rome, personally or by deputy, to get absolution, and that the Count Palatine [and] Bp. of Herbipolis (Wurzburg) are bound not to assist him for six years. This day, by the Emperor's commands, Bannisius sent him letters which he had received from his "e[mbassador]" in England, dated the 24th of last month. The Emperor was pleased to find by them that Henry had the same mistrust of the French as himself, though his natural heir is so deluded. Bannisius asked if Wingfield had had any letters lately. Told him the last [were of] the 2nd of last month, that he expected to hear within ... [The Emperor's] ambassadors deserve thanks for the manner in which they have written of Henry. The Emperor also sent Wingfield the news from Verona.
Has already mentioned that the enemy, "which were at the siege on this side river of Athis," had left their artillery, passed the river, and broken the bridge. Mark Ant. Colonna writes that since the two assaults and repulses mentioned in Wingfield's said letters, the enemy have remained at the siege, and made two more assaults, which have been gallantly repulsed with great damage. Colonna was hurt in the arm by a cross-bow at the last. He says if he had but 2,000 men more he would "give the enemies a breakfast upon the plain field," and asks the Emperor to send assistance speedily. The captains and councillors who conduct the reinforcements write that last Saturday, on coming to a [pas]sage called the Clewse, eight miles this side Verona, they found it so strongly fortified that they were obliged to leave it, and [make] their way over the heights of the mountain. Here the roads were so broken and "marvelously empeschid" that all Sunday they were "greatly ... ways," and at the same time "the enem[y] ... vale named Polyselle, which endureth from ... betwixt the said river and the mountains, v ..." upon which part of Verona is built "they ab ..." passed the river and broke their bri[dges] ..., so that on St. Michael's day, when the succors [had passed] the mountain, and come into the said valley, "they f ..." and remain there until the arrival of the provisions which are coming to Verona, which they will convey into the city and then seek the enemy. The Emperor also sent word that now he saw Verona was "so[ccored]" he would make an end of his business here with the two Abps. of Magunce and Colleyn as soon as he should receive the next letters from h[is ambassadors] with a resolution from the King, which he has long expected. Augsburg, 3 [Oct.] 1516.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated. Add.: To the King's highness.
4 Oct.
Galba, B. IV. 179. B. M.
The Estates have assembled at Brussels. They were told of the King's great expenses against Gueldres, his intended voyage into Spain, and of his desire to set up a certain number of spears. They replied these were trifles; and as he had formed an alliance of marriage without them, he might do the rest without them. The Chancellor told him he was asked by the Estates to tarry this winter, which Tunstal knows to be false or a collusion. He stated that a Toison would be held on the 20th, that the French King was going to Paris, and had left the Queen at Amboise to await her deliverance. The Duke of Gueldres stands out, and will not join the treaty of Noyon. The Spaniards are much discontented. A gentleman of the King, called Lashawte, a great Frenchman, is to be sent through France into Spain. He is well known there, having been the minion of King Philip. Brysell (Brégilles) is in favor with Chievres, and is maître d'hôtel to Lady Eleanor. Brussels, 4 Oct. Signed.
P.S.—(In Tunstal's own hand.) Sion has arrived with charge from the Emperor, and is going post into England.
Pp. 3, mutilated. Add.: Cardinal York.
4 Oct.
Galba, B. IV. 181. B. M.
Wrote his last on 30 Sept. Since the proposition made by the Chancellor, the Estates refused to meet, (1) "for any gold or silver that the King will demand of them, and only to give their advice;" (2) out of regard for the peace and the treaty with France, and "the good amity with hope of better they have with England;" (3) the preparations for his arrival in Spain; (4) the good execution done by Ysylstain in Friesland, and the recovery by the Lord of Nassau of the pla[ces] from the Duke of Gueldres. The King has demanded whether they thought better to make war against him (Gueldres), or stand upon the old peace, or make a truce; and advised 400 spears to be raised for the security of the country. Answer will be given to these demands this evening.
"Some of the States have said ... concluded the treaty with France by ... which is of greater importance than th ... of Gueldres, with their ill words. Messir Loys de Marlion showed me that the Coun[cil] here woll not continue the assistance of the x ... ducats for the keeping of Verona; and the Fo[kers] saith to have received nothing for this money, as they have done heretofore." Encloses a letter from Alamire just returned from Metz. Wishes money to send him into France. Brussels, 4 Oct. 1516.
Hol., part cipher, undeciphered; pp. 2, mutilated. Add., ƒ. 184b.: To my Lord Cardy[nal].
Galba, ib. 182. B. M. 2419. ii. ALAMIRE to [WOLSEY].
Has been in Germany with Ric. de la Pole for nine days. At that time none of his servants were with him. They were all in different parts of France. "In Kocia fuerunt ad quinque ebdomadæ." In five days came a nobleman named Nicolas de Hu, one of his servants, son of a knight of Metz. Another day came Dierick Van Ret. Learned that everything was ready in France. "Quam scito re[x] Franciæ scribit pro illo Richardo incontinente veniet et hoc cum maximo exercitu, et vertur (fertur) in Francia quod illa exercitus debet ire in Italia:" but its real destination is England. Went next to Frankfort. Met at the fair there [John] the brother of Dierik, who said to him, "Now is the time coming that White Rose. Duke of Suffolk, has so long looked for;" and showed him a letter from Ric. de la Pole, praying him to have forbearance a short time touching his debts, when his affairs would assume a different aspect * * *
[His sister] complained that De la Pole had denied her 100 gold crowns. "Tunc ipsa soror monstravit mihi responsum quas ipse Ricardus ei scripsit," to the same effect as the letter to Dierik's brother. He had asked his sister if she had any hope of Richard's affairs. She said, Alamire had shown her that if the Duke got into England, he would undoubtedly find many friends. He then said to her, "Your brother John de Ryth told me that Richard Duke of Suffolk had shown him five letters sent to him out of England." She answered, that she had been present when De la Pole showed them to her brother. He then asked her if she knew the names of the writers. She said their names were written in a separate letter, so that she did not know them. When alone with [De la Pole], took occasion to tell him "omnem paupertatem su[am] ... suum quas ipse potest invenire; et dixi sibi c ... lum de Perkin Warbeck, de Duce Clarens, et de il[lis quos] Martinus Swartz secum habuit quando intravit Angliam ... fratre tuo, &c." He then said, "Alamire, you tell me strange things," and asked if he thought the King of England would pardon him. Replied that the King had the character of being most clement. He said he had heard so, but that the King had not showed himself so to his brother. Replied that was because he had set himself against the Crown; if he had sought pardon of the former King, Henry VII., he would certainly have found it. He then said, "If I were to write to his majesty, and he were to send the letter to the King of France, I should lose the friendship of France." Said to him, "Ecce, ego sum h[ie cum] te solus, nemo in mundo audit nos, nisi Deus noster; et dixi, Ecce, domine, ... tis unum devotum monachum, qui sit prudens et justus, et dic[atis] sibi ea quæ vultis habere dictum apud Regem Majestatem Angliam, et [si] opus fuerit, egomet ibo cum co." On this he asked what security he should have "de illis quas mihi prom[ittis]." Advised him to commit everything to the Emperor, who is a great friend of England, which advice De la Pole approved of. This lasted till the coming of those ... Next morning went to him again, and found him in a garden alone, when he exacted a promise from him not to speak of anything. "Tune ego notavi ... rio nuncii portaverunt sibi bona nova. Tune ego [petii] licentiam ab eo; tune ipse dixit mihi, et rogavit me venire ad cum quando ipse mihi scriberet." Was desired by [Wolsey] to go into France as soon as he came from Ric. de la Pole, but is told by Spinelly that this is not necessary, as he is more useful here, Signed: Alamire, with the musical notes la, mi, re.
Hol., Lat., pp. 4, mutilated.
4 Oct.
Vit. B. III, 78. B. M.
2420. [The BP. OF WORCESTER] to [WOLSEY.]
On receiving his letters dated London, 4 Sept., started off to visit the Pope, who is away, and presented him with the King and Wolsey's letters. 1. The Pope thinks that though the truce between the King Catholic and France will not endure many years, it will not be broken while the former remains under the tutelage of Chievres; meanwhile the French can secure the Swiss. He complained that he had received no intelligence of these articles from the King of England before; and wishes to know how a treaty defensive can exist between the above Powers, as the King Catholic cannot supply any soldiers except to the Emperor. 2. Is glad to hear that Wolsey and the King persevere in their resolution for the Crusade, but perceives that the Swiss will make peace with the French. 3. As soon as the treaty is formed between England and the King Catholic, he will send aid. Cannot, consistently with his own safety, irritate the French, for if the Duke of Ferrara were supported by them he would have Modena and Reggio, the Bentivoli would besiege B[rescia], the Venetians take the Romagna, and the Duke of Urbino attempt to recover his duchy; even the faction of Florence would rise against him. When he sees his opportunity he will oppose them, but that cannot be while he is between the French molars.
The Pope must know the amount of forces proposed for the expedition before he can name the sum he will contribute. But Wolsey might have the Pope in his fist if he could prevail on England not to invade France except for the good of the Holy See and Italy in general,—if he could accomplish the restoration of Parma and Placentia; and though the Pope has set his mind on having Lorenzo, the present Duke of Urbino, Duke of Milan, and supported there by England, yet the Duke would render great service in return. Worcester was to break this dexterously, and not to divulge it sub Apostolica censura. They do not discover any ill design against Naples in the French and Genoese fleet, who are keeping watch against the Moors. The prothonotary Charassiola showed him letters from the Duke of Bari, stating that all the Swiss in the late diet had decreed peace with France. Complains of his poverty and expences. Rome, 4 Oct. 1516.
Lat., in the hand of Vannes, pp. 7.
4 Oct.
P. S.
Congé d'élire vice Ralph Maxfeld, abbot, deceased. Greenwich, 2 Oct. 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Oct.
ii. Petition of Wm. Walle, prior, and the Convent of Kenelworth, for the above, presented by John Lyster and Rob. Orwell. Kenelworth, 20 Sept. 1516.
4 Oct.
S. B.
2422. For ROB. LOWARD, alias LORDE, goldsmith of London, clerk of Sir John Daunce.
Licence to import 2,000 tuns of Gascon wine and 4,000 tons of Toulouse woad. Del. Westm., 4 Oct. 8 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20.
5 Oct.
R. O.
Declaration has been made to the States now assembled of the King's great charges against the Frisons and the Geldroys, which have delayed his journey into Spain. He desires their advice touching the appointment of certain spears for the defence of Belgium. The advice of the towns will be taken. Has asked the Chancellor, who says that the King has been requested to tarry till March next. The feast of the Toison will be held at Antwerp, if the sickness do not increase. The French King is at Orleans going to Paris. He has left the Queen at Amboise. Cardinal Sion has arrived and Mr. Dicar with him. When he has delivered his credence from the Emperor he will proceed to England. Brussels, 5 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. and endd.
6 Oct.
Er. Ep. VIII. 30.
On returning to Brussels visited his Mecænas, the Chancellor, who told him that the Prince (Charles) intended conferring on him a bishopric in Sicily, and had written about it to the Pope. Will winter at Brussels. Any packet sent to Tunstal will reach Erasmus. Dislikes Louvain—is pestered by the students—hates the pseudo-theologians there. Wishes Heaven would remake or amend them. St. Jerome was on sale at Antwerp when Erasmus was there. Received at Antwerp, as he supposes from Pace, the letters Ammonius had sent to Basle. Brussels, prid. non. Oct. 1514.
6 Oct.
Er. Ep. II. 27.
Has obtained with difficulty a lodging. Though a small one, it is near the court, and, what is better, near Tunstal. Desires his books may be sent to him. The King Catholic has nearly made me a bishop; where do you think? Not in the remote Indies, but in Sicily. But then it was found the patronage belonged to the Pope, and the King has written to the Pope requesting that the appointment may stand. This took place at Brussels, while Erasmus was enjoying literary idleness at Antwerp. This was the business for which the Chancellor called him to Brussels. Could not help laughing, but thanked them, and desired them to take no further trouble, for he would not change his ease for the most splendid bishopric. Here you have a dream to laugh at. Yet it was agreeable to receive such a proof of the Prince's good will. Advises Giles to keep his studies within bounds, to put away his books on their shelves, and confine himself to one author at a time. Recommends in this the example of Fras. Buslidius Abp. of Besançon. Brussels, prid. non. Oct. 1516.
7 Oct.
R. O.
Since his last letter to the King finds that the Cardinal of Sion will not have his answer from the King [of Castile] before tomorrow, and will not therefore be able to leave for England till that time. Richmond has arrived with the King's letters. Cardinal Sion has done much to move the King's council to listen to the Emperor's requests, of which the advancement of the league is one proof. Will demand an audience of Chievres tomorrow. Brussels, 7 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. My [Lord] Cardinal of [York]. Endd.
7 Oct.
Galba, B. IV. 184b. B. M.
Wrote last ... On going [to] the Chancellor to speak of Nich. [Baker], was told that the King of England insisted on having a clause in a new treaty, that in case any prince should refuse to pay debts owing to England, as if France were to decline paying the dowry of the Lady Mary, the confederates should be bound to assist him, which the Council consider unreasonable. The Lord Tw, brother to the Prince of Symay, now called Lord Sempy, with Don Diego, left yesterday to meet the great embassy from France at Valenciennes. Ravestein remains till the French Queen is delivered. He is to be godfather in the King's name. The Duke of Gueldres is making new inroads. Brussels, 7 Oct. 1516.
Hol., p. 1, mutilated.
7 Oct.
R. O.
2428. PACE to BURBANK.
Has received his three last letters at one time, and is glad to hear things prosper. The enterprise once set on foot, many evil practices will cease, as he has written to Wolsey. The Cardinal of Sion is sent to England. Hopes that Wolsey will reconcile him and Galeazzo, not listening to any recrimination. Is glad to find that no one complains of him. Has heard that evil reports have been made of the Cardinal of Sion. Though somewhat passionate, he is a man of great genius. Is rejoiced to hear of the Bp. of Durham's kindness for him. Fears from Wolsey's letters that he will be obliged to tarry at Zurich some time. Begs he may have money to entertain the ambassadors at the coming diet. Would be glad to leave, but if he did all would be lost. Has had much to do to oppose the French bribery. It amounted to 50,000 crowns. Zurich, 7 Oct.
Hol., pp. 4.
8 Oct.
Giust. Desp. I. 300.
2429. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
Dined on the 5th with the Cardinal. After dinner, was sent for by the King, whom they found dancing with the two Queens and a number of ladies. "His majesty danced many dances, and then made the ambassadors hear Master Friar Dion. Memo play, as he did marvellously, being lauded by everybody." Wished to speak with the Cardinal, but found him indisposed. London, 8 Oct. 1516.
8 Oct.
R. O.
In behalf of the Cardinal Sion sent by the Emperor to England. Brussels, 8 Oct. '16. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A Mons. le Cardinal Dangleterre.
8 Oct.
Vit. B. XIX. 340. B. M.
2431. [PACE] to WOLSEY.
Wolsey's writing [of the King] of Arragons good mind [towards the] King "(non obstante p ...) was veraye comfortable unto [me]." Hopes that all t[hings] may so succeed, for they hear daily that the [King] of Arragon labors to join with the French King and to procure honorable conditions [to be] granted to the Emperor. The Bastard [of] Savoy has received or forge[d letters] of the French King, which were read [at the] last diet, declaring that everything is concluded [with] the Emperor; "and the said [Bastard] did also bring in ... it should not be found true. [They] well know the abuses of France ... them accordingly, as well in writing [as in se]ndynge of messengers; but if [the K]inge of Arragon do procure such [thing]s and promise the contrary to the [King]is grace, I can see but little sub[stan]ce and less faith in his demeanor. That [which] shall be concluded with him, good [it were] to finish it shortly, for when [ye] have him, the Pope's holiness can no more [va]rie his promises, neither will Wolsey. I did ... advertise your grace of the Bishop ... na's coming into England. Now [your g]race shall understand that them[peror] hath retained him; I cannot tell [for] what cause. It is said, for the ... ge of my Lord the Cardinal Sedunensis ... secret matters." * * * The Bastard of Sav[oy] told some persons here that all the trouble taken by [French] King to establish amity w[ith the] Swiss is only to offend [Henry], and that the French King is determined to invade England if he may obtain the Swyces. 8 Oct.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated. Add.: Rmo Dno Carli Ebor.
9 Oct.
R. O.
2432. The BP. OF ELNA to WOLSEY.
Wrote yesterday letters for Wolsey's signature, touching the matter which he requested him on Sunday to write of the Bp. of Worcester. Begs him to forward them now by the bearer, his servant, as a messenger is about to start for Rome. Doubts not his business will succeed. London, 9 Oct. 1516.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.: Domino T. Card. Ebor. Archiep., Angliæ Primati, et Apostolicæ Sedis Legato.
10 Oct. 2433. For TH. NEUMAN, clerk of the Chancery.
Presentation to the church of Borlee, London dioc., vice Ric. Smyth, deceased. Westm., 10 Oct.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10.
10 Oct.
P. S.
2434. For TH. GRIFFITHS of London, alias of Southwark.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 8 Oct. 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Oct.
Fr. 8 Hen. VIII. m. 4.
11 Oct.
S. B.
To be doorward of the town of Calais, on vacation by Rob. Wotton, who holds by grant 12 April 1 Hen. VIII., vice Sir Ric. Carewe. Del. Westm., 11 Oct. 8 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10.
11 Oct.
P. S.
2436. For JOHN VEYRERY, chief surgeon of the Body.
Annuity of 40 marks. Hampton Court, 25 Sept. 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Oct.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18.
11 Oct.
P. S.
2437. For RIC. PARKER, of the Buttry.
Annuity of 4l. out of the issues of Denbigh. Greenwich, 27 Sept. 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Oct.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14.
11 Oct.
P. S.
2438. For HUGH AP HOWELL, yeoman of the Crown.
To have the fee of the crown, being 6d. a day, vice John Williams. Greenwich, 3 Oct. 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Oct.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8.
11 Oct. 2439. For ROB. CALCOT of Lambeth.
Pardon for killing Wm. Grene of Lambeth, in selfdefence. Westm., 11 Oct.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8.
11 Oct.
P. S.
2440. For WM. HUS of London, grocer.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 3 Oct. 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Oct.
12 Oct.
Vit. B. XIX. 342. B. M.
Wrote last [from this] city, "bearing date 10," wherein he acknowledged the receipt of Wolsey's [letters]. Next day the Emperor sent for him to come at eight [next] morning, when he presented the King's letters. The Emperor read them "with good leisure," and after commending their friendly tone, said he was sorry his advice had not been put in execution in time, [by which] mean the affection on both sides [would have] brought forth the desired fruit to the advantage of both. He for his part had extended all his pow[er to the] uttermost to that end, and [was] so extremely driven "that he knew no rem[edy but to] accept the detestable peace, and by the mean ... twayne hundryd m1 scutis or ducatis with ... maye somewhat helpe to assiste the Kyn[g] ... for well he wotteth that and ver ... [the French King will] nott fayle shortly afftyr to invade his [territory in the] Tyrroll, the realm of Napyls, or Tournaye, so that [the peace will] nott longe endwre." He promised to propose the same to his secret Council, and "[make] a perfect determination in all that might lie in him," and advise Wingfield of it. Before he went, Wingfield made a communication to him, "specially observing the form contained in your letters." This the Emperor took in good part, but always returned "to the refraynte before mentioned," and added that neither he nor Wingfield had been believed in time, and now so many errors had accumulated one upon another that "the very troowthe semyth to be dyscipate as fedyrs in the wynde without remedy to be reunyte," unless the Cardinal Sion had ready passage, and be believed and relieved shortly.
This evening the Emperor sent Marraton to him to tell him the determinations of himself and his Council (1) to make all efforts to preserve Verona till 1 Nov., to which he has sent 40,000 fl. and 10,000 florins worth of cloth to set all in order to that day. He has written to his ambassadors in England to tell the King the state of the case, and to beg aid to [preserve] it until they meet, "and that the ... he shall agree unto to the Cardena[ll] ... ordaineth Mes. Hesdynge his embas[sador] ... diligence to Villynger, his tresorer, m ... country, avising of the same, to the intent he may ... order that the Emperor has given him, whic[h] ... have such advice, before the first day o N[ovember] ... then he shall not execute his commi[ssion] ... the French peace, and if not to proce[ed] ..." The Emperor has also [asked] Mr. Jamys de Banissis to write to the King [and] his ambassadors [that] he leaves next Thursday for the Netherlands, "for whether he accepte the p[eace or not] he will kepe that journey." Wingfield has drawn upon the Fukkers for ... florins to be repaid to their agent at Antwerp before the end of this month, and has written to the Archduchess to provide that they be paid by the time appointed.—When he had written thus far, he recei[ved a letter] from Pace. Sent an answer by the servant who brought it. Wolsey shall have copies of both. Will send any answer the Emperor may make to the communication he receives from him. Augsburg, 12 ...
Hol., pp. 3. Dated in margin, in a modern hand: 12 Octob. 1516.
12 Oct.
Vit. B. XIX. 296. B. M.
He will receive with this the writer's letters "[written on the .. of the] present month." Has received [Pace's letters] dated at Zurich, "by the hands of your Copyn ... with these, avysyng you that I have receyvyd lettyrs from [my Lord] Cardinall dated at his place at London the 3rd of this [month, and with them] a letter from the King to the Emperor, and also his Majesty ... from his imbassadours here of the same date." [Hopes] that [by this time] Pace has received letters also, for the writer has been advised [out of that] "country that they were passed there." The tenor of the King's letters [could] not be more loving if he had written to his "naturall fadyr." His im[bassadors'] also were in the same strain; and they seem to have concluded everything [fitting] "that they shulde meet, in so ample fourme that the sylfe ... seamyth to have atteynyd all that was goodly for the Kyn[g] ..." All the world there was in doubt that Verona could ... wherefore when the Emperor had written much expressly to make instance and labor that the King's highness sh[ould] ... the expedition of the Swissers shortly, or else to give a[id that Verona] might be preserved; to which points there is "no manner of [answer] either by the King or by thembassadors, but shewe ... take effect upon the conclusyon of the league which is ... every part, and the meeting or at the next at the ... Cardinall Sedunen; with which delay the Emperor is marvelously ... of avauncynge the comyn interprise shortely ... Verone, he hath renityde to the request of ... spent to thextreme to succor Ve[rona]" * * *
"... ben in jeberdye of thir lyvys, the said Marke (Colonna) st[r]ykyn [in the shou]lder with a coulveryn, and that oothir brent with goun[powder] ... on the side of the town that the French made their batteries, [a tho]wsande pace of the walls clearly overthrown," and the other side "... vjc. pace, so that those within will not take charge to defend it unless they have 4,000 more soldiers, with other conditions importable to this good prince." The matter which Pace desired the writer to break to the Emperor comes too late, for though at first the garrison of Verona and the reinforcements would have been sufficient, together with those beyond the Po, to have pursued the French over the mountains, yet, as the city is now, Wingfield hopes the Emperor may be able to keep it until he has word how the Cardinal (of Sion) has sped, who is with the King today, if not before, for he started from Bruxcellys on Wednesday or Thursday last past. Then it will be known what is to become of Verona; whether the Emperor is to give it up "to the [King's gra]ce our master's hands, rather than to his nephew, to deliver it [to the] French or Venetians; or for the third, that if the King [will nei]ther do that one nor that other that the Emperor and the King ... may conclude peace with France, so that neither of them" * * * [Will not] fail straight- way to [conclude] everything in the best way possible, and if [the ... give] him an answer of importance, to [communicate] it with diligence. Yesterday the Emperor delivered sente[nce upon] the Duke of Wyertenberge. He has begged three days' respite ... "term there is hope of peace." The term expired, the Emperor will proceed to the "desired place, whet[her Verona be] lost or savyd." Au[gsburg], 12 Oct. 1516.
Pp. 3, much mutilated. Add. in Sir Rob. Wingfield's hand: [To] my Lorde Cardinall's grace.
12 Oct.
P. S.
2443. For MARG. KOKEYN, widow.
Wardship of Frances, dau. and heir of Humph. Cokeyn. Greenwich, 1 Oct. 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Oct.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6.
13 Oct.
Calig. D. VI. 281. B. M.
Had been sent for by a relation of his, "ung bien homme de bien de court," known to Ponynges, who informed him that the Cardinal of Sion is with the King "our master", sent by the Emperor, of which the French being aware, are resolved to take him on his return. In coming hither he passed through Brussels, and was threatened by some Frenchmen secretly, who said to him, "Cheer up men, we shall soon be avenged" (Ne vous chaille, nous en serons brief vengiet). Advises that the King and the Cardinal should be warned. A great embassador has arrived from the French King, "named Mons. d'Orval, governor of Champaigne," who is said to have come to make an appointment between the Emperor and the French King, which the former will not agree to, although Mons. de Chierne (Chievres) had sent a gentleman named Courtville to the Emperor, to persuade him. Has no more news at present. Desires Ponynges to keep in view his case touching the 100 angelots, of which he had put him in hope. He had only received them once, and will not be able to obtain any more until the affair is brought before the King and his Council. Tournay, 13 Oct. 1516. Signed.
Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: A mon treshonnoré Seigneur Mons. de Poninghes.
14 Oct.
Giust. Desp. I. 301.
On 27 Aug. imparted the contents of their letters to the King, Cardinal and Bp. of Durham, and read them the letter from the Grand Turk. Not one of them seems to fear the conflagration, as it is remote from their own home; and still less are they moved by zeal for the Christian religion. They are in high spirits at hearing the siege of Verona has been raised, that the armies of France and Venice have retreated thirteen or fourteen miles, and that an imperial army 16,000 strong has come up. So they can dispose of Verona as they would do of London. Hears that the Cardinal of Sion is coming post to weave some other web with the King. Cannot visit him, as he is a capital enemy to France and Venice. The league between the Emperor, Spain and England has been signed. London, 14 Oct. 1516.
14 Oct.
Vit. B. III. 82b. B. M.
Has been elected master of the Hospital of St. Thomas. Cardinal Hadrian, the papal collector, has in his house two Englishmen, one styling himself the Bp. of Leighlin, the other named John Pennant. They have abused him for demanding a debt of 288 crowns that they owe to the hospital, but he hopes to recover it, as he spits on his own beard who spits in the face of Heaven. Rome, 14 Oct. 1516.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.
14 Oct.
P. S.
2447. For ROSE, widow and executrix of GEO. ASSHEBY, clerk of the Signet, and HEN. EDEN, merchant of the Staple of Calais.
Wardship of Wm., son and heir of Gerard and Joan Stevecle alias Styvecle, and heir of John Stevecle (father of Gerard) and Marg. Stevecle, whose lands were held as of the honor of Huntyngdon; on surrender of patent 17 Nov. 4 Hen. VIII. granting the same to the said Geo. Assheby. Greenwich, 8 June 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Oct.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5.
15 Oct.
P. S.
Restitution of temporalities on election of John Whitbye, prior, as abbot. Greenwhich, 14 Oct. 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Oct.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24.
ii. Confirmation by Th. Cardinal Abp. of York of the above election. At his house near Charingcrosse, London, 6 Oct. 1516.