Henry VIII: July 1546, 21-25

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 21 Part 1, January-August 1546. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1908.

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July 1546, 21-25

21 July. 1322. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 488.
Meeting at Westminster, 21 July. Present: Chancellor, Great Master, Privy Seal, Essex, [Winchester, Cheyney, Gage, Wingfield, Paget, Petre]. Business:—Letters to wardens of East and West Marches of like tenor to that to Sir Robert Bowes. Letter to Sir Wm. Godolphin, who wrote that an English bark on 1 July took one French ship and spoiled another, to continue his search for the offenders. Thomas Gresham had warrant to Cavendissh for 28l. 18s. for conveyance of treasure from Antwerp to Calais. Warrant to Williams to pay Mr. Cofferer for provisions for the Household, 1,000l.; and Melchior Skeetes, towards grain provided by Erasmus Skeetz, his father, 2,000l. Agreement (recited) dated 10 July, 1546, by Chr. Haunsell on behalf of the Fuggers for respite of part of the King's debt payable 15 Aug. next, and for the King to take a quantity of copper, of which a sample is left with Sir John Gresham. (Signed Cristofano Hainzel per e sri Antonio Fucheri e nipoti in Lundra.)
21 July. 1323. Van der Delft to Charles V.
viii., No. 295.
Has received the Emperor's letters of the 3rd, with the information from Spain respecting the Renegat affair. Wrote on the 6th his dealings with Winchester and Paget and also with the King concerning that and the other matters touched in the said letters. The Admiral of France is expected within a week. The Lord Admiral left London six days ago and is waiting at Boulogne. There have been several communications with the French ambassador, with regard to which Van der Delft can only conjecture that the Admiral's delay causes distrust here. It is even asserted that the French retain troops after pretending to dismiss them. Can see no signs of an intrigue with the French in favour of the Protestants, or of any confederation with the Protestants. Hears, however, that Mason, who went with Duke Philip towards Germany and was recalled when he had arrived as far as Flanders, has been despatched thither again since the news of the Emperor's enterprise. The Council told him, when he questioned them, according to the instructions of the Queen of Hungary, that it was true the Scots had been included under the conditions he had written; that an envoy had been sent thither to learn their intentions; and that when answer came from them it would be communicated to him. Is still assured that no news has come from the French gentleman who was sent on the mission. London, 21 July 1546.
21 July. 1324. Van der Delft to Mary of Hungary.
viii., No. 296.
Repeats the substance of his letter to the Emperor (No. 1323) as regards the Admirals, the Protestants and Secretary Mason, who was recalled from his previous mission when he had reached Antwerp. The Council have complained of the ill-treatment of English subjects in Antwerp, where their lives are in danger and injurious words about this King are freely used, so that the English will be obliged to withdraw from Antwerp. Prays her to look to the matter, as, today, the complaints have been repeated to him and there are rumours that the English merchants are to be recalled. There is, they say, no reply from Scotland as yet. London, 21 July 1546.
21 July. 1325. D'Annebault to Lisle.
R. O. Received his letter by bearer. The King is very pleased to hear that he is coming soon and hopes that he may be at Fontainebleau on Sunday next. Immediately on having spoken with him, will, according to their mutual resolution, be ready to ride to the King of England. Milly en Gastinoys, 21 July. Signed.
French, p. 1. Add,: A, Monsr., Monsr. l'Amyral d'Angleterre.
22 July. 1326. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 490.
Meeting at Westminster, 22 July. Present: Chancellor, Great Master, Privy Seal, [Essex, Winchester, Cheyney, Gage, Wingfield, Paget, Petre]. Business:—Recognisance of Wm. Moryce, an usher of the King's Chamber, to appear if called for within 12 months. Letter to Mr. Vaughan to send a special person to obtain release, at Camphire, of 18½ lasts of Breamer wheat provided by Dymmoke, who could not at present go thither, and to demur no further at receiving such money as the English merchants offered him, in view of the day of payment appointed to the Fuggers. To customers, &c., to suffer John Rowlesley to re-convey abroad 4,000 qr. of wheat which arrived in London damaged; and like letters to Dover for Thomas Roulf, William Harington and Laurence Elveden, and to Portsmouth for George Pawlet and John White.
22 July. 1327. [Lisle to Admiral D'Annebault.]
R. O. Has received his answer and heard by this gentleman the King's good health. Perceives that his Majesty understood by this bearer that Lisle would be with him at Fontainebleau on Sunday next; which is impossible even if he had not tarried a day at Amiens, as he was forced to do because the bp. of Duresme (being a very old man) was weary and somewhat unwell. We were there very courteously entertained, and likewise at all other places in this country, as I have advertised the King my master. Bearer will tell more fully what diligence Lisle intends to make. Bretueil, 22 July.
French. Draft, p. 1. Final words, "v're entierement amy J. L." in Lisle's hand.
22 July. 1328. John Dymock to the Council.
R. O. Perceives by their letter of the 2nd inst. what to do with the corn he bought at Brame. Had already certified Mr. Secretary Paget, in two or three letters, how much it was and what money he there disbursed above the 500l. Fl. which Mr. Watson gave him upon 100 lasts of wheat which should have been delivered at London, whereas only 32 lasts were delivered. Has written to Watson for his indenture with the merchants; thereby to recover the residue of the aforesaid 500l. Disbursed to merchants of Brame for 200 lasts of wheat, as he has divers times written, 2,655l. 14s. 2d. Fl. Of these only 120 lasts are delivered, the other 80 being restrained by the lords of Browunswicke and Sell because of the great wars which are towards. New corn is not yet ripe or cut, else the Lantgrave and other noblemen would, ere this, have set forward with three great armies; for the Protestants, "with the ricke," will no more be pacified with fair words. This is one reason why all the wheat is not delivered; another reason is that while the writer was in trouble at Dordrecghet the merchants put off his servants with fair words. Has sent to Newcastell in two ships 60 last of wheat, and to Calys in one ship 18½ last. Getting no word from their Lordships what to do with the rest of the corn ready laden here, which was fallen from 28s. to 18s., sent 30 last of wheat to Amsterdam, where it is worth 74 dallers the last, and as it cost the King, with the freight, 62 dallers, his Majesty should have an honest gain therein. Received of Mr. Vhaugham in all 9,832l. Fl.; whereof repaid Wm. Damessell 3,350l. Fl., and to Mr. Vaugham, in money sent by his (the writer's) wife's brother, 1,650l. 1s. 9d., besides sending 9 ships laden with rye, butter, cheese and bacon to Calys and Dover, and also 16 "drye fattes," sent from Andwerppe, with 6,708 gambons of bacon. Sent 108 lasts of wheat from Brame, 12 lasts being taken by the lords of Brame whose custom is to take one last in every ten, and they give but 20 dallers the last, whereas it cost 62 dallers. Has to receive from them for these 12 lasts 240 dallers and has received again from his two merchants 1,627 ducats of 6s. 8d. Would send this money to Mr. Vaugham but for the danger of men of war everywhere. Asks whether to employ it in any other provisions or bring it home when his business is finished. Desires to have the King's letter directed to the lords of Brame setting forth that Hendrick Kenkell and Chr. Cocke have not performed their bargain with Wm. Watson and John Dymocke for the 300 last of wheat, for which they were paid 3,155l. 14s. 2d. Fl. beforehand. This is the third time he has written to have the King's letter, and he is delayed here by the preparing for these wars.
President Diricke Vasener, chief ruler at Brame, tells him that on the 7th inst. two French ambassadors came to the Lantgrave and Duke of Saxson and the rest of the lords of Almayen to present captains Bastian Voghelberech and George Reckerat, with the regiments of footmen which they had in France, "and the Frenche kynge dosse paye them theyr wayegis durynge thes wares aganste th'Emperor with an indiferent some of monye, besydes that the Frenche K. dosse keppe in with the sayd lordes." Also that here is arrived an ambassador from the Emperor and Lady Regent with letters to the lords of Brame, the bishop, the lords of Hanborowch, Lubeck and the king of Denemarke. The effect of the letters to the lords here is that the Emperor hoped that they would not, at the information of two or three disobedient lords of the Protestants resist him who had always loved them and meant nothing against them. Their answer was "very brief and scharpe, saynge be as far forthe that th' Emperor do not goe abowte to put dowen God's Worde that then they wyll knowe hym as theyr soverayn, and ayede and helpe hym with bodye and goods; but geve he be mynded for to p[ut] dowen God's Worde and to dystroye theyr fathers lande that then th' Emperor may be well assured that they woll not be to seke of theyr men of warre, wherewith they shuld defende them selfe agayenste th' Emperor, Byschope of Rome, Ittalyans and Spanyards; and all suche Sodomyttes wolde they withstande with the helpe of God, and aventure bothe theyr bodyes and good." The ambassador would have communed with the common council of this town, but the lords forbade it and he is departed. The lords advertised Hamboroch and Lubecke of their answer. The ambassador is Dr. Stroll, who caused two gentlewomen to be burnt at Uttericht about a year ago and is said to be very learned, so that some of the Council may know him. Neither his learning nor the Emperor's loving letters served him here. "I dare not wrette all thyngis wch I do knowe. I wold wch to God that the K's Mate and yow, me Lordes of the K's Mates moste honorabell Cownsaill, hade harde and sene suche thynges as I have sen in writtynge, and then wold I truste in God that the K's Mate shuld geve no more credytte nor nede shulde, but the trweth is that the Lantgrave and other of the lordes had wrytten a letter wch shuld have been sent unto me for to have been conveyde unto the K's Mate but worde dyde come to the Lantgrave that the K's Mate was so knytted wth th'Emperor so that his Mate ys rather bowend for to helpe th'Emperor then to sytte stylle." Trusts that the King will rather take no part; for, from appearances here, the Emperor is like to have the worst part, or he "would not write and send to have the matter had in communication." The King of Denmark has already sent the Lantgrave 2,000 footmen and 500 horsemen and will send other 2,000 footmen and 1,000 horsemen. The Lantgrave and Corfoste of Sacxson have, to save the charge of 10,000 men keeping them, razed to the ground the fortresses in the Duke of Browunswick's land, viz., Vollefenbudell, Stenbruge and Scheneynge; which shows that the Almains mean to give battle. Apologises for his "rude writing," and begs their Lordships' favour "in suche wronges as I have sustayened in ansewerynge unto suche thynges as was acxkesed of me be the Procureur Generall agayenste the K's Mate my m., as I am sure your honours have the perfit knowelege of all thynges before thys tyme." Brame, 22 July 1546.
Hol., pp. 5. Add. Endd.
[23] July. 1329. Gardiner to Paget.
R. O. Has considered both the forms of oaths and thinks either sufficient. That sent by Paget is more civil, expressing by quatenus, etc. that neither prince shall be bound to observe more of the league than touches his part. Leaving out the quatenus, after the form sent from my lord Admiral, a lawyer might give advice not to swear to keep the whole treaty lest each prince should be bound to keep his fellow's part as well as his own. Cannot imagine why the French king might stick at the form sent by Paget, which is "agreeable to reason and his ratification"; but in any case what is opened "cively" with quatenus must be "understanded cively in the generalite." To seem to do somewhat, "I have written the former part of the oath so far as your form and theirs agree, wherein I have only meddled with the French king's style and placed the word Christianissimi to be an adjective to his state, and so we ever write it. I have also added Consanguinei. And whether to confederati ye will put perpetui (as I pray God it may be indeed) I remit to you to be considered.
"And thus, intending to go to Hampton Courte according to the King's Majesty's pleasure, I bid you heartily farewell. At my house, this morning."
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.: —— (blank) Julii 1546.
R. O. 2. Form of oath to be taken by Henry VIII. to the treaty of 7 June last, containing the words quatenus, etc. and corrections mentioned in § 1.
Lat. Draft, p. 1.
R. O. 3. The same form without the clause quatenus, etc.; but with "perpetui" the other corrections mentioned in § 1.
Lat. Draft, p. 1.
R. O. 4. The same form, also without the clause quatenus, etc., or corrections.
Lat. Draft, p. 1. Endd.: The oothe for the French king.
R. O. 5. Another copy of § 4.
Lat. Draft, p. 1.
23 July. 1330. Hertford to Paget.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 249.
Answers to Paget's last letters, purporting the King's pleasure for his return, that, when he has conferred with Mr. Moyle and the other commissioners for the survey, and set things here in order, he intends to depart towards Dover on Friday (fn. n1) and hopes to be at London on Monday night. (fn. n2) Bulloyn, 23 July 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
23 July. 1331. John Dymooke to Paget.
R. O. On the 21st inst. received a letter from the Council dated the 2nd. Had already done as the Council direct, for hearing that such corn was fallen in England, he had sent what he got here to Amesterdam to be sold to the King's advantage, as he writes to the Council. Desires Paget to turn things to the best when that letter is read; for the matters are true, but he lacks knowledge to write them. The best of this land speak of the persecution which the King suffers to be done by his bishops "in burning of men for the Word of God's sake, in saying that his Majesty has put away the devil but his Majesty has his dam and his devilish ceremonies still used within his realm, with divers other things which I dare not write." Send "a certain thing which has been sent unto the Emperor since the time that his Majesty has been minded for to have war against the Lantgrave"; also an exhortation and prayer used daily in every church (could not get one in Latin), and "a provysye made be Martyn Luther in his latter dayes." Has not heard from Paget or the Council these ten weeks (save this one letter) and has sent them above twelve letters. Brame, 23 July 1546.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. Fly leaf endorsed "Bookes sent by John Dymocke in Duche out of Flaunders, xxiiio Julii 1546."
P. 1.
R. O. 3. A coloured woodcut of Luther dated 1546, found within § 2.
R. O. 4. Address by Dr. John Bugenhagen, Pomeranus, pastor of Wittenberg, to the other pastors and preachers of the land of John Frederic duke of Saxony, in view of the present preparation for war. Exhorting them to trust in God, and giving directions for prayers and teaching. A prayer for deliverance from the Turks and the Pope is to be added in the Litany. Dated: Wittenberg, 4 July 1546.
German. Printed tract, pp. 12.
R. O. 5. Poem entitled. "Eyn ermanung an die Keyserliche Majestat, des Evangeliums halben in seinen Erblendern. Darinnen auch ein trewe warnnung an uns Deudtschen. Durch einen wolweysen kriegserfarnen Herrn schön beschrieben. Anno M. D. xlvj."
German. Printed tract, pp. 15. Found uncut. Begins:—
Her Got erkenner aller hertzen.
Sich an was jamer und auch schmertzen.
24 July. 1332. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 492.
Meeting at Westminster, 24 July. Present: Chancellor, Great Master, Privy Seal, Essex, Cheyney, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Paget. Business:—Warrant to the Exchequer to deliver Barth. Campane and Carlo Rinuchini 3,000l. to be exchanged over in full satisfaction of what they have undertaken to discharge of the King's credit in Flanders, To treasurer of Augmentations for a prest to Robert Leg, treasurer of the Admiralty. Letter to Walter Clerke, bailiff of Hadley, for restitution of Dr. Shaxton's goods, "because the forfacture only appertaineth to the King's Majesty." To customers, etc., of Bristowe to permit Wm. Young and John Wyllys to unlade 400 tuns of Gascon wines for which the King's licence remained to be signed. George Oglander and Nicholas Bourman were called, and Bourman promised to observe the award made by the Bishop of Winchester between them. "Sir —— Bostok, priest, late curate of Tenderden, who, by himself and a light priest which he maintained in his parsonage, had brought sundry of his parishioners to light opinions concerning religion, and therefor committed to the Marshalsie," dismissed upon bond with a lesson. Letter to mayor, &c., of Bristol to deliver 244l, which arose from sale of Wyndham's wines, to Martin de Miranda according to the agreement between Wyndham and Miranda of which a copy was enclosed.
24 July. 1333. The Princess Mary.
Inventories of jewellery presented to the Princess Mary 20 and 24 July 38 Hen. VIII. See Vol. XIX, Part ii. No. 796 ii.
24 July. 1334. William Watson.
R. O. Account book of William Wattson of his dealings in the King's service, viz.:—
Lead received 9 July 1545 of Sir Leonard Beckwith at Hull, and consigned (ship-masters named) to his brother Roger Wattson at Dansycke.
Sales made of the same lead in Germany between 24 Aug. 1545 and 3 April 1546.
Payments of freight, lighterage, portage, &c., of the same.
Cable yarn and tar bought at Dansyck, 25 July 1545.
Masts and yards bought.
Daily charges of men engaged in tarring the said cables from 30 July to 6 Sept. 1545. and from 15 to 25 May 1546.
Incidental costs of lighterage, portage, &c., of the cables in 1546.
Received of the King to pay freight of the provisions, 1 Oct. 1545, by Mr. Sharyngton, 100l.; 13 Jan. 1545, by Mr. Sharington, 60l.; 20 July 1546, by Mr. Gattes, 567l.
Payments made here in England for freight of cables, &c., 30 Sept. 1545, 10 Jan. 1545, 24 July 1546 and 14 July 1546.
Cables delivered to Ric. Howlett, keeper of the King's storehouse at Dettforde Strande, 30 Sept. and 17 Dec. 1545; and cables and yards delivered to Wm. Wyntar, keeper of the King's storehouse at Detforde Strande, 14 July 38 Hen. VIII.
Shipments of cables from Dansycke, 15 Aug. 10 Sept. and 12 Oct. 1545 and of masts and cables, 10 May 1546.
Large paper, pp. 16.
24 July. 1335. Vaughan to the Council.
R. O. As the day of payment draws fast on, the writer would know what way is taken to pay the whole of the debt to the Fugger, besides the 20,000l. st. received of the King's merchants here upon bills payable the last of June. Because the Council's letters by bearer forbade the delivering of any of that money to Jasper Dowche, upon interest, Vaughan has not hearkened any more to Dowche therein, who, as signified to the King, is "evil contented." Merchants here who were wont to emprunt to the Emperor, hearing that the Protestants' power grows greater than the Emperor can resist, "make their money from hence to Lyons and Venyce." Last letters out of Almayn contained no notable news of either party. Cannot learn that their armies have encountered. Andwerp, 24 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
24 July. 1336. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. Rumors of the wars between the Emperor and the Almains are too uncertain to write. As the Fugger's day draws fast on, would know what to do about the payment and what order has been taken for the prolongation of the debt. Merchants of Italy tell him that the King has prolonged the payment, but he has not learnt so much from the Council. Begs Paget's help to get him discharged of accounts which his man will deliver. Andwerp, 24 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd.: 1546.
24 July. 1337. Lisle to Paget.
R. O. Continuing our journey towards Paryes we arrived at Brytwell on the 22nd inst., where I received a letter from the Admiral of France, by the same gentleman of the French king's privy chamber who met me beside Monstrell (letter and copy of the answer herewith). Why the Admiral so long delays setting forth towards King's Majesty I know not; but I sent him word that I would wish him as far forth in his journey as I am in mine. "The Cardinal of Meudon, uncle to Madame de Temps, and Mons. de la Vale are appointed to meet with us before we come to Paris, and from Paris we shall be conveyed to Myllyon by water; but, like as we have excused us by my lord of Durisme's age and weariness for one day's abiding at Amyans, so we intend to do the like at Parys, abiding the coming of the King's Majesty's letters, as well for me as for Mr. Wotton." We have been very gently entertained everywhere, "the people showing themselves very joyous of this amity." Bretwell, 24 July 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd.
24 July. 1338. Lisle to Paget.
R. O. I wrote to you from Brytwell, the 22nd inst., enclosing a letter there by one of the Privy Chamber together with the double of my answer to the Admiral by the same messenger. I sent that packet by the ordinary post, but will never so send hereafter; for this evening at Beaumont it met me again, having been to Parrys to Mr. Knevyt. Here also we met Captain Julyan, going into England in diligence. I send the said packet, although of old date, for other news I have none. We delay our journey to Court as much as possible. Tomorrow we depart toward Parrys, and are to be met and brought thither by Mons. de Lavale. At Parrys the Cardinal de Medon and a great company receive us, and are preparing to feast us at the Tournelles the same night, and next day conduct us towards the Court by water; but I have secretly advertised Mr. Knevyt to excuse our feasting for that night when we shall be weary and unprepared. Thus will we win the next day; and if our letters from the King come not we are determined to sojourn there, "for you know we were commanded to go forwards, and that our letters should be sent after us and overtake us by the way." We marvel that we hear nothing of them. Beaumond, 26 (sic) July 1546.
P.S.—If you send any packet without an express messenger, its going forward is doubtful. The time of the Admiral's coming seems uncertain "as yt shalle apere unto you in my former l'res of the xxii[ij] hereof, we (sic) shall receyve now herwt."
Hol, pp. 3. Add. Endd.
24 July. 1339. Francis I. to Henry VIII.
R. O. In pursuance of what you said to my ambassador I now send you the gentleman whom you know, (fn. n3) bearer of this, and beg you to hear him and credit what I have written to my ambassador to declare. Au Couldray, 24 July 1546. Signed.
French, p. 1. Add. Endd.
24 July. 1340. Francis I. to Lisle.
R. O. Having heard that you will be in Paris on Sunday (fn. n4) I send the Baron de La Garde, my chamberlain, to tell you of my desire to see you. Please give him credence. Au Couldray, 24 July 1546. Countersigned by Bochetel.
French, copy, p. 1. Address copied: A mon cousin, Monsr l'Admiral d'Angleterre.
24 July. 1341. D'Annebault to Lisle.
R. O. I received your letter by La Gronvic and heard his credence. The King now sends the baron de la Garde, one of his chamberlains, to visit you on his behalf. Please credit what he shall say to you on mine. Du Couldray, 24 July.
French. Copy, p. 1 (signature copied in another hand). Address copied: A Monsieur, Monsr. l'Admiral d'Angleterre.
25 July. 1342. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 493.
Meeting at Westminster, 25 July. Present: Chancellor, Great Master, Winchester, Cheyney, Gage, Wingfield, Paget, Sadler, Baker. Business:—Warrant to Augmentations for 2,000l. for Sir Ant. Knevett, lieutenant of the Tower, to be employed by Thos. Flemyng, deputy to Sir Thomas Seymour, about the Ordnance. Warrant to John Beamont, treasurer of Wards and Liveries, for 1,000l. for Wm. Johnson, servant to the Lord Great Master, to discharge labourers at Portsmouth. Letter to customers, etc., of London to permit Cornelis de Palude, factor to Balthezar de Ahedo and Tyelman van Kerssell, to export 30 chests of sugar which Richard Gray, captain of a ship of my lord Admiral, took out of a Flemish hulk on the Barbary coast, and which is now restored by Nicholas Nevile, my lord Admiral's servant, so broken and disordered that it must go beyond sea for trimming and refining. The mayor, &c., of London, related their preparation of the present and delivered in writing the form of the "rejoice of the Admiral's arrival to be spoken on their behalf in French," which was "reformed and committed to Mr. Palgrave to show unto the said mayor, etc." They said that John —— (blank) servant to Robert Dickenson, clothworker, remitted to them to be treated with by some learned man, maintained his detestable opinion concerning the Sacrament; and the Council ordered that he should be "indicted, but not arraigned till, another day, they should eftsoons sit for those matters." Letter to Deputy of Boulogne for placing Mr. Arnold at the Master of the Horse's camp To justices in Dorset and Somerset to forbear till next assizes to proceed concerning the murder of Hugh St. Barbe. The Earl of Arundel was brought from the King with a white staff in his hand by Mr. Paget, who declared to the Lord Chancellor and the rest of the Council the King's pleasure, and thereupon the Earl was sworn Lord Chamberlain of the Household and one of the Privy Council.
25 July. 1343. Selve to Francis I.
No. 14.
Yesterday received the despatch of the 18th, and had audience to-day. In return for the news sent by Francis, the King said that M. de Burres was still in Flanders with 14,000 foot and 4,000 horse, and the Landgrave of Hesse barred his way to the Emperor; the duke of Cleves was going to the Emperor to marry one of the daughters of the King of the Romans when dissuaded by the Landgrave and others, who thought to gain him over to their faction, and the Emperor, thereupon, married the said daughter to the Duke of Bavaria's son, and is thought to have concluded the marriage of another of the King's daughters with the son of the Duke of Savoy, to whom he has given his Order. Francis ought to think in time of possible enterprises; the Pope and Emperor had certainly made a league which, as published in Italy, was not only against the German princes but all who should assist them in any way whatsoever. The dukes of Ferrara and Mantua had entered this league, but the Venetians resisted the Pope's solicitations by saying that they did not know that the Protestants were heretics until that point should be determined by the General Council. The King was sure that several of the German princes expected aid from Francis, and he did not know what the latter intended doing. Selve replied that Francis was not accustomed to refuse his friends such aid as his alliances with other princes permitted. Afterwards the King asked if you did not always have someone with the German princes in view of your friendship with some of them; you had one there at present, whom he could not name, and he thought that you might have others. Finally he begged Selve to offer Francis, on his behalf, some greyhounds, and to write that the English prisoners at Harfleur and Dieppe were cruelly treated and some even put in the galleys; if their treatment was amended he would in turn amend that of his French prisoners.
Is informed that there is secret news in Court that Dumbarton castle has surrendered to the Governor and Angus, and therefore Lennox's journey to its relief is stopped. Was told yesterday that the said Governor had sent to this King to offer his services, with the principal castles of Scotland, in which he had placed his relatives. London, 25 July 1546.
25 July. 1344. Selve to the Admiral.
No. 15.
Has received the Admiral's despatch of the 18th; and his coming is greatly desired here. Kindness to English prisoners in France will secure the like to the baron of St. Blancard and his companions. London, 25 July 1546.
25 July. 1345. Selve to Du Bies.
Ib. No. 16. Received yesterday morning Du Bies' despatch of the 22nd., with the King's packet. This King seems well disposed to maintain the peace. London, 25 July 1546.
25 July. 1346. Wotton to Paget.
R. O. Has not troubled him "all this while" with letters, as my lord Admiral was writing; nor need write of Paulyn's, the baron de la Garde's, coming to my lord at Beamont (which way was taken because of plague at Clermont) or Mons. de la Val's meeting of them on this side St. Denis. As the lord Admiral and his colleagues intend to leave him behind here and it is not unlikely that this last treaty and former treaties may be mentioned from time to time, begs to have copies of them. Also needs a cipher. Before leaving, declared to Paget his lack of silver vessel, and, having learnt by the way that the King has heretofore furnished his ambassadors therewith, begs to be remembered therein; for he cannot buy it and would only use it in the King's service. Suggests that Paget might write to the Lord Admiral to leave part of what he has here of the King's. Hoped that the French king would continue a good while about Paris; but now hears that he would have been gone ere this but for the Lord Admiral's coming, "and will fall to his accustomed running abroad as soon as my lord Admyral is departed." Must therefore immediately prepare mulettes, etc. Parys, 25 July 1546. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.


  • n1. July 30th.
  • n2. August 2nd.
  • n3. Guron Bertano?
  • n4. July 25th.