Henry VIII: August 1546, 1-5

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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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August 1546, 1-5

1 Aug. 1386. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 501.
Meeting at Westminster, 1 Aug. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Great Master, Privy Seal, Hertford, Chamberlain, Winchester, Cheyney, Gage, Browne, [Wingfield, Paget, Petre, Riche, and Baker]. Business:—Warrant to —— (blank) to deliver Sir Richard Gresham 80l. to pay brokerage at ½ per cent, on 20,000l. Fl., equivalent of 16,000l. st. Thos. Agarde, of Ireland, Garret Harman, of London, goldsmith, and one Hans, a Dutchman, who had been to Ireland to search the mines, showed "sundry peces which they had founde, booth for coyne and allome, which beeing seen and founde to be fayer, were appointed to be kepte" and the King's further pleasure learnt. John Whithed, cooper, had warrant to Cavendish for 15l. 3s. 3d., surplusage of his account for Boulogne. Ric. Wigmore and Wm. Wood, citizens of London, had restitution of money taken at sea by Richard Gray, captain of the Faucon Lisle, upon their bond (quoted) to satisfy all who may lay claim to the same (signed). Letter to mayors, &c, of Rye, Hastings and Winchelsea for the recovery of cloth and pewter of Ant. Bonvixi, Ant. Mazuelo, Ant. Guarras and others, robbed from the galleon Trinitie (master John del Campo) in March last, suspicion falling upon Donne, of Rye, captain of the Dooe, and his quartermaster, Henry Willoughby, of Winchelsea or Hastings, who have lately come home with a good sum of ready money. Like letter to mayor, &c., of Dertmouthe, one John Dorye of Dertmouthe being suspected. Like letters to Sir Ric. Worseley, captain of the Wight, and John Juglet of Rye. Warrant to Peckbam, of the issues of the Mint and Contribution, to deliver to Sir Hugh Paulet 18,000l. for Boulogne.
1 Aug. 1387. The Privy Council to Sir Edw. North.
R. O. The late earl of Rutland owes the King 1,748l. 18s. 11d., according to the particulars herewith, in recompense whereof the Countess of Rutland offers to deliver the parcels of land of which we send a note, worth 34l. 15s. 9d. a year. You are to take assurance of the same, binding her to warranty the value for six years; and send hither particulars and copy of the bargain. "The rest of the debt shall be satisfied in land upon the coming home of my lord, now absent in France." Westm., 1 Aug. 1546. Signed by Chancellor, Wriothesley, St. John and Winchester.
P. 1. Add.: Chancellor of the Augmentations.
ii. Note at the foot of the above in North''s hand:—I pray you, Mr. Attorney, send for Duke and proceed for the King's assurance according to the tenor of this.
1 Aug. 1388. The Privy Council to Sir Edward North.
R. O. Bearer, Henry Criche, is indebted to the King in 448l. 13s. 1d. (particulars enclosed) and towards the payment offers lands in Bowthroppe, Okethropp and Donasthrop, Leic., worth, as he affirms, 21l. yearly. You shall take assurance of these lands to the King, binding Criche to warrant the value for six years, and also bind him to pay the remaining 28l. 13s. 1d. at All Saints next, and report your conclusion. Westm., 1 Aug. 1546. Signed by Wriothesley, St. John, Gardiner, and Gage.
ii. Note by Northe to Mr. Attorney to examine this matter, subscribed as received 3 Aug.
P. 1. Add.
R. O. 2. Memorandum by Thomas Goldyng that 294l. remains unpaid of the purchase made by Hen. Crowche in 35 Hen. VIII. of Graisley manor, Derb.
R. O. 3. Copy of a recognisance made, 18 July 35 Hen. VIII., by Henry Chreche of Grysley, Derb., Dennis Barsforde of Wonasshe, Derb., and Robt. Sacheverell of Darlie, Derb., for payment before 9 Oct. next of 394l. in full payment of 788l. 19s. 5d. for the site and demesnes of Grisley priory and other lands.
P. 1.
R. O. 4. Statement of Criche's debts to the King and lands now let to Wm. Finderne, which he offers in part payment.
P. 1.
1 Aug. 1389. Princess Mary to the Duke of Alburquerque.
viii., No. 304.
Received his letters of 12 June. Is too ill to answer with her own hand and begs him to excuse this short letter written by another. As to the Spaniard of whom he writes, his servant will be able to report the case. Westm., 1 Aug. 1546. Signed: Mary, Daughter of England.
1 Aug. 1390. Carne to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 256.
Today, President Score declared bow their ambassador wrote that the Council informed him of complaints by the King's subjects of evil handling at Andwarpe, where also lewd persons spoke irreverently and slanderously of the King's person, marvelling that the Queen should leave this unpunished more than the King would if such were spoken of the Emperor in England. These complaints, said Score, surprised her, as neither she nor her Council had information thereof. True, a lewd fellow who had committed murder before, did hurt an Englishman at Andwarp lately, but he was put to death within two days after. She would see such ill-handling or irreverent words punished. Carne replied that he had complained to the Commissaries appointed to proceed with Mr. Rede and him of outrages upon the river at Andwarpe, by shipmen, privily hurling stones into English ships and cutting their cables; and the answer was that if any such case might be proved it should be punished. Score said that the officer there should be ordered to search for such evil doers. He then asked if Carne had answer whether the Scots were at peace with the King; for the Frenchmen said that they were comprehended in the peace, but the Queen desired to know the truth, and had sent one of her secretaries to Scotland purposely. Fourthly, whereas, divers noblemen here own lands in Bolonoys, she sent to the French king to know whether they were discharged of their oaths to him, and had an answer which she could not believe, viz., that the county of Bolonoys is theirs. Carne said that Bolonoys was the King's by conquest and all the lands at his disposal, to whom those who wished for lands should sue. Score answered that if they sued to Henry they should incur the indignation of the French king to whom they were sworn, and if they sued to the French king they should incur Henry's; the Queen therefore would know Henry's pleasure therein.
Score asserted that the Count de Buyre sets forward to-day towards Germaynye with his army fully furnished, having 5,000 horsemen. For where the Landesgrave counted upon all the horsemen about Coloyn, De Buyre has gotten them, 1,500, for the Emperor. The Landesgrave went about to stay "that quarter where the Emperor laboured for horsemen indeed" (Score did not name it), and meanwhile lost those he felt sure of. The Duke of Cleves, too, refused to let the Landesgrave have 1,000 horsemen, most of whose army are peasants, neither in number nor strength as reported; whereas De Buyre has 40 ensigns of footmen. The Queen has had no word from the Emperor since the 14th ult., but he is thought to be in camp. The bp. of Coloyn has assembled his chief subjects and charged them to show favour and sell victuals to the Emperor's army passing through his land. Score added that the Landesgrave's preachers preach "that the Emperor maketh this war to put down the true word," and the Emperor's preachers preach that it is only against rebellion and disobedience. Bruxelles, 1 Aug.
Hol., pp. 5. Add.: 1546.
1 Aug. 1391. Carne to Paget.
R. O. His letter to the King herewith will declare occurrents. Wrote on the 28th ult. by way of Andwarpe. Some say that the Landesgrave marches towards the Emperor, but there is no certainty thereof. This evening received Paget's letter of the 27th ult. by Treffrye, the Lord Chancellor's servant. Mr. Vaughan sent word that the Council wrote to me to sue for the Lady Regent's licence for Mr. Dymock's return to these parts; but no such letter has come. I will, notwithstanding, be a diligent suitor for him. I hear that he has a testimonial sealed by the chief officers of Dorte of lewd and irreverent words spoken by the procurator general; and of this I showed the President today, who asked to have the testimonial brought to him, and he would see the procurator punished. It would also serve for declaration of Dymock's innocence. Bruxelles, 1 Aug. 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
1 Aug. 1392. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. This night I received your letter with others from the Council, and perceive that you have appointed Wm. Damesell to help me, which is very needful, the labour being meeter for ten men than two. I thank you most of all for writing that, this money received and paid, I may come home. But I fear that our merchants cannot pay by 15 Aug.; for traffic is laid aside and cloths not looked on. I have not yet received the merchants' bills of London, which should be here if payment is to be in August. My lords write that they have delivered the merchants 40,000l. st., but not when it is to be paid or whether they have taken order with the Fugger therein.
I am told this evening that the Landisgrave of Hesse and Duke of Wyrtzenberghe are departed towards the Emperor with 50,000 men (though I write to my lords but 40,000). In truth, the wisest here think that the Emperor can never match them this year, and may chance to run into great danger. Andwerp, at 2 a.m., 1 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add. . Endd.: 1546.
1 Aug. 1393. William Damesell to Paget.
R. O. Presently, I have received your letters touching the assisting of Mr. Vaughanne in receipt and payment of certain money; and I beg you meanwhile to inform the King "that his Highness may have perseverans wherein I am occupied." Further, I would know how to employ the 3,000 cr. Surplus of the money I received of John Dymocke. Andwerpe, 1 Aug. 1546.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
[1 Aug.] 1394. Francis I.
R. O. Ratification of the treaty (recited) of 7 June 1546.
Lat. . Large parchment, pp. 9. Very mutilated and fragmentary.
R. O.
Rymer, xv. 98.
2. Oath of Francis I. to the treaty made 7 June last between his ambassadors and those of Henry VIII., "Anglie et Hibernie Regis, Fidei Defensoris, ac in terris ecclesie Anglicane et Hibernice supremi capitis" etc. Signed: Francois.
Lat. . Parchment.
R. O. 3. Fair copy of the same.
P. 1.
R. O.
Rymer, xv. 98.
4. Notification by Gilbert Bayard and William Bochetel, greffier of the Order of St. Michael, secretaries of Francis I., that on 1 Aug. 1546, in presence of Lisle, Tunstall and Wotton (full style of each given), special deputies of Henry VIII., the oath (recited) was given by Francis I. to the treaty of 7 June last; being present the King's eldest son Henry, Dauphin of Vienne, duke of Brittany, the cardinals of Lorraine, Ferrara, Bellay, Castillion and Meudon, John of Bourbon count of Anguyen, Charles of Bourbon duke of Montpensier, Claude of Lorraine duke of Guise, the duke of Nivernois, the lord of Leuville (de Nova Villa), chancellor of France, the lord of Hennebault, admiral of France, counts of Aumale and Laval, bp. of Soissons, the first President of Normandy, and other bps., counts and barons on the French side, and on the side of Henry VIII. Henry earl of Rutland, Edward baron of Clington and other gentlemen. Signed: Bayard: Bochetel.
Lat. . Parchment.
R. O. 5. Francis I.'s commission to Claude D[enneba]ult, knight of St. Michael, marshal and admiral of France, the bp. of Evreux (?), Pierre Remond, first president in the Court of Rouen, and Guillaume Bochetel, secretary, to take the oath of Henry VIII. to the treaty of 7 June 1546. Datum apud castellum nostrum Fontis Be[lle Aque].............. [anno] Domini m[ilesimo] quingentesimo [quadrag]esimo sex[to], regni vero nostri trigesimo secundo." Signed: Francoys. Seal lost.
Lat. . Very mutilated. . Endd.: "Md. that the seale was brok[en] bifore the same was delyvered in."
Aug. 1395. The French King's Debt.
R. O. Commission to Sir Wm. Petre, one of the two Principal Secretaries, and Wm. May, LL.D., dean of London, to conclude with the French commissioners touching the debt of 512,022 cr. 22s. 6d. due by the French king's letters of 29 Jan. 1529. In pursuance of the treaty concluded, by deputy, in tents near Ardres and Guisnes, on 7 June last and afterwards confirmed by the King and the French king, which treaty stipulated that question of the said debt should be terminated by two commissaries from the King and the French king within three months.
Latin. . Corrected draft, pp. 3. Endd.: A copie of Mr. Secret[ary], Mr. Petre and Mr. Mayes commission, — Augusti 1546.
R. O. 2. Instructions given by the King to Sir Wm. Petre, one of the two Principal Secretaries, and Dr. May, dean of St. Paul's, "for the purposes ensuing."
By the treaty of peace lately concluded with the French king the matter of debt of 512,022 cr., due by letters obligatory of the French king dated 29 Jan. 1529, should be ordered by two commissaries on either side within three months; and they are appointed the King's commissaries for that purpose. With these instructions, and their commission and other writings, they shall repair to Callys; and abide there or at Guisnes the arrival of the French king's commissaries. Omitting all ceremonies as to the first place of meeting, they shall only foresee that if the first meeting be within French dominions the second shall be within the King's marches. They shall set forth the equity and justice of the debt, and use all dexterity to induce the French to agree to the payment. Failing in this, they shall still continue to press for it, and meanwhile signify to the King the motives of the French commissaries' refusal and await further instructions from the Council. If the French commissioners, "upon will only, without any other respect or ground, shall refuse to grow to any good conformity or final resolution" the King's said commissioners shall say that, upon declaration of these proceedings, their masters will doubtless at time convenient take further order, and so, with good words, bid the French commissioners farewell.
Corrected draft, pp. 5. Endd.: Mr. Secretary, Mr. Petre and Mr. M[ayes] [...]nstructions, — Augusti 1546.
Aug. 1396. Cheyney's Embassy to France.
R. O. "The charge of such [sums] of money as Sir Thomas Cheyney, knight, treasurer of the King's Majesty's most honourable Household, hath defrayed for his own and his company's posting, conveying of letters and their transportation, as well outward and homeward, in his journey to christen the Dolphin's child," viz:—
Two barges from Greenwich to Gravesend 19s.; 28 horses from Gravesend to Rochestre 11s. 8d., to Canterbury 46s. 8d., and to Dover 28s.; passage to Bolloyn 54s. 4d.; 28 horses from Bolloyn to Mountrell 3l.; 28 post horses from Mountrell to Abville, being 3 posts, 28 cr. of 5s. 6d.; to one that carried letters into England to Mr. Secretary Paget 40s.; 28 post horses from Abville to Amyas, 3 posts, 28 cr., and thence to Byrtoyle, 2 posts, 14 cr. 30s.; 29 post horses from Byrtoyle to Cleremounte, 2 posts, 19 cr. 15s., and thence to Lusache, 2 posts, 19 cr. 15s.; passage over the water at Saint Lew 12s. (16d.); 29 post horses from Lusache to Paris, 2 posts, 19 cr. 15s.; 20 post horses from Founteign Bleaw to Melun, 6 cr. 30s.; passage by water from Paris to Melun and back, 20 cr.; 30 post horses from Paris to Lusache, 20 cr., to Cleremount, 20 cr.; passage at St. Lew 12s. (16d.); 30 post horses from Cleremount to Byrtoyle 20 cr., Amyas 20 cr., Abville 30 cr., Mountrell 30 cr. and Bolleyn 20 cr.; passage to Dover 48s. 4d.; 22 post horses from Dover to Canterbury 22s., Rochestre 26s. 8d., and London 44s.; delivered to Nicholas the Courier at Founteign Bleau to carry letters to the King 40 cr. (11l.); and to Harry Issam likewise 32 cr. (8l. 16s.) Total 136l. 12s. 6d. Signed by Cheyney, as received... day of August 38 Hen. VIII.
Mutilated, pp. 3.
2 Aug. 1397. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 505.
Meeting at Westminster, 2 Aug. Present: Chancellor, [Norfolk, Great Master, Privy Seal, Hertford, Chamberlain, Winchester, Cheyney, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Paget, Petre, Riche, Baker]. Business:—Letter to Wm. Blakye, of Rye, to deliver 12 bales of madder (mark given) to Michael de la Sarte, whom Jasper Lescorte, going home to Antwerp for recovery of his health, deputed to recover his goods that were taken by adventurers of Rye out of the hoy Pellican of Antwerp, master Nic. Adryan. Francis Flemming had warrant to treasurer of Tenths for 200l. towards making the Ordnance house in the Tower. Evan Fluellen, porter of Bullembergh, had licence to pass over, to the ground allotted to him, 100 sheep and 60 mares, oxen and other cattle. Warrants to Augmentations and Exchequer, each for 3,000l., to be conveyed by Sir Henry Palmer to Mr. Wotton, treasurer of Calais, for the ordinary garrisons there and at Guisnes; also warrant to Augmentations for 20 mks. for Palmer's charges. Letter to Wm. Damesell to receive of Erasmus Sketes 3,000l. Fl. worth of gunpowder, at 2l. 13s. 4d. Fl. the cwt., according to an indenture which he should receive by Thos. Gressham. Letter to Deputy and Council of Boulogne for payment to Sir Henry Palmer, master of ordnance there, of the allowance made to Sir John Jennyns as signified to the earl of Surrey. Letter to Lord Wharton for James Lindsey, Scottishman, claimed prisoner by John Briscoo, to be ransomed according to the judgment of two gentlemen of England and two Scottishmen, and Briscoo to refrain from so wilfully calling for his re-entry, "seeing that he hath served the King's Majesty as an espial." Letter to mayors, &c., for Sir Henry Palmer's furniture with cart and horses to Dover. Letter to Sir William Godolghan that as Nicholas Goethyns and Richard Goodale, before the Council, both maintained their assertions, Goethyns was sent back and Godolghan was to write plainly what was known of the matter and cause Rauff Cowche, Mr. Carbonel, Lewis Carbonell, etc., who, Goethyns said, could testify therein, to repair to the Court of Admiralty; and further, as Goethyns' supplication, enclosed, declared that Sir —— (blank), on Goodale's behalf, offered him 50l. in hand, and "the rest" at Michaelmas, to surcease his suit, the Council would gladly know whether the supplication was true. Warrant to treasurer of Augmentations to deliver Robert Leg, treasurer for sea matters, 200l. to pay a certain Portugal for masts.
2 Aug. 1398. Selve to Francis I.
No. 17.
On Friday about 11 p.m. arrived the gentleman (fn. n1) whom you know and my brother. On Saturday, after dinner, my brother and I had audience, and the King was very pleased with our communication, especially with my saying that you would meddle with the said gentleman's affair no further than he desired. The gentleman remained in my lodging until yesterday, when Paget sent for him and, after long questioning, said that he would send for him today to speak with the King. He has conceived good hopes of success. I detain this courier to carry his report when he returns from his audience. As for the 500,000 cr., the English deputies are to be Mr. Pietre, second secretary and companion to Paget, and the dean of St. Paul's—the great church of London; time and place will be fixed when the Admiral comes. The King charged me to write that the Pope, Emperor and the Cardinals at the Council, being dissuaded from the enterprise against the Germans on the ground that you might succour them, replied that you would be sufficiently hindered from another side. Not to make too long a letter, puts the rest in a memorandum. London, 2 Aug. 1546.
ii. On Saturday, 31 July, the Ambassador was called to the King's Council, viz., Norfolk, the Privy Seal, the Great Master, Essex, brother of the Queen, Treasurer Chesnay, Secretary Paget and others. Norfolk said they had to intimate that the Scots were preparing to take by force some castles taken from them during the late wars, and that the King did not wish to move war against the Scots, who were comprised in the late treaty and had accepted and published their comprehension, but he was determined to defend what he had taken. The Ambassador answered that he was aware of the comprehension of the Scots but had not heard that it was yet published in Scotland, or of any enterprise against the King of England; his commission did not extend to answering for others, but, assuredly, his master did not wish in any way to deviate from the treaty, and if the Scots, after their comprehension accepted and published, gave new occasion for war it was without his master's consent; he offered to report the matter to his master, and asked the names of the castles. The Council made excuse that they had no charge to say more. Afterwards the Ambassador had audience with the King, as described in his letters, but the above matter was not mentioned.
At the end of the Council, Paget said that they had forgotten to speak of another point, viz., that the Maréchal du Bies retains a castle within the King of England's ground, the captain of which named Pocco was attacking and robbing Englishmen as if in time of war. On Tuesday, 3 Aug., Paget, supping with the Ambassador, said that he had just received letters from Flanders reporting that a number of Italians and Spaniards, who lately left the service of France and England and were going to Germany to serve the Emperor, had been defeated at the passage; and it was said in the Court of the Queen of Hungary that of 10,000 Italians who came from Italy for the Emperor only 4,000 appeared at the passage, which they passed in spite of the Germans who were guarding it. Paget did not believe the story, and thought the truth might be that of 10,000 only 4,000 escaped. Indeed it is incredible that a force of 10,000 should divide into two bands in order to pass more safely. The Ambassador was told the same day that German merchants had news that the Italian aid had been defeated by the Germans guarding the passage.
2 Aug. 1399. Cardinal du Bellay to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., xi 259.
A brother of Madame du Bellay during these wars rashly avenged the death of a brother of his upon another young man in such a way that anyone of position who should move Francis to mercy would only receive the answer to be expected by those (like the writer) who have been accustomed to praise his necessary severity in repressing the insolent acts of the youth of this realm. His shame will be shared by a thousand gentlemen here because of his parentage; but it will touch none so much as the writer, the chief of whose house and name has espoused the young man's sister. Begs him to employ his infinite ("infimy, comme dedans votre tente devant Boulongne je vous diz) and more than brotherly influence with the King to save the young man's life. Fontainebleau, 2 Aug. Signed.
French, p. 1. Add. . Endd.
2 Aug. 1400. Cardinal du Bellay to Paget.
R. O. Writes to the King of an affair which touches him very closely, for if the brother of the Countess de Tonnerre (who since her marriage is known as Madame du Bellay, as she espoused the writer's nephew, chief of his house and arms, and her brother is spoken of only as the brother of Madame du Bellay) were executed in Paris, Paget can well think what a stain it would be to the writer's house. That danger is imminent; and he has not essayed the pity of him whose repression of temeritéés et insolences he has always praised, although "la follye et vindecte" in question touches no one of rank (de maison), and it was but a foolish enterprise of a young man of good place who would rashly and publicly avenge the death of his brother against another young man whom he did not esteem of nearly the like stuff. Does not say this to excuse him, but is moved by the shame which would redound to all the family, and himself most of all. The persons who make the request to the King do it out of a lifelong friendship for his niece aforesaid. Begs Paget's aid with the King in this affair. Fontainebleau, 2 Aug. Signed.
French, p. 1. Add. . Endd.: 1546.
3 Aug. 1401. The King's Debtors.
R. O. Certificate by Walter Mildmay, dated 3 Aug. 1546, that "upon advertisement from th'Augmentation my lords are pleased to enlarge the bishop of London's day for a matter" in the office of Wm. Rigges, auditor, to the 20th of this August.
Small paper, p. 1.
3 Aug. 1402. Selve to the Admiral.
No. 18.
Thanks for the message by his brother, especially the advice to shorten his letters to the King. Asks how to address letters in the Admiral's absence, and whether to put lengthy news in his letters to the King or in a separate memorandum. London, 3 Aug. 1546.
3 Aug. 1403. Christopher Breten to John Johnson.
R. O. Describes wool packing and difficulty in obtaining carriage for it. His cousin Newenham, who, through the death of his father, has much business with his mother in law, has asked the writer to go to Nottingham; which may prevent his being with Johnson on Wednesday. Commendations to his sister, and to his cousin Otwell and his bedfellow. "Brother, I am sorry (if God had been otherwise pleased) that ye have lost your little fair summer flower. I trust both you and my sister will take it no otherwise but even as the life of a flower, and He that hath taken that shall restore you another, I trust, shortly." Tekon, Tuesday 3 Aug.
pHol. .. 1. Add.: at Polkebroke.
ii. On the back memoranda in another hand (not Johnson's), viz.—Remember my lord Crumwell to Mr. Brudenell for the perambulation, Mr. Dowes to Mr. Brudenell for Averey. My uncle Cave for a "bealme, ij fawcons and i pese clothe of xvjd. th'ell."
3 Aug. 1404. Privy Council of Scotland.
Regist., 33. Meeting at Edinburgh, 3 Aug. Present: Queen, Governor, abp. of Glasgow, bps. of Galloway, Dunblane, and Orkney, earls of Huntly, Angus, Argyle, Bothwell, Merschell, Cassillis and Glencairn, elects of Dunkeld and Aberdeen, abbots of Cupar, Dumfermling, Dryburgh, Lindoris, Culross and Corsragwell; lords Flemyng, Ruthven, Hume, Setoun, Somervell, Glammys, Borthwik, Hay of Yester, Somervill (sic) and St. John's; Secretary; Sirs Geo. Douglas, John Campble, Adam Otterburn, and Wm. Hammiltoun; Clerk Register, Advocate, Justice Clerk, Mr. Hen. Balnavis; masters of Erskin, Ogilvy, Montrose and Forbes; barons, the sheriff of Air, Lochinvar, Drumlangrik, Bargany, Blarquhan, Bomby, Coldenknowis and Sauchy. Business:—It was declared treason to slay a chancellor of the realm. Committee (named) appointed to hear the dispute between Cassillis and James Gordoun of Lochinver.
3 Aug. 1405. Lisle and Tunstall to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 261.
Came to Fountayne le Bleau on the 30th ult. The Commissioners had richly appointed chambers, and all the noblemen and gentlemen were well lodged in the house; the rest of their train being lodged at a village called Morret, one league from the Court. That night some of the noblemen and gentlemen were desired to see the dancing and pastime in the King's presence. Next day the King gave them pastime "at the hart of force" and dined at a mean house in the forest. After supper all the noblemen and gentlemen were desired to come to the dance, "finding a chamber richly hanged and the young noblemen and young ladies wonderful richly apparrelled." Next morning early, being Sunday, President Raymon and Bochetel came to see the commissions and the oath required of the King, taking the latter to show to the Chancellor and others of the Council. Had put in the King's whole style, and they altered nothing but the word France. In the chapel the French king himself read the oath with a loud voice, declaring Henry Defender of the Faith and Supreme Head of the Church of England and Ireland, in presence of six cardinals and "divers others great states and bishops." After the King had taken his oath there was a great marriage between the duke of Guise's second son, the marquis of De Mayne, and one of Madame la Graunt Seneschalle's daughters. Dined that day with the King and cardinals of Lorraign and Ferrare. After dinner the King devised about his library with the bp. of Duresme, and, perceiving that the Bp. could not stand upon his foot, caused him to sit down. The Admiral, the French Admiral and Wotton were afterwards called, and the conversation was of books which the King had caused to be translated out of Greek. The King would then needs show his house to the Admiral (who took occasion to present Wotton as ambassador) and, leading him by the hand, showed him a very fair great gallery, and also the bains and hot house. He caused all the noblemen and gentlemen to follow. That afternoon the Dolphyn made a great jousting in honour of the marriage, sending to me, Lisle, "to do him the honour to give him a staff, the which I did"; and after the jousts he sent me a jennet, richly harnessed. That night was a great banquet given to the Queen and ladies, followed by two rich masks, the King being in the one and the Dolphyn in the other, "and after that a voydye." Next day the King would not let us depart; but showed us the killing of a hart of force and afterwards, with his toyles, sport at the wild boar.
Today we left the Court and came hither, 8 leagues homewards. At Mellune, 4 leagues from Court, we met the letters from the Council concerning Scotland, with which Mr. Wotton immediately returned to the French king. Tomorrow the Admiral meets us at Parrys, and on Thursday makes us a dinner, by the King's command, at his house, two leagues from Parrys, sometime called Madrell and now called Boulloign. Thence the Admiral goes straight to Rouen, to embark on Sunday or Monday, while I, the Admiral, intend to come in post and be with your Highness two or three days before him. He means not to tarry with you past three or four days. Tomorrow the King removes from Fountayn le Bleau towards Molyns. Mr. Knyvet is sick of a hot fever at Mellune, but in no danger. Morret, who goes with us to Parrys says that our rewards are prepared there. Will report them with diligence. Our cheer has been "exceeding great," One of the "master dotelles" accompanies us to Parrys and prepares an ordinary table for all the noblemen and gentlemen. Morret himself has been most diligent. Corbell, 3 Aug. 1546. Signed.
Pp. 5. Add. Endd.: The Lord Admyrall to the Kinges Mate and Mr. Paget, 3o Augusti.
3. Aug. 1406. Lisle to Paget.
R. O. On Monday night (fn. n2) I took leave of the French king, Dolphen, Queen "and all other estates." Our cheer has been great, and entertainment gentle, "after the fashion now used in the Court," which I cannot so well write as declare at my coming to the King. The French king asked gently for you; and I think he now sends you a token, of plate. In the names of those who come with the Admiral there is no alteration since my last. The President and Boshtell were uncertain of their coming, but I rather think they come. The Admiral has once or twice harped upon the string whereof I wrote to the King, viz., our shorter time; but I suppose he will not trouble the King with it. "I think he will not by his good will tarry long from his master, for he doth all together; and now the Cardinal of Tournoon being sick, whom by his own confession to me is linked togethers as father and son, I suppose he will be the more in doubt to be long away, for as I can learn and perceive here is of contrary parties. Madame de Temps is, as I can perceive, of his party rather for malice of the other than for perfect affection, as I shall more at large signify unto the King's Majesty at my return, with all other discourses, too long to write". Tomorrow or next day I shall write of our gifts, which will not be great. Since our first coming to Parrys we have a maistre dostell of the King attending upon us for the preparing of four or five messes of meat for us and the noblemen and gentlemen. "Other defraying there is none." Corbell, 3 Aug.
As I lack leisure to write to my wife I shall desire you to make her my recommendations; and where she wrote for some goldsmith's work from Parys "I pray God I may have enough to bring home myself. I assure you this journey hath been extremely chargeable, after such sort as I think I shall be fain to hide me in a corner for vii year after. I have borrowed here in Parrys almost 500l., and all little enough."
P.S.—Commendations to all the lords of the Council and lords and masters of the Chamber. Our young noblemen and gentlemen used themselves well "and hath won the prize in dancing, and specially my lord Braye. My lord Herbert hath been much sickly but he is meetly well again.
"The greast ladies of this Court which be young, and also the young noblemen, be exceeding rich in apparrel. The ladies that be anything in years weareth neither goldsmith work neither jewels, nor none other but those which be duchess, marquess or princess."
Hol., pp. 4. Begins: Master Secretary.
3 Aug. 1407. The Cardinal of Ferrara to Henry VIII.
R. O. In return for the many favours which Henry has shown to the writer's house, has prayed his friend, Gioan Battista Arconato, a Milanese gentleman who is now going into England with Henry's admiral, to convey assurances of his affection, as the admiral can also do, with whom he has spoken at large. Begs credence for Gioan Battista. Fontanableo, 3 Aug. 1546.
Italian, Hol., p. 1. Add. . Endd.
3 Aug. 1408. The Duke of Ferrara to Henry VIII.
R. O. As I understand that Gio. Paulo Manfrone was some months ago in England and spoke ill of me, lest you should credit the tales of such a man against a gentleman of such lineage as would be ashamed to do anything unbecoming to a knight of honour who has always been a servant of your crown and person, I have decided to recount what has passed since he (Manfrone) returned to Italy. On his return from England he betook himself to Florence under the assurance of the Duke, as he says, and afterwards, when he came by way of Bologna to visit a relative, one of the spies whom I have kept following him reported that he should arrive in the evening at Poviglio, a village of the Parmesan. Thereupon I sent captains and soldiers by night to surround the village; and, not wishing to use force within the jurisdiction of the Duke of Piacenza, for the friendship between us who were brought up together in my house, I sent Cavaliere Capriana, captain of my Guard, to ask his Excellency, because of the man's crimes, and especially his machinations against me, either to deliver him to me or suffer my men to take him. The Duke thereupon sent some horsemen with my said captains and soldiers, who took him without resistance. Lest he should be torn to pieces by my subjects or stoned by the populace of this town on the way to the prison (as happened to Gian Francese, who, for treachery against my father, being delivered by Pope Julius, had his beard pulled out and was almost torn to pieces) I had him conducted by a strong band of soldiers. In prison he confessed, without torture, the excesses alleged against him by his own men whom I had arrested last year, together with many other homicides and crimes, one of which was that, with two of his men of arms, three years ago (when he often lodged in my court, under my letter of credence given with a view to reconcile him with certain of his kinsmen of the Roverelli, gentlemen of the first of this town) he had himself falsely examined in Venice before the Chiefs of the Ten, saying that I wished to seize the Polesene of Ruigo, so as to induce the Signory to take arms against me. After announcing that he was to die and keeping him in anxiety five or six hours, because before this I had granted to God the vengeance of the said Manfrone (who was thus able to make the journey which he has made), to show myself master of my own passions, I granted him his life; and, had I not feared that his little wit and great crimes would have led him into some other outrage for which I should have had to chastise him again, I would have set him at liberty. He has confessed publicly that the infamy which he formerly put upon his sister, in order to lessen the infamy of the affair of the poison sent to her, was altogether false. (fn. n3) I beg you to excuse this long letter, the reason for which is the desire of a man of honour not to leave an ill impression on the minds of great princes like your Majesty. Ferrara, 3 Aug. 1546. Signed. . Sealed.
Italian, pp. 4. Add. . Endd.: The Duke of Ferrare, &c.
R. O. 2. Another copy very slightly abbreviated, also signed, sealed and addressed.
Italian, pp. 4. Endd.: The Duke of Ferara, &c.
3 Aug. 1409. Carne to Paget.
R. O. Yesterday the bp. of Coloyn's ambassador was heard by the Queen here, whose proposition was that the bp. has always been ready to take the Emperor as his emperor and protector, and begs to be accepted by the Emperor "accordingly." The Queen's answer was that he should deliver these excuses in writing. The Countye du Buyre has reported that the said bishop causes his subjects to provide victuals and oats for the army and receive it well; also that he learns that the Duke of Sax has sent ambassadors to the Emperor to declare that he is "no part taker with the Landsgrave in this matter." The said Countye is with his army as far as Cologne. I have obtained a letter from the Queen to Mons. de Bevers for release of a ship called the Cocke of Hamborowe, laden with Breame wheat by Mr. Dymocke; which Mr. Vaughan wrote me to sue for. Bruxelles, 3 Aug. 1546. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. . Endd.
4 Aug. 1410. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 508.
Meeting at Westminster, 4 Aug. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Great Master, Great Chamberlain, Lord Chamberlain, Winchester, Cheyney, Gage, [Browne, Wingfield, Paget, Petres, Riche, Baker]. Business:—Letter to Deputy and Council of Ireland for restitution of a balinger, laden with salt, linen and wine, taken, 3 July, by Thos. Wodlocke, of Waterford, and now claimed by Win. Combleden, merchant of Brest. Sir Hugh Paulet had warrant to Williams for 40l for his costs in conveying a mass of treasure to Boulogne and letters to the mayor, &c., of Dover to furnish transport. Letter to Sir Win. Goring to notify Lady Anne of Cleves for her repair to Hampton Court on Monday next. Lord Gray had licence for 160 oxen and 800 sheep, and Sir John Wallop for 28 kine, 60 sheep, two mares and a gelding. Sebastian Dankard, who, owing to a restraint, could not fully enjoy a licence for conveyance of cheese, had letters to customers, etc., of Ipswich to permit him to take "the full of his said licence" although the time was expired. Margaret Maxton, gentlewoman, who had dwelt a good season with Lady Margaret Douglas, had licence to pass into Scotland and letters to lord Evre. A Welshman named John Geffrye, sometime servant to the old earl of Arundel, accused by one Kingesmytt of having one of Bale's books, and of erroneous words and certain prophecies, committed to the Marshalsea.
4 Aug. 1411. Selve to the Admiral.
No. 19.
Begs that he and the King will read the letters herewith addressed to the Nuncio there and to Cardinal Santa Croce and deliver them surely to the Nuncio. London, 4 Aug. 1546.
4 Aug. 1412. Selve to Francis I.
No. 20.
Retained this courier in order to report the audience to be given on Monday last to the gentleman (fn. n4) whom you well know. It was put off to the next day, yesterday; and on Monday Paget again examined the gentleman more closely than before. As their conversation was long, and turned upon disputes which you can well imagine, I will only mention one thing which the gentleman told me that Paget said to him, and which he begged me to keep secret, viz. that it was not the Pope's fault that the King of England was not ruined, inciting you and likewise the Emperor, with offers of men and money, to make war upon him. When the gentleman would have denied this, Paget said that he knew what he was saying, and that the Emperor had sent the King the Pope's letters about it (an act, Sire, which should scarcely conciliate the Pope with the Emperor, if reported to the Holy Father as this gentleman told it to me). The gentleman's conversation with the King will be known by his letters to Rome, which he asks me to send open, so that you may see them before delivering them to the Nuncio. Paget came to me immediately after the audience, by his master's command, to recite all that had passed, and his story only varied from the gentleman's in this, that Paget reported that his master said he was content to remit his affairs to the Council provided that it was assembled in a suitable place to which lie could conveniently send the prelates and doctors of his realm, and was called by authority of all the Christian princes; and if it was held in France he would not refuse to send thither. The gentleman said that there was no talk of holding the Council in France, but only of sending to France men of letters on behalf of all the Christian princes, they being at peace and unity, to settle the said business with the deputies of the said king of England.
Oysy arrived last night from Scotland and now writes to you. He says quite the contrary of what the Lords here told me on Saturday. London, Wednesday, 4 Aug. 1546.
4 Aug. 1413. [The Privy Council] to Sir Edward North.
R. O. Fragment of a letter signifying that they have taken order with some lady, whose name is lost, for payment of her debt to the King by instalments of 50l. a year, beginning at Midsummer next. Require him to take her own bond for the payment, and to consider her petition for an allowance out of the debt, wherein she alleges herself to be overcharged. Westm., 4 Aug. 1546. Signatures lost.
P. 1. Much mutilated. . Add.
4 Aug. 1414. The Privy Council to Lord Grey and the Council of Boulogne.
R. O. The King having considered the memorial addressed hither by Sir Hugh Poulet and Sir Thomas Palmer answers as follows:—
1. The numbers to remain in each piece appear in the schedule enclosed; and, because the footmen for Bulloynge are but 700, whereof some are appointed to attend upon Grey and other officers, the King will not be burdened with the entertainment of captains for the rest, but have them divided to vintners and constables as at Callys; and therein Grey shall take order. 2. The laws of Guisnes, which are much more certain than those of Callys, are to be observed in Bulloyn and its marches, with such additions from the ordinances of Callys as seem expedient; Grey, with the Council's advice, to administer justice within Bulloyn, and the bailiff in the Marches. 3. His Highness, to have a sufficient number of ministers continued in the churches, will bear their charges until order may be taken for the division of parishes, for the division of which within the town you shall send hither your opinions. 4. The King is not yet resolved upon an order for victuals, but requires you to foresee that yourselves and others, in Bulloigne and other places, are furnished out of hand with grain and victuals for six months, as ordered by the ordinances of Callys. 5. As money is to be delivered to Mr. Poulet for the garrisons, after which payments many shall be discharged, it is to be seen that those remaining are picked men, and of those discharged 200 able men are to be reserved for Bullenbergh, and 100 for the fort at Blacknesse.
The King's pleasure in some of the above points is declared to the commissioners sent for the survey of lands there, with whom you shall confer. The Treasurer shall pay the officers, captains and garrison their wages due "until the 14th day after the next pay day from the date of these presents," and from that pay day surcease payments until further order. Westm., 4 Aug. 1546.
P.S.—"The King's pleasure is that the captain of Bullenberg be sworn and admitted one of his Majesty's Council there."
Draft, pp. 3. Endd.: M. to my lord Grey and the counsell of Bulloyn, iiij. Augusti 1546.
R. O. 2. "Number of men appointed for the garrison within the town of Bullyn."
Giving the number and kind of servants appointed to each officer from the Deputy downwards, both of the town and the castle; in all 625.
"Remainder, to be bestowed amongst the vintners, 75."
Pp. 2.
4 Aug. 1415. [The Privy Council] to the Commissioners for the Survey at Boulogne.
R. O. The King's answer to the articles delivered to me, the earl of Hertford, is:—
1. Strangers to the number of 50 in all may remain within the fortresses, provided that none are Frenchmen born, and not too great a number remain together; but the fewer the better, for this number is only granted lest there be lack of necessary artificers. 2. No captain or head officer to have any farm or land besides that appointed by your instructions; hut they may have small houses for the relief of their children in case of sickness, lands attached thereto to be accounted "parcel of the former appointment which shall be made near the river about Pont de Bryk. 3. There shall be two seals for the sealing of leases, kept as at Calays. 4. "Because the laws of Guisnez are more certain than Calays" they shall be followed with such laws of Calays as seem meet added; and the bailey shall be judge in the country, as the bailey of Guisnez is, and for the town and fortresses the King will shortly send a commission to the Lord Deputy and others. 5. All the men at arms shall have such allotment of farms as was in your instructions appointed for 20 of them. 6. The proclamation for Englishmen to take farms in Bolonoys shall be issued here with speed. 7. Touching the bounds, a commission shall be sent, wherein shall be some of you, for proceeding with the French commissioners therein; but meanwhile you may be occupied in the rest.
Draft, corrected by Paget, pp. 3. Endd.: M. to the commissioners of Bulloyn and Boullonoys, 4o Augusti, for the survey of lands there, 1546.
4 Aug. 1416. Prince Edward to Henry VIII.
Harl. MS.
5,087, No. 16.
B. M.
Lit. Rem. of
Edw. VI., 21.
Ellis, 1 Ser.
ii. 135.
Must thank him much for his kindness and for the great and precious gifts, as chains, rings with balls, jewels, collars and brooches, necklaces and dresses, which show his fatherly affection, and are given not to make his son proud but urge him on in virtue and piety. Is commanded of God to love his enemy, and much more his father who brought him into this world. "E domo tua palustri," 4 Aug. 1546.
Lat., fair copy, pp. 2. A translation printed in Halliwell's Royal Letters, ii. 15.
4 Aug. 1417. Edward Fetyplace to Sir John Williams, Treasurer of the Court of Augmentations.
R. O. Cannot keep the day he appointed, because a new muster of soldiers is ordered, and he has been long sick of a sore leg; but will be with him on the 16th inst. with his money. Priowrscourt, 4 Aug. .
Received today from Michael Gyll, servant of Sir Robt. Sowthewell, Master of the Rolls, a letter from the King's Council for the payment of 163l. 4s. 8d. Desires him to satisfy Mr. Chancellor and the others of the King's Council that he has already paid 140l. to Williams. The rest shall be paid on the 16th.
P. 1. Add.
4 Aug. 1418. Parliament of Scotland.
Acts of the
P. of Sc.,
ii. 468.
Held at Edinburgh, 4 Aug. 1546, by Arran. Present: the abp. of Glasgow and 58 others (named). Business:—Summons againt Norman Leslie and his accomplices continued to 7 Aug. Summonses against the men of the Isles and against Alex. Creychton to be "desert" for the present.
4 Aug. 1419. Pole to Monte and Cervini.
R. O. Don Diego, passing this way today, told him that while negociations between the Emperor and the Germans lasted it was most important that the Council should not move from Trent; but that now it mattered not in what place the Council was held as only Catholics would be there. Is sure that Don Diego will say as much to them, but thinks it well to warn them of it before his arrival there, which will be the day after tomorrow, although he said that he would make haste to be there tomorrow. He showed me also that he would make but a short stay there, and was coming, by the Emperor's commission, on the departure of Don Francesco, who, he says, may go into England. In speaking of the alarm shown by the prelates he said that if it would quiet them they should make one, two, or more, thousands of Italian foot, and if that did not satisfy them, then the Council might be removed elsewhere. Gathers that all the Imperialists want is to have the Council continue, and that they would rather have it proceed slowly. Don Diego also said that, after the war of Germany was determined upon, he told the Cardinal of Trent plainly that it was only to satisfy him that they were taking care that the Council might continue at Trent. To their last letter of the 3rd, received tonight, he can only answer that he sympathises with their troubles and comforts himself with the hope that all will end well for God's service. Treville, 4 Aug. 1546.
P.S.—Rejoices with them at the recovery of Cardinal Farnese.
Italian. . Modern transcript from Rome, pp. 2.
5 Aug. 1420. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. The Council having given order here for payment of the Fugger and prolonged for six months payment of 60,000l. Fl. of the debt, Vaughan will pay the rest at the day. Understands that a letter from the Council to Caern, the ambassador, to obtain Dymok's return hither, brought by a merchant of London and delivered to the post master in Andwerp, is missing. Thinks it has gone to the Emperor's court, and that Paget might eftsoons write to Caern. As lately signified to the Council, sent into Zeeland, to Camfyre, for discharge of the King's corn arrested there; and this day learns that the arrest is discharged upon sight of Vaughan's letter to the lord of Canfyre, but the corn must be sold in these parts. Immediately upon the Council's advertisement of the arrest, wrote to Caern to obtain release and licence to carry it away, and today Caern answers that Seigneur Score has promised to speak with the Queen therein at her return from hunting. Perceives by the Council's letter that the King's merchants shall pay other 25,000l. Fl. in September. Expects it will be long in paying, the world being so evil here, and will detain him until Halontyde and fail the payment to Antony Bonvyce, of 9,000l., and Antony Vivald, of 6,000l. Fl., due about 2 Oct. Erasmus Schetz says that he will keep his son's promise to pay 20,000l. Fl. to the Fugger, when he learns that his son has received the writings and bonds. It is to be remembered that the day draws fast on, "and wonderfully will they wrangle if there be any stay made of their payment." Is informed that the Queen has been moved not to suffer angels to go at their present price, because the new angels are of very base gold. Expects a prohibition to be issued before he begins to pay the Fugger, and guesses it to be a practice of Jasper Dowche. Foresaw that subtlety, however, and, when the King's merchants would have paid him in new angels, would not take above 1,000l. Fl. therein, which he will shift away to the Fugger if possible Writes tomorrow to the ambassador at Bruxelles to stay any such prohibition. Corn being here lower than in England, he will send the corn at Camfyre to Calles, if he may get licence. The Fugger paid, all that the King owes upon the credit of Bonvyce, Ant. Vivald and Bart. Compaigne, between 21,000l. and 22,000l. Fl., must be paid, two parts in valued gold and one part in valued silver. As no such money will be had from the King's merchants, Vaughan should know betimes what order to take therein. Of the wars in Almayn here is silence. "I trust it will come to a peace. If the Protestants should chance to prevail (which God defend) it were to be feared lest that people, barbarous and unruly, would plague the world with the vices of their forefathers the Gotes and Vandales." Andwerp, 5 Aug.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. . Endd.: 1546.
5 Aug. 1421. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. That the Council may know what is owing here, signifies the particulars as follows:—
To the Fugger upon 14 obligations of London for the emprunture of 100,000l. Fl. and the King's discharge of paying valued money, 110,380l. Fl.; also for 80,000l. Fl. and 10,000l. in fustians, 41,800l. Fl. To John Carolo for 20,000 cr., prolonged for six months to Sept. next, 6,000l. Fl. To Bart. Compaigne, for 6,000l. Fl. by the Council lately prolonged for other six months, 6,000l. Fl. To Jeronimo Dyodati, for Ant. Bonvyce, for 30,000 cr. for six months, 9,000l. Fl. To Vincent Baldassar Guynygy and John Balbany, for Ant. Vivald, for 20,000 cr. for six months, 6,000l. Fl. Total 179,180l. Fl.
Payments appointed by their Honours to discharge the above, viz.:—The King's merchants should pay in June last, by 100 bills of exchange, 25,000l. Fl.; and their Honours write of a like sum to be paid here in September, 25,000l. Fl. By bills of exchange lately sent of Thos. Cavalcant and John Gyrald 11,600l. FL, of Bart. Compaigne 11,600l. and of Ant. Bonvyce, Ant. Vivald and others 23,200l. Fl. Their Honours write that Erasmus Schetz should pay the Fugger (which Schetz will not pay until his son has the bonds promised him) 20,000l. Fl. Their Honours signify that they have prolonged with the Fugger 60,000l. Fl. Total 176,400l. Fl.; or, counting the 6,000l. prolonged with Bart. Compaigne, 182, 500l. Fl. (sic).
Of the 152,180l. Fl. due to the Fugger this month I have ready 25,000l. Fl.; received of the King's merchants in June last, 46,400l. Fl.; received upon bills of Cavalcant, Compaigne and Bonvyce, 20,000l. Fl. upon promise of Erasmus Schetz "if he keep it"; and 60,000l. Fl. by the late prolongation of the Fugger; in all 151.400l. Fl.
To make up the rest I have 1,000l. FL and odd received by Dymoke's appointment. I receive in September of the King's merchants (to pay the 27,000l. Fl. then due to Bart. Compaigne, John Carolo, Jeronimo Diodati "and Vincent Baldassar and Guynygi Balbany") 25,000l. Fl. Thus shall there lack 2,000l. besides the interest to be allowed them in lieu of their promised payment in valued money; and towards this Mr. Damesell has 1,000l., if the Council will have him pay it. Begs him to desire the Council with speed to send the obligations of London and content Erasmus Schetz.
The saying in the Bourse is that the Landisgrave is gone towards the Emperor, spoiling by the way the religious houses of two or three bishoprics, but not suffering his soldiers to touch other men's things without paying. "The Duke of Wirtzemberghe is on the other side with another army, both very strong; so that it seemeth, if the Emperor's army and the armies of the Protestants couple together, there will be a great murder and slaughter of men." The Countie of Bure, who is said to have 12,000 footmen of these Low Countries, 2,000 Italians and Spaniards, and 6,000 (but I think 4,000) horsemen, "ytcheth a letle forwardes," He is gone 2 leagues from Acon, keeping "on the syde half of the Ryne towardes Mense bitwene the Ryne and the ryver of Mose." Mons. de Prat and others are gone towards Friselande, where a new fire kindles against the Emperor. This war is of great moment, and if the Emperor speed not well he will decline apace.
Has received from Mr. Caern the Queen's discharge for the corn at Canfyre, and means to send it to Calles as it would not sell well here. Andwerp, 5 Aug.
Hol., pp. 4. Add. . Endd.: 1546.
5 Aug. 1422. Wotton to Paget.
R. O. I write in another letter that my lord Admiral said that he had no plate of the King's. Now he has sent me word that he has some, though little, which he will leave me. Paris, 5 Aug. 1546.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
5 Aug. 1423. De Annebault to the Queen (Dowager) of Scotland.
Balcarres MS.
iv. 38.
Adv. Lib.
She will learn by the Sieur Mandosse the cause of the bearer's going to Scotland. Begs that nothing be done contrary to the good the King has done for Scotland in comprehending it in this last treaty of peace. Although he has sent her an extract from it, sends another. Paris, 5 Aug. 1541. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A la Royne d'Escosse. Endd.: M. l'Amyral.


  • n1. Guron Bertano.
  • n2. August 2nd.
  • n3. "La infamia che lui per il passato ha dato alia sorella per coprir, men vergognosamente che poteva, la cosa del veleno mandatoli, esser del tutto falsa,"
  • n4. Guron Bertano.