Henry VIII: August 1546, 16-25

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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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August 1546, 16-25

16 Aug. 1462. The Privy Council.
Dasent s
A.P.C., 515.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 16 Aug. Present: Canterbury, Chancellor, Norfolk, Great Master, Privy Seal, Great Chamberlain, Lord Chamberlain, Gage, Wingfield, Petre, Sadler, Baker. Business:—Letter to —— (blank) to suffer bearer Gregory de la Guye, Spaniard, to relade and carry beyond sea his goods taken by Henry Golding out of a Breton ship since the peace. To Golding that the Council, understanding that he refused to stand to the order of two indifferent merchants chosen by the said Gregory and him, required him either to do so or appear. Ant. Aucher had liberty to export 800 qr. of rye to be sold for the King.
16 Aug. 1463. Van der Delft to Charles V.
viii., No. 308.
Today Paget came to him to state that Duke Philip of Bavaria, Count Palatine, coming to see the King, is stopped at Gravelines, to the King's annoyance and surprise, who desired Van der Delft to write to the Queen to release the Duke and his followers, as the Duke is in his service. Replied that he had not heard of the matter; but the plots against the Emperor in Germany were well known. Paget replied that he knew nothing of such plots: the King, having been cheated by Reiffenberg, decided to utilise a trustworthy person and engaged Duke Philip, who in accepting service did not forget his duty to the Emperor, as could be proved by the letters and agreements; neither Germans nor French had any understanding with England to the Emperor's prejudice, for the English would never listen to such suggestions. Paget emphasised this with reasons; and then, remarking that the French had troops ready to enter Italy, said "You know very well that the French are always desirous of throwing obstacles in the way of the Emperor's enterprises; and I see plainly that, as we began the war in alliance with the Emperor (although we were left in the lurch by him) so we shall finish it in alliance with him." After much other discourse, is convinced, as ever, that the King and his Council, of whom the Chancellor, Paget and Winchester are the leaders, are devoted to the Emperor's interests. They object to any increase of the power of the Pope, who is their enemy, but have no understanding with the Protestants. Their objection to the Council would cease if the Emperor himself called and presided over it, as Paget has said in confidence. Told him that the war in Germany had nothing to do with religion, but was solely to reduce to obedience those who defied the Emperor. He answered that if the Emperor was beaten, Christendom must suffer from the consequent confusion, and he could only hope for a peaceful settlement of the matter.
Hears from a secret source that a French envoy, (fn. n1) coming from Italy, has been with this King with a proposal to surprise strong places in Italy, some of which, now in the Pope's hands, have been promised to the Emperor; but the writer believes that the King will do nothing to the Emperor's detriment. The Admiral of France is looked for daily. The lord Admiral returned four days ago. London, 16. Aug. 1546.
16 Aug. 1464. Van der Delft to Mary of Hungary.
viii., No. 309.
Describes his conversation with Paget, adding to what he writes to the Emperor (No. 1463) as follows:—
The rumors in Flanders of a French request for an interview, to intrigue against the Emperor, were, said Paget, a mere dream; that the Queen mentioned it to their ambassador was all he ever heard of it. Reminded him of a Spanish letter (fn. n2) to the Emperor shown to his master by D'Eick; and he answered that he remembered it, but thought that the French aimed at a different object as they had a force ready to enter Italy. Paget desired that the captain of Gravelines might be ordered to let the King's servant converse with Duke Philip, and thought that the Queen should write the King a letter excusing and softening the detention as done in ignorance of the Duke's being in his service. The writer then asked about the Scots, and Paget answered that they were still giving trouble, and he did not yet know how it would end; he sent the clause touching their inclusion to the Ambassador there, to exhibit, and would give Van der Delft a copy. Told him what the Queen wrote about Paniter and the Admiral of France, with a view to weaken the effect of what that Admiral recently said. Paget replied that he recollected what passed with Paniter, but knew nothing of the matter being discussed at Bruges. With regard to the statement of the Admiral, made in presence of the English ambassador in Brussels, and of Paniter himself, he knew not what to believe; he asked the Admiral before several gentlemen if he might repeat it, and the Admiral said yes, adding that he was ready to maintain this before the Viceroy of Sicily, who was of similar standing to himself. To see whether he could get a copy of the treaty with France, remarked that the Emperor's subjects who had property in Boulogne were asking how to proceed. Paget answered that, as gained by conquest, the King considered the property his own and they must address themselves to him; it was one of the difficulties raised by the French on behalf of their subjects, and the treaty almost fell through because the King would listen to no limitation of his right of conquest; the treaty simply stated that such property belonged absolutely to the King. At leaving, Paget reminded him to suggest that the Queen should write to the King on the subject of Duke Philip; and she knows how important it is at this juncture to keep the English in good humour. Paget said that Dr. Petre and the Dean of St. Paul's were going to Calais to settle a dispute about a debt which the French allege to be smaller than the English claim. Having regard to the persons, thinks there is no other reason for their journey.
The intrigue in Italy (as in No. 1468). The Admiral of France is coming in his galleys, and great preparation is made for him at Hampton Court. The Lord Admiral returned from France four days ago. London, 16 Aug. 1546.
16 Aug. 1465. Parliament of Scotland.
Acts of the
P. of Sc.,
ii. 479.
Held 16 Aug. Present: Governor, abp. of Glasgow and thirty-four others (named). Business:—Refusal of certain bishops to vote in the matter against Robert Creichtoun, provost of Sanct Gelis Kirk, because no authentic copy of the decree pretended to have been given by the Pope's deputies was shown. Doom of forfeiture upon Norman Leslie for his treasonable slaughter of the Cardinal. It being shown that in accordance with the royal privilege to nominate to elective benefices, the Queen with the Governor's consent nominated John abbot of Paslay to the bpric. of Dunkeld on the decease of George last bishop there, and that Robert Creichtoun, provost of Sanctgelis Kirk, thereupon sued him in the Roman Court, where certain cardinals (by the Pope's commission) gave sentence that, unless the Governor would consent to Creichtoun's promotion to the bpric. of Ross, the bpric. of Dunkeld should not be given to the said abbot but to Creichtoun (and yet the Queen had written that Mr. David Painter her secretary should have the bpric. of Ross); the Three Estates declared that if any such sentence is given at Rome it is prejudicial to the Queen's privilege.
16 Aug. 1466. Privy Council of Scotland.
Regist., 35. Meeting at Edinburgh, 16 Aug. Present: Queen, Governor, Huntly, bps. of Dunkeld, Galloway, Dunblane and Orkney, earls of Angus. Argyle, Bothwell, Cassillis and Glencairn, abbots of Cupar and Culross, lords Flemyng, Hume, Somervell and Invermeith, Clerk Register. Business:—The prices (detailed) set upon the victuals, &c., lately brought to Leith in the prizes approved. Agreement of the master of Forbes as to his pledges to keep the peace against Huntly. Claim of Sir John Lawmond of Inverrin to certain lands.
1467. Privy Council of Scotland.
Regist., 35. Meeting at Edinburgh,...... Present: Queen, Governor, earls of Huntly, Angus, Argyle, Bothwell and Cassillis, lords Flemyng, Ruthven and Somervell, Secretary, lord George Douglas, Clerk Register, Wm. Hammiltoun. Business:—William lord Ruthven appointed keeper of the Privy Seal instead of my lord of Dunkeld. The comprehension of this realm in the peace lately made between the kings of France and England to be accepted.
17 Aug. 1468. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 516.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 17 Aug. Present: Canterbury, Chancellor, Norfolk, Great Master, Privy Seal, Great Chamberlain, Admiral, Lord Chamberlain, Gage, Master of the Horse, Wingfield, Petre, Sadler, Riche. Baker. Business:—The Deputy and Chancellor of Ireland heard face to face, their objections read, and the abbreviation of the Council of Ireland's answers to the Privy Council's interrogatories read and pondered, whereby appeared that the Chancellor had maliciously sought to set the earl of Ormonde against the Deputy. Recognisance (signed with marks) of John Castleman of Huntspel, Soms., and Robt. King, groom of the King's chamber, for Castleman's appearance when called, and his keeping the peace towards the presenters of a certain accusation. Letters to Lord Ever to suffer bearer, Peter Steward, Scottishman, to repair into Scotland. Recognisance of John Elliotte (for himself and Ric. Cowper), Ric. Hooper, John Broker, Ric. Saunders and Thos. Crowne, of Plymouth, owners of the Mary Fig, to pay Martin de Miranda, for the prize and wines taken by Thos. Wyndham, 86l. 13s. 4d. down, and 43l. 6s. 8d. at Candlemas next at the font in Polles Church; also to pay Wyndham 36l. 13s. 4d. for one third of the freight. Memorandum in margin that the above was fully discharged by Elyot's payment, 2 Feb. ultimo preterito, of 80l. to Ant. Bruschetto, merchant of Jeane, who held Miranda's letter of attorney dated 9 Nov. ultimo preterito.
17 Aug. 1469. Lord Grey and Others to the Council.
R. O.
St. P., xi., 268.
On receipt of the King's commission touching the limits, Grey signified to Mons. de Bies the commissioners' names and qualities, who answered that Mons. de Hely, Mons. de Courtbaron et Honvaulx and Mons. de Lugy, treasurer of Bullonoyes, should be at Deversne on Monday last, to meet on Tuesday. Afterwards, perceiving that Grey would not be there unless he came himself, he sent word that he was sorry to have put Mons. de Hely to the pains to be there, whom he had put to match Grey. The meeting was deferred until the Wednesday, when, Mr. Wotton being sick, Moyle and Palmer were at Clamarry by 8 a.m., and learnt that the French commissioners had sent to know if they were arrived. Forthwith sent a message to them to come forward, and, crossing the river, met them. After embracings, they asked if we would go about the limits. We answered that it was meet to confer together first; and, alighting, we examined commissions. Theirs had not "the words of the treaty for the trial of the two branches, Keakes and Vilmountiers," expressed, and but a blank left for the Commissioners' names; so we asked their names. One said he was Mons. de Framosell, the other Mons. de Courtbaron; and when asked if they knew the words of the treaty they showed a paper containing general words, but no mention of Kekes and Villemountiers, saying it was unknown to them that difference was left in these two branches only. We said that they did not appear to be commissioners, as their names were not in the commission, nor was Framosell mentioned in De Bies's letter to Lord Grey. They said that they would forthwith put their names in, and when asked by what authority only alleged a letter of Mons. Marschall de Bies; whereupon the writers refused to lose more time with them. They desired to have the words of the treaty given in our commission, viz., touching Keakes and Villemountiers, saying that they would be informed thereof, either by De Bies or from the Court, to which De Bies would, if necessary, send, and advertise us again within a day or two, both touching that and the commission. Granted their request and then took leave. Bulloyn, 17 Aug. 1546. Signed: Wyllyam Grey: Thomas Moyle: Thom's Palmer.
Pp. 2. Add. ("with all diligence possible.") Endd.
17 Aug. 1470. Vaughan to the Council.
R. O. On the 14th a post from Sir Ric. Gresham brought him two obligations of the city of London, to pay the Fugger sums of 191,600 ducats on 15 Feb. next and 60,000 ducats on 15 August then next; and Gresham sent a bare advertisement that by the Council's appointment he should receive copper of the Fugger. Must have a larger instruction as to their bargain herein with the Fugger's factor in London, the sort of copper, the ships that shall carry it, and where and when it shall be delivered; also what order is taken with the Lady Regent for licence for its export. Copper being a merchandise of which he knows nothing, he begs that William Damoysell, who has been used to provide it for the King, may be charged with receiving and lading it. Has begun to pay the debt now owing to the Fugger, and will protract the time as instructed. Would gladly know how to answer Jeronimo Dyodati for the 9,000l. Fl. credited by Bonvyce and due 6 Sept., and Baldassar Guynygy and John Balbany for 6,000l. Fl. credited by Ant Vivalde and Arrigo Salvage due 15 Sept., towards payment of which here is nothing till the money to be paid by the King's merchants 15 Sept. is received; which is certain to come in very slowly, as these wars in Almayn cut off "all their sale and utterage." There is owing besides, to John Carolo and Bart. Compaigny, to each 6,000l. Fl., and Compaigny's interest for the protraction of his sum for three months. Also agreement is to be made with all these men for the payment promised them of "two parts valued gold and one part valued money." Desires instructions therein.
Rumors of the Emperor and the Protestants are very diverse. It is said that many Italians and Spaniards are already come to the Emperor; also that the Protestants are strong in the field. Rather than risk the chances of battle they may grow to some appointment. Sends two packets of letters from Ratisbon delivered by the postmaster here. Andwerp, 17 Aug.
P.S.—The Queen has caused the payments of this mart to be prolonged 15 days, at the instance of Jasper Dowche, who goes about to take up for the Emperor all the money that he can get. Whether that is to stay other princes being served or to pay his soldiers "I refer it to your most prudent wisdoms."
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd., 1546.
17 Aug. 1471. Advices from Piedmont.
viii., No 310.
Francis has complained that England continues fortifying Boulogne contrary to the treaty, and was answered that it would be to the advantage of France when the territory was restored. The English Admiral remained with the king of France five days, being received with great rejoicing and pomp.
A brother of Count Fiesco was recently at the French Court, and much caressed by the Admiral of France. It was rumored when he left that he had gone to England.
18 Aug. 1472. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 518.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 18 Aug. Present: Canterbury, Chancellor, [Norfolk, Great Master, Privy Seal, Great Chamberlain, Admiral, Lord Chamberlain, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Petre, Sadler, Riche, Baker]. Business:—John Downe, a pirate, master of the Dooe, sent to the Marshalsea for robbing 60 fardels of cloth out of the galleon of John del Campo. Warrant to treasurer of Augmentations for 2,000l. to Ric. Knight for payments in the Lord Great Master's charge at Portsmouth and for the seas; and 2,000l. for victuals in charge of Winchester, Gage, &c. Letter to Lord Deputy, &c., of Boulogne that the King, understanding by letters from Mr. Arnold that the fortress of Bullenbergh was not finished, had appointed Mr. Rogers to hasten the work before winter, and required them by good means to induce some of the discharged soldiers to labour at it. Letter to Rogers, the Surveyor, to hasten the said work. Letter to Lord Grey to hear and report upon the suit of the bearer —— (blank), who said he had acted as a guide during the wars and desired to inhabit the lands he possessed there before the conquest. Letter to President of Wales enclosing description of Laurence Houghton, to be apprehended for a very heinous murder lately committed in Lancashire. The like to Deputy and Council of Ireland. Letter to Mayor and brethren of Plymouth to assist the owners of the Mary Figg to recover money from their mariners towards the compensation to Miranda. Order (recited) taken in the controversy between the University and town of Oxford, Richard Gunter being mayor.
18 Aug. 1473. Sebastian Lucas to Paget.
R. O. Being anxious to do service, has endeavoured to gather tidings, but they are here too "varyable, parshiall and unserten" to be worth writing. Lately had word out of Germany of the duke of Saxon's and Landgrave's departing with their army towards the Emperor at Regensborgh, and therewith saw a little book, of which he encloses the translation, containing "the seutte wych the Protestantes, and spesial[ly] thre of them, made unto the Emperor to kno the intent and meanyng of thys present preparation off warre, the Emperor's answer and the Duke of Saxon's and Landgrave's answer agayn to the same." Begs favour in his absence. Anwerp, 18 Aug. 1546.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
18 Aug. 1474. Edmund Harvel to Henry VIII.
R. O. Executed his commission given by the Council's letters of 9 July to declare to this Duke and Signory the conclusion of the peace and the discreet office done therein by Sor Francesco Bernardi. The Duke answered that this Dominion rejoiced at the amity and thanked Sor Bernardi for his services. Presented the King's letters for the release of Sor John Salerno's ban or at least the obtaining him safeconduct for five years; and spoke earnestly therein. The Duke replied that this state was greatly disposed to gratify the King and yet bound to conserve its laws; but the matter should be committed to the Senate and all possible favour shown. The motions in Germany and trouble in Turkish affairs seem to stay the Signory's sending of ambassadors to England as was determined. Yesterday a messenger arrived from the Turk about a frontier dispute and fray in Sclavonia, which the Turk would have settled amicably. The French king has sent the Turk great presents of late. The Imperials cease not to suspect the French king of giving money to the Langrave and making some innovation in Italy in the absence of the Emperor's and Bishop's powers. By letters of 10th inst. from the Emperor's Court, at Lansut in Baviera, part of the Italians and Spaniards were arrived, and the Emperor's force daily increasing. The Langrave and Protestants were also puissant and lay at Donbert upon the Danubio, uncertain whether to stand at defence or march towards the Emperor or Ratisbona. The Marquis of Gonsaga has by letter declared to Harvel his gratitude for the King's present, which he intends to keep for a "precious memorye"; and he much desires the King to accept one of his sons into his service. Venice, 18 Aug. 1546.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
18 Aug. 1475. Edmond Harvel to Paget.
R. O. Yesterday received his letters of 14 July and one from the Council of 9 July; and the same day visited the Duke and presented the King's letters in favour of Sor John Salerno. Philippo Pini departs "the day following" for England and has required Harvel to write in his commendation. His behaviour has been most laudable and he has sustained no small charges. Venice, 18 Aug. 1546.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
19 Aug. 1476. Sir Thomas Moyle to Paget.
R. O. Upon the meeting with the French commissioners, as written by my lord Gray, Mr. Palmer and me to the Council and you, I perceived that the Frenchmen, "having with them an advocate for the utterance of their matter," intended to have all the limits newly treated and to have the head of the river at Lyenne; but we, affirming the agreement to be fully concluded in the treaty that the longest of the branches from Kekes or else Vielmountiers should be the head of the river, would not commune of any other, and so departed until we should know "their authority in that point." For the survey we endeavour to get knowledge of the whole country, and have already "perused" nine or ten parishes, "not without great business;" which had been greater but for the help of Sir William Gudolphyn, who, being appointed bailey of Bullonoys, knows not yet his fee, nor has authority or men (his company being discharged) to apprehend robbers, of which there are many, both French and English, "going in companies by night and, as hath been proved, armed," and greatly hindering our proceedings in the leases. As he now repairs to Court, pray favour him, that for the apprehension of evil doers he may have some of these horsemen that are appointed to Bulloigne to attend him. Bulloyn, 19 Aug.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.: 1546.
19 Aug. 1477. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. Has today assigned to the Fugger the 46,400l. Fl. which the Council appointed to be paid to the writer by Ant. Bonvyce, Ant. Vyvald and Bart. Compaigny. Also received by Thomas Gresham the Fugger's bill acknowledging receipt from Erasmus Schetz and sons of 20,000l. Fl.; and today showed the Fugger the new obligations sent by Sir Ric. Gresham for prolongation of the 60,000l. Fl. and for the copper. The Fugger asked to have them a little while, to examine them. Requires instructions from the Council as to the price and kind of the copper which the Fugger must deliver; and as it is a merchandise in which he has no skill, begs Paget's help that the charge of it may be committed to Damesell. If the Governor (fn. n3) come over, you might do me a great pleasure to help me home and appoint him to receive and pay the money of the King's merchants. Their 25,000l. which I have received I am now a paying and what they are bound to pay on 15 Sept. cannot be fully paid in two months after the day. Here is owing to Jeronimo Dyodati upon credence of Ant. Bonvyce, payable 5 Sept., 9,000l. Fl., and to Baldassar Guynygi and John Balbany 6,000l. Fl. payable 15 Sept.; and at their day I shall have no money, for, as I have written, our merchants cannot pay within two months after their day, these wars of Almayn stopping the sale of their cloths. Merchants of Almayn who were resident here fly apace to England, France and elsewhere.
"De Bure is beside Covelyns and would lately have passed over the river there called the Moselle 14 or 15 hundred horsemen, but as soon as they were on the other side of the river they were beaten over to their fellows again." Andwerp, 19 Aug.
P.S.—Bart. Compaigny above all merchants uses me gently in his payments. It were well if my Lords told him I wrote so.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.: 1546.
20 Aug. 1478. The Privy Council to Sir John Williams.
R. O. Upon the Council's letter to him of 18 Aug. 1546, for payment of 2,000l. on bills signed by Winchester, Gage, Riche, Awcher and Ryther, or any two of them, require him to deliver to John Besbiche and Wm. Rede in prest 180l. for oxen, pasture, hay, and sheep provided in Kent for furniture of the King's pieces beyond sea. London, 20 Aug. 1546. Signed by Winchester and Gage.
P. 1. Add.
R. O. 2. Like warrant for 100l. to John Love and Thos. Russell for oxen and sheep provided at Romney Marsh before 30 Nov. last. London, 20 Aug. 1546. Signed by Winchester, Gage and Ryther.
P.1. Add.
20 Aug. 1479. Prince Edward to Dr. Coxe.
Harl. MS.
5,087, No. 18.
B. M.
Lit. Rem. of
Edw. VI., 23.
Was greatly grieved to hear that his dearest Almoner had been very unwell this night past. Reminds him of holy Job's answer Loqueris sicut stulta femina, vis recipere prosperas res a Deo et non adversas? To which Paul seems to allude when he writes to the Hebrews fili mi, ne despicias castigationem Domini, etc. Prays God for his recovery. Hatfield, 20 Aug. 1546.
Lat., fair copy, ½ p. A translation in Halliwell's Royal Letters, ii. 16.
20 Aug. 1480. Carne to Paget.
R. O. Is informed that on the 18th came news whereupon Skyperius went in post to the Queen, who was at Bynkes to see her buildings. It was that the Emperor "with his army is fortnight past in camp and marched as far as the town of Langhut in the country of Bavaria," 7 leagues from the Landgrave's army, who is, together with the Dukes of Sax and Wyttynbergh, beside Munichen, likewise pertaining to the Duke of Bavaria. The Emperor has of Bavaria, Tyroll, Austrige, Boemia and thereabouts 45 ensigns of footmen. Also he has 16,000 Italians, 12,000 Spaniards, and 400 men of arms from Napulls with the Prince of Salamona. The Marquis of Mariniane is coronell of the said 45 ensigns. Here the Emperor is reckoned to have half won, having his full army, and the Landsgrave and Dukes of Sax and Wyttynbergh, at "short words" about the, defraying of their charges. The said Landsgrave and Dukes have 50,000 men, and the Emperor will give them battle without tarrying for the countye of Buyre, who is already past Maguntia. Wise men think it too great a venture, for the Landsgrave's men are "counted best for the battle only." They of Augsburgh have not rendered to the Emperor. They intercepted two cartloads of gold coining out of Italy, but the Emperor's army rescued it. The Landsgrave, who was marching towards the Emperor, stopped when he heard that the Italians and Spaniards were arrived. The Emperor will come through Germany hither maugre all his adversaries; which will be a "a marvellous pestering for this country" if his army come too. The King of Romaynes is returned to Vienna, with his second son, the eldest remaining with the Emperor. The Duke of Cleves is returned home to Cleves with his wife.
The ambassador of France resident here desires me to send the packet herewith to the Admiral of France if there, or, if not, to be delivered to the French ambassador there. Bruxelles, 19 Aug. 1546. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
20 Aug. 1481. Charles V. to Vander Delft.
viii., No. 311.
Received his letters and heard what he wrote to Granvelle. Thanks him specially for the news of the punishment of Sacramentarians and other schismatics. He must note the tendency of the King and ministers in that matter, and whether they favour the German Protestants or are appealed to by the latter. Heard from France that the King was negociating there with a view to helping the Protestants, but if he continues punishing the schismatics in England it does not seem probable that he will help those in Germany; nevertheless, a secretary with the English ambassador in Venice is urging the Signory to receive ambassadors from the Protestants, and letters to him from the electors of Saxony and Landgrave have been intercepted. Has spoken of this to the English ambassador here, who now writes to his master the letters herewith, which Van der Delft shall forward. Of affairs with France and Scotland he must learn all he can. Is now marching with German and Italian forces against the Elector and Landgrave. Encloses declaration of his grievances against them, to be read to the King and Council. Camp of Ratisbon, 20 Aug. 1546.
20 Aug. 1482. Edmund Harvel to Henry VIII.
R. O. By bearer, Captain Philippo Pini, sends an Italian book dedicated to Henry by Nicolo Tartale[a], a man of singular honesty and erudition in geometry, whose hope is that Henry will "of his noble and bountiful nature" accept it. Highly commends Captain Pini. Venice, 20 Aug. 1546.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd.
20 Aug. 1483. England, France and the Emperor.
viii., No. 313.
Advices from Piedmont, sent to the Emperor by Don Fernando de de Gonzaga.
The same as No. 1471, except the last paragraph. 20 Aug. 1546.
21 Aug. 1484. The Privy Council to Sir John Williams.
R. O. Warrant (like No. 1478) for 160l. to John Soone and Robt. Norton towards provision of 2,000 weys of cheese and 800 barrels of butter, with freight. London, 21 Aug. 1546. Signed by Winchester, Gage and Ryther.
P. 1. Add. Endd. as handed to Robt. Mowsdale.
R. O. 2. The like for 200l. to Edw. Thwaytis and Hen. Cryspe for grain and other victuals provided in Kent. London, 21 Aug. 1546. Signed by Winchester, Gage and Ryther.
P. 1. Add.
R. O. 3. The like for 300l. to Gilbert Pykeringe and Thos. Russell towards provision of 530 oxen delivered at Rumney Marsh. London, 21 Aug. 1546. Signed by Winchester, Gage and Ryther.
P. 1. Add.
21 Aug. 1485. John Scryvenar to Anthony Bourchier.
R. O. Trusts that he and his wife are well. The cause of this writing "is letting you to understand that I have been a suitor unto one Margaret Nelmes your nurse to have her unto my wife, and the truth is I have found faithfulness in her; and surely I am a poor young man, but if I were worth ijc l. (200l.) I could find in my heart that she should have it." Has but little, but is out of debt. Prays him to favour them, and will gladly wait upon him. Putne, 21 Aug. 1546. Signed: "Jhon Scryvenar, servand wt Ms Ryse in Potne."
P 1. Add.: Auditor to the Queen; in London.
21 Aug. 1486. Privy Council of Scotland.
Regist., 38. Meeting at Edinburgh, 21 Aug. Present: Huntly, bps. of Galloway, Dunblane and Orkney, earls of Angus, Argyle, Bothwell, Cassillis, and Merschell, abbots of Cupar and Dumfermling, elects of Dunkeld and Aberdeen, lords Ruthven, Flemyng, Borthwik and Hay of Yester, Secretary, Sir George Douglas, Clerk Register, Justice Clerk, Mr. Hen. Lauder. Business:—Division of the realm into four quarters for the besieging and recovery of St. Andrew's castle from Norman Leslie and others, and musters proclaimed for 29 Aug. Acceptance by the Three Estates of the comprehension of the realm in the late peace between France and England. As there is peace taken between the Queen and the King of England, who has written to her that Scottish ships daily take and spoil those of his lieges, proclamation (detailed) is ordered to be made against this at places named.
21 Aug. 1487. Deputy and Council of Boulogne to the Council.
R. O. We consulted upon your late letters and resolved (as it will be fourteen days ere we can have the ordinances of Calais in writing) to divide the numbers appointed in the enclosed schedule to vintners and constables, and take the order which therein appears. The superfluous numbers shall be paid and discharged by Tuesday next and we have appointed passengers to transport them to Dover forthwith (at the King's charge, lest they should linger here). The watch, to which all our household servants and clerks are appointed, may seem more burden to us than is meet to continue; but yet it is not strong enough, and we desire your opinion therein. We can only help it by charging the gunners to watch and ward, which is unusual in a "town of war," Also, the gunners being too few for the artillery here, we have commanded Sir Henry Palmer, master of the Ordnance and the master gunner, to view the ordnance and report in writing how many are needful. Secondly, we eftsoons beg that the commission for justice may be sent hither with speed.
You shall receive herewith a proportion of the King's victuals, showing plenty of grain and scarcity of beef and other victuals, which by reason of this restraint is also very rare amongst the butchers and victuallers in the town." Unless victuals may come without restraint and strangers may bring them free of custom, we shall be driven to great extremities. The King must continue his mass of victuals here for a season, or else the soldiers and labourers, being very poor, cannot furnish themselves; who hereafter, if paid monthly and the restraint removed, may furnish themselves from England. As the Young Man is not guardable, we have appointed the men assigned thereto to the citadel, and desire to know whether the Young Man shall be fortified forthwith or left till the beginning of the year. Please give credence to bearer, William Myles. Bulloigne, 21 Aug. 1546.
P.S.—At ending this I, Lord Greie, received your letter for such soldiers now despatched as will work to be employed upon the fort of Bulloigne Barghe. Signed: Wyllyam Grey: John Bryggys: Hugh Poulet: Jamys Croft: Nycholas Arnold: Rychard Wyn[debank]: Henry Palmere.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd:
1488. [Order Taken in Boulogne.]
R. O. i. "Th'extraordinary in the High Town," viz., the Lord Deputy, High Marshal, Treasurer, Comptroller, Knight Porter, Master of the Ordnance, Under Marshal, Bailiff, Surveyor, Gentleman Porter, aud eight priests and clerks.
ii. "Th'ordinary excused of watch and ward," viz., the two secretaries, English and French, the six tipstaves, the trumpet, the pursuivant at arms, the clerk of the market, the clerk of the "reaport," the 12 porters, the master gunner and his mate and 4 quarter-masters, the keeper of the Council Chamber, the clerk of the ordnance, the drum and fife, the artificers of the ordnance, the gaoler, the physician, the surgeon, the two day watches, the two dike-keepers and the executioner.
iii. "Th'ordinary appointed to watch and ward."
Giving the numbers of "household men" of the officers, from the Lord Deputy downwards, in all 188, who, "with the residue," are appointed to vintners and constables to maintain the scout watch without the gate, the stand watch on the walls and the "search" after a certain order (described), 70 men watching nightly.
iv. (in a different hand). List of "Victuals at Boulloigne," 18 Aug. 38 Hen. VIII. The amounts of barrelled flour, oats, oxen and steers, sheep, barrelled beef, butter and biscuit are entered as "nil," and those of many of the other articles are small.
Pp. 5.
21 Aug. 1489. Wotton to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 270.
The French king departing from Fontayne Bleau towards Molyns, Wotton returned to Parys for certain necessaries and then, following the King, was at Chasteau Neuf by Loyre on the 12th inst., when he received Henry's letter directed to the French king and a letter from Mr. Secretary. As the French king's lodgings were so uncertain it was easier to outride than overtake him; and so on the 18th Wotton arrived at Molyns and the King came thither late next day. Had audience next day and declared Henry's request for Talart's pardon. He answered showing that he knew Henry had been moved to require it, but the matter was too detestable to forgive, being "a prepensed murder and treason," Talart having worn the red cross and cried Bourgoigne, Bourgoigne. Describes further conversation therein, which the King ended by saying that his Admiral should make an answer.
Sent word of this to Madame de Bellay. Talart is evidently well friended, the Dolphin and the lady his wife having sent Piero Strozzo to ask Wotton to take pains in this matter; but, as the King takes it so earnestly, no one would be seen to be a suitor therein, and Madame de Bellay takes all upon herself. Today General Bayart has come from the French king to show Wotton the offence more fully, viz., that Talart, being in service on the frontier and hearing that Des Marets was coming thither to serve, assembled certain naughty fellows and, without licence of their captains, took them a long way back disguised as Burgundians; and so murdered him, only because he had slain the said Talart's brother in self-defence; but to satify Henry's request the King would send again to the place of the murder to have a new inquisition made. Bayart added that Talart had since committed, or caused to be committed, another murder. Wotton replied that the King had not mentioned Talart's leaving his charge without licence, but he understood that the wearing the red cross and crying Bourgoigne could not be proved; and as for the second murder he had only heard that Talart himself was wounded. Bayart said that Talart was wounded and afterwards caused the other to be slain. When Bayart was gone, certain of Talurt's friends said that he neither wore the red cross nor cried Bourgoigne, that he had no charge and was not in wages, that Des Maretz was not slain by him, and that he never committed or caused the second murder. The French king, perhaps, thinks that Henry is not greatly concerned with the matter, and that Wotton was unnecessarily earnest therein; and therefore the best way to help the man will be to let the Admiral see that Henry earnestly desires it. Moulins in Bourbonnoys, 21 Aug. 1546. Signed.
Pp. 7. Add. Endd.
21 Aug. 1490. Wotton to Paget.
R. O. His letter to the King shows how he has sped in this matter of Talart. On the 14th inst. received a letter from my lord of Westmynster enclosing writings (writings and copy of letter herewith) but has not received the letter there mentioned as previously sent. Reminds him that the time of the 11th article (fn. n4) of the treaty "goeth away apace." Baiart says that the winds have been so contrary that the French Admiral could not get out to sea, "whereof I wonder much, and doubt what it should mean, being a tale not very likely, specially for galleys." Cannot learn whither the French king goes. It is thought that he will tarry within three leagues for two or three days longer. General Bayard says that the Count de Bure is beyond Mentz, not strong enough to pass the Ryne, where lie a number of the Protestants. The Easterlings with the Count of Oldenburgh prepare to invade Phriselande in his absence. The Count Palatine, who still temporises, has requested Mons. de Bure to withdraw certain men from a place of his. The Lamgrave, Duke of Saxe and Duke of Wyrtimburgh, intending to go towards Reigenspurgh, asked passage of the Duke of Baviere, who required eight days to make an answer. The Protestants were not miscontented therewith, for they were not ready, "but, as Baiart saith, whether he grant it or not, they will through." Of the 9,000 soldiers who came to the Emperor out of Italy 2,000 stole away back, for fear. "And when I say to these men that, as far as I can perceive, the Emperor is like to take shame of that that he hath begun, these men are not contented with that, but add further unto it 'Yea and to be in danger of his person and to sustain great loss of his men.' These lo! be the news of this Court." Has today received a packet (herewith) from Venice directed to Paget.
In his own hand—Commendations to Mr. Secretary Petre. Moulins in Bourbonnois, 21 Aug. 1546. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
21 Aug. 1491. John Dymock to Paget.
R. O. The lords of Brame have received a letter from the Lantgrave's and Corvost's camp, written by a captain of 450 footmen of Brame. It reports the Emperor's departure from Rayenesborch to Monynchger in the land of Bayer, leaving his army of 20,000 footmen and 5,500 horsemen at Raynes-broech. The Corvoste of Sacxson is returned home, as not able to journey, leaving Duke Philip of Brownyswicke and the Earl of Aenholt to govern his men. The Lantgrave has divided his men in three parts, and follows the Emperor to give battle. He has 145 ensigns of foot and 33 ensigns of horse, each ensign 450 men, for the men of war dare not there steal as they have done with the King and the French king. The Lantgrave pays his soldiers every 14 days, the monthly cost being 1,100,000 fl. of 15 batshe. Besides this, the Duke of Wirtesborech is said to have as great an army. The Emperor has sent twice to the Lantgrave for peace, but what answer was made is not known. The Lantgrave's men pay for all things as well in enemy's land as friend's, so that victuals are gladly carried to them. The bps. of Wirtesborch and Bamborech have submitted to the Lantgrave and Corvost, and paid a great sum of money. The bp. of Salesborech was refused leave to make like submission. The Countie of Beures lies beside Covelence unable to cross the Rayen because of Palesgrave Fredericke and Ducke Mowryshe and their men. Earl Christopher of Oldenborech and Here Berent Vanmelant have gone hence to them with 12,000 footmen and 3,000 horsemen; and they mean to keep the Countie of Beures from the Emperor, "geve he maye escape so," who has but 12,000 footmen and 4,000 horsemen. "Also it is written here out of the camp from Lantgrave that the French king had sent unto him upon Saint Laurence Day last past that within 14 days after that day there should be with the Lantgrave an honest company of men for to give aid to the said Lantgrave, with a great sum of money; but ere those 14 days were it was thought the said Lantgrave should be at a good end with the Emperor, if that the Emperor did abide his coming." The Swytchenors keep the passage in the Mountains, so that the Emperor can have no aid out of Italy. God works for these men, else it had been impossible to bring up so many men in 25 days and on the 26th march forward as they have done; for the Emperor thought to have "taken them sleeping" and it is well known that he meant to make all Dowestland an inheritance of the house of Bourgoyen, "and so to have set up the Holy Father of Rome till such thing had been compassed and brought to pass; whereas now it is thought here that the Lantgrave will go very nigh to do the self thing by the Emperor." Must write that the Countye of Beures army is said, upon a report from Brabant, to be "set forward with the King's Majesty's money, or else by the bishops of England their money." Trusts that that is untrue. About 60 Englishmen have fled over here for fear of death; among whom are Oliver Whytthede and one Wyssedom, so that here are tales of persecution by the bishops, and the King is slandered for suffering it. These things are spoken by the best in this land, yea, the Lantgrave has said that the King helps the Emperor. "Also it is said that there are 3 temporal lords and one knight, with two bishops in England, which are so knit together that they have promised to burn all such as are known to be readers of the Word of God." Trusts it is not true. Excuses for writing such things, some of which are told him because men know that he will report them. Now that his old lord and master (fn. n5) is dead, there is no one save Paget to whom he dare write them. Had he been able to write well he would have written to the King. Hopes within five days to be able to write of all things between the Lantgrave and the Emperor. Begs favour for his coming home through Flanders. Is not yet at an end here for the King's money. Sent a servant in a ship laden with 30 last of wheat and 2 last of stockfish to Amsterdam, to sell it there; "and it is 7 agone (sic) and I do hear no tidings of my servant nor of the ship." Is fain to get in his money with fair words, owing to his trouble by the Procureur Generall. Must still take 32 last of wheat here, of which he has written both to Paget and the Council but can get no answer. Is loth to sell it at such loss as wheat is now sold for. Blames Mr. Watson for this, who should have remained here as appointed by the Council. Has served the King three years, leaving his own business which would have profited at least 500l. and spending 200l. of his own. Brame, 21 Aug. 1546.
Thanks for favour shown to his wife. Begs some word as to what he shall do for his business in Flanders. Hears nothing of what the King's Council have done therein. Evidently "poor John Dymock" is out of remembrance. If he could have finished here, would have ridden to the Lantgrave to see how things passed until he might come home through Flanders.
Hol., pp. 5. Add. Endd.
22 Aug. 1492. Vaughan to the Council.
R. O. On the 20th received two letters from them, whereof one, addressed to Sir Edward Caern, the King's ambassador, he forthwith forwarded. Where their Lordships think he should not send the King's corn to Calles which was lately arrested at Camfyre, having been laden at Breame by Mr. Dymoke; had already sent a man to Camfyre to sell it, who reports that it began to spoil. He received 18¼ last of wheat, the exact amount contained in Dymoke's letter received jointly with the Council's, and sold it for 50 dallers, i.e. 11l. 13s. 4d. Fl. the last, paying for freight, cellarage, porterage, &c., about 24l. Fl. For the man's own charges and reward, has not yet agreed. Today the Fugger sent word desiring that the obligations last sent may be re-made, for they specify ducats of the value of 20 stivers whereas by a statute of the Emperor the ducat "is valued at no more than 39 (sic) stivers," and he would not run in danger of the Emperor's laws, but desires the obligations and the King's promise made to pay so many pounds Flemish, as his factor there will specify. Will, as directed, agree with Jeronimo Dyodati, Balbany, Bart. Campaigny and John Carolo for the "two parts valued gold and one part valued silver." Dyodati and Carolo, appointed by bills of exchange of Bonvyce, and of Salvage and Cavalcant to pay 23,200l. Fl. and 11,600l. Fl. respectively, demand ½ per cent, as provision for acceptation and payment. Told Carolo's servant that he never heard of provision being demanded for the acceptation of a bill of exchange, and that none of the others asked it; but the man stiffly insists upon it. It is an unreasonable gain to ask for so small labour; and Vaughan finally said that he had no charge to pay it, but would advertise their Lordships. Compaigny's factor, who is ever diligent and ready, asks nothing; the Council might show him that the King takes his dealing thankfully. Begs them to send new obligations to content the Fugger. Returns the old herewith.
The Protestants have slain 600 Italians in a town of the Duke of Bavar's. The Emperor is departed from Ratisbone to Landode, towards the Mountains. Mons. de Bure marches towards Mense; and the Almayns will suffer him to come further from home ere they set upon him. Noting men's reticence about the Emperor's proceedings, suspects that all things go not well. Andwerp, 22 Aug.
Has received of Erasmus Schetz, the Fugger's bill of receipt from him of 20,000l. Fl. for the King's debt. Has a like bill of his for 11,600l. Fl. paid him of money received of Bart. Compaigny. The others have not yet all paid. Lately signified what money is owing 5 and 15 Sept.; towards payment of which he will have nothing, as the King's merchants cannot pay their 15,000l. st. in two months after their day.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1546.
22 Aug. 1493. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. On matters concerning his charge he writes to the lords of the Council. Desires the King to be informed that certain Italians here lately said that the Admiral of France was expected in England, but, till the French king perceived how the Emperor "could waye his warres" against the Protestants, he should not depart. "If there be any subtle packing, as they call it between the Emperor, French king and Bishop of Rome after the Emperor should stay things in Almeyn, seeing men thus talk, it is necessary to hearken to it in time." When asked of the Emperor's proceedings, men here "nod with their heads as though they were so evil they durst not bruit them." Sending herewith letters from Chr. Mownt, thinks it needless to write other men's reports. Begs Paget to make his humble suit to the King that, after paying the Fugger the money received of the King's merchants at the end of June, he may return home. The other money which the merchants are bound to pay, seeing that the Governor comes hither and William Damesell lies here, might be received and paid by them. There is little need for so many to lie here about so small business. Andwerp, 22 Aug.
Pray send the Fugger's factor in London a writing consigned to him in the box with the obligations. "I think they have sent him a copy of an obligation."
P.S., written beneath the address.—In the box is a letter to you from Chr. Mownt.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1546.
22 Aug. 1494. Vaughan to Lord Cobham.
Harl. MS.
283. f. 240.
B. M.
Has lately received two of his, and is glad to see that he has received the silk, and also the pots which Mr. Damesell sent. Has no certain news to write, but conjectures that it goes not well with the Emperor, as no man here dare speak of him. In Estland many men are gathered for the Landisgrave, for what intent I know not. Mons. de Bure with his army goes still towards Mense; "but, as I hear, there abideth his coming a great company of Almayns which cannot abide that their country should be thus on all sides set on by th'Emperor with foreign nations." As I wrote before, this war is of great moment. The Turks in Hungary devastate the country. This war pleases the Turk, as both Emperor and Almayns will shortly feel. Having no despatch for bearer, I return him; and will tomorrow despatch a servant of my own to Court. My schoolmaster in London, Mr. Cob, goes from me. I dare no longer keep him. I signify this to you "because of your son, that after my schoolmaster were gone he should not be provided where it should please your lordship." Men suspect me for keeping him, but I think there is no honester man, and I leave his opinions to be judged by others. "It is a great displeasure to me to lack so sad a man as he is in my house to teach my children, specially seeing I am driven so often from home." Andwerp, 22 Aug. Signed.
P.S.—Pray show Tichet that I have delivered bearer 8 cr. of the rose. I have not sent a servant of my own to Court but return bearer with a box to you, "wherein is matter of charge of the King's Majesty to Mr. Secretary; praying you, because I both send letters of importance to the King's Majesty that require speed and other matters also of weight, that your Lordship will send them to the Court with all diligence possible."
P.P.S.—I beg you to send my wife's letters by some trusty person, "for therewith go other letters that be of my great friends. I hear that the Protestants have taken a town of the duke of Baviers wherein were set vjc (600) Italians to keep it, all which th' Almayns have slain."
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: deputy of Calais. Sealed.
22 Aug. 1495. Wotton to Paget.
R. O. Since closing his packet, has word from General Bayard that the Duke of Saxe, Duke of Wirtembergh and Landgrave got betwixt the Emperor and his men coming out of Italy; so that the Emperor was fain to flee 9 Dutch miles (which Bayard esteems at 18 leagues) in one night, "fuga turpissima, as he calleth it." The Protestants will follow and constrain him to fight. Scribbled, 22 Aug. 1546, at Moulins.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
22 Aug. 1496. Pole to Cardinals de Monte and Cervini.
Poli Epp.,
iv. 193.
Hearing yesterday by letters from friends at Rome, and also from Trent, that the Pope has intimated to you what I ought to do, I send the Abbot (fn. n6) to inform you particularly of my state and to communicate what occurs to me about the matter. Please hear him and determine what is best. Treville, 22 Aug. 1546.
22 Aug. 1497. Bishopric of Clogher.
R. O. Note that in Consistory 22 (fn. n7) Aug. 1546, the Pope provided to the church of Clogher, void by the death of Patrick, Raymund, canon of the same church, with retention of his canonry and prebend. Tax 77 fl.
Lat. Modern transcript from the Vatican.
23 Aug. 1498. Richard Markes to Anthony Bourchier.
R. O. Sarum, 23 Aug.:—Trusts he and his bedfellow are well. The writer's wife died at Whitsuntide last; since when there has been in our city "great sickness and death in the plague, which doth now slack, thanks be to God." Is driven to lie in the country, but if Bourchier will keep his audit in Sarum, will receive him, and also deliver his precepts in Wylshyer or Dorsett. Will send word if the sickness ceases. "Mr. Chaffyn has beryd on or ij. Also won off his wyves dofters dyed owte off my howse in Jewne last, boott syns alle has byn well."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: auditor to the Queen's Grace.
23 Aug. 1499. Carne to Paget.
R. O. Repeats his letter of the 20th (see No. 1480, except the last paragraph) sent by Andwarpe with a packet of letters which the French ambassador here sent to the Admiral of France, "as he thinketh, being there." Bearer can more certainly declare the aforesaid occurrents, for here all is spoken for the one part and nothing for the other. The Queen calls back the band of horsemen she sent to the frontiers of Fryselande against an invasion by the Danes, who are here said not to meddle in these wars. Please send me Mr. Dymocke's testimonial whereby to satisfy the Regent touching the information. Bruxelles, 23 Aug. 1546. Signed.
P. 2. Add. Endd.
23 Aug. 1500. Mary of Hungary to Vander Delft.
viii., No. 314.
Surprised to see by his letters of the 16th that it was not then known in London that Duke Palatine Philip had crossed over; for she had written to the lieutenant of Gravelines, in the captain's absence, to let him continue his voyage. The King and Council have no cause to resent his detention as he was passing incognito, and if the lieutenant had not noticed that he wore the Order of the Golden Fleece, the writer would herself have sent to learn who he was, for she had heard of his passing through Antwerp. Cannot imagine why, contrary to custom, this Count Philip goes so often to see the King without making himself known. Has no intention of hindering persons who are going to the King; but they themselves often cause their own detention, by their suspicious devices when the state of Germany is such that sharp watch has to be kept. Is sure that the King would listen to no plots against the Emperor. As she had released the Duke before the King's request was made it is unnecessary for her to write a special excuse. Note whether the Duke resents his detention, and what he is doing in England.
Van der Delft would see by hers of the 15th that the replies of the English ambassador here touching the Scots and the Boulonnais were the same as those made there. It is unreasonable that the Emperor's subjects, who sided with the English, should be deprived of their property; but, as Paget says that they should petition the King, Vander Delft shall press the King to allow them to return on taking their feudatory oaths to him. Brussels, 23 Aug. 1546.
24 Aug. 1501. Mary Queen of Scots to Henry VIII.
R. O. Begs that her brother Lord Robert, commendator of Halirudhous, who, by advice of James earl of Arran, her tutor, &c., desires to go to France for study and is too young to endure the sea passage, may have passport with 24 persons or under, "with yare horss aswele stanyt as geldingis, bulgettis, fardellis, pacquetis, money, gold, silver, cunzeit and uncunzeit, lettres clois and patent and all vyeris yair lefull guds," to pass and repass singly or together at all times for one year. Edinburgh, 24 Aug. 4 Mary. Sealed. Signed by Arran.
Broadsheet, p. 1. Add. Endd.
24 Aug. 1502. Privy Council of Scotland.
Regist., 39. Meeting at Edinburgh, 24 Aug. Present: Governor, bps. of Dunkeld and Orkney, earls of Angus and Cassillis, abbots of Cupar and Dumfermling, Adam Otterburn, Clerk Register. Business:—Orders taken upon the quartering of the realm for the siege of St. Andrew's castle. Letters for the Governor's signature to be first presented to the Council. Bond of John and Walter Cant as to woad claimed by Johan Deboyis and other Frenchmen. Bond of Earl Bothwell and lord Ruthven as to the Earl's ship the Mary and her four barks, whom the Governor has licensed to make war upon all enemies except Flemings and Hollanders, with which nation there is communing for renewal of the old alliance.
24 Aug. 1503. Deputy and Council of Boulogne to the Council.
R. O. Bearer, Thomas Ludlow, has served well these two years past, and has been not only taken prisoner and grievously hurt here but, as we are informed, wrongfully accused to the President and Council in the Marches of Wales, whereby he is like to be ruined. Beg favour for him that he may return to his country and recover his lands. Bulloignie, 24 Aug. Signed: Wyllyam Grey: John Bryggys: Hugh Poulet: Rychard Wyndebank: Jamys Croft: Thom's Palmer.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: 1546.
24 Aug. 1504. J. Cardinal du Bellay to Paget.
R. O. Bearer has charge to show him an affair of importance to certain merchants who expect much from this peace and have long been the writer's friends. Begs favour for them and credence for the bearer; and will not trouble the King with his handwriting. Paris, 24 Aug.
French. Hol., p. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd. The Cardynall of Paris to Mr. Secr. Mr. Paget, xxiiijo Augusti 1546.
24 Aug. 1505. Pole to Cardinals de Monte and Cervini.
Poli Epp iv. 193. Their very kind letters even strengthen his desire to return to Trent, to which he is urged by duty and the will of his Holiness communicated by letters of the Card. Camerlengo. But his health, since he came here in hope of cure, has really deteriorated; the pain in the arm is worse than usual, as also that in the left shoulder and left eye—perhaps due to the change of weather or of the moon. Sends the Abbot (fn. n6) to inform them. Read their letter with copies of two from the Camerlengo, the first explaining the chief cause why he should hasten his return to Trent,—to treat of the translation of the Council. Would have gone at once without consideration for his own health, but that the second letter showed that his Holiness did not wish the matter treated for a month at least, and the doctors say it would endanger his being crippled for life. Will not take it upon himself to go to Padua and put himself in the hands of doctors, until he knows better the will of his Holiness. Will send the Abbot to Rome as soon as he has come back. Treville, 25 Aug. 1546.
25 Aug. 1506. Otwell Johnson.
R. O. Bill of exchange, headed 26 Aug. 1546, given by Otwell Johnson to John Lyon, jun., grocer of London, for 122l. 20d. payable 24 Oct. next in Antwerp; that sum having been received here in London to the use of John Johnson of the Staple at Calais.
Hol. small slip, p. 1. Add.: To Robt. Androwe of the Staple of Calais at Antwerp.


  • n1. Qu. the brother of Count Fiesco? See No. 1471.
  • n2. See Vol. XX., Part ii., Nos. 417, 890.
  • n3. Thomas Chamberlain, governor of the English merchants.
  • n4. See No. 1014.
  • n5. The Duke of Suffolk.
  • n6. See No. 1451.
  • n7. Brady (Episc. Succession I. 252) gives the date as 27 August.