Henry VIII: June 1519, 16-30

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 3, 1519-1523. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1867.

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June 1519

16 June.
R. O.
On Wednesday last finished the King's sessions in Waltham Forest; and the same night, on his way to Leicester to meet the commissioners, met his brother Leonard at St. Alban's. He said the King complained of his not having kept his promise about the deer to the number of 3,000. Sends his brother to inform Wolsey that, on departing from this country after Easter, he left in the Frythe 1,200 deer, as Wm. Catoure, one of lord Hasting's keepers, reported to him and the commissioners in the Frythe on Friday last. These, with those in Toly and Baron parks, and the deer given to him by the King's especial warrant, would make up the number and 500 beyond. Denounces Sir Ric. Sacheverell's conduct. Will order himself according to the amity lately made by Wolsey between Hastyngs, Sacheverell and himself until their coming before Wolsey. His sister Grey and her husband are ready to depart from "Byrd's Nest," according to Wolsey's letters, but lady Hungerford refuses to leave Newark, saying that she is ill. Desires to know his pleasure. "At my pore lodge of Bradgate," 12 June. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: To my lord Legate's grace. Endd.
R. O. 2. "Instructions given by my Lord Marquis unto my Lord Leonard his brother."
Whereas an order was lately taken by the Cardinal touching "mine exchange with the King's highness, that my brother John and Sir Ric. Sacheverell should discharge both my folks and the lord Hastings', that is to say, my said brother to discharge all my servants and his, and the said Sir Ric. all my lord Hastyngs' and his:" the said Sacheverell, immediately on his arrival home, and in manner ere he lighted off his horse, on Whitsun Tuesday last, sent two of his servants to "my sustre Grey," to Birdsnest, to discharge her of the same; my brother, her husband, not being at home. She asked if they had brought any writing or commandment from the King or the Marquis, and when they said nay, refused to take any discharge of them, and so made them good cheer and departed. On the morrow, the Wednesday in Whitsun week, Sacheverell came thither himself with twenty-four persons, his servants, armed with bows and arrows, and shot round about the house. He wished to speak with her, but she could not find it in her heart to do so, and sent one of her servants to ask him what he wanted. When he found that he could not see her, he said that he only came to thank her for the good cheer she made him at Bradgate at his last being there with me, denying that he had sent the servant the day before. He then departed with his servants, shooting up and down to the further side of the Frith towards the forest, and broke down the pale, so that a great number of the deer are destroyed and slain. Till the coming of the King's servants into the said parks Sir Richard's servants walked the parks and forests as keepers; and under color thereof one of Sir Wm. Assheby's servants was slain on the morrow after Trinity Sunday last by one Parker, servant to Sir Ric., sitting on his horseback, without any occasion by him given. On the day after, two or three of Sir Richard's servants came to a town of the King's, called Enderby, where Parker had goods and cattle, and brought them to Lubbesthorp, within Peverell fee, of which Sir Wm. Skevington is bayly. When he sent his officers and deputies to challenge them for the King, Sacheverell answered that he had taken them for debts owing him by Parker, and so conveyed them away. On the— (fn. 1) day of this present month twenty-seven of Sacheverell's servants came in the evening unto a wood beside Desseforde, called Lynryche, with bows and arrows, swords and bucklers, and there lay all that night, some of them in an old barn, "which can be thought for no good intent nor purpose." Early in the morning they went to Desseford Church; and because mine arms stood higher than Lord Hastyngs, one of them, named Wm. Pyckering, brake them down, and Sacheverell has done nothing to punish him for it, like no good and loving neighbour. If the King wishes his new park of Birdsnest to be better stocked with deer, can let him have as many as he wants, to gin, kill or slay them at his pleasure, "for there is deer nor other thing that I have but shall be at his grace's pleasure."
Pp. 3. Endd.
R. O. 3. Thos. Marquis of Dorset to Wolsey.
Has lately received a letter from his brother Leonard, stating that Wolsey advised him not to deliver the Marquis's letters to the King, nor declare the instructions he had given him, as they did not agree with the writings sent to Wolsey by the King's commissioners. Thanks him for this, and asks him to keep the letters and instructions till his coming, when he will prove all written there to be true, "or atte leaste the more parte therof;" and doubts not the commissioners who are now here will "approve and affirm the same, or at the least think the same to be true." "At my pore lodge of Bradgate," 16 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate's gode grace.
16 June.
Vit. B. XX.
B. M.
Has just received his letters dated at [Greenwich, 11 May,] informing him that Henry had sent Pace to communicate his mind on the election of the Emperor. Would have been delighted to have given Pace audience, but that he had departed before the Duke's arrival. Will pray that an Emperor may be chosen who will advance the honor of Christendom, and will act as becomes a prince Elector. Frankfort, Thursday in Whitsun week, 1519. Signed.
Mutilated, p. 1. Add.
16 June.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
Wrote his last on the 10th. After much urgency on Tuesday last, being at court, was appointed to tarry in the bastard of Savoy's chamber. Thither came the Bastard, marshall Chatillon, the late bishop of Paris, the bishop of Angoulesme, the generals of Normandy, Languedoc and Milan, Robertet and others. After "a little courtesy" betwixt the Bastard, Chatillon and the bishop of Paris, "each to other who should speak," the Bastard told him that the King is content that Wolsey should certify to the council there the amount of damages sustained, and the compensation shall at once be remitted to England. A letter is coming from the King to England, thanking his highness for being godfather to the duke of Orleans. As nothing has been said in that letter of the promised restitution, the ambassador resident in England is commanded to communicate with his grace. The affair has caused so much dissension "that it was said by one of the council that the King here were better see die afore him 40,000 of his men in battle, than to assent that justice should be otherwise ordered than hath been accustomed in the realm of France." The King and his mother had been more inclined to stir in it in consequence of "the round showing to them their delays, and other their defaults, as your grace commanded." She is much pleased with the letter lately sent by Wolsey to the King her son. She told him that the Electors entered the conclave on the 10th, and it will be 20 days before the result is known. She blames the archbishop of Mayence, "which, she sayth, after the death of the last Emperor first moved the King her son to labor in this matter, and now is revolted." She favors chiefly the marquis of Brandenburg, if any German prince should be [elected]; but assured Boleyn that, whether her son were Emperor or not, he would do nothing without consulting Henry. She returns to Poissy on Saturday, and the King on Saturday or Sunday. Poissy, 16 June. Signature burnt off.
Mutilated, pp. 4. Addressed as before.
16 June.
Vesp. C. I.
B. M.
Wrote his last on the 8th. Received on the 10th his grace's letters dated the 21st May. Is glad that his service gives satisfaction. Has declared to the King Catholic the sending of Mr. Secretary to the Electors, and the causes moving the king of England thereto. The King called to the audience the cardinal of Tortosa, who was at that time in the chamber, and upon Chievres coming in, the Marquis; and receiving the message, with a merry loving countenance, gave "special thanks to the King's grace, and particularly unto your grace, saying to the Cardinal he understood your ambassador should not persuade to the third, except in case the election could not be in his favor, and in avoiding the French king's promotion." Chievres asserted that he would not believe the king of England would prefer the French to his master; but under the colour of advancing an indifferent person they would beguile him and the Pope, and secure the elections themselves. Spinelly answered, "the French learning, as appeareth, had not in time past deceived the crown of England, and no more, I think, shall be done hereafter. And thus ended the first point." On his pressing the second, Chievres interrupted him in a fume, on the news of the amity which should have been concluded at Montpellier; swore the Frenchmen lied falsely; "and as to the clause of Tournay, and subsequently of the meeting," called God "and all those of his council" to witness "that never none such had been neither thought ne spoken on their side;" it was the art of the French to insinuate suspicion and create misunderstandings between the two crowns. He said, moreover, since his arrival at Montpellier he spake not past two times with the Great Master, first publicly, secondly privately, where he entered on no business, in consequence of the Grand Master's illness; but as for the other deputies, the Chancellor, bishop of Badajos, commander of Castile, Dr. Carvail, Dr. Jose of Flanders, and the audiencer Haneton, they only treated for Navarre, without any conclusion. On Chievres departing, the bishop of Paris urged him to wait for the duke of Bourbon without effect. The Catholico, in the end, expressed his affection to the King's highness; said he would write to the King and to Wolsey, remitting all further declaration to his ambassador, the bishop of Helna, "who shall depart within six days."
On the 11th Spinelly communed with the Catholico on the premises, "though he was a little crazed and of a flux; and the evening the lord Chievres sent to me, and desired me to go the next day to the King's mass at court, notwithstanding none other ambassadors, for the said indisposition, should be there. And after the mass done he brought me to the King," and told him he had heard that the king of England had sent money to Antwerp to raise a loan for the French; and on the refusal of the merchants to ensure the conveyance of it to Frankfort, it was sent to Lyons to the amount of 50,000l. English gold. He could not believe it was for any other purpose, than to perform the secret intelligence which England had showed to Bouton existed between the Pope and himself. On his retirement from the audience he dined with Chievres, who warned him against the lies of the French, and that the report of his going into France had been taken entirely contrary to the truth; that he had never entertained any overture against England; but he acknowledged that he had consented to many things for peace' sake before he left Flanders, which now he would refuse, but none to the prejudice of England. He said also, that an English gentleman was at Montpellier with the Grand Master, who had given currency to the report. The same night, demanding the news of Chievres, he had learned that Messire Jeronimo Pruner, carrying the ratification of the lady Katelyna the King's sister, and other despatches, had arrived safely in Savoy. Whilst talking together it came into Spinelly's mind, that the heir of Devonshire, by the decease of the viscountess of Lisle, was a widower; whereupon he sounded Chievres as to the state of the treaty of marriage made with the lord Berghes for the marriage of his niece with that lord's son, and proposed to him to make overtures for the King of England to contract her to my lord of Devonshire. He allowed Spinelly to ask for a commission to treat and conclude this matter. She is not handsome, but is not to be refused; and as he has given to the lord Fynes with her second sister 50,000 crowns of gold, she that is the eldest must rather have more. On the 13th the governor of Bresse persuaded him to write and urge this matter, saying that besides her uncle's dowry the Catholico will not stick to contribute a good sum, and that for "the dote, which in marriage is the principal point commonly," there be no variance. On the 14th Chievres asked him how soon he looked for an answer; he told him, within 25 days. Chievres said he had heard "in England the youth is of evil rule, and that, being God's pleasure his niece and daughter cometh thither, he wol beseech your grace to put to her husband and her such persons as unto the same shall be thought good."
Lord Fynes is made governor general of Flanders. The bishop of Helna expects to depart in six days. With this will come a letter to the King and to Wolsey from the Catholico. No answer has yet come from the Pope, which the Nuncio thinks a good sign. In the county of Roussillon there is an army of 300 spears and 400 jenets. Barcelona, 16 June 1519.
Holograph, chiefly cipher, deciphered by Tuke; pp. 12.
16 June.
R. O.
Has heard no more of the subject of which the Treasurer wrote lately by his man, since the man left. Ro. Fowler and others commissioned by the King to receive the money due from the French King, have remained here with everything necessary for its receipt. Fowler is anxious about the Treasurer's long delay, and has asked leave, as the day has expired, to go to the King "my master," and tell him of it. Until he receives an answer from the Treasurer the writer has refused to allow it; for if Henry were apprised of the long delay, he would not be pleased, nor the French king either. Urges the Treasurer as a friend to come speedily and avoid censure. Calais, 16 June.
Fr., pp. 1. Endd.: "Minute of my Lord's letter to the Treasurer of France.
17 June.
Galba, B. v.
Sends Nicholas Thiery, an English merchant, who had been some time prisoner there, and with him Robert Uleyge, Thomas Hill and John Rubillon, an officer of his Catholic majesty, according to the terms of the treaty made between England and the King of Castile. Brussels, 17 June 1519. Signed.
Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Add.
18 June.
R. O.
315. SIR EDW. PONYNGES, Constable of Dover and Warden of the Cinque Ports, to the MAYOR AND JURATS OF DOVER.
Commands them to send, on Tuesday, 5 July next, at 8 a.m., 36 chosen men, sailors and others, from Dover and the neighbourhood, for inquiring into articles touching the office of the Admiralty. Dover Castle, 18 June 11 Hen. VIII.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
18 June.
S. B.
316. For HENRY NORRICE, squire of the Body.
Annuity of 50 marks. Del. Windsor, 18 June 11 Hen. VIII. Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6.
18 June.
S. B.
Annuity of 50 marks. Del. Windsor, 18 June 11 Hen. VIII. Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6.
20 June.
Vit. B. xx.
B. M.
318. [PACE] to WOLSEY.
Has received thi[s day letters from Wolsey] dated the 9th inst., [with the] King's commission and copy of the ... Ne[eds] not repeat the contents of Wolsey's said letter, since they only conta[in] an acknowledgment of the receipt of four [of Pace's] letters, detailing the successes of Pace's jour[ney] hither, and the King's and Wolsey's approbation of the ways he had used with my lady Margaret, when he was with her. Had anticipated Wolsey's command to show the copy of the brief to the Electors, by reason of a letter from Henry's ambassador at Rome, of which he has written. The brief will further the matter. Yesterday the Cardinal ... (fn. 2) s[ent] one of his secret Council to [tell] him "he was in so great a perplexi[ty] that he desired of God to be n ... the Electors, (fn. 3) and that it was to his sorrow that I was no sooner sent hither, saying that [if] Pace had come but 15 days sooner he would have succeeded; that there was still room for remedy, but the same sum which the king of Castile had ready at Frankfort must be forthcoming, viz., 420,000 gold florins, with good surety for its payment, "re confecta." Told the councillor if his master brought the matter to pass, he alone should be rewarded. He secretly asked Rynke to become security for the payment of the money promised in the King's name, "and [he] hath offered himself ready thereunto. And with reaporte heroff the said [councillor retur]nydde to his master." Wolsey will [thus see] that the matter depends upon [money]. Has done as much as can [be done] by words. Leaves the accomplishment of the rest to the King and [Wolsey]. It might be easily done. Rynke will pay the sum whenever the King shall command it, on condition the King binds himself by his letters to repay it to his son or agent in England. Will not affirm that, if the provision be made, they will succeed; but only t[hat] they may lose what is likely to be ob[tained] if the order be not [given]. Is certain that [if the] money had been here as soon as he, Wolsey would [by thi]s time "have songyn Te [Deum] laudamus for the election of King Hen[r]y the viij. in imperatorem omnium Christianorum." Has expressed his reasons for this opinion in former letters.
These letters require a speedy answer. Nothing is yet done about the election, but "the syngynge of the masse of the Holy Goste." They treat upon a delay of ten or twelve days. The ambassadors of Bohemia and Polone contest the right of voting for the king of Bohemia, the king of Poland being his tutor. This causes delay, and makes for our purpose. Has just been informed that the French, having obtained security of certain merchants for large sums, offered the Electors double the sum the king of Castile has promised them. His ambassadors hereupon offered, in addition to the sum down on the day of election, ... thousand fl. a year to each of them, giving letters from the lords spiritual and temporal of Spain, binding themselves for the perform[ance of the] King's promises, so that the Spaniards have beaten the French here both in ready money and "crakes." The French have spread a report that their master has 19,000,000 of gold to spend on the election. The feeling in favor of the king of Castile increases daily; so does also his army of defence. It is supposed some of the Electors are agreeable to the raising of the army. If it be true (for which he cannot vouch, as he hears many reports in contradiction) the said King will get it. The Legate here, in spite of his commission, will not help Pace. The Pope's ambassador [will] do nothing. The marquis of Brandeburge labors to get the dignity. The French king will help him, that he may be able to say that he has made an Emperor, though he could not obtain [the crown] himself. Mayence, 20 June.
P.S.—Begs if Rynk's son or agent have anything to do "there" they may have the favor due to his faithful service here.
Mutilated, pp. 7. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace and legate in England.
20 June.
R. O.
A certificate by Jaques de Gaure, sieur de Frezny, of the losses sustained by Charles de Croy, prince of Chimay, in the town of Avesnes, during the late wars of England and France, amounting to 50,000 fl. of gold; and of the witnesses examined in proof. June 20, 1519.
21 June.
R. O.
Wrote last 16th inst. Spoke yesterday with the King, who said he had spoken with his council about the piracies against English merchants by Guillaume de la Fontaine and another, in Sept. and Oct. last; and would write to Wolsey, in consideration of the promise of restitution made by his admiral and ambassadors late in England, and also for the appointment taken by the Chancellor, the late Great Master, and others here. He desires Henry to send an account of the whole damages in the two months, with interest and expences, under his hand and seal, and the money shall be immediately paid. He is sending a letter to Wolsey by this post. Robertet and the bastard of Savoy are writing to the French ambassador in England on the same subject. The bastard of Savoy, the late bp. of Paris, Robertet and others of the council desire him to ask that like restitution may be made to any French subjects robbed by Englishmen, during the same time, who make complaint to the Bishop.
The King says he has heard that the Electors came to Frankfort 10th inst., and entered into the consistory the 17th. Bourbon and Mons. de la Roche Beaucourt, late ambassador resident in Spain, are come hither. Mons. de Lausak is sent in place of the latter. Poyssy, 21 June. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.: My lord Legate, Card. and Chancellor, &c.
21 June.
Giust. Desp.
II. 275.
Went yesterday, with the Venetian merchants and good part of Campeggio's attendants, to meet his successor. Two privy councillors, a layman and an ecclesiastic, also came, and used very flattering language, which was reciprocated by the magnifico Surian. As the King is about thirty miles hence, it has been arranged for them to go to the court tomorrow. London, 21 June 1519.
22 June.
R. MS. 13.
B. II. 303.
B. M.
Ep. Reg. Sc.
I. 318.
Is compelled to send for the Duke of Albany in consequence of the depredations of the English and the troubles in the Isles. Nevertheless has collected some auxiliaries for Christiern's service, and pardoned at Christiern's intercession those who had committed treason against himself, on condition that they should procure letters from Denmark, acknowledging that they have been of service to Christiern in this war. Has sent some to Copenhagen, the rest will go with the Danish ambassador; though it is difficult, in the present disturbances and dearth of corn, to provide them with ships and victuals Edinburgh, 22 June 1519. Signed: Tallefer pro Painter.
22 June.
R. O.
323. PACE to WOLSEY.
The Pope has sent hither a bull to his legate to publish the French king Emperor, when he hears for certain that the King has three of the Electors favorable to him. He does this for fear of the French king, but it is very far from his promises to Henry. The marquis of Brandenburgh labors for the French king, and has offered the Bohemian ambassador 20 thousand cr. and 4,000 in yearly pension, to vote for the French king or his nominee, "and that was the said Marquis himself." The ambassador answered, he would vote for none but his own King and the King Catholic. The Marquis was also with the archbishop of Cologne, for the same purpose, but had a very short answer. The orators of the King Catholic told him that though the Electors had determined to postpone the election for ten or twelve days, they will make an end of it in two days, as the pestilence is in Frankfort, and will undoubtedly elect their King; but this is reported by none except themselves. The French king has promised double what any other Christian prince will give for the empire; "so that here is the most dearest merchandise that ever was sold; and, after mine opinion, it shall be the worst that ever was bought, to him that shall obtain it." The favor of the whole nation inclines to the King Catholic, but the Electors are still divided. Has had word within this hour from Frankfort that the election will not begin for seven days. Mayence, 21 June. (fn. 4)
The Electors have written to all the orators of the King Catholic to know what they intend by the army arraysed by them here, signifying that they will have no force used in this election. They answered, that the army was not to use violence against them, but to resist such violence as the French King intended to use against them, and to prevent his having any power in this nation; merely for defence, and not for offence; but as the Electors were suspicious of its being so near Frankfort, they have moved it further off, and it is now in the duchy of Wirtemberg, late taken under this pretext, that the duchy cannot be kept from rebellion without an army. Sends cardinal Sion's letters which he received yesterday. 22 June. (fn. 5)
Hol., pp. 3. Part cipher, with a modern imperfect decipher interleaved. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace and legate in England.
Nero, B. VI.
B. M.
An oration in Latin made to the Venetian ambassador on his coming to England.
P. 1. Add.: "To my lord Cardinal's good grace."
23 June.
[Calig. E. I.
B. M.
325. A. DU PRAT to WOLSEY.
Had not written to him for a long time before. Is now moved to do so by the amity between the two crowns, so much promoted by Wolsey's services. Has himself used every effort that no obstacle should arise to a peace which will tend so much to establish Christendom. Anjou, 23 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: "Rmo, &c. card. archiep. Eboracensi."
24 June.
Vit. B. XX.
B. M.
326. [PACE] to WOLSEY. (fn. 6)
"The Pope has sent hither letters [to his legate] and orator, which arrived yesterday, [comman]ding them to proceed no further ag[ainst] the King Catholic in this election. The king of ... ambassador and procurator in this election [has] been with M. de Nassowe at a castle near [Frank]fort, where are ... earls of this nation. There they cry open war against the French king, and say they will have no emperor but "king Charles of Spain." All these are retained by him; some by ready money, some by promises and obligations given by the king of Castile's authority, granted to the cou[nt] of Nassowe, who has here his king's great seal, "which he hath within these ... days so used that all the offices [of] the empire be given by the said king of Castile [in hope] of his election, besides bribes ... to the sum of 200,000 fl." It has cost the French king 200,000 cr. Keeps in with the ambassadors of the said king of Castile according to their success. It is not so sure as they think, for within two days the Electors have certainly spoken of electing a third person.
The Electors are in great perplexity and fear of the people, who all incline to the king of Castile. Has had no further intelligence of the King's cause than what he wrote by Thos. Clerke. Is in a great perplexity, for the nation is all in arms and furious to fight for the King Catholic; and if Henry VIII. were elected, Pace and all his people would be probably [killed] before he could get aid of any of the Electors. If Henry were elected, moreover, his realm would be undone, for the Electors intend to bind [any prin]ce to leave his own realm and con[tinue] here all his life, in case of election; which would be the ruin of England. Besides, this nation is in such dissension that it is impossible for all the princes of Christendom to reduce it to good order. Nevertheless, labors stedfastly and as secretly as possible in his cause. The count of Nassow told him yesterday he had so much money and so many men that no Frenchman shall enter this country "but up[pon] speris and swerdis poyntes." On Monday next, the 27th inst., they look for some certainty in this gr[eat matter].
Hol., mutilated, pp. 3. Add.: "To my lord Card. grace, legate of England."
24 June.
R. O.
On Tuesday last, at 8 o'clock in the morning, received her letter dated Barnet the Sunday before, by a servant of Richard Fysher. She shall receive her venison and other stuff at the day therein appointed. On the Thursday following, received her letter sent by Henry Palmer, and will do what he can to fulfil her wishes. Has received no money as yet from Sir Thos. Illshaw. He has promised to meet him on Monday or Tuesday with as much as he can collect. Sends two letters from Mr. Robert Lucy; one of them directed to his master, which he received last Thursday night by two of his servants, a man and a boy, who came with two horses to fetch Mistress Lucy to her husband. Would not suffer her to depart till he knows his master's and lady Lucy's pleasure. The gentlewoman recommends herself to her, desiring that she may depart with favor. Would like an answer as soon as convenient, and meanwhile the said servant shall pass the time in making hay. Sends his master by the bearer a letter from Rich. Lord, master of the guild of Stratford. Mr. Thos. Grevell has sent to remind his master of his books which he promised him against the Sunday after St. Thomas's Day. Tyler showed him that the buck he killed for Mr. Nethermyll "had a ill liver, and greatly corrupt, and so he doubts of more." The haymaking goes on but slowly, as Monday and Tuesday last were holidays,—the Translation of St. Edward [20 June] and the Dedication Day. Trusts, this week that cometh, to "do a good share thereat, with the might of the Blessed Trinity." Charlecot, St. John's Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To lady Lucy, at St. Giles's in the Fields, besides London.
R. O. 328. [_ to LADY LUCY.]
"Madame, I perceive ther ys a reknyng betwen youre ladyshipe and Mr. Lucy, and I cannot se that his servant hath brought any money with them; and I thynk it but smale profet to kepe her for a gage."
24 June.
Titus, B. I.
B. M.
Fiddes, Col.
p. 29.
The mayor and corporation of York to Wolsey. Thank him for "minishing their fee farm enenst the lord of Rutland," and for obtaining letters under the broad seal, allowing them to ship wools and fells, like the town of Newcastle. Request him also to have leave to ship lead, now generally restrained. York, 24 June.
P. 1. Add.: To the most revd, &c. lord Legate.
24 June.
R. O.
Desires them to send eight discreet men, sailors and others, to meet Sir Edw. Ponynges on Tuesday, 5 June, (fn. 7) at 8 a.m., at Dover, to inquire into causes touching the Admiralty. Dover, 24 June 11 Hen. VIII.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
25 June.
R. O.
Was glad to receive his letters, and those from Rome, by which he perceives that affairs are turning out as he wished, especially in Germany, and this is confirmed by what the King has told him since Pace's arrival there. Has now come to Wolsey's opinion that everything will tend to the weal of Christendom. Will follow his advice about the briefs and the bull of his legateship. Endeavored to get leave from the King, according to the orders he received through Belknapp from Wolsey, to go to London today, but was unsuccessful. Will come as soon as he can get permission. Windsor, 25 June 1519. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
26 June.
Nero, B. VI.
B. M.
Has been with the Queen's mother, who praises much the policy of Wolsey in bringing about a meeting so auspicious for Christendom. Sends the present messenger by her order to remind Wolsey of his promises touching the number, rank and quality of the persons in the king of England's suite. Ardres, 26 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Rmo., &c. cardinali Eboracensi Sanctæ Sedis Apostolicæ legato.
27 June.
Er. Ep. IV. 11.
In praise of the bishop of Winchester (Fox) and his new college, founded for the cultivation of the three tongues. Is glad to hear that the Bishop's benevolent design is countenanced by Wolsey, Campeggio, and the King. Foretells the future eminence of the college. Is glad to hear that Claymond has been selected from so many to be the new president. Believes the high character of Claymond will do much to win over those who are apt to assert that these new studies corrupt men and are unfavourable to Christian piety. Has been induced to write, from the praises bestowed upon Claymond by Tunstal, More and Pace. Louvain, 5 kal. Julii 1519.
Galba, B. VI.
B. M.
Came hither to speak with him. Is aware that Wolsey is so busy he cannot give him audience until tomorrow. As Wolsey is protector of the amities between the Princes, in whom Madame places her entire confidence, sends him his instructions, that he may perceive their purport, and give him as speedy dispatch as possible, as his presence is needed beyond sea. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: "Mons. le legat d'Angleterre."
27 June.
Galba, B. v.
B. M.
Returned yesterday, and had an audience with the King, who treated him courteously, and referred him for instructions to Wolsey. Sent today to inquire if Wolsey would give him audience, who said he could not see him today. As he has now been eight days in England, and has not been able to write to the King and Madame of his business, is afraid of their anger. There are many reasons why he should be treated with more distinction than any other ambassador. "Londres, cest apres disner," 27 June 1519.
Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add. Signature pasted on the following leaf.
28 June.
Giust. Desp.
II. 275.
Visited his majesty at Windsor on Corpus Domini day. Suriano presented the letters of credence. The King regretted Giustinian's recall, as "he had ever loved him like a father," but was glad that he had been appointed councillor of Venice. All then went in procession to the church. After mass the King called Suriano aside, who made his statement, thanking the King for including the signory in the league with France. London, 28 June 1519.
28 June.
R. O.
28 June 11 Hen. VIII.—Indenture between Wm. Horman, clerk and fellow of the King's college of our Blessed Lady of Eton, Bucks, and Mr. Ric. Pynson, book printer, Fleet Street, London, for printing 800 copies "of such vulgars" as be contained in the copy delivered to him, "in sufficient and suyng stuff of paper, after three diverse letters, one for the English, another for the Latin, and the third of great Romayne letter for the titles of the book, and thirty-five chapters of the same, to represent goodly and truly the matter," "so that one half of the whole sum be single quire and the other double." Pynson is not to print more than the 800 for five years without Horman's consent. The privilege is to be printed in each book. Horman will pay him 5s. a ream at certain terms.
Vellum, p. 1.
28 June.
Vit. B. XX.
B. M.
The Electors have elected Charles king of the Romans. Hoest, 28 June 1519. Signed.
P. 1, mutilated. Add.
28 June.
Vit. B. XX.
B. M.
339. PACE to [WOLSEY.]
Today [at] ... clock, informed Wolsey [by a] "short letter, because I could write [little], for the hasty departure of the post ... that this morning at 7 o'[clock] the king of Arragon was elected and proclaimed Emperor." As soon as the Electors heard from the Pope's le[gate] and ambassadors here of the arrangement made between the Pope and the said King for the realm of Naples, with the absolution of his oath, of which Pace advertised Wolsey on the 27th inst., they consented to his election. Will go tomorrow to Frankfort to congratulate his ambassadors, "for I have so handlyd them that they have wr[itten un]to their king that my cummyng [hith]er hath done unto them go[o]d [service]." Will find out what order is taken about Charles's coming hither, and abiding in this nation. Desires to know what he is to do as to returning home. Will only spend the King's money to no good where he is. Has been informed, as he writes, that the king of Arragon has been granted a year by the Electors to prepare for his arrival here. Mayence, 28 June, 11 at night. Signed.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 2.
28 June.
R. O.
On behalf of Pierre Blac and his companions, French merchants, whose ship the Nicholas of Rouen, was taken and plundered at Croquehen (Cork ?) in Ireland, by William Robins, an Englishman, since the treaty of London. The commissioners appointed by Henry have condemned the plunderers to pay 8,000 livres Tournais, but Blac cannot obtain them. Estappes, 28 June. Signed.
Fr., pp. 2. Add.: A mons. mons. le Card. d'Yort, legat et chancellier en Angleterre. Endd.
29 June.
R. MS. 13.
B. II. 304.
B. M.
Ep. Reg. Sc.
I. 320.
While he was preparing auxiliaries for Denmark, received a complaint from Thos. Norry, Hen. Harlaw, and David Ochiltrie, merchants of Edinburgh and Leith, that they had been taken and robbed in the port of Trailshound by the enemies of Denmark, and retaken by certain Danish ships, but refused restitution of their goods, which they had reasonably expected. Edinburgh, 29 June 1519. Signed.: "Tallefer pro Painter."
30 June.
Giust. Desp.
II. 278.
Visited Wolsey, and congratulated him on the league and betrothal, saying "it was all his doing." Wolsey regretted Giustinian's recall, and said the ratification should be made out before his departure. With regard to the customs of the wines of Candia, he said that since the Doge repealed the duty, "this kingdom had not taken off the whole duty," but merely reduced it from four ducats to one noble. In the questions about the wines and the "deceitful cloths," the Doge must commission Suriano to conclude an agreement. London, 30 June 1519.
30 June.
Vesp. C. I.
B. M.
The bishop of Elna will inform him of the happy result of the King's interposition in his favor. Besides the support he has received, the King has ordered out of his own revenues that a pension of 3,000 golden ducats should be paid to his rival the cardinal of Santa Croce. Will feel obliged if the King of England will write to his Catholic majesty and thank him. Barcelona, prid. kal. Julii 1519. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: "Serenissimo," &c. "Regi Angliæ."
Instructions to Dr. Clarke for his journey toward Almayn. He is to deliver the King's letters of credence to the lady of Savoy, and to thank her for sending the King news from time to time, and lately for Hedyng's mission, which rested in these four points: (1.) Informing Henry of the conclusions between the councillors of the kings of France and Castile at Mountpelier. (2.) Asking what assistance he would contribute for the defence of the Low Countries against the duke of Gueldres in event of his invading them. (3.) Informing him of the means made to induce the king of Denmark to renounce his pretended right to the crown of Scotland in behalf of the duke of Albany in case anything should happen to the young king. (4.) Thanking him for the overtures made her by Pace in his journey towards Almain.
To the first point he is to say that Henry is glad to hear that the negotiations at Montpelier are so good and honorable, and that nothing was concluded prejudicial to the king of Castile, of which he was in doubt before Hedyng's coming. Although there is so firm a peace between England and France, no such intelligence shall ever diminish the amity between the houses of England, Burgoyne, and Spain. As to the second point, in the treaty of universal peace between the Pope, England, and France, which the king of Castile has accepted as principal contrahent, there is an article stating how assistance shall be given, which the King will observe, and employ his strength for defence against such invasion, as well as stir up other princes by his ambassadors to do the same. He cannot believe that the duke of Gueldres would make such an attempt, whereby his destruction would ensue, if the other confederates observe their oaths, as the King intends to do for his part.
Draft, in Ruthal's hand, pp. 2.
Er. Ep. VI. 33. 345. ERASMUS to JO. FABER, Vicar of the Bishop of Constance.
Richard Pace is in excellent health and great repute,—a favorite with his sovereign, to whom he is secretary. He passed this way lately on an embassy to pay his respects to Margaret and Ferdinand, and afterwards be present at the election of the Emperor. More and Colet are of the council; Linacre physician. The King studies; the Queen is fond of learning, and was an apt pupil from her infancy. Louvain, 1519.
R. O.
346. JEWELS.
Account for plate made by William Holland for the King since "his last reckoning at Easter, anno 11."
347. GRANTS in JUNE 1519.
June./GRANTS. 1. Sir Ralph Ellerker, junior. Wardship of John, s. and h. of Sir Henry Wyddryngton. Del. Westm., 1 June 11 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 1, m. 3.
1. Hugh Gowge. To be gunner in the Tower of London, with 6d. a day, during pleasure, on surrender of patent 24 Oct. 1 Hen. VIII., granting the same to Wm. Lecriand. Greenwich, 29 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 June.—P. S. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.
3. Sir Gilbert Talbot. Licence to alienate the manor of Langeford, Salop, and the advowson of the church of St. Mary, Langeford, to John Litelton, Roger Wynter, Ric. Clynton, Th. Rygge, Humph. Chatwyn, James Nowell, John Boteler, chaplain, Th. Skrymsher, Th. Moreton, Rob. Peryns, clk., Edward Lee, clk., James Yong, John Butteler, Ric. Dethik, Ric. Broughton, Th. Haryngton, John Wheler and John Valaunce, in fee. Westm., 3 June.—Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21.
5. Wm. Rede, goldsmith of London, kinsman and heir of Barth. Rede. Licence to alienate a moiety of the manor of Gyng Margarete, Essex, to Margaret wife of Rob. Gedge, mercer of London, and a d. and h. of Th. Bardefelde, brother of John B., deceased, in tail, with remainder to the heirs of the said Thomas, to John Lightfote, nephew of the said John B., to Th. s. and h. of Edw. Clovile, of Coldehall, or to John s. and h. of John Leventhorp, of Shengill Hall. Westm., 5 June.—Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 22.
5. Th. Lightfote. Licence to alienate the moiety of the manor of Newlond, Essex, to Margaret wife of Rob. Gedge, mercer of London, with remainders, as above. Westm., 5 June.—Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 22.
6. Chr. Brokbanke and Nich. Bateman. Letters of marque against the inhabitants of the "Stedes in Estlond" on account of a ship called Le Hulke, taken by the inhabitants of Straylesond during the present truce. Westm., 6 June.—Fr. 11 Hen. VIII. m. 1.
6. Rob. Bingham, page of the cellar. To be bailiff and keeper of the lordship of Canford, Dorset, and keeper of the chase of Canforde Launde, vice John Holte, deceased, with 5d. a day. Windsor, 3 June 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 23.
6. John Cole, clk., the King's chaplain. Grant of the deanery and prebend in the parish or collegiate church of Pontesbury, Heref. dioc., vice Richard Salter, clk., deceased; in the King's gift by the minority of George lord de Powes. Del. Westm., 6 June 11 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 1, m. 2, and p. 2, m. 25.
6. Wm. Peynter and Th. Potell, tenants of the lordship of Kyngston Lacy, parcel of the duchy of Lancaster, and Wm. Stephens and Walter Gardener, wardens of the church of Wynbourn Mynster, Dorset. Li- cence to hold two fairs annually at Pymphill, in the said lordship, on the eve and day of St. Thomas the Martyr, and on the eve and day of St. Luke the Evangelist, subject to the annual rent of 6s. 8d. Del. Westm., 6 June 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
7. John Parcar, groom of the Chamber. Annuity of 10l. Del. Westm., 7 June 11 Hen. VIII.—S. B.
8. John Copwodde. Wardship of Richard, s. and h. of Wm. Bagecroft, who held of the King as of the honor of Wormegey. Windsor, 1 June 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 June.—P. S. Pat. p. 1, m. 16.
8. Th. Megges and Agnes his wife, d. and h. of John Coplestone. Livery of the lands of the said John and Joan his wife in Cornw. and Devon. Windsor, 4 June 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
9. Justices of Assize.—Norfolk Circuit: Sir John Ernele and Ric. Broke. Westm., 9 June.—Oxford Circuit: Sir Lewis Pollard and John Fitz James. Westm., 9 June.—Western Circuit: Sir Ric. Eliott and Thos. Pygott. Westm., 9 June.—Midland Circuit: Sir Humph. Conyngesby and John Carell. Westm., 9 June.—Northern Circuit: Sir Robt. Brudenell and Fitz Herbert. Westm., 9 June.—Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20d.
12. Rob. Knolles, gentleman usher of the Chamber. Grant of annual rent of 50 marks from various manors (named) in Cornwall, granted to the King by the cardinal of York, chancellor, Sir John Heron, Baldwin Malet, and Adam Ralegh. The said manors were forfeited to Hen. VII. by attainder of Sir Hen. Bodryngan, and are now held by Sir Peter Egecombe by grant of the said Cardinal, &c. Del. Westm., 12 June 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 12; p. 2, m. 28.
16. Commission of Gaol Delivery for the Home Circuit.—Sir John Fyneux, John More and Simon Fitz. Westm., 16 June.—Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20d.
17. Tho. Compton, groom of the Chamber, of London, mercer, alias of Estgrenewiche, Kent. Protection; going in the suite of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 17 June 10 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Fr., m. 1.
20. Rob. Knolles, gentleman usher of the Chamber. Annuity of 20l. Del. Westm., 20 June 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
20. Tho. Carvanell, groom of the Privy Chamber. Annuity of 10l. Del. Westm., 20 June 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
20. John Wellisburn, groom of the Privy Chamber. Annuity of 10l. Del. Westm., 20 June 11 Hen. VIII.—S. B.
20. Wm. West, groom [of the Privy Chamber]. Annuity of 10l. Del. Westm., 20 June 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
22. Commissions of Gaol Delivery.—Norwich Circuit: Sir John Erneley, Ric. Broke and Tho. Fitz Hugh. Westm., 22 June.—Oxford Circuit: Sir Lewis Pollard, John Fitz James, and Rob. Brudenell, junr. Westm., 22 June.—Northern Circuit: Sir Rob. Brudenell, Anthony Fitz Herbert and Th. Strey. Westm., 22 June.—Western Circuit: Sir Ric. Elyot, Th. Pygott and Th. Elyott. Westm., 22 June.—Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20d.
22. John Heron, of Northumb., alias John Heron, Bastard. Annuity of 10l. out of the customs of the port of Hull, and out of the issues of the lands appointed for the payment of the soldiers at Berwick. Windsor, 22 June 11 Hen. VIII. (Date of delivery not given.)—P. S.
26. Th. Whyte, messenger of the Chamber. To be messenger at the receipt of the Exchequer, with 4½d. a day, from the first vacancy. Del. Westm., 26 June 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
26. Sir Edw. Ferrers. Wardship of Elizabeth and Isabella, ds. and hs. of John Stanley, and hs. of Sir Humph. Stanley, who died temp. Hen. VII. Del. Westm., 26 June 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 15.
27. Sir Th. Wyndam. Wardship of Richard, kinsman and heir of Sir Rob. Southwell and Eliz. his wife; viz., son of Francis, brother of Sir Robert. Del. Westm., 27 June 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
29. Walter Badham, page of the Chamber. To be ranger of Dean Forest, Glouc., vice Edm. Mylle, who held the office from Hen. VII., with fees out of the issues of cos. Glouc., Notts, Derby and Staff. Windsor, 7 June 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 June.—P.S.


  • 1. Blank in MS.
  • 2. The name is represented by the cipher ∞, deciphered in Wolsey's hand "the Cardinal ..." (name mutilated).
  • 3. Also deciphered by Wolsey.
  • 4. Another copy of the above will be found in Vitell. B. xx. f. 148, much mutilated.
  • 5. Another copy in Vitell. ibid.
  • 6. Dated Mentz, 24 June, according to marginal note before the fire.
  • 7. Mistake for July.