Henry VIII: July 1520, 1-15

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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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July 1520

1 July.
Calig. E. I. 82.
B. M.
891. M. DE ST. GELAYZ (?) to _.
Informed him, by Verdellet and the courier he despatched after the King Catholic's embarkation, of all that he then knew. According to orders he has taken means to go by land, to learn the news since the departure of Charles. The towns have revolted, proclaimed the Queen, and appointed others in place of the royal delegates; have occupied the castles, refused the subsidy granted by some of their deputies at the court of Cologne, the export of money from Spain, and the giving offices to strangers. Valentia and Catalonia have refused to obey Mendosa the viceroy, and Arragon John de la Nusse. Does not see how peace can be restored without your aid. Arrived at Bordeaux in the evening. Has had an attack of fever. Hopes to start on Wednesday to go to his correspondent, and give him more ample information. Waits for the personages he left behind. Bordeaux, Sunday, 1 July. Signed.
Fr., mutilated, pp. 2.
Galba, B. VI.
B. M.
892. [WOLSEY] to LORD _.
Has transmitted his Excellency's answer to the overtures he sent him to communicate to the Emperor and Arschot. The King will always retain his fraternal mind to the Emperor, and will send to him Tunstal, master of the Rolls, who will not only have commission on that subject, but will accompany the Emperor to the Diet at Aix. He also sends Spinelly to follow the Imperial court. Thanks him for his friendly services to himself in relation to the bishopric of Badajoz, concerning which Spinelly will express his mind further. Commends the cause of cardinal Campeggio to the Emperor and the Marquis. Calais,—July 1520. Not signed.
Lat., p. 1.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
Arrived on Friday last at the monastery of Fremonstyer, near the forest of Crecye, where Francis after hunting had returned and gone to bed to "refresh him." Between five and six he sent for Wingfield, who thanked him on the King's behalf for his cordial and loving letter sent by Bryon, which had dispelled his pensiveness "for the new departure from him." To what Wingfield was newly commissioned to declare, Francis made answer: that he was sure Henry in his intended meeting with the King Catholic would not listen to any proposal to his prejudice,—that Don Prevost, who on taking leave of him to visit his [master], told him that he had perceived a great amity had arisen between "your said good brother and your highness;" which Francis acknowledged, saying that he honored Henry for his high virtues, and had such trust in him that at his r[eturn] from Tirwan he would have ridden in post to Calais to see him, if he had not failed of provision of horse; and on the other expressing some surprise, added, "Don Prevost, marvel not hereat, for I [tell] you by the faith of a gentleman that not only I would go to [him] into his town of Calais, but upon the least desire which he ca[n make] me, go to him into his city of London. With the which his s[aid answer] he found the said Don Prevost marvellously abashed." He had sent orders to all his ports to treat English merchants well. Wingfield thinks similar orders should be given in England for the reception of French merchants. Cannot express "all the pleasant and loving devices whi[ch he made to] me of your highness kneeling by his bedside by t[he space of an] hour and more." Thinks he feels very cordially towards Henry, and will be to him the most faithful friend in Christendom.
On his way to the King, Wingfield had an interview with his mother at Rue, and desired her that she would always keep Henry, "her new acquested son," in remembrance; for which she thanked him with a joyful countenance, and said that he did her the highest honor that every lady received, to be mother to two the most perfect and accomplished princes that were ever in the world at once. She spoke of Francis's intended expedition to Milan, and said he intended leaving the government of his realms in Henry's hands till his return, to show his confidence in him. Presented his fellows ... and note to the King on Friday after his arrival, to whom after supper he showed one band of his ... hounds. Next day he was in the forest hunting at six. Wingfield and his comrades are to be with him tomorrow night. He promises "to make their lodgings himself for to hunt on Tuesday [within] two leagues of Amiens." He left this afternoon for Pykyngye by water, accompanied by the Queen, my Lady, and Bryon, who arrived after dinner, and made an honorable report of Henry. Abbeville, ... July. Postscript too much mutilated to be intelligible.
Mutilated, pp. 4.
1 July.
Calig. D. VI.
B. M.
Wrote to him last from Fremonstier, where he delivered to Francis Wolsey's two letters; "and first he opened the same written in French with your own hand, which he said to read more currently than he could do his own, wherefore he heartily desire you to write unto him from henceforth in French, though it might be somewhat painful to your grace." He expressed his delight at the love and friendship Wolsey bore him, and doubted not that "nother at this interview now shortly to be had, nor in none other place where other the King's highness or your grace shall be, he nor any of his affairs can take any harm. And said further, the King his good brother and he were two of the happiest princes of this world, the one to have such a subject and servant as your grace was, and he to have of you so perfect a friend and prudent counsellor; so that he thought verily both they and their causes, being manyed and ordered by you, could not fail to have glorious and prosperous success. And for conclusion said that your grace had of your sovereign lord the best master of Christendom, and of him the best friend;" and further promised Wolsey a much greater recompence than any remembrance he had yet made him for the trouble he had taken to effect the amity, "which he counteth to be to him the greatest treasure that ever prince had." "And your grace shall further know that he ke[pt] me kneeling by his bedside the space of one hour and more, devising of the King's highness and your grace, whereof more at lar[ge at] this time I do advertise the King's said highness.
"And this da[y I had] communication with him, being present only Mons. de Lescue, [and he] showed me that he intended to pass the mountains into hy[s duchy of] Milan before All Hallow tide, and that he doubted not ... fro thence that the Pope's holiness and he might ... Bononye. At which time, if it ... your grace might be there to join w ... what with their both authorities and credits ... that there might be such ... for the estate of the Church as should be honorable ... for the said to know the Pope to [be of such a] nature that if he were well handled by a man of your gr[ace's wisdom] and reputation after your round and plain fashion, his said Holiness would not fail to condescend to all tha[t you] required. Notwithstanding, he said, he would not attempt or ... in this or any other affair of like importance without th[e King] his good brother's consent, advice and counsel."
The same day he departed from C[alais] Wingfield met the Marsha Chastelion returning towa[rds] ..., who told him he was commissioned to provide the King a lodging there, "and my Lady a[nd the] King here both have verified unto me the same; so wyd[er your] grace will that ] should speak for the laying down of th ... of the said Arde, considering that they intend to [make] the said lodging against another veue or no, I desire [to know] your grace's pleasure by your next writings And as concerning [the matter of] Couswade, I shall not fail to be in hand with the Admiral as [soon as] I shall see time convenient. And for that the King here hath [remembered] my lord of Devonshire, it should be well done that the King['s grace did] remember Mesyeres, who is in the King's chamber here, [and in] singular good favor with him." Should have written sooner, but since his coming to this town has had no leisure. "At Abevyle, the fy[rst day of] July."
"I beseech your grace to have me in your loving remembrance, [in such] wise that my return may be to avaicte upon your g[race at your] voyage to Wallsyngham." Signed.
Pp. 2, mutilated.
2 July.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
His letters of 26 June, informing them of the coming hither of the three gentlemen of France, were received on Thursday morning last, St. Peter's eve. The gentlemen themselves arrived in the evening, and, notwithstanding the short warning, were banqueted by the mayor of London in Cheepsyde, where they saw the watch, which they greatly commended. Next day Lord Barnes was sent to welcome them; they were received by the Mayor at dinner, visited the Hospital of Savoy, and the King's chapel at Westminster, well accompanied on horseback. The Abbot went with them, [and] "entreteigned them with right goodly chere ... sage required upon a Fryday; and on S[aturday] following" one of the Sheriffs made them a "goodly dinner," and about noon they went to Richmond, as the tide was convenient, with the lords Barnes and Darcy, where they visited the Princess. After communication had, "goodly chere was made unto them ... strawberries, wafers, wine and ypocras in plenty. The same night the other sheriff of London made unto them a goodly supper." Yesterday, Sunday, my lord of Norfolk received them at dinner. Today they mean to see the Tower, and take their departure. Have written to the King, thanking him for his advertisements of the goodly acts and pastimes in those parts, as Wolsey will perceive by the enclosed copy of their letter. At W[estminster], 2 July.
Signed: T. Norfolk, Ri. Wynton, W. Lincoln, John about [of Westminster], John Berners, John Fynuex, Thomas ... Robert Brudenell, T. Wyndam ... [some other signatures burnt].
Add.: "To my lorde Cardynall's grace."
Mutilated, pp. 3.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
Have received his letters, dated at the Castle of Guisnes on the 22nd inst. [June], informing them of the "joyous meeting and interview of your grace and the French King, the like whereof heretofore have not been brought to such effect and purpose by any other your noble progenitors," and of the confidence shown by Francis in repairing to Guisnes Castle and putting himself in Henry's hands. Trust that this interview will be to the advancement and increase of the honor of his realm, for the quiet of Christendom and to the pleasure of God, considering that the King has been pleased to have your causes and matiers at this season concluded ... plenary remission, and with full mind and purpose ... [to] edifie a chapel in the name of our Blessed Lady." They thank Henry for informing them of these things, and recommend that Te Deum be ordered in honor of the event. Since last writing they have sundry times visited the Princess, who is in good health, increasing in wit and virtue as in years. The kingdom is in "good tranquility." They give attendance [constantly] in Council and order causes according to the laws. Have no news either from Ireland or Scotland.
Since this was written, on the 28th June, St. Peter's even, came the [three] gentlemen of France of whose arrival they had notice from the Cardinal; and on Saturday "after dinner, as tide [was commodious] for them, they being well accompanied by [the lord Barnes], lord Darcy and other," visited the Princess at Richmond. There were with her divers lords spiritual and temporal; and in the Presence chamber, besides the lady governess (countess of Salisbury) and her other gentlewomen, the duchess of Norfolk, her three daughters, the lady [Margaret], (fn. 1) wife to the lord Herbert, countess of Worcester, the ladies Grey and Neville, the lord John's wife, and others. She welcomed the French "gentlemen with most goodly countenance, proper communication, and pleasant pastime in playing at he virginals, that they greatly marvelled and rejoiced the same, her young and tender age considered." They then returned to London. Since their arrival they have been accompanied by the said lords Barnes and Darcy and others; they have also been received by the mayor and sheriffs of London, the abbot of Westminster, and afterwards by the duke of Norfolk.
Mutilated, pp. 3.
2 July.
R. O.
Has received his letters dated at the Castle of Guisnes, 13th of last month. Is glad that Wolsey has such a high opinion of the Auditor of the Chamber, as his many virtues and great experience with the Pope deserve. He knows the Pope's wishes for the common welfare of Christendom, and will declare to Wolsey his commission. Desires nothing more than general tranquillity, and will gladly serve Wolsey in any private or public matters. Florence, 2 July 1520. Signed: Ju. Vicecancell'.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: R. &c., D. Tho. Cardinali Eboracen.
3 July.
R. O.
Account of Robert Jenour, showing the receipt by him from Thomas lord Darcy, on 3 July 12 Hen. VIII., of 3l. 6s. 8d., for a half year's fees of Thomas Bonham, receiver general of the duchy of Lancaster, and of John Burgon, auditor. Also of 10s. for Jenour's fee for half a year.
P. 1.
4 July.
R. O.
Rym. XIII. 725.
899. LEO X. to WOLSEY.
Confirming to him an annual pension of 2,000 ducats, payable at Christmas and Midsummer, from the see of Palencia, by Peter bishop of that diocese, formerly of Badajos. Has written to the bishops of Ascoli and Caserta, and the official of Badajos, for payment of the said pension to Wolsey or his proctor. Rome 1500 (sic), 4 non. Julii, pont. 8.
Vellum, Lat., with a leaden seal.
4 July.
R. O.
For several days has not written to Wolsey, but sent the news to Florian his secretary, knowing how occupied he must be during this meeting of the Kings. Writes now to tell him what was done today at the Consistory. After the translation of Peter Mote from the see of Pax (Badajos) to Palencia, the administration of the former, with the retention of York and Bath, was granted to Wolsey, as proposed by cardinal Sanctorum Quatuor, according to the Emperor's wish, and the annates of all the three are condoned. The bishop of Worcester has done much towards effecting this Advises him to write and thank the Pope and Cardinals. The 15,000 or 16,000 ducats thus condoned are a mark of their good will. Some expense will be incurred in the expedition of the letters. Commends to him his secretary Florian. Rome, 4 July 1520. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2. Add.: R. D. D. Cardinali Eboracen. D. meo col. Angliæ legato, &c.
4 July.
Calig. E. III.
B. M.
Has presented his letters. The King expressed himself in most favorable terms towards Wolsey. As he attended my Lady to mass the same day, she told me she was advertised "that the King ... should desire the interview to be prolonged unto the xx ... of this present month; whereto she thought verily t[hat neither the] King's highness nor your grace would assent; but she looked ... arriving of St. Marshall to have more ready and per[fect] knowledge." Shortly after, he the Admiral, Lautrec and Dorval dining together, the said Marshal arrived, and was taken aside by the Admiral and Robert Tette (Robertet). The Admiral showed him Wolsey's letter, and said his master would be highly pleased with the tidings from Henry. The King is not at Amiens, but hunting two leagues off in the forest "...thankfully he received and heard thes[e]...y recueil which he hath made to the said Master Care[we t]o be reported by him." Begs Wolsey will remember his letter [from] Fremonstier for some reward to be given to Me[ssyers] of the King's Chamber, such as the lord of Devonshire had; "otherwise the King's highness sh[all] not have presented so many of the King's chamber here as ... hath done of his." Morette's voyage is retarded till this "pretended" interview is over Montdider, 4 July. Signed.
Pp. 2, badly mutilated.
6 July.
R. O.
Rym. XIII.
Congratulating him on the interview. Ducal Palace, 6 July 1520 Leaden seal.
Lat., vellum.
6 July.
Galba, B. VI.
B. M.
Yesterday morning, at four, the Emperor left Ghent, and arrived in the evening at Odenborg, three leagues on this side Bruges. Tonight he will lie at Dunkirk, and dine tomorrow at Gravelines. The Archduchess is half a day's journey behind, and will be tonight at Newport. No news from the Bishop of Elna since the lord Marquis left Brussels, who detained all his letters, and never wrote till his arrival at Gravelines. The governor of Bresse says they suspect the French King's tarrying at Boulogne is for some hope of being called to the meeting. Last night the Marquis sent word of his arrival at Calais, and honorable reception by the duke of Buckingham, the lord Marquis and others, and that he was to dine with Wolsey yesterday. The chief obstacle to peace is the French jealousy of the Emperor's going to Rome, on which the Emperor is determined, as also are the Electors. The lady of Vendôme and the Duchess her daughter-in-law came to Ghent with the cardinal of Bourbon, the night before we left, for what purpose we cannot tell. The commotions in Spain have ceased, and each town has sent to the cardinal of Tortosa, saying they have punished their deputies according to their demerits. Odenborg, Friday, 6 July 1520.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 3. Add.
8 July.
Galba, B. VI.
B. M.
Returns, according to promise, by her maître d'hotel (Hesdin), the letter of promise (la lettre de promesse) which she had from the King, written by the Cardinal's hand, and signed by Henry. Has such confidence in the King, that she requires no surety from him but his simple word. Is sure the King her nephew has the same. Gravelines, Sunday. (fn. 2)
Hol., Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: "A Mons. le Cardinal." Endd.
9 July.
R. O.
Wrote yesterday. This morning the Admiral told him he had received a letter from the seigneur de la Batye, saying that the seigneur de Schewers had arrived in Calais, with other persons from the King Catholic, containing also Wolsey's assurance that the French king should "be advertised from time to time of all that shall be entreated" between the King and the said lord Schewers. De la Batye also writes that the Queen, being with the King at supper, said that the King her nephew, immediately after the view, intended to go to Rome for his coronation; to which the King answered, "that in case the King her nephew would be advised by his loving friends, that his affairs might have the better and more prosperous success. And if he would follow the appetites of such glorious as would counsel him to pass by force to his said coronation, that he might find cause to repent him, for he should not fail in so doing to constrain his highness to do all the aid that the King his good brother would desire of him, for the resisting of his said passage by force;" which words "the King here has taken most joyously," as the King and Wolsey will see by the letters sent to them by this bearer. Asks that he may return to wait on Wolsey to Walsingham, or else that he may be partner of such news "whereof the hearing and knowledge may be pleasant and acceptable to this Prince." Chantilly, 9 July.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's good grace.
10 July.
R. O.
Noblemen and others appointed to attend upon the King at Gravelines.
The Legate, with 50 horsemen and 50 on foot. Archbishop of Canter- bury, 10 horse and 10 on foot; bishop of Durham, 8 horse; archbishop of Armagh, 6; bishop of Ely, 6; bishop of Exeter, 6: Total, 34 horse and 34 on foot. (fn. 3) Dukes of Buckingham and Suffolk, 10 horse each. Marquis of Dorset, 8 horse.
Earls of Shrewsbury, Northumberland, Essex, Derby, Devonshire, Westmoreland, Stafford, Worcester, Kent, Wiltshire, and Kildare, with 6 horse each.
Barons.—Prior of St. John's, Lords Rosse, Matravers, Fitzwater, Bergeveny, Mountague, Hastings, Ferres, Laware, Willoughby, Herbert, Daubney, Cobham, Morley, John, Richard and Leonard Gray, and Curson, 2 horse each.
Knights of the Order.—Sir Edw. Ponyngs, Sir Hen. Marney, Sir Wm. Sands, 2 horse each.
Councillors.—The Chief Secretary, Vice-chancellor, dean of the Chapel and Almoner, 2 horse each.
Chaplains.—Archdeacon of Richmond, Dr. Tailor, Mr. Stokesley, and Dr. Rawson, with 1 horse each.
Knights.—Nic. Vaux, Thos. Boleyn, Robt. Drury, And. Windsor, Maurice Berkeley, Thos. Nevel, David Owen, Wistan Browne, John Heron, Edw. Belknap, Ric. Weston, Wm. Fitzwilliam, John Dauncy, Hen. Guldeford, Wm. Compton, Ric. Jernyngham, Wm. Kingeston, Wm. Essex, Nic. Wadham, Arthur Plantaganet, Edw. Chamberlain, Wm. Barrington, Wm. Parre, Edm. Walsingham, Peter Egecumbe, John Talbot, Wm. Morgan, John Ragland, Thos. Cornewale, Ralf Egerton, John Hungerford, Antony Poyntz, Edw. Wadham, Wm. Ascue, Wm. Huse, Christopher Willoughby, Wm. Hansard (struck out), Thos. Burgh, Robt. Constable, Thos. West, Fynche, Edw. Hungerford, John Semor, Henry Long, John Audeley, John Heydon, Wm. Paston, Ric. Wentworth, Ant. Wyngfeld, Arthur Hopton, Philip Tilney, John Vere, John Reynsford, John Marny, Giles Strangwish, Ric. Sacheverel, Wm. Skevington, Edm. Bray, John Gaynsford, John Nevel, Giles Capel, John Gifford, Edw. Ferres, Thos. Lucy, Gilbert Talbot, Edw. Grey, John Burdet, Wm. Smyth, Wm. Perpoint, Rowland Vielleville, Griffin Don, Griffin Rice, Ric. Tempest, Ric. Norres, John and Thos. Cheyney, Wm. Courteney, Edw. Pomerey, Ric. Cornwall, Henry Owen, Thos. Thay, Nic. Carew, John Mordant, Wm. Gascoyne, Godfrey Fulgeham, Thos. Fetiplace, John Lisle, Geo. Foster, Adrian Fortescue, Walter Stoner, Edw. Gryvile, Symon Harecourt, John Hampden, John Kirkeham, Miles Bushy, Marmaduke Constable, Ralph Chamberlain, John Shelton, Robt. Clere, Philip Calthrop, John Henyngham, Wm. Walgrave, Roger Wentworth, Thos. Trenchard, Thos. Lynde, John Villers, Matthew Brown, John Asheton, Hen. Willoughby, Ralph Verney, Wm. Rede, Robt. Jones, Fras. Brian, John Cheyny, Wm. Coffyn; each to have 2 attendants on foot, and 1 on horseback. The King's guard, 100 horse.
Lat., pp. 5.
R. O. 2. Sum of the noblemen appointed to attend upon the King to Graveling, mentioned (by name), 163; lords servants, 232; all on horseback. Footmen, named, 432. Footmen assigned to the lords, each lord having as many on foot as on horseback, but not yet set in the book; in all, 580 on foot. Total, beside 100 guard on horseback, 975.
P. 1.
10 July.
R. O.
Received by Sir Ric. Whethell, Myles Gerrard, Thos. Prowde, Wm. Briswood and Wm. Lelegrave, of John Shurley, cofferer, John Myklowe and Thos. Byrks, to provide for the Emperor's coming to Calais, 500l.; and from Sir John Heron, by Robt. Fowler, 550l.
Whereof the following sums were paid:--To John Deswarke, of St. Omers, for 75 carp, 8l. 2s. 6d. Fl. =5l. 8s. 4d. st.; 50 pikes at 8d. Fl.; tench, 6d. Fl. each; 268 doz. bread, at 4d. Fl. a doz. To Philip de Wyngell, 10 rasiers of oats, at 4s. Fl., for the counties Palentyne and Ferrant. The expense of the Emperor's footmen, 11s. To the duke Delve's steward, 32s. 6d. To the treasurer of Arragon's steward, 21½d. To the bp. of Dera, steward in Spain, 9s. To Henry Old Castell, 13s. To John Assheton, spent for Mons. De la Roche and the Audiencer, 13s. 6d. To John Snoton's wife, 101 dishes of butter at 1d.; 55 stoups of milk at 1d.; 24½ stoups of cream at 4d.; a calf, 4s. 4d.; 4 pigs, 3s. 4d.; 14 chickens at 3d. Robt. Mase, baker, 45 doz. bread for "the maires and mynshall howses," 45s.; a raiser of flour, 9s. 4d.; a bushel and a peck of flour, 3s. 4d.; 9 bushels barley, 6s. 8d.; a rasier of bran, 12d. To Thos. Chapman's wife, the expenses of the strangers at her house outside the gates, 22s. Roger Mydelton, expenses of the servants of the prince of Dorynge and Mons. de Indeghen, 38s. Wm. Matres, 4 doz. fat capons at 2s. 4d. a capon, 4 doz. at 20d., and 7 doz. at 10d.; 3 stone of butter, 2s. 4d.; 1 doz. quails, 2s. 4d. To Catherine Deycon, for peacocks, capons, &c., 5l. 1s. 8d. Robt. Ungle, 9 ducks, 2s. 3d. William Van Hooke, 8 pots of Morbek cream, 12d. To my lord of Barrowes steward, half an ox, 4½ sheep, 11 "ph's," 31s. 1d. John Van Broke, 5 doz. chickens at 2s. 8d. a doz. Giles Decole, 4,000 eggs, 16s. 8d. John Messager, 24 lb. cherries, 12d. Peris Skar, 900 "crevises," 9s. 11½d. Peter Watson, 5 geese and 12 ducks, 5s. Philip Van Broke, 5 lots of Rhenish wine for Mons. Admyrall, at 10d. Fl. the lot. John Demonyer, 11 lots for the countie Van Nasso; 12½ hundred herring, 17s. 4d. The stewards of Mons. de Lygnes, 32s. 3d.; of the countie of Penoy, 6d.; treasurer of Arragon, 7s.; marquis of Brandon, 4s. 5¼d.; countie of Lyde, 10d.; the Palsegrave, 14s. 4d., and Mons. Admirel, 4s. 8d. 4 barrels of sturgeon, each containing two, 5l. 16s. 8d.; a barrel of Holland salmon. 11s. Mons. Deffynes, clerk, 4s. 7d. The expenses of Mons. Daynercourt, 3s. 2d. Mergett Malpas, 4 doz. geese, 49s. 6½d.; 2 couple of conies, 12d. Magaryn Warren, 9 barrels oysters at 20d.; 3 barrels sturgeon, 6l.
"Money delivered to divers persons for the provision of divers things."—To Arnold Deluke, 6l. 13s. 4d. John Democke, 50l. Wm. Amore, for "Ipacras," 26l. 11s. 3d. The Marquis's clerk of the kitchen, for 2 hhd. Gascon wine, and one puncheon French wine, 4l.; 15lb. lard, 15d.; ½ thousand wood, 2s.; 2 doz. "playes" and 6 couple "soules," 2s. 8d.; a peahen, 2s.; 6 pigeons, 8d.; 2 herons, 8s. 10½d. John Myles, pastler, wages at 20d. a day for 3 days. To the bastard Emery's cook, 3 days, 2s. 4d. Ric. Mower, expenses of 16 horses and 12 men belonging to Mons. Beaufild and the countie Peroyn, for 6 days, 50s. 6d. John Cristoffer, the expenses of 5 horses belonging to Fras. Van Dist, one of Chievres' gentlemen, 6 days, 18s. 6d.; for the governor of Bethune's servants, 2s. Stephen Horner, 112 stoups of wine spent by Mons. de Fynes, 48s. 8d. gr. = 28s. 8d. st. For Mons. le grand Chaunceller's horses at the George, 4½d. each a day, and 1d. the over corn. Expenses of his servants, 12s. 2½d. Thos. Wodnott, expenses of the Bishop's servants for 6 days, 27s. 3¼d. Expenses of De la Roche and the Audiencer at Raymonds and Arnweyes, 26s. 1½d. Edw. Malpas, expenses of Mons. de Halwyn's servants at his house, 29s. 6d. For Harman Ryng's horses and servants at Pryseley's house, 7s. 11½d. For the master of the Halberdiers at the same place, 17s. 8d. John Loker, of the Noble, for Mons. Deshevers, 16 horses and 18 servants, for 6 days, 78s. 2½d. To Wm. Ellis, of the George, for Deshevers horses and horsekeepers, 6 days, 47s. 6½d. Henry Oldcastle, for the servants of Mons. Le Grand Maitre, 7s. 11d. Richard Lymster, for the servants of the counties de pursean and Devers. To gentlemen servants, for fresh "achaits," 26s. 8d. Oldcastle. Expenses of the Grand Master's son, 4s. 5d. Wm. Amore, of Calais, 27 gallons of "ipycras." at 4s. 4d., for the ambassadors of Flanders, from Thursday 4 July to the next Saturday. 7,350 wafers, at 3s. the 1,000. Fresh salmon upon St. Thomas's Day, 4s. 4d. Wm. Hewis, 38lb. bacon, at 2½d. gr. a lb. Walter Thomas, 46 lb. lard for Mons. Shevers, 8s. 5½d. wm. Mores, wages of a waggon from Bruges to Calais, 16s. Expenses of Mons. Deffynes at Woodhouse's house, 9l. Adrian Gripe, baker, bread for Lord Fynes, 34s. 4d. Robt. Elvisshe, for four great horses of the countie de Sombrice, at 4½d. each a day. To the bailiff of Newport, for sending to Lile for provisions, 4s. 4d. 1,400 apples, 37s. 4d. gr.=22s. 11¾d. st. 4 "dossars," 20d. gr. = 12½d. st. Tolls at the New Shatew, Abbeville and Newnam Bridge, 5d. For a horse that dies, 40s. gr.=24s. 7½d. Wm. Matres, 13 beeves, at 30s.; 220 muttons, at 3s. 4d.; 171 lambs, at 2s.; 26 veals, at 4s.; 6 marybones, 12d.; 10 neats' tongues, 2s. 6d.; 4 doz. sheep's feet, 12d.; 4 neats' feet, 8d.; 2 fillets of beef, 16d.; 1 lb. suet, 2d. John Van Oye, for wine spent at Bartilmewe Brewer's house, where Mons. Nassowe and other lords lay, 7s. 8d. Sir Edw. Guylford, money spent for the lords of Barrowe and St. Bertins, 33l. 17s. 3¼d. Markus Van Here, for the horses and mules of the Chancellor and Mons. de Estelsteyne. Rob. Donnyngton, delivering spice at the great men's lodgings, 10 days, at 12d. gr.; 3 men with him, at 6d. gr. 8 laborers, bearing flesh and fish to the great men, at 6d. gr. Jas. Wyndes, 2 barrels of charcoal, 22¼d.
f. 19. Payments for victuals, &c. which the Emperor's train took in Calais and the marches by the King's proclamation that no one should take any money of them.
By bills of various people in the wards of the following aldermen. Richard Chaffer, Henry Kele, Henry Plangkeney, Raymond de Cuttures, Thos. Prowde, Wm. Pryseley, John Massyngberd, Henry Lacy, Christopher Conway, Wm. Snowdon, Richard Brown and Richard Johnson.
Expenses without the gates, by bills of Ric. Mower, Wm. Chydlowe, Rob. Elvisshe, Thos. Olyver and Jas. Walker.
f. 29. Wm. Ansley, serjeant of St. Peter's, 2 "weders," 6s. 8d.; 1 hhd. English beer, 5s.; 6 barrels of Calais beer, 16s.; 80 faggots, 4s.; 7lb. of candles, 10½d.; 8 loads hay, at 3s. To Garard Lebar, for grazing 53 mares. 3 beds for 3 nights, 6d.; 2 household loaves of bread, 4d. Jaquett Founten, for 150 mares, 12s. 6d. Wm. Cotton, serjeant of Myddilweye. Grazing 200 mares with Chr. Jackson, the first night, 2d. each; 300 horses, at 3d. a night; 30 mares, at 1d. "Item, they have destroyed me as much peasen and tares as I must pay to one of my neighbors" 10s.
Loye Valentin, serjeant of Newnam Bridge. Payments to various people.
Roger Mylner, serjeant of Colloin, by his bill, 74s. 9¼d.
Wm. Sprute, serjeant of the Cawsey. Payments for litter, straw, &c.
Expenses at Vale Dame: 40 horses of the prince of Basyne, 30 horses of the abbot of St. Clawdes, 30 of Mons. de Labar, 4 of Dr. Galbes, 6 of Mons. Devarre, 40 of the prince of Basagaunt, and 12 of Mons. Fredrik Grialley, 4d. each a day; 30 rasiers of oats, at 2s. 8d. For the pantry at Vale Dame, 8s. 8d. John Oldbone, for 40 of the Emperor's horses, 42s. gr.=25s. 10d. st.
Expenses at Marke, 13l. 14s. 10¼d. In the parish of Oye: a wheel taken by the Emperor's company, 2s. 6d. gr.=1s. 6½d. St. John of the Veld, for horses' and men's meat, 34s. 7½d. Adrian Adams, 5 st. butter, at 16d. gr. John Ford, for 12 couple conies, at 13d. gr. the couple. To John Redsam, having charge of the poultry and other business, 18 days, at 6d. For going to Dunkirk, 16d. Total, 1,042l. 12s. 7d.
Pp. 72.
10 July.
R. O.
"Copia et exemplum cujusdam tractatus initi inter Cæsaream majestatem et serenissimum dominum nostrum regem Henricum VIII. tempore conventus utriusque regum apud Graveling et Caletum."
In consequence of the new position of Charles as Emperor elect, and the meeting of the two sovereigns, it has been resolved that there shall be this renewal of their treaties, which is to take the place of all others. 1. All former treaties renewed, especially that of 1516, in which prince Ferdinand is to be included. The same to extend not only to the actual possessions of the king of England and to those which were then due to him, but to those which may accrue to him hereafter. 2. Both Powers to have the same enemies and the same friends. Offence or injury to the one to be repelled by the other as done to himself. 3. In case of invasion, neither party to desist until the aggrieved has recovered his rights. 4. If a captain or lieutenant of another state employed by the one do injury to the other contrahent, the one who employs him shall make satisfaction on demand within a month's time. 5. Neither party to enter into treaty with any prince without the consent of the other; and if any treaties exist or hereafter be made contrary to the effect of this, they shall be invalid without the consent of both. 6. Intercourse between the two states to be in conformity with the arrangements made on the 11th April.
Lat., pp. 8.
12 July.
R. O.
909. Extract from a letter of the BISHOP OF WORCESTER to VANNES, dated Rome, 12 July.
Benet says he has received the King's letters to urge the cardinalate for Worcester. The Pope wishes to make sure of the King's intentions, and has enjoined his nuncio to discover the King's wishes. If this be favorable, the matter will take effect next September. He is urged to do this because he has been persuaded by the Casali that the letters have been extorted from the King. They take occasion to earwig the Pope. Has advised the nuncio to communicate with Vannes.
Lat., in the handwriting of Vannes, pp. 2.
12 July.
Calig. E. I. 12.
B. M.
Has, at his request, appointed La Bastie councillor and chamberlain in ordinary. By the letters sent, which Wolsey will deliver to La Bastie, he will see that Francis has given him this promotion entirely out of respect to Wolsey and the king of England. St. Germain en Laye, 12 July. Signed.
Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.: A mons. le Cardinal, [le]gat, &c.
13 July.
R. O.
Wingfield is writing to him from the King, who has a high opinion of Wolsey, and puts much trust in him. St. Germain, 13 July. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A mons. mons. le Cardinal d'Yort, legat et chancelier en Angleterre.
13 July.
R. O.
Have received your letters and the King's letters to the Pope, recommending me, for which I am very grateful. Saluted the King and his mother on your behalf; both of whom, as well as the duchess of Alençon, your daughter by adoption, as it is said, desired to be commended to you. The King was very unwilling to leave Henry's company and come here, and intends, now that they are so far apart to send frequent messengers and letters. Christendom owes much to you for establishing friendship between the two Kings. Though I owe you so much, I do not hesitate to ask another favor,—that you would write in my behalf to the Cardinals, especially to cardinal de Medici, the Vice-chancellor, who has the greatest influence with the Pope. If you will send me the letters, I will forward them to him at Rome or Florence. St. Germain, 13 July.
Hol., Lat., pp. 2. Add.: R. patri ac D.D. Carli Eboracen, sanctæ sedis ap'licæ legato, &c.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
Sent his last by De la Rochepott. Is now at Poissy. Visited the King at St. Germain's. He had received news from La Battye of the meeting between Henry and Charles, and of the entire amity between himself and the former, who rode at the meeting a courser Francis had given him, and "suche abillements as hys said good brother had sente him." At the said meeting he was told the visage and countenance of Henry appeared not "to be so replenysshyd with joye" as they were at the meeting with Francis. After he had heard mass and dined, the King had an interview in his gallery with the Venetian ambassador; whom he greatly commended, saying, "after Messire Andrea Grettye, he had no fellow." Desired him to express to the seignory how much they were bound to the King's highness, "in that he had taken upon him the protection of the Italies against such as might intend to [disturb] the peace or quiet thereof." He thought that the King Catholic was at present in such necessity, that great advantages might be extorted from him [for the peace of Christendom]. He also thought good "that the King his good brother, and he and your grace should handle the Pope, saying to know him to be at some season the fearfullest creature of the world, and at some other to be as brave, and said to be advertised and to know perfectly that the Pope not only suspected, but also had some doubt and fear of the great and entire amity concluded and taken by the means of your grace between him and the King's highness." They should tell his Holiness this was done chiefly at his suggestion, and that these two princes, as the chief pillars of Christendom, wished to set a good example by obeying his exhortations. If they two managed his Holiness, and proffered him assistance at all times, as obeisant children of the Church, he would not be of fear inclined to be hasty in acceding to the requests of the King Catholic, and that it would be more honorable, in reference to the Emperor's investiture at Rome, to be obliged to them than to the Pope. He wished instructions to this effect should be sent to the English ambassadors at Rome,—that their two ambassadors should consult in all things together. After a conversation of an hour and a half, he told Wingfield, "If the King Catholic were a Prince of like faith unto the King his good brother, and that he might perceive fro you that his coming thither might be the cause of any good conclusion between them, that he would not fail to come in post, and not to have looked for rank or place to him belonging, but would have put him into the King's chamber as one of the number of the same; which his gentle mind and heart me thought necessary to place in this my writing." Robertet told him that a post goes this day to the Cardinal, empowering him in the French King's name to give letters to La Battye "for his room of one of the Chamberlains ordinary," as a mark of his respect.
Brings to his notice that "Messyers of the Kyng's chambre here is the only one unrewarded, as he had advertised him from Fremonstier. Poissy, ...
Begs that thanks may be given to Rochepott for the kindness shown by him to Wingfield. The "clokks" of which his Highness spoke, he will not fail to bring. Signature half burnt.
Mutilated, pp. 6.
14 July.
Vesp. C. I.
B. M.
Mon. Habs.
Heads of a treaty between Charles V. and Henry VIII., to the effect that they will make no treaty with the king of France for any closer matrimonial alliance than exists at present; that deputies from both sides shall meet at Calais to arrange the mutual relations of the two kingdoms; and an ambassador in ordinary shall reside in both kingdoms for confidential communication. No previous treaty to be infringed by this. Calais, 14 July 1520. Signed by Charles V.
Lat., pp. 3.
Egerton MSS.
990, f. 322.
B. M.
2. Confirmation of the above by Henry VIII. Calais, 15 July 1520.
R. O. 3. Confirmation by Charles. Gravelines, 15 July 1520. Sealed.
R. O. 4. Oath of Charles V. to the treaty concluded with Henry, 14 July 1520. Signed.
Lat., p. 1.
14 July.
R. O.
Encloses the requests of some of his subjects at Calais, who have come to her. Did not mention them at her departure, for fear of wearying him. Gravelinghes, 14 July ao xx. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add. Endd.
14 July.
R. O.
Asks his favor and assistance in the requests mentioned in the preceding letter. 14 July ao xx. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
14 July.
R. O.
Asks his assistance in obtaining the requests mentioned in the preceding letter. Gravelinghes, 14 July ao xx. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add. Endd.
15 July.
R. O.
Credence for the bearer, Sieur de la Roche, his councillor and chamberlain. Gravelines, 15 July. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: a mons. le Card. d'York. Endd.: The Emperor's letters to my Lord's grace.


  • 1. Blank in MS.
  • 2. This Sunday must either have been the 8th or 15th. It is certain Margaret was there on the 8th, but not certain that she was on the 15th.
  • 3. So in the original.