Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 4, 1524-1530. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1875.
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|Cal. D. X. 185. B. M.||3009. PROPOSITIONS OF FRANCIS I.|
|* * * ur de la ch ... Cardinal d'York ... pour le faict de la paix ... ire des parolles que le Roy ... du ce qu'il a dit au seigneur de L[angeais?] ... d'Angleterre et Cardinal.|
|"Et premierement que l'obligation que le ... icelluy sieur roy d'Angleterre est telle et si gra[nde que plus] grande elle ne pourroit estre tant à cause d[e la bonne] voulonte qu'ilz ont monstrée et monstrent au [bien] dudit sieur et de ses affairs, et à la delivrance [de messieurs] le Daulphin et duc d'Orleans que à la paix ... et le dit sieur desire que envers lesdits sieurs roy d'Angl[eterre] et Cardinal leur merciz pour ce deux et condigne ... en soient faitz, les prians et requerans en ce ... voulloir continuer et perseverer comme il a en e[ulx] sa parfaite et entiere fiance.|
|"Et quant à ladite paix universelle, le Roy la tou[sjours] desiree et encores desire comme chose tant requise [et] necessaire en la Chrestiente, que chacun peut veoir et ... Et a luy ne tiendra qu'elle ne se face traicté et co[ncorde pour le] bien, repoz et unyon de la Chrestiente.|
|"Et affin qu'on entende clerement la voulonte du ... ledict seigneur ne demande ny querelle aucune[ment vers] ledict sieur Empereur, ses estatz, royaumes et ... mais seullement demande la liberte et del[ivrance des] messieurs Daulphin et duc d'Orleans, et pour ... de Bourgongne payer honneste et res[onnables] * * * [r]aisonnables ... que faisant le dict pa ... eur et le Roy ne puis[sent] ... non seullement rompre ... envers eulx utille(?), il est req[uis] ... x et de leurs subgectz et rendre l ... [perp]etuelle et inviolable que aucuns article[s contenus au tr]aictie de Madril soyent refforméz et rab[illés en telle m]aniere qu'ilz se puissent entretenir, garder ... accomplir au contentement et satisfaction dudit sieur ... et descharge du Roy. Car estans les ditz arti[cles concluds] audit Madril au temps lieu et necessite qu'ilz f ... lesdits sieurs roy d'Angleterre et cardinal sa ... que nulz aultres, si en la forme qu'ilz sont ilz ... et peuent observer et garder, les prians a ... et souvenance de ce qu'ilz en ont fait dire audit ... conseil, y oppinion qu'ilz luy ont donné.|
|f. 186.||"Et en tant que touche Bourbon, combien qu'il [est la] chose qui merite non seullement perdicion de bie[ns et d']honneurs mais de la vie, toutesfois pour le b[ien de la paix] le Roy sera content que le revenu des terres et s[eigneuries qui luy] appartiennent luy soit payé et baillé entiere[ment en] Espaigne ou ailleurs ou il se tiendra hors du roy[aume]. Et au regard des povoirs dont ledit Audite[ur] ... pour autant que lesdits sieurs roy d'Angleterre et Ca[rdinal] savent mieulx que nulz autres les causes qui [ont mené le] Roy à entrer en ceste Saincte Lique avecques [nostre tre]ssainct pere le Pape, et seigneurie de V[enise] * * * [r]aisonnables persuas[ions] ... t tellement lié, que s ... ent de tous les confed[erés] ... une responce, et mesmement qu ... Empereur et à ce qu'il a requis et deman[de] ... envoye à tous les ambassadeurs desdits c[onfederés estans] en Espaigne pouvoirs suffisans evecques ... de ladite Ligue pour persuader ledit sieur Em[pereur à y] entrer au lieu et soulz les condicions qui [luy sont] reservées par icelle. Parquoy il fault v ... s'ensuyvra de cela avant que passer plu[s oultre] ... demourant tousjours toutes foiz le Roy en c ... voulonté et laquelle il a tous jours esté es ... tant qu'il vivra de venir de sa part à ladite pai[x] universelle, unyon des princes et expedicio[ns] contres les Infidelles comme dit est, priant [ledit] Auditeur ainsi le remonstrer et faire bien ente[ndre] la ou il luy semble estre necessaire.|
|"Et affin que chacun congnoisse que le Roy est de p[lus en] plus enclin à la dite paix universelle, mondit Sieur ... mectra peine de bien entendre l'oppinion et vou[lonté du] sieur Empereur sur la depposition des armes et d[u duché] de Millain et seigneurie de Gennes es mains du Roy ... et s'il trouve qu'il s'en contente, le Roy ... s'en contentera esperant que les autres conf[ederés] feront le semblable s'il leur plaist * * * parle le Roy es ... [dep]eschez par lesdits ... [d]emain (?) pour aller en Espaigne ... ont d'Espaigne pour aller en Ang[leterre] ... le royaume seurement, franchement et ... [san]s aucun empeschement, pourveu que le ... [p]assent et repassent par la ou sera le Roy ...|
|"Ilz preignent lettres de pas lequelles ... a des maintenant pour lors ordonné et commandé ... estre expediées et depeschées en bonne et s[eure] forme."|
|In the hand of Fitzwilliam's clerk.|
|R. T. 137. R. O.||3010. FRANCIS I. and the PRINCESS MARY.|
|Resolutions eventually adopted with regard to the treaty of marriage between France and England, after discussion of the various articles between the French ambassadors and cardinal Wolsey.|
|These discussions refer to the 3rd, 4th, (fn. 1) 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th articles of the treaty arctioris conjunctionis, and to the 3rd and 4th articles of the treaty of peace, and the 4th, 5th, 7th, and 12th articles of the treaty offensive.|
|Pp. 5, Lat.|
Vit. B. IX. 85. B. M.
|3011. RUSSELL and GREG. CASALE to WOLSEY.|
|The Pope has heard that the lanceknights are unwilling to retire, whereupon certain changes have been made, as appears by the letters of Guicciardino of the 29 March. The Spaniards asked payment for sixteen months, the lanceknights all that was promised them, viz. "monn[ayes], and towns to sack." They were ready to have slain Feramosca, who fled to the duke of Ferrara, "and Bourbon ... much to suffer and in great danger; for which [cause we] have moved the Pope's Holiness to take heed and [try] to defend him, for that we see no other rem[edy]." The Viceroy, in communing with the Pope, said he was sorry that Bourbon had not done his devoir, but he would remedy all, and will find in Rome 40,000 ducats, which, with the 60,000 from Salviati, he thinks will content them. If not, he swears he will take the Pope's part:—"which sayings hath sufficed the Pope's Holiness, thinking, if case require, that he will surely go." Guicciardino writes that the duke of Urbino and the Venetians have repassed the Po, contrary to promise. They are probably afraid the lanceknights should advance towards Venice. Sends a copy of the capitulations passed by the Pope, also of the Viceroy's power from the Emperor. Wyat went to Venice after Russell's hurt, then to Ferrara, being desirous of seeing the country, "pretending soon to come by Bologna and Florence hither." Notwithstanding the Duke's safe-conduct he was taken by the Spaniards. They demanded 3,000 ducats for his ransom, notwithstanding Russell's protestations. He has since managed to escape. Rome, 1 April. Signed.|
|Pp. 2, mutilated.|
Calig. E. I. 66. B. M.
|3012. The Ambassadors DE TARBE, TURENNE, LE VISTE, and JOACHIM to DE BRIENNE, Lieutenant-general of the French King in Picardy.|
|Don Fernando, king of Bohemia, has sent ambassadors hither to inform the King of the invasion of Hungary by the Turk, and his preparations. As the resistance to the Turk depends on a universal peace, the King and Cardinal have thought best that one of them, Dr. Fabry, who, they say, is much inclined to the said peace, should go to the Emperor to solicit aid, passing by the French court on his way, whence, according to the pleasure of Francis, he may continue his journey or return. They have, however, demanded surety for his passage, which the King and Wolsey have given, from their confidence in Francis. Desire him, therefore, to see the Doctor safely conducted, or let him pass, as he thinks best. London, 2 April. Signed.|
|Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add. Endd. in English: "From the ambassadors, &c., the xijth of April."|
Calig. D. x. 189. B. M.
|3013. [DE VAULX] to FRANCIS I.|
|* * * ... "comment les amba[ssadeurs de Don Fernando, [roy de Bouesme, s]ont venus en Angleterre p[our montrer comment le Turc] parcydevant a guerroye la H[ongrie, et subjugue grande par]tie dicelle, leur roy tue, et est a dou[bter] ... [Et] pource que leur entiere depesche, ainsi que [le Roy d'Anglet]ere et Monsieur le Cardinal leur ont faict enten[dre, depend de la paix] universelle, ilz ont avise qu'il seroit plusque [necessaire] que l'ung deulx, assavoir le docteur Fabry, theologien, [personne, a] ce que l'on dict, fort enclin au bien de ladite paix, all[ast vers l'E]mpereur pour l'induire à ladite paix. Et neantmoin[s que ... d]u dit Domp Fernando, de Madame Marguerite, et plusieurs [autres] seigneurs d'Almaigne, desquelz il a lettres expresses, le ... et instamment solliciter pour la conclusion d'icelle paix, semble ausdits sieur Roy et Cardinal qu'il doit passer par [vous, et] que soyez averti de sa commission et bonne volunté que ... universel. Il a l'execution d'icelle. Et pource qu'il deman[de seurete] ilz ont voulu, se tenans asseurez de vous, qu'il allast hard[iment, luy] promectant qu'il n'auroit aucun destourbier en votre roya[ume].|
|"Sire, il n'est ja besoing apres lesdicts sieurs Roy et Cardi[nal] ... nous mectons en chance si ce n'est pour vous aver[tir de ce que] dessus." ["A Londre]s," 2 April.|
|Add.: [Au Roy] notre souverain seigneur.|
|3014. ESTON and CRAMOYSY.|
|Copy of a notarial attestation of certain proceedings at law between John Eston, an English merchant, and Philip Cramoysy and Thos. Novell, in pursuance of an arret in the court of Paris, in which Eston offers as his securities Thos. Cromwell, Ralph Aleyn, grocer, and Robt. Barefote, merchants of London. Dated in the Merchant Tailor's Hall, in the parish of St. Martin Orgar, in Bishopsgate, London, 2 April 1527.|
|R. O.||2. Draft of a notarial instrument, apparently relating to the same dispute, which is submitted to the arbitration of Anthony de Vyvaldis and Sebastian Salvaigo, merchants of Genoa, Martin de Guynea, a Spanish, and Peter Francis de Bardi, a Florentine merchant. The parties are bound in a penalty of 3,000l. to obey the decision of the arbiters; and if the latter cannot agree, the matter is to be referred to the decision of Cuthbert bishop of London and John Giovachyn de Passano lord de Vaux.|
|Lat., Pp. 11, mutilated.|
|3015. U. DE GAMBARA to WOLSEY.|
|Received from the Nuncio in France only the letters of which he encloses a copy, that Wolsey may see he has not neglected his commands. Was rejoiced to learn that great expeditions were preparing, but hopes the news told him today by Joachim is not true. Has no letters himself, "de re tanta in tanto tempore." London, 4 April 1527. Signed.|
|Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.|
R. O. Rym. XIV. 194.
|3016. ALFONSO DA ESTE, DUKE OF FERRARA, to HENRY VIII.|
|As Russell was not able to visit him, (fn. 2) the prothonotary Casale brought him the King's letters, and delivered his message. Was always willing and even anxious to serve the Pope, and had asked many princes, and among them Henry, to intercede for him with his Holiness; but the latter refused to restore to him Modena. When, however, he heard that the Emperor's daughter was betrothed to the Duke's first-born, he made offers of Modena, and other things inconsistent with the Duke's compact with the Emperor. Ferrara, 4 April 1527. Signed.|
|Lat., Pp. 2. Add. Endd.|
|3017. JAMES V. to WOLSEY.|
|Requests that Andrew Charteris, now in captivity in England, be put at liberty. He left Scotland "in zoutheid, without avis of his freindis, quhilk is of kyn to zoure soverane and ws, and of nobill blude of oure realme." Edinburgh, 4 April 14 Jac. V. Signed.|
|P. 1. Add.|
|3018. QUEEN MARGARET to WOLSEY.|
|To the same effect. Edinburgh, 5 April 1527. Signed.|
|P. 1. Add.|
Vit. B. IX. 87. B. M.
|3019. CLEMENT VII. to JAMES V.|
|Revoking his letter in favor of Jas. Melvil, a Minorite friar, as he is occasion of contention and scandal. Begs he may, within a time prefixed, be expelled from Scotland or sent to prison. Rome, 4 April 1527.|
|3020. CLEMENT VII. to the PROVINCIAL of the FRIARS OBSERVANTS in Scotland.|
|Authorizes him to banish from Scotland, until he obtains licence from the Pope to return, Jas. Melvil, who has left the Order to escape punishment for his misdeeds, and joined the Conventual Friars. Annuls his letters permitting Melvil to do this. Rome, 4 April 1527, pont. 4.|
|Lat., vellum. Add. Endd.|
|R. O.||3021. JAMES MELVIN.|
|Information for obtaining a Papal brief against James Melvin, an Observant Friar, who has turned apostate and left Scotland, making a direct appeal to the Pope, without submission to his superiors.|
|About the beginning of August last year he began to disturb the peace of many in the province of Scotland, and summoned the bishop of Moray to the court of the archbishop of St. Andrew's. Being admonished to desist under threat of punishment, he left Scotland alone, fixing his pretended appeal on the doors of the churches of St. Andrew's, where he took shipping. The appeal should be declared frivolous, being against a superior, who only enjoined him to desist from his suit till the next provincial chapter, to avoid scandal. He himself to be excommunicated, and all who aid his apostacy. Any bulls that he may obtain allowing him to remain disobedient, or to become a bishop's suffragan, to be declared surreptitious and null by virtue of a bull of Alexander VI., and the case to be committed by the Pope to the bishops of Aberdeen and Dumblaue, and the abbot of Cambuskenneth, along with the provincial of Scotland.|
|Lat., p. 1. Endd.|
|3022. For WM. LORD DACRE, of Graistok and Gillesland, and SIR CHRIS. DACRE.|
|Pardon and release as executors of Thomas late lord Dacre, of Naward, Cumb., and of Morpeth, Northumb., warden of the Scotch marches, farmer of Penreth, Salkeld, Scotby, Langwatheby, Gamelesby, Inglewode forest, and Gateskales, Cumb., farmer of the issues and profits of co. Cumb., justice of the peace in Cumb., Northumb. and Westmor., treasurer of the wars in the North, and receiver of moneys for the repair of Wark castle. Also, release of a recognisance in 2,000 marks, made on 6 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII. by the late lord Dacre and William his son, for the payment of three separate sums of 500 marks in 1525, 1526, and 1527; and of another recognisance in 5,000 marks made by the late Lord on the same day, for his appearance at any time before the King and Council at Westminster on twenty days' warning, and for recompense to be made by him to all persons who may suffer damage or prejudice during his administration of justice. Del. Westm., 5 April 18 Hen. VIII.|
R. O. St. P. VI. 569.
|3023. JOHN CASALE, Prothonotary, to WOLSEY.|
|Can write nothing with certainty, as everything now depends on this convention of the Pope and Viceroy, and Bourbon is uncertain whether to sign the articles. He will hear these matters from Russell and his brother Gregory, a copy of whose letters he has sent, as usual, to Clerk. Since he last wrote in duplicate of this concord of the Pope, the following has occurred.|
|Bourbon, immediately on hearing of it, assembled his captains, and ordered them to consult the soldiers as to what was best to be done, showing them the difficulties of stopping or returning, and also the dangers of the march into Tuscany, and exhorting them still to serve the Emperor, when all these difficulties would be easily overcome. Most of the army, especially the Spaniards, wished to proceed; some saying that they were ready to bear anything, even to eat roots. Encloses a copy of a letter from one who was present. The troops who were collecting necessaries at Ferrara have been sent for, as he will see by the enclosed letter of a servant of his, whom he had sent thither to obtain the liberation of Wyat, which he has at last effected. On March 28 the Imperialists determined not to follow the Viceroy's wishes, but to march the next day into Tuscany or Æmilia, or any other place more profitable to themselves. The marquis de Guasto refused to comply with this decision, not wishing to oppose the Emperor's will; and many noblemen have gone with him to Ferrara. Guicciardini, the Pope's lieutenant at Bologna, hearing of this, was alarmed; and, as he thought it was done by the Viceroy's wish, wrote to the senate of Venice, asking them to advance their army to meet the Imperialists. The Senate were divided; some doubting whether they should put their army into danger for the sake of the Pope, who has deserted them, and whose intention about carrying on the war they do not know. Finally, they determined to do everything, if the Pope seemed ready to renew the war. Exhorted them to write thus to his Holiness, to encourage him to refuse the Imperial offers. This they have done.|
|Other letters have come from Guicciardini of the 29th, saying that the enemy have moved from S. Giovanni towards Bologna, and repeating his request to the Signory. The enemy had arrived at the bridge over the Reno, two miles from Bologna, and made prisoners a few light horse who sallied out of the city. The chief part then passed Bologna on the way to Æmilia; and the French troops in Bologna, leaving the city fortified, marched towards Imola to intercept them. The citizens of Bologna had no fear of an assault.|
|On receiving this news, went again to the Signory, who professed their readiness to help the Pope, not only if he resumed the war, but even if he persisted in the truce. Two days ago, and yesterday, letters came from Rome that the Pope had heard that Bourbon not only had refused to confirm the truce, but had moved his army; at which the Pope was much alarmed, and complained that the Viceroy had promised that Bourbon should desist from his endeavors. The Pope is not yet making preparations; and in case Bourbon does not enter the truce, either because he cannot do so, or because he has so agreed with the Viceroy, as Sir Gregory writes from Rome, his Holiness begs them to send their army. They have accordingly ordered the duke of Urbino to cross the Po, which Casale does not think he will make haste to do, as the Pope does not seem inclined to war, according to letters received today from Rome, copies of which are enclosed. Fears the Pope will make a truce with the Viceroy, and be deceived by him to his ruin. Many think the Imperialists want to get money out of the Pope. It would be the least to be feared, if he could pay, and be safe; but they will very soon extort more money. Wolsey foretold this in his letters. Does not see what they can hope for now. When his Holiness had taken towns and reduced the enemy in Naples, and his allies were assisting him, he could not be persuaded to prosecute the war; and now they expect it, when he has restored the towns and dissolved his army, and the enemy is stronger. Thinks he will endure anything rather than resume the war. Venice, 6 April 1527. Signed.|
|Lat., Pp. 6. Add.|
|Vit. B. IX. 88. B. M.||3024. ITALY.|
|Extracts of letters of Gregory Casale of the 1st and ... April.|
|On hearing that Bourbon and the Germans refused the truce, the French and Venetian ambassadors offered three propositions to the Pope: 1, to pay the Imperialists 200,000 scudi, and submit to their demands; or, 2, to stand on his defence; or, 3, abandon himself, and let things go to the dogs. If he resolve on the second, he should take the 60,000 scudi of Salviati, and, with other sums raised from his friends, invade the kingdom of Naples, and recruit the forces of Renzo and others, which would not be difficult. As the Viceroy has very few troops, he should clap up the Viceroy in St. Angelo. The Pope would not budge, but threw the blame on the Venetians and the French. The duke of Urbino talks of engaging with the Imperialists, but no one believes him. This encourages Bourbon, who knows that neither Pope nor Venetians would hazard a battle.|
|Lat., Pp. 2, mutilated.|
Vesp. C. IV. 85*. B. M.
|3025. LEE to HENRY VIII.|
|On the 3rd April the prelates here made answer to the demand for money. First, kneeling on their knees, they desired the Emperor to leave his war with the Pope, but as for money for war against the Turk they were all very ready to do enough for the purpose; that they would make war themselves on the Turk, as many as he wished, finding as many men as possible, but would grant no money, lest it be turned to some other use. He answered that they might well perceive how much inclined he was to the peace by his behaviour to the French king. They well know what charge and trouble to him has been the result, and he has always offered himself ready to any reasonable order for the preservation of peace. He is more glad to have peace with the Pope than with any other; "but," saith he, "what will you have me to do? The Pope hath by process given from me the realm of Sicily, and made viceroy thereof the duke of Lorraine, and likewise is about to take Naples from me and Milan. Would you counsel me to suffer this?" Cannot quite understand the length of the communication. The Princes here are of the same mind, and have made the same answer. The Emperor taketh some conceit thereof, that things follow no better after his mind, and hath been sick something thereof, because the knowledge thereof I judged necessary for your Highness, for the better conducing of the common things." Valladolid, 6 April.|
|P. 1. Add. Endd.: 6 April 1527.|
|Harl. MS. 295, 131. B. M.||2. Copy of the above. In Tuke's hand.|
Vesp. C. IV. 85. B. M.
|3026. LEE to WOLSEY.|
|Has heard from John Almain that Wolsey has refused the pension proposed by don Inigo. Nevertheless, they are determined to make it sure unto you, in the same form as I have written by Echyngham, with the arrears and 100,000 ducats more. Will send by the Emperor's courier the Emperor's letters, "which I have obtained but not yet signed, declaring to the Pope the assignment of your pension, by which we may obtain your bulls." Have certain letters to the King's ambassador at Rome to search if such bulls were passed; if not, to expedite them. Has written to the King in cipher. Valladolid, 6 April.|
|Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate. Endd.|
|7 April.||3027. MONASTERY OF ADELNEY, BATH AND WELLS DIOCESE.|
|Petition of the prior, president and convent for assent to the election. (by cardinal Wolsey, to whom they delegated their right of choosing) of Thos. Sutton as abbot, in the place of Jo. Harte, deceased. 7 April 1527.|
Vesp. C. IV. 88. B. M.
|3028. LEE to [WOLSEY].|
|As the Emperor's answer was short, went to Almain to complain of it. He said, "We must maintain the authority of our ambassador, and leave something to him." I said, "You give us no answer touching your secret instructions." He said that the Emperor put his whole trust in the King and Wolsey, and that if the latter would serve him all would be right. "But you must beware that you trust not the French king too much; for he mocketh you as he hath done us." On this he plucked out of his bosom a letter received out of France the night before, written by Perot, the orator in France, containing these words: "The French king said to me, `The king of England would have me to take his daughter, and give him Boleyn. Nay, nay! The Cardinal wrote to me, desiring and most instantly beseeching me that, for a continuance of new omity between the king of England and me, I should send my orators into England, and give them mandatum to common and conclude there; and, to color the thing, that I should ask the daughter of England. But I had much liever that the Emperor would send a gentleman hither, that we may common our matters among ourselves; for I would not have it concluded at the king of England's hands. They say in England that I shall come thither, and that all the triumph is prepared for the French king. True it is, for it is for the duke of Richmond, whom they intend to make king of Ireland; and that at length he shall be for the French king, as Scotland is.'" He further said that Francis would not give us a foot of land nor marry the Princess. Some of this he said by word of mouth. He said that Francis was hated by his subjects, and did not dare come to Paris, and that some of his privy chamber were friends of Bourbon. "Yet, for all this, I well perceive that they would in any wise the marriage should go forward between my lady Eleanor and the French king;" and they are sending letters to don Inigo in which Francis calls her "wife," and his mother "daughter." When we commoned of a wife for the duke of Richmond, he said "that in no wise we may [leave] (fn. 3) the daughter of my lady Eleanor, because of the treaty of Madrid;" and he named the daughters of Denmark. He told me it was said that the King desired Francis to send four of his privy chamber to remain with him, and he would send four in their place. Thinks there is no further communication between the two courts. They have prevented all communication between Francis and the Swiss. He denies that any truce has been taken with them and the Italians.|
|News of Vaudemont and Doria. The former is sore hurt. Moncada has drowned three of the galleys. The Viceroy is at Saperano, and has defeated 3,000 of cardinal Trivulcio's people. Russell has broken his leg in going to Venice. Almain told me this and many other things. "He said, `I would my lord Cardinal would still handle don Inachus.'" He professed he was a good Englishman. Valladolid, 8 April.|
|Hol., mainly in cipher, Pp. 3.|
|Ib. f. 89.||2. Decipher of the above by Tuke.|
|3029. ANNE REDE to HENRY GOLD.|
|Thanks him for his loving tokens to herself and her daughter. Has sent back the cloth, her servants intending to buy some of a higher price with their own money. "The true name of the person that was is John Egs" (?) Gold will do her a great favor by riding into Buckinghamshire, as he proposes, and bringing home her rents. My Lord thinks there should be no examination of the witnesses that were at the possession taking, unless my Lady's counsel think it necessary; and, if so, her brother, Mr. T. R., should have nothing to do with it. Sends a letter from Sir Gy. Gryveyl. (fn. 4) Your tippet shall be made after your desire. Has made answer to Gold's brother herself. Will move my Lord's grace about his Cambridge matter. "As for lytyl Whyghed, lat him a lone, for y am not purposed to bryng hym yet out of that parteis." The matter between Sir Giles Gryvel and her daughter is almost brought to a conclusion, and my Lord has put Gold's brother in the letter of attorney for taking possession of her jointure. Knole, 8 April. Signed.|
|P. 1. Add.: To his (sic) lovyng and trusty freynd, Mr. Henry Golde.|
|Extracts from the letters of the prothonotary Casale, of the 6th and 9th of April.|
|Some of the Venetians think it would be the best thing for them to make truce with the Emperor, but, as far as he can tell, the Signory have determined to do nothing without the French. Both nations must increase their forces. The French in Bologna, having left a strong garrison there, marched towards Imola and Faenza, up to which places the Imperialists made incursions, and they (query, French or Imperialists?) devastated and burnt all the territory of Bologna, and took a small town called Bresighellum. It is doubtful whether they will go to Etruria, which will be difficult and dangerous, and it is thought they may come to an agreement if only money is given them. The Viceroy is at Florence, and dares not go thence to the Germans. The French and Venetians seem inclined to help the Pope, if only the Germans are willing to go to Tuscany. Part of the Venetian force has already crossed the Po. It may happen that the Viceroy will have means of obtaining money at Florence. The Pope seems to place great confidence in him, and says he has sent him to Florence solely to get the Germans thither, and to speak with Bourbon and the marquis Guasto. The Pope seems to be made secure by despair, and will apply no remedy to keep himself from ruin. It is thought money will be given to the Germans, about 150,000 cr., and that then they will gradually retreat. As far as can be seen, the Pope will adhere to the convention, but at the heaviest expense and loss. The Germans and Spaniards, in spite of their officers' efforts, have sworn not to keep the truce, but to follow up victory.|
|Lat., pp. 2.|
Vit. B. IX. 89. B. M.
|3031. CAMPEGGIO to [HENRY VIII.]|
|The Defence of your Majesty against Luther, which has lately reached us, has given great satisfaction. The Pope has ordered a large impression of it. Rome, 10 April 1527. Signed.|
|Lat., mutilated, p. 1.|
|3032. PATEN and BALEVAT.|
|Award made by Roger Chameley and Thos. Crumwell, of London, between Ric. Paten, fustian shearer, of London, and Jo. Balevat, merchant, of _, in Normandy, who, by indentures dated 10 April 18 Hen. VIII., submitted to their arbitration on condition of their giving judgment before the 18 April.|
|Draft in Wriothesley's hand, with corrections by Cromwell; pp. 4.|