Henry VIII: June 1533, 11-15

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June 1533, 11-15

11 June.
R. O. St. P. VII. 465.
622. Hawkins to Henry VIII.
The Emperor was ready to leave on the 7th, because the city refused to render him 4,000 ducats ordered by the last Cortes, saying that as the payment was committed to them by Act of Parliament, they could not discharge the same except by Parliament. After waiting for certain pageants, he left on the 10th for Mountserrat. The duke of Milan is to marry the younger sister. (fn. 1) She has no dowry ; but if the elder sister obtain the kingdom, then she will be paid 100,000 ducats. Some one was despatched on 28 May for Scotland, and has returned. The Queen's servant departed hence about May 22. Corona is besieged. The Emperor's grand esquire left for Flanders on the 11th. Has written five letters since the beginning of May. Barcelona, 11 June 1533.
Hol. Part cipher deciphered. Add. Endd.
11 June.
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623. [Hawkins] to Cranmer.
I received on 4 June your letter of 8 May.
I have heard nothing but rumour of what is done at our house, except that "Nix tuus" wrote a few circumstances. Heinus also, the head of the college at Cambridge, (fn. 2) touched upon some matters. Though you do not like him, he desires your friendship.
I wish these consolatory letters to be delivered to my aunt as soon as possible. I should consider it a great kindness if you would add three words, saying that she may come to you if she is in trouble. On June 10 the Emperor left Barcelona for Monson, where he will hold the cortes of Aragon, Valencia, and Catalonia. Thence he will go to Castile. His wife will follow him on the 13th. I have little more than 40 gold pieces of my diets left. I have written to many persons in England and Italy, and to Wallop in France, but no one replies. Send me some news of my country, my relations, and my friends. Barcelona, 11 June.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add. : Thom archiep Cantuar.
11 June.
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624. Oudart Du Bies to Lord Lisle.
Understands by Lisle's letter that he has come to Calais, the government of which place has been committed to him by the King. Hopes they will frequently meet and make good cheer. Thanks him for his handsome present of a gelding and cramp-rods. Wishes to buy a mule of him, and will send the money as soon as possible. Has come hither for some days to hunt, but will write to him shortly from Boulogne. "Du Biez," 11 June. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add. : "A Mons. de Lisle, chevalier de l'ordre du Roy d'Angleterre, desbitis et gouverneur de Callais, mon bon voisin et parfaict amy, a Callais."
11 June.
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625. Nicholas West, Bishop Of Ely.
Inventory of the goods of [Nich. West, late bishop of Ely].
i. Plate : Bowls, gilt cups, goblets, layers, gilt pots, flagons and basins, a gilt alms dish with the French king's arms on it, gilt salts and spoons, chafing dishes and forks, amounting in all to 5,060 oz. qr. "Memorandum for the 2 Almaigne goblets bequeathed to my lord of Norfolk."
ii. Other plate in a chest by itself, 1157 oz.
iii. "The money, tempore mortis," 1,665l. 13s. 9d. Item, 700l. or thereabout, and 25l. 5s. 10d. in the hands of a chamberlain. Of which Edw. Twyford has since disbursed 598l. 2s. 10d. Debts due to my Lord at his death, 490l. 0s. 6d.
iv. "Chapel stuff :" 7 gilt chalices, cruets, a pix for the sacrament, a crysmatory and a pollicier, 2 canvasses for altars, vestments of red and white damask, green cloth of gold, red and green bawdkin, and black and crimson velvet, copes of blue bawdkin with "monys" of gold and orfreys of red satin, hangings of red and white damask, and red and green cloth of gold, velvet, &c. ; corporas cases, canopies, altar cloths, mass books, "porthouses," superaltaries, curtains (2 of buckram in the chapel at Downham), napkins ; "a suit of copes of black velvet upon velvet, priest, deacon, and sub-deacon ;" a cope set with pearl ; a suit of crimson satin with roses of gold ; a cope of black and green velvet with leaves of gold ; "an orfreys neld (needle?) work for a cope ;" a pair of gilt candlesticks given to the Cathedral church. Books boarded, 199 ; books unboarded "and out of foreilles," 50 ; "small quires or foreilles ;" "a book of amytyes ;" 3 registers.
v. "Wardrobe stuff :" 4 beds of down with bolsters, 70 feather beds, 75 bolsters ; mattresses, and bolsters ; 19 pillows of down, 2 pillows covered with tick, 30 pillow beres, 217 pair sheets, 9 pair fustians, blankets and coverlets ; "a counterpoint of the history of Bilias, Philias and Atis," and various other counterpoints, one of St. Omer's, worsted ; a sarcenet quilt and 2 damask coverings ; a sparver of red bawdkin, and beds of various materials. Carpets, "Turkey making for tables," and London making ; counterfeit carpets, and carpets Pulham making. Cushions of cloth and gold, velvet and silk. [Tapestry], viz., the Cardinal Virtues, 4 ; Hastynges, 4 ; Salamon, 7 ; Moyses, 1 ; the Triumphe of Ladyes, 8 ; the 12 Monythes, 4 ; the story bought at Calys, 9 ; a piece with a gentlewoman luting, 1 ; Hercules, 8 ; Grysell, 1 ; Trailed Verdour, 10 ; Kings, 6 ; the woman of Chananee, 1 ; a piece of the Danes, 1 ; St. George. "Another piece of imagery of little value." Hawking and hunting, 5 pieces. Dornix for the hall at Somersham, 8. Sayes paned red and green, 11 pieces ; ditto, yellow and blue, 9 pieces. Verdour fringed with silk, 3 pieces. "Bankers" verdour, 2. 2 Flanders beds, 2 truss beds, 25 French chairs, broken and whole, 2 close stools, 18 pair of new sheets in a chest, 10 pillow beres, with seams.
Ewery stuff : 2 diaper cloths, damask work, a diaper cloth with lily pots, 6 other diaper cloths, 6 diaper towels, 36 diaper napkins, 24 plain cloths, 26 plain towels, 4 cupboard cloths, 1 laten basin, 2 standing "chafres,' 16 laten candlesticks, 6 plates for lights, 3 coffers, a pair of gardeviens, a piece of fine diaper for table cloths, &c.
In Camera Domini : 4 pair of fine sheets, 31 rochets, 7 shirts, handkerchiefs, silk points, girdles, gloves, tippets of velvet and sarcenet furred, 3 bonnets, a purse with 4 rings, certain pieces of cloth of gold and bawdkin. An old vestment of green velvet ripped in pieces, with a cross of cloth of gold. A chymner of violet silk chamlet with a hood. 3 amysses with a surplice in a linen bag. A kirtle of violet cloth furred with foynes ; and 2 of tawny chamlet, furred with boge. 2 scarlet petticoats with 2 pair of sleeves. 2 kirtles of black say furred with conies, &c. A riding chymer of black satin. 2 riding kirtles of chamlet and say. A riding chymer of violet chamlet. A cloak. A hat covered with sarcenet. "A thrommed hat." Doublets of worsted and say. 3 pair hose. A mantle of grey coney, &c. A book of Sir Thomas More's making. An hour-glass with a case. 2 staves garnished with silver. 39 bows. 103 pair Almain rivets.
Kitchen : 5 great kettles, 5 kettles with bailes, pots, pans, chafers with stayles and with bayles, spits, racks, gridirons, ladles, filling ladles, skymmers, colaundres, dressing and mincing knives, brazen mortars with pestles, peles of iron, fire sholes, brass ovens, hand peles of wood, flaskets, grates, drippingpans, frying-pans, trays, a hand-iron, 2 irons to take pots from the fire, and 7 to set them on. An anvil with a sleg to beat stockfish with.
The laundry : 2 pans, 1 trivet, 2 chopping knives, a pair of scales and a half hundred weight. Pewter vessel. Chargers, platters, dishes, saucers, &c.
In the cellar : 3 pieces claret wine ; a piece of sack.
The stable : 2 stonyd horses, 2 geldings ; the rest given and sold in his life. 7 bridles, 7 saddles, 3 sumpter bridles, 3 "wantees," a footcloth, 3 sumpter cloths, a velvet harness for a mule.
Cattle remaining, 11 June 1533 : Kine and bulls, with young heifers and steers, 132 ; oxen, 10 ; sheep, 42.
"Memorandum for certain other stuff not yet viewed nor certainly known, as Breke (brick) at Downam and Somersam ; hay at Somersham ; wood at Somersham, Downham, and Ely ; turf, at Ely ; fish of store, salt ;" board and timber ; tables, cupboards, forms, &c.
Pp. 27.

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626. Stephen Bishop Of Winchester to Cromwell.
At the communication between you and me of my late lord of Ely's executors, you desired that I should be privy to their suits with you. I have therefore recommended them to you, and that will stand me in as good stead for buying of such things as I desire of them as if I were further privy to their end, in which they do not wish to have me a participant. They will show you the inventory, and so use themselves as you shall be well contented. Asher, this Friday.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council.

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627. Nich. West, Bishop Of Ely.
Articles by Thos. Meggis against Rob. Clyff and Harry Mynne, clks., and Edw. Twyford, gent., executors of Nich. late bishop of Ely, accusing them of conveying away certain chests and other acts of peculation.
Large paper, pp. 3.
R.O 2. The replication of Thos. Meggis to the answer of Rob. Clyff, Harry Mynne, and Edw. Twyford.Reference is made in one article to things done on Wednesday, 10 Feb. [1535].
Large paper, pp. 5.

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628. [Sir] Thomas Arundell to Cromwell.
I thank you for your comfortable letter concerning the office that I had of Malmesbury, which now I hope to enjoy as I have done. I send your bottle with a dish of partridges and rails, whereof this country was never so ill stored. Symondesbrough, this Friday.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Master Cromwell, of the King's most hon. Council.
12 June.
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629. [Sir] Thomas Arundell to Cromwell.
I find the abbot of Malmesbury has, according to your letters, caused a patent to be sealed of the receipts of his house for me, and a recompense for Watkyns. I perceive, as you have often said, you are slow but sure. You have done me as great a pleasure as if it were three times the value. Symonsbrough, 12 June.
You have done as much for young Phylyppes as could berestored him to life and goods ; but I wish something could be tried out that is yet "in close and hid."
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right hon. Mr. Cromwell, of the King's most hon. Council.

R. O.
630. John Salysbury to Henry Norris.
I pray you, for my service and the King's advantage of 5,000 or 6,000 marks, to tell his Majesty that I have proved the indictment against Robt. ap Rese, and others, for prmunire and extortions. These have been sent up to the Chancery, and I trust the King will not see his subjects of Denbighland opposed as heretofore, as the extortioner made use of the money to procure friends and bear them out. Denbigh, 12 June. Signed.
P.S.You may win heaven to advertise the King to see misrule punished. I have done my best, and if the King please not to take what the laws give him, he may give it to you or any other.
P. 1. Add. : Mr. Henry Norisse, of the King's Privy Chamber. Endd.
12 June.
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631. Sir Anthony Broune to Cromwell.
Thanks him for his loving letter. Was glad to hear the coronation of the Queen was so honorably done, which was not a little to Cromwell's credit. Has no news but of the great cheer my lord of Norfolk and his company have everywhere in these parts, which could not be improved on. We hear the French king has gone from Lyons to Toulouse, clean out of the way toward Noes, and it is thought the meeting with the Pope will take no effect this year. Paris, 12 June.
P.S. in his own hand : I beg you remember my bill to the King, for if I have it not betimes I shall lose all this year's "raprasyones," and it will cost me twice as much next year, for water work decays more in one year than other things in two. My mother promises to bear half my charge. Do not forget, for the King promised it to me. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council.
12 June.
Cleop. E. IV. 142.* B. M.
632. Roger Abbot Of Furneys to Cromwell.
The earl of Cumberland, one Sandford, and one Hollecrofte make importunate suit to him for the lordship of Wynterbourne and two other farms belonging to his monastery, which cannot be given up, as they are retained for the subsistence of the convent. Begs him to obtain letters from the King in his favor. Will augment Cromwell's yearly annuity of 4l. to 6l. 13s. 4d., and give him 10l. in ready money. Furneys, 12 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Mr. Thos. Cromwell, counsellor to our sovereign the King.
12 June.
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633. Robert Huse to Cromwell.
When by the King's command I was late in London to attend according to my duty, a process was issued from the Chancery to the sheriff of Lincolnshire, for me to appear on the Octave of the Trinity, which would be very tedious to me, as I have not recovered since the last time I was there. I beg you to speak to the Lord Chancellor to be good lord to me. I had a subpna delivered by one Dawinport at the suit of Henry Welby, to appear in Hilary term ; which I delivered to Ric. Ogle, attorney, desiring him to stay the same till I came to London, as at that time the sheriffs of Lincolnshire were not chosen, and the quarter sessions were unkept. I was at London on Candlemas Day, and the morrow after, and was in the Hall ready to appear, and sent a servant of mine to search in the Chancery for the bill against me, to have made answer to it. I also caused Mr. Leder to search for it ; but neither he nor any one else could find it. I know no cause why he that took the subpna should have any against me, for I never had anything to do with him. My lord of Norfolk desired at his departing out of this realm that if I needed it I should have recourse to you. I beg therefore that I may have a further day for my appearance, or else a dedimus potestatem to such as my Lord Chancellor shall think fit to take my answer. Lyndewod, 12 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the Council. Endd.
12 June.
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634. Andrew Menesse, Mayor of Sandwich, to Cromwell.
On Tuesday last, Gervase Shelbye, inhabitant of the parish of St. Peter Thanet, who was arrested on Monday at Ramsgate, was brought before us by commandment of John Crips and Edw. Monynges, King's commissioners. The said Shelbye, in the presence of Wm. Saunders and Simon Graunte, spake these words : that his conscience grieved him sore to take the oath commanded to be taken of all the King's subjects in Kent, as the King had broken the sacrament of matrimony, and that when he went over the sea he went to Rome to the Pope to have his favor to marry with queen Anne, but the Pope would give him no licence. He is now in the gaol at Sandwich till the King's pleasure be known. Sandwich, 12 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council. Endd.
12 June.
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635. Sir Gregory Casalis to the Duke Of Norfolk.
Does not write about the King's cause, because Benet's letters, as well as their joint letter, mention it. Does all he can to help the cause. Thinks the interview at Nice will have a good effect, and advises Norfolk to persuade the King to help it on. At the last Consistory, a commission was produced by Karne ; and although it did not want defenders, much discussion followed, which the Pope forbad to be revealed. Has found out that some cardinals contended for our side, especially cardinal de Monte.
Guronus writes that the Duke has undertaken to obtain the despatch of the favor granted to Casale by the King. Asks him to have it done as soon as possible. Rome, 12 June MDXXX[II]I. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
[12 June.]
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636. Thomas Chechiley to Cromwell.
"There came two pardoners in the quarters where I dwell, and wolde a declaryd by ther breffe, whiche I send youe, as they have done in divers places by the King's grace's licence, which I doubt they have misused and counterfeited." Sends it and the authority granted to them by divers men, as shown by the said grant. They confessed having briefs and letters to the number of 2,000, as will be seen by a bill containing the names of the shires they have gathered in, and where they bought their briefs. Has sent them to gaol till he knows Cromwell's pleasure. Wympole, Corpus Christi Day. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Right worshipful. Endd.
13 June.
R. O. St. P. VII. 466.
637. Bonner to Henry VIII.
Various petitions have been made to the Pope, notwithstanding the promise of his interview with the French king, insisting on the process. That the Pope may have some pretext to delay the matter in expectation of a congress, various appeals have been made since our last of the 28th. Does not think that the Pope will give any sentence before the vacation ; but it is to be feared that if the Pope keep this interview, and forget the King's kindness, he may at the next term, out of pleasure to the Emperor and out of pretence that Katharine was not cognita, pronounce the dispensation valid ; and in this there will be some colour of justice. Thinks, therefore, it would be advisable to excogitate whatever they can in defence of the King's cause, and submit the same to the Pope. Rome, 13 June 1533.
Hol. Add. Endd.
13 June.
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638. Genevyefve Brinon to Sir Ant. Browne.
Browne asked her, at his departure from Paris, to find him some petites heures, like her own ; which she has done. Has written to him three or four times, but has had no answer. Wishes to know if she is to send them. Will sell them for 50 crowns. Her husband was told that Browne had sent him a hackney and some plate (veselle), which he has not received. Paris, 13 June. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add. : Mons. Bron, enbasadeur d'Engleterre.
13 June.
Vit. B. XIV. 39. B. M.
639. Marcus Fortia to .
"Bene mihi a ... Patavium ... quod in ... expectar ... posteriori ... istuc proficisc ... ego, quod mihi ... turum esse in Italia[m] ... semper, ut in prclaris p ... tem, tamen pater meus ... non mihi plane concedit in hiis optimis ingenuisque artibus ... omnes, ut optime scis, hujus civitatis homines, ab istis a ... sit in hac tanta civitate philosophi locus. Tum quod ea in ... me omnium necessaria illis qui rectis studiis dant operam ... vere declaraveras, tum cum de eisdem disciplinis coram hic ... es. Dixeras enim eas istis inprimis convenire qui in ecclesiast ... minemque illis prclare posse studere, cui non sacerdotium ... neste in otio possit vivere quodquidem mihi deest nec quo ... atque obtinere possim habeo, paterque meus valde dubitat, ne ... difficile beneficia querere, a qua sententia eum conatur dedi ... re et summa humanitate Paulus Sadoletus, vir honestis ... tus, prter quem mitto ejus patruum, neminem reliquum i ... [phi]losophiam nostram defendat atque tueatur. Quod si per eum ... potero, ut meum ingenuis disciplinis studium dem m ... polliceor, tuaque suavissima consuetudine ut opto, f ... me voluptatem fructumque esse capturu[m] ... nitate et animo * * * ... ne amorem facile decla ... quibusdam viris reddi ... [mi]hi gratius nihil ... optimorum atque eru ... [gra]tias ago, teque magnopere ... ate, amore, observantia, ... iciis, tum tua summa doctri[na] ... s es, ut si aliter facerem nullum ... te epistolam pluribus verbis scriptam ... et modestiam cognovi, eam etsi occupatis ... turum meum ... parentem tuo nomine salutavi, fratres etiam ... te omnes, ut debent, vehementer amant, seque tibi ut possunt, diligentissime ... que, item te vehementer etiam atque etiam oro, efficias ut Reginaldus Polus ... summa observantia coli, observari et amari intelligat, quod et pro ejus [doctr]ina et pro summa ejus religione et pro amplitudine ipsius facere debeo ... [Idi]bus Juniis 1533."
Hol. Mutilated.
14 June.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 472. Wilkins, III. 765.
640. Convocation Of York.
Attestation of Edw. Lee, archbishop of York, 14 June 1533, to the proceedings of the convocation of York touching the King's divorce. Present : Jas. Ince, Ric. Cryton, and John Wright.
Subscribed by Thomas Argall, notary public of the diocese of Winchester.
14 June.
R. O. St. P. VII. 473 (fn. 3).
641. Henry VIII. to the Duke Of Norfolk, &c.
We have received your letters, dated Amyas, the 6th inst., desiring instructions how to act if you find the Pope intends to proceed against us, which you fear he will be pressed to do on hearing of the sentence given for us by the archbishop of Canterbury ; whether you should dissuade the interview, or set it forward. We have received letters from our Ambassadors at Rome that the interview is delayed till Sept. ; and, notwithstanding the plain and reasonable answer made by our good brother the French king to the Pope's brief, neither the Pope nor his cardinals are satisfied. Your prolonged and fruitless absence is no less displeasing to us than to you ; and seeing that the interview is now likely to be clearly frustrate, which the French king's Ambassadors always say is desired on his part "for the compounding of our great cause," and that nothing is propounded at Rome, except for the advantage of the Pope and Emperor, we are anxious that you should speedily seek the French king's presence, and, if you see no better effect like to come of it hereafter, "dissuade shortly and briefly the said meeting." And, further, by wise handling you are "to ensearch and grope the bottom of our said good brother's mind," to know if there be any matter touching him to be treated at the interview. You are therefore to tell him that, being informed of the "disappointment" of the interview, and considering the causes to be treated thereat, and how the French king was willing to go thither "to compone principally our said cause, (fn. 4) to propone for other causes of the interview such matters as the composition whereof would tend to the Emperor's and Pope's glory, and in manner satisfy their desires (fn. 5) by answer to them made only, though there follow no interviewfor so it may appear that the French king and we should condescend to the articles they have won their desires, which is to set mistrust between us and the Almains, and so to compound their matters for their advantage and our discommodity :" We are not a little moved to see our good brother and ourselves, being such princes of Christendom, so handled with the Pope to our dishonor, "seeming thereby to be at the Pope's commandment, to come or to tarry as he or his cardinals shall appoint, (fn. 6) they imponing conditions to him, which he, being a prince of heart (as we doubt not), woll in our judgment neither sustain nor bear." Why should the meeting be now disappointed on account of the time of the year, and a mere imaginary dread of pestilence in the place, when these considerations were as well known at first as now? If the Pope use such pretexts for delay, setting aside the agreement at Bologna, he may with better color call September too late to return to Rome conveniently by sea. These proceedings might be tolerated if our brother or we had any urgent cause to sue to him ; but as we understand our good brother has no particular matter of his own, and all the other matters are only for the Emperor's and the Pope's commodity, we think it not for the honor of such princes as our brother and ourselves to wait the Pope's pleasure whether to go or abide ; and you may say we speak the more earnestly as our good brother thinks it commodious for us, and bears himself thus only for our sake ; whereas we had rather suffer injury at the Pope's hand than he should suffer dishonor, especially as the fruit that could be procured from the Pope cannot countervail the displeasure now sustained. You shall therefore say that although we could have been content to have received and taken jointly with our good brother pleasure and friendship in our great cause, we cannot esteem the Pope's part so high as to wish him to be a suitor for it in such an unseemly and uncertain delay ; and we desire him in anywise to disappoint for his part the said interview. For we, having the justness of our cause for us, with the consent of our nobility and commons, have no such need of what the Pope can do for or against us as that our so perfect friend should be not only a mediator but a suitor waiting for audience, while the Pope is guided by cardinals who think it pastime to dally with kings. Our brother will, therefore, unless the Pope make suit to him, or he have causes of his own, do great pleasure to us by giving the Pope to understand that we know ourself and him both, and look to be esteemed accordingly ; and this course will be far more effectual "for conducting of any purpose."
By his answer, which you will signify to us in all diligence, you will easily understand whether he has any particular object with the Pope, or no, and what likelihood there is of the day now appointed being observed ; of which, you may say, we have great doubt, and would be glad to know the certainty by his refusal, if he has no special reason against it ; "which sentence our pleasure is ye oftentimes repeat and inculke, not as though we seemed to doubt in his sincerity, or to mistrust that he had not made us privy of all his affairs, whereof we have no suspicion, but as it were to declare that we esteem not anything that might be by the Pope done against us as wherefore such a Prince should procure such a meeting." You shall also desire him, as the Imperialists at Rome call loudly for the Pope's process, to write to the cardinals of Tournon and Grammont to call on our part for the admission of the excusator for conservation of the rights of all princes. The rejection of our excusator would be a usurpation attended with the greatest glory that ever came to the Holy See, reducing princes to the case of private persons. You shall also urge him to write to his agents continually to sound and blow in the Pope's ears that if he refuse our excusator we shall be provoked to pass laws by which, the Pope's estimation being decayed, obedience to the See in this realm will soon be withdrawn ; and that the example may induce other princes to lay their heads together for the conservation of their rights, and so a great part of Christendom may be alienated from the See, for which the Pope will have only himself to thank. Contrary to his religion, by which he is bound to favor peace, he was the beginner of his own mischief in devising for his own glory to turn the whole word upside down.
If our good brother reply, that, having gave gone so far in the conclusion of this interview, he cannot break off, and you find he is determined to proceed, you are to go thither in company with him ; and if you perceive that at the time of the meeting nothing has been attempted against us, you are to proceed in every condition according to your former instructions. But if you find the Pope has, in violation of his promise, done some notable act against us, you must in no wise show yourself there as sent thither specially by us to treat with him in our said cause, "but as repairing in the company of our said good brother only as a testimony of the perfect amity and friendship between us," and that you do not set forth by yourself any practice in our behalf, but suffer everything to be done by our good brother, pressing him as of yourselves to do what he can for the satisfaction of our desire.
If by these or other means our good brother shall refuse the meeting, then, calling to mind the treaties for mutual aid between us, you shall communicate with him thereof, and devise for certain aid at his hands, if either the Pope or Emperor should intend displeasure to us, urging him to stop the passage of our enemies through his country, or landing on his coasts, and also taking measures with him for mutual surety.
Draft, in Derby's hand, pp. 16. Headed : Copy of the King's highness' letters to my lord of Norfolk and his colleagues, of xiiij. of June. Endd.
R. O. 2. An earlier and less perfect draft of the same.
Partly in Wriothesley's hand, and partly in Derby's, pp. 24.
R. O. 3. Another still earlier draft, with some variations.
In Gardiner's hand, pp. 9. Endd. : Minute of the King's letters.
14 June.
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642. Edmund Bonner to Cromwell.
Thanks for his singular kindness.
Notwithstanding the appellations, provocations, petitions, protestations, and informations made by us here, Capisuccha, the Pope's commissary, proceeds in the principal cause, but only to acts of no great importance. It is pretended that the matters excusatory are rejected. It is thought that the Pope causes this process to be made, to satisfy the Imperialists, and is putting off his determination till the congress, to satisfy the King. When talking to the Pope yesterday about the coming of the duke of Norfolk and the King's cause, his Holiness, although he made no little difficulty of doing any good now that the cause had proceeded so far, said that he intended to keep the interview, and do the best he could devise in that behalf. He lamented that his fortune was not to deserve thanks of the King, and at the same time to endure the exclamations of the other party, who say that her cause is in utter ruin by his delay. Will send word from time to time what the Pope will do further. Desires to be recommended to the King and Queen. Rome, 14 June 1533.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
14 June.
R. O. St. P. VII. 468.
643. Benet to Henry VIII.
A courier arrived on the 29th, from the French king, with letters for Tournon, instructing him to desire the Pope to take no new step against you till the Congress, or otherwise he should consider it a very great injury. The Pope, on hearing this, was much displeased, saying that the French king should rather regard God than man, and not think to obtain his wishes by threats ; and he finally said that it was not very consistent "that his Holiness here should innovate nothing, and your Highness daily should innovate there." Went the next day to the Pope, and found him very much altered, in consequence of the news he had received the night before of the archbishop of Canterbury's proceedings in your Grace's affair ; on which occasion he repeated the same arguments, and complained of your proceedings in contempt of his Holiness and the authority of the See, by this act of my lord of Canterbury, "which to tolerate, his Holiness said, was too much against his duty toward God and the world." The Imperialists have been loud in their exclamations against these proceedings, and in the Consistory on Friday last aggravated the same to the uttermost, exclaiming against the Pope's delays. On their departure the Pope told the Cardinals that Karne had been with him two days before, and delivered him a supplication, to which he would not answer without their advice. What has since been done in the Consistory I cannot say, as the Cardinals are under pain of excommunication not to divulge it. Ten days past the Imperialists labored to have a brief which was in attestation of one granted by the Pope in January two years ago. When I lamented that he should have granted it, he said it could not be denied. I could not obtain a copy of it. I am told by cardinal Tournon that it is nothing more than a brief attestatory of the previous inhibition to be executed upon the archbishop of Canterbury. The King will learn more by the letters of Carne and Boner. On my asking Tournon to request the Pope to let me know what was done in the Consistory, the Pope replied he would show it me himself, at which time he assured me that nothing of any importance was said about your cause. I find that on that occasion Capisucca made relation of the acts in the matter excusatory and other matters.
Though De Monte is very sore, like all the rest, at the Archbishop's proceedings, he defended your part in the Consistory very earnestly. Urge the King to write to France for some promotion for him. Rome, 13 June 1533.
P.S.I received your letter in cipher, by a courier despatched from Gurone. The French king will defer the interview till the middle of August. Rome, 14 June 1533. Signed.
In Bonner's hand. Mutilated. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. Draft of the preceding. In Benet's hand, pp. 8. Mutilated.
14 June.
R. O.
644. Edward Karne to Cromwell.
Hears from Bonner and other friends that Cromwell has been good master to him in his suits. Thanks him, and offers his service in return. Sends him a pair of "Romanyske" gloves, perfumed, as a remembrance. There is no news. It is said that the interview will be about the middle of September. All these parts stand in rest and peace. Rome, 14 June 1533.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
14 June.
R. O.
645. [Cromwell] to Mr. Strete. (fn. 7)
By his last letters Cromwell recommended Curson and Fyndern "to be preferred unto" the cattle and corn belonging to the late priory of Calwyche, and has since recommended Mr. Longford for the domains of the said priory. Desires now that Mr. Fitzherbert, Longford's father-in-law, may have the tithes and the corn then sown, at such prices as may be deemed sufficient. Curson and Fyndern state that they have commissions and grants from the King ; which is untrue. Desires him to recommend them to use "no such fashions." The King desires you to bring up the half year's rents of the bishopric, which he hopes will be here before his departure on progress. You may translate the canon of Colwich into some good house of that religion near you. London, 14 June.
Draft in Cromwell's hand, pp. 2.
14 June.
Add. 28,212, f. 41. B. M.
646. Richard Scrope, of Castlecombe.
Receipt given by Cromwell to Richard Scrope, of Castlecombe, for 5l. for his fine to the King, 14 June 25 Hen. VIII.
14 June.
Add. MS. 28,585, f. 272. B. M.
647. Cardinal Of Jaen to Charles V.
Has received his letter of 31 May. Will do what the Emperor wishes in the English affair, when the Ambassador and Rodrigo Davalos have given him his instructions. The Queen has no hope but in the help of God and the Emperor. Has done what he could with the Pope, Cardinals, and others. The Auditor has finished his examination of the process (tiene acabado de ver todo el processo), and has made a report (relacion) of great part thereof to the Consistory. Certain appellations made by the excusator have been ruled void and frivolous, and it has been decided by a special decree that he is not to be heard, nor his appeals admitted. Notwithstanding all this diligence, it has been procured that they will proceed to a definitive sentence.
Has worked hard, in spite of the order of the Ambassador, when he first came, that he should not speak to the Pope, Cardinals, nor any other persons, on the Emperor's business. Has obeyed in all affairs but this. The Auditor who has charge of this case is Paulo de Capisuchis, a Roman gentleman of learning and integrity.
Thinks any favor shown him would be well employed. It is a good thing to find a man whom the other side cannot corrupt. Dr. Ortiz and Colardi, "procurator de lo de Flandes," are working well. Rome, 14 June 1533.
Sp., pp. 4. Modern copy.
14 June. 648. Monastery Of Wilton.
See Grants in June, No. 10.
15 June.
R. O.
649. George Hempton to Cromwell.
I have received your letters, dated Richmond, 27 May, and find that Mr. Alayn King has informed you that I have certain money of his and of John Eston. I have neither. If I receive such money as is due here, I will do as you propose. As for John Eston taking his journey here to Paris, he had better take his journey to Turkey-ward. Seven times as much money could not quit him in Paris. Paris, 15 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
15 June.
R. O.
650. John Abbot Of St. Austin's [Canterbury] to Cromwell.
In answer to a request that he should grant the preferment of the manor of Lenham to Marcus Ager, desires that in this matter favor should be shown to Will. Copyn, to whom they have already granted it. St. Austin's, 15 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Master of the Jewels.
15 June.
R. O.
651. Thomas Abbot Of Mochelney to Cromwell.
I have received your mind by Dr. Lee, for 40l. by serjeant Thornton, promised you in recompence of your pains taken for me. I paid him 100l. for your use only, for he asked me no less. I sent for the executors before Dr. Lee, and he confessed the receipt of the money, and affirms it was paid to you. Please show this bearer, Mr. Cuffe, your mind in this matter, so that upon your further certificate I may by your help obtain the said money. As concerning your fee, which, as I perceive by the Dr. that Thornton promised you, I never knew of it, supposing you had been contented with the said sum. Mochelney, 15 June. Sealed.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful.
15 June. (fn. 8) Vit. B. XIV. 41. B. M. 652. to
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"Prego V. S. che faci mia excusa con il signor Duca e con il Re se li su ..."


  • 1. Christina, youngest daughter of Christiern II. of Denmark.
  • 2. Queen's, of which he was president from 1528 to 1537.
  • 3. Printed from the less perfect draft, 2.
  • 4. So in all three MSS. But some words seem necessary to complete the sense.
  • 5. The remainder of this quotation is not in 2 or 3.
  • 6. The rest of this quotation is not in 2.
  • 7. Ric. Strete, archdeacon of Salop. See Vol. V. 1456.
  • 8. Dated in modern marginal note 15 June 1533.