Henry VIII: March 1534, 6-10

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 7, 1534. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1883.

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'Henry VIII: March 1534, 6-10', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 7, 1534, (London, 1883) pp. 126-135. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol7/pp126-135 [accessed 15 April 2024]


March 1534, 6–10

6 March. 292. Bishopric of Ely.
See Grants in March, No. 8.
6 March. 293. [Lisle] to Cromwell.
R. O. Enclosed is a copy of the King's letter, which is needful to be written for certain causes, and a copy of a letter from the mayor and skepins of Graveling claiming certain pastures and hemps, which have been English since Edward III.'s days, without any interruption. I think Sir John Daunce could find some ancient precedent, in the Tower or elsewhere, which would be good evidence for it. They write daily for an answer, which I cannot give till I know the King's pleasure. I sent the King instructions about it by Mr. Rokewood.
I pray you to continue your good mind to this poor town, and especially for victualling it. Remember that commission must be given to Mr. Vice-treasurer to “leve” money for building and repairing according to the King's book, as will appear by the bill of parcels sent by Mr. Surveyor. Calais, 6 March.
Corrected draft, p. 1. Add.: Privy Council and master of the Jewel-house.
6 March. 294. Robert Cokett to Cromwell.
R. O. Begs to know whether he shall gather the farm of the prebend of Whitwange. Wishes to farm it himself. Will give him 40l. for his labor; and if he cannot obtain the whole, would like one parcel of it, called Kyrkeby, which he had before it was annexed to the college. Let it to a tenant, who wishes now to get it for himself. Boltonpircy, 6 March 25 Hen. VIII.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
295. Robert Cokett to Cromwell.
R. O. Has sent by his servant the farm of Wheytwange, amounting to 63l. 14s. 7d., besides the bills of allowance. Desires him to remember to get the old farm, and he shall have either 40l. at the writer's first entry, or 20 nobles a year. Has delivered his letter to the abbot of St. Mary's abbey; but he has handled the Prior so ill “as no man would do unto such a man if ye knew him.” He had discharged him of the priorship of St. Bee's before your letter was delivered, and as he had no grounds for making him a cloister monk, gave him the priory of St. Martin's, (fn. 1) “to stop him withall;” but as soon as he saw Cromwell's letter “he was discharged thereof, and maketh him a cloister monk with the worst, which grieveth me sore, seeing I have no mo kinsmen alive, being priest, but him.” Begs him to get the King's special letter that he be restored to the priory of St. Bees. I will give you 20 marks and the King 40l. as soon as he is made sure thereof. If the Abbot accuse him of extortion or anything, he reports him to the gentlemen of the country. The Abbot has suborned one of the brethren, a false harlot, to cause divers froward fellows to say I made them pay more than they should, which I can disprove before the Council. It is not true, as the Abbot alleges, that his brethren were dissatisfied with “him”; but the Abbot sent thither the prior of the monastery and Bachyller Aldmar (?) “of visitation,” who could lay nothing to his charge.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Of the King's Council.
7 March. 296. Chapuys to Charles V.
Vienna Archives. When the King's “amye” went lately to visit her daughter, she urgently solicited the Princess to visit her and honor her as queen, saying that it would be a means of reconciliation with the King, and she herself (ladite amitie) would intercede with him for her, and she should be as well or better treated than ever. The Princess replied that she knew no queen in England except her mother, and if the said “amye” (whom she called madame Anne de Bolans) would do her that favor with her father she would be much obliged. The Lady repeated her remonstrances and offers, and in the end threatened her, but could not move the Princess. The other was very indignant, and intended to bring down the pride of this unbridled Spanish blood, as she said. She will do the worst she can.
Before I spoke to the King about the Queen's affair, one chamber of Parliament had declared that as the divorce had been pronounced by the archbp. of Canterbury, and the Queen therefore deprived of her title, she could neither enjoy the name of queen nor the goods given her on her marriage. The subject had already been proposed two or three times in the other chamber, and since I spoke to the King was pressed more eagerly, and has now passed without much opposition. One cannot be surprised at this, for to oppose it would be directly to oppose the second marriage, a greater crime now than heresy. The proctors of certain cities, such as London and others represented that as they were pledges for the observance of the promises contained in the marriage treaty, their citizens might be badly treated in your majesty's countries, and they were told that the obligation had been abolished, with your majesty's consent, by an alteration of the treaties.
In order to incline the Parliament to his will, the King exhibited a roll of lands which he wished to give the Queen in exchange for the others, and which were worth 3,000 cr. a year more. I wonder he was not much more liberal, for he may be sure that the Queen would rather beg than accept anything as dowager, even if they gave her three kingdoms of England.
Some who have not dared expressly to oppose the Queen's affair oppose as much as they can the proposals against the Pope, considering that the said affair depends upon his authority; but I believe the King will obtain his wishes in the end. There are also many of the party against the Queen who are displeased that the King wishes to renounce his obedience to the Roman Church, as the duke of Norfolk, who said to the French ambassador that neither he nor his friends would consent to it. This came to the King's ears, who has been making inquiry about it. The Duke has been in trouble, and I suppose this is the reason of his dislike to be at Court.
The secretary of Lubeck did not stop long here. The King gave him 100 ducats, or angelots, and a guide to return in all possible haste, perhaps to prevent the conclusion of the diet at Hamburg for a settlement between Holland and Lubeck. The Secretary came by Holland and Flanders, and thinks to return the same way. He has kept his departure as secret as possible, but I have sent word of it to Flanders. He is a native of Westphalia (Vacsfalle) and a nobleman. Formerly he had benefices, and I am told the cause of his retreat to Lubeck was Lutheranism (Lutercrie). I have tried to find out the cause of his coming through the men of the Steelyard (Scilliart), but no one knows anything. The Steelyard complain of the people of Lubeck writing to the King without telling them, which has never been done by any of the allied towns.
Cromwell sent yesterday to tell me of the arrangement he had made about certain Spanish sailors, who, without his favor, would certainly have been badly treated; and told me also that the people of Lubeck made a difficulty about restoring goods which their ships had taken from Spaniards last summer, as the Secretary reported; but the King said and wrote that he did not intend the wrongs of his own subjects to be redressed before those of the Spaniards. I think the King would rather do the contrary, so as to make the enmity of the Lubeckers more irreconcileable.
I have not been able to find the purpose of the Venetian ambassador's frequenting the Court, unless it was to inform the King of the news from Constantinople of the preparation of the Turkish fleet and the journey of Hybrain Bassa into Asia, and to present to Norfolk, Wiltshire and his son, Cromwell, and the treasurer Fitzwilliam, certain rich brigandines made of scales, which the Signory sent them at the instance of the said ambassador, who was probably asked by some of these persons. The French ambassador is sueing for licence to go to the King, his master, or else the king of England wishes to send him, as he finds that he succeeds better by so doing than when he sends his own ambassadors. Every day new books come out against the Pope, the most execrable and foolish possible. They contain nothing but insult and blasphemy against the authority of the Pope and the Holy See. I send some of them to Grandvelle. Threats are uttered of driving the Pope out of Rome; and Cromwell lately advised a friend of his to remove any property he had in Rome soon, for they would destroy the city.
The King, seeing that the bishop of Norwich's nest of crowns could not be found, and that he was wrongly condemned, has caused him to be set free on giving the King 30,000 cr. as a free gift. The holy bishop of Rochester has been sent for. He is in great danger, as he has spoken several times to the Nun of whom I wrote. More, the late Chancellor, has been examined by the Chancellor and Cromwell, for a letter which he wrote to the Nun, which could not have been more prudent, as he exhorted her to attend to devotion and not meddle in the affairs of princes. As the King did not find, as it seems he hoped, an occasion for doing him more harm, he has taken away his salary. The persecution of these men is only because of their having taken the Queen's part.
The delay of the Scotch ambassador troubles the King much. He had prepared for him the house lately occupied by the grand master of France, and supplied it with wine and other provisions, which is not usually done for any other ambassadors. Morette is expected from France in a few days. London, 7 March 153[4].
Fr., pp. 6. From a modern copy.
7 March. 297. R. Sacheverell to Cromwell.
R. O. “Right worshipful cousin.” Whereas the abbot of Croxton (fn. 2) died yesterday, and the house is of lord Berkeley's foundation, obtain from him a free election, and write a good letter for my friend. Hatfeld, 7 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Right worshipful.
7 March. 298. Chester Herald (formerly Mont Orgueil) to Cromwell.
R. O. On Saturday, 7 March 25 Hen. VIII., I was with Dr. Claybroke at Thorgurton abbey, Notts, where Sir Will. Draglay, prebendary of Southwell, took hold of a gold scutcheon on my breast, and asked me what it was. I said, “It is the King's arms.”—“Marry,” said he, “I love it the worse.”—“Sir,” said I, “Wot ye what you say?”—“By God's Passion,” said he, “I love him not, for he taketh our goods from us, and maketh us to go to the plough. I have been at the plough this day myself.—” Sir,” said I, “Ye need not for no necessity, for ye have enough if ye can be content; but I fear that ye will rather payr (impair) than mend, so much have you said now. The King's grace covets no man's goods wrongfully.”—“God's Passion,” said he, “I think no harm. God save the King.”—“Marry, amen,” said I, “But whatsoever you think, your saying is naught.”—“I pray you, master Chester,” said he, “Be content, for if ye report me I will say that I never said it.”—“Sir,” said I, “that will not serve you, for I am one of the King's heralds; wherefore I must needs report all such things as is contrary to his honor.” Whether he were overcome with drink or no, I cannot tell; but the bearer, Dr. Claybroke, will inform you of his quality. I have been servant to king Henry VII. and the present King 30 years and more, and never till now heard any of their subjects rail upon them, except one in the late King's days. I took one that railed against his Grace in Cheapside, London, and delivered him to Digby, lieutenant of the Tower, the day that Perkin Warbeck was “raynyd” upon a scaffold in Cheapside, but for all that he was let go in a fortnight, and when he met me he was like to have slain me. And so it will be now if the King is not good to me. I have paid large money for writing, as I cannot see little things without spectacles, nor with them, “but this my own hand binds me to be always ready.”
Hol., p. 1, long sheet. Add.
7 March. 299. Stephen Gabriel Merinus, Cardinal of Jahen, to Charles V.
Add. MS. 28,586, f. 152. B. M. Has received the Emperor's letter of Jan. 18, with an account of his entry into Castile.
The English case is going on well, and it is thought the end will soon be seen, especially after the relation of the auditor Simonetta. Advises the Emperor to thank him.
The Pope has removed the Datary (fn. 3) from his office and given it to Juan Vincle, the Emperor's servant.
Writes to the comendador of Leon about the death of Naupulion Orsini and other things. Rome, 7 March 1534.
Sp. pp. 3. Modern copy.
[March.] 300. [Cardinal of Jahen to Charles V.]
Add. MS. 28,586, f. 150. B. M. Has received no letter from the Emperor but one of 18 Jan.
In the English cause fears that the Pope will find means to delay the publication of the sentence, as he wishes to know the Emperor's intention as to executing it. Told him the Emperor could not publish his intention until the sentence had been given, for if the dispensation for the Queen's marriage was not valid, he could not justly support her quarrel against the kings of England and France; if, however, it was valid, he would be obliged, both as Emperor and as private Catholic, to favor the Apostolic commands; the Pope could not expect to know more, for the Emperor was never slothful in anything that touched his honor or that of the Holy See. Advises the Emperor not to send an answer that will be taken as an excuse for not deciding the cause, and suggests that he should ask the Pope to give the sentence with all speed, assuring him that he will do what seems good to his Holiness and is suitable to carry it into effect.
As to the embassy of the bishop of Paris, thinks that the French are trying to make use of the English cause to draw the Emperor into a new treaty, rather than wishing to help the king of England, because the Bishop and his colleague have abstained from saying that there was perfect intelligence between the French king and the Emperor. They are also trying to gain the Venetians, who retain their good-will to the Emperor. Advises him, however, to entertain them with letters and envoys.
Sp. pp. 4. Modern copy.
8 March. 301. John [Bourchier], Abbot of Leicester, to Cromwell.
R. O. I am ready, as I always have been, to do you service. Until I am better able to reward you I will accomplish my promises concerning the 100l. and the farm of Ynguersby which you required of me for your nephew. Mr. Richard, with as much speed as a stranger in a strange country may. I send you by the bearer, Thos. Palley, the obligation for the King's money, to be paid at such times as you have appointed. It was drawn by your clerk, Mr. Body. 8 March.
I trust to find the convent tractable.
Hol. p. 1. Add.: Privy Councillor. Sealed.
8 March. 302. Ric. Lyst to Cromwell.
R. O. When last in London I made some great suit to obtain some of my old debts, but I am not likely to obtain them, except through your help. Will. Durdant, grocer of London, owes me 7[l.] sterling, and as he was not able to pay me, referred me to John Browghyng of Worcester, in part payment of 24l. 6s. 8d. owed him by the said John; but he would not pay me, saying that by reason he had been a burgess of the Parliament so long, he was worse by that occasion 40l.; but I think he is better off by that employment, and has his costs in time of Parliament as well as others. I left my bill for the 7l. with master Ric. Cromwell, who promised to do the best for me, for which I promised him 40s. If you will speak to Browghynge you will obtain my 7l. The letter you wrote to master Creyford for a poor fellowship of Clare Hall was delivered; but as yet I have had no answer. Two rooms are vacant, and I would gladly have one. Creyford, our master, is now in London, and a suitor to you; I beseech you put him in remembrance of me. Cambridge, 8 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Right worshipful.
8 March. 303. John Rudd to the Elect of Chester.
R. O. Appeals to his benignity to get him liberated from prison. The fault of which he is accused is that in a sermon at Paul's Cross, alluding to those impostors who have been condemned, he said their wickedness had merited even greater punishment; nevertheless, that what was imputed to them upon published confessions, in violation of the sacrament of penance and confessions, was altogether a calumny; and that he was assured by persons worthy of credit that they were not convicted of that matter before the King's Council; further that this was evident, because no mention was made of it in the Abbot's (fn. 4) sermon in which their misdeeds were denounced. From this he took occasion to inveigh against slanderous tongues, without feeling any personal grudge against anyone. These things being witnessed against him, he confessed them before Cromwell. Another thing was also objected to him of no great weight. His friends are forbidden to visit him, and he is kept in a narrow cell cut off from all communication with the other prisoners. Sends a map (descriptio) of the Holy Land drawn (exarata) by him in prison, of which he requests the Bishop's acceptance; for he has long been a student and professor of that art. In drawing the map he has followed Ptolemy, Pliny, Strabo and especially St. Jerome. It contains all places mentioned in the New Testament and many of those in the Old. Believes it is more accurate than any hitherto published. London, “ex carcere qui vocatur Cuncter” (Counter), the morrow of St. Thomas. (fn. 5)
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: R. &c. D. Electo Chestrensi.
8 March. 304. John Rokewood to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I will accomplish the purport of your letter to the best of my power. I beg you to be good lord to Mr. Cornwallys, to whom the King has given Mr. Hiffylde's room, if he dies. We hear that he is very sore sick. Cromwell's letters will inform you of the King's pleasure. I think it will be hard for Blunt to get the said room, for the King favors Cornwallys much, and the gentlemen of the privy Chamber also. The Scotch ambassadors have not yet arrived, but are at Ware, a bishop and an abbot, with others to the number of 70 horse. The lady Dowager's jointure is taken away by act of Parliament, and she is restored to other lands as prince Arthur's dowager. It is said the Queen will have her jointure. An act is passed also that the Pope shall have no more out of the land, either Peter pence or other things. His authority is annulled, and daily doctors and clerks make new books against his pomp and inordinate living. On Thursday last the whole Parliament were with the King at York Place for three hours, and afterwards all the lords went into the Council house at Westminster, and sat there till ten at night. By my next I hope to inform you what the business was. As for preaching in these quarters “the preachers accordeth meetly well, for here preacheth none but such as be appointed.” I trust all may be well, for many desire to hear them preach, and the most famous doctors of Oxford and Cambridge, the vicar of Croydon and many others frequent their sermons and mark the opinions of Latimer and others. It is feared that trouble will come out of it, when the parties are suffered to dispute.
I have not failed to speak about Mr. Wynkefyld's marsh to Mr. Cromwell in the presence of Sir Thos. Palmer. He has promised a special commission for that purpose. Mr. Palmer also spoke of it to the King, and will report his answer. When he showed me what answer the King gave him, I took an opportunity of informing his Grace of your excuse. He accepted it very well, for his Grace had told Mr. Palmer he thought you had plucked it down. There is no talk of war here. The King and all his nobles are determined to have peace, and though the Emperor should stir, I doubt not the King will see Calais well fortified. Sixteen or eighteen thieves have been taken this week. Among whom are Calverley and Calff, Mr. Bryan's servant, two of my lord of Winchester's servants, and two of my lord Warden's, who have robbed a gentleman's house in Dorsetshire. It is thought that Calverley and others who have enticed these young, gentlemen will suffer death for it. The earl of Lincoln is dead. Commend me to lord Edmund Howard, Mr. Marshal, Mr. Mayor, Mr. Wynkefyld. Mr. Porter and Mr. Undermarshal. Let my lady know the news. Mr. Treasurer and my lady his wife, and my poor wife, send commendations. From the Court. 8 March. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.: Deputy of Calais. Endd.
8 March. 305. Melanchthon to Joachim Camerarius.
Corp. Ref. II. 708. The Prince (fn. 6) has openly promised a remedy. He must be warned on his return to Court about the restoration of the duke of Wirtemberg. Hears that the matter is taken up by Camerarius' neighbours and by the French, as some say. Is called by other letters to England. Postrid. non Mart.
9 March. 306. Edmund Boner, Priest, to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Thanks his lordship and my lady for their goodness shown to him and his servants. Had written before this and thanked him, but has been ill of an ague ever since his return, and is not yet recovered. Begs his leave that the bearer may take with him a small nag which he has provided. At the death of Dr. Benet at Susa, his steward, a substantial priest called Sir Edw. Mowll, despairing of recovering the charges of the keep of certain horses, sent some of them to Lyons to Boner to be sold. Found it impossible to sell the horses, and so brought them over to England, and now keeps them at his benefice 60 miles from London. The steward, not knowing whether Bonner has yet passed Calais, now writes him to return the horses if they are not sold, or if he has gone to England to provide three horses for him and send them over sea. Is in some doubt what to do, as the messenger is a Frenchman. Has therefore sent the steward money and an easy-going nag. Has a licence for the transport of four horses, and therefore thinks it might include the nag. London, 9 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
9 March. 307. William Bremelcum to Lady Lisle.
R. O. My master, (fn. 7) who is in good health, thanks you for a piece of gold of 2s. 6d. and a purse of crimson velvet, a shirt collar sent by Win. Seller, and to me 4d. Desires her to send to his master cloth for a green coat against summer, a petticoat and cloth for hose. Thanks her for the shirt cloth[s]; “howbeit y cannot telle were (whether?) y shall have hem not it. (sic), for Goodale deleverde me the letter that your ladyshep sent me.” My master is very sorry he had no space to write; but she shall have a letter by the next messenger that goes to Calais. Tystyd, 9 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
9 March. 308. Michael Drome to William Marshall.
R. O. I understood by Mr. Benbowe (fn. 8) that you were very desirous to see the griefs with which we students at Oxford are encumbered, and the copy of such statutes as seem unreasonable. Of our griefs, which are too numerous to rehearse, the chief is that those men are made heads of study who themselves study late and know not what learning means. Thinks it would be better for them to be sent to their cures to instruct their sheep, and make room for those to whom God has given the gifts of learning necessary for the commonwealth. Thinks a commission should be directed to certain colleges that could send able men of their house to read daily a lecture in Greek and Latin, or that some professors should be sent from beyond the sea, as was Mr. Vives, for certain colleges to find his stipend. But most of all learned heads are wanted, who will maintain their youth in learning. Now they dissuade them, as if it led to heresy. The bearer, Mr. Elyott, was asked by my lord of Rewley to teach his monks, but by reason of another “pekyshe pyed monk that is provisor of Barnard College,” he is not only warned from his living, but accused of teaching heresy. There are many underminers of the truth in Oxford. Though they dare say nothing against the King's ordinances, they will work all the mischief they can against those who have furthered them. They alienate men's minds by sermons, and one preached last Sunday that it were good his sermon were sent for, and he made to explain it. As long as the Commissary permits these things, nothing will go forward. Thinks the Commissary should have a sharp letter against admitting those to preach who rail against the new gospellers and English books that come abroad. Would be glad if there were some learned man to advise them better, and take the little book that came forth, of a sheet of paper, entitled “Faith and Works,” insisting on our inability to fulfil the law; and further, to entreat of such things as is there spoken of, which were no pain to such a one as the Black Friar of Bristowe (fn. 9) is, that was here with us the last Lent. Protests against the naughtiness preached in the University, “that Christ did satisfy only pro culpa commissa et non pro pana.” Your son Thomas is in good health. 9 March.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: To his assured friend Mr. William Marshal, dwelling in Wood Street. Endd.
10 March. 309. [Lisle to Cpomwell.]
R. O. I have received your letter in answer to mine concerning commission of sewers. I and the Council will answer them hereafter at large. I trust shortly to have an answer to my last letter touching “the hemps” which they of Graveling claim, as appears by their letter sent in my last. I wish to know the King's pleasure, for they of Gravelines look for an answer. I am bound to you for taking an end between Sir Edw. Semeur, Sir John Dudley and me. I sustain great wrong, but I submit it wholly to your hand, and will abide your award. I fear me but you say that I have sustained great wrong, and that it would be against reason for me to give up possession during my life. Sir John Dudley may see that I have rather used him like a father than a father-in-law, as the King and the Council know. Calais, 10 March.
Corrected draft, p. 1.
10 March. R. O. 310. John Roukewood to Lord Lisle and the Council of Calais.
I received your letters on Sunday, 8th inst., and immediately moved the King's highness therein. In the afternoon I was before the Council. I would you and all the Council had been present, for you were all spoken of, and in defence of your lordship and all the Council in things concerning Calais that were spoken there. I thought I should not have seen you as soon as I trust I shall do. The corn brought in at Michaelmas from Marke and Oye was sore laid to my charge, but I did not declare your mandate, saying only that you did nothing that was not thought requisite by the Council, that it was a thing usual every year, and calling attention to the provision made by the Burgundians upon the frontier. Howbeit no reasonable excuse would be accepted. It is not my fault that I cannot give a direct answer to your letters. The Court, 10 March. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
10 March. 311. Count of Cifuentes to Charles V.
Add. MS. 28,586, f. 136. B. M. * * * * * When the bishop of Paris, on his return from England to France, gave out that he had not been able to do anything and was coming hither, Philipe Stroci asked the King why he was sending him to Rome, as he had been able to conclude nothing in England. To this the King replied that he was sending him for a purpose known to the Pope.
* * * * * In consequence of the goodwill of most of the Cardinals, especially of “Frenesis” (Farnese), the Pope last Monday ordered all the Cardinals to come prepared to give the sentence [in the case of the king of England]. on “el lunes de Lazaro,” and he gave certain doubts on which the Queen's lawyers were to satisfy the Cardinals. The case is now in such a condition that he cannot refuse to give a sentence, but I fear he will not do justice, for the usual reasons. The bishop of Paris pressed him not to give sentence, having said that he wished to go away, and it is not likely that he will give it in his presence, for fear of injuring the king of France by giving the king of England occasion to believe that he sent the Bishop to solicit it.
The Pope does not send Micer Sixto nor a courier, but he told me he wished to send to know if your majesty would execute the sentence. Su Santidad no embia a Mieer Sixto ni menos a un carreo que me dixo que querria ebiar, &c..) Told him it was not reasonable to ask for any further promise from your majesty than what he already had in writing. * * * Rome, 10 March 1334.
Sp., modern copy. pp. 11.
Ibid., f. 163. 2. “Relacion de lo que escrive el Conde de Cifuentes por la de x. de Marco 1534. Responidas de Toledo, a ultima de April 1534.”
Abstract of the above letter, with marginal notes.
The following sentence is inserted before the second extract in § 1.
Simoneta referred the whole of the Queen's case to the Consistory, so that they could give sentence at the same Consistory if they wished. After his relation he spoke of the justice of her case, for which the Emperor should reward him.
Sp., pp. 14. modern copy.


  • 1. St. Martin's priory, by Richmond.
  • 2. Elias Attereliff.
  • 3. The Datary who preceded John Winkel in office is said to have been Ascanio Parisani di Tolentino, bishop of Rimini. See Morone.
  • 4. John Capon or Saleote, abbot of Hyde and bishop elect of Bangor. See Vol. vi., No. 1460.
  • 5. This must mean of St. Thomas Aquinas, whose feast was kept on the 7 March. No other St. Thomas's day will agree with the time of Roland Lee being bishop elect of Chester.
  • 6. The Elector of Saxony.
  • 7. John Basset, lady Lisle's son.
  • 8. The name of Wm. Benbow, citizen of Oxford, occurs in the year 1531 in Turner's Records of the City of Oxford.
  • 9. Dr. John Hilsey.