Henry VIII: June 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: June 1534, 6-10', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 7, 1534, (London, 1883) pp. 305-310. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol7/pp305-310 [accessed 20 April 2024]


June 1534, 6–10

6 June. 801. Cranmer to Cromwell.
R. O. Letters, 294. I request your favor to my master of the mint of Canterbury. The provost of the King's mint in the Tower will not suffer him to hire such coiners of the Tower as by the King's grant it is lawful for him to do. The provost discourages the merchants from having resort to my mint. Croydon, 6 June. Signed.
Add: Of the King's Council. Endd.
6 June. 802. Thomas Gebons, Mayor of Hereford, to Cromwell.
R. O. On Monday next after the feast of Pentecost late past, Robert Stopar alias Robert Pewterer of Hereford asked me, “What tidings?” I said, I had none. He replied “I trust to see queen Katharine's banner spread again, and she shall be queen of England in her old place, by the grace of God.” For these words I brought the said Robert before Sir Jas. Baskervyle, John Scudamore, John Guilliams, Ric. Warmecombe and John Buryton, justices of this county, and commissioners for taking the oaths to the King's succession, &c. On this, Stopar was strictly examined on his words, and what he had to say in that cause, when he not only confirmed what he had said but spake divers other opprobrious words, which I send. 6 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Of the King's Council.
Titus, B. I. 160. B. M. 2. The confession of Rob. Stoper alias Pewterer, taken at Hereford on Monday in the week of Pentecost 26 Hen. VIII., before Thos. Gebons, mayor, Sir Jas. Baskervile, John Scudamore, John a G'lm, Ric. Warme-combe and John Biryton, justices of the peace.
He said that he himself was king, that he was of the name of Henry, the eldest son of Henry late earl of Wiltshire, and that he was proclaimed king of England on Lowe Easter Even last at Charing Cross, by the name of Henry king of England. He trusts that queen Katharine's banner shall spread again, and that she shall be queen of England in her old place, by the grace of God.
P. 1. Endd.
6 June. 803. Thomas Russhe to Cromwell.
R. O. I have, as you desired, visited Our Lady's box at Ipswich, and taken a reckoning of the keeper there for wax and other imagery, which was never so little. Devotion is decayed, as doth appear by the same, as your servant Wm. Laurence will inform you. Please favor the bearer, steward to my lord of Bury, in the matters objected to him by his parishioners, as my lord of Bury desires. I have talked with my lord of divers things, and he trusts you are his friend. He will shortly give you cause to have your good will. Ipswich, 6 June.
The matter might be committed to some gentlemen of the country.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
6 June. 804. Count of Cifuentes to Charles V.
Add. MS. 28,586, f. 262. B. M. Wrote last on the 11th ult. Has since received the Emperor's letter of 1 May.
Presented to the Pope the Emperor's letter and credence, thanking him for the sentence in the Queen's favor. He said that now he had done justice, he hoped that the king of England would observe it. Replied, according to the Emperor's instructions, that his majesty would not fail in doing towards the execution of the sentence what he was bound to do by his duty and his obligations as Emperor and Catholic King. The Pope said that he expected this.
Asked whether the Emperor and Pope should send persons to join the Imperial ambassador in England in trying to move the King from his error, and inducing him to obey the papal sentence, and said that the Emperor would do nothing without the assent of the Pope. He replied lukewarmly, as is his habit, that he thought the embassy would have no effect on the King, but that nothing would be lost by it, and it would be a good compliment; that the envoy should have instructions to make a protest if the King refused his request. Said that he ought to send a person also, but he replied that it was not fitting for him to do more than act justly according to his authority and office. Told him this was a case in which he could not lose authority, but would rather deserve thanks from God and the world, as he was the father of all, and bound to admonish them. He said that he would send to his nuncio in France to ask the King to persuade the king of England, at their coming interview, to listen to the person whom he should send: he thought the French king would be glad to do this, but it would be well to consult him first. Cifuentes replied that nothing would be done at the interview tending to the good or peace of Christendom, and therefore this delay was unnecessary; the French king would not handle this matter; there was no need for the Pope to know from the king of England whether he would receive his nuncio, as the cardinal of La Minerva told him some days ago that his Holiness had been practising about this. As the King would certainly not listen to a nuncio, it would be better to send without asking licence so that the world might know the Pope's merciful behaviour, and be indignant at the King's refusal to receive his nuncio, especially the people of England, who disapprove of the King's conduct. Does not think the Pope will send to England, but write to his nuncio in France to deal with the matter at the interview.
Spoke to the cardinal of La Minerva on the subject, who thinks the Emperor should send a person to tell the king of England that the sentence was justly given, but that the Pope should first ascertain whether the King would listen to his nuncio (y en lo de sa Santidad esta este Cardinal puesto en saber primero si el rey de Inglaterra vira la persona). Has had no opportunity of thanking the other cardinals or of speaking to them about this.
Has seen the answer sent by the Emperor to the “apuntamientos” in the Queen's cause. All diligence shall be used in obtaining the execution of the sentence. A copy of the executoriales has been sent to him with two important alterations. Suspects they are delaying till they see what the French king will be able to do at the interview with the king of England.
The Pope said that if the French king had not been at Marseilles, he would have renounced obedience to the Church, as the king of England had done, and made a patriarch in his own kingdom; and he still fears it, as the king of England has sent to ask him to do it, but he has refused. Said it was a strange thing that, he could have such fears of the Most Christian king.
Gives an account of a conversation with the Pope about a general council. * * * * * * *
Rome, 6 June 1534.
Sp., modern copy, pp. 20.
Ibid., f. 272. 2. Contemporary abstract of the same with marginal notes.
Sp., pp. 21. Modern copy.
805. John Gowgh to [Cranmer].
R. O. As I expected, Dr. Bucknam is an exile from our parts. He is one who will do mischief wherever he is. It would be for our good if you convented him (si semel celsitudo tua convenisset eum), but he fears for himself, as a guilty person. In his place is appointed a man of like fame, like judgment, I will not say learning, by name Olyver, truly a man fit to suffer punishment, if his deserts were weighed. At Cambridge they cry out that it is a disgrace that he who knows nothing but cookery should be set over others. There are in that convent (fn. 1) many young men, whom his authority will easily lead from the truth. Certainly he has never favored higher learning, and old bottles cannot bear new wine. Urges the necessity of appointing good presidents. Asks Cranmer to grant him licence to preach anywhere, and also to Thos. Burbanck, fellow of the same college. “Talerus noster” cannot now join your household.
Lat. Hol., p. 1. Add.: Rmo., etc. Cantuariensi archiepiscopo.
7 June. 806. Cranmer to Cromwell.
R. O. Letters, 295. Thanking him for his favor to his cousin Molyneux. Croydon, 7 June. Signed.
Add.: Of the Council. Endd.
7 June. 807. Cranmer to Cromwell.
R. O. Letters, 295. The provincial of the Friars Austins has lately appointed friar Olyver as prior of the Black Friars, Cambridge. He is a man of little learning and ill qualities. He also preached against the King's cause, and defended the authority of the bishop of Rome. I beg he may be removed from his office, and Dr. Hilsley may have it. There are in the house of Black Friars men of good study and learning. About Easter last I gave you a bill containing such matters as friar Oliver preached last Lent. I beg you will remember him. Croydon, 7 June. Signed.
Add.: Of the Council. Endd.
7 June. 808. John Poletensis, (fn. 2) Abbot of Pershore, to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received your letter respecting the pension of my predecessor, the moiety whereof was diminished by Act of Parliament in such case provided for maintenance of hospitality. The affair has been examined by my lord President and others at the suit of my predecessors. I hope I may with your favor enjoy the benefit of the statute. Pershor, 7 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Sealed. Endd.
7 June. 809. Chapuys to Charles V.
Vienna Archives. La Guiche has brought the resolution of the interview of the King his master with this king, which is to take place in August in the same place as the last. There is no talk of the ladies being present nor of much attendance. La Guiche left this morning on his return, and with him the Waywode's man, who goes to settle his despatch in the court of France. As to what the Queen sent to tell me yesterday, the King, since the remonstrances I last made to his Council, has shown himself more merciful, having set at liberty her confessor, (fn. 3) physician, apothecary and some others, which has been to her a great consolation; but much greater has been the letters which it pleased you to write to her. She has already sent to me three or four messengers, to entreat me earnestly to procure licence to go to her, for which I have begged as much as I possibly can, and Cromwell sent yesterday to tell me that as soon as two doctors whom the King had again sent to the Queen had returned, I should have an answer which ought to satisfy you. London, 7 June 1534.
Fr., p. 1. From a modern copy.
7 June. 810. The Princess Mary.
R. T. 145. No. 5, § 40. Letters of protestation by princess Mary, dated 7 June 1534, against the treatment she had received in being declared illegitimate and deprived of the title of princess of Wales. Declares that she will not marry, enter a monastery or take any such step at the will of her father without the free consent of her mother.
The following sentence and the signature are in her own hand: “Ita ut universa et singula in hac scriptura habentur, dicimus, narramus, asserimus, asseveramus ac pretestamur de mera nostra scientia ac matura deliberatione, teste meo manuali signo et sigillo meo.” The letters were sent to Eustache Chappuis, minister of the Emperor, and were authenticated by notarial attestation and signature of witnesses.
From a French catalogue of papers formerly at Brussels. The original in Latin.
7 June. 811. Anthoine de Noyelle, Abbess of Bourbourch, to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I thank my lady for the remembrance she has sent me. I thank you for promising to get me 10 or 12 pieces of alabaster from England. I send you a bill of the dimensions I require, and should like to have them as soon as possible. I send you also the measure of the Flemish foot (du piet de pardesa). Monastery of Bourbourch, 7 June.
I will endeavour to procure two dozen couples of “biorieaux,” which your servant tells me you are in want of, but I fear it will be difficult, as there were never so few as this year. My aunt sends commendations.
Hol. Fr., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
8 June. 812. John Lord Audeley to Cromwell.
R. O. Is sorry to molest him, but has no comfort except in Cromwell's goodness. Wished to refer the dispute between himself and Sir John Mundy to the decision of the lord Chancellor and Cromwell; but Mundy has no mind to follow, and takes all he can. “As for Laurence Boncvyz' matter, that I cannot yet be so fortunate to move that thing that may be happily taken.” Hopes God will enable him to do the King some acceptable service. “At my poor house at Wade,” 8 June. Signed: “John off Audelay, baron.”
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To his most singular beloved friend, Mr. Cromwell. Endd.
8 June. 813. Sir John Dudley to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received your letter dated Canbery, 6 June. The King shall be truly advertised of all such goods and chattels as lately belonged to Sir Edw. Guldefford, my father-in-law. When the re-delivery of the evidences was demanded, according to your letter to Mr. Wyat, great partiality was shown by one whom I had believed to be impartial, as your servant Awcher can show. When these goods have been fully viewed I beg I may have custody of them until it be seen in what case my father stands with the King. Halden, 8 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Councillor and Secretary. Endd.
8 June. 814. Sir Richard Tempest to Cromwell.
R. O. When Tempest was with Cromwell, Sir Henry Savell came riotously with threescore men to Holmforth and drove away the cattle of the King's tenants, threatening that if they put their cattle on the ground they should repent it. He has driven some of them from the lands they held of the King. Of late he sent two servants who fought with the King's tenants with sword and staff, and refusing to find surety to keep the peace, were committed to Sandall Castle. Sir Harry bade them find no surety, but leave it to him, so they remained in the castle near three weeks, and one fell sick and died. Is sure he has no title to the King's ground. Bollyng, 8 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: “Master Cromwell, Secretary, &c.” Endd.
8 June. 815. Thomas Russhe to Cromwell.
R. O. I understand that Sir Anth. Wingfield has written to you of certain words spoken by Ric. Bukyngham of Wykham Market on Trinity Even last, in the presence of Ralph Ball, yeoman of the Crown, Roger Baldry, Nich. Sudbury and Rob. Wodrofe, to this effect: “The king of Denmark is dead, and he that was the old king would be king again; but the people would not have him because of his ill demeanor.” He said also that there were made here in England Acts of Parliament such as were made in Denmark, by reason of which all the commonalty “was in his neck and utterly against him.” As murmur might be made of his words, he did not mean well. He would be glad to recall them. Ipswich, 8 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
9 June. 816. Wm. Lord Sandys to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Thanks him for his letter, which shows his continual goodness. Has written his mind touching his lordship's commission from the King to his deputy and other officers at Guisnes, showing that he will be always at the King's pleasure and commandment. Thanks him for giving commands to his servant for the “pwettes” for which he wrote. The Vyne, 9 June 20 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1. Add: Deputy of Calais. Endd.
9 June. 817. John Lord Huse to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Is glad to hear of his welfare. Recommends the bearer for Lisle's service. Will be bound for his truth. Otford, 9 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My lord Lisle, lord deputy of Calais. Endd.
10 June. 818. G. Earl of Shrewsbury to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received your letter by a monk of the Cisteux to let him enjoy the abbey of Comhere within my office in the marches of Wales, from which he is kept by dan William Leycetre, supported by divers officers there. It is a matter in which I have little meddled, although I have been pressed by the abbot to favor Leycetre, who it is said has done very well the little while he has been in the said house, while the monk in whose favor you write, I believe, will not himself deny that he has been the cause of the decay of two houses, for which he was expelled. Begs credence for his son Francis. Sheffield Castle, 10 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.: My lord Steward.
10 June. 819. G. Earl of Shrewsbury to Cromwell.
R. O. I thank you for informing me by my servant Rauff Leche of a matter which has somewhat perplexed my mind, and would have caused me to come up for my declaration, but that the King made answer for me in the things imputed to me, which is to my singular comfort, although the matter is still unknown to me. I therefore send my son, to whom I desire you to give credence. Sheffield Castle, 10 June. Signed.
P. 1. Sealed. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.: My lord Steward.
10 June.] 820. Sir William Fitzwilliam to Cromwell.
R. O. Yesterday the King received from Sir John Wallop, his ambassador in France, the two letters enclosed. You are to read them and digest in your mind their contents, especially the letter of the 30 May, and give him your opinion when he comes to Westminster. Hampton Court, Wednesday. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary.


  • 1. The Black Friars, Cambridge.
  • 2. John Stonewell.
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