Henry VIII: June 1535, 16-20

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 8, January-July 1535. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1885.

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'Henry VIII: June 1535, 16-20', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 8, January-July 1535, (London, 1885) pp. 345-356. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol8/pp345-356 [accessed 20 April 2024]


June 1535, 16-20

16 June.
Vienna Archives.
876. Chapuys to Charles V.
This morning I received your letters of the 29th ult. concerning your embarkation. At the same time the ambassador of France here resident has heard from the sieur de Vely that your Majesty intended to go straight to Constantinople, without stopping at Tunis, against Barbarossa, not to lose the season and opportunity so convenient for reconquering Constantinople and the rest of Greece; that to this you were induced by the persuading of the Venetian ambassador, who undertook that the said Barbarossa should do no injury to Christendom. These news the said Ambassador has communicated to several persons, and, among others, to the Venetian secretary, who is ViceAmbassador here, whom, as he himself reported to me, the said Ambassador sent for this morning to inform him. It is probable these news have not been invented or published without some hidden purpose (mistére).
As soon as this King heard that the bishop of Rochester had been created a cardinal he declared in anger several times that he would give him another hat, and send the head afterwards to Rome for the Cardinal's hat. He sent immediately afterwards to the Tower those of his Council to summon again the said Bishop and Master Mur to swear to the King as Head of the Church, otherwise, before St. John's Day they would be executed as traitors. But it has been impossible to gain them, either by promises or threats, and it is believed they will soon be executed. But as they are persons of unequalled reputation in this kingdom, the King, to appease the murmurs of the world, has already on Sunday last caused preachers to preach against them in most of the churches here, and this will be continued next Sunday; and although there is no lawful occasion to put them to death, the King is seeking if anything can be found against them,—especially if the said Bishop has made suit for the hat; to find out which several persons have been taken prisoners, both of his kinsmen and of those who kept him in prison. It is impossible to describe the distress of the Queen and Princess on account of these two persons, and they are not without fear that after them matters may be carried further than I have hitherto written (que apres iceulx le sort pourroil passer plus avant que jay cydevant escript). Since the said news of the Bishop's creation as cardinal, the King, in hatred of the Holy See, has despatched mandates and letters patents to the bishops, curates, and others commissioned to preach, that they continually preach certain articles against the Church, and to schoolmasters to instruct their scholars to revile apostolic authority, and this under pain of rebellion; also that the Pope's name should be rased out of all mass books, breviaries, and hours, either in the calendar or elsewhere. It was also commanded that in all churches the Gospels should be read in French (qu. English?) to infect all the people with Lutheranism, and make them more obstinate in repelling any foreign invasion. The King, so far as I see, is not only provoked at the said Bishop being made cardinal, but also at the bishop of Paris, in whom he had always had great confidence, because previous to this creation he was considered a bad Papist. He has also no great pleasure in the Auditor of the Chamber, and to soothe him the Lady lately made him a feast in a house of hers, where she got up several fine mummeries. She invited many, and the French ambassador was not pleased at being forgotten. The said Lady had so well banquetted and mummed, that, as the Princess has sent this day to inform me, the King dotes upon her more than ever; which increases greatly the fear of the said Princess, owing to the long delay of the remedy, which, it is the universal opinion, would be sure and easy if your Majesty prohibited intercourse with your countries, provided affairs would admit of it. This a number of good and notable persons have compelled me to repeat.
The duke of Norfolk and the other deputies of this King for the meeting at Calais are daily expected here. It is not two days since the French ambassador said that the said meeting would still last 20 days. I know not the cause of its being shortened, or any particulars of what was treated, except that I have had confirmation of the fact that what the French most insisted on was to have the Princess for the Dauphin, and it is commonly said that they have left ill pleased with one another. London, 16 June 1535.
French, from a modern copy, pp. 3.
16 June. 877. Sir Robt. Wallop.
His will, 22 August 1529. Proved 16 June 1535. Printed in Nicholas' Testamenta Vetusta, p. 631.
16 June.
R. O.
878. Harry Huttoft to Cromwell.
An urgent cause of adversity constrains me to desire your favour. I am left in an unhappy case by my son-in-law, so taken in an unfavourable hour to me and mine. I had trusted his truth and honesty, making me believe that his payments now due were all well. For accomplishing the same he has left me but a letter, wherein he promised more joy and pleasure to be at his coming again than discomfort for his departing, "whereas his abode here might have been but imprisonment of his body, and no help but so to fall in desperate poverty. "You have known me about 25 years, and never to have done contrary to my word or promise. For this unhappy Guydott I have so entangled myself that unless you help me [I am undone]. The said Anthony ought now to have paid the King 753l. 16s. 6d., and in obligations due in May, 587l. 4s. for wools. I will strain. myself to the uttermost, but hope the King will be gracious unto me, and give me time. He has greatly deceived me as to his payments. I have made little waste except in building my poor house. I have already paid for him to the King above 3,000 marks. Reckoning my ship at 3,000 marks, and having my debts paid, I may make near 3,000 marks. For the business at Portsmouth it may please you to appoint payment of the money. I have laid out all that I received. Give credence to my son. My wife is your daily beadwoman. Hampton, 16 June.
Whatever becomes of me, be good to my son.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Secretary.
16 June.
R. O.
879. John West, Vicar of Ringwood, to Cromwell.
I received your letter, dated 11 May, by Will. Brodstoke, and was soon ready to give him the answer, and as much money as my little power would extend, but I did not get his answer till 13 June. After that he had 10s. towards his costs, in trust that he shall cease to trouble me and my poor parishens. But he cast the money from him, saying, "Nay, master doctor, I have another manner a folentyne (of Valentine) for you, "delivering me your letter dated the 10th; at which I was heavy, perceiving that the parties had informed you that I was of a froward mind, and did not regard your former letter, as if I had asserted that they were maintained by you. This is untrue. I have behaved myself amiably, and endeavoured to give a lawful answer to your letter. In the presence of Mr. Mylles, recorder of Hampton, I have paid the costs, and will pay the 10l. as soon as I can borrow it. I solicit your favor that I may do my duty to my poor cure as I ought to do. I send you now the 20l. that I am bound to you. Ryngwod, 16 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary.
16 June.
R. O.
880. Deputy and Council of Ireland to Henry VIII.
Have received his letters and instructions from his principal secretary. Send by the Master of the Rolls, and the Chief Baron of the Exchequer, under the great seal of Ireland, articles to be passed as Acts in the next Parliament. Ask that they may be speedily returned, that Parliament may be summoned the sooner before winter.
Wish to know the King's pleasure about the malefactors who have offended in this rebellion. Desire credence for the Master of the Rolls and Chief Baron. Dublin, 16 June. Signed: P. Oss'—Wyllm. Skeffyngton—J. B. lord of T., your grace's Chaunceler—J. Rawson, P. of Kyllmaynam—Willm. Brabazon—James Butler, thesaurer—Wyllyam Brereton—Patrik Fynglas, justice—Thomas Lutterell, justice.
P. 1. Add.
R. O. 2. Copy of the above.
R. O.
St. P. ii, 245.
3. The same to Cromwell.
To the same effect. Dublin, 16 June. Signed as above.
Add.: Principal Secretary. Endd.
R. O. 4. Certain articles to pass in Ireland by Acts of Parliament for the King's advantage, and the common weal of the land and reformation.
1. That the King may have custom of the fishing in Ireland. 2. The King to be Supreme Head of the Church, and to have the domination of all dignities in Ireland. 3. The statute to rate ordinaries' duties, for proof of testaments, mortuaries, &c. 4. To confound uses, recoveries, jeofailes, and colloures. 5. To put down all "gray merchauntes" and pedlars. 6. That no gentleman do receive any reward of any merchant, nor no merchant give no reward to have the buying of the tenants. 7. That none take pledges by his own hands, except the King's officers and the lord of the soil. 8. That no mean man have stewards or seneschals to pill and rob the poor people. 9. That commissioners be made in every shire to minister the King's laws. 10. That lading of wool out of the land be made felony. 11. To have musters, and the people to have sufficient harness. 12. That all the King's subjects shave their over lips, wear caps, let their hair grow, and be obeisant to the King's laws. 13. A confirmation to the town of Kilkenny of their privileges, with such liberties as the King has granted to the towns of Kildare and Athye, in the county of Kildare.
R. O.
St. P. ii, 249.
881. Ireland.
Instructions to Walter Cowley, to be showed and declared to the King's highness, and to his Grace's most honourable council, on the behalf of the earl of Ossory.
At the coming of Gerald Aylmer and Walter Cowley last August, he invaded Catherlagh and Kyldare, and thus diverted the traitor from the English Pale; so that the city of Dublin, being then confederate with him, left him and prepared for resistance. The traitor Thomas took the Earl's manor of Tullo and slew the ward.
In August he encamped in an island in the water of Barrowe, but, when Ossory was ready to attack them, stole away, leaving much baggage, &c. The traitor then offered to divide Ireland with the Earl, if he would withdraw his duty from the King. Refused this offer. Next day they made a truce, but broke it ou O'Niel's coming.
At Thomaston, Ossory was surprised, and his son James wounded O'More's son, and was himself severely wounded.
In September, McMorrowe and others were retained to prevent Ossory from invading the county of Kildare, and meantime the traitor besieged Dublin. Ossory spoiled Catherlagh and Kildare, and so drew the traitors from Dublin. In company with Sir John Sayntloo and Sir Ryse Maunxell, took Knokgraffon castle. Wrote to the deputy to meet him at Kylkaa, but he never came. Received the submission of Thos. Eustace and 40 gentlemen, and also of McMorrowe.
In November, prevented O'More from giving aid to Thomas, and in December drew O'Connor also from him.
In January, persuaded McWilliam and the old McWilliam's sons to make war on O'Kelly, who had promised to aid the traitor, and sowed strife between the McCarthies and Geraldynes of Mounster who were about to aid him. Took the castle of Old Rosse, and caused the people of Wexford to take part against Cahir McArt. His son James, with a number of horsemen, was sent for by the deputy, and countermanded.
In February, caused O'Brene's son to make war on his father, who had promised to aid the traitor.
In March, caused two of O'More's brethren, and other gentlemen, to make war on him.
In March, the earl and Sir John Sayntloo prevented the rebels from being succoured during the siege of Maynooth. By these devices Thomas was so weakened that it was thought he had gone to Spain; but he has changed his purpose, and sent thither Jas. Delahide and the parson Walshe.
In April, came to the Novan by the deputies' appointment, with horse and foot, and sent his son James against Tirrell, Dalton, and Petit. They took Tirrelle's castle; brought in both O'More, the hardiest captain of the Irish, and McMorgho. Has communed with O'Conor, with whom a truce will be taken.
In June, the Council and Ossory determined that a rode should be made this next week in Westmyth, and then that Ossory and Sayntloo should go to Mounster, to win Dungarvan Castle, and prevent the Irish on this side the Shannon from joining O'Brene. Intends also to attack the earl of Kildare's castles in Limerick. Four hundred of the army will stay on the frontiers of O'Conor's country.
The holds in Catherlagh and Kildare are already garrisoued, and all gentlemen of lands will give hostages. The attainders should pass speedily, for the people will not take farms until then. The Treasurer and others should have authority to let the King's lands, the farmers to do repairs. Advises the suspension of the Act forbidding Parliament to be held without certificate into England; the resumption of grants of revenues and customs; the appointment of auditors for the King's lands and revenues; and to use all possible diligence in punishing and bringing to peace the Irishry. There must be such knights of the shire as will surely stick in the King's causes. Clergymen and merchantmen of Dublin, Drogheda, and elsewhere, who have "defiled their truth," must be fined. Garrisons should be placed to defend the tenants. The King should instruct the Deputy to make sore war in Mounster.
Hears that O'Connor, O'Brene, and O'Kelly are intending to destroy the English Pale.
Advises that Sir Ric. Poer should be enabled to be a baron of Parliament with some profits in the county of Waterford.
Signed by the earl of Ossory on every page. Endd.
16 June.
R. O.
882. Sir John Duddeley to Lord Lisle.
The King and all your friends in Court are merry. His Grace is now at Windsor, and goes on his progress on the 5th July, towards Bristow. If, as my father-in-law, you will give me your letters and authority, when the King comes to Paynswick or Kingston Lisley I will welcome him in your absence. If my house and park in Kent can be of any pleasure to you, they shall be at your service. London, 16 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.. Lord Lisley, deputy of Calais.
16 June.
Nero, B. vi. 166.
B. M.
883. John Campensis to Starkey.
Starkey's letter was welcome. Has been reading this winter the Prophets and more difficult books of the Old Testament, partly from his desire to understand them, and partly to please Pole. Thinks to translate them into Latin would be beyond his powers. Venice, 16 June 1535.
Asks him to write sometimes. Will remain here till next autumn, and then return to his people in Flanders.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.: Londini.
17 June.
R. O.
884. Calais.
Report of a general search made throughout the 12 wards of Calais by command of Lord Lisle the deputy, Mr. Mayor, and Mr. Lawe, of the same town, 17 June 27 Hen. VIII., showing the number of persons, the supply of wheat, salt, oats, beef, and other provisions and stores, including billets of wood and coals.
The wards are distinguished by the names of the different aldermen, viz., of Sir Ric. Whethill, Will. Prysley, Thos. Prowde, John Massingberd, Chr. Conway, Will. Snowden, Griffith Appenriff, Thos. Tate, Thos. Hollonde, Will. Johnson, Rob. Baynham, and Thos. Skryven, respectively. The total of persons is 4,031.
Pp. 6. Endd.
17 June.
Lamb. MS.
601, f. 19.
St. P. ii. 247.
885. Skeffyngton to Henry VIII.
Since last writing by Thos. Pawlet, it is reported that Thos. Fitzgerald, with O'Nell and others, intends to invade the Pale about midsummer.
Hears from Limerick that he has sent Jas. Delahide, the parson Walsh, and others, to Spain. Keeps O'Donnell with him. On June 13 Neal Connelaugh came to Maynooth, and told the Deputy that O'Nell and Manus O'Donell have done their best to draw the Scots of the out isles hither, and are trying to make a truce until they come.
Advises him to send some of his English Council here, with his pleasure for the ordering of the country. Maynoth, 17 June.
Copy, pp. 3.
17 June.
R. O.
886. Trial of Fisher and Three Charter House Monks. (fn. 1)
i. Special commission of oyer and terminer for Middlesex to Sir Thos. Audeley, Chancellor, Chas. duke of Suffolk, Hen. marquis of Exeter, Thos. earl of Rutland, Hen. earl of Cumberland, Thos. earl of Wiltshire, Thos. Crumwell, secretary, Sir John Fitz James, Sir John Baldwin, Sir Will. Paulett, Sir Ric. Lister, Sir John Porte, Sir John Spelman, Sir Walter Luke, Sir Ant. Fitzherbert, Sir Thos. Inglefeld, and Sir Will. Shelley. Westm., 1 June 27 Hen. VIII.
ii. The justices' precept to the sheriff of Middlesex for the return of the grand jury at Westminster, on Tuesday after the quinzaine of Holy Trinity. Westm., 5 June 27 Hen. VIII.—With panel annexed. (fn. 2)
iii. Two copies of indictment, setting forth Act of Supremacy, &c., and finding that John Fisher, late of Rochester, clerk, otherwise late bishop of Rochester, did, 7 May 27 Hen. VIII., openly declare in English, "The King our sovereign lord is not Supreme Head in Earth of the Church of England." Also that Humphrey Middelmore, Will. Exmewe, and Sebastian Nudygate, late monks of the Charter House, London, under the obedience of John Howghton, prior, now deceased, did at Stepney, Midd., 25 May 27 Hen. VIII., each of them say to several of the King's true subjects, "I cannot nor will consent to be obedient to the King's Highness as a true, lawful, and obedient subject, to take and repute him to be Supreme Head in Earth of the Church of England under Christ."
iv. The Justices' precept to the Constable of the Tower, commanding him to bring up Middelmore, Exmewe, and Nudygate at Westminster, on Friday next after the quinzaine of Holy Trinity. Westm., 9 June 27 Hen. VIII.
v. The justices' precept to the sheriff of Middlesex for the return of a jury of inhabitants of the Tower, for the trial of Middelmore, Exmewe, and Nudygate, on Friday next after the quinzaine of Holy Trinity. Westm., 11 June 27 Hen. VIII.—With panel annexed.
vi. The justices' precept to the constable of the Tower to bring up John Fisher late bishop of Rochester, at Westminster, on Thursday after the feast of St. Barnabas. Westm., 16 June 27 Hen. VIII.
vii. The justices' precept to the sheriff of Middlesex for the return of a jury of inhabitants of the Tower for the trial of Fisher on Thursday after St. Barnabas. Westm., 17 June, 27 Hen. VIII.
viii. Record of the sessions held before the above justices, citing the preceding documents, and showing that the indictment was found on Friday next after the quinzaine of Trinity. That same day Middelmore, Exmewe, and Nudygate were brought to the bar by Sir Edm. Walsingham, deputy of Sir Will. Kingston, constable of the Tower, and severally pleaded Not Guilty. Venire awarded, returnable same day. Verdict, Guilty. Prisoners have no lands, goods, or chattels. Judgment as usual in high treason. Execution at Tyburn.
Fisher is brought to the bar on Thursday after the feast of St. Barnabas, 27 Hen. VIII., by Sir Will. Kingston, constable of the Tower. Pleads Not Guilty. Venire awarded same day. Verdict, Guilty. Judgment as usual in high treason. Execution at Tyburn.
Record brought into the King's Bench by Sir John Fitzjames on Monday after the morrow of Purification, 27 Hen. VIII.
Cleop. E. vi. 178 b. 2. Extract from the indictment of bishop Fisher.
Printed in Archæologia, xxv. 94.
Arundel, MS. 151, f. 193.
B. M.
3. Draft of a portion of the indictment.
Pp. 2, Lat.
Camb. MS. 1,266. 4. MS. of Maurice Channey's works on the martyrdoms of Moore and Fisher, and of the Charter House Monks.
R. O. 887. Bishop Fisher.
A voluminous Commentary on the Psalms.
Lat. In a very mutilated and fragmentary state.
R. O. 2. Prayers of bishop Fisher, in English.
Three papers in Fisher's hand, badly mutilated, pp. 3, 1, and 1.
R. O. 3. Small fragment of a Commentary on the Salutation of the Virgin Mary.
Lat. Fragments of two leaves.
R. O. 4. A theological commonplace book in Latin, consisting mainly of Scriptural extracts and references, and a few from the Fathers.
In Fisher's hand, pp. 26. In an old parchment cover taken from a MS.
R. O. 5. Fragments of draft treatises on Divinity.
Beginning: "9°. Paulus de Christon loquens Corinthiis dicit Qui factus est nobis a Deo sapiencia, justicia, sanctificacio, et redempcio. Nos ex nobis stulti, impii, impuri atque servitute, &c."
Ending: "totus animus (?) per fidem clarius illustretur, per spem validius corroboretur, per charitatem denique magis ac magis accendatur et inflametur atque ita tandem in seipso deficiat ac liquefiat in amorem Christi, absorbeatur quod transformetur in eundem penitus."
In Fisher's hand, pp. 10. The order of the leaves is uncertain.
R. O. 6. A treatise by Fisher in vindication of the rights and dignity of the clergy.
Beginning: "The eighth manner of proof is by the liberal benefits that Almighty God exhibit unto the heathen princes for the favor that they showed unto the ministers of Moses' law. And contrary wise, by the punishments of such as did misentreat them. For the first, it is written in the first and second Book of Esdras that the king of the Persians, Artaxarses, was moved to show his most ample favour unto the ministers of God."
Ending: "And shall we think that the priests and ministers of the new law that offer up daily that most precious blood of our Saviour Christ in sacrifice unto him are not regarded of him nor their injuries anything extemyd. And this may suffice for the ninth proof."
Partly in Fisher's hand. Pp. 17.
Add. MS. 4,274, f. 197.
B. M.
7. A paper on the same subject (in Latin?) headed, "Subsequuntur liberta[tes] .......... quæ viris debentur ecclesiasticis tam di[vino quam hum]ano jure."
Articuli quidam ...... rum libertatum quas infringi nec regia ma[jestas absque] violatione jurisjurandi quod nuper in sua co[ronatione] præstitit, neque pontifices absque magno animarum [detrime]nto tolerare diutius possunt.
Pp. 3. Draft, in Fisher's hand, with corrections.
R. O. 8. Remarks on the history of the Septuagint Version.
Begins: "Ptolomæum Regem ingenti studio," &c.
Lat., pp. 73, with corrections and additions in Fisher's hand.
R. O. 888. Bishop Fisher. (fn. 3)
Plate, "which late apperteyned to the bishop of Rochester," received by my master to the King's use.
Chalices, salts with the portcullis on them, spoons, &c. Two "nutts" with a gilt cover, and a "little standing masser." A little flat book with a gilt cover, and the French king's arms on the inside of the cover. Cruets, altar basins, &c., with portcullis upon them. A mitre set with counterfeit stone and pearl, with the appurtenances. A pair of knitted gloves having 2 "savers" set in gold on the back of the hand. Cups, flagons, basins, &c.
Total weight of plate, 2,020 oz. troy weight.
Of which, 1,112 oz. is gilt plate, 114 oz. is parcel gilt, and 794 oz. is white silver.
ii. Catalogue of letters to [Cromwell]:—
"In the gallery window," with the dates of each, viz.:—from the archbishop of Canterbury, the abbot of Bruerne, my lord of Richmond, Sir Wm. Skeffington, the earl of Stafford, Sir Brian Tuke, Mr. Hackett, lord Cobham, the convent of Leicester, Sir Thomas Russhe, Sir Thomas Englefeude, the earl of Cumberland, James Betts and others, John Antony, George Cotton, lord Lysley, lord Scrope, the earl of Westmoreland, Mr. Magnus, Peter Vannes, Sir Geo. Lawson, R. Delahind, W. Symons, Candysshe, the abbot of St. Mary's, York, lady Guildford, the earl of Shrewsbury, John Gostwyke, the bishop of Winchester, Mr. Fytzwilliam, Mr. Chicheley, Mr. Sturton, Marmaduke Constable, Mr. Gasscon, David Cicell, and Sir John Dudley. In all, 46.
In his chamber,—from lord Lisley, Walter Stanyngs, the abbot of York, Sir Wm. Gasscon, Sir George Lawson, Cusake and Finglas, Hen. Gee, and Anne Salben.
A bill for Chr. Jenney, a warrant to Sir Brian Tuke for the earl of Angus, and a bill for James Theodoric for Deneson.
Pp. 5 of the plate, 5 of letters, and 22 blank.
R. O. 2. List of "such obligations as were my lord of Rochester's."
The following stand bound to the Bishop at various dates:—Robt. Whyte 10l., John Parson 20 m., Ralf Fisher 60l. and 40l., Robt. and John Whyte 20l., Robt. Whyte 20l., John Seynt John 20l., Thomas Thornton 14l. 5s., the abbess of Malling 80l., Thomas Brassebrig and others 20l., John Tayller and Wm. Danke 7l., Hen. Marchem and Hen. Crokelyng 20l., Hen. Kytheley and others 10 m., John Stodarde and Thomas Ellis 10 m., Robt. Carleton, Robt. Fyssher, and Edw. Whyte 3l., Marmaduke Waldeby 5 m., and Wm. Ellmer 40s.
An indenture with Rob. Whyte, and an acquittance for 25l. from Dr. Metcalf.
Obligations from Wm. Thornton 30l. and 30l., indenture with Robt. Fissher, obligation from Alex. Frogenall 20s., Wm. Carleton and Maria Stone 3l., Hen. Whyte 5 m., and the fellows of Cobham 30l.
A corrody, from West Malling Abbey, to John Thorton, a lease of the parsonage of Halling from the master of Newark in Stroud, and two leases to John Absolome.
Pp. 1.
17 June. Royal MS. 18 B. vi. 40 b.
B. M.
889. James V. to the Nobles and other Officers of the Coast of Denmark.
Desires their protection for Henry Carnis, a Scotchman, who is about to visit Denmark for trade. Stirling, 17 June 1535.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
17 June.
Add. MS. 28,587, f. 325.
B. M.
890. The Empress to Charles V.
* * * * *
Asks the Emperor to send word what answer is to be given if the Irish rebels send here to ask the Emperor's favor, and what is to be done with them. Madrid, 17 June 1535.
Sp., pp. 10. Modern copy.
17 June.
Vatican Archives.
891. Bishop of Faenza to M. Ambrogio.
Two hours ago the Admiral arrived. Thinks the negociation with England is broken off because the French refuse to allow the duke of Angoulême to go to England, or to defend against the Church or a declaration of Council the cause of the King's second wife. These, he understands, are the principal points, though the French are as silent as they can, and pretend that it has not affected their friendship. Will write again more fully about it. Nothing is yet known of what has become of Fisher since the news of his promotion. Those who have recently been to Calais are sure that evil has happened to him. Du Bellay proposes to leave in six days, though his hat has not yet arrived.
Ital., modern copy, from a decipher, p. 1. Headed: "Decifrato del Vescovo di Faenza de li xvij di Giugnio da Amiens." Another copy is in the B. M., Add. MS. 8715 f. 76.
Titus, B. i. 474.
B. M.
892. Cromwell.
Remembrances at my next going to the Court.—For redress of the riots in the North. Letters to be written to Sir John Wallop. To declare Irish matters to the King, and desire what shall be done there. To send letters and money into Ireland, and advise the Deputy of the King's pleasure. To advertise the King of the ordering of Master Fisher, and to show him the indenture which I have delivered to the solicitor. To know his pleasure touching Master More, and declare the opinion of the judges. To declare to him the proceedings in his cause of uses and wills. To declare the effect of Master Pate's letters. To remember specially Master Shelley and Brothers for his concealment. To remember Sir Walter Hungerford in his welldoings. When Master Fisher shall go to execution, and also the other. What shall be done further touching Master More. The conclusion for my lord of Suffolk. To send to the King by Raffe the behaviour of Master Fisher. The sermons made in London on Sunday last, and how well Symonds behaved himself. The rich jewel brought out of Almayne. Special letters to the Justices of Assize to be drawn up, touching the unity of the people. To deliver the commission for the first-fruits in Surrey to Danester. To take an end with the vicar of Halifax for his fine. To remember Morette's reward at his departing. To remember the sending into Almayn and Dr. Barnes. To show the King what answer shall be given to the citizens of London if they sue to him for the mesurage. Repairs to be done at Berwick and Carlisle. Lord Powes. Antony Bonvise and Antony Vivalde. The end between the abbot of Westminster and Antony Deny. The despatch of Master Pate's servant. A commission to be sent into the North for the examination of the riots. My lord of Northumber land. Lord Bray, who is contented to pay. My lord of Cumberland and lord Dacre. My lord of Chester and Master Inglefeld. The vacation of Bissam and the demeanor of certain canons there. Master Norys for Beaumarys. To show the King of the conclusion with Ric. Southwell, if it shall stand with his pleasure. The finishing of the matters of Calais. The establishment of a Council in the North. To remember Rokes, the traitor of Ireland, and Talbot of Ireland.
Pp. 2. Partly in Cromwell's hand.
18 June.
Add. MS., 12,097, f. 1.
B. M.
893. Cromwell to the Earl of Cumberland.
The King has been informed that divers riotous and ill-disposed persons of the parts where the Earl inhabits, or within his office and rooms, have unlawfully assembled in riotous manner to some lewd and unthrifty intent: he therefore commands you and other justices of the peace to make search who and how many these people are, for what cause they have assembled, and who are the capital and chief doers; and to apprehend and send them hither with all convenient speed. Offenders not necessary to be sent up must be put under sureties for their "good aberyng." Desires an answer by the bearer. At the Rolls, 18 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
18 June.
Cart. Harl., 47, A.
49. B. M.
894. Charles Duke of Suffolk.
Appointment by Charles duke of Suffolk of Nicholas Cutler as master of the children of his chapel, with 20 marks a year, and a livery of two yards of broad cloth at 4s. for each of the children. 18 June 27 Hen. VIII.
Signed by Cutler. Vellum.
[19 June.]
Harl. MS. 530, f. 54.
B. M.
895. The Charter House Monks.
In 1535 eighteen of the Charterhouse were condemned for defending the liberty of the Church. Seven of them, viz., John Houghton, Robt. Lawrence, Austen Webster, Humfrey Middellmore, Wm. Exmeu, Sebastian Newdegate, and Wm. Horne, were drawn on hurdles through the city of London to the open place of execution, and there hanged, quartered, &c. Three of them, Humfrey, William, and Sebastian, had stood in prison upright, chained from their necks to their arms, and their legs fettered with locks and chains for 13 days. Their quarters were hanged on the gates and walls of the city and on the gate of the Charterhouse. Two of the eighteen, John Rochester and James Walwercke, remained hanging. The other nine died in prison with stink and miserably smothered, "the which were these that follow."...
P. 1. From the collections of Camden and Stow, in a hand of that period.
19 June.
R. O.
896. Francis I. to Henry VIII.
Credence for the bp. of Tarbe, going to England as resident ambassador, vice the sieur de Morette. Amyens, 19 June 1535. Signed.
Fr., broad sheet, p. 1. Add.
19 June. R. O. 897. John Bekynsaw to Lady Lisle.
Not long ago Mr. Wallop's lacquey delivered me two cramp-rings from your Ladyship, and now Mr. Randall has delivered me another. I thank you for your good mind. Paris, 19 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
19 June.
R. O.
898. R. Page to Lord Lisle.
I have a little business in these parts, in which John Gowghe, soldier of Calais, must be a witness, and I beg you to give him leave for 15 or 16 days. There are two persons at Calais who owe me money. Lord Edmund Howard owes me 51l., "lent him in a chain," whereof I have a bill of his hand, and have foreborne him 15 years; and Francis Hastings owes me 16l., of which I was content to quit him for 6l.; yet I hear nothing of either payment. I beg you to take some order with Lord Edmund, and to be somewhat round with Francis Hastings. Commend me to my lady. Windsor, 19 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
19 June.
Nero, B.vi. 151.
B. M.
899. Italian News.
"The effect of Harvel's letter from Venice, the 19th of June."
The Perusins are reduced to the subjection of the bishop of Rome by famine, the ruin of the country, and the prodition of their captains. The bishop of Rome continues to maintain 12,000 foot, half Italian, half Spaniards and Almains, to be employed either against Senes or Ascanio Columna. It is thought he would reduce Florence. The Emperor and bishop of Rome have blamed the Venetians for the peace with the Turk. The Venetians have sent a messenger to Constantinople with 100,000 ducats. The peace with the Turk is grateful to the Governors of Venice, for they could not live without peace. The Venetians seem to suspect the Emperor being patron of Italy, and therefore cleave to the French king and the Turk. Matters between the Emperor and French king tend to rupture. Great and hot practises between the Frenchmen and the Turks: the Turk arms and launches a galley every day. The Venetians fear the union of the King [of England], the Emperor and the Almains. Antonio Surian, a councillor of Venice, and sometime ambassador in England, and Vincentio Capello, of the most reputation in Venice, have moved the Signory to send an ambassador to England, and communicate with Harvell, the English ambassador. The ambassador of the duke of Ferrara has asked whether the King would take into his service a gentleman knight of Ferrara, named Cosmo de Megrisoli, 31 years old, a very good rider and handler of a horse, meet for the war, and a good musician: he has been sometimes servant to the queen of Polon.
Harvell's good affection to serve the King.
P. 1.
20 June. 900. The Earl of Northumberland.
See Grants in June, Nos. 18, 27, and 28.
20 June.
R. O.
Ellis, 3 Ser. ii. 295.
901. Andrew Boord to Cromwell.
Is "coactyd" to give him "notycyon" of certain "synystrall" matters against the King. Since he left Cromwell, has perlustrated Normandy, France, Gascony, and Lyons; also Castile, Biscay, Spain, and part of Portugal, returning through Arragon to Bordeaux, where he now is. Has heard that the Pope, the Emperor, and all other Christian kings, France excepted, are preparing a great army and navy against England, which has few friends in Europe. Bordeaux, 20 June.
Begs he will be good friend to the prior of the Charter House, and to Dr. Horde, the prior of Hinton.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary.
20 June.
R. O.
902. Fitzwilliam and others to Lord Lisle.
I thank you for the good cheer you made me lately at Calais. On my arrival at the Court, heard of my wife's sickness, and was fain to get licence to visit her at Guildford. Meanwhile your servant Clifford, the bearer, had his despatch by the help of my lord William [Howard] and master Knevet. You will learn the King's pleasure from their letters. I cannot send you the nag I promised you until I take up my summer nags. Windsor, 20 June.
Signed: Wylliam Fytz Wylliam.—Your own, Antone Browne.—A chapelleine to so many your frendes, Rich. Sampson.—Your onthryfty sonne, Nycolas Carew.—Rychard Weston.—Yours William Kyngston.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: Sir William FitzWilliam, treasurer of the King's house.
20 June.
R. O.
903. Lord William Howard and Henry Knyvett to Lord Lisle.
Have informed the King of the misdemeanors of Henry Tourney, late soldier at Calais, and have asked the King that the room may be bestowed on Lisle's servant, Edw. Clifford; to which he consents, if it is not granted to anyone in reversion. Windsor, 20 June. Signed.
Henry Knyvett adds recommendations to lady Lisle for her kindness to his poor kinsman, the bearer.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
20 June.
Add. MS., 28,587, f. 330.
B. M.
904. Dr. Ortiz to the Empress.
Wrote on May 31. The names of the martyrs whom he mentioned in that letter are John Houughton, general of the Carthusians and prior of the convent in London, Robert Lorenco, prior of the convent "Velle Vallis" (Bevall), Augustinus Uncster (Webster), prior of Aholme, and Ric. Rainaldo of the convent of Sion. The ambassador writes on 22 May, that four other Carthusians have been put in the prison from which criminals are taken to execution. The holy man, the card. of Rochester, and Thos. Mauro, were not executed by that time, although, on May 4, they had been threatened with death in eight days unless they recanted. Certain Irish who are here say that the archbp. of Canterbury (Conturbi) has published an indulgence and jubilee in Dublin for all those who took the King's part against the earl of Kildare (Tildaria). The Queen and Princess are well.
It is not yet known what the English and French ambassadors have concluded in Calais. It would be a very good thing if the executorials were promulgated while they are there. The Pope's silence does great harm, as no good can be expected from the King.
There is no news of the Emperor since his embarkation, except a rumour that he has taken Tunis. Rome, 20 June 1535.
Sp., pp. 4. Modern copy.


  • 1. From the Baga de Secretis. See Report iii. of Dep. Keeper of Public Records, pp. ii. p. 239.
  • 2. The panel bears an endorsement stating that the jury found one bill against Fisher and others, on Wednesday after the quinzaine of Trinity, and adjourned till Friday, when they presented another bill, and day was given them till Wednesday, 16 June, for further inquiry; on which day they appeared, and were discharged.
  • 3. These two papers, or at least the first, probably belong to the time of Fisher's arrest in the preceding year.