House of Lords Journal Volume 2: 29 October 1586

Pages 116-117

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Sabbati, 29° die Octobris,

Proceres tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subsequuntur, præsentes fuerunt:


Queen represented by Commissioners.

Represent. per Commissionarios:
p. Archiepus. Cantuarien.
p. Archiepus. Eboracen.
p. Epus. London.
p. Epus. Dunelmen.
p. Epus. Winton.
Epus. Elien.
Epus. Heref.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Wellen.
Epus. Cicestren.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Assaphen.
Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Sar.
Epus. Norwicen.
p. Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Carliolen.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Clouc.
p. Epus. Cestren.
Epus. Coven. et Lichf.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Lincolne.
Epus. Peterburgen.
viz. Archiepus. Cantuarien. Ds. Burlcighe, Ds. Thesaurar. Comes Darbie, Mag. Senescall.
p. Thomas Bromley, Miles, Ds. Canc.
p. Ds. Burleighe, Ds. Thesaurar.
Marchio Winton.
p. Comes Oxon. Mag. Camerar.
Comes Salopp. Marescall.
Comes Leicestrie.
Comes Arrundell.
p. Comes Kanc.
p. Comes Darbie, Magnus Senescall.
p. Comes Wigorn.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes Cumb'land.
p. Comes Sussex.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bathon.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Sowthamt. (inf. ætat.)
Comes Bedford. (inf. ætat.)
p. Comes Pembroke.
p. Comes Hartforde.
p. Comes Lincolne.
p. Vicecomes Mountague.
Vicecomes Bindon.
Ds. Howarde, Admirall.
p. Ds. Hunsdon, Camerar.
p. Ds. Aburgavenny.
p. Ds. Zowche.
Ds. Willoughbie.
p. Ds. Barckeley.
p. Ds. Morley.
p. Ds. Dacres.
p. Ds. Cobham.
p. Ds. Stafforde.
p. Ds. Greye de Wilton.
Ds. Scroope.
Ds. Dudley.
p. Ds. Lumley.
p. Ds. Stowrton.
Ds. Ogle.
Ds. Mountjoye.
p. Ds. Darcie.
p. Ds. Sands.
Ds. Vaux.
p. Ds. Windesor.
p. Ds. Wentworth.
p. Ds. Boroughe.
Ds. Mordaunte.
Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Crumwell.
p. Ds. Evers.
Ds. Wharton.
p. Ds. Riche.
p. Ds. Willoughebie de Parham.
p. Ds. Darcie de Chiche.
Ds. Northe.
p. Ds. Chandos.
p. Ds. St. John.
p. Ds. Buckehurste.
p. Ds. Delaware.
Ds. Compton.
p. Ds. Cheyney.
p. Ds. Norris.

Queen's Commission delivered to be read.

HODIE, quum omnes Proceres, Robis Parliamentaribus induti, in suo loco quisque sederent, et Milites, Cives, et Burgenses, qui ad hoc præsens Parliamentum summoniti fuerant, præsto essent, et jam universi tam Proceres quam Communes Reginæ Adventum expectarent, Thomas Bromley, Miles, Dominus Cancellarius, exponit omnibus, Regiam Majestatem, maximis et urgentissimis Causis adeo esse impeditam, ut non queat impræsentiarum commode intereffe, ut decreverat. "Nihilominus (inquit) sua Majestas, Literis suis Patentibus, plenam Potestatem commisit Reverendissimo in Christo Parri Johanni Cantuarien. Archiepiscopo, totius Angliæ Primati et Metropolitano, ac Prædilecto et Fideli suo Willielmo Domino de Burleighe, Domino Thesaurario Angliæ, ac Charissimo Consanguineo suo Henrico Comiti Derbie, ad facienda, nomine suo, omnia et singula, quæ in dicto Parliamento gerenda essent, ut per easdem Literas Patentes plenius apparct." Quas, hiis dictis, Dominus Cancellarius Clerico Parliamentorum, publice legendas, tradidit. Earum autem tenor hic sequitur:

Queen's Commission to Three to hold this Parliament.

"ELIZABETHA, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Regina, Fidei Defensor, etc. omnibus ad quos præsentes Literæ pervenerint, Salutem.

"Sciatis, quod, cum, de Avisamento Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri Angliæ ac Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, quoddam Parliamentum Nostrum, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. 29° die instantis mensis Octobris teneri ordinaverimus; quia vero, propter certas Causas, ad Parliamentum prædictum personaliter non poterimus interesse, Nos, de Circumspectione, Fidelitate, et Industria, Reverendissimi in Christo Patris Johannis Cantuarien. Archiepiscopi, totius Angliæ Primatis et Metropolitani, ac Prædilecti et Fidelis Nostri Williclmi Domini de Burghley, Domini Thesaurarii Angliæ, ac Charissimi Consanguinei Nostri Henrici Comitis Derby, plenam Fiduciam reportantes iisdem Archiepiscopo, Willielmo Domino de Burghley, et Henrico Comiti Derby, et duobus eorum, ad Parliamentum prædictum, nomine (fn. 1) Nostro, inchoandum et tenendum, Negotiaque prædicta exponendum et declarandum, ac exponi et declarari faciendum, nec non in Negotiis illis, et Parliamento prædicto, ac omnibus et singulis in eo Emergentiis procedendum et ad facienda omnia et singula, quæ pro Nobis, et per Nos, pro bono Regimine et Gubernatione prædicti Regni Nostri Angliæ, ac aliorum Dominiorum Nostrorum, eidem Regno Nostro pertinentium, ibidem fuerunt facienda; nec non ad Parliamentum illud, si necesse fuerit, continuandum, adjornandum, et prorogandum, de Assensu Concilii Nostri prædicti, plenam, tenore præsentium, committimus Potestatem; dantes ulterius, de Assensu ejusdem Concilii Nostri, tam universis et singulis Archiepiscopis, Episcopis, Comitibus, Vicecomitibus, Baronibus, et Militibus, quam omnibus aliis quorum interest ad Parliamentum Nostrum prædictum conventuris, similiter, tenore præsentium, firmiter in Mandatis, quod iisdem Archiepiscopo, Willielmo Domino Burghley, et Henrico Comiti Derby, et duobus eorum, intendant in præmissis, in forma prædicta. In cujus rei Testimonium, has Literas Nostras fieri fecimus Patentes. Teste Meipsa, apud Westm. vicesimo octavo die Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri Viccsimo octavo.

"Per ipsam Reginam, etc.


Lord Chancellor acquaints the House with the Causes of holding this Parliament.

The Letters Patents being read, the said Three Lords, leaving their own Places, went to a Seat prepared for them, on the Right Side of the Chair of Estate, beneath the Steps. Then the Lord Chancellor, going first to the said Lords, and conferring a while with them, went to his accustomed Place, and there, in very wise and grave Manner, made Intimation of the Cause of this present Summons of Parliament; which (as he said) "were not usual Causes; not for making of Laws, whereof Her Majesty thought there were more made than were duly executed; nor for Fifteenths and Subsidies, of which although there were some Cause, yet Her Majesty would not charge Her Loving Subjects so far at this Time; but that the Cause was rare and extraordinary, of great Weight, great Peril, and dangerous Consequence: Then he declared what dangerous Practices had been contrived of late; and how miraculously the merciful Providence of God had, by Discovery thereof, beyond all human Policy, preserved Her Majesty, the Destruction of whole Sacred Person was most treacherously compassed and imagined." Here he shewed what Misery the Loss of so Noble a Queen would have brought to all Estates; and said, "That although some of them had suffered according to their Demerits, that one remained, that, by due Course of Law, had received her Sentence, which was the chief Cause of this Assembly, and wherein her Majesty required their faithful Advice; and therefore (said he) that you may usually and orderly proceed herein, you of the Commons House are to make present Choice of some One amongst you to be your Speaker; and to present him to the Lords Lieutenants as soon as conveniently you may." Then the Clerk of the Parliament read the Names of them that were appointed to receive and try the Petitions offered to this Parliament; and then the Lords Lieutenants adjourned this Parliament unto Monday next following.


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