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Item, a leyer for lie, poisaunt lx oz.
Item, a lee casse gilte, poisaunt xx oz.
Item, vj. pottes, parcell gilt, poisaunt f QQQ oz
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Item, xij. bollis, parcell gilt, poisaunt CCC oz.
Item, an almess disshe, poisaunt CC oz.
Item, a rowndebasynfor the chambour, "> xj oz
Item, ij. garnysshe of silver vesselle, "1 ^ jyj,
Item, a chaffing disshe, poisaunt lx oz.
Yeomen of Chamber
The nombre of parsons that gevith th[eir attendance] uppon Lady Pryncesse, with the nombre of ser[vaunts of her] house at the kynges charge, as followith :—
Summa personum, Of. Indorsed, The nowmbre of persones that attend upon the lady princes.
[P. 7.] Lord Darcy's Expedition To Portugal, 1511.
The commission given to sir Thomas Darcy, lord Darcy, captain of the town and castles of Berwick, to assist Ferdinand king of Arragon against the Moors, dated at Canterbury, 8 March, 1510-11, is printed in Rymer's Foedera, vol. xiii. p. 294; and at p. 296 is a document, dated Canterbury the 29th March, appointing sir Robert Willoughby de Broke, sir John Arundell, sir Peter Edgcombe, and sir Richard Carewe, surveyors of the musters made for the expedition,—which, in fact, took place in 1511, though first " set forward" in the " 2d year" of the king's reign.
[P. 8.] Expedition Of Lord Ponynges To Guelderland, 1511.
The commission directed to sir Edward Ponynges dated at Knoll, 22 June, (1511,) to assist Charles prince of Castille, duke of Burgundy, against his rebel Charles Egmunde of Geldres, will be found in Rymer's Foedera, vol. xiii. p. 302.
■ f. e. to drive away the beggars. This appears inserted in jest.
[P. 9.] Appointment Of Sir Edward Howard As
The commission of sir Edward Howard as Admiral, in consequence of the wars threatening the holy Roman church, was dated at Knoll the 7th April, 1512, and will be found in Rymer, xiii. 326: followed by the indenture of service executed by sir Edward on the following day. By the latter instrument it was ordained that sir Edward should have under him three thousand men (including himself), besides seven hundred soldiers, mariners, and gunners in the King's ship called the Regent. Of the former number were to be eighteen captains, 1750 soldiers, 1233 marines and gunners. The admiral's daily wages were ten shillings, and the captains' eighteenpence ; the men were to have five shillings a lunar month for wages, and five shillings for victuals. The ships and their tonnage were as follow:
For the victualling of which were also furnished two crayers, one of the portage of 110 tons, bearing a master, twelve mariners, and one boy; and the other of 55 tons, with a master, ten mariners, and one boy.
[P. 10.] The Campaign Of 1513.
Various original documents relating to this campaign might have been here introduced; but, as it was found that they would have very considerably extended the present volume, they are reserved, in the anticipation that they may form a separate collection, illustrating in particular the siege and capture of Therouenne, and the subsequent occupation of that city and Tournay.
Letters Of Margaret Duchess Of Savoy, 1518.
The reader will now be introduced to some remarkable pictures of the court of Henry the Eighth, during his sojourn on the continent, drawn by the hand of his illustrious visitor, Margaret duchess of Savoy, regent of the Netherlands; and which disclose the particulars of a very romantic incident in her life, in relation to the favourite of the English monarch, Charles Brandon, duke of Suffolk. A few notices of the history of this sovereign princess may be acceptable by way of introduction.
Margaret of Austria was the only daughter of the archduke Maximilian, afterwards emperor, by Mary of Burgundy, only daughter and heiress of Charles duke of Burgundy. She was born on the 10th of January, 1479. The matrimonial alliances in which she was concerned, were both numerous and, as she remarks in one of the following letters, uniformly unfortunate.
In accordance with the terms of a treaty of peace made between Louis XI. and the archduke Maximilian, in the year 1482, Margaret was affianced to the dauphin Charles, afterwards Charles the Eighth; but by the treaty of Senlis, in 1493, king Charles relinquished this alliance, and Margaret was, by his ambassadors, brought to St. Quentin, from thence to Cambray, and Valenciennes, and finally to Malines, where she was received by her brother Philip, and by Margaret of York the widow of her grandfather Charles the Bold.* Thus terminated Margaret's first matrimonial adventure, the failure of which was remembered by our Calais chronicler in 1520.b
In 1495 she was married to John prince of Spain, at the same time as her brother Philip was married to Joanna infanta of Spain/ Don John died without issue in 1497.
Margaret's next marriage was in December 1501 to Philibert duke of Savoy, who had previously married Louisa-Jolenta, daughter of Amadous VIII. duke of Savoy ; but he died without issue by either marriage in 1504.
She was then courted by king Henry the Seventh of England.d To this proposal his letter already inserted in p. 52 chiefly refers ; and in one of the volumes of the Cottonian MSS." remain not only a letter of that monarch on the subject addressed "To our trusty and well-beloved clerc and chapelein maister Thomas Wolsey," and the Latin instructions to that ambassador, but also the fragment of a French letter to a lady, supposed to be in the handwriting of the king, and addressed to the duchess.
It seems, however, that she was again fated to be deserted ; for, after the death of her brother Philip, in Aug. 1506, the views of the English monarch are said to have been transferred to his widow Joanna, the queen of Castille, and the sister of his own daughter
* Les Sceux des Comtes de Flandre, &c. par Olivier de Wree, 1641, p. 96. b See p. 29, antea. c De Wree, p. 99.
d Several documents connected with this treaty of marriage are given in Rymer. It appears that the original treaty, which is not among them, bore date 20 March, 1505 [-6.] c Galba, B. u.