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XXXVIII. To LORD ARUNDEL. In my right hearty wise I commend me unto your good lordship, &c. And where I am credibly informed of a certain composition concluded between my predecessors and yours, concerning the game and other liberties in the forest of Arundell, for the number of thirteen bucks or stags in summer, and for so many does or hinds in winter, which (as is more plainly specified) are yearly due unto the Archbishop of Canterbury's larder, within his manor of Slyndon 8: in consideration hereof, and forasmuch as the store of my other parks and games are now, by reason of this last vacation, utterly wasted and decayed, whereby I am at this season destitute of venison, both for myself and my friends; and so am thereby also now constrained more effectually to require of you this my said duty herein, I most heartily desire your lordship, that I may have these my said bucks or stays at your pleasure at this time. And hereafter when my game is better increased and replenished, I shall be as glad again to accomplish your requests in such like matters from time to time, &c. To my very singular good Lord, my
Harl. MSS. 6148.
Lord of Arundell.
XXXIX. THE DUKE OF NORFOLK TO CRANMER. Harl. MSS. My Lord, in my right hearty manner I commend me unto you : 6148. fol. 30. b.
signifying unto the same that the King's pleasure is, that ye do
Yours, T. Norfolke.
nQueen Anne Boleyn was now at Greenwich on the eve of her confinement, and the King was therefore anxious to collect all the documents necessary for proving the legitimacy of the child. See the next Letter.)
XL. To The DUKE OF NORFOLK. My Lord, in my right hearty manner I commend me Harl. MSS. unto your good Lordship: certifying the same, that this pre- fol. 3o. b. sent Sunday. I have caused to be delivered unto Master Cromewell all such books k and writings as have come to my hands concerning the King's Grace's great cause, according to the said Mr. Cromewell's request, made unto me therein in his said Grace's behalf. And as for all manner process had and made in the said matter, they be remaining in the hands of my Chancellor, to be reduced in authentic form according to the order of the law for such a process. And for this intent I have sent one of my secretaries to bring them unto you with all celerity he can. [1533.]
To my Lord of Norfolk his Grace.
XLI. To ROSELL!. Brother Rosell, in my right hearty wise I commend me Harl. MSS. unto you, and in likewise to my sister your bedfellow, &c. fol. 31. And where I understand that your son is very apt to learn and given to his book, I will advise you therefore that ye suffer not him to lose his time, but either that ye set him forth to school at Southwell, or else send him hither unto me, that at the least between us he utterly lose not his youth, &c. Further, I pray you have me commended unto your father and mother. And thus fare ye well. From my manor of Otteforde, &c.
XLII. To his CHANCELLOR. Master Chancellor, I commend me unto you: and so will, Harl. MSS. that, according to the due form and manner of my license in fol. 31.
[ Sunday the 7th of Sept. 1533, the day on which Queen Anne Boleyn was delivered of her daughter Elizabeth. See Letter LxxxIv.]
k (See for an account of these books Burnet, Ref. vol. i. p. 194; Foxe, Acts, &c. vol. ii. p. 631.)
[Dorothy, a sister of the Archbishop, married Harold Rosell Esq. of Radcliffe on Trent. Strype, Cranmer, p. 419; Todd, Life of Cranmer.]
that behalf, you do admit into the Arches this bringer, Mr. Doctor Cave, a civilian, in as ample manner and condition as shall be most convenient both for his state and degree therein. And thus fare you well, &c.
To Master Chancellor.
XLIII. TO THE DEAN OF THE ARCHES. Harl. MSS. Master Dean, I commend me unto you, &c. signifying 6148. fol.
the same, that inasmuch as I have admitted this bearer, 31.
Mr. Doctor Cave, for one of the Arches, I will that you in like condition and effect do consider and take the same from time to time accordingly, &c.
To Master Dean.
XLIV. To Dr. TRYGONELL. Harl. MSS, In my right hearty wise I commend me unto you, &c. 6148. f. 31. and so in like manner require the same to go unto my
Lord Chancellor m, and that in my name, not alonely to desire bis Lordship to show his lawful favour unto Master Hutton, of London, grocer, in his matter which I wrote unto you of before, but also ye will so instruct and ripe him therein, that he need not, for lack of information, be doubtful in that behalf; and in thus doing I will be as ready to show unto you like pleasure when you shall require the same. Thus fare you well, &c.
To Mr. Doctor Trygonell.
XLV. To Browgh. Harl. MSS. I commend me unto you, &c. For certain causes (moving] 6148. f. 31.
me reasonably hereunto, I charge you to be with me at Otte
m (Sir Thomas Audeley. See Letter xiv. p. 32.]
forde upon Saturday next ensuing. At your coming you shall
mind. From my manor of Otteford, &c. To Master Browgh.
Postscripta n. I commend me unto you, and where I am uncertified of Harl. MSS. the deliverance of a letter sent to you, and dated the xth
6148. fol. day of this present month, the intent and purport whereof was, that (for divers causes reasonably me moving,) you should repair unto me at Otteford, which now, inasmuch as I am in doubt of the deliverance thereof, [I] will eftsoons that you with all speed and celerity at the sight hereof do accomplish that my said intent. And at your coming you shall know further of my mind in this behalf. From my manor of Otteford.
XLVII. To John FLEMYNG. I do commend me unto you, &c. and so will, for divers Harl. MSS. considerations me moving hereunto, that ye do repair im-6148. fol. mediately after the sight hereof unto me, at my manor of Otteford, or where by chance I shall be else. At which time
you shall know further of my mind in such matters as I have to do with you. From my manor of Otteford, the xvïith day of September. To Sir John Flemyng, Curate of St.
Nicolas Parish in Bristoll.
XLVIII. To CRUMWELL. Right Worshipful Master Crumwell, in my hearty wise Chapter
House, I commend me to you: and where I am credibly informed
Westmin[In the original manuscript this appears as a postscript to a Letter well's Cor.
ster; Crumto Rosell, No. LXII, on the education of his son ; where it is ob- respondviously out of place. It must clearly have followed some such sum-ence. Ori. mons as is contained in the preceding Letter to Browgh.)
of a matter afore my Lord Chancelloro depending, between John Broke, plaintiff of the one party, and Richarde Mares and other, defendants of the other, wherein hath been used marvellous delays by the means of contrary parts and their counsel, I pray you to be for my sake good master unto the said Broke, and to such as be of his counsel in the furtherance of his right; and also to speak effectuously in your own name to my Lord Chancellor to make a speedy end in this matter P. For this doing ye shall have me at all times ready to show such pleasure as shall lie in me; and I pray you to remember my kinsman John Padley, sanctuary man in Westminster. From Otford, the xxiiith day of September.
loving friend Master Crumwell, one
In my right hearty wise I commend me unto you, &c. 6148. fol. And where I am credibly informed that this bearer, my
(Sir Thomas Audeley.) P | It may seem, that on this and many other occasions, Cranmer by making interest with the judges, interfered with the due course of law; but it may be inferred from the writings of Latymer, that this was almost the only chance which a poor man then had of obtaining justice. For his Sermons abound with complaints of legal delays; and in one which he preached before Edward VI, he exhorted the King to hear men's suits himself. “ I cannot,” he says, “go to my book, for poor folks “ come unto me, desiring me that I will speak that their matters may “ be beard. I trouble iny Lord of Canterbury, and being at his house, “ now and then I walk in the garden, looking in my book, as I can do “ but little good in it. I am no sooner in the garden and have read “awbile, but by and by cometh there some one or other knocking at “ the gate. Anon cometh my man, and saith : Sir, there is one at the
gate would speak with you. When I come there, then is it some one
or other that desireth me I will speak that his inatter might be heard, “ and that he hath lain this long time at great costs and charges, and “ cannot once have his matter come to the hearing." Second Sermon before Edward VI. 1549.]