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becaufe, in discharge of our Obligations to the Encouragers of it, we have afforded them more Matter and a greater Number of Embellishments than is usually given, or might reasonably be expected.

In this Volume will be further feen what Use has been made of ancient Records, and other valuable Letters and Papers, many of which are preferved in the Exchequer Record-office: And, as to our taking fo many large Quotations from the inimitable Shakespear, we fay, that, finding him fo full of fine Imagery, in Relation to our CARDINAL, &c. we thought fome of his Scenes would be no difagreeable Parts in our History.

We must own too, that we are particularly obliged to feveral worthy Gentlemen, who furnished us with Original Letters, or other Matters, made ufe of in the Courfe thereof; which leads us here to acquaint our Readers, that the CARDINAL had another Dignity in the Church, which had escaped us, till communicated by a Gentleman (while the Index to this Volume was printing off) in these Words,



AMong the many Preferments, which Cardinal Wolfey enjoyed, I do not find any of our Hiforians mention that of the Deanry of Saint Stephens, Westminster. As you would probably take Occafon to mention this in your History, I give you the Trouble of this Letter. 1122

On the 3d of October, Anno 4to, Hen. 8. the King, by Letters Patents, granted the next Turn


in the Deanry of St. Stephens, to Richard Fox, Bishop of Winchefter, and George, Earl of Shrewsbury, who, on the 18th of October, in the fame Year, prefented Thomas Wulcy, the King's Almoner, and be was admitted and inftituted into it by John, Abbot of Westminster.


This appears by an Entry in the Register, or Leafe-books, of the Church of Westminster. the fame Book is a long Particular of the Ceremony obferved when Wolfey received his Cardinal's Cap, and is thus intitled,

Forma Inftructionis jam a Lxxv Annis, obfervat fuper Tranfmiffione Capelli rubei & Annuli ad novem CARDINALEM.

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VOL. II. Page 1, Line 6, for about Eighteen, read not Seventeen;

P. 17. 1. 15, f. 3d of March, r. 3d of June,

VOL. III. Page 361, in the Note, Col. 2, Barnes, r. one Harness.

Line 19,

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VOL. IV. Page 6, in the Note, Col. 1, 1. 20, f. on his own Horfe, r. to his own Houfe; p. 10, in the Note, Col. 1, 1. 8, for Who thought, r. Who little thought; p. 15, 1. 2, f. Chency r. Cheney; p. 51, the Note, Col. 1, 1. 16, f. Friends, r. Enemies; p. 80, in the f. Princess, Note, Col. 2, 1. 16, f. 1537, r. 1534; p. 160, 1. 21, 1. Princeffes; p. 180, 1. 2, f. Philip the VIIth, r. the Ild; p. 184, in the Note, Col. 2, 1. 7. f. repafe, r. repair; p. 207, 1. 21, f. mute Mafters, r. Moot-mafters; p 288, in the Note, Col. 2, 1. 2, f. 1741, г. 1714. MEMOIRS, p. 20, l. 17, f. ever, r. even.

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Volume with taking
notice of a Confpiracy
against his Imperial

Affairs of Spain, and Italy. France, England,


Majefty and the Spanish Forces at Milan. The Beginning of the Year, 1526,

the Commendary Herara returned from Rome to Madrid, and brought Letters from Pope Clement the VIIth, written with his own Hand, to the Emperor, in which he laboured to clear himself of the Imputation of having any Hand in the Confpiracy, by laying the Fault on the Marquis of Pefcara, and Jerome Moreton; and entreated the Emperor to pardon Sforza, and restore him to his Dominions of Milan: But, fays the Spanish Writers," the Emperor, knowing that the Duke would VOL. IV. "afcribe



"afcribe the Benefit of his Liberty to the Interceffion
"of the Pope and the Venetians, and not to his Mercy
only, made little Account of their fair Words."

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Alfo about this Time the captive King of France was brought to confent to the Reftitution of Burgundy for the Sake of his Liberty, only infifting, that it could not be performed till fome Time after he was free, becaufe the People would never deliver it whilst he was a Prifoner; but, for Security of the Performance, he agreed to deliver his two eldest Sons as Hostages. Though the Emperor thought good to take the Advice of his Council upon fo important an Affair, yet, finding their Opinions fo very different one from the other, as not to be reconciled, he refolved to release the King upon fuch Terms as could be had. Accordingly the Treaty was concluded and figned, on the 14th of January at Madrid, by which Peace and Amity feemingly was established between Charles the Vth and Francis the Ift. The chief Articles of which were,

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"That the King of France fhould marry Queen "Eleanora, the Emperor's Sifter, and have with her 200,000 Crowns in Gold.That he fhould be fet at Liberty on the 10th of March, and then deliver That he fhould "his two Sons as Hostages. "refign to the Emperor the Dutchy of Burgundy in That he fhould give up the "full Sovereignty. Homage the Emperor owed for Flanders and Ar"tois.-That he fhould renounce all Claim to Naples, "Milan, fti, Tournay, Lifle, Heldin, &c. That he "fhould endeavour to perfuade Henry d'Albert to re"fign the Kingdom of Navarre to the Emperor, or at "leaft fhould give him no Affiftance.----That within

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40 Days he fhould restore the Duke of Bourbon, "and all his Party to their Eftates.-That he fhould "reftore Philbert de Chalons, Prince of Orange, and "Michael Antonio de Saluzzo to their Principality."That he should give no fort of Affiftance to the "Duke of Guelders, and, after that Prince's Death,



"ufe his best Endeavours to caufe his Towns to fall "into the Emperor's Hands.-That he fhould pay the "King of England 500,000 Crowns which the Em"peror owed him.-That, when the Emperor fhould

go to Italy, to receive the Imperial Crown, he "fhould fend him 12 Gallies, four large Ships, and "a Land Army, or 200,000 Crowns inftead of the "Army.Lastly, he promised, upon the Word and "Honour of a Prince, to execute all these Articles, or "to return Prisoner into Spain within fix Months."


The SECRET HISTORY of the CARDINAL, by GEORGE CAVENDISH, Efq; his GentlemanUsher.


Of the King's Discovery of his Love to Miftrefs Anne Bulloigne to the Cardinal, with the Cardinal's Diflike, and also the Opinion of all learned Bishops in England, and foreign Univerfities.

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