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gard to their Readiness to enter into a Treaty, which might put a Stop to the Emperor's growing Greatness in Italy. These Ambassadors were received by The Pope, &c.

enter into a the King with great Civility, and en

Treaty with tered into a Treaty with them against Francis. the Emperor on the 17th of May; which was calculated chiefly to drive the Germans out of Italy: But, for Reasons of State, they agreed to conceal, for the prefent, what was chiefly purposed from that Treaty. However, this Conjunction was not so

priBy GEORG? CAVENDISH, Esq; in Consultation with him all o would not talk with him, com. alone, without any other of the manding my Lord to depart Lords, tilf it was dark Night, with Cardinal Campaine, who which blanked all his Enemies • had already taken his Leave of very fore, who had no other

• the King: ! Way but by Mrs. Anne Bul- ** This sudden Departure of

loigne, in whom was all their • of the King's was rhe especial : Trust and Afiance, for the Ac- Labour of Mrs. Anne Bulleigre,

? complishment of their Enter who rode with him purposely

. • prizes ; for without her they to draw him


because he feared all their Purposes would

« should not return till the Dc. • be fruftate.

parture of the Cardinals, The

. Now at Night was Warning King rode that Morning to 6 given me, that there was no 6 view a piece of Ground to Room for my Lord to lodge in • make a Park of, which was the Court; so that I was forced afterwards, and is at this Day,

· to provide my Lord a Lodging called Hard wyle-park, where in the Country about Easton, Mrs. Anne had provided him a

• a • at one Mr. Empton's House, Place to dine in, fearing his

• ¢ where


Lord came to Supper Return before my Lord Cardiby Torch-light, being late be

• nal's Departure. 'fore my Lord parted from the So my Lord rode away after King, who willed him to re- « Dinner with Cardinal Cam.

fort to him in the Morning, 'paine, who took his "Journey ! for that he would talk further towards Rome, with the King's i with him about the same Mat- Reward; but what it was I am

ter. And in the Morning my • Lord came again, at whose After their Departure, it was Coming the King's Majesty • told the King, that Cardinal was ready to ride, willing my Campaine was departed, and Lord to consult with the Lords • had great Treasure with him in his Absence, and said he of my Lord Cardinal's of Eng

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privately carried on, but the Vice-roy of Naples got Intelligence of it, which put him upon peremptorily summoning King Francis, for the last Time, to execute the Treaty of Madrid. Francis, in Answer, told him plainly, “ It was not in his Power ; but that still, to " shew he desired to live in Friendship with the Em

peror, he had sent Ambassadors to that Prince, who “ were instructed to offer him two Millions of Crowns “ of Gold as an Equivalent for Burgundy, and punc“tually to perform the rest of the Treaty. The French Ambassadors at length arrived at the

EmpeThe Secret History of the CARDINAL, land, to be conveyed in great • that he should depart unto • Sums to Rome, whither they. • Ashur, * which is a House near • surmised he would secretly re- unto Hampton-court belonging

pair out of this Realm ; info unto the Bishoprick of Win. • much, that they caused a Poft chefter. Now Ejer. « to ride after the Cardinal to "The Cardinal demanded of • search him, who overtook him them to see their Commission

at Calais, and staid him until ' that gave them such AuthoSearch was made, but there • rity ; who answered again,

was found no more than was They were sufficient Commiffion, • received of the King for a Re


and had Authority to do ne 6 ward.

less from the King's own Mouth: • Now after Cardinal Campaine Notwithstanding he would in was gone, Michaelmas Term

agree to their Demand • drew on, against whichTime my in that Behalf, without further • Lord Cardinal repaired to his • Knowledge of their Authority, • House at Westminster, and, when • telling them, That the Great • the Term began, he went into ' Seal was delivered to him by • the Hall in such Manner as he the King's own person to enjoy was accustomed to do, and fat the Minifration thereof, together

, • in the Chancery, being then with the Chancellorship, during • Lord Chancellor of England; the Term of bis Life, whereof, • after which Day he never fat ' for Surety, be had the King's

more: The next Day be staid Letters Patent to lew; which

at Home for the Coming of • Matter was much debated be• the Lords of Norfolk and Suf. 'tween him and the Dukes, folk, who came not that Day, ' with many great Words, which but the next; and did declare • he took patiently ; insomuch,

unto my Lord, that it was the " that the Dukes were fain'to • King's Pleasure he should sur- depart without their Purpose • render up the Great Seal of • at that Time, and returned to England into their Hands, and Windsor to the King. And



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Emperor's Court, which was then kept at Granado, and were quickly introduced to his Imperial Majesty; to whom, in a short Speech, they declared, “ That it

was not in the Power of the King, their Master, to perform the Article that related to the Deli

vering up Burgundy:" And desired, “ That he “ would be graciously pleased to release the King's two Sons, upon a proper Equivalent in Money, or “ their Master must have recourse to such Means as God had put into his Hands."

The By GEORGE CAVENDISH, Esq; • the next Day they returned to • I saw in all my Life: Then had

my Lord with the King's Let- • he two Chambers adjoining to ters, whereupon, in Obedience • the Gallery, the one most com

to the King's Command, my monly called the Gilt-chamber, • Lord delivered to them the the other the Council-chamber, • Broad Seal, which they brought " wherein were set two broad and to Windsor to the King.

long Tables, whereupon was set • Then my Lord called his Offi- • such abundance of Plate of all

cers before him, and took ac- • Sorts, as was almost incredible • count of all Things they had in • to be believed, a great Part • their Charge, and in his Galle- • being all of clean Gold, and

ry were set divers Tables, upon upon every Table and Cup• which were laid divers and • board, where the Plate was set, great Store of rich Stuffs, as

• were Books importing every • whole Pieces of Silk of all Co- • Kind of Plate, and every

Piece • lours, Velvets, Sattins, Musks, • with the Contents and the • Taffeties, Grograms, Scarlets, Weight thereof. • and divers rich Commodities. • Thus were all Things fur• As also there were 1000 Pieces • nished and prepared, giving

of fine Hollands, and the Hang- • the Charge of the said Stuff, ings of the Gallery were Cloth with other Things remaining

• • of Gold, and Cloth of Silver, • in every Office, to be delivered • and rich Cloth of Bodkin of • to the King as he gave Charge. • divers Colours, which were • All Things being ordered as is

hanged in Expectation of the • before rehearsed, my Lord preKing's Coming

pared to depart, and resolved • Alfo of one side of the Gal- • to go by Water ; but, before his • lery were hanged rich Suits of going, Sir William Gascoigne, • Copes of his own providing, being his Treasurer, came • which were made for the Col. • unto him, and said, Sir, • leges at Oxford and Ipswich ; I am sorry for your Grace, • they were the richest that ever for I bear you are frait to go VOL. IV.



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The Ambassadors from the Pope and the Venetians the same Day, in an Audience with the Emperor, pressed him to withdraw his Troops, to restore the Duke of Milan to his Dutchy, and to pay the King of England what was due to him out of Lombardy; or, they insinuated, Measures would soon be taken to force his Compliance.

The Emperor was nothing daunted at these extraordinary Demands, and answered the French Ambaliadors first, " That it was not in the Power of

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to the Tower. Is this the best • fangled World! Is it not a Comfort, quoth my Lord, you « Time to consider the Mutabi

can give to your Master in Ad- • lity of this uncertain World ! uerfity? It bath always been

• for the common People ever deyour

Inclination to be light of fire Things for Novelty's Sake, Credit, and much lighter in " which after turn to their small reporting of Lies. I would you • Profit and Advantage: For, if ? fhould know, Sir William, and you mark the Sequel, they had

all those Reporters too, that it • small Cause to rejoice at his is untrue, for I never deserved - Fall, I cannot see' but all

to come there : Although it hath • Men in Favour are envied pleased the King to take my by the common People, tho' Houl ready furnished for his they do minister Justice truly.

Pleasure, at this Time I would "Thus continued my Lord at s all the World foould know, I Ashur three or four Weeks, have nothing but it is of Right « without either Beds, Sheets,

for him, and of him I received « Table-cloths, or Dishes to eat i'all that I have : It is therefore their Meat in, or wherewith ? convenient and reajon to render • to buy any. But there was the same to him again. • good Store of all Kind of

• Then my Lord, with his « Victuals, and of Beer and Wine Train of Gentlemen and Yeo- • plenty ; but afterwards my men, which was no small Com- Lord borrowed fome Plates and

pany, took his Barge at his • Dishes of the Bishop of Care • private Stairs, and went by s Water to Putney, at which Time * Thus continued my Lord in ! upon the Water were Abun

• this strange Estate till after Al! dance of Boats filled with Peo- " hollantide, and, being one Day

ple, expecting to have seen at Dinner, Mr. Cromwell told ! my Lord Cardinal go to the him, That he ought in Con

Tower, which they longed to science to consider the true and fee. Oh wondring and new: good Service, that he and

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