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in the Deanry of St. Stephens to Richard Fox, Bishop of Winchester, and George, Earl of Shrewsbury, who, on the 18th of October, in the fame Year, prefented Thomas Wulcy, the King's Almoner, and he 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. In 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, l. 13, f. 3d of March, r. 3d of June,

VOL. III. Page 361, in the Note, Col. 2, Line 19, f. one Barnes, r. one Harness.

VOL. IV. Page 6, in the Note, Col. 1, 1. 20, f. on his own Horse, r. to his own House; 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, in the Note, Col. 1, 1. 16, f. Friends, r. Enemies; p. 80, in the Note, Col. 2, 1. 16, f. 1537, r. 1534; p. 160, 1. 21, f. Princess, r. Princeffes; p. 180, 1. 2, f. Philip the VIIth, r. the Ild; p. 184, in the Note, Col. 2, 1. 7. f. repose, "r. repair ; p. 207, 1. 21, f. mute Mafters, r. Moot-mafters; p 288, in the Note, Col. 2, 1. 2, f. 1741, J. 1714. MEMOIRS, p. 20, 1. 17, f. ever, r. even,







Cardinal WOLSEY


E concluded our Third

Volume with taking
notice of a Confpiracy

against his Imperial

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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 Pescara, and Jerome Moreton; and entreated the Emperor to pardon Sforza, and reftore 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 consent 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, because the People would never deliver it whilft he was a Prisoner; but, for Security of the Performance, he agreed to deliver his two eldeft Sons as Hoftages. 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 releafe 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 "his two Sons as Hoftages.That he fhould "refign to the Emperor the Dutchy of Burgundy in "full Sovereignty. That he fhould give up the Homage the Emperor owed for Flanders and Ar"tois. That he fhould renounce all Claim to Naples, "Milan, Afti, Tournay, Lifle, Hefdin, &c. That he "fhould endeavour to perfuade Henry d'Albert to refign 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 Estates.-That he should "restore 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 beft Endeavours to caufe his Towns to fall "into the Emperor's Hands.-That he should

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King of England 500,000 Crowns which the Emperor 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.Laftly, he promised, upon the Word and "Honour of a Prince, to execute all these Articles, or to return Prisoner into Spain within fix Months."


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


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


FTER this be

gan new Matters
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Imaginations of

all the Court, wherewith all 'their Stomachs were full, but

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• Now this being obtained, he by his Legatine Authority fent.

little Digestion, viz. the long-out his Commiffions for the

' concealed Affection of the

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King to Mistress Anne Bul

loigne now break out, which his 'Majefty disclosed to the Cardi⚫nal, whofe often Perfuafions on

his Knees took no Effect.

My Lord thereupon being compelled to declare to his 'Majefty his Opinion and Wifdom in the Advancement of the King's Defires, thought it not fafe for him to wade too

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Bishops of this Realm, who not long after affembled all at Westminster before my Lord ⚫ Cardinal. And not only these Prelates, but alfo the most learned Men of both Univerfities, and fome from divers Cathedral Colleges in this Realm, who were thought fufficiently able to refolve this doubtful Question.

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At this learned Assembly

⚫ far alone, or to give rafh Judg-was the King's Cafe confulted

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To confirm this Treaty, Francis and his Ambaffadors fwore, by the Sacraments and the Holy Evangelifts, to keep it all Days of his Life, and not to give Counsel to, or favour any one that should break it.

At this Time Charles was under great Perplexities, befides those already mentioned: He knew, that the Princes and Hans Towns of Germany, that had embraced Luther's Doctrine, began to take Measures to fecure themselves from the Calamities they were daily threatened with. To this was added the Dread of

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The SECRET HISTORY of the CARDINAL, of, debated, argued, and judged from Day to Day. But in conclufion, when these antient • Fathers of Law and Divinity parted, they were all of one Judgment, and that contrary to the Expectation of most • Men. And I heard fome of the most famous and learned amongst them fay, the King's Cafe was too obfcure for any Man, and the Points therein were doubtful to have any Refolution therein, and so at that time with a general Confent departed, without any Refolution or Judgment.

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In this Affembly of Bishops and divers other learned Men, it was thought very expedient that the King should send out his Commiffioners into all U•niversities in Christendom, as well here in England, as foreign Regions, there to have this Cafe argued fubftantially, and to bring with them from thence every Definition of their Opinions of the fame, under the Seal of every University, and thus for this Time were their Determinations.


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And thereupon divers Commiffioners were presently appointed for this Defign: So fome were sent to Cambridge, fome to Oxford, fome to Lorain, others to Paris, fome to • Orleans, others to Padua, all 6 at the proper Cofts and Charges of the King, which in the whole amounted to a great Sum of Money: And all went out of this Realm, befides the Charge of the Ambaffage to 'thofe famous and notable Perfons of all the Universities, ⚫ especially fuch as bear the Rule, or had the Cuftody of the Univerfity Seals, were fed by the Commiffioners with fuch 'great Sums of Money, that they did easily condefcend to their Requests, and grant their • Defires.

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