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s & mechantment, (that is, basely and wickedly) the very “ Words Francisdeclared Charles should be free to charge "! him with, if he did not perform the Treaty.

No sooner was the Emperor's Resolution known, but Lanoy quitted the French Court, and proceeded to put himself at the Head of the Emperor's Army, ordered to march for Naples, and foon after he arrived in Corsica.

Matters having been carried to this Extremity, the League, that had been concluded at Cognac, was

ng By GEORGE CAVENDISH, Esq; ! served, would he go to some ! all the Doctors and Prebends

poor Parish-church thereabouts, I of the Church of York did re

and there would say the Di- pair to my Lord, according to • vine Service, and either said • their Duties, as unto the chief ! or heard Mass, and then cauf- • Head, Patron, and Father of

ed one of his Chaplains to • their Spiritual Dignities, who ! preach the Word of God to • did joyfully welcome him into ! the People ; and afterwards he • those Parts, saying, it was 1:0 • would dine in fome honest * small Comfort unto them, to House in the Town, where see their Head among them, who

should be distributed to the had been so long absent from them, • Poor Alms, as well of Meat being like to fatherless and com! and Drink, as Money to fup- fortless Children for want of his • ply the want of Meat and Presence; and, that they trusted Drink, if the Number of Poor Portly to see him amongst them ? did exceed: Thus, with other « in his own Church. To whom ! good Deeds, practising himself • he made answer, That it was during the Time of his Abode the most especial Cause of his

there between Party and Party, • Coming, to be amongst them as 'they being at Variance. About a Father, and a natural Bro§ Michaelmas after he removed • from thence to Caywood.cap.le, Sir, quoth they, you must ! within seven Miles of the underfand the Ordinances and

City of York, where we had Rules of our Church, whereof, I much Honour and Love from though you be the whole and ? all Men, high and low, where 'fole Governor, yet you are not • he kept a plentiful House for so well acquainted as we he • all Comers; also he built Iberein ; therefore, if it please and repaired the Castle, which

jour Grace, we fall (under was much decayed, having at Favour) open unto you fonte the least 300 Persons daily in Part of our antient Lau's and Work, to whom he paid Cuftoms of our Church, that Wageş laying there : Whither our head Prelate and Pastor, as


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TIMES no longer kept a Secret, but published in all the Courts of Europe, and the King of England was strongly follicited to become a principal Party therein ; which he declined, because fome Articles of that Treaty were apprehended prejudicial to his Interest, and others omitted which most concerned him; therefore Wolfey demanded, in his Majesty's Behalf, “ That Com“ miffioners might be sent by the Powers mentioned “ in this Treaty, in order that such Parts thereof “ might be qualified, wherein the King did not seem

The SECRET HISTORY of the CARDINAL, you now are, might not come every Minister of their Church

above our Quire-door, until by i was most principally and chiefduue Order be be installed. Nor ly bound to observe and infal. if you fould happen to die bed libly keep and maintain. fore your Installation, ycu should • When my Lord had read • not be buried above in the Quire; • the Records, he did intend to but below, in the nether Part of « be at the Cathedral Church of the Body of the Cburch : There- York, the next Monday after Al.

fore we bumbly defire and bes hollan-tide, against which Time Jeech you, in the Name of all our • due Preparation was made for Brethren, that you would vouch. the same; but not in so sump

Jufe to do therein, as our antient tuous a wise as were his PreFathers, your Predeceffors, have • deceffors before him : Nor yet done, and that you would not • in such sort as the Fame and break the laudable Customs of common Report was afterwards

Church i to the wbich we ! made of him, to his great are obliged by Oath, at our first * Slander, and to the falle Re. Admittance to observe, and di- porters no small Dishonesty,

vers others, which in our Chap- to become Divulgers of such ter doth remain upon Record. • notorious Lies, as I am sure they

Thefe Records, quoth my Lord, • did ; for I myself was sent by I would I feigr fee, and then shall my Lord to York, to see that

you know further of mine Advice • all Things there should be or •'and Mind in this Business. • dered and provided for that

• A Day was assigned to bring • Solemnity * in a very decent their Records to my Lord, at « Form, to the Honour of that (which Time they resorted to • antient and worthy Monattery my Lord with their Register

of York. • and Books of Records, where • It came to pass, that upon • in were fairly written their 'Albollows-day, one of the head • Institutions and Rules, which ' and principal Officers of the

faid * Yet many Authors, the Cardinal's inveterate Enemies, have averred the contrary.


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to be concerned ; and then, these Points having been settled, Henry-acceded to the Treaty.

The Spanish Writers complain of the Pope's Ingratitude upon this Occasion, and say, “ That

he was the chief Instrument of this Treaty : " That, besides the many Benefits and Favours he “ received from the Emperor, he was beholden to 4 that Prince for having always supported him

against his most implacable Enemy, Cardinal Voltieri ; maintained him in the Government of Flo

rence, By George Cavendish, Esa; faid Cathedral Church, which • Servants to go as humbly thi• should have had moft doing 'ther as might be, without any

at my Lord's Installation, was sumptuous Apparel : For I in6 with my Lord at Caywood, and tend on Sunday to come to you

sitting at Dinner, they fell in- to be installed, and to make ! to Communication of this Mat- but one Dinner for you at the ! ter, and the Order and Ceremo- Close; and the next Dar to dine

ny thereof: He saying, that my with the Mayor, and so return • Lord Cardinal should go a

again thitber. • foot from a Chapel which * The Day being not unknown * ftands without the Gates of to all the Country, the Gen• of the City, called St. James's tlemen, Abbots, and Priors,

Chapel, unto the Miniter such Provision sent in, that it upon Cloth, which should was almost incredible for Store « be distributed to the Poor • and Variety. • after his said Passage to the · The common People held " Church. Which my Lord my Lord in great Ellimation * hearing, replied, and faid, Al- • for his Purity, and Liberality,

though perhaps our Predecef- and also for his familiar Gesture fors have gone upon Cloth, yet ' and good Behaviour amongst we intend to go on foot, with- • them; by means whereof he

out any such Pomp or Glory, gained much Love of all the in the Vamps of our Hosen : People in the North Parts of And therefore gave order to his England*

CHAP. XIX. of the Cardinals Fall, and how he was arrested of High Treason. Hat chanced before his

a Sign Token from at Cay- • , that Vol. IV.


• low, * Would one think, that Mr. Cavendish could, after this and other such like Declarations, say, immediately on his Alafter's Death, Here is the End and Fall of Pride ? &c.

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rence, and at last raised him to the Papal “ Throne.”

But these Writers take no notice how perfidioufly the Emperor had dealt with Cardinal Wolsey, whom he had twice promised to astift in raising him to the Papal Chair, and both times deceived him: So that the Pope only returned to the Emperor, if the Spanish Account be true, what his Imperial Majesty had measured to Wolsey. If Men will act fally by others, why should they complain when they meet with the like Treatment?

The The Secret HISTORY of the CARDINAL,

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: low, I will now, God wille · King's Privy.chamber, should

ing, declare. My Lord's Ene- be sent down with a Commis

mies, being then at the Court fion into the North, and the • about the King in good Estima- • Earl of Northumberland, who ? tion and honourable Digni- was sometimes brought up in • ties, seeing now my Lord in " the House of my Lord. being ? great Favour, and tearing the joined in Commission with him,

King would now call him Home should arreft my Lord of High 1 again, they therefore did plot · Treason. This being resolved ? amongst themselves to dispatch upon,

Sir Walter Welch pre• him by Means of some finister pared for his Journey, with his ? Treason, or to bring him into « Commission and certain Initru. ? the King's great Indignation • ments annexed to the fame, © by some other Means.

6 and took Horse at the Court• This was their daily Study 'gate, upon Alhollows-day, to« and Consultation, having, for • wards my Lord of Northum• their especial Help and Fur- « berland's. ? therance, as many vigilant At- • Now I will declare, what I tendants upon him, as the Poets • I promised before, of a certain feign Argus had Eyes.

Sign or Token of my Lord's The King, with these their • Trouble ensuing. continual Complaints,

• Upon Albollows-day my . moved to much Indignation, Lord, fitting at Dinner, hav

and thought it good that the ing at his Board's End divers of • Cardinal should come up, and his Chaplains to bear him Coms stand to his Trial in his own pany for want of other Guests, ¢ Person ; which his Enemies did


shall now understand, that not like of. Notwithstanding my

Lord's great Cross, which • he was sent for, and after this * ftood by, sell, and in the Fall Sort.

« broke Dr. Bonner's Head, inFirst, thay devised that Sir 6 fomuch that some Blood ran Walter Welib, Knt one of the down. My Lord, perceiving

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The Pope, the Venetians, and the Duke of Milan, were the Confederates that entered into a League with Francis against the Emperor ; the Italian Princes in particular set heartily about raising an Army, in order to make a Stand against the Imperialists ; and their first Efforts were to succour the Duke of Milan, who was closely blocked up in his Castle by the Duke of Bourbon, lately returned from Spain, having taken upon him the Command of the Emperor's Army. But they were disappointed in their

good By GEORGE CAVENDISH, Esq; the Fall thereof, demanded of • Blood betokeneth Death, which • thofe that stood by him What • did suddenly after follow.

was the Matter, that they stood Now the appointed Time fe amazed? I fhewed him of • drew near for Installation; and, • the Fall of his great Cross sitting at Dinner, the. Friday

upon Dr. Bonner's Head : • before the Monday that he should Quoth my Lord, Hath it drawn have been installed at York;

any Blood ?--Yea, quoch I. With • the Earl of Northumberland, r that he cast his Head afide, and • and Mr. Welch, with a great • soberly said, Malun Omen! and Company of Gentlemen of the • thereupon suddenly said Grace, • Earl's House, and of the Coun. " and rofe from Table and went • try, whom they had gathered

to his Bed-chamber, but what • in the King's Name, to accom« he did there I cannot tell. pany them, (yet not knowing • Now mark how my Lord ex- • to what End) came to the Hall • pounded the Meaning thereof of Cayrood, the Officers being • (in his Fancy) to me, at Pon. at Dinner, and my Lord not tefrazt, after his Fall. First, • fully dined, nor knowing any

that the great Cross, that he thing of the Earl's being • bare as Archbishop of York,

betokened himself; and Dr. • The first Thing that the Auftine, the Phyfician who o- • Earl did, after he had set the 6 verthrew the Cross, was he • Hall in order, he commanded s that accused my Lord, where- • the Porter to deliver the Keys

by his Enemies caught an Oc- of the Gates to him, which <cation to overthrow him : It • he would in no wise do, ale

fell on Dr. Bonner's Head, who 6 tho' he was threatned and comm

was then Master of my Lord's • manded in the King's Name • Faculties, and fpiritual Jurif- to make Deliverance thereof to

diction, who was then dam. one of the Earl's Servants, • nified by the Fall thereof; · which he still refused, saying • and moreover the drawing of 'to the Earl, That the Keys





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