A London Provisioner's Chronicle, 1550-1563, by Henry Machyn: Manuscript, Transcription, and Modernization
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The Chronicle, 1550-1563


Folio 26r

1554-01-02 (begins on folio 26r)

The ij of January, the King of Spain's Ambassadors landed at Tower Wharf. During the whole landing there was a great shooting of guns
The Lord wylliā haward dyd saff gard them to London
& so rod to gether & in fanchyrche stret my lord the earl
of Devonshyre & dyuerſ odur mett them & rod with
them vnto durram plasse & ther they dyd a light

The second of January the King of Spain's ambassadors landed at Tower wharf. During the whole landing there was a great shooting of guns. The Lord William Howard did safeguard them to London and so rode together. And in Fenchurch Street my lord the Earl of Devonshire and divers others met them and rode with them unto Durham's place. And there they did alight.


1554-01-03 (begins on folio 26r)

The iij day of januarij my lord mayre & yechamberlain
of london dyd present vnto ye enbasadurs many great
gyfft{s} of dyuerſ thyng{s} aſ provisions for their tables of food and wine

The third day of January my lord mayor and the chamberlain of London did present unto the ambassadors many great gifts of divers things, as provisions for their tables of food and wine.


1554-01-09 (begins on folio 26r)

The ix day of januarij dynyd ye enbasadurſ of Spain
& all ye quen consell at my lord chansselerſ the bishop
of wynchester for ther waſ a grett dener as could
be had

The ninth day of January dined the ambassadors of Spain and all the Queen's council at my lord chancellor's, the bishop of Winchester, for there was a great dinner as could be had.


1554-01-10 (begins on folio 26r)

The x day of januarij ye enbasadurſ rode
vnto hamtun courtt & ther thay had grett chere as
cold be had & huntyd & kyllyd tage & rage wt
hond{s} & sword{s}

The tenth day of January the ambassadors rode unto Hampton Court. And there they had great cheer as could be had and hunted and killed tag and rag with hands and swords.


1554-01-13 (begins on folio 26r)

The xiij day of januarij ther waſ a man draue
ffrom the towre thrugh london a pone a sled vnto
vnto tyborne & ther hangyd drau & quartered for
conterffeytyng ye quen senett

The thirteenth day of January there was a man drawn from the Tower through London upon a sled unto unto Tyburn, and there hanged, drawn, and quartered for counterfeiting the Queen's signet.


1554-01-13 (begins on folio 26r)

The sam day waſ had to ye flett doctur crom
persun of aldermare ffor

The same day was had to the Fleet Doctor [Edward] Crome, parson of [St. Mary] Aldermary, for …


1554-01-14 (begins on folio 26r)

The xiiij day of januarij waſ had to ye towre
M hadyntun dwellyng in bougerowe & all yſ good{s}
seysenyd for ye quen & in ye contrey ffor proffessyng
of serten

The fourteenth day of January was had to the Tower Mr. Hadington, dwelling in Budge Row, and all his goods seized for the Queen and in the country for professing of certain …

Folio 26v

1554-01-15 (begins on folio 26v)

The xv day of January the lord Mayor
and the aldermē whent to westmynster to the Court
and ther my lord chanseler mad a protostacyoū to them and
to all othur pepull yt ye quen grace yſ myndyd to marry
with ye prynche of spayne & ye reme for to have great
benefett commyng in to ye rayme & yt he not to meddle
with affairs of state or any thyng{s} butt her consell of thyſ reame sh

The fifteenth day of January the lord mayor and the aldermen went to Westminster to the court. And there my lord chancellor made a protestation to them and to all other people that the Queen's Grace is minded to marry with the Prince of Spain. And the realm to have great benefit coming into the realm. And he not to meddle with affairs of state or any things but her council of this realm sh …


1554-01-16 (begins on folio 26v)

The xvj day of januarij waſ bered M wylliā
marchand of ye stapull of callyſ wt monymornars at
saint androuſ ondershaft aſ S rowland hyll S harry
Hubbellthorne S androw jude & dyuerſ aldermē wt
stayff{s} torchyſ & ij whyt brāchyſ & a good smon to
powre mē & vomē had good gowneſ

The sixteenth day of January was buried Mr. William, merchant of the Staple of Calais, with many mourners at St. Andrew Undershaft, as Sir Roland Hill, Sir Henry Huberthorn, Sir Andrew Judde, and divers alderman, with staff torches and two white branches and a good sermon too. Poor men and women had good gowns.


1554-01-22 (begins on folio 26v)

The xxij day of januarij waſ reynyd at yeldhall
ye lord Robart dudlay for tresun ye duke of northumber-
land sune & cast ye sam day

The twenty-second day of January was arraigned at Guildhall the Lord Robert Dudley for treason, the Duke of Northumberland's son, and cast the same day.


1554-01-25 (begins on folio 26v)

The xxv day of januarij waſ bered M
sturlay sqwyre at rychemond wt cot armur & penons
& skochyonſ of armeſ & stayffe torchyſ & ij whyt
branchyſ & mony mornarſ

The twenty-fifth day of January was buried Mr. Sturley, squire, at Richmond, with coat of arms and pennons and escutcheons of arms and staff torches and two white branches and many mourners.


1554-01-25 (begins on folio 26v)

The xxv day of januarij waſ a goodly psessyon
at powll{s} wt a l copeſ of cloth of gold wt salve
ffesta dieſ yt waſ sant powll{s} day & ther waſ a
godly masse & ye sam day M ffeknam waſ made
a prebendary at evyngsonge

The twenty-fifth day of January was a goodly procession at Paul's, with a fifty copes of cloth of gold, with Salve festa dies. It was St. Paul's Day. And there was a goodly Mass. And the same day Mr. Feckenham was made a prebendary at evensong.


1554-01-26 (begins on folio 26v)

The xxvj day of januarij began wachyng at
evere gatt in arneſ ffor tydyng{s} cam ye sam tyme
to ye quen & her consell yt S thomaſ wyatt S gorge
harper S hare ysseley M cobam & M rudston & M
kneuett{s} & dyuerſ odur gentyllmē & commonſ wher
vp & tha say be cause ye prynche of spaȳe cōmyng
in to haue owre quen for they kepe rochaster castyll
& ye bryge & odur plaseſ

The twenty-sixth day of January began watching at every gate in harness, for tidings came the same time to the Queen and her council that Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sir George Harper, Sir Harry Isley, Mr. Cobham, and Mr. Rudston and Mr. Knevett and divers other gentlemen and common were up—and they say because the Prince of Spain coming in to have our Queen—for they keep Rochester Castle and the bridge and other places.

Folio 27r

1554-01-27 (begins on folio 27r)

The city sent into Kent a great Number of Men in white Coats. The captains to command them
and the rest of the Forces were the duke of Norfolk, Earl of Ormund, Sir George Hayward, and
divers others. But many of the guards, and of the White Coats, took their opportunity and went
over to Wyat's side

deserting them & captayneſ cam hom a gain. Wyat had gotten some of the late King's
en ordenanse & so aft- theyr removyng came Wyat towards
Dartford wt yſ army toward london

The City sent into Kent a great number of men in white coats. The captains to command them and the rest of the forces, were the Duke of Norfolk, Earl of Ormund, Sir George Hayward, and divers others. But many of the guards and of the white coats took their opportunity and went over to Wyatt's side, deserting them, and captains came home again. Wyatt had gotten some of the late King's … en ordnance. And so after their removing came Wyatt toward Dartford with his army toward London.


1554-01-28 (begins on folio 27r)

The xxviij day of januarij the quen grace dyd send to
M wyatt M of ye horsse & M cornwaleſ to know what was their
in tentt & thay send word yt thay wold haue ye Queen
& ye towre in kepyng & odur thyng{s}

The twenty-eighth day of January the Queen's Grace did send to Mr. Wyatt, master of the horse, and Mr. Cornwallis to know what was their intent. And they send word that they would have the Queen and the Tower in keeping, and other things.


1554-01-29 (begins on folio 27r)

The xxix day of januarij M wyatt M harper M Iseley
M rudston M knevett & ye commonſ cōmyng marched to
blake heth & so forward toward london with a great
army commyng

The twenty-ninth day of January Mr. Wyatt, Mr. Harper, Mr. Isseley, Mr. Rudston, Mr. Knevetts, and the commons coming marched to Blackheath and so forward toward London with a great army coming.


1554-02-01 (begins on folio 27r)

The ffurst day of feybruarij cam nuw tydyngs
cam yt all craft{s} shulld ffynd ye dobull umber of men & that
non butt hossholderſ vnto ye bryge & ye gates
& ye drae bryge & ther lay grett goneſ & then
ye bryge waſ broken done after & yt euere man was
to make whyt cot{s} ffor evere howsse

The first day of February came new tidings that all crafts should find the double number of men and that none but householders unto the bridge and the gates and the drawbridge. And there lay great guns. And then the bridge was broken down after and that every man was to make white coats for every house.


1554-02-01 (begins on folio 27r)

The sam day at aft- non waſ a proclamasyon in
chepe syde ledynhall & at sant magnuſ corner
wt ha harold of armeſ & on of ye quen trumpeterſ
blohyng & my lord mare & my lord admerall haward
& ye ij shreyff{s} that ser thomaſ wyatt waſ pclamyd
traytur & rebellyon & all yſ ffellowſ a gaynst the
quen mageste & her conssell & that he wold haue
the quen in costody & the towre of london in kepyng
& thay convayd vnto evere gatt gonneſ & ye bryge
& so evere gatt wt mē in harneſ nyght & dayſ
and a bowt iij of ye cloke at after non the quen grace
cam rydyng from westmynster vnto yeldhall
wt mony lord{s} knyght{s} & ladeſ & bysshopeſ & harold{s}
of armeſ & trompeturſ blohyng & all ye gard in harneſ
Folio 27vThere she declared, in an oration, to the Mayor and the city, and to her Council, her mind
concerning her marriage, (which had occasioned all this present danger and disturbance) that she
never intended to marry out of her realm but by her council's consent and advice: and that she
would never marry, but all

her true sogett{s} shall be content with it or else
she would lyffe aſ her grace haſ don hederto. But that
her grace wyll call a plement shortely aſ might be
& aſ thay shall ffynd cause & that the earl
of penbroke sshall be cheyffe capten & general
agaynst S thomaſ wyatt & yſ ffelouſ in yefield
that my lord admerall for to be sosyatt wt yeLord Mayor to
defend & to kepe ye cete ffrom all commarſ therto after this
er ye quen grace cam ffrom yeldhall & rode to
the iij craneſ in ye vyntrer & toke her barge to
Westmynster to her own place the sam day

The same day at afternoon was a proclamation in Cheapside, Leadenhall, and at St. Magnus the Martyr's corner—with a herald of arms and one of the Queen's trumpeters blowing and my lord mayor and my Lord Admiral Hayward, and the two sheriffs—that Sir Thomas Wyatt was proclaimed traitor and rebellion, and all his fellows against the Queen's Majesty and her council, and that he would have the Queen in custody and the Tower of London in keeping. And they conveyed unto every gate guns and the bridge and so every gate with men in harness night and days. And about three o'clock at afternoon the Queen's Grace came riding from Westminster unto Guildhall with many lords, knights, and ladies and bishops and heralds of arms and trumpeters blowing and all the guard in harness.

There she declared, in an oration, to the mayor and the City, and to her council her mind concerning her marriage (which had occasioned all this present danger and disturbance), that she never intended to marry out of her realm but by her council's consent and advice, and that she would never marry but all her true subjects shall be content with it, or else she would live as Her Grace has done hitherto. But that Her Grace will call a Parliament shortly as might be and as they shall find cause. And that the Earl of Pembroke shall be chief captain and general against Sir Thomas Wyatt and his fellows in the field, that my lord admiral for to be associated with the lord mayor to defend and to keep the City from all comers thereto. After this … er the Queen's Grace came from Guildhall and rode to the Three Cranes at Vintry and took her barge to Westminster to her own place the same day.


1554-02-03 (begins on folio 27r)

The iij day of ffeybruary waſ a p proclamacyon that
whosoever do tayke S thomaſ wyatt exsept harper yseley
& rudston shuld haue a c lli land to ym & yſ heirs
for ever

The third day of February was a proclamation that whosoever do take Sir Thomas Wyatt, as well as Harper, Isseley, and Rudston, should have a hundred pounds land to him and his heirs for ever.


1554-02-03 (begins on folio 27r)

The svj iij day of feybruarij cam in to sowthwarke S thomas
wyatt & odur captayneſ at after none wt yſ army
& ye morow aft- thay mayd trenchyſ in dyuerſ parts
& dyuerſ placyſ lad wt ordenanse

The third day of February came into Southwark Sir Thomas Wyatt and other captains at afternoon with his army. And the morrow after they made trenches in divers parts and divers places laid with ordnance.


1554-02-06 (begins on folio 27r)

The vj day of feybruarij waſ shroyfftuwyssday
in the mornyng M wyatt & yſ compeny retornyd
bake towhard kyngton a pon temeſ & ther yethe bridge
waſ plukyd vpe & he causyd on of yſ mē to
swym ouer for to ffeyche a bott & so whent at
nyght toward kensyngtun & so fforward

The sixth day of February was Shrove Tuesday. In the morning Mr. Wyatt and his company returned back toward Kingston upon Thames. And there the bridge was plucked up. And he caused one of his men to swim over for to fetch a boat. And so went at night toward Kensington and so forward.


1554-02-06 (begins on folio 27r)

The sam day waſ ii hangyd a pon a gebett in paul's
chyrche yerd ye on a spy of wyatt the thodur one
waſ vnder shreyff of leseter for caryng
letturſ of the duke of soffoke & odur thyngs

The same day was two hanged upon a gibbet in Paul's churchyard, the one a spy of Wyatt, the other one was undersheriff of Leicester, for carrying letters of the Duke of Suffolk and other things.


1554-02-06 (begins on folio 27r)

The sam day cam rydyng to ye towre the duke of
ssoffoke & yſ brodur by ye yerle of huntyngton wt iij c horsse

The same day came riding to the Tower the Duke of Suffolk and his brother followed by the Earl of Huntingdon with three hundred horse.

Folio 28r

1554-02-07 (begins on folio 28r)

The vij day of February, in the forenoon, Wyat, with his Army and ordnance were
at Hyde Park corner. There the Queen's host met them, with a great number of men of armes on horseback,
beside foot. By one

of the clock ye quen men and Wyat's had a skirmish
ther wher mony slayn butt MWyat took
the way don by sant jameſ wt a grett company
& so to charyngcrosse & so forth cryng God save
queen mare tyll he cam to ludgatt & and knocked there, thinking to have entered, but the gate being kepts fast against him, he retiredfrom
ther & bake a gayne vnto tempull bare & there
folouyd hym mony man & ther he yeilded himself
unto M norray ye harold of armeſ in yſ coat
of armeſ & ther he lyctyd be hynd a gentleman
vnto ye cowrte but by ye way mony of ys men
wher slayne by ye way or thay came to
charyngcrosse what wt moreſ pykeſ & bills
and mony of wyatt mē aſ they whent were
ye quenſ ffrynd{s} & englyſ mē ondur a ffalsse
pretenſ thet he whent a bowtt to dove
way aſ thay whent & cam for to make men
beleyff that ye quen grace had gyffvyn them pdon
& dyuerſ of yſ mē toke ye quen mē by ye hand as
thay whent toward ludgatt thyſ waſ done on
aswedynsday ye ffurst yere of quen mare of england
& ye sam nyght to ye towre S thomaſ wyatt M cobham
& M vane & ij knewet{s} & odur captayneſ

The seventh day of February, in the forenoon, Wyatt, with his army and ordnance, were at Hyde Park corner. There the Queen's host met them with a great number of men of arms on horseback, besides foot soldiers. By one o'clock, the Queen's men and Wyatt's had a skirmish. There were many slain, but Mr. Wyatt took the way down by St. James with a great company and so to Charing Cross and so forth—crying “God save Queen Mary!”—until he came to Ludgate and knocked there, thinking to have entered. But the gate being kept fast against him, he retired from there and went back again to Temple Bar. And there followed him many a man. And there he yielded himself to Mr. Norroy, the herald of arms in his coat of arms, and there he alighted behind a gentleman to the court. But by the way many of his men were slain by the way ere they came to Charing Cross, what with morris pikes and bills. And many of Wyatt's men as they went were the Queen's friends and Englishmen under a false pretense that they went about to Dover … way as they went and came to make men believe that the Queen's Grace had given them pardon. And divers of his men took the Queen's men by the hand as they went toward Ludgate. This was done on Ash Wednesday, the first year of Queen Mary of England. And the same night went to the Tower Sir Thomas Wyatt, Mr. Cobham, and Mr. Vane and two Knevetts and other captains.


1554-02-08 (begins on folio 28r)

The viij day of feybruarij waſ commōdyd by ye
quene & ye bysshope of london yt powll{s} & evere pryche
that thay shuld syng te deum laudamuſ & ryngyng
ffor ye good vyctory yt ye quen grace had a ganst
wyatt & ye rebellyouſ of kent ye wyche wher
over come thankeſ be vnto god wt lytyll blud shed
& the reseduw taken & had to presun & after
wher dyuerſ of them putt to deth in dyuerſ
placeſ in londun & kentt & pssessyon evere wher
that day for joy

The eighth day of February was commanded by the Queen and the bishop of London that Paul's and every parish that they should sing Te Deum laudamus and ringing for the good victory that the Queen's Grace had against Wyatt and the rebellious of Kent. The which were overcome—thanks be unto God—with little blood shed and the residue taken and had to prison. And after were divers of them put to death in divers places in London and Kent. And procession everywhere that day for joy.

Folio 28v

1554-02-?? (begins on folio 28v)

wt in ye towre

… within the Tower …


1554-02-12 (begins on folio 28v)

The xij day of ffeybruarij waſ mad at every gate
in Londun a nuw payre of galauſ & set vp ij payrs in Cheapside
ij payr in ffletstrett one in smyth feld one payr in
Holborne on at ledynhall on at sant magnuſ one at Billingsgate
on at pep allay gatt on at sant gorgeuſ on in barnesby street
one on towr hyll one payre at charyngcrosse on pair at
Hyd parke corner

The twelfth day of February was made at every gate in London a new pair of gallows and set up: two pairs in Cheapside, two pair in Fleet Street, one in Smithfield, one pair in Holborn, one at Leadenhall, one at St. Magnus, one at Billingsgate, one at Pepper Alley Gate, one at St. George's, one in Bermondsey Street, one on Tower Hill, one pair at Charing Cross, one pair at Hyde Park corner.


1554-02-14 (begins on folio 28v)

The xiiij day of feybruarij wher hangyd at every
gatt & plasse in chepe syd vj algatt j qtered leydynhal iij
bisshope gat on & heqtered morgat one crepullgat on
aldersgatt on qtered nuwgat on qtered ludgatt on, and after quartered,
Belyngat iij hangyd sant magnuſ iij hangyd towre Hill
iij hangyd holborne iij hangyd fflett stret iij hangyd
at pep alley gat iij barunsaystret iij sant gorguſ iij
charyng crosse iiij on boyth ye fottmā & vekarſ of the
gard & ij moo at hydparke corner iij on polard a
water beyrar thoyſ iij hang{s} in chyneſ & but vij qtered
& ther bodyſ & hed{s} set a pon ye gatt{s} of london and at Paul's
chyrche yerd iiij

The fourteenth day of February were hanged at every gate and place in:

Cheapside, six;
Aldgate, one quartered;
Leadenhall, three;
Bishopsgate, one, and he quartered;
Moorgate, one;
Cripplegate, one;
Aldersgate, one quartered;
Newgate, one quartered;
Ludgate, one, and after quartered;
Billingsgate, three hanged;
St. Magnus, three hanged;
Tower Hill, three hanged;
Holborn, three hanged;
Fleet Street, three hanged;
at Pepper Alley Gate, three;
Bermondsey Street, three;
St. George's, three;
Charing Cross, four (one Booth, the footman, and Vicars, of the guard, and two more);
at Hyde Park corner, three (one Pollard, a water bearer)—those three hung in chains;
and but seven quartered, and their bodies and heads set upon the gates of London;
and at Paul's churchyard, four.


1554-02-16 (begins on folio 28v)

The xvj day of feybruary waſ mad a gret skaaffold
in vestmȳster hall for the duke of suffoke darsett

The sixteenth day of February was made a great scaffold in Westminster Hall for the Duke of Suffolk, Dorset.


1554-02-17 (begins on folio 28v)

The xvij day of feybruary waſ ye duke of soffolk
raynyd at westmȳster hall & cast for he tresun
& cast to suffer deth

The seventeenth day of February was the Duke of Suffolk arraigned at Westminster Hall and cast for high treason and cast to suffer death.


1554-02-18 (begins on folio 28v)

The xviij day of feybruarij waſ had in to kent sertain t
captenſ aſ bart & xxij mo of ye rebellyouſ to suffer death

The eighteenth day of February was had into Kent certain captains, as Brett and twenty-two more of the rebellious, to suffer death.


1554-02-18 (begins on folio 28v)

The sam day waſ a proclamasyon in london yt all
ye presonarſ in all ye presunſ of ye rebellyouſ of kent
that thay shuld go in to sowthwarke & thay yt wher
seke yt ther nameſ shuld be browth theder

The same day was a proclamation in London that all the prisoners in all the prisons of the rebellious of Kent that they should go into Southwark. And they that were sick, that their names should be brought thither.

Folio 29r

1554-02-20 (begins on folio 29r)

The xx day of February was arraigned
the lord john̄ gray ye duke of suffoke broder and cast

The twentieth day of February was arraigned the Lord John Grey, the Duke of Suffolk's brother, and cast.


1554-02-20 (begins on folio 29r)

The sam day waſ bered M gorge pgeter
thomaſ pargeter sune late mare of london
wt mony mornarſ & wt armeſ & mony gowns
gyffvyn to pore mē & vomē & wt tayff torches and
whyt branchyſ & in ye chyrche wher iiij gylt candlesticks
wt iiij grett tapurſ bornyng & yſ armeſ & the
compeny of ye clarkeſ

The same day was buried Mr. George Pargeter, Thomas Pargeter's son, late mayor of London, with many mourners and with arms. And many gowns given to poor men and women. And with staff torches and white branches. And in the church were four gilt candlesticks, with four great tapers burning, and his arms, and the Company of the Clerks.


1554-02-20 (begins on folio 29r)

The sam day waſ māſ gohyng in to kent to
canboroke & foychyd a gayn & browth to Saint
gorgeuſ cyrche & ther he waſ hangyd by four
of ye cloke at nyght for he waſ a ryche man

The same day was [Robert] Munn going into Kent to Cranbrook and fetched again and brought to St. George's Church. And there he was hanged by four o'clock at night, for he was a rich man.


1554-02-21 (begins on folio 29r)

The xxj day of feybruarij ther waſ a mā riding
a bowt london yſ ffasse toward ye horsse tayll
a qt- of velle on a for & a nodur behynd him
& a pyge borne be ffor hym skaldyd a pone a

The twenty-first day of February there was a man riding about London, his face toward the horse's tail, a quarter of veal—one before and another behind him—and a pig borne before him, scalded upon a …


1554-02-21 (begins on folio 29r)

The sam day cam rydyng to ye towre ye lord
thomaſ gray ye duke of suffoke brodur & ser
jameſ a croft knyght sum tyme depute of yrland

The same day came riding to the Tower the Lord Thomas Grey, the Duke of Suffolk's brother, and Sir James Crofts, knight, sometime deputy of Ireland.


1554-02-22 (begins on folio 29r)

The xxij day of feybruarij waſ reynyd at
westmȳster one___ bowthe sum tyme of
calleſ & cast for tresun

The twenty-second day of February was arraigned at Westminster one … Booth, sometime of Calais, and cast for treason.


1554-02-22 (begins on folio 29r)

The sam day all ye kent mē whent to ye cowrt
wt halterſ a bowt ther nekeſ & bone wt cord{s}
ij & ij to gether thrugh london to westmȳster
& be twyn ye ij tylt{s} ye powr presenarſ knelyd
downe in ye myre & the ye quen grace lokyd owt over
ye gatt & gayff them all pdon & thay cryd owt
god saue quen mare & so to westmȳst- hall & ther
thay cast ther alterſ a bowt ye hall & capeſ & in
ye stret{s} & cryd owt god saue quen mare aſ thay whent

The same day all the Kentish men went to the court with halters about their necks and bound with cords—two and two together—through London to Westminster. And between the two tilts the poor prisoners kneeled down in the mire.

And the Queen's Grace looked out over the gate and gave them all pardon. And they cried out, “God save Queen Mary!” And so to Westminster Hall. And there they cast their halters about the hall and capes and in the street and cried out, “God save Queen Mary!” as they went.

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of ye qwen garde att
the mā yt waſ kyld waſ S john̄ pr

… of the Queen's guard at … the man that was killed was Sir John Parr …


1554-02-22 (begins on folio 29v)

The sam tyme & ud day be twyne iiij & v of the
cloke at nyght my lade elysabeth grace came riding
to london thrught smyth ffeld vnto westminster
wt a c welvett cott{s} a ffor her grace And her
grace rod in a charett opyn of boyth syd{s} And with
her grace rydyng after her a c in cot{s} of scarlet
& ffyne red gardyd wt veluett & so thrugh
Fleetstret vnto ye cowrt thrught ye guen queen's
garden her grace behyng syke

The same time and day between four and five o'clock at night my Lady Elizabeth's Grace came riding to London through Smithfield unto Westminster with a hundred velvet coats before Her Grace. And Her Grace rode in a carriage open on both sides. And with Her Grace, riding after her, a hundred in coats of scarlet and fine red guarded with velvet. And so through Fleet Street unto the court through the Queen's garden—Her Grace being sick.


1554-03-24 (begins on folio 29v)

The xxiiij day of marche waſ heddyd ye duke
of ssuffoke dassett on ye towre hyll be twyn
ix & x of ye cloke a ffor none

The twenty-fourth day of March was beheaded the Duke of Suffolk, Dorset, on the Tower Hill between nine and ten o'clock before noon.


1554-03-24 (begins on folio 29v)

The sam day ye qwyn grace gaff pardon to
serten of mo mē of kentt in sowthwark
ther they cryd god saue quen mare & cast their
alterſ on hed in ye stret{s} & a bowt yt sum
had iiij or v harllerſ halterſ

The same day the Queen's Grace gave pardon to certain of more men of Kent in Southwark. There they cried, “God save Queen Mary!” and cast their halters overhead in the street and about. That some had four or five halters …


1554-03-07 (begins on folio 29v)

The vij day of marche rod a bocher rond about
london yſ fface toward ye horsse taylle wt half a
lame be fore & a nodur behynd & vell & a calff
borne a for hym a pon a polle rawe

The seventh day of March rode a butcher round about London, his face toward the horse's tail, with half a lamb before and another behind, and veal and a calf borne before him upon a pole—raw.


1554-03-08 (begins on folio 29v)

The vijj day of marche cam owt of ye towr of
london ye archbysshope of canturbere crenmer & byshop
of london waſ Rydley & M lathemer cōdame & so to
brenfford & ther S john̄ wylliā reseyuyd them &
so to oxfford

The eighth day of March came out of the Tower of London the archbishop of Canterbury, Cranmer, and bishop of London was Ridley and Mr. Latimer quondam. And so to Brentford. And there Sir John Williams received them and so to Oxford.


1554-03-09 (begins on folio 29v)

The ix day of marche waſ reynyd at westmȳster
my lord thomaſ gray ye duke of suffoke brodur & cast

The ninth day of March was arraigned at Westminster my Lord Thomas Grey, the Duke of Suffolk's brother, and cast.

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… head …


1554-03-11 (begins on folio 30r)

The xj day of marche waſ bered ser wylliam Goring
knyght in sussex wt a standard a penon of armes, with coat
armur target sward & a helmet & ther waſ a herse
of wax & viij dosen of pensell{s} & viij dosen of shocheons
ij whyt & branchyſ of wax & iiij dosen of staff
torchyſ & a harold of armeſ M chastur & he ded
owe & cared in to ye contrey by water to kyngston
& aft- by land to yſ on contrey

The eleventh day of March was buried Sir William Goring, knight, in Sussex, with a standard, a pennon of arms, with coat of arms, target, sword, and a helmet. And there was a hearse of wax and eight dozen of pencels and eight dozen of escutcheons (two white) and branches of wax, and four dozen of staff torches, and a herald of arms, Mr. Chester. And he died … owe and carried into the country by water to Kingston. And after by land to his own country.


1554-03-14 (begins on folio 30r)

The xiiij day of marche waſ in aldergatstret a woice heard
in a wall yt dyd spyke vnto serten pepul ye wyche
waſ cōplenyd vnto my lord mayre & so aft- yt was made
known by dyuerſ what ther wher & aft cared vnto prison
aſ nugatt contur & ye towre

The fourteenth day of March was in Aldersgate Street a voice was heard in a wall that did speak unto certain people. The which was complained unto my lord mayor. And so after it was made known by divers what there were. And after carried unto prison, as Newgate, Counter, and the Tower.


1554-03-15 (begins on folio 30r)

The xv day of marche waſ raynyd at westminster
ser thomaſ wyatt knyght the captayn cheyff of
kent & cast to be hedyd & aft- quartered & sett up

The fifteenth day of March was arraigned at Westminster Sir Thomas Wyatt, knight, the captain chief of Kent, and cast to be beheaded and after quartered and set up.


1554-03-18 (begins on folio 30r)

The xviij day of marche waſ kared to ye towr
of london my lade elsabeth grace ye quen syster
a ffor none

The eighteenth day of March was carried to the Tower of London my Lady Elizabeth's Grace, the Queen's sister, before noon.


1554-03-24 (begins on folio 30r)

The xxiiij day of marche waſ deleucd owt of
ye towre & had ye quen pdon the lord maqueſ
of northamtun my lord cobham & ij of yſ suneſ
& dyuerſ odur mo

The twenty-fourth day of March was delivered out of the Tower and had the Queen's pardon the lord Marquis of Northampton, my Lord Cobham and two of his sons and divers others more.


1554-03-16 (begins on folio 30r)

The xvj day of marche waſ deprevyd ye archbysshope
of yorke & ye bysshope of lynkolne doctur tayller
& the bysshope of chester ye bysshope of sant davyſ

The sixteenth day of March was deprived the archbishop of York and the bishop of Lincoln, Doctor Taylor, and the bishop of Chester, the bishop of St. David.


1554-03-17 (begins on folio 30r)

The xvij day of marche waſ deprevyd the
bysshope of harfford & the bysshope of glosetur
Commyssyonarſ yt dyd depreyffe them my lord chansseler &
my lord of durram my lord of londun my lord of chechastur
& my lord of sant asse

The seventeenth day of March was deprived the bishop of Hereford and the bishop of Gloucester. Commissioners that did deprive them, my lord chancellor and my Lord of Durham, my Lord of London, my Lord of Chichester, and my Lord of St. Asaph.

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1554-04-01 (begins on folio 30v)

The first day of April my lord chancellor the bishop of Winchester,
did consecrate and bless vi new bishops in the Church at St. Mary Overy's, before the high altar,
and a goodly mass was said.

When all waſ done thay yede vnto my Lord
Chancellor's for ther waſ aſ grett a dener aſ youe have seen
Thes be ye bysshopeſ nameſ yt wher cōsecrated: Doctor
whyt warden of wynchastur ye bysshope of lyncoln
doctur borne bysshope of bathe doctur morgan, bishop
of sant davyſ doctur brokeſ bysshope of glosster
doctur cott{s} bysshope of westchastur bysshop of
sant asse changyd to be bysshope of arfford Mmores
psun of sant magnuſ bysshope of rochastur

The first day of April my lord chancellor, the bishop of Winchester, did consecrate and bless five new bishops in the church at St. Mary Overy before the high altar and a goodly Mass was said. When all was done, they went unto my lord chancellor's, for there was as great a dinner as you have seen. These be the bishops' names that were consecrated: Doctor White, warden of Winchester, the bishop of Lincoln; Doctor Borne, bishop of Bath; Doctor Morgan, bishop of St. David; Doctor Brooks, bishop of Gloucester; Doctor Coats, bishop of West Chester; bishop of Sr. Asaph changed to be bishop of Hereford; Mr. Morris, parson of St. Magnus, bishop of Rochester.


1554-04-01 (begins on folio 30v)

The sam day at after non waſ bered my lady Ascough
the wyff of S crystofer askuw lat mare of london. She was
bered in sant john̄ ye evangelett pryche in watlyngstreet
& ye stret & chyrche hangyd wt blake & armeſ &
iiij gylt candyllstykeſ & iiij gret tapurſ & armeſ &
ij goodly whyt branchyſ & xx mē in ffrysse gowns
bayryng of stayfftorchyſ & mony vomen & then ye
compeny of ye clarkeſ & mony mornarſ & thē came
a harold of armeſ a ffor ye corse in yſ cot armes
& then ye corsse wt iiij banarſ of hemageſ borne about
her & the mornarſ & then ye craft of ye drap &
ye pryssonarſ & so to ye durge & ye morew masse M
doctur smyth dyd pryche & when all waſ done to dinner

The same day at afternoon was buried my Lady Ascough, the wife of Sir Christopher Ascough, late mayor of London. She was buried in St. John the Evangelist's parish in Watling Street. And the street and church hanged with black and arms and four gilt candlesticks and four great tapers and arms, two goodly white branches and twenty men in frieze gowns, bearing of staff torches, and many mourners. And then came a herald of arms before the corpse in his coat arms. And then the corpse with four banners of images borne about her and the mourners and then the craft of the drapers and the parishioners. And so to the dirge and the morrow Mass. Mr. Doctor Smith did preach. And when all was done, to dinner.


1554-04-02 (begins on folio 30v)

The ij day of aprell began ye plemente & ye queen
grace rod thedur in her robeſ & bysshopeſ & lord{s} in pliament
Robeſ and ther waſ a goody masse of the holygost & it was sung
to ye plemēt howsse

The second day of April began the Parliament. And the Queen's Grace rode thither in her robes, and bishops and lords in Parliament robes. And there was a goodly Mass of the Holy Ghost. And it was sung to the Parliament House.


1554-04-08 (begins on folio 30v)

The viij day of aprell wher creatyd lord{s} S john̄
of brygyſ creatyd lord shandoyſ S john wyllyam___ baron
of tame & lord chamburlayne to ye prynche of spayne &
ser antony browne M of ye prynsse of spayne horsseſ & ye
sam day my lord wylliā admerall & yſ captaynſ wher in whyt
& gren veluet & satē & taffata & sarsenett & trumpeterſ all
in gren & whyt & all ye marenarſ in whyt & gren cloth for shypeſ

The eighth day of April were created lords John Bridges [John à Bruges], created Lord Chandos, Sir John Williams, Baron of Thame and lord chamberlain to the Prince of Spain, and Sir Anthony Browne, master of the Prince of Spain's horses. And the same day my Lord Williams, admiral, and his captains were in white and green velvet and satin and taffeta and sarcenet and trumpeters all in green and white and all the mariners in white and green cloth for ships.

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1554-04-11 (begins on folio 31r)

The xj day of aprell waſ heddyd ser thomaſ Wyat
of kentt the cheyffe captayn of ye rebellyouſ of Kent
betwyn ix & x of ye cloke a for none on towr hill
after & by xj of ye cloke waſ he quartered on ye scaffold
& hyſ bowell{s} & yſ mēburſ burnt be syd yescaffold
ther & so ther waſ a care & a baskett & ye iiij qt- & the head
waſ put in to a baskett to nuwgat to be pbaylyd

The eleventh day of April was beheaded Sir Thomas Wyatt of Kent, the chief captain of the rebellious of Kent, between nine and ten o'clock before noon on Tower Hill. After, and by eleven o'clock, was he quartered on the scaffold and his bowels and his members burned beside the scaffold there. And so there was a cart and a basket and the four quarters and the head was put into a basket to Newgate to be parboiled.


1554-04-12 (begins on folio 31r)

The xij day of aprell waſ S thomaſ wyatt's head
sett a pon ye gallauſ on hay hyll be syd hyd park where
dyd hangyd iij mē in chyneſ a pon a stake wh
cam to cum to london & ther ye qweynſ mē and Wyat's
mē dyd skryssmyſ wher he & yſ captaynſ wher over
cum thanke be vnto god & on quart- of yſ set
a pon a jubett on myll end gren & a nodur beside
nuwyngtun be yonde sant gorgeſ in sowthwarke & another
be syd sant thomaſ of wateryng{s} & ye iiij qt- at

The twelfth day of April was Sir Thomas Wyatt's head set upon the gallows on Hay Hill beside Hyde Park, where did hang three men in chains upon a stake, who came to London.

And there the Queen's men and Wyatt's men did skirmish, where he and his captains were overcome—thanks be to God!

And one quarter of his set upon a gibbet on Mile End Green and another beside Newington beyond St. George's in Southwark and another beside St. Thomas of Watering and the fourth quarter at …


1554-04-13 (begins on folio 31r)

The xiij day of aprell waſ a proclamasyon waſ made
that what so mever he wher yt cold bryng forth
hym or her that dyd hang ye catt on ye galauſ
he shuld haue xx marke ffor yſ labur

The thirteenth day of April was a proclamation was made that whatsomever he were that could bring forth him or her that did hang the cat on the gallows, he should have twenty marks for his labor.


1554-04-16 (begins on folio 31r)

The xvj day of aprell waſ sett vp in sant androweſ
vndershafft for M kyrtun alderman of london &
marchand tayller of london & marchand of the stapull
of calleſ wt a cote armur iiij penonſ of armeſ
goodlyonſ & sett vp over yſ tombe

The sixteenth day of April was set up in St. Andrew Undershaft for Mr. Kirten, alderman of London and merchant tailor of London and merchant of the Staple of Calais, with a coat of arms, four pennons of arms, goodly ones, and set up over his tomb.


1554-04-17 (begins on folio 31r)

The xvij day of aprell waſ had to yeldhall S
necolauſ ffrogmortun S jameſ a crost M wynter
M vaghan & ther waghan gaff evedenſ a gaynst
S necolaſ ffrogmortun of tresun but ye qwest
dyd qwytt hym

The seventeenth day of April was had to Guildhall Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, Sir James Crofts, Mr. Winter, Mr. Vaughan. And there Vaughan gave evidence against Sir Nicholas Throckmorton of treason, but the inquest did acquit him.

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1554-04-21 (begins on folio 31v)

The xxij day of april were two men set on the pillory in Cheap, for speaking seditious words and false lies against the Queen and her council.
And on had hyſ heres nailed to the pillory.

The twenty-first day of April were two men set on the pillory in Cheapside for speaking seditious words and false lies against the Queen and her council. And one had his ears nailed to the pillory.


1554-04-23 (begins on folio 31v)

The xxiij day of aprell waſ sant gorge day and the Queen
grace whent vnto ye chapell & whent a prossession
with all ye kynght{s} of ye garter yt waſ ther pressent to
St. Jameſ in ye ffeld ther wher creatyd ye sam day knights of the
garter the prynsse of spayn one & ye yerle of ssussex

The twenty-third day of April was St. George's Day. And the Queen's Grace went unto the chapel and went on procession with all the knights of the Garter that were there present to St. James in the Field. There were created the same day knights of the Garter the Prince of Spain, one, and the Earl of Sussex.


1554-04-28 (begins on folio 31v)

The xxviij day of aprell waſ heddyd of the Tower
hyll betwyn ix & x of ye cloke a for none my lord
thomaſ gray the duke of ssuffoke dassett brother &
bered at allalowe barkyng & ye hed

The twenty-eighth day of April was beheaded of the Tower Hill between nine and ten o'clock before noon my Lord Thomas Grey, the Duke of Suffolk, Dorset's, brother, and buried at All Hallows Barking. And his head …


1554-04-29 (begins on folio 31v)

The xxix day of aprell waſ raynyd at yuild Hall
S jameſ a croft late depute of yrland & cast & M
wynter whent ther too

The twenty-ninth day of April was arraigned at Guildhall Sir James Crofts, late deputy of Ireland, and cast. And Mr. [William] Winter went there too.


1554-04-29 (begins on folio 31v)

The sam day waſ bered my lade dudley late wife
of barne of dudley in sant magarett in westminster
wt iiij banerſ of emageſ & mony gowēſ & hong with
blake & armeſ for my lade waſ ontt vnto yeDuke
of ssuffoke dasset ye wyche waſ hedyd latt

The same day was buried my Lady Dudley, late wife of Baron of Dudley, in St. Margaret's in Westminster, with four banners of images and many gowns and hung with black and arms, for my lady was aunt unto the Duke of Suffolk, Dorset, the which was beheaded lately.


1554-04-30 (begins on folio 31v)

The xxx j day of aprell began ye postyll maſ at poul's
at ye v of ye cloke in ye mornyng evere day

The thirtieth day of April began the Apostles' Mass at Paul's at the five o'clock in the morning, every day.


1554-05-03 (begins on folio 31v)

The iij day of may at ye cowrt of sant james
the quen grace whent a prossessyon wt in sant Jame's
wt harold{s} & siant{s} of armeſ & iiij bysshopeſ mytred
& all iij dayſ thay whent her chapell a bowt the
ffeld{s} forst day to sant jyleſ & ther song masse
ye next day tuwyse day to sant martenſ in ye ffelds
a smon & song masse & so thay dronke ther & ye iij
day to westmȳster & ther a smon & then masse
& mad good chere & aft- a bowt ye parke & so to
sant jameſ cowrt ther

The third day of May at the court of St. James the Queen's Grace went on procession within St. James, with heralds and sergeants of arms and four bishops mitered. And all three days they went to her chapel about the fields. First day to St. Giles and there sung Mass. The next day, Tuesday, to St. Martin-in-the-Field, a sermon and sung Mass and so they drank there. And the third day to Westminster and there a sermon and then Mass and made good cheer. And after, about the park. And so to St. James's court there.

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1554-05-03 (begins on folio 32r)

The same rogation week went out of the Tower, on procession, priests and clerks,
and the Lieutenant with all his waiters. And the Ax of the Tower borne in procession - the waits
There joined the procession inhabitants of
Sant katheryn, Radcliff, Limehouse
Popular sthrafford sordyche wt all them that belonged
to ye towr wt ther halbard{s} a bowt yefields of
Saint katherynſ & ye prevelegyſ

The same rogation week went out of the Tower, on procession, priests and clerks, and the lieutenant with all his waiters. And the ax of the Tower borne in procession. The waits attended. There joined the procession inhabitants of St. Katherine, Ratcliff, Limehouse, … Stratford, Shoreditch, with all them that belonged to the Tower with their halberds about the fields of St. Katherine. And the privileges …


1554-05-?? (begins on folio 32r)

The ___ day of may waſ raynyd at yeGuild Hall
M wylliā thomaſ clarke to ye consell & cast to
ssuffer deth to be drau & qtered

The … day of May was arraigned at the Guildhall Mr. William Thomas, clerk to the council, and cast to suffer death, to be drawn and quartered.


1554-05-?? (begins on folio 32r)

The ___ day of may waſ a proclamasyon made
yt no man shuld not talke of no thyng{s} of ye qwen

The … day of May was a proclamation made that no man should not talk of no things of the Queen.


1554-05-08 (begins on folio 32r)

The viij day of may wase all the craft{s} warnyd to cum
in ther leveray & they wher cōmōdyd yt they should

The eighth day of May was all the crafts warned to come in their livery. And they were commanded that they should …


1554-05-10 (begins on folio 32r)

The x day of may waſ durge at westmȳster & at Paul's
wt torche lyght & ye morow after & at westmȳster was mass
& ther they dyd offer mony of ye quen consell & dyverſ lord{s} did offer money for the
ssoll{s} of kyng henry ye vijth & quen elsabeth & for kyng henry
viijth & qwene katheryn & kyng edward ye vjth

The tenth day of May was dirge at Westminster and at Paul's, with torchlight. And the morrow after and at Westminster was Mass. And there they did offer money of the Queen's council. And divers lords did offer money for the souls of King Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth, and for King Henry VIII and Queen Katherine, and King Edward VI.


1554-05-14 (begins on folio 32r)

The xiiij day of may waſ ye ffyssmon̄gerſ & sant peterſ
in cōrhyll prossessyon wt a goodly qwyre of clarkeſ syngyng
& a iiijxx of prest{s} wayryng copeſ of cloth of gold & so
ffolohyng my lord mayre & ye althemē in skarlet{s} & then
the compeny of ffyssmonger in ther leveray & they & ye
offeserſ beyryng whyt rod{s} in ther hand{s} & so to powll{s} & ther
they dyd ther oblassyon after old ffassyon

The fourteenth day of May was the fishmongers' and St. Peter in Cornhill procession with a goodly choir of clerks singing and a eighty of priests wearing copes of cloth of gold. And so following, my lord mayor and the aldermen in scarlet and then the Company of Fishmongers in their livery, and they and the officers bearing white rods in their hands, and so to Paul's. And there they did their oblation after old fashion.


1554-05-06 (begins on folio 32r)

The vj day of may waſ a goodly evyngsong at yeldhall
colege by ye masterſ of ye clarkeſ & ther ffelowshype of clarkeſ
wt syngyng & playng aſ youe haue hard

The sixth day of May was a goodly evensong at Guildhall College by the masters of the clerks and their Fellowship of Clerks, with singing and playing as you have heard.

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1554-05-06 (begins on folio 32v)

The morrow after was a great mass at the same place, and by the same fraternity, when
every clerk offered an halfpenny. The mass was sung by divers of the Queen's Chapel, and children. And after
mass done, every clerk went their procession two and two together, each
g a surpleſ & a ryche cope & a garland. After
them iiijxx standard{s} stremarſ & banerſ & evere on that bare
them had a nobe or ell{s} a surpleſ & ij & ij together;then
cam the wayt{s} playng & then be twyn xxx clarks and a
qwyre syngyng salve fasta dyeſ so ther wher iiij qweres. Then
came a canepe borne by iiij of ye masterſ of ye clarks over
ye sacrament wt a xij stayff torchyſ bornyng up
Saint lauranſ lane & so to ye farther end of chep and back
agayn up cornhyll & so to ledynhall & so down to byshopsgate
stret vnto sant albrowsse chyrche & ther they dyd put off their
copeſ & so to dener evere mā & ther evere on that bare a
stremar had monay aſ they wher of bygneſ ther

The morrow after was a great Mass at the same place and by the same fraternity, when every clerk offered halfpenny. The Mass was sung by divers of the Queen's Chapel and children. And after Mass done, every clerk went in their procession two and two together, each having a surplice and a rich cope and a garland. After them, eighty standards, streamers, and banners. And everyone that bore them had an alb or else a surplice, and two and two together. Then came the waits playing. And then between thirty clerks and a choir singing Salve festa dies, so there were four choirs. Then came a canopy borne by four of the masters of the clerks over the sacrament, with a twelve staff torches burning, up St. Lawrence Lane. And so to the farther end of Cheap and back again, up Cornhill and so to Leadenhall and so down to Bishopsgate Street unto St. Ethelburga's Church. And there they did put off their copes. And so to dinner every man. And there everyone that bore a streamer had money as they were of substance there.


1554-05-14 (begins on folio 32v)

The xiiij day of may waſ creatyd my lord garrett
the yerle of kyldare

The fourteenth day of May was created my Lord Garrett the Earl of Kildare.


1554-05-15 (begins on folio 32v)

The xv day of may cam haknay prossessyon to powll's
& aft cam sant clement prossessyon & ye mare & althermen
& ther wher goodly quersse syngyng

The fifteenth day of May came the hackney's procession to Paul's, and after came St. Clement's procession and the mayor and aldermen. And there were goodly choirs singing.


1554-05-16 (begins on folio 32v)

The xvj day of may cam to powll{s} eslyngton pssessyon

The sixteenth day of May came to Paul's Islington procession.


1554-05-18 (begins on folio 32v)

The xviij day of may waſ draue a pone a sled a proper
man namyd wylliā thomaſ from ye towre vnto tyborne yepretense of treason
he waſ clarke to ye conssell & he waſ hangyd & after yſ head
strykyn of & then quartered & ye morow aft- yſ hed waſ set
on london bryge & iij qt- set over crepull gate

The eighteenth day of May was drawn upon a sled a particular man named William Thomas, from the Tower unto Tyburn, the allegation of treason. He was clerk to the council. And he was hanged and after his head struck off and then quartered. And the morrow after his head was set on London Bridge and three quarters set over Cripplegate.


1554-05-20 (begins on folio 32v)

The xx day of may my lade elsabeth ye quen syster
cam owt of ye towre & toke her barge at towre warffe
& so to rychemond & ffrom thenſ vnto wyndsor & so to

The twentieth day of May my Lady Elizabeth, the Queen's sister, came out of the Tower and took her barge at Tower wharf and so to Richmond. And from thence unto Windsor and so to Woodstock.


1554-05-16 (begins on folio 32v)

The xvj day of may & ye ffurst yere of quen mare
waſ henry machun lvj yere old an̄o dm̄ M vc liiij

The sixteenth day of May and the first year of Queen Mary was Henry Machyn fifty-six years old, anno Domini 1554.

Folio 33r

1554-05-23 (begins on folio 33r)

The xxiij of May a certain woman was set on the pillory in Cheapside for speaking lies and seditious words against the queen's majesty.

The twenty-third of May a certain woman was set on the pillory in Cheapside for speaking lies and seditious words against the Queen's Majesty.


1554-05-24 (begins on folio 33r)

The xxiiij day of may waſ Corpuſ xp̄i day &
ther wher mony goodly pressyonſ in mony pryshes in
London aſ yll for mony had long torchyſ garnyshyd after the
old ffassyounſ & stayffe torchyſ bornyng & mony canopies
borne a bowt ye strett & sant pulcurſ pryche went
a bowt ther owne pryche & in smyth feld as they
wher goohyng ther cam a man vnto ye prest that bare
ye ssacrament & began to pluke ytt owt of his hand
& contenēt he druw yſ dager
& cōtenēt he waſ taken & cared to nuwgate

The twenty-fourth day of May was Corpus Christi Day, and … there were many goodly processions in many parishes in London as well, for many had long torches garnished after the old fashions—and staff torches burning and many canopies borne about the street. And St. Sepulchre's parish went about their own parish and in Smithfield. As they were going, there came a man unto the priest that bore the sacrament and began to pluck it out of his hand. And immediately he drew his dagger. And immediately he was taken and carried to Newgate.


1554-05-25 (begins on folio 33r)

The xxv day of may waſ ij mē set on yepillory in
chepe one yſ er waſ naylyd for horabull lies and
ssedyssyouſ word{s} aganst ye quen mageste & her council
& thodur waſ for sedyssyouſ & slanderouſ words a
gaynst ye quen mageste & her cōsell & ye magestrates

The twenty-fifth day of May was two men set on the pillory in Cheap. One, his ear was nailed for horrible lies and seditious words against the Queen's Majesty and her council. And the other was for seditious and slanderous words against the Queen's Majesty and her council and the magistrates.


1554-05-25 (begins on folio 33r)

The xxv day of may ye wyche waſ ye sam day whent owt of
ye towre northwarde ye yerle of devonshyre & cared
in to northhamtunshyre to a castyll callyd___
wt serten of ye gard & dyuerſ knyght{s} by iij & iiij
of ye cloke in ye mornyng

The twenty-fifth day of May, the which was the same day, went out of the Tower northward the Earl of Devonshire and carried into Northamptonshire to a castle called … with certain of the guard and divers knights, by three and four o'clock in the morning.


1554-05-26 (begins on folio 33r)

The xxvj day of may waſ ye sam maſ mā yt had yſ
her naylyd a ffor waſ yſ thudur her naylyd
& a womā sett on ye pelere for spykyng of serten
word thuchyng ye quenſ prosedyng{s} & ye consell

The twenty-sixth day of May was the same man that had his ear nailed before was the other ear nailed, and a woman set on the pillory for speaking of certain word touching the Queen's proceedings and the council.


1554-05-27 (begins on folio 33r)

The xxvij day of may whent owt of ye towre vnto
westmȳster hall … by land & cam my lord john̄
gray ye duke of suffoke brodur latt beheddyd

The twenty-seventh day of May went out of the Tower unto Westminster Hall by land and came my Lord John Grey, the Duke of Suffolk's brother late beheaded.

Folio 33v

1554-05-29 (begins on folio 33v)

On the xxix of May, the queen removed from St. James's, passing thro' the park,
and took her barge at Whitehall, and so to Richmond, to meet
byloved on her progress

On the twenty-ninth of May, the Queen removed from St. James's, passing through the park, and took her barge at Whitehall and so to Richmond, … beloved, on her progress.


1554-05-30 (begins on folio 33v)

The xxx day of may waſ ij sett on ye pelere a man and a woman
but ye woman had her ere nayled to ye pellory for
spykyng of ffalleſ lyeſ & rumerſ ye mā was for
sedyssyouſ word{s} & slanderouſ word{s}

The thirtieth day of May was two set on the pillory, a man and a woman. But the woman had her ear nailed to the pillory for speaking of false lies and rumors. The man was for seditious words and slanderous words.


1554-05-31 (begins on folio 33v)

The xxxj day of may waſ a marchand mā of
waſ slayne by a servyngman wt in sant marten

The thirty-first day of May was a merchant man of … was slain by a serving man within St. Martin …


1554-06-01 (begins on folio 33v)

The ffurst day of junij waſ ye sam womā set on ye pillory
for her ere waſ naylyd a ffor waſ her thudur ere nayled
thyſ sam day for ye sam offensse

The first day of June was the same woman set on the pillory. For her ear was nailed before, was her other ear nailed this same day for the same offense.


1554-06-04 (begins on folio 33v)

The iiij day of junij wasse all ye galuſ in london
plokyd done in all plaseſ

The fourth day of June were all the gallows in London pulled down in all places.


1554-06-04 (begins on folio 33v)

The sam day ye mayre of london & ye althermē cammōded
that a skaffold shuld be mad a bowt ye crosse for to be gilded
a gaynst ye prynsse of spayne cōmyng in

The same day the mayor of London and the aldermen commanded that a scaffold should be made about the cross for to be gilded against the Prince of Spain's coming in.


1554-06-04 (begins on folio 33v)

The sam tyme wher grantyd by ye lordmayre & ye alderman
& ye cōmon conssell a xv & a d for ye commōsse
payd fforth wt all toward ye commyng of ye prynce
of spayne

The same time were granted by the lord mayor and the alderman and the common council a fifteen and a penny for the commons, paid forthwith, all toward the coming of the Prince of Spain.


1554-06-04 (begins on folio 33v)

The sam tym wher commōdyd yt ij althermē to wach
euere nyght & j or ij constabull to wache euere nyght
tyll iij or iiij of ye cloke in ye mornyng

The same time were commanded that two aldermen to watch every night and one or two constables to watch every night till three or four o'clock in the morning.


1554-06-09 (begins on folio 33v)

The ix day of junij waſ ye crosse in chep covered
wt canueſ ffrom ye ffott to ye tope & endyd for ye prynce's coming
& gyldyd

The ninth day of June was the cross in Cheap covered with canvas from the foot to the top, and painted, for the prince's coming, and gilded.


1554-06-10 (begins on folio 33v)

The x day of junij dyd pryche at powll{s} crosse M
Doctor Pendleton ___ & be twyn x & a xj of ye cloke ther
waſ a gune shott over ye prycher & yt ye wall
yt waſ a pellett of tyne &

The tenth day of June did preach at Paul's Cross Mr. Doctor Pendleton … and between ten and eleven o'clock there was a gunshot over the preacher and hit the wall. It was a pellet of tin.

Folio 34r

1554-06-13 (begins on folio 34r)

The xiij day of juni waſ a grett ffray between
ye lord warden servand{s} of kentt & the Ineſ of
gray Inn lynkolne In & sum slayne & hurt

The thirteenth day of June was a great affray between the lord warden's servants of Kent and the Inns of Court: Gray's Inn, Lincoln's Inn. And some slain and hurt.


1554-06-24 (begins on folio 34r)

The xxiiij day of junij waſ a goodly masse kept
at sant edmond in lumbardstrett for ye strangerſ …
& the chyrche hangyd wt wt ryche cloth

The twenty-fourth day of June was a goodly Mass kept at St. Edmund in Lombard Street for the foreigners. And the church hanged with rich cloth.


1554-06-25 (begins on folio 34r)

The xxv day of junj a nodur masse kept at
ye gray frerſ for ye sextonſ of london & after
pressessyonſ wt the whet{s} plahyng & clarkes
syngyng thrug chepe syd vnto soper lane & back
a gayn thrug powll{s} chyrche yerd by M dene's place
& thrug warwyke lane vnto ye gray ffrerſ & so to
dener vnto ye kukeſ hall

The twenty-fifth day of June another Mass kept at the Grey Friars for the sextons of London. And after, processions with the waits playing and clerks singing through Cheapside unto Soper Lane and back again through Paul's churchyard, by Mr. Dean's place and through Warwick Lane unto the Grey Friars. And so to dinner unto the Cooks' Hall.


1554-06-25 (begins on folio 34r)

The sam day cam to london by water the
prynche of pymon wt a grett compeny of
spaneard{s} sum had crossee sum red & sum gren
& sum whyt & so to

The same day came to London by water the Prince of Piedmont with a great company of Spaniards. Some had crosses, and red and some green and some white. And so to …


1554-06-29 (begins on folio 34r)

The xxix day of junj ye wyche waſ sant peter
& powll{s} day waſ a ffayre at westmynst- abbay
& ther waſ goodly pressessyon & after ye masse
& ther ye prynsse of pymon & dyuerſ spaneard{s}
& hard messe in kyng henry ye vij chapell

The twenty-ninth day of June, the which was St. Peter and Paul's Day, was a fair at Westminster Abbey. And there was goodly procession, and after, the Mass. And there the Prince of Piedmont and divers Spaniards and heard Mass in King Henry the VII's chapel.


1554-07-06 (begins on folio 34r)

The xxx vj day of julij waſ a goodly sermon on
of the prebendareſ of powll{s} & ther waſ a nuw skaffold
mayd ther for ye mayd yt spake in ye wall & wystelyd
in althergatstret & she sayd openly yt yt waſ on john̄
drakeſ S antony knevett suand & she whept peteful
ly & she knelyd & askyd god mercy & ye quen & bad
all pepull be ware of ffalsse thechyng for she sayd
that she shuld haue many goodly thyng{s} gyffyn her

The sixth day of July was a goodly sermon by one of the prebendaries of Paul's. And there was a new scaffold made there for the maid that spoke in the wall and whistled in Aldersgate Street. And she said openly that it was one John Drakes, Sir Anthony Knevett's servant. And she wept pitifully. And she kneeled and asked God's mercy and the Queen's, and bade all people beware of false teaching, for she said that she should have many goodly things given her.

Folio 34v

1554-07-21 (begins on folio 34v)

The xxj day of julij by x of ye cloke was proclaimed
thrug london yt ye prynche of spayne waſ landed at
Southampton ___ & that evere pere & lord & lade resort
vnto her grace cete of wynchester wt all sped to her
graceuſ weddyng

The twenty-first day of July by ten o'clock was proclaimed through London that the Prince of Spain was landed at Southampton … and that every peer and lord and lady resort unto Her Grace's city of Winchester with all speed to her gracious wedding.


1554-07-21 (begins on folio 34v)

The ssam after non cōmondyd by my lord Mayor
thet hevere man shuld make bone ffyres in every
strett so ther waſ mony plaseſ had tabulſ & plenty of good liquor
tyll x at nyght & ryngyng & playhyng

The same afternoon commanded by my lord mayor that every man should make bonfires in every street. So there was many places had tables and plenty of good liquor till ten at night and ringing and playing.


1554-07-23 (begins on folio 34v)

The xxiij day of julij wher commōdyd that evere parish in London
shuld goo a pssessyon & to syng Te deum lādam in
evere pryche in london & ryngyng of ye bell{s} . . .

The twenty-third day of July were commanded that every parish in London should go on procession and to sing Te Deum laudamus in every parish in London and ringing of the bells.


1554-07-29 (begins on folio 34v)

The xxix day of julij dyd pryche at powll{s} cross
M harpffeld & he dyd pray in yſ bed{s} for yeKing
& ye quen / phelype & mare by ye grace of god kyng
and quene of england ffransse napulſ jerusalem &
jerland deffendorſ of the ffayth prynceſ of spain
and sycylye archedukeſ of austryche dukeſ of
mylayne burgundye & brabant conteſ of
… haspurge fflandurſ and Tyrole
what theſ stylle aſ yſ a ffor

The twenty-ninth day of July did preach at Paul's Cross Mr. Harpsfield. And he did pray in his prayers for the King and the Queen—Philip and Mary—by the grace of God King and Queen of England, France, Naples, Jerusalem, and Ireland, Defenders of the Faith, Princes of Spain and Sicily, Archdukes of Austria, Dukes of Milan, Burgundy, and Brabant, Counts of Hapsburg, Flanders, and Tyrol—what these style as is before.


1554-07-30 (begins on folio 34v)

The of xxx day julij waſ bered at grenw
ser Robart whentworth knyght wt armeſ
dyuerſ mornarerſ

The thirtieth of day July was buried at Greenwich Sir Robert Wentworth, knight, with arms and divers mourners.


1554-09-06 (begins on folio 34v)

The vi day of september wher creatyd s antony
browne creatyd vyconte lord montyguw

The sixth day of September were created Sir Anthony Browne created viscount, Lord Montague.

Folio 35r

1554-08-01 (begins on folio 35r)

The first day of August, the King and Queen were proclaimed in London, with all
these their titles. Which were greatly augmented when the Emperor, his Father, resigned and laid
aside his Empire. For then thus ran his swelling style: Phillip, by the Grace of God, King of Castile,
Aragon, the two sicilies, Jerusalem, Navar, Franado, Toledo, Valentia, Gallicia, Malerca, Sivil,
Serdona, Cordona, Musia, Corsiga, Jaen, Algarve, Algasica, Giberaltarre, the Islands of the Canaries,
the Islands of the Indies, and of the Ocean Seas; Archduke of Austria, Marquess of Oreston, Errel Barsillonia, Biscay, Molina;
eſ of melayne burgundye & brabant … Count of
Haspurge fflandurſ and Tyrole

The first day of August, the King and Queen were proclaimed in London, with all these their titles. Which were greatly augmented when the emperor, his father, resigned and laid aside his empire. For then thus ran his swelling style: Philip, by the Grace of God, King of Castile, Aragon, the two Sicilies, Jerusalem, Navarre, Granada, Toledo, Valencia, Gallicia, Mallorca, Seville, Sardinia, Cordova, Musia, Corsica, Jaen, Algarve, Algasica, Gibralter, the Islands of the Canaries, the Islands of the Indies, and of the Ocean Seas; Archduke of Austria, Marquess of Oreston, Earl Barcelona, Biscay, Molina; Dukes of Milan, Burgundy, and Brabant, Count of Hapsburg, Flanders, and Tyrol.


1554-08-06 (begins on folio 35r)

The vi day of august waſ bered M lam
altheman & draper wt mony mornarſ & they
barre stayff torchyſ had mantyll ffryresse gow
and ye armeſ of yſ craft & ye armeſ ye ma
ye ventorerſ

The sixth day of August was buried Mr. Lambard, alderman and draper, with many mourners. And they bore staff torches and frieze mantle gowns and the arms of his craft and the arms of the merchant the venturers.


1554-08-07 (begins on folio 35r)

The vii day of august waſ bered ye wyff
lambard alderman & draper wt in ye monyth of the
sam wt torchyſ & tapurſ

The seventh day of August was buried the wife of Mr. Lambard, alderman and draper, within the month of the same, with torches and tapers.


1554-08-08 (begins on folio 35r)

The viii day of august waſ bered ye gentle
M austyne hynd altherman ye wyche hyt had
plesyd almyghty god yt he had leuyd tyll myghe
he shuld had byne ye nuw mayre of thyſ n
cete of london wt a standard & a cote of armor
& iiij penonſ of armeſ & a clxiiijxx of mantyll ffryss
gowneſ for mē & womē & ye women hauyng raylleſ
wt xxiiij torchyſ & ij fayre whyt brāchyſ & mony
mornareſ & ye compenye of ye clarkerſ & wt vj
dosen of of schochyonſ of yſ armeſ & a c of
blake gowneſ & a boyffe ye nombur & aft- a gret dene-

The eighth day of August was buried the gentle Mr. Austin Hynde, alderman—the which it had pleased Almighty God that he had lived till Michaelmas, he should had been the new mayor of this noble City of London—with a standard and a coat of armor and four pennons of arms and a 180 of frieze mantle gowns for men and women and the women having neckerchiefs, with twenty-four torches and two fair white branches and many mourners and the Company of the Clerks and with six dozen of escutcheons of his arms and a hundred of black gowns and above the number, and after, a great dinner.


1554-09-07 (begins on folio 35r)

The vij day of september waſ bered in sant bothulff
wt owt bysshope gate chyrche good M jameſ suttun
sqwyre & clarke of ye gren cloth vnto kyng henry ye viijth
& vnto kyng edward ye vjth & vnto quen mare & so ded
wt a cot armur & a penon of armeſ & ij dosen of shochyons
& ij whyt branchyſ & xij stayff torchyſ & mony mornarſ
& ye compene of ye clarkeſ and vj of yſ suant{s} bare hym
in blake cot{s} & ther dyd pryche M doctur smyth at yſ masse

The seventh day of September was buried in St. Botolph without Bishopsgate's Church good Mr. James Sutton, squire and clerk of the Green Cloth unto King Henry VIII and King Edward VI and unto Queen Mary. And so died, with a coat of arms and a pennon of arms and two dozen of escutcheons and two white branches and twelve staff torches and many mourners and the Company of the Clerks. And six of his servants bore him in black coats. And there did preach Mr. Doctor Smith at his Mass.

Folio 35v

1554-09-07 (begins on folio 35v)

The same day was the funeral of sir Harry Huncotes knight, alderman, and fishmonger.
poor mē & womē of sad mantyl ffrysse
ye ffyssmōgerſ hall hangyd wt blake & wt armes and then
came ye standard & then mornareſ & then y
yſ armeſ & then a harold bayryng yſ cot armes
M clarenshuſ ye kyng at armeſ in yſ ryche coat then
cam ye corsse & a bowtt ye corsse iiij mo penons
& a bott xxiiij torchyſ bornyng & ij goodly whyte branches
& cam mornarſ ye sward berrer my lord mayre & then the
aldermē mornarſ & ye resedue of them in vyolett & then
boyth mē & women & so to ye chyrche & then on ha
prahyng for yſ solle & then began ye durge &
pepull whent to ye hall to drynke boyth spysse
& wyn & ye morow maſ of requiem & after ye they
offered ffurst yſ cot armur & aft- cam ye harold &
offered yſ target & aft- ij offered yſ sword & aft- ij morners
yſ elmet wt ye crest & then ye mayre offered & ye altherman
& ye mornarſ & ye craft & all done M doctur smyth did
pryche & when masse waſ don thē ofered ye standard
& ye v penonsse of armeſ & aft- to ye ffyssmongarſ hall
to dener & my lord mayre & ye althermē & all ye mornars &
ther waſ a grett dener aſ youe haue sene now adays

The same day was the funeral of Sir Henry Amcotts, knight, alderman, and fishmonger … poor men and women of mournful frieze mantles, the Fishmongers' Hall hanged with black and with arms. And then came the standard and then mourners and then y … his arms and then a herald bearing his coat arms … Mr. Clarenceux, the king at arms, in his rich coat. Then came the corpse, and about the corpse four more pennons and about twenty-four torches burning and two goodly white branches, and came mourners, the sword-bearer, my lord mayor, and then the aldermen mourners and the residue of them in violet. And then … both men and women. And so to the church. And then one ha … praying for his soul. And then began the dirge. And … people went to the hall to drink both spice and wine. And the morrow Mass of Requiem. And after they offered first his coat of arms, and after, came the herald and offered his target. And after, two offered his sword, and after, two mourners his helmet with the crest, and then the mayor offered and the aldermen and the mourners and the craft. And all done, Mr. Doctor Smith did preach. And when Mass was done, then offered the standard and the five pennons of arms. And after to the Fishmongers' Hall to dinner, and my lord mayor and the aldermen and all the mourners. And there was a great dinner as you have seen nowadays.


1554-09-14 (begins on folio 35v)

The xiiij day waſ of septēber waſ iij sett on ye pellory
ffor playhyng wt ffalsse dysse & deseyffeng honest men
in playng & ye sam day waſ ij wypyd a bowt london after
a careharſ ffor lotheryng & aſ wacabond{s} wher they taken

The fourteenth day of September was two set on the pillory for playing with false dice and deceiving honest men in playing. And the same day was two whipped about London after a cart's arse for loitering. And as vagabonds were they taken.


1554-09-17 (begins on folio 35v)

The xvij day of september waſ a proclamosyon yt all
vacabond{s} & lotheraſ boyth englyſ mē & all maner of
strangerſ yt haue no mast- shuld a voyd ye cete & ye
subarbeſ a pon gret payn

The seventeenth day of September was a proclamation that all vagabonds and loiterers, both Englishmen and all manner of foreigners, that have no master should avoid the City and the suburbs upon great pain.


1554-09-20 (begins on folio 35v)

The xx day of septēber waſ ij mē drau of ij hyodles
vnto tyburne & iiij to hangyng ye ij for qwynnyng
of noythy money & deseyvyng of ye quen subjet{s} ye one
dwelt in london sum tym

The twentieth day of September was two men drawn of the hurdles unto Tyburn and four to hanging. The two for coining of naughty money and deceiving of the Queen's subjects. The one dwelt in London some time.


1554-10-?? (begins on folio 35v)

Item ye day of october waſ a womā sett on ye pelere
ffor sedyssyouſ word{s}

Item: The … day of October was a woman set on the pillory for seditious words.

Folio 36r

1554-10-01 (begins on folio 36r)

& alle to evere body yt wold cum
d money a way for lake of pepull

… and all to everybody that would come … d money away for lack of people.


1554-09-23 (begins on folio 36r)

The xxiij day of septēber dyd pryche doctur Rud at
Powll{s} crosse & he recantyd & repentyd yt he ever was
mared & sayd openly yt he cold not mare by god{s} law

The twenty-third day of September did preach Doctor Rudd at Paul's Cross. And he recanted and repented that he ever was married and said openly that he could not marry by God's law.


1554-09-26 (begins on folio 36r)

The xxvj day of september wher ij yonge men, apprentices
sett on ye pelere & ther ere nayled for spykyng seditious
word{s} & malessyouſ word{s} a ganst ye cōmonwelth

The twenty-sixth day of September were two young men, apprentices, set on the pillory and their ear nailed for speaking seditious words and malicious words against the commonwealth.


1554-09-27 (begins on folio 36r)

The xxvij day of september wher iiij hangyd on waſ a spaneard
at tyburne ij wher goodly ffelowſ

The twenty-seventh day of September were four hanged (one was a Spaniard) at Tyburn. Two were goodly fellows.


1554-09-28 (begins on folio 36r)

The xxviij day of september ye kyng & ye quen
removyd ffrom hamtun court vnto westmȳster
tho her grace plasse

The twenty-eighth day of September the King and the Queen removed from Hampton Court unto Westminster to Her Grace's place.


1554-09-30 (begins on folio 36r)

The xxx day of september dyd pryche at powl's
crosse my lord chansseler ye bysshope of wynchester
& he mad a goodly sermon & ther wher aſ gretg
a audyensse aſ ever I saw in my lyff

The thirtieth day of September did preach at Paul's Cross my lord chancellor, the bishop of Winchester. And he made a goodly sermon. And there were as great a audience as ever I saw in my life.


1554-10-02 (begins on folio 36r)

The ij day october whent ffrom westmȳster xx
carreſ wt vegeſ of gold & syluer to ye towre to
be quennyd

The second day of October went from Westminster twenty carts with wedges of gold and silver to the Tower to be coined.


1554-10-04 (begins on folio 36r)

The iiij day of october waſ ye monyth myn at
waltham abbay of M jameſ suttun sqwyre & clarke
of ye gren cloth & ther waſ a sarmon & a doll of
money vnto evere howsse yt ned ye charete & aft-
a grett dener

The fourth day of October was the month's mind at Waltham Abbey of Mr. James Sutton, squire and clerk of the Green Cloth. And there was a sermon and a dole of money unto every house that need the charity. And after, a great dinner.


1554-10-02 (begins on folio 36r)

The ffurst ij day of october waſ bered the nobull
duke of norffok at a plasse callyd ffremyngham chyrche
& ther waſ a goodly hersse of wax aſ I haue sene
in theſ dayſ wt a dosen of baner roll{s} of yſ progene
& xij dosen pensell{s} xij dosen of kochyonſ & wt standard
& ij cot{s} of armeſ & a baner of damaske & iiij banarſ of
emageſ & mony mornarſ & a gret dolle & after gret dener

The second day of October was buried the noble Duke of Norfolk at a place called Framlingham Church. And there was a goodly hearse of wax as I have seen in these days, with a dozen of banderoles of his progeny and twelve dozen pencels, twelve dozen of escutcheons, and with standard and two coats of arms and a banner of damask and four banners of images and many mourners and a great dole, and after, great dinner.

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For the furnishing of which dinner, were killed forty great oxen and an
hundred sheep, and sixty calves, besides venison, swans and cranes, capons, rabits, pigeons, pikes
and other provision both flesh and fish. There was also plenty of wine and of beer and bread as great
a plenty as ever had been known
to ryche & pore all ye country came thither
& a grett doll of money ther wher bestowed upon the poorer sort
& he waſ cared ffrom

For the furnishing of which dinner were killed forty great oxen and a hundred sheep and sixty calves, besides venison, swans and cranes, capons, rabbits, pigeons, pikes, and other provision, both flesh and fish. There was also plenty of wine and of beer and bread as great a plenty as ever had been known, both to rich and poor. All the country came thither, and a great dole of money there were bestowed upon the poorer sort. And he was carried …


1554-10-05 (begins on folio 36v)

The v day of october waſ ye obsequy of ye Duke
of northfoke at sant mare overeſ a herſ mad with timber
& hangyd wt blake & wt yſ armeſ & iiij goodly candlesticks
gildyd & iiij grett tapurſ & wt yſ armeſ & allthe choir
hangyd wt blake & armeſ & durge & mase on ye morrow was used
and my lord chanseler cheffe morner & next MComptroller
& M gorge haward at ye durge my lord montygue &
my lord admerell & my lord brugyſ & dyvers other
& a xl in gownſ & cot{s} in blake & aft- to my lords place
& gret ryngyng ij dayſ

The fifth day of October was the obsequy of the Duke of Norfolk at St. Mary Overy, a hearse made with timber and hanged with black and with his arms and four goodly candlesticks, gilded, and four great tapers and with his arms and all the choir hanged with black and arms. And dirge and Mass on the morrow was used. And my lord chancellor chief mourner and next Mr. Comptroller and Mr. George Howard. At the dirge, my Lord Montague and my lord admiral and my Lord Bruges and divers others and a forty in gowns and coats in black. And after to my lord's place. And great ringing two days.


1554-10-07 (begins on folio 36v)

The vij day of october waſ ye monyth mynd of
S hare huncot{s} knyght late mayre & althermā &
ffyssmonger of london & ther yſ hersse bornyd
durge & ye morow maſ ye ffurst masse of ye trinity
& wt a harold & aft- ye masse of requiem & doctor
smyth dyd pryche the reder of oxfford & after a great
dener & he gayff muche money to evere ward
in london & he haſ ffondyd ij prest{s} to syng
in london & ye thodur in lynckolne shyre where
borne he waſ borne thyſ shall be for ever

The seventh day of October was the month's mind of Sir Henry Amcotts, knight, late mayor and alderman, fishmonger of London. And there his hearse burned, dirge, and the morrow Mass. The first Mass of the Trinity, and with a herald, and after the Mass of Requiem. And Doctor Smith did preach—the reader, of Oxford. And after, a great dinner. And he gave much money to every ward in London. And he has founded two priests to sing in London and the other in Lincolnshire, where he was born. This shall be for ever.


1554-10-06 (begins on folio 36v)

The vj day of october waſ bered at westminster
a grett man a spaneard wt syngyng boyth english
& spaneard{s} wt a hand bell a ffor ryngyng & every
spaneard havyng gren torchyſ & gren tapurſ to
ye nōbur of a C bornyng & ther bered on ye abby

The sixth day of October was buried at Westminster a great man, a Spaniard, with singing, both English and Spaniards, with a handbell before ringing, and every Spaniard having green torches and green tapers, to the number of a hundred. And there buried in the abbey.


1554-10-09 (begins on folio 36v)

The ix day of october waſ bered M gorge medley
merser & lat chamburlayn of yiſ cete of londun
wt ij whyt branchyſ & xij pore mē wt xij stayff{s} torchyſ
& xij gomeſ & dyuerſ mē & vomen in blake gowneſ & yſ
armeſ a pone yſ body & ye cōpene of ye clarkeſ & of
ye marsarſ & when all wasdon they whent hom to
drynke & ye morow aft- ye masse of requem & ther
dyd pryche doctur smyth & aft- hom to dener

The ninth day of October was buried Mr. George Medley, mercer and late chamberlain of this City of London, with two white branches. And twelve poor men with twelve staff torches and twelve gowns and divers men and women in black gowns and his arms upon his body and the Company of the Clerks and of the mercers. And when all was done, they went home to drink. And the morrow after, the Mass of Requiem. And there did preach Doctor Smith. And after, home to dinner.

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1554-10-10 (begins on folio 37r)

The x day of october waſ bered ye good lord De la Warr
in ssussex wt standard banar of armeſ banar roll, coat
armur targat sword elmet wt harold{s} of armes then
cam ye corsse wt iiij banarſ borne a bowt hym He
waſ ye best howsse kepe in sussex in theſ dayſ & the
mone for ym ffor he ded wt owt essuw & ther were
mony mornarſ in blake & ther wher a goodly herse
of wax & penselſ & viij dosen skochyonſ & ther was
a grett dolle of money & met & drynke aſ was ever known in
yt contrey

The tenth day of October was buried the good Lord De la Warr in Sussex with standard, banner of arms, banderole, coat of arms, target, sword, helmet, with heralds of arms. Then came the corpse with four banners borne about him. He was the best housekeeper in Sussex in these days. And the moan for him, for he died without issue. And there were many mourners in black. And there were a goodly hearse of wax and pencels and eight dozen escutcheons. And there was a great dole of money, and meat and drink as was ever known in that country.


1554-10-12 (begins on folio 37r)

The xij day of october ther waſ on of ye pelery for
spykyng of sedyssyouſ word{s} a colyar iij tymes

The twelfth day of October there was one of the pillory for speaking of seditious words, a collier, three times.


1554-10-14 (begins on folio 37r)

The xijij day of october dyd pryche in ye shruds the
good byshope of durram donstall yt waſ sonday

The fourteenth day of October did preach in the shrouds the good bishop of Durham, [Cuthbert] Tunstall. That was Sunday.


1554-10-11 (begins on folio 37r)

The xj day of october waſ the obsequy of ___
a spaneard at westmynst- ther wasse a praty hersse aft- ye ffassyon
of spayn wt blake & a goodly masse of requeem & ye
chapell yt he waſ bered in wt hong wt blake &
yſ harmeſ mony wt a baner of armeſ & cote of armeſ
all in gold & target & elmett & mony skochyon & a
ffere herſ clothe of blake & a crosse of cremesun
veluet done to ye grōd ye ij yer of quen mare

The eleventh day of October was the obsequy of a Spaniard at Westminster. There was a pretty hearse after the fashion of Spain, with black, and a goodly Mass of Requiem and the chapel that he was buried in was hung with black and his arms many, with a banner of arms, and coat of arms, all in gold, and target and helmet and many escutcheons and a fair hearse cloth of black and a cross of crimson velvet down to the ground—the second year of Queen Mary.


1554-10-15 (begins on folio 37r)

The xv day of october waſ kyllyd wt owt tempull
bare almost at stren a servand of ser gorge gyfford
shamffully slayne by a spaneard at bowt iiij of ye
at after non

The fifteenth day of October was killed without Temple Bar, almost at Strand, a servant of Sir George Gifford, shamefully slain by a Spaniard at about four o'[clock] at afternoon.


1554-10-16 (begins on folio 37r)

The xvj day of october cam rydyng owt of northfoke
on john̄ day prynter & yſ suand & a prest & a nodur
prynter ffor pryntyng of noythyboke to ye towre

The sixteenth day of October came riding out of Norfolk one John Day, printer, and his servant, and a priest, and another printer—for printing of naughty books, to the Tower.

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1554-10-18 (begins on folio 37v)

The xviij day of October King Philip came down on horseback from Westminster unto Paul's,
with many Lords, being received under a canopy at the west end. And the Lord Viscount Mountague bare the
sword a fore the king.
& ther he heard a Spanish Bishop &
spaneard{s} song masse & aft- masse he went back to
westmȳster to dener

The eighteenth day of October King Philip came down on horseback from Westminster unto Paul's, with many lords, being received under a canopy at the west end. And the lord Viscount Montague bore the sword before the King. And there he heard a Spanish bishop and Spaniards sang Mass. And after Mass, he went back to Westminster to dinner.


1554-10-21 (begins on folio 37v)

The xxj day of october ded ye yerle of
warwyke ye eldest sune of ye duke of
northumberland yt waſ heddyd at ser Henry
sydnay plasse a penthurst at mydnight
he ded

The twenty-first day of October died the Earl of Warwick, the eldest son of the Duke of Northumberland that was beheaded, at Sir Henry Sydney's place, at Penshurst. At midnight he died.


1554-10-24 (begins on folio 37v)

The xxiiij day of october waſ bered
Recherd townlay in sant austyn prysh
syd powll{s} wt xvj torchyſ & iiij grett tapers
& ij whyt branchyſ wt a harold of armes
wt a standard a penonſ of armeſ cote
helmet target sword ye crest a hauke w
& vj dosen of skochyonſ & prest & clarkes
a c of ye in of ye cort cam to ye berehyng
& ye morow masse & a sermon

The twenty-fourth day of October was buried Richard Townley in St. Austin's parish, beside Paul's, with sixteen torches and four great tapers and two white branches, with a herald of arms, with a standard, a pennons of arms, coat, helmet, target, sword, the crest a hawk … and six dozen of escutcheons and priest and clerks. A hundred of the Inns of the Court came to the burying and the morrow, Mass and a sermon.


1554-10-26 (begins on folio 37v)

The xxvj day of osctober waſ hangyd at charing
crosse a spaneard yt kyld a servant of S gorge
gefford ye wyche waſ slayne wt owt
tempull bare

The twenty-sixth day of October was hanged at Charing Cross a Spaniard that killed a servant of Sir George Gifford, the which was slain without Temple Bar.


1554-10-29 (begins on folio 37v)

The xxix day of october the nuw lord
mayre of london M lyonſ groser toke yſ hoathe
at westmynster & all ye craft{s} off london in
ther bargeſ & wt stremarſ & ther waſ a great
penoyſ docked wt ij topeſ & stremarſ &
goneſ & drumeſ & trumpet{s} rohyng to westminster
vp & don & when thay cam hom thay landyd at St
powell{s} warff & ther mett ye mayre lx in
rosett gowneſ & wt targett{s} & gyffelynſ & blue
hatt{s} & then a goodly pagant a gryffen wt a chyld
lyung in harneſ & sant john̄ baptyst wt a lyon
& ij vodyſ & a dulle wt squybeſ bornyng & trum-
pet{s} blohyng & drum & flute & then ye bachelerſ
wt cremesun damaske hod{s} & then trumpeterſ &
ye wett{s} of ye cete & so to yeld hall to dener for
ther dynyd my lord chanseler & all ye nobulſ & ye
spaneard{s} & ye jugeſ & lernyd men

The twenty-ninth day of October the new lord mayor of London, Mr. [John] Lyons, grocer, took his oath at Westminster and all the crafts of London in their barges and with streamers. And there was a great pinnace docked with two tops and streams and … guns and drums and trumpets rowing to Westminster, up and down. And when they came home, they landed at Paul's wharf, and there met the mayor, sixty in russet gowns and with targets and javelins and blue hats. And then a goodly pageant: a griffon with a child lying in harness, and St. John the Baptist with a lion, and two woods and a devil, with squibs burning and trumpets blowing, and drum and flute. And then the bachelors with crimson damask hoods, and then trumpets and the waits of the City. And so to Guildhall to dinner, for there dined my lord chancellor and all the nobles and the Spaniards and the judges and learned men.

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1554-10-29 (begins on folio 38r)

The xxviiij day of October Sir Thomas Audely, a famous captain, was buried in Saint
Mary Overy's. There attended his funeral Lord Gray, Lord Fitzwater,
& divers other
captayneſ & knyght{s} & genty lmen
to the number of lx be syd odur

The twenty-ninth day of October Sir Thomas Audley, a famous captain, was buried in St. Mary Overy. There attended his funeral Lord Grey, Lord Fitzwalter, and divers other captains and knights and gentlemen, to the number of sixty beside others.


1554-11-01 (begins on folio 38r)

The ffurst day of november waſ carried
by ye gard vnto nuwgatt sserten men

The first day of November was carried by the guard unto Newgate certain men.


1554-11-02 (begins on folio 38r)

The ij day of november waſ bered at
ssant peturſ in chepe on M pekeryng
wt ij ffayre whyt branchyſ & viij torches
iiij grett tapurſ & he gayffe vnto xij poor men
xij gowneſ yt dyd bere them & eldyd th
dyuerſ mornarſ & the ffelowshype of ye
& the morow ye masse of requem

The second day of November was buried at St. Peter in Cheap one Mr. Pickering, with two fair white branches and eight torches, four great tapers. And he gave unto twelve poor men twelve gowns, that did bear them. And held th … divers mourners and the fellowship of the … And the morrow, the Mass of Requiem.


1554-11-04 (begins on folio 38r)

The iiij day of november dyd pryche at Paul's
crosse M harpfeld & ther wher v dyd penance
wt shett{s} a bowt them & tapurſ & rod{s} in their
hand{s} & the prycher dyd stryke them wt a rod &
ther dyd they stand tyll ye sermon waſ all done
& then ye sumner toke ye shet{s} & ye rod{s} & they
whent in to powll a gayn & so vp ye syd of
ye quer on prest yſ nam yſ s thomaſ lawes
odur wysse callyd s thomaſ gryffyn sum tyme a
chanon at eyssyng spyttyll iiij of them wher
relegyouſ mē & ye feyth waſ a temporall mā that
had ij wyeff{s}

The fourth day of November did preach at Paul's Cross Mr. Harpsfield. And there were five did penance with sheets about them and tapers and rods in their hands. And the preacher did strike them with a rod and there did they stand till the sermon was all done. And then the summoner took the sheets and the rods. And they went into Paul's again, and so up the side of the choir. One priest, his name is Sir Thomas Lawes, otherwise called Sir Thomas Griffin, sometime a canon at Elsynge hospital. Four of them were religious men, and the fifth was a temporal man that had two wives.


1554-11-04 (begins on folio 38r)

The iiij day of november be gane a grett ffray at charyng
crosse at viij of ye cloke at nyght be twyn ye spaneard{s} &
englyſmē ye wyche thrugh wysdom ther wher but a fuw
hort & aft- ye next day thay wher serten taken that
be gane yt on waſ w a blake mor & waſ brought a
for ye hed offeserſ by ye knyght marshall suand{s}

The fourth day of November began a great fray at Charing Cross, at eight o'clock at night, between the Spaniards and Englishmen, the which through wisdom there were but a few hurt. And after the next day they were certain taken that began it. One was a blackamoor and was brought before the head officers by the knight marshal's servants.

Folio 38v

1554-11-07 (begins on folio 38v)

The vij day of november waſ ij mē set on the
pelere in ther fordgowneſ on had ye wryting above
yſ hed ffor ffalhod & wylfull piury & the writing over the other was:
ffor subtyll ffalhod & crafty desseytt

The seventh day of November was two men set on the pillory in their furred gowns. One had the writing above his head for falsehood and willful perjury and the writing over the other was for subtle falsehood and crafty deceit.


1554-11-09 (begins on folio 38v)

The ix day of november cam rydyng to London
ye yerle of penbroke wt ij c horsse & iij velvet
cott{s} & cheyneſ ye cot{s} wt iij lasseſ of gold & LX
reseduw in bluw cot{s} gardyd wt veluet & a badge of
a gren dragon to ye plement

The ninth day of November came riding to London the Earl of Pembroke with two hundred horse and three velvet coats and chains (the coats with three laces of gold and sixty residue in blue coats guarded with velvet and a badge of a green dragon) to the Parliament.


1554-11-11 (begins on folio 38v)

The xj day of november dyd pryche m
M pendylltun at powll{s} crosse & mad a goodly

The eleventh day of November did preach m … Mr. Pendleton at Paul's Cross, and made a goodly sermon.


1554-11-12 (begins on folio 38v)

The xij day of november the kyng & ye queen
rod vnto westmynster chyrche to ye masse of the
holygost & aft- masse to ye plement howsse
& all ye bysshopeſ & ye lord{s} in ther plement
robeſ wt trompeterſ blohyng & all ye harold{s}
in ther cot{s} armurſ & ye jugeſ in ther robes
the yerle of penbroke bare ye kyng sword
& ye yerle of comberland bare ye quen sword
& ye yerle of shrowsbery bare ye kyng cape of mātenance
& ye yerle of arundell bare ye quen cape of mātenance
& a for them rod to gether my lord chanshelor
& my lord trosserer in ther plement robeſ all

The twelfth day of November the King and the Queen rode unto Westminster Church to the Mass of the Holy Ghost. And after Mass to the Parliament House. And all the bishops and the lords in their Parliament robes, with trumpeters blowing, and all the heralds in their coats of arms and the judges in their robes. The Earl of Pembroke bore the King's sword, and the Earl of Cumberland bore the Queen's sword. And the Earl of Shrewsbury bore the King's cape of maintenance and the Earl of Arundel bore the Queen's cape of maintenance. And before them rode together my lord chancellor and my lord treasurer, in their Parliament robes all.


1554-11-13 (begins on folio 38v)

The xiij day of november waſ commondyd by
ye bysshope of london to all clarkeſ in ye dyoseſ
of london for to haue sant necolaſ & to go a brod
aſ mony aſ wold haue ytt

The thirteenth day of November was commanded by the bishop of London to all clerks in the dioceses of London for to have St. Nicholas and to go abroad as many as would have it.

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1554-11-?? (begins on folio 39r)

The ___ day of november cam to ye fflet Barlow
sum tyme bysshope of___ & M kardmaker
psun of sant bryd{s} in ffletstret waſ the
thay wher gohyng over see lyke marchands

The … day of November came to the Fleet [William] Barlow, sometime bishop of [Bath and Wells] and Mr. [John] Cardmaker, parson of St. Brides. In Fleet Street was the … they were going over sea like merchants.


1554-11-18 (begins on folio 39r)

The xviij day of november dyd pryche at Paul's
crosse ye nuw bysshope of lynckolne doctur White
late ye warden of wynchaster

The eighteenth day of November did preach at Paul's Cross the new bishop of Lincoln, Doctor [John] White, late the warden of Winchester.


1554-11-18 (begins on folio 39r)

The sam day waſ consecratyd nuw bishops: Holyman,
on bysshope of brystow & a nodur bysshope Bayne of
lycheffeld & couentre

The same day was consecrated new bishops: [John] Holyman, one, bishop of Bristol, and another, Bishop [Ralph] Baynes of Litchfield and Coventry.


1554-11-19 (begins on folio 39r)

The xix day of november waſ bered at
sanst martenſ at charyngcrosse wt ij crosseſ a
gentyllmā a spaneard & a iiijxx torchyſ & tapurſ in
ther hand{s} & wt syngyng to ye cherche & ye morrow
masse boyth spaneard{s} & englyſmē syngyng

The nineteenth day of November was buried at St. Martin's at Charing Cross, with two crosses, a gentleman, a Spaniard, and a eighty torches and tapers in their hands and with singing to the church. And the morrow Mass, both Spaniards and Englishmen singing.


1554-11-19 (begins on folio 39r)

The sam day whent to met my lord cardenall
poll in kent my ye lord of elly wt odur doctur
thurlbe bysshope of elly

The same day went to meet my lord Cardinal [Reginald] Pole in Kent, my Lord of Ely with other Doctor [Thomas] Thirlby, bishop of Ely.


1554-11-23 (begins on folio 39r)

The xxiij day of nouember waſ a mā & a womā
stode on ye pelere for tellyng of ffalsse lyeſ thatt
kyng edward ye vjth waſ alyffe

The twenty-third day of November was a man and a woman stood on the pillory for telling of false lies that King Edward VI was alive.


1554-11-24 (begins on folio 39r)

The xxiiij day ye sam mā womā waſ sett
on ye pelere a gayne yt dyd say yt kyng edward
waſ a lyffe & for odur thyng{s}

The twenty-fourth day the same man and woman was set on the pillory again that did say the King Edward was alive and for other things.

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1554-11-24 (begins on folio 39v)

The xxiiij day of November, Cardinal Pole came from Gravesend by Water,
with the Earl of Shrewsbury, the Lord Mountague, the bishops of Durham and Ey, the Lord
Paget, Sir Edward Hastings, the Lord Cobham, and divers
yght & gentyllmē in bargeſ & thay did all shoot
the bryge be twyn xij & on of ye cloke & a gainst
the steleard of temeſ my lord chanseler mett them in
his barge & my lord of shrousbery barge wt ye talbot on it
All yſ men in bluw cot{s} red hosse skarlett capes and white
ffetherſ & so to ye cort all & ther my lord cardinal being
landyd at ye cort gatt & ther ye kyng grace met him
& in brasyd hym & so lad ym thrughe ye kyngs hall
& he had borne a for hym a syluer crosse & he was arrayed in
a skarlet gowne & a sqware skarlett cape & my lord North
bare ye swarde a for ye kyng & so they whent up
onto ye quenſ chambur & ther her grace salutyd him
& aft- he toke yſ leyffe & toke yſ barge to yſ place
at lambeth yt waſ ye bysshope of chantorberyſ crenmer
& so to dener

The twenty-fourth day of November, Cardinal Pole came from Gravesend by water, with the Earl of Shrewsbury, the Lord Montague, the bishops of Durham and Ely, the Lord Paget, Sir Edward Hastings, the Lord Cobham, and divers knight and gentlemen in barges. And they did all shoot the bridge between twelve and one o'clock. And against the steelyard of Thames, my lord chancellor met them in his barge, and my Lord of Shrewsbury's barge with the talbot on it. All his men in blue coats, red hose, scarlet capes and white feathers. And so to the court all. And there my lord cardinal being landed at the court gate. And there the King's Grace met him and embraced him and so led him through the King's hall. And he had borne before him a silver cross. And he was arrayed in a scarlet gown and a square scarlet cape. And my Lord North bore the sword before the King. And so they went up unto the Queen's chamber, and there Her Grace saluted him. And after he took his leave and took his barge to his place at Lambeth, that was the bishop of Canterbury's, Cranmer, and so to dinner.


1554-11-25 (begins on folio 39v)

The xxv day of november dyd pryche at powl's
crosse M fecknam den of powll{s} & a godly sermon

The twenty-fifth day of November did preach at Paul's Cross Mr. [John] Feckenham, dean of Paul's, a goodly sermon.


1554-11-25 (begins on folio 39v)

The sam day ye wyche waſ sonday at aft- non ye king's
grace & my lord ffuwater & dyuerſ spaneard{s} dryd dyd ride
in dyuerſ colarſ ye kyng in red & som yelow sum in green
sum in whyt sum in bluw & wt target{s} & canes in
ther hand herlyng of rod{s} on at a nodur & thrumpets
in ye sam colarſ & drm̄eſ mad of ketyll{s} & banarſ in
sam colorſ

The same day, the which was Sunday, at afternoon the King's Grace and my Lord Fitzwalter and divers Spaniards did ride in divers colors, the King in red and some yellow, some in green, some in white, some in blue and with targets and canes in their hand, hurling of rods, one at another, and trumpets in the same colors and drums made of kettles and banners in same colors.


1554-11-27 (begins on folio 39v)

The xxvij day of november waſ ye obsequy of ser hugh
Ryche knyght ye sune & here to ye lord Ryche & knyght of
ye bathe mad by quen mare ye ffurst in essex wt a standard
a penon of armeſ & a cot armur elmet targat sword
skochyonſ & torchyſ

The twenty-seventh day of November was the obsequy of Sir Hugh Rich, knight, the son and heir to the Lord Rich, and knight of the Bath, made by Queen Mary the First, in Essex with a standard, a pennon of arms, and a coat of arms, helmet, target, sword, escutcheons, and torches.


1554-11-27 (begins on folio 39v)

The xxvij of november ye kyng{s} & ye lord{s} of ye plemēt
satt wt in ye court & ther my lord cardenall dyd make
a orayson to ye kyng & ye lord{s} of ye plemēt what

The twenty-seventh of November the King and the lords of the Parliament sat within the court, and there my lord cardinal did make an orison to the King, and the lords of the Parliament what …

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1554-11-?? (begins on folio 40r)

thankes vnto god of ye quen grace

… thanks unto god of the Queen's Grace.


1554-11-29 (begins on folio 40r)

The xxix day of november waſ commōdyd by the bishop
of london thrughe yſ dyosesse yt thay shuld say the mass
of ye holygost pssessyon & to syng te deum & ryngyng bells and to
pray to god to gyffe hym thankeſ of of owr gracious
quen of her qwyckenyng wt chyld & to pray that that good thing God by his omnipotent power
had begun he would bring to good effect.

The twenty-ninth day of November was commanded by the bishop of London through his diocese that they should say the Mass of the Holy Ghost procession, and to sing Te Deum and ringing bells and to pray to God to give him thanks of our gracious Queen of her quickening with child and to pray that good thing God by his omnipotent power had begun, he would bring to good effect.


1554-11-30 (begins on folio 40r)

The xxx day of november ye kyng grace & yſ lords
Rod to westmȳst- abbay to masse for ye spaneards sung
& ther mett ym at ye cort gate a c he almains in
hosse & dobelet{s} of whyt & red & yelow weluet cotes and linings
wt yelow sarsenet & yelow veluet capeſ & fethersin that
coler & drumeſ & fflut{s} in ye sam coler & wt gylt halbards
& c in yolow hosse dobelet{s} of veluett & jerkenſ of leather
gardyd wt cremesun veluett & whyt fether yelou & red
& a thoſ be spaneard{s} & a c in yelow gownes of
veluett wt___ & ye sam nyght my lord cardinal
cam to ye courte & whent to ye chapell wt y e King
& ther te deum songe

The thirtieth day of November the King's Grace and his lords rode to Westminster Abbey to Mass for the Spaniards sung and there met him at the court gate a hundred high Almaines [German nobles] in hose and doublets of white and red and yellow velvet coats and linings with yellow sarcenet and yellow velvet capes and feathers in that color, and drums and flutes in the same color and with gilt halbards, and a hundred in yellow hose, doublets of velvet, and jerkins of leather guarded with crimson velvet and white, feather yellow and red. And those be Spaniards. And a hundred in yellow gowns of velvet with … And the same night my lord cardinal came to the court and went to the chapel with the King. And there Te Deum sung.


1554-12-01 (begins on folio 40r)

The furst day of desember waſ bered in powl's
chyrche yerd{s} Recherd wetherſ penter ye wyche he
ded wt in ludgat aſ a presener & waſ & he waſ
a proper man & a conyng man aſ any yſ now

The first day of December was buried in Paul's churchyard Richard Weathers, painter, the which he died within Ludgate as a prisoner, and was. And he was a proper man and a cunning man as any is now.


1554-12-02 (begins on folio 40r)

The ij day of desember dyd come to powll{s}
all prest{s} & clarkeſ wt ther copeſ & cosseſ & all
ye craft{s} in ther leuerey & my lord mayre & ye
althermē a gaynst my lord cardenall cōmȳg
& at ye bysshopeſ of london plase my lord chāsseler
& all ye bysshopeſ tarehyng for my lord cardenall
commyng yt waſ at ix of ye cloke for he landyd at
beynard castyll & ther my lord mayre reseyvyd hym
& brought ym to ye powllse & so my lord chanseler &
my lord cardenall & all ye bysshopeſ whent vp in to
ye quer wt ther meyturſ & at x of ye cloke ye
kyng grace cam to powll{s} to her mase wt iiij C of
yſ gaard on c englyſ men on c healmen on c spaneards
on c of swechenarſ & mony lord{s} & knyght{s} & hard
masse boyth ye quen chapell & ye kyng{s} & powll{s} qver song

The second day of December did come to Paul's all priests and clerks with their copes and crosses and all the crafts in their livery and my lord mayor and the aldermen against my lord cardinal's coming. And at the bishop of London's place, my lord chancellor and all the bishops tarrying for my lord cardinal's coming. That was at nine o'clock for he landed at Baynard Castle. And there my lord mayor received him and brought him to the Paul's. And so my lord chancellor and my lord cardinal and all the bishops went up into the choir with their miters. And at ten o'clock the King's Grace came to Paul's to hear Mass with four hundred of his guard—one hundred English men, one hundred high Almaines, one hundred Spaniards, one hundred of Switzers—and many lords and knights, and heard Mass. Both the Queen's Chapel and the King's and Paul's choir sang.

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1554-12-05 (begins on folio 40v)

The v of December, the which was St. Nicolas Eve, at evensong time came a
commandment that St. Nicolas should not go abroad nor about. But notwithstanding it seems so much
were the citizens taken with the mock St. Nicolas, that is a boy bishop that there went about these
St. Nicolases in divers parishes as in St. Andrew's Holborn,
& in Saint Ni
colaſ olyffe in bredstret

The fifth of December, the which was St. Nicholas's eve, at evensong time came a commandment that St. Nicholas should not go abroad nor about. But notwithstanding, it seems so much were the citizens taken with the mock St. Nicholas, that is a boy bishop, that there went about these St. Nicholases in divers parishes as in St. Andrew, Holborn, and in St. Nicholas Olave in Bread Street.


1554-12-08 (begins on folio 40v)

The viij day of desember ye wyche waſ ye conception
of owre blessed lade ye vyrgyn waſ a goodly procession
at ye save be ye spaneard{s} ye prest carehyng the
sacrement ryally be twyne yſ hand{s} & ou-deacon
carehyng a senser sensyng & a nodur ye ale water
stoke & a nombur of ffrerſ & prest{s} syngyng and every
man & woman & knyght{s} & gentylmen bayring
a gren tapurs bornyng & viij trumpeterſ blowing
& when they had don plahyng & then be gane the
sagbott{s} plahyng & when they had don theyr was one
that cared ij drumeſ on yſ bake & on cam after
playng & so don they whent a bowt ye sawve wt in
& a wyll aft- playng a gayn & so cam in syngyng
& so aft- they whent to masse wher ye bed{s} w

The eighth day of December, the which was the Conception of Our Blessed Lady the Virgin, was a goodly procession at the Savoy by the Spaniards, the priest carrying the sacrament royally between his hands and one deacon carrying a censer censing and another the holy water stock and a number of friars and priests singing and every man and woman and knights, and gentlemen bearing green tapers burning and eight trumpeters blowing. And when they had done playing—and then began the sackbutts playing—and when they had done, there was one that carried two drums on his back. And one came after playing. And so done, they went about the Savoy within. And a while after, playing again. And so came in singing. And so after, they went to Mass where the prayers w …


1554-12-09 (begins on folio 40v)

The ix day of desember dyd pryche at powll{s} cross
doctur borne bysshope of bathe & prayd for ye pope
of rom ___ ye thurde & for all ye ssoll{s} of purgatory

The ninth day of December did preach at Paul's Cross Doctor Bourne, bishop of Bath, and prayed for the pope of Rome … the third, and for all the souls of purgatory.


1554-12-09 (begins on folio 40v)

The sam day at aft- non waſ a bere beytyng
on ye banke syde & ther ye grett blynd bere broke
losse & in ronnyng away he chakt a seruyng man
by ye calff of ye lege & bytt a gret pesse a it
& aft- by ye hokyll bone that wt in iij dayſ after
he ded

The same day at afternoon was a bear baiting on the bank side. And there the great blind bear broke loose. And in running away he caught a serving man by the calf of the leg and bit a great piece of it, and after by the anklebone, that within three days after he died.


1554-12-12 (begins on folio 40v)

The xij day of desember dyd ryd in a car
a bowt london ffor baldre one kay wyffe
dwellyng be syd sant mare sspytyll at ye corner

The twelfth day of December did ride in a cart about London for bawdry one Kay, wife, dwelling beside St. Mary Spital at the corner.


1554-12-14 (begins on folio 40v)

The xiiij day of desember waſ sant donstoneſ in the
est chyrche & chyrche yerde waſ halowyd by a
ssofferacan ye wyche waſ sospendyd one owr lade
day ye consepsyon by a man of ye pryche

The fourteenth day of December was St. Dunstan in the East's church, and churchyard was hallowed by a suffragan, the which was suspended on Our Lady's Day, the Conception, by a man of the parish.

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1554-12-16 (begins on folio 41r)

The xvj day of desember dyd pryche at Paul's Cross
do ctur cott{s} ye bysshopeſ of west chastur & his
Sermon of ye blessyd sacrement of the auter
owt dyuerſ actourſ of ye sacrement of dyuer

The sixteenth day of December did preach at Paul's Cross Doctor [George] Cotes, the bishop of West Chester, and his sermon of the Blessed Sacrament of the altar … out divers authors of the sacrament of divers …


1554-12-18 (begins on folio 41r)

The xviij day of desember waſ a grett tryhumph
at ye court gatte by ye kyng & dyuerſ lord{s} boyth English
men & spaneard{s} ye wyche ye kyng & yſ compene were
in goodly harneſ & a pon ther arneſ goodly jerkins
of bluw veluett & hosse in brodered wt syluer and blue
sarsenett & so thay rane on fott wt spayrerſ & swords
at ye tornay & wt dromeſ & fflut{s} in whyt velvet drawn
owt wt blu sarsenet & ther wher x a ganst the King
& yſ compene ye wher xviij in odur colerſ

The eighteenth day of December was a great triumph at the court gate by the King and divers lords, both Englishmen and Spaniards, the which the King and his company were in goodly harness. And upon their harness, goodly jerkins of blue velvet and hose embroidered with silver and blue sarsenet. And so they ran on foot with spears and swords at the tourney, and with drums and flutes in white velvet drawn out with blue sarsenet. And there were ten against the King and his company; there were eighteen in other colors.


1554-12-26 (begins on folio 41r)

The xxvj day of desember cam by water from Gravesend
the prynche of pymon wt my lord of prevesale & the Lord
montycute & shut ye bryge & cam vnto

The twenty-sixth day of December came by water from Gravesend the Prince of Piedmont, with my lord of the privy seal and the Lord Montague, and shot the bridge, and came unto …


1554-12-31 (begins on folio 41r)

The last day of desember waſ bered at margatt
at westmȳster a spaneard a lord & bered wt
baner cott targett & skochyonſ & wt grett lyght
& elmet & ye mantyll & mony torche light

The last day of December was buried at St. Margaret at Westminster a Spaniard [John de Mendoca], a lord, and buried with banner, coat, target, and escutcheons and with great light and helmet and the mantle and many torchlight.