Edwardus Sextus Rex.
Item the 31. day of the same monyth was proclamyd kynge
Edward the Sixth, and came the same day unto the tower of London. And kynge Henry the eighth dyde at the manor of Whytte
halle at Westmyster. And the xiiij. day of February was browte
from thens on to Syone and there laye alle nyght, and the nexte day
browth un to Wynsore and there byrryd by qwene Jane.
Item the xx. day of the same monyth the sayd kynge Edwarde
the sixth came from the tower of London thorrow London, and in
dyvers places pagenttes, and alle the strettes hangyd reghely, (fn. 1) wyth
alle the crafftes stondynge in Chepe, presentynge them as lovynge
subjecttes unto their kynge, and soo to Powlles; and at the west
ende of Powlles stepull was tayed a cabelle roppe, and the other
ende besyde the denes place at an hanker of a sheppe, (fn. 2) and a man
ronnynge downe on the sayd roppe as swefte as an arrow owte of a
bowe downe wyth hys honddes and fette abrode not tochynge the
roppe; and whane the kynge had sene the sayd thynge went forth
un to the pallys of Westmyster; and the nexte day came from thens
unto Westmyster churche, and there was crownyd, and kepte hys
fest in Westmyster halle. God of hys mercy sende hym good locke
and longe lyffe, with prosperite! And this was done in the ix. yere
of hys age and byrth. And at that ryallty was made sir Edward
Semer that was yerle of Harforth duke of Somerset, and protector
and defender of the realme; and sir Thomas Semer hys brother
lorde governer un to the kyng; (fn. 3) and sir Thomas Worthesle that
was at that tyme lorde chaunseler of Ynglond was made yerle of
Sowthhamtone; and sir John Dudley that was amrelle of the see
was made yerle of Warwyk. (fn. 4) And iiij. or v. dayes after was gret
justes at Westmyster.
Item the xix. day of June after was a sollome dyrege at Powles
for the French kynge, (fn. 5) with a goodly herse in the qwere, and the
lorde of Arnedel principalle morner, with dyvers byshoppes, the
mayer of London with the aldermen, and alle the hed crafftes of
London, and alle the qweer, with the boddy of the church hangyd
with blacke clothe and hys armys, and ij C. powre men in blacke
gownes holdynge staffe torches; and the nexte day the sayd obbyt
kepte in every paryche churche in London wyth the belles ryngyng.
Item the v. day after in September beganne the kynges vysytacion at Powlles, and alle imagys pullyd downe; and the ix. day of
the same monyth the sayd visytacion was at sent Bryddes, and after
that in dyvers other paryche churches; and so alle imagys pullyd
downe thorrow alle Ynglonde att that tyme, and alle churches new
whytte-lymed, with the commandmenttes wryttyne on the walles. And
at that tyme was the byshoppe of London (fn. 6) put into the Flette, and
was there more than viij. dayes; and after hym was the byshoppe of
Wenchester (fn. 7) put there also.
Item at this same tyme was pullyd up alle the tomes, grett stones,
alle the auteres, with the stalles and walles of the qweer and auteres
in the church that was some tyme the Gray freeres, and solde, and
the qweer made smaller. (fn. 8)
Thys yere the iiijth day of November bagan the parlement at
Westmyster, and before this parlament the lord Richard Ryche was
made chaunseler of Ynglond, and the lord Sent Jone that was lorde
grandmaster gave it up.
Item the xvij. day of the same monythe at nyghte was pullyd
downe the Rode in Powlles with Mary and John, with all the images
in the churche, and too of the men that labord at yt was slayne and
dyvers other sore hurtte. Item also at that same time was pullyd
downe throrrow alle the kynges domynyon in every churche alle
Roddes with alle images, and every precher preched in their sermons
agayne alle images. Also the newyeresday after preched doctor
Latemer that some tyme was byshop of Wysseter preched at Powlles
crosse, and too sondayes followyn, &c. Also this same tyme was moche
spekyng agayne the sacrament of the auter, that some callyd it
Jacke of the boxe, with divers other shamfulle names; and then was
made a proclamacyon agayne shoche sayers, and it (sc. yet) bothe the
prechers and other spake agayne it, and so contynewyd; and at Ester
followyng there began the commonion, and confession but of thoys
that wolde, as the boke dothe specifythe. And at this tyme was
moche prechyng agayne the masse. And the sacrament of the
auter pullyd downe in dyvers placys thorrow the realme. Item after
Ester beganne the servis in Ynglyche [at Powles at the commandment
of the dene at the tyme, William May, (fn. 10) ] and also in dyvers other
pariche churches. Item also at Wytsontyde beganne the sermons at
sent Mary spyttylle. Item also this yere was Barkyng chappylle at
the Towre hylle pullyd downe, and sent Martyns at the chambulles
end, sent Nicolas in the chambulles, and sent Ewyns, and within the
gatte of Newgate thoys (fn. 11) were put un to the churche that some tyme
was the Gray Freres; and also Strand churche (fn. 12) also pullyd downe
to make the protector duke of Somerset's place larger.
Item this yere was alle the chaunterys put downe.
Item also the wacche at mydsomer was begonne agayne, that was
left from M. Dodmer (fn. 13) un to this tyme.
Item also the byshoppe of Wenchester at that tyme Stephyn
Gardner preched before the kyng at sent James in the felde on sent
Petter's day at afternone the wyche was then fryday, and on the
morrow after was commytted unto the tower of London to warde.
Item the vij. day of July after there was a prest that came owte of
Cornewalle drawne from the towre of London unto Smythefelde, and
there was honged and heddyd and qwarterd for sleying of one Boddy (fn. 14)
that was the kynges commyssyoner in that contry for chauntries.
Item, alle thoys prechers that prehyd at Powlles crosse at that
tyme spake moche agayne the bysshoppe of Wynchester; and also
Cardmaker, (fn. 15) that rede in Powlles iij. tymes a weke, had more or lesse
Item this same yere was put downe alle goyng abrode of processyons, and the sensyng at Powlles at Wytsontyde, and the Skynners'
processyon on Corpus Christi day, with alle others, and had none
other but the Yngleche procession in their churches.
Item at this tyme was moche prechyng thorro alle Ynglonde
agayne the sacrament of the auter, save only M. Laygton, and he
preched in every place that he prechyd agayne them alle; and so
was moche contraversy and moche besynes in Powlles every sonday,
and syttyng in the churche, and of none that were honest persons,
but boyes and persons of lyttylle reputacyon; and wolde have made
m[oche] mor yf there had not a way a bene tane. And at the last
the xxviij. [day] of December (fn. 16) followyng there was a proclamacyon
that none of bothe partyes shulde preche un to soche tyme as the
counselle has determyned soche thynges as they were in hond with
alle: for as that tyme dyvers of the bysshoppes sat at Cherse abbe
for dyvers matters of the kynge and the counselle.
Item the iijde. [day of] the same monyth was browte from Hygate
unto London unto the laumpe in Ne[wgate] market a monstre, a
calfe wyth ij. heddes, iiij. eres, iiij. eyne, viij. f[eete] and ij. taylles;
that there the mayer wyth dyvers aldermen came thether and saue it,
and command[ed] yt to be browte into the stret and there he saue
it, and there command[ed] it to be catted into the feldes strayt wayes
and to be cutte in peces, and put into the grownde, and soo it was.
Also at that tyme was many ballyttes made of dyvers partys
agayne the blyssyd sacrament, one agayne another, and the too
pers[ons] that redde in Powlles, as Cardmaker and one that rede
tewsday and thursday in Latten, spake agayne the sacrament, and
sayd it was but brede and wynne.
Item this yere before Alhallontyd was sett up the howse for the
markyt folke in Newgate market for to waye melle in.
Item also this yere was put downe the chappell with the charnell
howse in Powlles church yerde, with the too tomes one the north
syde, and a iiij. or v. C. lode of bones carred in to the feldes and
ij°. A°. Thys yere on sent Martyns day begane the sarmond at
the crosse agayne, and there was the byshoppe of sent Davys one
Farrar, (fn. 17) but he dyd not preche in hys abbet of a byshoppe, but lyke
a prest, and he spake agayne all maner of thynges of the churche and
the sacrament of the auter, and vestmenttes, coppes, alterres, with
alle other thynges, &c.
Item the xxij. day of November was in the nyghte a grete fyer in
the tower of London, and a gret pesse burnyd, by the menes of a
Frencheman that sette a barrelle of gonnepoder a fyere, and soo was
burnyd hymselfe, and no more persons, but moch hurte besyde;
and the xxiiijti. day of the same monyth was sent Annes church at
Item at Newyeeres tyde after was put downe the qwyne of the
Item the x. day of December was drawne from Newgate unto
Towre hylle (blank) and there ware hongyd for qwyneynge of testornes.
Item the xvij. day of January was commytted un to the tower
lorde Thomas Semer that was lorde amrelle, with dyvers other, for
hye tresone, as yt shalbe declaryd afterwarde.
Item the viij. day of March a bucher of sent Nicolas shambulles
was put on the pyllery in Cheppesyde for kepynge of another buchers
wyffe in the same strette, and there stode iij. oweres and more.
Item the xx. day of Marche was sir Thomas [Seym]er that was
lorde amrelle was be-hedyd at the Towre hylle for hye [treason].
The ijde sonday of Lent preched Coverdalle, and whan hye masse
was done the dene of Powlles that was that tyme William May commandyd the sacrament at the hye autre to be pullyd downe.
Item the vj. day of Aprille was a proclamacion for the masse,
[and for] ettynge of fleshe agayne May day, but for the fleshe was
Item the vij. day after was a grete and marvelus wynde both in
the nyght and also in [the] day.
Item the x. day of Aprill was pullyd downe the clowster in
Powlles that was callyd the Pardon churcheyerd wyth the chappelle
that stode in the myddes, to bylde the protectores place with alle.
Item the xxij. of Aprille was the monday in Ester weke, and that
nyght was burnyd fyve howsys at Brokenwharfe.
Item the xxvij. day of Aprill, the whych was the satorday in Ester
weke, the ante-baptystes ware in our Lady chappelle in Powlles before the byshoppe of Caunterbory with other comyssioners, (fn. 18) and there
one recantyd; and the nexte sonday, the wych was Lowe sonday,
stode at the crosse and bare a faggott. Item the nexte sattorday
after the byshoppe wyth the resydew of the commyssyoners satt
agayne. And there was one Jone of Kente other wyse Jone Bucher
condemnyd; and a tanner of Colchester recantyd, and nexte day bare
a faggotte at the crosse, and the nexte sonday at Colchester. And
that day stode at the crosse a boccher of Mary Maudlyne parich in
Fychstret, (fn. 19) and the nexte sonday agayne for be cause he made a
mocke at the furst tyme.
Item the iij. day of June, the wyche was the monday after the Assencion day, alle the gray ammesse (fn. 20) with the calober in Powlles
ware put downe.
Item the xxti day of June, the wyche was Corpus Christi day, and
as that day in dyvers places in London was kepte holy day, and
manny kepte none, but dyd worke opynly, and in some churches
servys and some none, soche was the devysyon.
Item in this yere moche pepulle of the comyns dyd ryse in dyvers
places in the realme, and pullyd downe parkes and growndes that
was inclosyd of dyvers lordes and gentylmen within the realme from
the powre men.
Item the xxvij. day of June there was sent a commandement from
the councelle unto Powlles that they shulde have no more the Apostylles masse in the mornynge, nor our Lady masse, nor no communyone at no aultelle in the church but at the hye awlter.
Item the xviij. day of July, where as there was a boke made and
send up to the commyns of Cornwalle and Devynshere with alle
other parttes of all the realme for be cause of their rysynge and
pullynge downe of incloseres, the wyche was some tyme comyns un
to the powre men, and grette men toke theme in and inclosyd it to
them and made parkes in dyvers places, and as thys tyme the commyns for the most parte within the realme ryssyd and pullyd up
heggys and plays and sett yt opyn a gayne; and then the boke
was sent unto them that they shuld be content gentylly, and within shortte space it shulde be mendyd, and so to submytte them selfes
and to aske mercy and pardone; and this day abovesayd it was
proclamyd thorrow alle London both with harhalde and trompeters,
and so was sent unto alle the partys of the realme wher as they
dyde ryse, and in-mediatly after the sayd proclamacion if they dyd
submytte them selfes and aske mercy and pardon they shuld have
it, and if not they shulde be tane as traytores and to be subdewyd
with the [sword]. And as that same tyme all the gattes of the citte
of London was layed with grett gonnes with-in the citte warte, (fn. 21) and
within the sayed gattes both above and beneth in dyvers parttes,
with dyvers artyllery ryght good, and their percullys new made at
dyvers gattes, and both (fn. 22) at Newgate n[ew] made strongly. And
every daye from the xx. day of July satte at every gatte viij. of the
comyneres and ij. gonners every day from vj. in the mornynge unto
it was . . . . . atte nyght unto the x. day of September.
Item the xxj. day of the same monyth, the wyche was sonday,
the byshoppe of Cauntorbery (fn. 23) came sodenly to Powlles, and there
shoyd and made a narracyon of thoys that dyd rysse in dyvers
places within the realme, and what rebellyous they were, and
wolde take aponne them to reforme thynges before the lawe, and to
take the kynges powre in honde. And soo was there at procession,
and dyd the offes hym selfe in a cope and no vestment, nor mytter,
nor crosse, but a crose staffe; and soo dyd alle the offes, and hys
sattene cappe on hys hede alle the tyme of the offes; and soo gave
the communione hym selfe unot viij. persons of the sayd church.
Also the xxij. day of the same monyth, the wyche was Mary
Maudlyne day, there was hongyd one that came from Romford, on
a gybbytt at the welle within Algate; and another that came owte
of Kent at the brygge fotte in to Sothwarke on another gybbytte,
that ware of the same persons and company.
Item the xxiij. day of the same monyth the kynges grace came
from the dewke of Soffokes place in Sothwarke thorrow London, and
soo to Whytte hall goodly, with a goodly company.
Item the xxviij. day and the xxix. day was dyvers persons conventyd before the counselle because of hereynge of masse at Crycherch (fn. 24) wheras the French imbassetors laye, that they shuld come
no more there, and was gretly rebukyd.
Item the iiij. day of August, the wyche was sonday, was men sett a
worke from Newgate alle alonge by the citte walles to pulle downe
the gardyns that was made a longe by the walles of the citte with
howses, and soo alle alonge unto (blank.).
Item the furst day of August was a gret battelle at Norwych
betwene the lorde markes of Northamtone and the comyns that dyd
aryse there, and manny was slayene of both partys, and the lorde
markes put an to flyette, and the lorde Cheffelde (fn. 25) slayne, with many
dyvers knyttes and many other good men. And many of the sayed
comyns slayne and tane prisoneres.
Item the (blank) day of the same monyth was a battell be syde
Exceter be-twene the lorde Rosselle that was then lorde privisele,
lorde Graye, and the comyns of that cuntre; and many slayne and
tane prisoners of both partyes.
Item the ix. day of the same monyth was proclamyd in the curte
by ane imbassitor of France wyth a harhalde and trompetter opyn
warre, and that same nyght was tane alle Frenche men that ware
noe free denysens, and an inventory of alle their goodes, and put in
prison thorrow alle the realme at that tyme.
Item the x. day of the same monyth the byshoppe of Cauntorbery
came and preched at Powlles, the wych was sattorday, in the qwere
in the byshoppes stalle that he was wonte to be stallyd in, for them
that [rose] in the West contre of the comyns of Devynchere and
Cornewalle, there he shoyd that the occasyone cam of poppych
prestes was the most parte of alle hys sermond.
Item the xv. day of the same monyth, the Assumcyon of our
Lady, and that day was hongyd too persons, one withowte Algate
and the other at Totnam hylle; and as that day some kepte holydaye
and some none, as sent Stevyns in Walbroke and Colcherch, soch
was the devysion that day, as it was on Corpus Christi day.
Item the xviij. day of the same monyth the bysshoppe of London (fn. 26)
dyd the offes at Powlles both as the processyon and the comunione
dyscretly and sadly.
Item on Bartylmew evyne was shott dyvers goonnes at the gattes
Item this yere was no cheesys in Bartylmew fayer but soch as
came owte of dyvers mens howsys within London that was not
good, and the cause was for them that rose in Essex as that tyme.
Item the xxvij. day of the same monyth was iij. persons drawyn,
hongyd, and qwarterd at Tyborne, that came owte of the West contre.
Item the xxviij. day of the same monythe was a woman delyveryd
of ij. chelderne at Bodyly a smyth at the Longlane ende in Smythfelde, and whan the woman was delyveryd she desyred to se hare
chelderne, and the wyffe of the howse sayd they ware saffe inowgh,
and she toke one of them and brake the necke of yt, and caused the
mayd of the howse to take the other and to cast it over the walle,
and so dystroyd them bothe; and then was the woman that had the
chelderne, and the wyffe of the howse and the mayde, ware had to
the cownter in Bredstrete, and there the woman was delyveryd of another chylde that same nyghte.
Item the last day of the same monyth the byshoppe of Cauntorbery (fn. 27) shulde a come agayne to Powlles, and a preched agayne, but
he send Josephe (fn. 28) hys chaplyne, and he preched in the qwere of the
subdewynge of them that dyd rysse in alle iij. places, and how
mysery they ware browte unto, and there he rehersyd as hys master
dyd before that the occasyone came by popysse presttes.
Item the furst day of September the byshoppe of London then
Edmund Boner preched at Powlles crosse, and after was acuysyd un
to the cownsell by too persons, as William Latymer (fn. 29) parsone of sent
Lawrens Powntney and John Hopper (fn. 30) that some tyme was a whyth
monnke, and soo was conventyd before the byshope of Cauntorbery
wyth other comyssoneres the xiij. day of the same monyth, and the
xvj. day and the xviij.; and the xxti day of the same moneth at nyght
he was send unto Marchese, (fn. 31) and he went the same day unto
Lambythe in hys scarlet habbet and hys rochett aponne it.
Item this same day Cardmaker sayd opynly in hys lector in
Powlles that if God ware a man he was a vj. or vij. foote of lengthe,
with the bredth, and if it be soo how canne it be that he shuld be
in a pesse of brede in a rownde cake on the awter: what an ironyos
oppynyone is this unto the leye pepulle!
At this tyme doctor Smyth (fn. 32) rebukyd the byshehoppe gretly, and
the byshoppe dyd nothynge gretly forbore hym, and gave hym many
chockynge worddes opynly. (fn. 33)
Item the xxij. of the same monyth the byshoppe of Cauntorbery
causyd Hopper to preche at Powlles crosse, and there he spake moch
agayne the byshope of London. And the xxiij. And the xxiij. day was there (fn. 34) before the sayd commysyoners agayne.
And the xxv. day Cardmaker rede in Powlles, and sayd in hys
lector that he cowde not rede there the xxvij. day for because he
must neddes be at the sessyons as that day at Lambythe for the
byshoppe of London; but it was not soo, for the byshoppe came not
there. Item the xxix. of the same monyth preched in the shrowddes,
for because of rayne, one Golde, and he spake moche agaynst the sayd
byshoppe of London, and there stode be-fore hym one that dwellyd
in Charterus lane wyth a screpture on hys brest for coungerynge.
Item the furst day of October the byshoppe of London was send
for at after-none unto Lambythe, and ther the byshoppe of Cauntorbery dyschargyd (fn. 35) the sayd byshopp of London as moche as laye in
hys powre; but marke what followeth.
Item the vij. day of October was proclaymyd the protector a traytor,
with all hys helperes, and that day begane agayne the watch (fn. 36) at
every gatt in London of the comeneres in harnes with weppyns.
Item the viij. day it was proclamyd opynly with the kynges
shreffe and two harraldes and two pursevanttes and a trumpet, with
the compyne sargant of the citte of London, thorrow alle London, and
as fast as it myght be thorrow alle Ynglond.
Item the nexte day Cardmaker sayd in hys lector, thow he (fn. 37) had a
falle he was not undone, and that men shuld not have ther purpos; and also he sayd that men wolde have up agayne ther popych
masse; wher for, good masteres, stycke unto yt hade (fn. 38) he sayd.
Item the xiij. day of the same monyth was no sermond at the
Item the xiij. day at after-none was browth the traytor (fn. 39) from
Wyndsor with a gret company of lorddes and gentylmen, and many
horsys, with their men with weppyns, and came in at sent Gylles in
the felde at hys desyre, for be cause he wolde not come by the place
that he had begonne and pullyd downe dyvers churches and the
clowster in Powlles to bylde yt with all, [and soo unto the tower of
London with dyvers other prisoners, (fn. 40) ] but almyghty God wolde
not suffer yt for hys gret myscheffe as it shalle evydently follow by
hys actes. And whane he came in Chepesyde he sayd opynly, that
manny pepull harde hym, that he was as trewe a man to the kynge
as anny there, evye prowdly.
Item the xvij. day the kynges grace came from the place in
Sothewarke thorrow London, and soo to Whytt halle; and that
nyght was the comyneres of London was dyscharged of ther waching
at alle the gattes of London in harnes, and to wache no more but
the comyne wache as a nyttes in every warde as it hath bene acostomyd before.
iij.°. A°. This yere the vj. day of December was Bodylys wyffe
the smythes w[ife at Long lane] ende in Smythfelde hongyd at Tyborne for the dystrowynge of [her chil] derne at Bartylmewtyde as it
Item the vij. [day of Ja]nuary  was vj. men dystroyd at the
makynge of the welle wythin the howse that was some tyme the
Peter college (fn. 41) nexte the denes place in Powlles churche yarde.
Item of the great gentylnes that was shoyd unto the byshope of
London Edmund Boner beynge prisoner in the Marchelse the viij.
day of January of the knyght marchalle takynge away hys bedde,
and soo that he had no more to lye in but straw and a coverlet for
the space of viij. days, for because he wolde not geve the knyght
marchall x li. or a gowne of that price.
Item the xix. day of the same monythe at ix. a clocke at nyght was
kyllyd captyne Gambolde a valyant man a Spanyerd and another
with hym, and dyvers of their servanttes hurte, of another captyne (fn. 42)
of hys owne contry-men; and was tane the nexte day three more
wyth hyme, and the xxij. day of the same monyth raynyd atte the
yelde halle, and the xxiij. day they ware condemnyd, and the xxiiij.
day they ware hongyd in the myddes of Smythfelde; and he that
kyllyd captayne Gambolde, ther as the dede was done or even he
went in-to Smythfelde, ther hys hond was smyttyne of, and after
was hongyd wyth the resydew in Swythefelde.
Item the xxvij. day of the same monyth was draune from the tower
of London un-to Tyborne iiij. person, and there hongyd and quarterd, and their quarteres sette abowte London on every gatte; these
was of them that dyd ryse in the West cuntre.
Item the vj. day of Februarij came the duke of Somerset owte of
the towere, and lay at the Savoye.
Item the xxxti day of March was Palme sonday, and on the evyne
was proclamyd a generalle pes betwene the kynge of Ynglond and
the Frenche kynge, and the qwene of Scottes and the realme of the
same also, with their subjecttes; and grett bonfyeres with grett
chere at every cunstabulles dore in every parich thorrowe alle London; and soo after thorrow alle Ynglonde.
Item the xijth day of Aprill, he that was byshoppe of Rochester,
Nicolas Rydley, was stallyd [bishop of London] by one of the byshoppe of Ely('s) chaplynes. And the xix. daye of the same monyth
he came in to the qwere at the comunyon tyme, and at that tyme
he and the dene recevyd and master Barne, and the too toke the host
of the prest in their too hondes. And that same tyme the byshoppe
commandyd the lytt of the aulter to be put owte or he came in to
Item the ijde day of May was Jone Bucher otherwyse called Jone
of Kentte burnyd in Smythfelde for grett herysses, as yt hath bene
longe knowyne, and was condemnyd nye a hole yere, as it shewyth
before; and there preched before hare or she dyede Scory, (fn. 43) and
she sayd to hym that he lyed lyke a knave, &c.
Item that Bullyne was gevyn up to the Frenchmen the ij. day of
Item Nicolas Rydley that was byshoppe of Rochester was made
byshoppe of London, and beganne his visitacione in Powlles the v.
day of May.
Item that three came a sheppe of egges and shurttes and smockes
owte of France to Byllynges gatte.
Item the terme rejurnyd from the Assencion unto Myhylmas.
Item the proclamacion the xxiij. day of May, the wych was the
fryday before Whytsonday, was for the pes betwene France and us.
Item on Whytsone sonday preched the byshoppe of London
Nicolas Rydley at Powlles crosse.
Item the nyght before came in the Frenche lordes with their
Item on Trenyte sonday preched doctor Kyrkame, (fn. 44) and sayd that
in the sacrament w[as no] substance but brede and wynne.
Item on sente Barnabes day was kepte [no holi]day (through)
alle Londone at the commandment of the mayer, and at nyght was
the aulter in Powlles pullyd downe, and as that day the vayelle was
hongyd [up] benethe the steppes and the tabulle sett up there; and a
sennet after there the comunion was mynysterd.
Item the xiiij. day of June was sattorday, and before evy[ning]
was a mane slayne in Powlles church, and ij. frayes with-in the
church that [same] tyme afterward.
Item also this yere Corpus Christi was not kepte holy day.
And the Assumpcion of our Lady was soche devision thorrow
alle London that some kept holy day and some none. Almyghty
God helpe it whan hys wylle ys! for this was the second yere, and
also the same devision was at the fest of the Nativite of our Lady.
Item the last day of August preched at the crosse Stephin Caston, (fn. 45) and there spake agayne the lady Mary asmoch as he myghte,
but he namyd not hare, but sayd there was a gret woman with-in
the realme that was a gret supporter and mayntayner of popery and
superstycione, and prayed that she myght forsake hare oppynyons,
and to follow the kynges prosedynges, as he sayed. And also he
sayed that kynge Henry the viijth was a papyst, with many obprobryus wordes of hym as yt was harde.
Item this yere was proclamyd that the French crownys shuld goo
iiij°. A°. Thys yere the xiiij. daye of November was proclamyd
thorrow all London that ne wyttelleres nor tabernes shulde kepe no
resorte of pepulle in their howses for vyttelles on the sondayes nore
holy dayes tyll alle serves ware done, and that shulde be at a xj. the
cloke; and also at after-none tylle evynge-songe ware done, in payne
of gret prisonment at the kynges commandment.
Item this yere was many frayes in Powlles church, and nothynge
sayd on-to them; and one man felle doune in Powlles church and
brake hys necke for kecheynge of pegyns in the nyght the iiij. day of
Item the v. day of December was proclamyd that the French
crownes shuld goo but for vjs. iiijd.
Item at Crystmas was put downe in Powlles the Rectores chori,
wyth all their coppys at processione, and no more to be usyd.
Item the day of was the byshoppe of Wyssytor (fn. 46)
comyttyd to the Flett, and the xj. day of December was comyttyd
to the Flett the byshoppe of Chechester. (fn. 47)
Item the xv. day of December was browte from the tower of London un-to Lambeth the byshoppe of Wynchester thene beynge
doctor Stephen Gardner, before the byshoppe of Cauntorbery then
beynge Thomas Cranmer, wyth dyvers other comysioneres, and exammynd and comyttyd un-to the tower agayne. And the xviij. day
followyng ther agayne; and that same day was too tydes at London
brygge within the space of v. howeres, and grett sprynges that dyd
moch harme by the watter syde and on the watter. And the sayed
byshoppe of Wynchester at Lambyth the viij. day of January
, and the xij. day, and so to the towere agayne. The xxvj.
day there agayne, and that day browth from the tower unto Lambyth [by the] garde and the offesers of the tower wyth weppens,
and soo home agayne; and on the xiij. day of February and xiiij. day
also, and that day he was dyschargyd [from] ys byschopryge and alle
hys londes, and comyttyd unto the tower agayne.
Item the xxij. day of Marche was Pame sonday, and as that daye
[were] put into the Fleete dyvers gentylmen, as sir Antoni Browne,
M. (blank) sargant of the lawe, wyth dyvers other, for herynge of
masse in my lady Mary's curte at sent Jones (fn. 48) and was there.
Item the xxiiij. day of the same monyth after was the grattes besyde the hye alter in Powlles closyd up, that the pepulle shulde not
loke in at the tyme of the comunyone tyme, and the vayle hongyd
up. And the xxviij. day after as Ester evyne, and then was the
tabulle remevyd, and sette benethe at the vayele northe and sowthe;
and on Ester day the dene, then beynge Wyllyam Maye, dyd mynys
Item this yere was sene in the Lent besyde Martyn abbe (fn. 49) many
men in harnes syttynge in the eyere, and soo came downe agayne
un-to the grownde and vadyd awaye agayne, and also in dyvers
other places. And also abowte Ester was sene in Sussex three
sonnes shenynge at one tyme in the eyer, that thei cowde not dysserne
wych shulde be the very sonne.
Item the xxvth day of May, wych was the monday after Trenyte
sonday, was gret erthqwakes (fn. 50) in dyvers places, as abowte Crowydyn and in that towne and dyvers other townes there by, as at
Rygate, and many other places abowte, and also at Westmyster and
dyvers other places in London, and abowte there.
Item in June after went inbassators into France the erle (fn. 51) of
Northehamtone and the byshoppe of Ely (fn. 52) wyth dyvers other, and
was goodly resevyd there with processione, crossys, and sensynge,
with alle the holé orders of relygious persons that be there, with
the universites scolles, and solome masse songe before them or they
came unto the kynges presens, and had there grett. chere. And
after that came into Ynglonde dyvers lorddes of France with a
cardnalle, and came to Rye the iiij. day of July, and soo unto London, and was not resevyd. And before their comynge into London
was dyvers lordes and gret men of the ines, (fn. 53) and laye at the kynges
place in Sothewarke.
Item the ix. day of the same monyth beganne the gret sykenes
callyd the swetth, (fn. 54) that there dyde a grett multitude of pepull sodenly
thorrow alle London and thorrow the most parte of alle Ynglonde.
And that same day was the proclamacion for testornes at ixd. And
the vitelles as dere after as it was before and worser, that the pepull
cryde owte of it in every place thorrow alle the realme.
And the xxvij. day of the same monyth the byshoppe of Wynchester that was than (John Ponet (fn. 55) ) was devorsyd from hys wyffe
in Powlles, the whyche was a bucheres wyff of Nottynggam, and gave
hare husbande a sartyne mony a yere dureynge hys lyffe as it was
jugydde by the lawe.
Item the last day of July (and) the furst of August rydde in a
cartte a tayler of Fletstret and hys syster rydde in a carte abowte
London, and bothe ther heddes shavynne, for avouttre, that he had ij.
childerne by harre, and the iijde day was bannyshyd the citte bothe;
but he wolde have gevyne moch to a be scowsyd, (fn. 56) but it wold not be
Item the xvij. day of August was a proclamacion at vj. a cloke in
the mornynge for the qwyne of testornes of ixd. unto vjd., and grottes
unto ijd., and ijd. unto jd., and jd. unto a ob., and ob. unto q.; and
it the vitolles [were dearer] than the ware before. (fn. 57)
Item xxiij. day of Auguste the pariche of Seynt [Faith ente]rd furst
into Jesus chappelle as their parich church and had servys there. (fn. 58)
Item the xxvj. of September was the stondynge at the tabulle in
Powlles was removyd into the sowth . . . .
Item the viij. day of October was the byshoppe of Chechester (fn. 59) and
the byshoppe of Worseter (fn. 60) conventyd in the byshoppe of London's
pallys before the comyssyoners; and the ix. day there . . . and dyschargyd. Theys ware the commyshoners,—the lorde cheffe barne, (fn. 61)
doctor Olyver, d[octor] Rede, Lyell, Gosnalle, and (blank).
Item un Myhylmas day the kynges grace went in hys robe that
was sent hym from the Frenche kynge of the order of sent My[hyl]
at Hamtone cortte wyth gret ryalty there at that tyme (fn. 62) .
Item the xj. day of October was made, at Hamtone cortte, John
Dudley erle of Warwyke duke of Northum[berland, the] markes
Dorsett duke of Suffolke, the lord trezerer markes of Wynchester,
William Harbart markes of Pemborke.
Item the xvj. day of October was the duke of Somerset, lorde
Gray, sir Raffe Vane, wyth many moo (committed to the Tower), as
it shall apere after.
Item, the xxj. day of the same monyth beganne the craftes of London to wacche at the gattes of London at vj. in the mornynge unto
vj. at nyghte, and continewyd tylle the xxiij. day of November.
vj°. A°. Thys yere at afternone on Alhallone day, whan the
mayer came to Powlles, there was dyvers person of the duke of
Northhumberlondes servanttes wolde have tane the chayne from
the kynges shreffes necke in Powlles goynge after the mayer, and
wolde have made a fraye within Powlles church, but whan they
came with-owte the church at the north dore there thei made a fray
and fowte and ware departyd, and went in to the pettycannons and
fowte there, that whan the mayer came forthe of Powlles church he
was fayen to fett them forth and had them to the counter.
Item on the morrow after the qwene of Scottes (fn. 63) came in to London by watter, and soo unto the byshopp of London's palles, and
lay there; and the morrow after she went unto the corte un-to the
kynges grace, and had there gret chere. And the fryday after shee
went hare wayes. And dyvers lordes and ladys browte hare on
hare way, and whan she came with-owte Byshoppes gatte the fayryst lady that she hade wyth hare of hare cuntre was stolne away
from hare, (fn. 64) and soo went forth in hare jorné.
Item the viij. day after, the wyche was the tewsday, there was a
tayler that dwelte in Aldersgatstret was sett on the pyllery at afternone, and the cause was that whan the mayer went to Westmyster
he callyd them alle cokeoldes; and stode there tylle it was iij. a
cloke at after-none.
Item at thys tyme was dyvers proclamacions and pricys made for
vyttelles, but it servyt not; and the xxviij. of November was made a
cobtrary proclamacyon and sette alle at lyberty agayne, and every
viteler to selle as they wolde and had done before.
Item the furst day of day of December was browte the deuke of
Somersett owte of the towre by watter at v. a clocke in the mornynge, and j. or ij. drownyd by the waye in the Tems betweene the
tower and Westmester; and there he (was) araynyd before the
cowncell, and so pletyd for hym selfe that he was qwytt for the treson, and comytted unto the tower of London agayne.
Item the nexte day was the lorde Gray with dyvers other that
ware in the tower was browte un-to Westmester un-to the starre
chamber, and sent home agayne.
Item the viij. day of that monyth was a gret muster at Totehylle (fn. 65)
of men of armes before the kynge, of dyvers lordes.
Item the xvj. day was a proclamacion for the new qwyne (fn. 66) that no
man [should speak ill o]f it, for because that the pepulle sayd dyvers
that ther was the ragyd staffe (fn. 67) . . . . . . . . it.
Item the xxti day of December was sorne (fn. 68) the byshoppe of Ely (fn. 69)
lorde [chancellor of Engla]nd.
Item that same day was the muster of the dewke of Somersettes
servanttes before [the king at] Totylle also.
Item the same day was comytted unto the tower the byshopp [of
Dur]hame Cudberte Tunstalle. (fn. 70)
Item the xxij. day of the same monyth was be[heddyd] at the
Towre hyll before viij. a clocke Edwarde deuke of Somersett [earl of
Hert] forde and unkyll unto the kynges grace. And also there was
a commandment thorrow London that alle howsolders with their
servantes shulde kepe their howses unto it was . . . . .
Item on Crystmas evyn was made a proclamacion that no man
shulde make qwoyne, nore send beyond see, in payne of dethe.
Item the iiijth day of January [1551–2] the lorde of Crystmas (fn. 71) of
the kynges howse came thorrow London and thorrow Scheppesyde,
and soo to the lorde mayer's to denner, and dyvers of hys corte was
devydyd, some to the sherffes and to dyvers alderman; and agayne
after none was made a scaffolde at the crosse in Schepesyde, and
thether he came and made hys proclamacion.
Item the xiij, day of January was whyppyd vij. women at the
carttes arse, iiij. at one and iij. at another, for vacobondes that wold
not labor, but play the unthryftes.
Item the xix. day of Februarij was a man slayne within Powlles
Item the xxvj. day of the same monyth, the wyche was fryday,
was hongyd at Towre hylle sir Myllys Partryge knyght, the wych
played wyth kynge Henry the viiite at dysse for the grett belfery
that stode in Powlles church-yerde; (fn. 72) and sir Raffe Vane, theys too
ware hongyd. Also sir Myhyll Stonnappe and sir Thomas Arndelle, theys too ware beheddyd at that same tyme. And theis iiij.
knyghttes confessyd that they ware bever gylté for soche thynges as
was layd unto their charge, and dyde in that same oppinion.
The daye before endyd the parlament.
Item the xvj. day of Aprill was Easter evyn, and that day rydde a
woman in a carte abowte London that dwelte in Aldersgate strete
that made aqwavyte, (fn. 73) for cardynge of hare mayde wyth a payer of
carddes soche as doth carde wolle with-alle (fn. 74) and was sende unto
Item wher as it hath of an olde costome that there shulde be
three sermons in Ester weke, this yere was a commandment that
there shulde be but ij. and that the wedynsday shuld not be kepte
Item also wher as it hathe bene of ane olde costome that sent
Gorge shoulde be kepte holy day thorrow alle Englond, the byshoppe
of London commandyd that it shulde not be kepte, and no more it
Item lyke-wyse at Wytsontyde was but ij. sermons; they ware
lyke-wyse at the crosse, and he that prechyd the sonday prechyd the
ij. other, and but ij. dayes kepte holy days.
Item on Wytsone evyne it raynyd in dyvers places in London
that it was sene lyynge in dyvers places on the erbbes (fn. 75) as redde as
Item the iij. day of August betwenne x. and xj. at nyght was a
woman in Oxfordshere at a place callyd Midylton-stoné at the syne
of the Eggylle viij. myle from Oxforde, and the good man's name was
John Kenner, and she was delyveryd of a chyld with too heddes, (fn. 76) iiij.
hanndes, iiij. fette, and but one body, and the mydwyffe kersende (fn. 77)
them at home and was alowyd by the churche; and (they) lyffyd xv.
days; and ett, and [one slept] wylle the other dyd wake, and lokyd
with a mery chere whan anny persons lo[ked at] them. Item also
in that same cuntry was a henne hacchyd of a chekyn that had ij.
heddes and iiij. fette.
Item in the same monythe was tane at Bl[ack] wall and nere
abowte London was tane dyvers dolfyns.
Item the iiij. day of September was apone a sonday, and then the
qweer of Powlles had a commandment from the dene Cambryge
at the byshoppe of Cantoberes visitation that he shulde leve the
playnge of organs at the devyne servys, and soo lefte it.
Item the iij. day of Octobere was the byshoppe of Dorram than
beyng Cudbert Tunstall browte to examination at the place that
some-tyme w[as] callyd the abbé of Tourehylle, the viij. and the
xiij. also that daye he was deposyd of hys see, and commytted unto
Item also in this monthe was tane dyvers hother fyches gret in
Item the xxv. day of October was the pluckynge downe of alle
the alteres and chappelles in alle Powlles churche, with alle the
toumes, at the commandment of the byshoppe then beynge Nicolas
Rydley, and alle the goodly stoneworke that stode behynde the
hye alter, and the place for the prest, dekyne, and subdekyne; and
wolde a pullyd downe John a Gauntes tome but there was a commandment [to] the contrary from the counsell, and soo yt was made
alle playne as it aperes.
Item this yere beganne the howse in London for the powre the
w[hich] was some tyme the Gray freeres in Newgatte markette, &c.
Item on Alhallon day began the boke of the new series of bred
and wyne in Powlles, with alle London, and the byshoppe (fn. 78) dyd the
servis hym-selfe, and prechyd in the qwere at the mornynge servis,
and dyd it in a rochet and nothynge elles on hym. And the dene (fn. 79)
with alle the resydew of the prebentes went but in their surples and
lefte of their abbet of the universtye; and the byshope prechyd at
after-none at Powlles crosse, and stode there tyll it was nere honde
v. a cloke, and the mayer nor aldermen came not with-in Powlles
church nor the craffted as they were wonte to doo, for be-cause they
were soo wary (fn. 80) of hys stondynge.
Item the day of thys same monyth (fn. 81) the chylderne was put
in the howse that was some tyme the Grayfreres.
Item after Allhollanday was no more communyon in no place but
on the sondayes.
Item this yere was nether sent Nicholas nor the Concepcion of our
Lady kepte holyday, nor it (sc. yet) the Assumpcion of our Lady
before, nor the Nativite of our Lady; but put downe,&c.
Item on Crystmas day at after-none alle the men chylderne wyth
the women chylderne and alle the offesers that perteynyd unto the
howse of the powre, (fn. 82) stode at the grett condett in Cheppe in a rowe
whan the mayer came to Powlles at after-none, and soo home agayne,
to be sene of the citte. Item the byshoppe prechyd alle the holydayes in the qwere at evenynge prayer.
Item the iiij. day of January  came the lorde of mysrewle
of the corte (fn. 83) thorrow London wyth the sheffes (fn. 84) lorde, and soo un-to
the crosse in Cheppe, and there made a proclamacyon, and so un-to
the mayer's to denner, and alle hys corte was devydyd un to dyvers
aldermen; and amonge alle one parte was commttyd to master
Curtes the alderman, but whan they came thether there was nothynge
preparyd for them, for he whole not be at home, but he was send
for, but he wolde not be fownde, whenfor v. of hys servantes ware
browte, eche of them had too mene ledde them, unto the mayer's
and soo alle that daye, and soo at nyght unto the corte; and the
nexte day they ware sent home [Item] the mayer dyd gret correccione unto powre pepulle, as rydynge in cartes [and standy] nge
on the pyllere, both men and women.
And this yere the furst day at [March was the] parlament, and
kepte wythin the kynges pallys at Westmyster, Whythalle (fn. 85) .
Item this yere [the town] deche from Newgate unto Aldersgat was
stoppyd up with brycke, and made playne [with the er] the.
Item in the begynnyng of May was tane owte of alle the churches
of London and abowte [all the] plate and qwyne (fn. 86) that was in their
boxys in every church for the kynges grace; and vestmenttes and
[copes], wyche drew unto a grett substans besyde the coyne, and also
this yere was very fewe cherches in London that had anny procession in the Rogacion dayes in London this yere for lacke of devocion.
Item the xvij. day of May the market in Newgate market was
removyd unto the new howsys and the shambylles where sent
Nicolas church sometyme was, alle save only the mele-men, at the
commandment of the mayer.
Item the xxv. day of May satte in Powlles the comyssioners with
the lorde cheffe justes, with the lorde mayer, and soo had away alle
the platte, coppys vestmenttes, wyche drewe unto a gret gooddes for
the behoffe of the kynges grace.
Item the xxvj. day of May beganne the bishope of Cantorbe(ry)
to sytte for the new boke that the byshope of Wenchester, Powny,
made that he wolde have that alle parsons and curattes shulde sette
their hondes unto it, and so every byshope in hys dyesses. And in
London was dyvers that denyed many of the artycles, as doctor
Weston, with dyvers other, as it shalle shoo after.
Item the furst day of June was sett up at the standerde in Cheppe
a pyller (fn. 87) new made of a good lengthe from the grownde, and too
yonge servanddes tayed un-to yt with a chayne that thee myght
goo abowte it, and to bettyn with roddles soore on their backes for
because they had too wenches in-to their maste's howse; and on
the morrw after, wyche was the sonday, and then was too other in
the same case bettyn at the same pyller, and so as many as plesyd
the mayer after-warde, &c.
Item this yere the mayer dyd put in execucion the acte for the
hyghth of pentoseese (fn. 88) thorrow all London.
Item the ijde day of July prechyd doctor Hodskyne (fn. 89) that was
some tyme suffecane of London, and dyd nether pray for lady
Mary's grace nor it (sc. yet) for lady Elizabeth; and the nexte
sonday after prechyd the byshoppe of London, Nicolas Reddesle,
and there callyd bothe the sayd ladys bastarddes, that alle the pepull
was sore anoyd with hys worddes, soo uncherytabulle spokyne by
hym in soo opyne ane awdiens.
Item the vj. day of July dyde kyng Edward the vj. at Grenewyche, as they say, and some say he was powsynd, as it shalle apere