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On the seuen & twentith of Iune doctor Crome recanted at Paules crosse: I. Stow, pag. 1033. which recantation was vrged vpon this occasion. When the chanteries & col|leges were giuen by act of parlement into the kings hands (as is aboue remembred) which was about the moneth of December 1545, Iohn Fox in Acts & Mo|numents. the next lent following doctor Crome preaching in the mercers chappell, a|mong other reasons and persuasions, to rouse the peo|ple from the vaine opinion of purgatorie,D. Crome r [...]canteth at Paules crosse. inferred this, grounding vpon the said act of parlement: that if trentals and chanterie masses could auaile the soules in purgatorie, then did the parlement not well in giuing awaie monasteries, colleges, & chan|teries, which serued principallie to that purpose. But if the parlement did well (as no man could denie) in dissoluing them & bestowing the same vpon the king, then is it a plaine case, that such chanteries and pri|uat masses doo nothing conferre so reléeue them in purgatorie. This Dilemma of doctor Crome, no doubt, was insoluble: but notwithstanding the charitable prelats (for all the kings late exhortation vnto chari|tie) were so charitable to him that they brought him Coram nobis, and so handled him that they made him recant his words. ¶ On the sixtéenth of Iune were letters patents deliuered to sir Thomas Cheinie treasuror of the kings houshold, Abr. Fle. [...] manuscrip [...]oa [...] Henr. Tenant tradito. and lord warden of the cinque ports, wherby he was authorised to be the kings agent in christening the Dolphins daughter of France named Elizabeth. A true copie of which let|ters patents is here recorded, bicause the said action hath béene ignorantlie transferred from the said sir Thomas Chemie to sir Henrie Kneuet: as appeareth in Holinsheds chronicle published 1577, pag. 1608.

20.1. A true copie of the kings letters patents to sir Thomas Cheinie.

A true copie of the kings letters patents to sir Thomas Cheinie.

_HEnricus octauus Dei gratia Angliae, Franciae, & Hiberniae rex, fidei defen|sor, & in terra ecclesiae Anglicanae & Hibernicae supremum caput. Praedile|cto & fideli consiliario nostro Thomae Cheinie sa|cri ordinis nostri garterij militi, domino gardiano EEBO page image 974 quinque portuum, & hospitij nostri thesaurario sa|lutem. Cùm illustrissima princeps ac consanguinea nostra charissima domina Katharina illustrissimi principis consanguinei & filij nostri charissimi Henrici Franciae Delphini christianissimi princi|pis Francisci Francorum regis fratris, amici & confoederati nostri perpetui, filij primogeniti con|iunx praeclarissima, nuper (diuina cooperante cle|mentia) prolem foeminam enixa sit: nos summo|perè cupientes pacis, amicitiae, & vnionis vin|culum inter praefatum christianissimum Franco|rum regem & nos iam nuper redintegratum, fir|mioribus quibus possumus nexibus astringi, adma|iorem ipsius corroborationem & firmitatem, ac vt dicto illustrissimo filio nostro in hac parte gratifi|cemur, etiam compaternitatisfoedus duximus adij|ciendum. Quocirca ad leuandum de sacro fonte vice & nomine nostro dictam prolem ex praefata illustrissima domina Katharina dicti illustrissimi principis coniuge, & consanguinca nostra a charis|simanatam, illique nomen Elisabethae imponen|dum, & ipsam nomine Elisabethae in illius baptis|mo nominandã, caeterá omnia & singula in prae|missis, & circa ea necessaria seu quouismodo opor|tuna nomine nostro faciendum & exercendum, e|tiamsi maiora existant superiùs expressis, & man|datum de se exigant magis speciale quàm superiùs est insertum: te commissarium ac ambassiatorem & procuratorem nostrum specialem ordinamus, facimus, & constituimus per praesentes: promit|tentes nos ratum, gratum, & firmum habituros quicquid per te gestum & procuratum siue actum fuerit in praemissis. In cuius reitestimonium has literas nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Teste me ipso apud Greenewich sextodecimo die Iunij anno regni nostri tricesimo octauo.

Henrie Rex.

The king hauing passed ouer the foresaid letters patents to sir Thomas, and he in forwardnesse to execute his charge, to the intent that his retinue and attendants should no waies offensiuelie behaue themselues against the French, with whom the king was verie carefull to continue and mainteine the peace interchangeablie agreed vpon and concluded, his maiestie to preuent and cut off all occasions that might anie waie impeach, interrupt, or violate this peace, commanded the lords of his councell to di|rect letters with all expedition to the said sir Thomas, then vpon his voiage into France, conteining a prescript forme of demeanor, which the gentlemen & yeomen attendant vpon him in France should vse, during the time of their abode in those forren parts: a copie of which letter, being a testimoniall of the king of Englands inclinable mind to peace hereaf|ter followeth out of the verie originall, as the same was subscribed by the lords.

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