STATE PAPERS OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN MARY DURING THE YEARS 1553 AND 1554.
(In continuation of Appendix III.)
[Rymer has admitted into his collection of Foedera, &c. many documents belonging to this period, but which are chiefly patents conferring offices, or relating to other matters of a personal nature; these have not been inserted in the present catalogue, which is confined to such documents as relate more immediately to the conduct of the queen's government.]
Register of the Privy Council of queen Mary, commencing July 16, 1553, and continuing to the 3d November in the same year.
Extracts from the Register of the Privy Council made by Ralph Starkey, MS. Harl. 643. They commence on the Aug. 1553, and extend to the close of Mary's reign.
July 8. Letter of queen Mary to sir George Somerset, sir William Drury, sir William Waldgrave, knights, and Clement Heigham, esquire, signifying to them the death of king Edward, and commanding them to repair to her at Kenynghall. Dated July 8, 1553.
July 9. Letter of the queen to sir Edward Hastings, requiring him to support her title, especially in the counties of Middlesex and Bucks
July 20. Letter of the council to queen Mary, dated from Baynard's castle immediately after her proclamation in London.
July 25. Letter of the authorities at Guisnes to the queen, announcing the arrest of Henry Duddeley 
Aug. 5. Letter of the council to the commissioners at Brussels, recalling sir Philip Hoby and sir Richard Morysine, and directing the bishop of Norwich to remain as ambassador resident; carried by sir Thomas Cheney, K.G.
Aug. 12. Letter of the council to doctor Wotton, sir William Pickering, and sir Thomas Chaloner, conveyed by sir Anthony St. Leger, to continue doctor Wotton as ambassador in France.
Aug. 20. Letter under the queen's signet to the chancellor of Cambridge on the government of that university.
Sept. 21. Letter of the council to sir William Cecill, directing him to surrender the seals belonging to the order of the Garter.
Jan. 22. Letter of the queen, under her signet, to sir Hugh Pollard, sir John St. Leger, sir Richard Edgcomb, and sir John Fulford, to oppose sir Peter Carew's rising in Devonshire.
Jan. 26. Letter of the queen, under her signet, summoning the lady Elizabeth to court.
Jan. 27. Circular letter of the queen, under her signet, desiring the levy of forces to oppose the duke of Suffolk and his brethren.
Jan. 28. Letter of the duke of Norfolk to the council, describing his march against Wyat: dated from Gravesend.
Jan. 29. Second letter from the duke to the council.
-------- Letter of lord Cobham to the duke of Norfolk, and another of lord Cobham to the queen, the latter inclosing a letter of sir Thomas Wyat to lord Cobham.
Jan. 30. Letter of lord Cobham to the queen: describing the rebels' attack on Cowling castle.
------- Letter of the queen to the earl of Sussex, requiring him to raise forces against the rebels.
Jan. 31. Letter of lord Abergavenny to the council, on the duke of Norfolk's defeat.
Feb. 1. Sir Thomas Cheney to the council, from Sherlond, excusing his delay in attacking the rebels, on account of "the beastlyness of the people" and indisposition to serve with him.
Feb. 4. A second letter of sir Thomas Cheney to the council, dated from Sittingbourne.
Feb. 11. Letter of the lord admiral, sir Edward Hastings, and sir T. Cornwaleys from Ashridge to the queen, relating the particulars of their interview there with the lady Elizabeth.
Feb 25. Mr. secretary Bourne, and other commissioners, to the lord chancellor and secretary Petre, respecting their examination of Wyat, and other prisoners, in the Tower.
Mar. 13. A commission (in Latin) to deprive Robert archbishop of York, Robert bishop of St. David's, John bishop of Chester, and Paul bishop of Bristol.
Mar. 15. A commission (in English) from the queen to deprive John bishop of Lincoln, John bishop of Worcester and Gloucester, and John bishop of Hereford, who had been made bishops by king Edward VI with the express clause quamdiu se bene gesserit.
March. The treaty for the marriage of the queen with Philip prince of Spain.
April 20. Letter of queen Mary to king Philip.
May 23. Circular letter, under the queen's signet, to the justices of peace, directing them to search for the authors of seditious tales and vain prophesies.
June 25. Ratification of the marriage treaty by Philip.
July 4. Letter of the queen to the lord treasurer (marquess of Winchester), respecting a grant to sir Edmund Peckham; the postscript in her own hand, "My Lord, I moste hartely thancke you for your dayly paynfulnes taken in my service." Dated "From Farname, the iiijth of Julye."
-------- The queen's instructions to the lord privy seal (the earl of Bedford ), sent to meet king Philip.
July 27. Proclamation declaring the king and queen's style.
Aug. 4. Letter of the lady "Anna the daughter of Cleves" (the divorced queen of Henry VIII.) to the queen, from her "poor house at Hever," desiring permission to wait on her majesty.
Oct. 2. Letter, under the queen's sign manual and signet, to the earl of Sussex, to admonish the choice of such knights, citizens, or burgesses to the parliament "as may be of the wise, grave, and catholic sort."
Original in MS. Petyt; printed by Burnet, Hist. of the Reform vol. iii. Records to book V. number 14.
Nov. 5. Instructions given to lord Paget and the master of the horse, sent to meet cardinal Pole.
Nov. 30. Supplication of the lords and commons, addressed to the king and queen, submitting the realm to the pope, and praying absolution from the legate cardinal Pole.
Several despatches of the English ambassadors to the emperor and the king of France during the same period, are printed in Tytler's Edward VI. and Mary, from the originals in the State Paper Office; but these belong rather to foreign than domestic politics. The despatches of the French ambassador, Noailles, from England, are in print, and have been frequently quoted in the present volume; those of the imperial ambassador, Simon Renard, have been partially published in Mr Tytler's work.