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1. See bishop Gardyner's letter, which follows.

2. Robert Palmer, gentleman, bachelor of laws, was made bailiff of Kegworth by William lord Parre, afterwards marquess of Northampton, Nov. 10, 1540, and was afterwards the general supervisor and receiver of all the marquess's estates in various counties. Nichols's Leicestershire, vol. iii. p. 851.

3. Francis Cave, of Bagrave, in Leicestershire, was a doctor of laws, and died in 1584. This was probably the person above mentioned; unless sir Ambrose Cave, his contemporary and relation, afterwards chancellor of the exchequer in the reign of Elizabeth, and a great friend of sir William Cecill, was also a doctor of laws. See Nichols's Leicestershire, iv. 351, 357.

4. See a note in p. 66.

5. The packet which bishop Gardyner stopped was that which accompanied the letter of "M. de Noailles au Roy, 23 et 26 janvier, 1553," printed at vol. iii. p. 43, of the Ambassades de Noailles. Speaking of the lady Elizabeth he says, "J'ay recouvert le double d'une lettre qu'elle escripvoit a ladicte royne, que l'ambassadeur de l'empereur a faict traduire en François, qui est cy enclosé." From a postscript it appears that the ambassador took the precaution to send his letters in duplicate, and thus one copy, at least, arrived at its destination.

6. Stowe, in his chronicle (edit. 1615, p. 632), after relating the loss of Calais, adds -- "whereof maister George Ferrers hath written at large, for he collected the whole history of Q. Mary, as the same is sette downe under the name of Richard Grafton."