1. Croyland, 'Continuation', p. 440.

2. Following Dr. Richard Fitzjames, successively Bishop of Rochester, Chichester, and London (Cooper, p. 75).

3. Hist. MSS. Com., Report IV, p. 192 (Westminster Abbey MSS.)

4. Cooper, pp. 66, 67; Lodge, p. 5.

5. 28th January (St. Agnes the second); cf. Cooper, op. cit., p. 10, note.

6. Cooper, p. 64; and Ellis's Letters, 1st series, i. 46. I have, after some hesitation, modernized the spelling of these letters. This one begins 'My owne suet and most deere kynge', and ends 'your feythfull trewe bedwoman and humble modyr'.
'Margaret R.' stands for Margaret Richmond.