1. Cooper (pp. 37-8) attributes this letter to May 1487. Sir Henry Ellis supposed it to have been written in 1495, and to have related to Perkin Warbeck's insurrection (Letters, 1st series, i. 18).

2. Leland, Collectanea, iv. 218.

3. Leland, Collectanea, iv. 218-27

4. Excerpta Historica, p. 285 (from misc. Letters in the Tower) and Cooper, pp. 48, 49.

5. Sometimes used to signify 'weak'. Fisher speaks of a person's legs becoming 'crazed' in old age; as one might say 'shaky'.

6. Gairdner, Letters and Papers, &c., i. 395, 398, from MS. Cott. Julius B. XII, f. 91 (Oct, and Nov- 1494).