Diary of Henry Machyn August 1553

1553 Arrival of Queen Mary I in London

1553 Funeral of King Edward VI

1553 Trial and Execution of Lady Jane Grey's Supporters

Diary of Henry Machyn August 1553 is in Diary of Henry Machyn 1553.

04 Aug 1553. The fenerall, the iiij day of August, of my lade Browne, the wyche she ded in chyld-bed; with a harold and iiij banars of armes, and mony schochyons; and a gret dolle, and many mornars, and a gret dener to the pore and ryche; the wyff of ser Antony Brown in Sussex. [Note. Probably Jane Radclyffe -1552, wife of Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (24), although most sources describe her death in childbirth on 22 Jul 1552].

05 Aug 1553. The v day of August cam to the Towre doctur dene of Westmynster, master Cokes (60).
The sam day cam out of the Marsalsay the old bysshop of London, Bonar (53), and dyvers bysshopes bryng hym home unto ys plasse at Powlles; and doctur Cokes (60) whent to the sam plasse in the Marselsay that the bysshope was in.

05 Aug 1553. The v day of August cam in to the Towre my lord Ferrys by .... at ix of the cloke, and so whent he a-for the consell, and so with-in a nowre he was delevered unto ser John Gage (73), constabull of the Towre, and so he had the custody of my lord for that tyme.
[The Queen (37) released from prison the lord Courtenay (26), soon after created earl] of Denshyre, and odur moo.
And the Qwene (37) grace mad ser Edward Hastyngs (32) master of the horse, and ser Thomas Jernyngham [Note. Mistake for Henry made before.] vysse-chamburlayne and captayn of the gard, and master Rochastur (59) master controller; my lord marqwes of Wynchaster (70) lord tresorer of England, and dyvers odur offeserse, and dyvers odur.

06 Aug 1553. The vj day of August cam in-to the Towre, from [Calais, ser] Hare Dudley (36), that was gohyng in-to Franse.

Funeral of King Edward VI

08 Aug 1553. The viij day of August was bered the nobull kyng Edward the vj (15), and vij yere of ys rayne; and at ys bere[ing was] the grettest mone mad for hym of ys deth [as ever] was hard or sene, boyth of all sorts of pepull, wepyng and lamentyng; and furst of alle whent a grett company of chylderyn in ther surples, and clarkes syngyng, and then ys father('s) bedmen, and then ij harolds, and then a standard with a dragon, and then a grett nombur of ys servants in blake, and then anodur standard with a whyt greyhond, and then after a grett nombur of ys of[ficers,] and after them comys mo harolds, and then a standard with the hed offesars of ys howse; and then harolds, Norey bare the elmett and the crest on horsbake, and then ys grett baner of armes in-brobery, and with dyvers odur baners, and then cam rydyng maister Clarensshuws with ys target, with ys garter, and ys sword, gorgyusly and ryche, and after Garter with ys cotte armur in brodery, and then mor [harolds] of armes; and then cam the charett with grett horsses trapyd with velvet to the grond, and hevere horse havyng [a man] on ys bake in blake, and ever on beyryng a banar-roll [of] dyvers kynges armes, and with schochyon(s) on ther horses, and then the charett kovered with cloth of gold, and on the [charett] lay on a pycture lyeng recheussly with a crown of gold, and a grett coler, and ys septur in ys hand, lyheng in ys robes [and the garter about his leg, and a coat in embroidery of gold; about the corps were borne four banners, a banner of the order, another of the red rose, another of queen Jane (Seymour), another of the queen's mother. After him went a goodly horse, covered with cloth of gold unto the ground, and the master of the horse, with a man of arms in armour, which] was offered, boyth the man and the horsse. [There was set up a go]odly hersse in Westmynster abbay with banar [-rolls] and pensells, and honge with velvet a-bowt.
The sam day, the wyche was the viij day of August, cam to London [the go]od yerle of Darbe (44), with iiijxx in cottes of velvet and oder ij C. xviij yomen in a leveray, and so to Westmynster.

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09 Aug 1553. The ix day of August cam the bysshope of Wyncheaster (70) owt of the Towre (conducted) by the yerle of Arundell (41) to ys owen parish of sant Mare Overeys, and from thens with my lord of Arundell to dener to Bayth plasse.

10 Aug 1553. The x day of August was drounyd vij men at L[ondon] bryge by folij [folly]; on was master Thomas of Brygys the leyff-[tenants] sune and heire, and iij gentyllmen more, be-syd odur; and one ...

Arrival of Queen Mary I in London

03 Aug 1553. [The iij day of August the Queen (37) came riding to London, and so to the Tower; making her entrance at Aldgate, which was hanged,] and a grett nombur of stremars ha[nging about the said gate;] and all the strett unto Ledynhalle and unto the [Tower were laid with] graffvell, and all the crafts of London stood [in a row, with] ther banars and stremars hangyd over ther heds. Her grace cam, and a-for her a M1. velvet cotes and [cloaks] in brodere, and the mar of London bare the mase [mace], and the erle of Arundell (41) bare the sworde, and all the trumpets [blowing]; and next her my lade Elssabeth (19), and next her the duches of Norffoke (56), and next her the marqwes of Exseter (50), [and other] lades; and after her the aldermen, and then the gard with bowes and gaffylens, and all the reseduw departyd [at Aldgate] in gren and whyt, and red and whyt, and bluw and gren, to the nombur of iij M1. horse and speres and gaffelyns.

13 Aug 1553. The xiij day (of) August dyd pryche at Powlles crosse doctur [Bourn] parsun of hehnger, in Essex, the qwen('s) chaplen, and ther [was a] gret up-rore and showtyng at ys sermon, as yt [were] lyke madpepull, watt yonge pepell and woman [as] ever was hard, as herle-borle, and castyng up of capes; [if] my lord mer and my lord Cortenay (26) ad not ben ther, ther had bene grett myscheyff done.

16 Aug 1553. The xvj day of August was a man sett on the pelere [pillory] for forgeng of falss letters in odur mens name.

Trial and Execution of Lady Jane Grey's Supporters

17 Aug 1553. The xvij day of August was mad a grett skaffold in Westmynster hall agaynst the morow, for the duke of Northumberland (49) commyng to be raynyd, with odur, as the marqwes of Northamton (41) and the yerle of Warwyke (26).

18 Aug 1553. The xviij day of August was reynyd at Westmynster hall the marqwes of Northamton (41), and the duke (49), and th'erle of Warwyke (26), and so they wher condemnyd to be had to the place that thay cam fro, and from thens to be drane thrugh London onto Tyburne, and ther to be hangyd, and then to be cott downe, and ther bowells to be brentt, and ther heds to be sett on London bryge and odur [places.]

19 Aug 1553. [The xix day were arraigned at Westminster hall sir Andrew Dudley (46), sir John Gates (49), sir Harry] Gattes, ser Thomas Palmer, and cast [to be hanged and] quartered.
The sam day was a gret feyre [fire] at Chelsay [beyond] Westmynster, and ther was dyvers howsses brent, [and] dyvers barnes with corne brent, to the nombur ...

20 Aug 1553. The xx day of August dyd pryche at Powlles crosse master Wattsun, chaplayn unto (blank), and ther wher [present all the] craftes of London in ther best leveray, syttyng on formes, [every] craft by them-seylff, and my lord mere and the aldermen, and ij C. of [the guard,] to se no dysquyet done.
The sam day was bered master Kyrtun, alderman and marchand tailler, and marchand of the stapull of Cales, a-for non.

Trial and Execution of Lady Jane Grey's Supporters

21 Aug 1553. The xxj of August was, by viij of the cloke in the mornyng, on the Towre hylle a-boythe x M1. men and women for to have [seen] the execussyon of the duke of Northumberland (49), for the skaffold was mad rede, and sand and straw was browth, and all the men [that] longest to the Towre, as Hogston, Shordyche, Bow, Ratclyff, Lymhouse, Sant Kateryns, and the waters of the Towre, and the gard, and shyreyffs offesers, and evere man stand in order with ther holbardes, and lanes made, and the hangman was ther, and sodenly they wher commondyd to [depart].
And the sam tym after was send for my lord mer and the aldermen and cheyffest of the craftes in London, and dyvers of the consell, and ther was sed mas a-for the Duke [and the rest] of the presonars.

21 Aug 1553. The xxj day of August was sett on the pelere [pillory] ij men, on a prest and a-nodur a barbur, and boyth ther herers [ears] nayllyd to the pelere [pillory], the parsun of sant Alberowgh with-in Bysshope-gate for hannus [heinous] wordes and sedyssus wordes aganst the qwen('s) (37) magesty hygnes at the sermon at Powlles crosse, that was the Sonday the xiij day of August, and for the up-rore that was ther don. The prest ... twys.

21 Aug 1553. The xxj day of August was a proclamasyon, that no man shuld reson aganst her grases (37) magesty and her conselle, dohyng the wyche she wyll doe to the honor of God and ys mother.

23 Aug 1553. The xxiij day of August was the sam prest sett on the pelere [pillory] agayne for mo w[ordes.]
The sam day be-gane the masse at sant Nicolas Colabay, goodly song in Laten, and tapurs, and [set on] the owtter, and a crosse, in old Fysstrett.

24 Aug 1553. Item, the next day a goodly masse songe [at] sant Necolas Wyllyms, in Laten, in Bredstrett.

25 Aug 1553. The xxv day of August was bornyd [burned] the [Great] Hare, the grettest shype in the world, and yt was pete and yff yt had plesyd God, at Wolwych, [by] neckclygens and for lake of over-syth; the furst y [ere of queen Mary.]

28 Aug 1533. The xxviij day of August ded ser John [Haryngton] (36) knyght, of Rottland-shyre, with-in Saynt Ellens, Bysshopgatt stret, and from that day that he ded tyll he was cared in-to ys contray, was mas and dirige evere day songe; and Monday the iiij day of September, [he] whent in-to the contray in a horse lytter, with ys standard and ys penon of armes, and after ys horsse .... with iiij pennons of armes borne a-bowt hym, and with a goodly helmet gylt, with targett, sword, and crest, and a x dosen of schochyons, and x dosen of pensells for a herse, and staff torchys, and a herse of wax, and a fere mageste, and the walans [vallance] gylded and frynged, and so to Ware, and so (forwards.)