Diary of Henry Machyn August 1557 is in Diary of Henry Machyn 1557.
01 Aug 1557. The first day of August was the nones [nuns] of Syon was closyd in by my lorde bysshope of London (57) and my lord abbott of Westmynster (42), and serten of the consell, and serten frers of that order, of shepe coler as the shepe bereth; and thay had as grett a charge of ther leyfvyng [living], and never to goo forth as longe as they do lyffe, but ever ...
03 Aug 1557. The iij day of August my lade Anne of Cleyff (41), sumtyme wyff unto kyng Henry the viijth cam from Chelsey to be [buried] unto Westmynster, with all the chylderyn of Westmynster and [many] prest and clarkes, and then the gray ames of Powlles and iij crosses, and the monkes of Westmynster, and my lord bysshope of Lo[ndon] (57) and my lord abbott of Westmynster (42) rod together next the monkes, and then the ij sekturs [executors] ser Edmond Peckham (62) and ser (Robert) Freston (57), cofferer to the quen of England; and then my lord admerall (47), my (lord) Darce of Essex (60), and mony knyghts and gentyllmen; and a-for her servandes, and after her baner of armes; and then her gentyllmen and here hed offesers; and then here charett with viij baners of armes of dyvers armes, and iiij baners of emages of whytt taffata, wroght with fyne gold and her armes; and so by sant James, and so to Charyingcrosse, with a C. torchys bornyng, her servandes beyrying them, and the xij bed-men of Westmynster had new blake gownes; and they had xij torchys bornyng, and iiij whyt branchys with armes; and then ladies and gentyll-women all in blake, and horsses; and a viij haroldes of armes in blake, and ther horses; and armes sad a-bowt the herse behynd and be-for; and iiij haroldes barying the iiij whyt baners; and at (the) chyrche dore all dyd a-lyght and ther dyd reseyvyd the good lade my lord of London (57) and my lord abbott (42) in ther myteres and copes, sensyng her, and ther men dyd bere her with a canepe of blake welvett, with iiij blake stayffes, and so browth in-to the herse and ther tared durge, and so ther all nyght with lyght bornyng.
03 Aug 1557. [The iij day of August, in the afternoon, came from the Exchequer about seventeen horses laden with money towards Berwick, and divers men riding with it with javelins and pole-axes, on horseback, and] bowes and sheyffes of arowes, be-twyn viij and [ix of the clock.]
04 Aug 1557. The iiij day of August was the masse of requiem for my lade prenses of Cleyff (41), and dowther to [William] duke of Cleyff [Note. Anne of Cleves was daughter to John La Marck III Duke Cleves 1490-1538 (66)]; and ther my lord abbott of Westmynster (42) mad a godly sermon as ever was mad, and [then] ... the byshope of London (57) song masse in ys myter; [and after] masse my lord byshope and my lord abbott (42) mytered dyd [cense] the corsse; and afterward she was caried to her tomb, [where] she leys with a herse-cloth of gold, the wyche lyys [over her]; and ther alle her hed offesers brake ther stayffes, [and all] her hussears [ushers] brake ther rodes, and all they cast them in-to her tombe; the wyche was covered her co[rps] with blake, and all the lordes and lades and knyghtes and gentyllmen and gentell-women dyd offer, and after masse agrett [dinner] at my lord (abbat's); and my lade of Wynchester was the cheyff [mourner,] and my lord admeroll (47) and my lord Darce (60) whent of ether syde of my lade of Wynchester, and so they whent in order to dinner.
06 Aug 1557. The vj day of August cam anuw commondement that the cette [city] shuld fynd a M. men with all maner of wepons, cottes and harnes, gones and mores-pykes, and horse-men.
15 Aug 1557. The xj day of August was bered at Clrakenwell my lade Page, with (unfinished).
13 Aug 1557. The xiij day of August was a proclamasyon of alle [ale] and bere, and whatt men shall pay for barelles of alle and bere and kylderkyns.
14 Aug 1557. The xiiij day of August cam tydynges from beyond the see that the Kyng (30) our master had taken mony nobull men of France gohyng to vetell Sant Qwynten, the constabull of Fransse and a vj m. presonares taken, and vj .. cartes and wagens laden with tresur and vetell, at a plasse callyd Sant Qwynten, and ther my lord Hare Dudley (26) was slayn at the wynnyng of ytt.
15 Aug 1557. The xv day of August cam a commondement to [all the churches] of London to go to Powlles, all prestes in copes a prosses[sion. Before] they whentt, they of Powlles songe Te Deum laudamus; [and after that] down they whent a prossessyon into Chepe, round [about] the crosse syngyng Salve festa dies, and my lord mayre (57) [and aldermen in] skarlett round a-bowtt Powlles with-owtt; and after [to Paul's] crosse to sermon; and ther prychyd the archedeken of London, [doctor] Harpfeld, and mad a godly sermon; the wyche day was the [day of the] Assumsyon of owre blessyd Lade the Vyrgyn, and in ys sermon[he] declared how many wher taken, and what nobull men they were.
15 Aug 1557. The sam day at after evyngsong all chyrchys in London was Te Deum laudamus songe, and ryngyng solemn [ly;] at nyght bone-fyres and drynkynge in evere strett in Lo[ndon,] thankyng be to God Almyghty that gyffes the vyctore.
17 Aug 1557. The xvij day of August was the obseque of master (blank) Heyron, the sune of the basterd Heyron of the North, with cot armur, and pennon of armes, with torches and lyght.
19 Aug 1557. The xviiij day of August was the hers for the kyng of Denmarke (55) fenysshed, with wax, the wyche was never sen shyche on [seen such a one] in England of that fassyon, of sqware tapurs, and xxj baners and baners rolles of all ther leneges and mareges in baner-rolles. The sam nyght was the durge, my lord tresorer cheyff morner; and after that my lord Darcy (60), ser Robart Uxinbryge (49), ser Edmond Peckam (62), ser [Robert] Freston (57), cofferer to the quen (41), and ser Recherd Sowthwell (54), ser Arthur Darcy (62), and mony nobull men and gentyllmen alle in blake; and my lord of London (57) begane the durge, with ys myter [on] alle the durge wylle; and after the durge alle the haroldes and the lordes whent to the bysshope of London('s) plasse and dronke; and iiij goodly whytt branchys, and vj dosen torchys, and the qwer hangyd with blake and armes; and vj pilers covered with velvet, and a goodly hers-cloth of tensell, the crosse of cloth of selver; and the morow masse, and a goodly sermon, and after to my lord('s) of London to dener for the kyng of Denmarke('s) obseque and fenerall, and a mageste and valans fryng of gold, and x dosen pensels, and x dosen skochyns of armes.
22 Aug 1557. The xxij day of August was the herse [of my lade Anne of Cleves (41)] taken downe at Westmynster, the wyche the monkes [by night had spoiled of] all welvett cloth, armes, baners, penselles, of all the [majesty and] valans, the wyche was never sene a-fore so done.
25 Aug 1557. The xxv day of August was bered at (blank) ser John Pollard knyght, with standard, pennon, cott-armur, sword, and a herse; and iiij dosen of torchys and vj dosen of skochyons, .... dosen pensells.
23 Aug 1557. The xxiij day of August was the hers of the kyng [of Denmark] (55) at Powlles taken downe by master Garter, and serten of the lord tressorer('s) servandes, and the waxchandlers and carpynters.
24 Aug 1557. The xxiiij day of August was bered master Thomas [Halley, Clarenceux] kyng at armes, and on of cheyff of the haroldes [by ?] ys servand in sant Gylles parryche with-owt Crepullgate, with cotearmur and penon of armes, and skochyons of ys armes, and ij whyt branchys, and xij stayffes torchys, and iiij grett tapurs; and a crowne; and after durge, and [then] whent the haroldes unto master Grenell('s) the waxchandeler, [and there] thay had spysse-bred and cheysse, and wyne grett plente. [On the] morow masse, and a sermon; and after a grett dener, with all the haroldes at dener, and the parryche dynyd ther; and soper [supper] ther.
26 Aug 1557. The xxvj day of August was bered master (blank) Barenteyn sqwyre, with cott armur, and penon of armes, and ij dosen of skochyons, ij whyt branchys, and xij stayffes torchys, iiij grett tapurs; bered in sant Mare Somersett at Broken-warff; and he had a godly masse of owre Lade in pryke songe; and after a masse of requiem songe, and so ys cote offered; and after a grett dener.
28 Aug 1557. The xxviij day of August begane to sett up the herse at sant Clementes with-owt Tempull-bare for my yonge duches of Northfoke (17), the wyffe to the yonge duke of Northfoke (17).
29 Aug 1557. The xxix day of August was the Marchand-tayllers' fest on the decolassyon of sant John babtyst, and my lorde mayre (57) and ser Thomas Whytt (65) and master Harper shreyff, and master Row, and all the cloythyng, and the iiii wardens of the yomenre, and the compene, hard messe at sant Johns in Smyth-feld; and offered evere man a pene; and from thens to the halle to dener, ij and ij together. The sam day a grett shoutyng; and the cheyff warden master Horne marchand-tayller.