Diary of Henry Machyn December 1559 is in Diary of Henry Machyn 1559.
01 Dec 1559. The furst day of Desember was raynyd at the Yeld-hall master Grymston (51) captayn.
The sam day was ij  men of the contre was sett on the pelere for pergure [perjury], a-for non.
The sam day was a woman ryd a-bowt London on horse-bake a-bowt London with a paper on her hed for (blank)
02 Dec 1559. The ij day of Desember was a penon and a cot-armur for master Brune sqwyre in the contre.... mared .... Holle marchand unto ... the dowthur of master James Suttun sqwyre (who) ded [clerk of the] grencloth by keng Henre the viij and kyng Edward the vj [and] quen Mare('s) days; and they gayff a C  payre of glovys, and ther was a grett dener and soper, and next day went h[ome.]
08 Dec 1559. The viij day of Desember, was the day of the Conseption of owre Lade, was a grett fyre at the Gorge in Bredstret; yt begane at vj of the cloke at nyght, and dyd grett h[arm] to dyvers howses.
11 Dec 1559. The xj day of Desember was bered in Warwyke-shyre ser Foke Gryffylle (56) knyght; and he had a herse of wax and penselles, and with armes; and he had a harold of armes, and a standard and a pennon of armes, and a cott armur, and a helmett, targett, and sword, mantylles of velvett, and a vj dosen skochyons; and mony morners; and pore men had gownes; and a grette dolle; and after a grett dener, for the ryche and pore; and the best howse-keper in that contre.
09 Dec 1559. The ix day of Desember was a proclamassyon mad for folles [fowls] and capuns and conys and gesse and all maner (of) fulles [fowls] and the pryse; and eges, with odur thynges.
13 Dec 1559. The xiij day of Desember in the mornyng was by mysefortune in sant Dunstones in est a nold [an old] man on master Cottelle a talowchandler, he fell downe in a trape dore and pechyd hys hed a-pone a pesse of tymbur, and brust owtt ys braynes, for he was beldyng, so the trape dore was left opyn.
The sam day cam serten fellous unto the Gorge in Bredstret, wher the fyre was, and gatt in-to the howse, and brake up a chest of a clothear, and toke owtt xl lb. and after cryd fyre, fyre, so that ther cam ij C. pepull; and so they toke one.
16 Dec 1559. The xvj day of Desember was the sam man bered in sant Don stones in the est, master Cottell, that was slayne with (the) falle, and he had a sarmon, and all ys compene in ther clothyng, and a grett dener, for ther was mad mon [moan] for hym, and a dolle.... Parker (55) electyd byshope of Canturbere.
18 Dec 1559. The xviij day of Desember dyd a woman ryd a-pone [horseback] with a paper on her hed, for bawdere, with a basen ryngyng.
12 Dec 1559. The xij day tydans cam to London that ther was marchandes and shypes lost, boyth Englys and Frenche, and many good masters of shypes, and mony good marenars, and odur shypes in dyvers plasses that wher lost.
19 Dec 1559. The xix day of Desember was slayne with-owt the weste dore of Powlles on master Wynborne gentyllman (of) Suffoke, by Wylliam North and ys man, he dwellyng at sant Ane chyrche-yerd, with a foyne slayne.
20 Dec 1559. The xx day of Desember a-for non, was sant Thomas evyn, my lord of Canturbere (55) whent to Bow chyrche and ther wher v nuw byshopes mad.1559 Consecration of new Bishops
20 Dec 1559. The sam day was raynyd at the Yeld-hall master Hodylston and master Chamburlayn, captayn of the castyll in Calles, and cast boyth to suffer deth.
20 Dec 1559. The sam day dyd ryd in a cart a-bowt Lundun the wyff of Hare Glyn, gold-smyth, for behyng bowd to her owne dowther.
29 Dec 1559. The xxix day of December was bered at sant Martens at Ludgatt Luste Strange [Le Strange] sqwyre, with the clarkes syngyng, and he had a harod of armes, master Somerset, with a pennon and a cott armur, and a vj skochyons, and a sermon.
31 Dec 1559. The xxxj in the mornyng and the last ded my lade Darce (42) the wyff of ser Arthur Darce (64) knyght, dwellyng in the nwe abbay on the Towre-hylle.... in Sowth-warke unto sant Towlys in Sowthw[ark to be] bered my lade Copley (49) wedow, with xx grett stayffe torchys bornyng, with prestes and clarkes syngyng, with a harold of armes, and a pennon of armes, and mony morners; and the chyrche hangyd with blake, and the quer [choir]; and ther was a sermon, and communyon; and after to her plasse to dener and a dolle ... of skochyons.
31 Dec 1559. The sam day at nyght at the quen('s) court ther was a play a-for her grace (26), the wyche the plaers plad shuche matter that they wher commondyd to leyff off, and contenent the maske cam in dansyng.