Diary of Henry Machyn March 1557 is in Diary of Henry Machyn 1557.
02 Mar 1557. The ij day of Marche rod from the Towre my lord Sturtun (37) with ser Robart Oxinbryge (49) the leyff-tenantt, and iiij of my lordes servandes, and with serten of the gard, thrugh London, and so to Honsley, and ther thay lay alle nyght at the seyne of the Angell, and the morow after to Staynes, and so to Bassyng-stoke, and so to Sturtun (37), to sufer deth, and ys iiij men; and to more men for robyng of a ryche farmer in that contrey, to be hangyd, for ther was layd by the sam farmer a-for the consell that a knyght and ys men dyd rob him, and the knyght was layd in the Flett tylle yt plessyd God that the theyff was taken; the knyght ys nam ys callyd ser [blank] Wrothun knyght.
05 Mar 1557. [The v day of March was buried in Northamptonshire sir Edward Montagu (72), late lord chief justice of England; with] cott armur, and targett, and sword, helmett, and man[tylls of] velvett, and iiij dosen of stayffes, ij whyt branchys .... dosen of skochyons, and iiij dosen of penselles, and with .... harold of armes and a hersse of wax.
06 Mar 1557. The vj day of Marche was bered in Huntyngtun[shire sir] Olever Leyder knyght, with a harold of armes, a standard and penon of armes, a cott armur, a targett, and sword, elmett, .... mantylles of velvett, and vj dosen of skochyons, and iiij dosen of torchys, and a hersse of wax.
06 Mar 1557. The sam day was hangyd at Salysbere in the markett plasse the lord Sturtun (37) for the deth of old master Argylle and yong Argyll ys sune; the wyche they wher shamfully murdered by the lord, and dyvers of ys servandes; the wyche he mad grett lamentasyon at ys deth for that wyllfull ded that was done, and sayd as he was on the ladder (unfinished).
08 Mar 1557. The viij day of Marche was bered master (blank) with armes and ij whyt branchys and viij storchys and iiij gret tapurs, in sant Androws in Holborne, with prestes and clarkes.
17 Mar 1557. The xvij day of Marche cam rydyng from kyng Phelype (29) from be-yond the see unto the court at Grenwyche, to owre quen (41), with letters in post, my lord Robart Dudley (24), and after master Kemp of the preve chambur, that the kyng (29) wold com to Cales the xvij day of Marche; and the sam day dyd pryche a-for the quen the nuwe bysshope of Lynckolne doctur Watsun (42).
18 Mar 1557. The xviij day of Marche was the monyth myn of the yerle of Sussex (50), and the hersse bornyng and standyng tyll durge, and masse done on the morow after yt was taken downe; and master Garter was ther to se ys standard and ys elmet, targat, cott, and banars sett up over hym, with alle thyng longyng therto.... man shuld where no ...
20 Mar 1557. The xx day of Marche the Kyng (29) cam from be-yond the see, and cam at v to Grenwyche; at the sam tyme ther cam a shype up by the tyde, [and as] he cam agaynst the courte gatt, he shott a xvj [pieces] of twys [off twice], the wyche wher vere grett pesses, and [cried,] God save the Kyng and the Quen.
21 Mar 1557. The xxj day of Marche the Kyng (29) and the Quen (41) [went] thrugh the galere unto ther closett, and ther thay [heard mass]; and ther was ij swordes borne a-for them, on by lord Cobham (60), and the thodur (by) my lord admerall (47); [and from] ther closett bake to dener, boyth the Kyng and the Quen together, and ther my lord chanseler (56) was ther and dyvers [other lords.]
21 Mar 1557. The sam day at after-non cam downe that evere chyrche shuld in London syng Te Deum laudamus by the commondement of my lord bysshope of London (57), and rynggyng alle that whylle, to ryng with grett presse [praise] to God; and ther cam iij huwysse [hoys] of Spaneards the sam day to London.
23 Mar 1557. The xxiij day of Marche was a commondement cam that the Kyng (29) and the Quen (41) wold ryd from the Towre-warff thrugh London with the nobuls of the rayme, boyth lordes and lades; and at the Towre-warff my lord mayre (57) mett ther gracys boyth, and thrugh London my masters the althermen and the shreyffes and alle the crafftes of London in ther leveres, and ther standynges set up of evere craft of tymbur, and the strett and the trumpettes blohyng with odur enstrementtes with grett joye and plesur, and grett shutyng of gones at the Towre, and the waytes plahyng on sant Peter's ledes [leads ie roofs] in Chepe; and my lord mayre (57) bare the septer a-for the Kyng and the Quen.
25 Mar 1557. [The xxv of March] the duke of Muskovea whent to [court, with] a x althermen and a grett compene of [merchants, which] be fre of Muskovea; and the lord toke ys ba[rge at the] iij Cranes in the Vyntre; and ys garment was of cloth of tyssuw, and ys hatt and ys nyght-cape was sett with grett perlles and ryche stones, as evere I say, and ys men in cloth of gold and red damaske in syd gownes; and so he dy. (unfinished).
20 Mar 1557. The xx day of Marche was taken up at Westmynster agayn with a hondered lyghtes kyng Edward the confessor in the sam plasse wher ys shryne was, and ytt shalle be sett up agayne as fast as my lord abbott (42) can have ytt don, for yt was a godly shyte [sight] to have seen yt, how reverently he was cared from the plasse that he was taken up wher he was led [laid] when that the abbay was spowlyd and robyd; and so he was cared, and goodly syngyng and senssyng as has bene sene, and masse song.
31 Mar 1557. The xxxj day of Marche the duke of Muskovea rod to dener unto my lord mayre (57), and v knyghtes althermen and v other althermen, and mony notabull marchandes men, all they fre of Muskovea. The duke rod in a gowne of tyssuw ryche, and ys under garmentt in purpull velvett in brodere, the gard and ys hatt and the border of ys nyght-cape sett with owtchys of perlles and stones, and ys horse trapyd in cremesun velvett in-brodere of gold, and the brydylle gorgyusly be-senne; and a vii of ys men in gownes of cremesun damaske and cloth of gold; and after dener to ys logyng to master Demmoke('s) plasse, with the althermen and marchandes.