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"Archbishop Parker's arms are painted on the bow window of the guard-chamber of this Palace.

Mr. Secretary Walsingham wher Mr. Smith (afterwards Sir Thomas, and Secretary of State) was.

The Lady Stafforde wher she was

Mr. Henedge (afterwards Sir Thomas, Vice Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth) wher he was.

Mrs. Drewrey wher the Lady Sydney was.

Ladis and Gentylwomen of the Privy Chamber ther olde.

Mrs. Abbington her olde and one other small rome addid for

the table.

The Maydes of Honor wher they were.

Sir George Howard wher he was.

The Captain of the Gard (Christopher Hatton, Esq.) wher

my Lord of Oxford was.

The Gromes of the Privy Chamber ther olde.

The Esquyeres for the Body ther olde.
The Gentlemen Hussers ther olde
The Phesycyos ther 2 Chambers.
'The Queen's Robes wher they were.
The Grome Porter wher he was.

The Clarke of the Kytchen wher he was,
The Wardrobe of Bedes,

For the Queen's wayghters I cannot as yet fynde any convenyent romes to place them in, but I will doo the best yt I can to place them elsewher, but yf yt please you Sr. yt I doo remove them. The Gromes of the Pryvye Chamber, nor Mr. Drewrye have no other waye to their chambers, but to pass throwe that waye agayne, that my Lady of Oxford should I cannot then tell wher to place Mr. Hatton; and f


"(1575) I now come to Archbishop Grindall, who appears to have sometimes resided here,

my Lady Carewe here is no place with a chymney for her, but that she must ley abrode by Mrs. Aparry and the rest of the pryvye chambers. For Mrs. Shelton here is no romes with chymneys. I shall staye one chamber without for her. Here is as mutche as I have any wayes able to doo in this house.

From Croydon, this present Wensday mornynge,

Your Honour's alwayes most bownden,


Of the royal visits mentioned by Ducarel, we give the following account, translated from the Latin of Archbishop Parker himself.

On the 14th of July, which in that year happened to be on a Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth left her palace at Greenwich, and proceeded to Croydon. There she sojourned with her suite seven days, at the residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. From thence she removed to the house of Sir Percival Hart, Knight, from which place, after a stay of three days, she went to her palace at Knole. Having remained there five days, she arrived at Birling; and after being entertained three days by the Lord Abergavenny, proceeded on the first of August, to another mansion of the same nobleman, situated at Erith, where she remained six days, and then went on to the house of Master Culpepper, at Bedgebury ; and from thence on the day following, she departed for Hampsted, and was entertained by Master Guilford, shortly afterwards

but how often cannot be determined by his Register; for from his time, the names of the

created a knight; and having there past three days, she arrived at Rye, a sea-port town in Sussex; which, it is simply said, had never before been visited by a king or queen: having continued there three days, she made another visit of three days at Sisinghurst, at the house of Master Baker, upon whom she afterwards conferred the honour of knighthood. Then on the 17th of August, which was on a Monday, she was splendidly entertained by Master Thomas Wotton, at a farm called Bocton Maleherb; after two days, she went to the house of Master Tufton Hothefield; and having passed two other days there, she arrived at her own residence at Westenhanger, which is intrusted to the care of the Lord Buckhurst: she staid there four days. Then having hastened to Dover, and dined on the road in Sandown Castle, she ascended the heights of Folkston. There the Archbishop of Canterbury, who was at that time staying at Beak eskborn, and the Lord Baron Cobham, Warden of the Cinq Ports, with a large number of their household gave her Majesty the meeting. More than three hundred Knights and Gentlemen of Kent, with their companies of servants on horseback, assembled upon the spot. With this retinue, extending from the summit of Folkston Hill almost to the confines of the town, the Queen passed into Dover, at the entrance of which, the chief magistrate of the town, called the Mayor, and the Aldermen, attended by three hundred soldiers under arms, received the Queen, and towards night conducted her Majesty to Dover; at the same time, frequent discharges of cannon from the castle, the ships, and other fortified stations, resounded like thunder in the air. This visit of her Majesty, which occurred on Tuesday the 25th of August, was celebrated by the Archbishop, the Nobles, the Knights and Gen

places from whence all ordinary acts were sped are omitted (which before were always prefixed

tlemen of Kent, all forming a very numerous assemblage. The Queen remained at Dover six days, then she advanced to Sandwich, where, having been handsomely received by the Mayor and Aldermen, she remained three days; and on the following day, which was on the third of September, having dined at Wingham in her way, she reached Canterbury at a little after three o'clock in the afternoon. Her entrance by the Western gate of the Cathedral church, was greeted by one of the scholars of the grammar-school, with a Latin oration; when this was finished, and she had fallen upon her knees, the customary service was performed by the Archbishop, the Bishops of Lincoln and Rochester, and the Suffragan of Dover, on the occasion of her fajesty's arrival; afterwards the Dean, together with the Prebendaries, the Canons, the Ministers, and the Choir of the Cathedrai, and some of the Singers of the chapel, preceded her through the choir to her o:atory, as she followed under a canopy supported by four Knights; having returned from thence after evening prayers, she returned through the city to her palace, which was anciently called the Palace of Augustine. And on Sunday she went again in her coach, through the streets, to the same church. On that day the Dean preached; and when he had concluded, she returned in her coach by the same way to the palace; but on the day following, which was the 7th of September, being invited by the Archbishop, she came to the Archiepiscopal palace with all her retinue. That day was the Queen's birth-day. For in the year of our Lord 1533, and the 25th year of the reign of her Father, Henry VIII. on the 7th of September, which on that year fell on a Sunday, she was born at Greenwich, forty years before this banquet of the Archbishop, and at the same hour in which she feasted, that

to the dates), except only in commissions for life, or acts of very great consequence; for

is to say, between one and two o'clock in the afternoon. this very sumptuous entertainment, given by the Archbishop, which she solemnized in the very day and hour of her birth, when she had reached her fortieth year, this order was observed. Noblemen only ministered to the Queen; who, after she had washed her hands, advanced to the upper part of the Archbishop's hall, and at the middle of a very spacious table took her seat upon an ancient marble chair, hung with drapery, embroidered with gold, under a most costly, and resplendantly golden royal canopy; then Count Retius, Marshall of France, who a short time before, attended by a hundred gentlemen, had come from the King of France to Canterbury, as Envoy to the Queen, together with the Sieur Motus, the same King's Embassador to her Majesty, sat down at the extremity of the table, on the Queen's right hand, with their faces turned to the Queen, and their backs to the hall, that they might the more conveniently and freely converse; and four illustrious Ladies, the Marchioness of Northampton, the Countess of Oxford, the Countess of Lincoln, and the Countess of Warwick, occupied the other extremity of the table on the Queen's left. The Queen was waited upon by the Squires, called pensioners; the French Envoy and Embassador, the Marchioness and the Countesses by the Royal Yeomen of the guard. Two rows of the most delicate dishes, consisting of flesh and fish, were served up, besides a third, composed of the most choice pastry. All the other tables in the hall were filled with guests. At those next to the Queen on the right hand, there sat with the Archbishop the privy Counsellors, together with certain illustrious Ladies and Gentlemen; and among them principally those who had accompanied Count Retius from France; on the left sat Noblemen


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