The King's Council in the North
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... of communication with Scotland. Not only were the negotiations with disaffected Scottish nobles conducted through it, but on occasion it also corresponded directly with James V; and when commissioners were required to meet the Scots for the redress of Border grievances, some members of the Council were naturally included.58 Nevertheless, the Council's connection with the government of the Marches was severed almost as soon as it was formed. The Duke of Norfolk had warned Henry that 'to keep the wild people of all three Marches in order will require men of good estimation and nobility',59 and as soon as relations with Scotland became strained to breakingpoint, he was proved to be right.80 Therefore, from the time that Norfolk himself was sent north as Lieutenantgeneral in January 1541, the control of the Marches was taken from the Council81 and given in time of war to the Lieutenants sent to command the army against Scotland, and in time of peace to the Wardens who were henceforth appointed with full powers.88 These of course communicated directly with the Privy Council on all March affairs;M and the Council in the North retained only so much of its original administrative authority in the March shires that it was through the Lord President that all orders relating to the civil administration reached the Wardens for transmission to the justices of the peace.64 88 L. & P. xiv. pt. 1. Nos. 146, 232. 88 Ib. xii. pt. I. No. 594. 80 Ib. xvi. No. 496. 81 In the Instructions of June 1538 the Council is given directions to reduce Tynedale and Redesdale to order (ib. xiii. No. 1269). This is omitted from the Instructions of 1545 (Slale Papers, v. No. 402). 82 Rutland, Lord Warden, Aug. 1542 (L. & P. xvii. No. 577); Suffolk, who replaced him, Sept....
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