[the great victory at Ancre and Braye, the winning of the passage
over the Somme]
Has presented and read to the King Wolsey's letter to himself, dated the 27th, with my lord Admiral's letter, dated Newcastle the 24th; and the copies of Wolsey's two letters, the first in answer to the lord Admiral's, and the second to my lord of Suffolk.
The King was thoroughly satisfied with what he has written, but, being about to ride, deferred his answer till he should arrive next day at Woodstock, expecting fresh letters, which he has now received; for today the post brought Wolsey's letter to More of the 29th, and the letter of Suffolk dated from the camp at Cappy, with the others in the same packet, which More returns with these.
Read them to the King, who, on learning of the great victory at Ancre and Braye, the winning of the passage over the Somme, and un-resisted entry into the bowels of France, with the likelihood of his obtaining his ancient right to the French crown, praised Wolsey's industry and zeal in providing for the reinforcement of his army, diminished by sickness, and for the supply of money and other things, which have brought results he would not have thought feasible. "Wherefore his highness, for your accustomed fervent zeal and goodness, giveth" "passed, the King's high and great matters, so much depending upon his honour, surety and reputation on all parties, being in so good train, with such appearance of notable effect to ensue that it might please his highness to resort unto some place," where Wolsey might often repair to him. The King, according to his advice, will, whenever he hears of the success of his affairs against Scotland, as he hopes to do shortly, repair to Windsor, and remain there till they determine further. Woodstock, Friday before All-hallow's eve.