Henry VIII,the Reign
Letters & Papers: 1524 Volume IV
Sees in Bourbon such a faithful and steadfast mind to help the King to his crown of France, that if he be assuredly entertained the King shall as assuredly obtain it.
He is as popular as the French king is hated. A letter from the King will greatly confirm him, as he is told that the King will make peace without him.
This day, "after he was confessed and communicate very religiously, because of his departure against his enemies," he called Pace in the presence of Pontremis and three others, and said, "I promise unto you, upon my faith, that I will, by the help of my friends, put the crown of France upon the King our common master's head."
He further added that his attachment to the King arose, not so much from his own interests, as for the virtues "which I did diligently mark at my being with him at Guisnes and Arde.