[The French king seems to love no prince so well as the King]
17 Feb.  224. Norfolk to Cromwell.
Fears Cromwell will have much to do to read his letter in Honnyng's hand and more to read the other in his own.
Is the most abused man living, if the French intend war to England.
The French king seems to love no prince so well as the King, and though he makes fair way with the Emperor, it is for love of Milan. The Queen of Navarre advises that Henry should send some pleasant message to the Dolphin and his brother.
Thinks she fears her brother will not live long, “and I think no less.” He rides daily in a litter or chair and never past a mile on horseback. “If he go, farewell Constable; and no force, for he is too much papist to do good to us.
He offereth me much kindness, and I believe him but a little.
My lord, revoke the Bishop [Bonner] hence shortly and send Sir John Wallop hither.” Abbeville, 17 Feb., at midnight.