1524 - Wolsey, Thomas - To Duke of Norfolk
From International Robin Hood Bibliography
|Title||Letter to Duke of Norfolk|
|Mentions||Robin Hood's Cross (Aunby)|
Site of Spur Bridge, not far from which Robin Hood's Cross may have stood.
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-12-03.
Being redy to fynishe this letter, arrived the post with your letters written on Robyn Hoddes Crosse, and such as were sent to you bothe from the King and Quene of Scottes, thErle [sic] of Aran, and also the Lord Dacres [...]
Brackets added by IRHB. The recipient of this letter from Cardinal Wolsey was Thomas Howard, third Duke of Norfolk (1473-1554) (whose father, the 2nd duke, had just died in May of 1524). This rather long letter which runs to seven pages of printed text was begun July 29th to 31st and finished on August 1 (pp. 85, 92). For an attempt to locate the site of the cross, see Robin Hood's Cross (Aunby).
- Anonymous, ed. State Papers Published under the Authority of His Majesty's Commission, vol. IV: King Henry the Eighth, pt. IV ([s.l.], 1836), p. 90.
- Not included in Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-11.
- Outside scope of Sussex, Lucy, compil. 'References to Robin Hood up to 1600', in: Knight, Stephen. Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw (Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 1994), pp. 262-88.