Letters & Papers: 1540 Volume 15 Date: 10 June 1540 No. 765 Title:The Council to Wallop [Cromwell counterworking the kings aims for settlement of religion]
765. The Council to Wallop.
Inform him of the treasons of the lord Privy Seal, who has not only been counterworking the King's aims for the settlement of religion, but said that if the King and all the realm varied from his opinions he would withstand them, and that he hoped in another year or two to bring things to that frame that the King could not resist it.
He is committed to the Tower to await his trial. To avoid misrepresentation the above is to be declared to [the rest of the Council there] and such others as seem meet or who speak of the matter. The King's letter, sent herewith, was written two days before his treasons were revealed. Draft in Wriothesley's hand. Endd.: Minute to Mr. Wall[op], Mr. Pate [and] Mr. Wotton, the 10th of June