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50 KNIGHTS MADE AT THE CHARTERHOUSE. [May 1601
Sir WILLIAM LEEKE
Sir HUGH LOSSE
Sir WILLIAM LYGON
Sir THOMAS [LE] GROSSE
Sir THOMAS FOWLER
Sir ANTHONY DERING
Sir THOMAS BEAUMONT
Sir GEORGE MARTHAM
Sir PECKSALL BROCAS
? Sir ROBERT MARSHALL]
Sir ROBERT Cleveland
[Sir THOMAS CHEKE
May JAMES I. ENTERS THE TOWER OF LONDON. 51
Upon Wednesday, the 11th of May 1603, His Majesty set forward from the Charterhouse, to the Tower of London; in going quietly on horseback to Whitehall, where he took [his] barge.
Having shot the Bridge [London Bridge], his present landing was expected at [the] Tower Stairs. But it pleased His Highness to pass the Tower Stairs, towards St Katharine's and there stayed on the water to see the ordnance on the White Tower, commonly called JULIUS CESAR'S Tower, being in number 20 pieces; [together] with the great ordnance on Tower Wharf, being in number 100; and chambers to the number of 130, discharged off. Of which all services were so sufficiently performed by the Gunners, that a peal of so good order was never heard before: which was most commendable to all sorts, and very acceptable to the King.
Then his royal person arrived at his own Stairs, so called the King's Stairs; and with him these Nobles, besides other gallant Gentlemen of worthy note, viz:
[CHARLES HOWARD, the Earl of NOTTINGHAM,] the Lord Admiral,
[HENRY PERCY,] the Earl of NORTHUMBERLAND, [EDWARD SOMERSET,] the Earl of WORCESTER, Lord THOMAS HOWARD, &c.
At his coming up the Stairs, the Sword was presented to His Majesty by Sir THOMAS CONI[G]SBY, Gentleman Usher of his Privy Chamber; and by the King delivered to the Duke of LENOX: who bare it before him into the Tower.
Upon the Stairs, the Gentleman Porter delivered the Keys of the Tower to [Sir JOHN PEYTON] the Lieutenant of the Tower; and the Lieutenant presented them accordingly to the King's Majesty: who most graciously acknowledged the most faithful discharge of the loyal and most great trust put in him; so, taking him about the neck, [he] redelivered them again.
After his repose in the Tower some [i.e. about an] hour; it was His Majesty's pleasure to see some [of the] Offices: as the Armory, the Wardrobe, the rich Artillery, and the Church. And after, for recreation, he walked in the garden: and so rested for that night.
52 KNIGHTS MADE AT THE TOWER OF LONDON. [May 160
The next day, being Thursday and the 12th of May  he saw the Ordnance House; and after that, the Mint Houses; and, last of all, the lions.
The next day, being Friday the 13th of May , he made these Lords and Knights following, viz:
In his Presence Chamber, before dinner.
[Sir ROBERT CECIL,] Lord ESSENDON [, co. Rutl.: afterwards Earl of SALISBURY].
[Sir ROBERT SYDNEY,] Lord SYDNEY of Penshurst [, co. Kent: afterwards Earl of LEICESTER].
[Sir WILLIAM KNOLLYS,] Lord KNOLLYS of Grays [, co. Oxon.: afterwards Earl of BANBURY].
[Sir EDWARD WOTTON,] Lord WOTTON of Mar[her]ley [, co. Kent].
KING JAMES his entertainment
With his welcome to London, together with a salutatory
By JOHN SAVILE.
Dicito Io paan: et Iö his dicito paan.
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