The Lion was placed in the English Navy, as the second ship of war, the Great Harry, built in 1504, having been the first; for till that time, merchant vessels, only were used in war. In 1508, Admiral Sir Andrew Barton was sent by the King of Scotland to assist Denmark in war against the Hanseatic town of Lubeck in Germany. Lord Howard then a letter wrote, And sealed it with seale and ring; 'Such a noble prize have I brought to Your Grace As never did subject to a king. The Scots lay down their arms. This summer, as most summers tend to be, was one filled with highs and lows. It is to be observed that if the English Commissioners, upon descrying Sir Andrew and his barque, did actually give such signs of friendship as usual in times of peace, the silence of the English historians, on this matter, may not create surprise, nor astonishment; for the act was unjustifiable, and it must be remembered that the only authority for it is the assertion of the Scottish historians.
Simon was old, but his heart was bold: His ordinance he laid right low: He put in chain full nine yards long, With other great shot less and moe, And he let go his great guns shott; So well he settled it with his ee, The first sight that Sir Andrew saw, He saw his pinnace sunk in the sea. With that the pinnace it shot off, That my lord Howard might it well ken; It struck down my lord's foremast, And killed fourteen of my lord his men. They had not sailed days three Upon their journey they took in hand, But there they met with a noble ship, And stoutly made it both stay and stand. Levy used it before every game for 44 years. The newly formed estate was situated partly in county Kinross and partly in County Fife. Better Cities can be downloaded from or from , and the mod is still being actively updated with new content. Lord Thomas and his brother Sir Edward Howard were appointed to command the ships.
But they stirred neither top nor mast, But Sir Andrew they passed by. Old castles and kindoms, magical spells, songs of nature and trasformation, the spirituality of seasons. Henry, with a view to finding a successor with sea experience, picked out the two young Howards, Thomas and Edward, sons of the Earl of Surrey, and sent them to sea in 1511 to bring to account Sir Andrew Barton, a Scottish officer whose piracies were the complaint of English merchants. Then in came the queen with ladies fair, To see Sir Andrew Barton, knight; They weened that he were brought on shore, And thought to have seen a gallant sight. The Earl of Surrey dispatching a Herald to bid the Scots King battle, the Lord Admiral sent him word, at the same time, that he was come in person to answer for the death of Sir Andrew Barton; which evidently shows how far that was a personal affair. With respect to the assertion that Sir Andrew preserved an hereditary animosity against the Portuguese, it is but equitable to observe that he had special cause of aggravation. Lord Howard tooke a sword in hand, And off he smote Sir Andrewes head; 'I must have left England many a daye, If thou wert alive as thou art dead.
And when he saw his pinnace sunke, Lord, how his heart with rage did swell! And he hath a pinnace dearly dight, St. Then Henrye Hunt with rigour hott Came bravely on the other side, Soone he drove downe his fore-mast tree, And killed fourscore men beside. And Lord Charles Howard was made the Earl of Bury Hight with all the land and incomes there to. So at least it appeared to the English. Then Horseley spyed a privye place, With a perfect eye, in a secrette part: Under the spole of his right arme He smote Sir Andrew to the heart. He shot his gun at a vulnerable place and killed sixty men before Sir Andrew Barton knew that he was within their range.
Sir Andrew he did swarve the tree, With right goodwill he swarved it then, Upon his breast did Horsely hitt, But the arrow bounded back again. The King sends a crew to deal with Barton, the pirate. Hee was no sooner ouer the riuer, Downe in a fforrest to take the ayre, But Eighty merchants of London cittye Came kneeling before King Henery there. Then Horseley spyed a privye place, With a perfect eye, in a secrette part: Under the spole of his right arme He smote Sir Andrew to the heart. He is, moreover, accused, though without any proof, of having taken English ships freighted with Portuguese goods, and it was alleged that no English ship could safely navigate the narrow seas. To Henry Hunt, the king then said, In lieu of what was from thee taen, A noble a day now thou shalt have, Sir Andrews jewels and his chain.
Some of Andrew Barton's trading voyages to Flanders ports in the 1490s are recorded in the Ledger of Andrew Halyburton. Now hath our king Sir Andrew's ship, Beset with pearls and precious stones; Now hath England two ships of war, Two ships of war, before but one. But I definatly fell on some hardships. Come hither to me, thou Gordon good, That aye was ready at my call; I will give thee three hundred pounds If thou wilt let my beams downfall. The Hollanders had seized some Scottish ships and thrown the merchants and mariners into the sea.
Moreover, as it was fighting under the authority of these Letters that Sir Andrew was slain, I have deemed it expedient here to give a detailed account of them. See below for related links. Now by the rood, three years and more I have been admiral over the sea, And never an English or Portugal, Without my leave can pass this way. My lord Howard took sword in his hand, And smote off Sir Andrew's head; The Scots stood by and did weep and mourn, But never a word durst speak or say. With that the pinnace itt shott of That my Lord Haward might it well ken Itt stroke downe my lords fforemast And killed fourteen of my lord his men. Now Peter Simon, thou art old, I will maintain thee and thy son; And the men shall have five hundred marks For the good service they have done.
Against the Portingalls hee it ware. The first man that Lord Howard chose, Was the ablest gunner in all the realm, Though he was threescore years and ten; Good Peter Simon was his name. Then Henrye Hunt, with rigour hott, Came bravely on the other side; Soone he drove downe his fore-mast tree, And killed fourscore men beside. After having equipped three ships of war and an armed collier, the Howard brothers sailed from the Thames River in search of Sir Andrew Barton. And downe he fell upon the deck, That with his blood did streame amaine; Then every Scott cryed, 'Well-away! And if you chance his ship to board, This counsell I must give withal, Let no man to his topcastle go To strive to let his beams downfall.