Cecil Papers: October 1585

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Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 13, Addenda. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1915.

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October 1585

Castelnau to M. Du Blay.
[1585, Oct.] (fn. 1) Is sending over the bearer, his secretary, with regard to the loss of everything which he and his wife had in England, their silver service and the beautiful present of the Queen, which a thief has stolen and taken over to Ostend or Flushing. Nothing is left to them, or to their children or servants, but what they wear. Is writing to the Queen and Council thereon, from this poor village ten leagues from Paris, where he has received the news. Begs his help to the bearer in the matter. His loss exceeds 20,000 crowns. Asks the help of the Queen and Council to recover the thief. Matters in France are in the last extremity of war, if God does not remedy it.—Undated.
Holograph. French. 1 p. (98. 66.)


  • 1. The above is the correct date.