Cecil Papers: March 1584

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Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 3, 1583-1589. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1889.

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March 1584

73. Lady Margaret Fleming to the Queen Scots.
1584, Mar. 31. Laments her own hard handling by her son, Lord of Atholl. The Scottish Court changeth manners, which her Majesty must take in patience, and impute nought to the King, her son, but evil counsel. Can never believe, for all the evil persuasions that he can get, that ever his grace shall be other than an humble, obedient, and most heartily loving son to her. Prays God she may live to see them together again. If she or her daughter Mary may do her Majesty service agreeable, they are at her command, as M. de Fontenay will declare to her.—From Canygate, the last of March 1584.
Copy. 1 p. See also State Papers, Mary Queen of Scots, Vol. XV., No. 66.