Cecil Papers: February 1584

Pages 25-26

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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February 1584

70. The Duke of Medina Sidonia.
1583/4, Feb. 8. Warrant under the Privy Signet for the transportation of various domestic utensils, musical instruments, &c. for the use of the Dake of Medina Sidonia,—Westminster, 8 February 1583.
1 p.
71. The Privy Council to Lord Burghley.
1583—4, Feb. 14. Warrant for the imprest of 1,000l. to Sir Johr Perrot, the Lord Deputy for Ireland.—Westminster, 14 February 1583.
1 p.
72. Sir Edward Stafford to Lord Burghley.
1583–1, Feb. 28. Sends enclosed copy of his letter [to Walsingham]. Here there is great preparation, but may be it will end in a French fury, as main greater things have done. The two minions impeach [each] the other's greatness. Espernon not content that these great preparatives are made, &c.—Paris, 28 February 1583.
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Enclosing :
Sir E. Stafford to Walsingham.
1583/4, Feb. 27.—Audiences with the King of the Pope's Nuncio, Lord Seaton, and the Spanish agent. None can tell the cause of the Nuncio's coming. To the Spanish agent the King answered very sourly that there were causes given him to levy the forces he did; he had shewed himself a good brother to the King of Spain, and hoped the like measure of him, etc. Lord Section with the Bp. of Glasgow were brought in to the King by the Dukes of Guise and Joyeuse, both countenancing him all ways they could. Proceedings of Don Antonio. Advertisement from Venice. Doings in Switzerland touching the Duke of Savoy.—Paris, 27 February 1583.
Copy. 6 pp. [Murdin, pp. 391–394. The original is in State Papers (France), Vol. LXXIX., under date 27 Feb. 1584.]