Edward VI: May 1547

Pages 12-13

Calendar of State Papers Foreign: Edward VI 1547-1553. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1861.

This free content was digitised by double rekeying and sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. All rights reserved.

Please subscribe to access the page scans

This volume has gold page scans.
Access these scans with a gold subscription.Key icon

May 1547

May 2.
59. Edward Carne to same. Trusts that he has merrily returned to the Court from the country, where he hears he has been of late. All the Court here do wonderfully rejoice of the Emperor's victory in Saxony, and the taking of its Duke prisoner; for further news of this refers him to the letter of the Bishop of Westminster sent by the post, and for other intelligence to his own letters to the Lord Protector herewith. [One page. Printed by Tytler, Vol. i., p. 57, dated by mistake from Bruges.]
May 11.
60. Edward Carne to Sir William Paget. As the Lady Regent departs to-day for Baro to Zircze in Zealand, whence she will return in four or five days to Turnode in Brabant, thinks it proper to write ere he leaves this. Hears for certain that Wittemberg still holds out, although besieged by the Emperor with 80 great pieces of artillery and 9,000 pioneers, besides his army. Bremen also holds out; and he is credibly informed there are 36,000 ensigns of foot and 4,000 horse, with the young Duke of Brunswick and the other captains there for the Emperor. Mons. de Bure and Mons. de Brabanson from Frankfort have arrived here; and he is informed that the former goes to Grave, his place, to gather men to return with him to Bremen, the defenders of which go about to turn the river, and have 3,000 pioneers at work there. [One page.]
The Flanders Correspondence from 11 May to 9 December 1547 is missing.
May 16.
61. Dr. Wotton to same. Mentions the particulars of his conversation with Burgart, Ambassador from the Elector of Saxony at the French Court, on the affairs of Germany and the military movements of the Protestants. Burgart states that the Elector was taken prisoner by the Emperor during the truce between Duke Maurice and him. [One page and a half. Printed by Tytler, Vol. i., p. 58.]