Elizabeth: April 1573, 16-30

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April 1573, 16-30

April 17. 895. H. Killegrew to Lord Burghley.
On the 14th the Castilians were somewhat amazed with a sail the English set up before the point of their bulwarks across the street, to shadow the pioneers. They issued out with some wildfire to have burnt the shadow, whereof they were disappointed and repulsed with the loss of one soldier and two hurt; they hurt no English, but shot two Scots, a tailor in his shop, and a soldier. Told the Regent that it were not amiss to suffer the conference, provided that no work concerning the expugnation was hindered thereby. One that came from the Castle confessed they are in extremity for water, and have scarcity of powder, their victuals all salt, and that many of the soldiers desire to come away, which was confirmed by a letter found in a glove cast out of the Castle desiring a friend, if there were any hope of mercy for them, to make a certain sign in a certain place, and they would come forth. His coming here was to confer with the General before meeting with Lord Ruthven. Means to hie him to Edinburgh, and be there at night, hoping to send some good news before the artillery pass hence, the wind being so contrary. Has good hope they will come to reason on the summons.—Berwick, 17 April, in the morning. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. 2.
April 17. 896. H. Killegrew to Lord Burghley.
Orders shall be taken for a safe conduct for Livingstone's man and Verac's. This day the general's bands marched forward after the hostages were received at the Bound Rood, who are in number ten. There are two yet to come from the Earl's of Marr or Eglinton or Crawford. The Earl of Crawford's son being come within ten miles of Edinburgh took a bleeding, whereof he is like to die. The Lord Rothes put him and the Regent in comfort there would be no need to send at all. There met the men at the Bound Rood about two hundred horse to convey them to Coldinghame. To-morrow the Earl of Angus meets them to convey them to Edinburgh. Thanks him for his advice touching his charges upon Fleming, and trusts to take heed thereby, that he may eschew to be an importunate suitor. Touching the Order of the Garter has put the Regent in no comfort; but should he be thought fit, none has been better bestowed upon a stranger a good many years.—Berwick, 17 April, at night. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. 2.
April 17. 897. Indent between Sir W. Drury and Lord Ruthven.
The Queen's forces are to continue with the King and Regent until the recovery and winning of the Castle of Edinburgh, except they be revoked to England by Her Majesty's commandment. Neither the Queen, or the General in her name, shall compound or transact with those within the Castle without the consent of the Privy Council of Scotland, nor shall the latter do so while the forces remain in Scotland without the consent of the Queen or General. In case the Castle shall not be recovered otherwise than by force and come into the possession of the English forces, the arms, munitions, royal plate and household stuff, with the registers and records, shall be delivered to the King and Regent within three days after the recovery. The power of England shall not fortify in the ground of Scotland but by advice of the council and nobility. For the which cause, and in respect of the Queen's clemency and liberal support, the Queen's forces shall be aided and supported with horsemen, footmen, and victuals by sea and land, during the time they shall remain in Scotland. The General shall be fully allowed to use his authority over the English as though they were in Berwick, without other jurisdiction to be used towards them. Such as shall give the assault to the Castle shall have the spoil thereof, and the prisoners, except the arms, munitions, &c. Lethington, Grange, Home, and others within the Castle, shall be reserved to be justified by the laws of Scotland, wherein the Queen's advice shall be used. If any Englishman shall be slain in this service, there shall be allowed to the wife and children as much as, taken from the lands and goods of them within the Castle, shall amount to two full years' wages; if any be hurt he shall in like manner be recompensed till he be fully cured. If any of the ordnance be broken in the service, recompense shall be made of the like pieces in the Castle, and for powder and shot, if any be found there, or else the value to be made of things there found and reserved for the King, or of the goods of those in rebellion in the Castle. Hostages, to the number of ten, shall remain in England during the time the forces and ordnance shall remain in Scotland, and it is faithfully promised that what time the forces and ordnance return safely, except the common chance and fortune of war, then the hostages will be rendered again and freely delivered in Scotland; in the meantime they shall be honestly entertained at their reasonable expense. As the expugnation of the Castle is to the behoof of the King, and the liberty and quietness of the realm, and therefore the rather must proceed by the goodwill and concurrence of the Regent and others professing the King's obedience, and continuance of the amity betwixt both the realms, therefore the General shall use their advice both in the expugation and composition. After the exploit done, all favourable means shall be used to speed the forces and ordnance home again. For performance of the contract, the same shall be confirmed by letters under the great seals of England and Scotland, to be delivered in forty days. "This is a true copy of the contract accorded.— Alexander Hay." Copy.
Endd. by Sir W. Drury. Large broadside.
April [17]. 898. To the same effect as the above, with unimportant verbal variations.
Endd. by Burghley. P. 2½.
April [17]. 899. Entry of the English Army into Scotland.
Names and qualities of the hostages for the Regent and other nobility, delivered by Lord Ruthven on the occasion of the entrance of the English army into Scotland for the reduction of Edinburgh Castle.
Noted at the foot by Killegrew as "being as good as any that came out of Scotland in these days." Endd. by Killegrew.
P. 1.
April 18. 900. Sir W. Drury to Lord Burghley.
Had been glad to have received better hostages. Signed the indents with protestation, for there were some heads he could not well allow of. Lord Ruthven and Killegrew promised the same should be remedied at his coming. The soldiers went on to Coldinghame. He and Killegrew now presently follow them, and to-night lie at Dunbar, and so to Leith, attending the ordnance. Will do his best that there be no cause to unship the same, and also in every way to see there be no increase in the charges. On the 11th of the month the treasurer sent an estimate of the monthly charges. Has left orders touching Verac and Livingstone's servants that are to come with Williams. Awhile they shall remain here, and then be convoyed to the Regent, and have little conference with any by the way. Eight of the hostages are to be placed with the Lord President, the Archbishop of York, and the Bishop and Dean of Durham.—Berwick, 18 April 1573. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. 1½.
April 18. 901. Advices from Venice.
Indignation of the Pope at the peace concluded with the Turk. The Turkish envoy, who had been imprisoned at Verona since the commencement of the war, has been released. Death of Paul Veronese. Siege of Rochelle. Election of the King of Poland. Prophecies in Latin made at Padua of calamities which are to happen in different years to the world, which is to come to an end in 1580.
Endd. Ital. Pp. 2½.
April 20. 902. Walsingham and Dale to the Queen.
1. The King was absent from Fontainebleau for his recreation in hunting from the 13th till the 18th inst., by which their audience was deferred. The day afterwards they had audience, whereat there passed nothing but generalities, and therefore they forbear to trouble her with recital of long speeches containing nothing but formality, as well with the King and the Queen Mother as the young Queen and the Queen of Navarre, whom they visited in her name.
2. Peace was concluded between the Turks and Venetians on the 14th March, by which the Venetians yielded up their title to Cyprus, and also to other places, and doubled their tribute for Zante, together with 300,000 zecchins, whilst the Turk gave up his claim to the country of Zara. Proposed meeting at Fontainebleau for the appeasing of the present troubles. The town of L'Oriol has been taken by those of the religion. The King has lost 200 of his men before Rochelle. In Languedoc and Gascony the number of those of the religion daily increases.—Moret, 20 April 1573.
Copy. Endd. Pp. 2½.
April 20. 903. Dr. Valentine Dale to Lord Burghley.
Understands by Warcop that the Queen Mother called him to her since their being at the court, and willed him to say that she had understanding that two of the King's ships of war sent forth against Montgomery had met an English ship coming towards Eu with wheat, and upon occasion that she would not strike sail had beaten her and brought her into Normandy, whereof the King understanding has sent to have restitution made and punishment of the offenders. It is said that they dare not let Monsieur leave the camp for fear lest the rest of the gentlemen should likewise come away.— Moret, 20 April 1573. Signed.
Add. P. ½.
April 21. 904. Valentine Dale to Lord Burghley.
Got Thomas Wilkes out of All Souls College, Oxford, to be his secretary here, and before he went got the Archbishop of Canterbury's letters approving his absence. The Warden is contented to give his consent, but the Fellows demur because he is not yet Fellow, but only probationer. Desires his Lordship to write to the Archbishop to order the matter.—Paris, 21 April. Signed.
Add. P. ½.
April 21. 905. Sir Valentine Browne to Lord Burghley.
Has defrayed the succours into Scotland for 21 days, beginning on the 17th instant. Thought it his part to signify the particular payments thereof, as also of sundry sums paid and due before that day. Has for three days been taking order for the watch and due guard of the town, which is very hard, having left only Captain Carvell and 50 from the old companies, and 100 new raw soldiers. Yesterday arrived 200 more from the Lord President, whom he will appoint to such leaders for their training as Sir W. Drury gave orders, so as, with the assistance of the town, being six score able men, the watch and ward shall be no less than before it was. Yesterday arrived Verac's man and the Lord of Livingstone's, who are stayed for the return of Sir W. Drury's answer, and for their more safe passing through the troubled borders. Has received the 1,000l. in prest, as well as the 300l. for the jewels, and prays for a farther supply against the expiration of the days already paid for. If the Castle do not yield it will be long ere the ordnance be with them, the winds and weather being no more vehement in the midst of the winter than now they are.—Berwick, 21 April 1573. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 1.
April 17. 906. Expugnation of Edinburgh Castle.
A defray of the Queen's forces for the expugnation of Edinburgh Castle since the first preparation for the same, and unto and for 21 days more beforehand, amounting to 3,124l. 2s. 10d. The account for 21 days more cannot be less than 1,600l.—Berwick, 17 April 1573.
Pp. 3½. Enclosure.
April 22. 907. The Duke of Alençon to Queen Elizabeth.
Has desired permission from his brother and mother to go into England, which they have granted as soon as Rochelle shall be taken, which he hopes will be soon. Begs that she will give orders for his proper reception in her kingdom.— Camp before Rochelle, 22 April. Signed.
Holog. Add. Endd. Fr. P. 1.
April 22. 908. Walsingham to Lord Burghley.
1. Refers him to his successor for news. Sends him an imperfect project of Rochelle. Hopes that Burghley will sustain no blame for preferring the gentleman his successor to his place. Any furtherance he can yield he lacks not.
2. P.S.—There is now great jealousy that Spain will yield anything to Her Majesty, being so evil dealt with by the Venetians through the mediation of this Crown.—Paris, 22 April 1573. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 2/3.
April 22. 909. Charles IX. to Walsingham and Dale.
Desires them to accompany the bearer to him, in order that he may communicate to them certain matters of great importance for preserving the amity between the Queen of England and himself.—Fontainebleau, 22 April. Signed.
Add. Endd. Fr. P. ½.
April 22. 910. The Count of Montgomery to Lord Burghley.
The bearers will inform him of his voyage, forces, and the small power he has to resist the enemy. Begs that he will be a means to Her Majesty that she will not delay to send succour to so many good people who have placed themselves under her obedience, and have determined therein to live and die.— Belle Isle Roads, 22 April 1573. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Fr. P. ½.
April 23. 911. Dr. Valentine Dale to Lord Burghley.
The King's camps in all places have less hope every day, yet they give brags that they hope to do good at Rochelle shortly, which is thought to proceed of hope that they have that the succour of Rochelle is like to come somewhat slack. It is reported that Cremieux, near Lyons, is possessed by the Protestants, and also that the King's camp is much annoyed by dysenteries and other languishing diseases.—Paris, 23 April. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 2/3.
April 23. 912. Safe Conducts for Verac and Livingstone.
Verac to the Regent of Scotland.
Has been sent to him with letters from the King, his brother, and the Queen Mother, but has been arrested in England and hindered from passing, the Queen and Council having said that he [Morton] had prayed them not to give him passport, as he would in nowise admit him to Scotland. The King his master much desires the repose of Scotland. Cannot obtain a passport without knowing his will, so has sent this express to ask that he would allow him to pass to him, and execute the commandment and charge of his master. Has a little gilt suit of armour and two gilt swords as a present for the King, which he prays him to make mention of on the passport if it be necessary. Hopes to be soon with him.—London, 14 April 1573. Signed.
Copy. Fr.
Alexander Home of Manderstone to the Regent of Scotland.
Has received the servants of Verac and Livingstone at the Bound Rood; can find nothing but what is contained in these two packets he has enclosed; has written on the back of each from whom they were gotten. They gave him to understand they desired to speak with Morton. Prays to be advertised how they shall be used.—Coldinghame, 23 April 1573. Signed.
William, Lord Livingstone, to the Regent of Scotland.
Was willing to have repaired to him in Scotland, but the Queen and her Council put in doubt his good mind toward him, whereof he never had evil opinion. Wills him to write for licence for him to come into Scotland, where he will satisfy him of all things that shall be laid to his charge. Had he believed he would have been stayed so long, should not have deferred so long in writing.—London, 14 April. Signed.
Copy. Endd. by Killegrew. Pp. 2¾.
April 24. 913. John Brand, Minister of the Cannongate, to the Countess of Argyle.
Has been charged to proceed in the sentence of excommunication against her for non-adherence to her husband. Yet moved of charity and his poor duty he seeks by all means to win and hold her in Christ's church, and not be compelled to reject her and give her up into the hands of Satan. Has obtained her relaxation from the horn, and obtained promise from the Regent that without molestation in word or deed she may repair to the session to be holden in the kirk, to be heard if she have any just cause or excuse that she should not adhere to her husband. Unless, in her proper person or by her lawful procurators, she can show reasonable cause, the sentence of excommunication will be proceeded with without delay.—Subscribed at the Cannongate the 24th day of April 1573, by the Minister of the Cannongate, at the command of the Superintendent of Lothian and Kirk of the Cannongate. Signed.
Add. Endd. by Burghley. P. ½.
(April.) 914. Siege of Edinburgh Castle.
Sir William Drury does straitly command all persons under his charge to observe and keep all articles as hereafter do ensue under pain of rigorous punishment:—No English person shall misuse a Scottish person in word, deed, or countenance, but use all friendly dealing. They shall not take money, goods, or victuals away violently, under pain of death. No soldier shall purloin or steal armour, weapons, or furniture from his fellows, under pain of death. No soldier shall quarrel, fight, or make a fray, under pain of 10 days imprisonment and open punishment. None shall depart or run away, under pain of death. No soldier shall lie forth of the quarter appointed him by his captain, under pain of imprisonment and open punishment. No soldier shall depart from his watch or ward, under pain of death. No man shall entertain or keep any servant or boys forth of pay, other than such as they will answer for if any complaints be made against them by any person, under pain of punishment as well to the masters as to the offenders.
Imprented at Edinburgh be Robert Lepreuik, anno 1573. Broadside.
[April.] 915. Another copy.
April 25. 916. Siege of Edinburgh Castle.
James, King of Scotland, to Sir David Lindsay, Lyon king-of-arms, and his brother heralds, messengers, and sheriffs,—Commands them to charge Sir William Kyrkcaldy of Grange, and other holders and detainers of the Castle of Edinburgh, to render and deliver the same, with the artillery, munitions, and household stuff to them, and to remove, devoid, and rid themselves, their wives and servants, forth of the same, to be kept and used to his behoof in time coming as shall be appointed, within six hours after they shall be charged thereto, under the pain of treason, assuring them that if they obey their lives shall be saved. If they disobey and abide the cannon, thereafter none of them shall be accepted to grace or favour, but shall be used as open and notorious traitors.—Holyrood House, 25th day of April, of our reign the sixth year, 1573.
Endd. by Killegrew and Burghley. Broadside.
April 25. 917. Count Montgomery to Lord Burghley.
Since his last they have attacked and taken the Island and Castle of BelleIsle.—Castle of BelleIsle, 25 April 1573. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Fr. P. ¼.
April 25. 918. Spoils on Spanish Vessels.
Money amounting to 5,200l., together with 8 lb. 10 oz. of pearls, taken out of different Spanish vessels and delivered into the Tower of London.
Endd. by Burghley: "The money for the Spaniards." P. 1.
April 26. 919. Catherine De Medicis to Queen Elizabeth.
The Duke of Alençon continuing in the great affection which he has conceived for her has demanded leave from her and his brother to go over to England after the taking of Rochelle. They are not willing to refuse this, knowing her determination not to marry anyone without having seen him, and being sure that she will have respect to his quality and send him the necessary assurance. The King has told his ambassador what he desires long since, who can inform her. —Fontainebleau, 26 April 1573. Signed.
Hol. Endd. Fr. P. 1¼.
April 27. 920. Valentine Dale to Lord Burghley.
1. Being sent for to the Court this morning, the Queen Mother desired him to advertise Her Majesty that the Duke of Alençon had sent from Rochelle that upon the report of the Queen of England's good meaning made to him by the letters of M. De la Mothe, he was desirous to pass into England, and desired to have the requisite surety for his passage. Also that Montgomery had been driven off from before Rochelle with disgrace, and that some of his ships bore the English cross in their flags, with which the Queen had cause to be much offended. Dale said he would advertise the Queen with speed of both matters, but declared that Montgomery had neither munition, men, nor armour of the Queen.
2. The Queen Mother further said that Rochelle would be taken shortly.—Moret, 27 April. Signed.
3. P.S.—There is a bruit that divers Englishmen have been taken out of some of Montgomery's ships.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 1¼.
April 27. 921. Occurrents from France.
1. Sommieres has surrendered, and Sancerre is in great want of victual and munition. Great slaughter of those of the religion at Chateaudun. M. De Grammont, the lieutenant of the King of Navarre, has been taken prisoner by the townsmen of Navarin. M. De Gourdes, lieutenant for the King in Valentinois and Vienne, has written for succour.
2. The Cardinal of Lorraine has advertised the King that M. De la Chapelle, accompanied with divers gentlemen of the religion, to the number of 1,500 horsemen and 1,800 footmen, are up in Picardy, and Jeanville was in great jeopardy to have been taken by them. He has advised that forces be sent against them before they join with Montgomery.
3. The Pope has excommunicated the Venetians for concluding a league with the Turk.
Endd. Pp. 1¼.
April 27. 922. Advertisements from Scotland.
This day the ships with the great ordnance are safely landed in Leith haven, and one laden with the great shot and munitions for the batteries is almost unladen. Hubbard has begun his mine, and the workmasters and artificers are as busy as may be in making a mount platformwise, to offend the Castle, and so they within provide for defence as much as in them lies. This day the Castilians set upon the height of the Castle a flag with the Scottish Queen's arms thereon. With a great shot out of the Castle, one Livingstone, thought to be a friend of theirs within, was the same day slain. The 25th the General summoned the Castle, the Castilians desired to have the summons in writing, but that was denied them, whereupon they sounded a drum and said the General's messenger had declared he wist not what, but he answered them that the next messenger they should have would be the cannon; the Castilians said they would send the like.
Endd. P. ½.
April 27. 923. H. Killegrew to Lord Burghley.
The General is a man worthy of the charge committed to him, as his worthy and discreet handling may testify to all men. Lord Home stayed the mutiny that was among them in the Castle, by anticipation of speech, when as the Captain asked if any were willing to abandon the cause, by saying first that he would serve as a private soldier, both by day and night, which stopped the mouths of the meaner sort, who thought to have made some other answer. There be many that would come away if they might well get forth. The ensign was this day set up upon David's tower and other places. Knows not what their obstinacy means, unless their hearts be hardened. The Regent was advertised that Lord Seton sent word by one that went to the Castle with Lord Rothes that they should hold out, for aid was nearer hand that they were ware of. They boast of aid out of France by the third Sunday in May, but trusts that want of water will by that time drive them to cry peccavi. The Regent is ready to satisfy all reasonable demands touching the expugnation; before the soldiers he will offer himself to the assault to encourage others, he warrants there shall be no stir or mutiny whatsoever the discontented do prattle upon ale benches. The Regent has four pieces, three culverins and a demi; if there were powder sufficient they were a good aid. Verac and Livingstone's men will remain yet a while with Home of Manderstone. The Regent's mind is to let Verac know that the Council do not think fit he shall come hither, because of his evil practices heretofore, nor Livingstone till the Castle be recovered, but if the King would send a person more indifferent he should be welcome. Verac writes to the Regent as Regent, and in the Marshal's letter terms him Comte De Morton; the letters taken by the Earl of Huntingdon were indited to the Prince instead of the King. The ministers cry out against the French King as though the murder were committed but yesterday; the Regent has taken order that there shall be preachers through the whole realm "to water the wine." In the parliament there is nothing to be done but to restore the Duke's children, the Earl of Huntley and their friends, and to forfeit Lord Home, and so an end. The noblemen that were of kin to the two Regents absent themselves. The Castle returned answer to the summons that they would keep the Castle for Queen Mary, although all Scotland and half England had sworn the contrary. The Countess of Argyll was yesterday excommunicated at Holyrood House.—Edinburgh, 27 April. Signed.
Endd. Pp. 4.
April 25. 924. Summons of Edinburgh Castle by Sir W. Drury.
Requires and commands Sir William Kyrkcaldy of Grange to deliver the Castle immediately after this letter of summons shall come to him, then will he interpose himself to travail for his life, &c. Otherwise he can no further look for grace or favour, but he and the rest in the Castle shall be pursued to the uttermost as enemies to the Queen, his own sovereign and country.—Given at Edinburgh, 25 April 1573.
Copy. Endd. P. 1. Enclosure.
April 26. 925. Parliament in Scotland.
Names of those that were present at the Parliament on the 26th April.
Endd. by Killegrew. P. 1. Enclosure.
April 28. 926. Pietro Bizarri to Lord Burghley.
From Venice there is news that the negociations for peace with the Turk have been carried on with great secresy, and that the Turkish ambassador who was in prison at Verona has been liberated; and also that preparations have been made to renew the trade with the Levant. By a letter from Rome of 12 April they learn that the Pope is very angry on this account, and that he has written to the King of Spain and Don John of Austria, calling the Venetians traitors and irreligious, and other hard names, and has threatened to excommunicate them according to the provisions of the bull In Cœnâ Domini, against the disturbers of the League. All foreign soldiers have been ordered to quit Rome within 24 hours, and all subjects of the States of the Church forbidden to furnish money or supplies to any foreign Prince, on pain of death and confiscation of all their property. From Milan they hear of the levy of troops by the King of Spain for Flanders, and that the Secretary of Venice had great difficulty to escape from the fury of the Spaniards when they learnt of the peace.—Augsburg, 28 April 1573. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Ital. P. 1.
April 28. 927. Rowland Johnson to the Lords of the Privy Council.
Has done his best to accomplish the building of the bridge in such manner as his poor experience will serve. There are some that go about to deface his poor skill, not only in that but in his other services; the bridge work had been in hand, building and repairing, for ten years, before he meddled with it, and the officers thereof had timber and iron with such other stuff as appertained to do it, and never one of them placed fender, or pillar, or brace, till he with great labour brought it to pass and set it as it is now. Beseeches them not to be miscontented with him because he writes of it. He was sent for by Sir W. Drury and Mr. Killegrew in Scotland, and for the space of ten days took the view of the Castle and town, and sent his full opinion for the choosing of the ground and the placing of the ordnance, whereby the matter would be clearly despatched within twenty days after they were so placed. Truly Mr. Killegrew used him well and paid all his charges, yet he ever looked that Sir W. Drury would have called upon him to have gone with him in that piece of service, but truly the Marshal called such as were fitter for the service than he, wherewith he is contented. Is thankful that he has better choice, yet would he have been glad to have tried himself in that place.—Berwick, 28 April 1573. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. 2¾.
April 29. 928. Sir Valentine Browne to Lord Burghley.
Perceives the captains . . . . . . to find more difficulty in this enterprise than was before . . . . . knowledge spoken of, and they of the Castle work hard; trusts they will be more tractable after the next summons. Sir W. Drury writes earnestly for money, finding the soldiers are forced to spend more than their wages to their victual. It will be twelve days ere the batteries be planted. This morning Sir Henry Lee, Mr. William Knolles, young Killegrew, and a brother of Mr. Dyer's are departed into Scotland with twenty of their own servants.—Berwick, 29 April 1573. Signed.
Add. Endd. Mutilated. P. ¼.
April 29. 929. The Regent's Promise to Huntley and Arbroath.
In the pacification made at Perth it was provided that in the matters of the remission of the murders of the late Regents, and of the fruits or moveable goods taken from persons professing the King's obedience by damages or scaith, they would observe and perform what the Queen of England should advise. Her full advice is not yet returned, so that the parliament cannot conveniently give their declaration upon these two points, and so has ordained that it shall run and continue till the last day of August, hoping in the meantime to receive the Queen's resolute advice. He therefore promises to all persons comprehended in the pacification that whatsoever the Queen shall advise he will perform and observe the same with consent of parliament. If the Queen's advice is not returned before the last day of August, or if she happen in the meantime to have departed this life, he will perform what the commissioners who were at Perth with the Earl of Rothes, Lord Glammis, and Lord Herries shall advise. —Holyrood House, 29 April 1573.
Endd., with date, by Burghley. Broadside.
[April.] 930. The Pacification with Huntley and the Hamiltons.
Queen Elizabeth to the Regent of Scotland.
Is right glad to hear of his wise and moderate dealing touching the pacification, and that the noblemen were disposed to come to so good a unity. Considering the long shaken state of the realm it has more need of quietness than further troubles, and for that they have in part been already revenged, she is of opinion that all inquisitions, searches, and revenges by justice of the murders of the two late Regents be put in oblivion, nevertheless that the parties specified in the abstinence should be excepted. She finds so much honour, wisdom, and faith in him that she dare affirm to Huntley and the Hamiltons, that he will observe the accord himself and do what lies in him to make others observe it, and cause the party to be punished that shall attempt to violate it. For the good and sincere doings they have begun to shew in the accord, and the hope of their honourable and discreet dealing hereafter, and that they have promised under their signs and seals to relieve her of the bond, and because she would the King and the whole realm were in quietness, she is content to promise that those noblemen shall hold to their word, wherein if they fail she will aid the King and the Regent to punish them.—Greenwich, 11 April 1573.
Copy of the fourteenth and seventeenth articles of the Pacification.
Agreeing to move the matters relating to the murders of the two Regents, and the seizure of fruits and moveable goods to the arbitration of Queen of England (vide No. 780).
The Regent's promise to Huntley and the Hamiltons. Copy of preceding document, 29 April.
Declaration of the Regent and Council to the same effect.
The Regent with the advice of the Council has caused letters to be directed, commanding the judges to desist and cease from proceeding in any action or cause mentioned in the fourteenth and seventeenth articles of the pacification against the persons comprehended under the same, until the full advice and resolution of the Queen of England be had thereupon.
Copies. Pp. 6.
April 30. 931. Parliament in Scotland.
A list of the names of the noblemen, clergy, and commissioners from boroughs present at the parliament, and of some of the matters passed therein.
Endd. by Burghley. Pp. 1½.
932. Copy of the same.
Endd. P. 1.
933. Another copy of the same.
Endd. Pp. 1⅓.
April 30. 934. Statutes passed in the Scottish Parliament.
The accord with Huntley and the Hamiltons. Those that devortise from others being joined in lawful matrimony are liable to excommunication and divorce. The home bringing of wine and prices thereof. Ratification of the act made anent the acts and proceedings done in the name of the King, and the invalidity of all things done by any other authority. Forbidding the transport of salt from the realm, except in the case of strangers of Norway and others who bring in timber, and can transport salt in exchange for their money. The transporting of forbidden goods. The slaughter of fishes and the using thereof.
Endd. by Burghley. Pp. 6½.
935. Copy of the same.
Pp. 5½.
April 30. 936. Renewal of the Intercourse between Spain and England.
Proclamation in the name of the Queen of England notifying the renewal of intercourse with the King of Spain's dominions.—Greenwich, 30 April 1573. 'Imprinted at London in Powles Churchyard."
Black-letter. Broadside.
937. Manuscript copy of the same.
Endd. Pp. 2.
[April.] 938. The Duke of Alençon to the Queen.
Expresses his sorrow at not having been present when the Earl of Worcester came to Paris, in order that he might have declared the affection with which he desired the object of the negociation, but trusts that the Queen Mother has done so in accordance with his instructions.—Hol. Signed.
Add. Fr. P. 2/3.