Elizabeth: May 1565, 16-31

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Calendar of State Papers Foreign: Elizabeth, Volume 7, 1564-1565. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1870.

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May 1565, 16-31

May 16. 399. Lee to the Privy Council.
Sends a note of the charges of the works since his departing until now, amounting to 29,791l. 7s. 7d. Of the fortifications he has sent them a plat, which declares what has been done since his first departing. They must have double the number of carriages that were first appointed for carrying away the earth.—Berwick, 16 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. Pp. 2.
[May 17.] 400. The Order of the Garter.
List of articles to be prepared for the investiture of the French King with the Order of the Garter, viz., mantle, kirtle, collar, garter, cushion, and book of the Statutes of the Order.
Endd. Pp. 2.
[May 17.] 401. The Order of the Garter.
Commission appointing Lord Hunsdon, Sir Thomas Smith, and Sir Gilbert Dethick, Garter King of Arms, to present the Order to the French King.—Richmond, [blank] May 1564.
Corrected draft. Endd. Fr. Pp. 2.
May 17. 402. Order of the Garter.
Commission for Lord Hunsdon and Smith to proceed to France for the purpose of conveying the Order of the Garter to the French King.—Richmond, 17 May 1564.
Orig. Draft, corrected by Cecil. Endd. Lat. Pp. 3.
May 18. 403. The Marquis of Winchester and Sir Richard Sackville to Cecil.
1. Being together this Thursday for granting leases, they find small appearance by reason that the feast is so nigh. The castle of Carlisle is decayed, also the citadel and the city walls, and the money for the citadel is spent to little purpose.
2. The castle of Norham is in great decay, and there they find no captain, only a soldier or two.
3. Harbottle is mending according to the Queen's order. Sir Ralph Gray does nothing at Wark, but suffer it to decay. The Queen's house at Etal is greatly decayed, scant able to lodge the captain.
4. The country does nothing in the statute of inclosures, because the Commissioners do nothing themselves; and till that go forward the Queen's lands cannot be let nor the waste grounds ordered. Advise that the castles, forts, and waters be reviewed in the survey last made. The verderers and wardens have done nothing these seven years, and were wont yearly to pay 2,000l. Winchester has paid Gresham 2,000l. —18 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 2.
May 18. 404. Intelligences from Italy and Germany.
1. Rome, 20 May. A congregation was held this morning. Information respecting Cardinals Pacheco, Farnese, and Cornaro, etc.
2. Genoa, 20 May. Don Garzia De Toledo has arrived from Spain with ten galleys. The corsairs have landed in Corsica.
3. Vienna, 18 May. Arrival of the Cardinal of Augusta. News as to the Turks and Muscovites.
Ital. Pp. 4.
May 19. 405. Lord Hunsdon to Cecil.
Troubles him with certain matters which ought to be considered. The Order has never been sent to a King by any meaner man than a baron, therefore fears it will not be gratefully accepted if the Queen now send a meaner; especially as the Duke of Savoy will be there, to whom it was sent by the Lord Admiral.—Cannon Row, Friday. Signed.
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd.: 19 May 1564. Pp. 2.
May 20. 406. The Queen to Lord Scrope.
The Master of Maxwell, Warden opposite to him, desiring to come to Carlisle before the end of this month, she allows this proceeding. Maxwell having entertained him at Dumfries, she would that at his coming to Carlisle he might find Scrope not ungrateful, who shall lodge him in the castle there. And for that he requires licence to give him and some others three or four geldings, she is content, although she would have it appear that he hardly obtained licence to bestow them.
Corrected draft, in Cecil's hol. Add. Endd. Pp. 2.
May 20. 407. Bedford to the Queen.
Has received her letters on the 13th inst., the resolution to increase the labourers and her benevolence to such lieutenants and soldiers as have had least for their service; he trusts both shall be employed to her satisfaction, and the things mentioned in which shall be executed. Has been two days at the "trew." —Berwick, 20 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. Pp. 2.
May 20. 408. Bedford to the Privy Council.
1. On the 16th inst. rode to the day of "trewe" holden for Tividale at Ridingborne, where he met the Laird of Cessford, the Master of Maxwell, and the Justice Clerk.
2. On the 19th inst. rode to Coldstream to meet Lord Hume, for the day of "trewe" for the March, where was also the Justice Clerk, who afterwards came to him hither, whom he used with all courtesy.—Berwick, 20 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. Pp. 3.
May 20. 409. Bedford to the Privy Council.
Asks them to show favour to Captain Sturley, by them commanded to go to Newhaven.—Berwick, 20 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. Pp. 2.
May 20. 410. Bedford to Cecil.
1. Concerning the matters in variance for the Snowke and the house wherein the Controller dwells, it would have been better had they been resolved before their Lordships.
2. The Master of Maxwell (who is the opposite Warden to Lord Scrope) is a man of religion, wisdom, and of great justice, who not long before this meeting executed eight outlaws at one time, and two at another. The Justice Clerke is also wise, and thinks Lord Scrope happy to be so well matched in justice as he is. Cessford (Warden over against the writer) has many under his charge, who are more winked at than equity would. Finds him not so fervent thereto as the rest are. Hume is a Papist, yet he likes him better than Cessford for Tividale, and thinks him an utter enemy to the thieves, and void of corruption.
3. These Marches in the writer's charge are slenderly manned, especially with horsemen; yet was well accompanied on the first day of "trewe" with 700 or 800 horse; whereunto came the Lord Warden of the Middle Marches, with gentlemen and others of his wardenry.—Berwick, 20 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 4.
May 20. 411. Thomas Nicholas to Challoner.
Whereas Kingsmill has advertised him of their imprisonment in the Islands of Canary, by the justices spiritual and temporal, informs him that a certain confessor and others accused him to the high priest of being a liver according to the English law; whereupon, without any foundation, they arrested his master's goods, valued at 14,000 ducats, and laid him in prison for two years, without sight of sun or moon. And when he came to publication of witness they laid proof against the Queen, with certain articles, how she was an enemy to the faith, etc., by which proof they would also have proved him likewise an enemy to it, and this done they detained him other two years in prison. Upon the King's letters he was brought hither and delivered into the castle of Seville, where he remained night and day in chains for seven months, and then was brought into the public court in Seville in March past, where they gave him quit; and yet condemned him never to depart out of Spain nor return to the Islands of Canary; and at his deliverance out of the castle the high priests commanded him not to depart out of Seville. Now, when he has requested to have their sentence for releasing his master's goods, they refuse. Asks that justice may be done to Kingsmill and himself.—Seville, 20 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Challoner: From Tho. Nicholas, servant to Mr. Castlyn and Mr. Hickman. Pp. 3.
May 22. 412. Randolph to Cecil.
1. Sees no likelihood of the interview for this year. Though they lay many causes he knows two in special whereof they make no mention, but which are able to stay their deliberations.
2. The Duke is sent for, and they that are here are musing what answer shall be given to the Queen, whereof this Queen is very studious. He purposes to come therewith himself, with ample report of this Queen's will as well towards the former motion of his Sovereign touching her marriage as her desire other ways. The bruit is more common that some are in the Tower for making a book against this Queen. By their imprisonment, though he told her it was not in the Tower, she thinks much kindness in the Queen.
3. It is here granted to the Lord of Lennox that he shall come home and sue his own right.
4. There arrived here out of Denmark eight days past one from the King, whose errand was that this Queen would suffer none of her subjects to serve the King of Sweden, his enemy, being advised that divers already were arrived there and more shortly to follow. Her answer hereunto is doubtful, though she be indifferently minded to them both; but this King she holds in suspense because of certain injuries done unto her subjects of late, and to demand justice thereof despatches immediately the Laird of Whittingham. They look also shortly for some one from the King of Sweden, or (as some say) the Duke of Holst. Lethington desires now to be excused for not writing of long time unto him. He can assure him that it proceeds rather of sloth than evil thought. Argyll thanks the Queen for her licence. The writer's diets so increase upon him that to think of them is more grief than any care he has.—Edinburgh, 22 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 3.
May 22. 413. Philip II. to the Council of Brabant.
The English merchants having determined to establish the staple of their commerce at Emden, he orders that whilst they do so no wares of the Low Countries are to be exported thither or to England, nor are the cloths and wares of those places to be imported into the Low Countries.—Brussels, 22 May 1564.
Copy. Endd.: 22 May 1564. Pp. 4.
May 22. 414. Philip II. to the Council of Artois.
To the same effect as the previous entry.
Printed "En Anvers par Guilaume Silvius, imprimeur du Roy, Anno M.D. LXIII." 120.
Endd. by Cecil. Fr. Pp. 16.
May 23. 415. The Controller of Berwick.
1. At Berwick, 23rd May 1564. Lee and Thomas Jenyson being called before the Earl of Bedford about the lodgings in the store houses, it is answered by Jenyson, as follows:—
2. That the said lodgings have always been used by him who had charge of the storehouses.
3. That the lodgings are part of the storehouses, and are under one roof.
4. Denies that he ever required Lee's tolerance to remain there in Lord Grey's time. If removed from the storehouse, he will be unable to fulfil his charge.
5. He is an officer continually resident, whereas Sir Richard comes but at certain times.—Signed: Thos. Jenyson.
Orig. Endd. Pp. 4.
May 24. 416. Lee to the Privy Council.
In four days he shall have the workmen and labourers whom the Queen has appointed. Asks for a commission for pulling down the Bell Tower, for it injures the new fortifications. Here is no money to relieve the necessities of the men.— Berwick, 20 May. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. Blotted. Pp. 2.
May 24. 417. M. La Ferte Frenel to Cecil.
The bearer, Captain Barol, has desired him to write in his favour. He will let Cecil understand what has happened in these last wars in France.—London, 24 May 1654. Signed.
Orig., with armorial seal. Add. Endd. Fr. Pp. 2.
May 25. 418. The Queen to Wm. Drury.
Bedford shall be licensed to repair unto Yorkshire, and to be absent for fifteen or twenty days.
Corrected draft in Cecil's writing. Endd.: 25 May 1564. Pp. 2.
May 25. 419. The Queen to Bedford.
1. Memorial of things to be considered by Bedford, Lee, and Sir John Portinary for the fortifications of the town of Berwick, especially in regard to the N.E. bulwark next the Cowgate, which is in hand to be built otherwise than was first intended. She sends Portinary, herein to declare his opinion.
2. Finds by Portinary that it would have been better at the beginning to have had the fortifications carried from that bulwark easterly to the sea side, and so to return along the cliff towards the south-east, including the ground called the Snowke, and so advancing to the town towards the haven as the old wall runs, and to proceed in the fortification as now intended from the north-east bulwark to the great bulwark next the Snowke. Perceives his intention is to make the town towards Scotland by land strong with walls, bulwarks, and ditches, from the river Tweed on the castle side unto the sea by the Snowke, and upon the seaside and along the haven and river, which he would have fortified with a ditch and wall, and certain platforms and flankers to scour them. Has seen a plat of this device and willed him to show it to him, Lee, and others, that it may be debated and compared with the other already intended.
Draft, corrected by Cecil. Endd.: 25 May 1564. (fn. 1) Pp. 4.
May 25. 420. Bedford to the Privy Council.
1. Asks them to send money hither. Lee thinks the Bell Tower should be pulled down, for it lies without the new fortifications.
2. There was since the Queen's reign a commission for severing, dikeing, and quick setting of the bounds and batable grounds joining Scotland. Asks that the same may be proceeded with.—Berwick, 25 May 1564. Signed.
Orig., with armorial seal. Pp. 3.
May 25. 421. Bedford to Cecil.
1. With his letters received the packet, which was next morning conveyed to Randolph. Scotland is quiet. Asks to have the resolution of the Council touching his request that the batable grounds of his wardenry might be severed.
2. There is in these parts of Northumberland great decay of houses and tillage, and much disorder for conveying of money, horses, and leather out of this realm into Scotland. Sharp letters should be directed for the execution of the same, wherein the gentlemen do much offend. The Warden of the Middle Marches desires to have twenty arquebusiers sent to Harbottle Castle, for the better keeping of Tiviotdale and Riddesdale. Trusts their Lordships will not burden them here, having so few. Touching the Magdalene fields and the Snowk, finds the title belongs more to the town than to any other; and for the Controller's house, finds some difficulty because the matters are long, which he will signify to their Lordships and leave to their determination. Mentions certain regulations made at their last meeting with Lord Hume at their day of "trewe."—Berwick, 25 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. Pp. 4.
May 26. 422. The Queen to William Pelham.
He shall repair to Berwick and consult with Portinary, Concio (an Italian), and Lee about the fortifications there.
Draft in Cecil's hol. Endd.: On same sheet of paper as undated instructions to the Lieutenant of the Tower concerning the Earl of Hertford. Pp. 2.
May 26. 423. Citadel of Carlisle.
Detailed estimate for repair of the citadel at Carlisle, 147l.— 26 May 1564. Signed: John Lamplugh.
Endd. Pp. 2.
May 26. 424. The Queen to Smith.
Joins him to Lord Hunsdon, to whom she has given commission to require the oath of the French King. Desires to hear the answer of the Prince of Conde and the Admiral as to the money which they owe her.
Corrected draft, in Cecil's hol. Endd.: 26 May 1564. Pp. 2.
May 26. 425. Instructions for Lord Hunsdon.
Authorizes him to witness the French King's oath for the observation of the Treaty of Troyes, already ratified by herself.
Corrected draft, in Cecil's hol. Endd.: 26 May 1564. Pp. 4.
May 26. 426. Charles IX. to Lord Hunsdon.
Sends M. De Mauvissier to bring him into his presence.— Dijon, 26 May 1564. Signed: Charles, — De L'Aubespine.
Orig. Add. Endd. Fr. Pp. 2.
May 26. 427. The Queen Mother to Lord Hunsdon.
Letter of welcome on his arrival, and of credence for M. De Mauvissier.—Dijon, 26 May 1564. Signed: Caterine, — De L'Aubespine.
Orig. Add. Endd. Fr. Pp. 2.
May 26. 428. Challoner to Tipton.
1. Requires him to signify what number of ships and of what bulk, artillery, and victuals, and for what parts the King Catholic makes ready at Cadiz, Malaga, and other parts, and also what Spanish soldiers are there; and for what enterprise, either against some place in Barbary or elsewhere. Also, whether any of their English adventurers lie about the Azores. Prays him to certify the state of their countrymen, prisoners. —Madrid, 25 May 1564.
2. P.S.—Asks him to send to Malaga to know the truth of some of their English merchants there, and whether they look for any Almains to come thither to embark at Genoa. Also to learn from any of their merchants at Lisbon what preparations the King of Portugal makes to join with this King's army by sea.
Orig. Draft, in Challoner's hol., and endd. by him: 26 May 1564. M. to Mr. Tipton, and another (mutatis mutandis) to Mr. Cuerton. Pp. 3.
May 27. 429. John Fitzwilliams to Cecil.
The magistrates of this town are earnest to recover the traffic with England, promising assurance for the merchants and their goods. The Governor and others have by letter promised that some shall come to England to treat of the matter. The merchants here have some comfort of the Regent and Council, who, however, have issued a proclamation that no commodities shall be carried out of the country to Emden nor for England, neither shall any commodities of England be brought into these Low Countries, upon pain of confiscation. The Magistrates have been great suitors to stay it, but could not. But only here it is not proclaimed. No news of the arrival of the fleet at Emden, but good hopes that they are there.—Antwerp, 27 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 4.
May 27. 430. The Burgomasters of Antwerp to Cecil.
Complain of the damage done to the commerce as well of the Low Countries as of England by the late restraints and interdicts published by the Queen of England and the King of Spain, and desire his assistance in restoring matters to their former footing.—Antwerp, 27 May 1564.
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Lat. Broadside.
May 27. 431. Stopio to Mason.
Wrote last Saturday. The Pope has decided in favour of France, and has appointed certain Cardinals to examine the claims of Spain.—Venice, 27 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol., with seal. Add. Endd. Ital. Pp. 2.
May 28. 432. Fields near Berwick.
The answer of Rob. Arderne, servant to Val. Browne, Esq., Treasurer of Berwick, to Sir Ric. Lee, Knt., touching the Snowke, Magdalene Field, and Guisnes Law, made before the Earl of Bedford at Berwick, 28 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. Pp. 3.
May 28. 433. Instructions for Lord Hunsdon, Smith, and Garter.
1. After the delivery of the mantle and collar, if Lord Hunsdon should be required to go to the church with the King he is to say that he will attend him to the church and continue in his presence as long time and at as many of his ceremonies as his conscience may bear; and when he shall be compelled to withdraw he will so use the same that he trusts no offence shall grow, but will return to his presence as soon as some few ceremonies not agreeable to his conscience shall be finished.
2. In (fn. 2) this matter Smith is beforehand by indirect means to deal with some of the Council so as this may not be thought strange or offensive, and if he perceives that it is not likely to be allowed without great offence of the King, then the Lord Hunsdon shall forbear to use such speech as aforesaid, and rather continue the whole time of the Mass; nevertheless manifestly forbearing to give any signification of approving any part of the ceremony.
3. In the point of the oath and other matters of ceremonial they are to proceed as near as they can to the King's contentation.
Draft, corrected by Cecil, and partly in his writing. Endd.: 28 May. Pp. 4.
May 28. 434. Heralds' Wages.
Warrant for an allowance of 10s. per day diets and 5s. per day in reward to Sir Gilbert Dethicke, Garter King-at-Arms; and of 5s. diets and 2s. for reward to Lancaster Herald, appointed to accompany Lord Hunsdon into France.—Richmond, 28 May 6 Eliz.
Copy. Endd. Pp. 2.
May 28. 435. Procession in Antwerp.
"A tract containing certain new points set forth in the procession of the Holy Circumcision (as they term it) in the town of Antwerp, devised in Anno 1564."
Apparently a copy of a tract "Imprinted at Antwerp in the Chamber Street at the sign of the Rape, by John of Laet, and translated out of Dutch into English, as near the same as might be, following the phrase, by me, William Algoe."
Endd.: 28 May 1564. The manner of a procession in Antwerp, after the peace was made. Pp. 4.
May 29. 436. The Mayor and Burgesses of Berwick to Bedford.
Their claims to the fields called the Snowke and Magdalene fields being by grant under the Great Seal of England, of 6 March, 24th Hen. VIII., together with all other commons and feedings within the liberties of Berwick, to them and their successors for ever, they ask him to stand their good lord in maintaining their said liberties according to the grant.
Endd.: 29 May 1564. Pp. 2.
May 29. 437. John Bennett to the Privy Council.
Controversy depending between Lee and Jenyson for a house wherein the latter dwells, (parcel of the storehouses for the works) states that he, Bennett, Master of the Ordnance here and elsewhere in the North, enjoys the same by Letters Patent dated at Westminster, 22 Nov. 1 & 2 Philip and Mary, during his life; with certain fees thereto belonging. Wherefore he asks them to have consideration hereof.—Signed.
Orig. Endd.: 29 May 1564. Pp. 2.
May 29. 438. Storehouse at Berwick.
Sir Ric. Lee states there was never a surveyor of any works but the keeping of the storehouse at Berwick was incident to his office; and that he allowed Mr. Jenyson to remain at the entreaty of certain persons.—Signed by Lee.
Orig. Endd.: 29 May 1564. Pp. 2.
May 29. 439. Vitus Wolfius Von Scufftenburg to the Queen.
Sends the bearer with the preface to a book which he is about to publish upon military matters.—Dantzic, 29 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Mason. Lat. Pp. 2.
May 29. 440. Another copy of the above.
Add. Endd. Margin torn. Lat. Pp. 2.
May 29. 441. Instructions for Melchior Ruff.
Directs him to put himself in communication with some one of the Council through whom he may offer his warlike invention to the Queen for the sum of 24,000 ducats, and a pension of 400 for three lives.—Dantzic, 29 May 1564. Signed: Voith Wolff.
Orig. Endd. by Cecil. Lat. Pp. 7.
May 30. 442. Bedford to the Privy Council.
1. Lee has bargained with the Master of the Ordnance and one Fleming for 1,000 marks to remove a mass of earth near the Cowgate; therefore asks them to send money.
2. Touching the controversy between Lee and Mr. Brown for the Snowke, Magdalen Fields, and Guisnes Law, upon hearing whereof, and the matter between Lee and the Controller for the house, finds the right to the grounds belongs to the Mayor, etc., and the house to the Master of the Ordnance; therefore thinks himself discharged from dealing therein.
3. Finds the wardenry which Mr. Selby, gentleman porter here, enjoys to be in good order.—Berwick, 30 May 1564. Signed.
Orig., with armorial seal. Add. Endd. Pp. 4.
May 30. 443. Bedford to Cecil.
1. By the enclosed he will see not only the number of acres of ground in question, and the claims to them and to the house, but also new demands and titles. The Snowke might serve for the cart horses, and the Treasurer have the Magdalen Fields.
2. Prays Cecil to remember his licence to go to meet his [Bedford's] Lady, he having also business to do in Yorkshire. —Berwick, 30 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 3.
May 30. 444. Lee to the Privy Council.
Is about to let out by task the mass of earth that lies alongside the bulwark above Cowgate, to carry and fill certain valleys in the Snowke, and the rest into the sea; for doing whereof thinks he shall agree for 1,000 marks, for which he desires them to send money hither.—Berwick, 30 May 1564. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. 2.
May 31. 445. Somers to Cecil.
1. Wrote to him from Boulogne of his arrival there, and of his intention to go that day to Calais, but could not get out of Boulogne until the next morning. On Thursday the 25th inst. he arrived at Calais, and began viewing and telling the payment, wherein they were occupied until Saturday night. It was sooner done for that it was all in French crowns and very good.
2. On Wednesday, at 5 a.m., he embarked in company with two French ships of war with the treasure, arrived at Dover at 3 p.m., and by 6 the treasure was on land in Mr. Gresham's hands. Palliseau and La Ferté embarked at 8 p.m. in the French ships.
3. At Calais he told, weighed, and tried the whole sum of 120,000 crowns, leaving the same in M. De Gonorre's guard. Minds to take sea again this night towards Calais, in the Queen's ships, with the Provost of Paris and De Moy, and will keep them aboard till the other part of the money is brought thither in Calais road, as the treaty appoints.
4. Gonorre has appointed to be here to-morrow with all his train. Has informed the gentlemen here of his coming, and the number of his train, etc. They will provide 120 horses for all, with eight or ten carts. Means to see him horsed here, and then come himself to the Court. Lord Hunsdon minds to embark to-morrow for Boulogne.—Dover, Wednesday, 31 May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol., with seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 3.
May 31. 445. Clough to Challoner.
Most of the men who owe him money are at London. Matters fall out very ill between England and this country, daily worse and worse. Intercourse of merchandise has been forbidden with England and Emden. The Queen goes in a progress into Warwickshire, where she will remain awhile at Lord Robert's house. She has given the Earl of Warwick 500l. a year in land. The Earl of Bedford is in Scotland, whence men suspect that the Queen of Scotland might come into England this summer.—Antwerp, last of May 1564. Signed.
Orig. Hol., with seal. Add. Endd. by Challoner. Pp. 4.
May 31. 446. Advices from Vienna and Rome.
1. Vienna, 31 May. The Emperor has improved in health. Intelligence from Cracow about the Muscovites and Lithuanians.
2. Rome, 3 June. The French Ambassador maintains his precedence in the Papal Court. Don Hernando Di Torres has gone to Civita Vecchia to meet Don Garcia Di Toledo, on his arrival from Genoa. Intelligence from Lyons about the King of France and the Huguenots.
Orig. Endd. Ital. Pp. 4.
May & June. 447. Advices from Abroad.
1. Rome, 17 June. The Pope has given the palace of St. Mark to the Venetians, with bond that they shall keep it in repair. The Genevans are excepted by plain words out of the accord betwixt the Swiss and the Duke of Savoy.
2. Vienna, June 16. The Emperor mends. Intelligence from Cracow.
3. Spain, May 31. It is certain that the Queen is with child. The marriage of the Prince of Spain with the Princess of Portugal will shortly take place. The King spends much time in setting forward his enterprise, for which he has collected money and soldiers.
Orig., with seal. Add. to Cecil. Endd. Pp. 3.


  • 1. On the back Cecil has written:—"Make a passport for Portynary for post horses, and a warrant to—."
  • 2. The whole of this section is in Cecil's hand.