Appendix: September 1568

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Calendar of State Papers Foreign: Elizabeth, Volume 9, 1569-1571. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1874.

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September 1568

Sept. 5. 2260. John Marsh to Sir William Cecil.
Sends an account of the Prince of Orange's power which has passed the Rhine. Two Spanish spies taken. The Prince of Conde is reported to be with 5,000 horse at a place on the coasts of Lorraine. Reported sickness of the King of France. Sends the copy of a proclamation published on Wednesday. The Lords of this town have sent to the Duke to desire that certain scholars and burgesses showing themselves penitent and reconciled to the Catholic Church might receive grace and safely return, which the Duke misliked, affirming that they should have justice according to their deserts. The Council of Troubles, otherwise termed the Bloody Council, arrived here on Monday with a number of soldiers, and remain searching for some matter against some of the chief of the town. 1,200 Walloons, well appointed, entered the town on Friday last, and four ensigns more are looked for. An Englishman has been sent bound to the Duke. The Bishop of Luke (Liege) has so kindled his subjects against him as to be obliged to place himself in the castle of Hoy. The Prince of Orange has entered Luxemburg with his whole power.—Antwerp, 5 Sept. 1568. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 12/3.