Elizabeth: November 1570

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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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November 1570

Nov. 1. 1379. Inundation in the Low Countries.
On the 1st of November towards night by extreme wind rose a great flood in the Low Countries such as the like has not been heard of. A great part of the town of Antwerp stood in water. A great loss in oil, woad, madder, and spices. Divers men, women, and children drowned. Within four leagues of Antwerp all was under water, houses carried away, and a great number of people and cattle drowned. Much harm done in Zealand and Holland and about Bergenop-Zoom.
Endd. P. ½.
Nov. 2. 1380. The Countess of Murray to Cecil.
Is sued by the Earl of Huntley for certain jewels appertaining to the Queen of Scots, and therefore begs that he will procure the Queen of England's letters to the Regent recommending her and her children to his protection.—Dunottar, 2 Nov. 1570. Signed: Annas Keycht.
Add. Endd. P. 2/3.
Nov 2. 1381. The Earl of Sussex to Cecil.
Has considered that part of the Queen's letter of the 26th Oct. which touches the discharge of all the supplies, and has written thereupon to the Treasurer who is at York. Although these parts were not of long time more free from ridings and stealings, he is of opinion that it is not good to lay the whole border open to the ill-affections of such unbridled people, and that it were best to discharge by degrees and leave 200 horsemen and 300 footmen for a time. Sends an account of their charges for one month, which will amount to 719l. 18s. 8d.—Alnwick, 2 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 3.
Nov. 4. 1382. Advices from Venice.
News from Venice chiefly about the capture of Nicosia and slaughter of the garrison and other proceedings of the Turks in Cyprus.—Venice, 4 Nov.
Endd. Ital. Pp. 3.
Nov. 4. 1383. Maximilian II. to the Queen.
Has received her letter for which he thanks her, and has also heard what Cobham has in charge to declare to him.— Spires, 4 Nov. Signed.
Add. Endd. Span. P. ¼.
Nov. 4. 1384. Edict of Pacification.
Requests of the Protestants of France for the better observation of the Edict of Pacification drawn up in the form of 25 articles, with notes by the King annexed.—St. Germains, 4 Nov. 1570.
Copy. Endd. by Cecil. Fr. Pp. 11.
Nov. 6. 1385. Cecil to Norris.
The French Ambassador has been with the Queen to signify the intended marriage of the French King, and therewith renewed after his accustomed manner in the King's name the accomplishing of the Queen of Scots' delivery, to whom Her Majesty very roundly remembered the hard usage and answering of Norris. He also exhibited a bill of complaint from the merchants of Rouen against certain usages of the mayor and citizens of London which he finds may be reasonably defended, for they find fault in payment of sundry things which have been paid these 300 years by all strangers. Cannot affirm anything certain of the Queen of Scots' causes, as the same depend by her own consent upon the coming of her commissioners. These matters are so "picquant" that that it is hard to lay any hold upon any side, but the same will prick, and most of all they will have cause to fear the issue. Mr. Walsingham has charge to raise Norris from his long wearisome place. Will do his part to hasten his going.—Hampton Court, 6 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. 2.
Nov. 8. 1386. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil and the Earl of Leicester.
Has already three times desired to know the Queen's pleasure how he shall proceed for the antecedence with the Ambassador of Spain. As the marriage will be solemnised on the 20th inst. he desires to be speedily resolved herein, and likewise whether he shall come in presence where the Nuncio is, his master standing in terms of enmity with Her Majesty, and lastly what he shall do in assisting in the open ceremonies at mass, whereat hitherto he has absented himself.—Paris, 8 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. P. ½.
1387. Draft of the above.
Endd. P. 1.
Nov. 9. 1388. The Earl of Sussex to Cecil.
Has received letters from Randolph in which he informs him that the Queen of Scots means to sue for more liberty to ride a hawking, and that she intends to escape.—Alnwick, 9 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 1⅓.
Nov. 10. 1389. The Cardinal of Chatillon to Cecil.
Was very anxious to arrive speedily at Rochelle knowing that he was expected there, and remained on board ship through all the bad weather, in order not to lose the first fair wind. Is now obliged to take the road through Picardy, as his wife needs rest, and many other matters hinder him from starting. Hopes to set out before January. Recommends that the Queen should send some person of consequence to the French King's wedding, as it will much promote the union and friendship between England and France.—Portsmouth, 10 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Fr. Pp. 2¼.
Nov. 11. 1390. The Spanish Ambassador to Queen Elizabeth.
Informs her of the safe arrival of the Queen of Spain at Santander "nausea et marina jactatione afflicta" on the 4th of Oct. After staying there for 12 days she went to Burgos, where she was seen by the King incognito.—London, 11 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Lat. P. ½.
Nov. 12. 1391. Advices from Spain.
Account of the entrance of Anne of Austria into Spain and her reception and marriage.
Endd. Span. Pp. 3¼.
Nov. 12. 1392. Articles for the Borders.
Certain articles for the maintenance of good order on the Borders by providing for proper watches and beacons to be kept, and for the punishment of those who aid or refuse to pursue offenders. Signed by the Earl of Sussex and the principal officers on the Borders and 58 noblemen and gentlemen of Northumberland.—Given at Alnwick, 12 Nov. 1570.
Copy. Endd. Pp. 3.
Nov. 13. 1393. The Earl of Sussex to Cecil.
Has already discharged all the supplies saving 600. Commends the care and diligence of Mr. Treasurer in easing the Queen's charges. The Abbot of Dunfermline sets forward to-day. Has conferred with all the principal gentlemen of the East and Middle Marches, and resolved with them upon certain articles for the good order and guard of the country. —Alnwick, 13 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. P. ½.
Nov. 13. 1394. Thomas Randolph to Cecil.
Desires that he will procure his recall, as such infirmities are grown upon him in his voyage to Russia as the Queen's physicians can witness, for which remedy is not here to be had, that he believes this winter if he tarries will be the last he will live in; also what safety there is for his life the common practices against him witness sufficiently. The Countess of Murray has divers jewels committed to her custody by her late husband, and is pressed by the Earl of Huntly in the Queen's name and the Regents in the King's name to deliver them up. Her friends advise her to yield to neither, and yet she is willing enough to be discharged of them to whom they justly appertain. She desires the Queen of England's letter to the Regent and the Queen of Scot's to the Earl of Huntly in her favour.—Edinburgh, 13 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 3.
Nov. 15. 1395. The Earl of Lennox to Cecil.
Letter of credit for the Commendator of Dunfermline sent on the King of Scotland's behalf to the Queen of England.— Edinburgh, 15 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 2/3.
Nov. 16. 1396. Sir Valentine Browne to Cecil.
Letter for Martin Chambers to be repaid 190l. for so much delivered by him to Browne at Berwick.—Alnwick, 16 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 2/3.
Nov. 17. 1397. Sir Valentine Browne to Cecil.
Has on the 11th cassed all the lances, 100 light horsemen, and 400 footmen, and encloses a memorial of the debt esteemed to the last of this month, and the daily charge of the remnant of the army. As he has used for this discharge the money due to a great many of the ordinary garrison, he begs that the same may with convenient speed be supplied again.—Alnwick, 17 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 2/3.
Nov. 17. 1398. Charges of the Army on the Borders.
Account of money paid and owing the army on the Borders up to the 11th November, and the estimated charge for those who are not discharged up to the 30th November, amounting to 14,529l. 6s. 2d.
Endd. Pp. 2. Enclosure.
Nov. 1399. Duplicate of the above.
Endd. by Cecil. Pp. 2.
Nov. 17. 1400. Sir Valentine Browne to Cecil.
Desires that the master of the ordnance of Berwick may receive 172l. due to him, payment whereof he has forborne in respect of Her Majesty's service.—Berwick, 17 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd.: 17 Dec. P. ¼.
Nov. 17. 1401. Earthquake at Ferrara.
Account of the damage done by an earthquake at Ferrara on the night of 17th November 1570.
Endd. Ital. P. ½.
Nov. 18. 1402. Sir Valentine Browne to Cecil.
Has borrowed 600l. of Adam Pindelburie, of Berwick, which he desires may be repaid to him in London.—Berwick, 18 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ⅓.
Nov. 18. 1403. The Earl of Sussex to Cecil.
Sends a copy of the Commendator of Dunfermline's commission, who arrived at Alnwick yesternight. If he credited Scottish bruits he might gather that the King's side would slip from the Queen of England if they could either procure countenance for their King in any other place or reconcile themselves secretly to their Queen, and that the Commendator has some such matter committed to his handling. This factious time in Scotland is so full of practises and false devices on both sides that it is hard to give credit to either in any matter that may be prejudicial to the adverse.—Widderington, 18 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 2/3.
Nov. 1404. Commission for the Commendator of Dunfermline.
Appoints him ambassador from the King of Scotland to the Queen of England.—Edinburgh, Nov. 1570.
Copy. P. 1. Enclosure.
Nov. 19. 1405. The Prince of Orange to the Queen.
Desires the release of two servants of the Seigneur De Bergues, who are in prison at London for serving the said Seigneur against the Duke of Alva and his adherents.— Dillembourg, 19 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd. Fr. P. 1.
Nov. 20. 1406. Decree of Charles IX.
Forbidding any persons from keeping schools or holding posts in colleges, or lecturing on any art or science whatever in public or private, unless they are recognised and approved members of the Roman Catholic religion.—Paris, 4 Oct. 1570. Registered in the Court of Parliament of Paris 20 Nov. 1570.
Printed pamphlet. Fr. Pp. 8.
[Nov.] 1407. The Cardinal of Chatillon to Cecil.
Has charged the bearer to thank him for the present of a hackney which he has given him; and desires him to expedite the requests which he has made to the Privy Council that they will stop all actions between Frenchmen for prizes made during the war, as the same have been forbidden in France since the peace. Writes also in behalf of certain Frenchmen. —Hampton, 20 Oct. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd.: Nov. 20, with seal. Fr. Pp. 12/3.
Nov. 21. 1408. Dr. Mundt to Cecil.
1. Understands that the sums granted by the Estates to the Emperor since 1568 for the purpose of carrying on the war with the Turks amount to 3,000,000 guilders. The Emperor goes on the 10th to Prague, for besides the plague there is a great dearth in Vienna. The three sons of Duke John Frederic have by the Emperor's clemency been restored to their father's estate. The Archduke Charles will marry the daughter of the Duke of Bavaria. Requests that as his son has left the Cardinal of Chatillon he may be placed with Mr. Walsingham, whom he understands is going as ambassador into France, as he is very desirous that he perfect himself in the French and English tongues in order that he may hereafter be able to serve Her Majesty. Envoys have been sent to the King of France in the name of all the Protestant princes to congratulate him on the peace. The seizure of Cyprus has put the Pope and the King of Spain in more fear of not being able to hold their own than hope of being able to wage war in France or Italy.
2. P.S.—Begs that the money due to him for sending letters and for his diets during 1568 and 1569 may be paid.— Strasbourg, 21 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Lat. Pp. 2½.
Nov. 22. 1409. The French Ambassador to the Earl of Leicester
Has sent to enquire after the health of the Queen and himself, and also to thank him for the more favourable reception which he had from the Queen than her ambassador had from his master a few days previously. Assures him that the French King has no intention to offend the Queen, but that he is bound by his duty to take the part of the Queen of Scots. Desires him to aid in the completion of the treaty between the two Queens. Advises that some nobleman should be sent by the Queen to attend his master's marriage. No one would be more acceptable for this purpose than Leicester himself.— London, 22 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Fr. Pp. 2⅓.
Nov. 25. 1410. Advices from Rome.
News from Rome of the 22nd and 25th November 1572. Rumours current at the Papal Court. Formation of the Order of the Knights of the Sign of the Cross, for the extirpation of heretics.
Endd. Ital. Pp. 2½.
Nov. 27. 1411. Thomas Randolph to Cecil.
Thanks him for his letter, the best welcome of any that of long time have come to his hands, and hopes shortly to wait upon him.—Edinburgh, 27 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Notes in Cecil's writing on the back. P. ¼.
Nov. 29. 1412. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.
The dissolution of the Queen of Scots' marriage is granted (as appears by the bull sent hither) under the pretence of a rape committed on her by Bothwell, who by the Pope's sentence is banished Christendom and all Christian company, and the bull is lately sent hence by a gentleman into Denmark, there to cause the said Earl to be executed for his heinous offence. There is here most earnest working to dissuade her from consenting to the Queen's demands, fearing lest the uniting of the two realms should turn greatly to their prejudice. Some of the articles sent by Her Majesty to the Queen of Scots are said to be very extreme, unreasonable, and rigorous, whereof one was that she sought to have the young prince sent into England before the Queen of Scotch was delivered thence. Has been informed that the Cardinal of Lorraine has said that he wished that his niece would not be too hasty to accord to Her Highness's demands, and if she did awhile temporise it should be better for her, trusting that the King will send some forces into Scotland. Advises that they should deal wholly in these matters with her, and not suffer the French King to intermeddle. Sends copy of a letter from the Vidame of Chartres to Marshal Montmorency.
Draft originally intended to be sent to the Queen. Endd. Pp. 1⅓.
[Oct.] 1413. The Vidame of Chartres to the Marshal Montmorency.
Strongly urges him to help to forward the marriage of the Queen of England with the Duke of Anjou, pointing out the evils that would arise to France by her marriage with the Archduke Charles through the aggrandisement of the house of Austria and the inevitable renewal of the civil war. Enumerates also the advantages that would accrue to France by her marriage with the Duke of Anjou through the satisfying the ambition of that Prince, and forming a strong alliance with the Protestant princes of Germany. Mons. Alençon's portions might be easily found either in Milan or Naples, and also there would be a good opportunity for the Gallican Church to throw off the yoke of Rome.
Copy. Endd. by Cecil. Fr. Pp. 4. Enclosure.
Nov. 29. 1414. G. Tattersal to Sir Henry Norris.
Informs him of the progress of certain lawsuits for different pieces of land.—29 Nov. 1570. Signed: G. Tattursoll.
Add. P. 1.
Nov. 30. 1415. The Duke of Chatelherault and the Earls of Huntly and Argyle to the Earl of Sussex.
Declaration that they have abandoned the Queen of England's rebels, and that as far as they know they are all departed forth of the realm, except such as remain in the hands of those who have subtracted their obedience from the Queen of Scots.—Dunoon, 30 Nov. 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ½.
Nov. 30. 1416. The Queen's Debts.
Debts due in Antwerp by the Queen, on 20 August 1570; total, 23,160l. Debts due in London to 30 Nov. 1570; 25,214l. 3s. 4d. Signed: Thomas Gresham.
Endd. Broadside.
Nov. 1417. Sir Valentine Browne's Accounts.
A certificate of all such sums of the late loan money which have been received by him from the different collectors and receivers during the year 1570, amounting to 14,933l. 6s. 8d. Signed: Valentyne Browne.
Endd. Pp. 1½.