Calendar of State Papers, Spain (Simancas), Volume 4, 1587-1603. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1899.
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Paris Archives, K. 1571.
602. Advices from Bearn's head quarters.
The Viscount de Turenne (fn. 1) has been appointed, by Bearn, protector of the Huguenots, and will shortly go to England with Stafford and Pallavicini, who are here together, for re-inforcements to be sent from England. Bearn has decided to secure the queen of England for the expenses she may incur, by handing over to her certain towns, and M. de la Chatre, governor of Dieppe, is urging the Queen to send him 2,000 Englishmen to hold the Pays de Caux.
Viscount de Turenne is also going to Germany, to request the Protestant princes to help Bearn with troops. His object is (many Catholics having left him, and his forces being small) to have as many Huguenots as possible with him in order to be able to make more favourable terms of peace. (fn. 2)