Cecil Papers
June 1572

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1888

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'Cecil Papers: June 1572', Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 2: 1572-1582. (1888), pp. 19-20. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=109813 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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June 1572

60. Sir Andrew Corbett to Solicitor-General Bromley.
1572, June 11.Forwards letters found upon a late search among Banister's books in his study at Wenn. Opines there is matter to be gathered of them.—11 June 1572.
Endorsed :—“Letters from the Duke of Norfolk to Banister and one from Higford to Banister in July 1571.”
½ p.
61. The Queen of Scots.
1572, June 11.“Matters wherewith the Queen of Scots may be charged by the Lord de la Warr, Sir Ralph Sadler, Doctor Wilson and Thomas Bromley, Solicitor-General, June 11, 1572.”
You have claimed the Crown of England and used the style and arms thereof. You have sought to join yourself in marriage with the late Duke of Norfolk. You were privy to the conspiracy of the late rebellion in the North. You have made choice of Robert Ridolphi to be your instrument and messenger to the Pope and others. You have conspired to be taken away from the custody in which you remain. You have received letters from the Pope, wherein he hath promised to embrace you and yours, sicut gallina pullos suos, and that he would take those who rebelled against the Queen's Majesty as filios ecclesiæ. You have been privy to the procuring of a seditious Bull from Rome.
Signed :—E. Tremayne. (Lord Burghley's signature has been erased.)
pp. [Murdin, p. 218. In extenso.]
62. The Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Lincoln [Ambassador in France].
1572, June 20.The Duke of Montmorency has been at Windsor, and there installed with much honour. On Sunday, the 21st, he is to receive a banquet which will be the greatest in writer's remembrance. The Duke has dealt earnestly with her Majesty touching the Duke of Alençon, and if his person be any way to content, supposes she will proceed to some communication. Desires Lord Lincoln to observe him thoroughly, and to enquire diligently of his disposition.—20 June.
Holograph. 1 p. [Murdin, p. 219. In extenso.]
63. “Certain Questions to be answered by the Earl of Northumberland.—20 June 1572.” (From indorsement.)
1572, June 20.Relating to the project of the marriage of the Queen of Scots with the Duke of Norfolk and other matters concerning the rebellion in the North. The thirty-first of these thirty-four interrogatories runs :—“Who are the divines that you mean had so discoursed the matters at this time to cause the Earl of Leicester and the Lord Burghley to discern cheese from chalk in religion.”
In Burghley's hand.
4 pp. [Murdin, pp. 219–221. In extenso.]
64. — to Lord Burghley.
1572, June 24.The King of Spain is informed that if it had not been for the Queen of England, Flanders had not rebelled against the Duke of Alva. The King is therefore very angry, and has sworn that he will be revenged in such sort, as both the Queen and England shall repent that ever they did meddle in any of his countries. The Duke of Alva practices all the mischief he can against the Queen by way of Scotland. Knows not what the practice is, but a great sum of money must be paid by the King to the noblemen there. One Patricio, a Scotchman, came here, through Ireland, and brought letters to Sir Thomas Stukely, which were carried to one of the King's secretaries; “and, he was very merry after that he had received them.” Heard from one of the Duchess of Feria's servants that the King would maintain wars both in Ireland and Scotland against the Queen; and knows that all the spiritualty of Spain and the religious houses offer two millions towards the wars against Flanders and England, and the Archbishopric of Toledo gives 400,000 ducats alone for that war; “so that, if they may have their will, poor England shall be overcome.” Here is much evil talk against the Queen, and many shameful and lewd books written against her are sent hither out of Flanders and England. They think here that Englishmen are no men of war, that the Queen is very poor, very covetous, and very evil beloved, and that she is loath to spend money about any thing.—“From the Court of Spain, the 24th of June.”
Endorsed :—“From the Court of Spain to my Lord. By H. Shefeld's friend.”
3 pp. [Murdin, pp. 221, 222. In extenso.]
65. The Physicians of the Queen of Scots and others to the [Earl of Shrewsbury].
1572, June.The letter which the Queen writes you was signed yesterday, but is dated to-day, because the bearer could not leave sooner. Her Majesty gets worse every hour, and therefore think right to advertise him of the same. Nothing remains on her stomach, she vomited 10 or 12 times last night, nothing but phlegm. For some days she has hardly eaten anything. The fever has increased; in her great illness of the winter a year ago she had little fever, and they fear that this evil, which accompanies the pain in her side and stomach, is alone sufficient to imperil her life. Ask for speedy help, otherwise they fear it will arrive too late.—Sheffield Castle, — June 1572.
French. Modern copy, unsigned. 1 p.