Forbes, ii. 314.
|165. The Queen to Charles IX.|
|She having heard that there was a proclamation at Paris
on the 11th ult. containing the words, "Forasmuch as the
Queen of England has proved false to her faith, and seized
upon places belonging to the King, and aided his rebels;
the King declares and denounces war against her, her
realm and subjects." Sent to ask that, if by the said proclamation war is meant, Somer might be told so plainly; and
if not, that some notification might be published to that
effect. To this the Queen Mother answered that the King
had no cognizance of any such proclamation, and therefore had not thought fit to contradict it. She is not content
with this answer, and sends back Somer to declare that it is
her desire that some public denial of the said proclamation
shall be made; or that he will notify her directly that he has
never made or intended to make any such proclamation.|
Draft. Endd.: 26 Jan. 1562. Fr. Pp. 3.
Forbes, ii. 315.
|166. The Queen to the Princess of Condé.|
|Has received her letter of the 5th. Is glad that the issue
of the battle was such that the enemy has no just occasion
to boast. Although he pursues his designs, the event will
turn out as they desire. Assures her that this accident to the
Prince has in nowise abated her favour towards him, as she
is more determined than ever to aid him and his associates,
as she has more fully explained to the Vidame of Chartres
and MM. Briquemault and De la Haye, and by her letters to
Copy. Endd.: 26 Jan. 1562. Fr. Pp. 2.
|Jan. 26.||167. The Queen to Madame De Roye.|
|Has received her letter from Strasburg, and has fully
communicated her intentions to the Vidame, and MM. Briquemault and De la Haye. The misfortune of Condé has not
diminished her regard for him, or her intention of assisting
Draft. Endd. by Cecil: 26 Jan. 1562. Fr. Pp. 3.
|Jan. 26.||168. Smith to the Privy Council.|
|1. On his way from Chartres to Paris on the 22nd,
received their letters of the 13th inst. The Queen Mother
said that she and the King would go there immediately, and
therefore willed him to go before.|
|2. Is glad that the attempted murder has come to light.
Montmorency, Governor of Paris, approves what they have
|3. The Court, contrary to this Queen's appointment, removed to Châteaudun and Blois, in very great journeys con
sidering the way and weather. They carry Condé with them
as prisoner openly, without sword or spurs. Guise and his
camp lies at Beaugency, where they have a bridge to pass
to the Admiral, whose camp lies at Jargeau, and they also
have a bridge to pass to the Guisians. These bridges are
on the Loire, and Orleans in the midst. The Admiral is far
stronger in horsemen, and stronger in footmen.|
|4. The Guisians' camp is in trouble for victuals for men
and horse, and are fain to forage twelve leagues off. Does
not know how the other camp is. Some of the reiters have
passed the river, and forage near here.|
|5. The Queen sent a general pardon for them of the religion.
Those of Paris, after having been twice commanded, will
not suffer it to be published; and still murder and sack the
poor Huguenots. A captain was killed in the market place
yesterday, and the richest shop of wares sold to those who
paid most. The owner saved himself by flight. No man
can pass the gates without a passport, nor bring a letter here
without its being opened; yet the writer and his man are gently
treated. All the Ambassadors are here, save he of Savoy,
who is always at the Court.—Paris, 26 Jan. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Add. Endd.: 26 Jan. 1562. Pp. 3.
|Jan. 26.||169. Smith to Cecil.|
|1. His diets are not sufficient to bear his charges. Five
marks a day are eleven French crowns, and one-ninth of a
crown, and if the ninth part were made a crown, and so make
twelve crowns a day, he would pass better with it; and he
would that twelve crowns more a day would serve him in this
continual journeying, and in time of war.|
|2. Has sent the names of the two persons for whom he begged
pardon, with the notes on their crimes and persons. Percival
is with him in his house. The other two follow the war here
on the wrong side for money and living; but by having their
pardons, he could send them home. There are other
Englishmen here, who deserve pardon with a halter rather
than anything else, who are unnatural both to God and their
country. Middlemore may return, if Cecil think good, to the
Admiral. If the Court, which they say is at Blois, does not
come this way, he means to go and seek it. The Prince was
carried without either sword or spurs like a prisoner with the
King, so that he talked with him in riding.|
|3. Has sent such foolish books as are now printed.—Paris,
26 Jan. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil: 26 Jan. 1562. Pp. 5.
|[Jan. 26.]||170. Application for Pardons.|
|1. For Robert Percival of London, who when captain of
the Londoners with Bret and Fitzwilliam, fled to Wyat at
Rochester. He has done good service to Throckmorton and
Smith. Lord Bedford knew him. He has been spoiled of all
for his religion.|
|2. For Gilbert Hawkins, of Cesfield, Essex, who for robbery
in Sussex fled to France. He is a good soldier and miner, he
has good entertainment here, and yet wishes to return and
|3. And for William Molliners, alias Mollineux, of Bagshot,
who here names himself Henage. He fled to France for a
robbery near Altham, Hampshire. He served in Berwick, and
is now with M. D'Allegre, as a man at arms, with two horses.|
Endd.: 26 Jan. 1562.
|Jan. 26.||171. Garrison at Newhaven.|
|A brief of what number of soldiers every captain has in his
band undischarged, and how many every captain wants of
his full number, viz., footmen 4,363, horsemen 147, for the
ordnance 206, pioneers 253; total 4,968. Whereof gone to
Dieppe 273. Signed: Tho. George.|
Dated and endd. by Cecil: 26 Jan. 1562. Pp. 2.
|Jan. 26.||172. Warwick to the Lord Admiral and Cecil.|
|Complains of certain Englishmen, who have taken ships
from hence under licence of M. De Beauvoir, and (using the
writer's name) have asked aid at Portsmouth.—Newhaven,
26 Jan. 1562. Signed.|
Orig., with armorial seal. Add. Endd.: 26 Jan. 1562.
|Jan. 26.||173. Warwick to Cecil.|
|Upon the recommendation of Montgomery and Beauvoir
asks aid for John Gourdon, a French merchant, whose woad,
&c., is stayed in England. Newhaven, 26 Jan. 1562.
Orig. Add. Endd.: 26 Jan. 1562. Pp.2.
|Jan. 26.||174. — to the Provost of Paris.|
|1. Has told Captain Diaize what he was ordered in his
letter, who is assured that the Provost has not such an opinion
of him, as he hopes to make him understand when he dines
with him to-morrow. When the Ambassador had audience,
eight days ago, the Queen told him that the Provost had
answered very haughtily; and that when a person saw paper
he did not care, but when he saw the sword he began to fear.
Her Majesty did not believe that he had ever thought of such
an act, but that D'Anville might have done it for his sake.
The Gascon and the Provost's little barber were taken five or
six days after him at the Mayor's door. D'Anville lies sick
in the Tower. They expect N. to-morrow or Thursday.
M. L. advises that the Provost should confess the truth, for
they think to put the matter on religious grounds, which is
the cause of the rigour with which he has been treated.
Mazine does not think that this is done in revenge of what is
|2. André varies very much in his deposition; he has been
so racked that he is half crippled.|
|3. The hostages and his brother desire to be remembered to
him. When the hostages spoke to the Chamberlain, he said
that for twenty years there had never been such an affair.
Hopes that this hot persecution will cool. Has received his
linen, and sends him a bottle of wine and his clothes. The
Provost has not seen the paper in his comfit-box.|
Copy [?]. Endd. by Cecil: 26 Jan. Fr. Pp. 3.
|Jan. 27.||175. Montgomery to the Queen.|
|Desires her to grant the bearer, his servant, who has a
letter of marque against the Portuguese, free access to her
ports in case of bad weather.—Dieppe, 27 Jan. Signed.|
Orig. Endd. Fr. Pp. 2.
|Jan. 27.||176. Montgomery to Lord Robert Dudley.|
|Sends letters from the Princess of Condé and the Admiral,
whom he urges the Queen to help. Money is the principal
sinew of war. The enemy were so thoroughly routed at
Arques that the few that escaped were cut in pieces by the
peasants. If the Queen will let him have a few reinforcements he will be able to execute some enterprises which will
add much so the security of Havre.—Dieppe, 27 Jan. Signed.|
Orig. Add. Fr. Pp. 2.
|Jan. 27.||177. Montgomery to Cecil.|
|Desires him to procure license for a Scotch captain, who has
letters of marque against the Portuguese, to enter the ports
on the English coast.—Dieppe, 27 Jan. Signed.|
Orig. Add. Endd: 26 January 1562. Fr. Pp. 2.
|Jan. 27.||178. Montgomery to Cecil.|
|Begs him to urge the Queen to send succours to the
Admiral. Hearing that she has ordered Captain Rybault
to keep near him, so that in case of necessity he may be able
to escape, he is thankful to her for remembering him, but
has determined to die at his post rather than surrender it,
if she will send him some slight reinforcement.—Dieppe, 27
Orig. Add. Endd. Fr. Pp. 2.
|Jan. 27.||179. Throckmorton to Cecil.|
|1. Arrived at Boulogne on the 26th inst., and came here
next day, with his servants and baggage. Has no letters or
credences from the French King or his mother to the Queen.|
|2. Marshal Vielleville is with the Rhinegrave, and has made a
battery at Tancarville ten days ago. It is not good that the
Queen should loose that place for lack of rescue, which might
be sent from Newhaven. The French Ambassador's steward,
who came from the French Court by post, passed with him
On coming here the writer heard that Tancarville was lost.—
Dover, 27 Jan. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd.: 27 Jan. 1562. Pp. 3.
|Jan. 27.||180.Warwick and Poulet to Lord Robert Dudley and
|1. No more engineers should be sent hither, but pioneers
sufficient to finish the works begun. A plat of the town is
ready to be sent when requested, which might be made of
notable great strength, with full assurance of keeping the
entry of the haven. Enough could be done herein by 2,000
pioneers in two months to make the enemy play for a
summer's work; which being of them won, no more advantage
shall be taken thereof than the ground can supply in its
|2. Captain Clercke has arrived here with 200 soldiers, who
go to Dieppe to-morrow with Beauvoir's bands, and Captain
Sta. Maria's soldiers, and Hamilton's band of Scotch horsemen. They will see by Montgomery's letters enclosed, that
M. Gamache, a Picard, arrived lately at Dieppe with M. Rovrye,
and undertakes with the aid of 2,000 men to have Abbeville
|3. Advices have been given by Beauvoir and Sta. Maria for
taking Honfleur and Estchan [Etretat ?], with the fortifying of
the latter for winning of clear passages to Caen; Sta. Maria says
that these enterprises have been discoursed to the Queen, and
that she is inclined thereunto. Another practice is proffered by
a gentleman here for taking Fecamp, as may appear by his
discourses here enclosed. He thinks to make a rich booty
thereof.— Newhaven, 27 Jan. 1562. Signed.|
|4. P. S.—Encloses a letter from Count Montgomery of his
late exploit at Arques, with other things appertaining to his
Orig., with armorial seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil: 27 Jan.
1562. Pp. 4.
Forbes, ii. 315.
|181.Smith to Cecil.|
|1. Thanks for his two letters of 14th inst. Barlow, who
brought them, was driven to Dunkirk, and so to Gravelines
and Calais. At Boulogne he met Somers, who was waiting
there for the tempest to abate. He did not receive the packet
in consequence thereof till the 22nd inst.|
|2. Has written two letters to the Queen of all that has
passed since Somers' departure. Is glad to hear the manner
of that "propensid" murder, so as to answer any ado of
De Nantouillet's saying. Would gladly have an answer to
his last letters sent by Somers, whether he should press his
demands or not.|
|3. He is glad the treason at Newhaven was discovered. If
he had his wish there should not be a Frenchman in the town;
not only for fear of treason, but for other matters, as Cecil
may perceive by a letter sent from the Spanish Ambassador
to him at Chartres, the copy whereof, with his answer, he
|4. Details his conversation with M. De Seurre respecting
the mission of the Turkish Ambassador to the French Court.|
|5. The surrendering of Tancarville lies still in his stomach.
Wishes to know his opinion of that attempt, whereof he wrote
to the Queen by Francis.|
|6. Has written to the Queen to have some one on the other
side with the Admiral. Wishes him to talk with Throck-
morton, and not stick for allowance in time of service. There
is nothing more necessary now.|
|7. Since he came to Paris he hears M. D'Anville is to go to
England with certain agreements of Condé. Before making
any answer, it were reason that he should speak with the
Prince, and commune with him apart, to know whether it
is his hand and agreement that they bring, and whether it
is by compulsion, he being a prisoner. This is but to espy
what power he has ready; for he should go from thence into
Scotland to kindle some new practice there to the detriment
of England, and such noblemen of Scotland as favour the
religion and would continue the amity between Scotland and
England. Because they cannot bring this to pass, (because
the Duke of Châtellerault will not break,) they are in a rage.
D'Anville will ask for a passport to go to Scotland, and that is
|8. The coming of Dehaye or Deese (the Almain belonging
to D'Anville) into England is suspected by many here who
favour the religion, that it is for no good. D'Anville is taken
here to be one of the most perverted men, and the greatest
enemy to religion. The Prince is in his custody, so therefore
the Queen must talk with him as one whom the Guisians
reckon upon most sure to their faction, and they of the religion
most abhor and suspect.|
|9. At present the Guisian camp is at Beaugency, the
Admiral's camp is at Jargeau. The Queen's departure with
the King is interpreted either to make peace, or else encou-
rage the Guisians who are now faint-hearted, or to make a
start to Amboise to see her children, the Duke of Anjou and
Madame Margaret. The Queen Mother would rather abide
by anything than have the Queen or her ministers inter-
meddle.—Paris, 27 Jan. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Add. Endd: 27 Jan. Pp. 6.
|Jan. 28.||182. Clough to Cecil.|
|1. In his last letter of the 24th inst. he wrote of what he
had done at "Acone" [Aix la Chapelle], and that he had re-
ceived Cecil's letter of the 16th inst. and a packet to Knolles,
which he has sent by the post. Touching Cecil's gallery, he
has spoken with the mason, and sends back the old pattern
for Cecil to confer with his mason at home, so he may show
the whole ground how the gallery shall stand. The mason's
advice is that the pillars should be made of one stone, and
the arches accordingly, either antique or modern. As he
hears from Cecil so he will proceed therein.|
|2. The Italians make much ado about the ship of alum that
is taken, as if the Englishmen were the cause thereof, who
are now at Brussels. English ships shall be arrested at their
coming here in consequence thereof.|
|3. A French nobleman has been here, called Conté de
Martyne, but a commission came from the Court for him to
avoid the town and all the King's dominions; so he has gone
|4. The King will leave Spain about the middle of April,
and all the ships are arrested in Spain for that purpose.
They are making at Africa 110 foists and galleys, not only
for men, but for horses.— Antwerp, 28 Jan. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd.: 28 Jan. 1562. Pp. 4.
|Jan. 28.||183. Clough to Challoner.|
|1. Sent with his last letter of the 9th inst, the first bill
of exchange of 740 ducats payable to Challoner at Madrid,
the last of February, by Spinolo, for 225l. 7s. 8d. delivered
here at seventy-three pence per ducat, which make, as
before, 740 ducats. Has received bills of exchange from
England for 300l. sterling, which in Flemish is 339l. 3s. 4d.,
whereof he paid unto certain upon the bills in net 114l.;
made by this bill 225l. 1s. 8d., making a total of 339l. 1s. 8d.,
which is his whole money. Has made over certain money to
|2. Sends these letters by a new order, in consequence of
divers of them being kept from Challoner. Does not doubt
but these will come safely, because the Queen's packet is
therein, and he also sends the second bill of the 740 ducats.|
|3. It is said there has been another battle in France, and
that the Duke of Guise's power was overthrown, and that
he fled with fourteen horses. The English are still in Newhaven and intend to keep it. Some men here are in doubt
that King Philip will fall out with England; the cause being
there is a Frenchman named De Clerke, of Newhaven, who is
now upon the seas, and has taken many ships, both Spanish,
Bretons, and a ship with alum. They say, because he is
of Newhaven, he is put to work by the English, which is
false.—Antwerp, 28 January 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Challoner: 28 Jan. 1562.
Received at Madrid, 12 March, by a courier of Flanders from
Burgos. Pp. 3.
|Jan. 29.||184.The Count Palatine to the Queen.|
|1. Hoped that when her orators came to Frankfort and
declared their message to the Emperor and the Princes there
assembled, the Princes of the religion would have consulted
together as to what were best to be done. However they
were too much occupied with other matters of importance
to the empire. Cannot sufficiently praise her desire to help
the Church, and hopes that the assistance of the Germans will
not be wanting for those who fight against the Papal tyranny.|
|2. The other remedy which she proposes requires the consideration of all, or at least of the principal Princes of the
religion; he would however certainly give his consent to it;
and promises to promote it in any assembly of the Prince.
—Deuxponts, 29 January 1563. Signed: Wolfgang.|
Orig. Add. Endd.: 29 Jan. 1562 [?] by Mr. Knolles.
Forbes, ii. 319.
|185.The Admiral of France to the Queen.|
|1. Has determined to-day to take the reiters into Nor-
mandy, where he has promised that by the Queen's assistance
they shall receive their pay. Has made them leave their
heavy baggage in this town, so that they will be near Havre
by 12th Feb. at the latest. Trusts that when there they will
receive the three months' pay due to them, after the rate of
120,000 livres each month. Condé still bears himself with
constancy in his captivity. The enemy report that they are
coming to besiege the town. Has left D'Andelot to guard
the place. Are advertised from Lyons by M. De Soubize
that the Baron Des Adrets, having conspired to admit the
troops of M. De Nemours into Romans, in Dauphiné, was
prevented by M. De Mouvans and the nobility of the
country, who have seized him and sent him to Valence,
whence he is to be brought before the Cardinal of Châtillon
and M. De Crussol in order to be punished as an example
to deserters. M. De Nemours, seeing that his design had
failed and that a good many of the garrison had gone out of
Lyons to obtain provisions, attempted to take the town by
escalade, but was repulsed with great loss. It is provided
with stores for three months.|
|2. M. De Guise has caused a letter to be written (signed
by the King, the Queen Mother, and several Princes) addressed
to the Princes of the Empire; and another to the Marshal
of Hesse and the rit-meisters, (which also he has compelled
the Princes being under age to sign), declaring the whole
of this company rebels. Desires her to give credence to
MM. le Vidame, Briquemault, De la Haye, and the bearer.
—Orleans, 29 Jan. 1562. Signed.|
Orig., entirely in cipher, deciphered. Add. Endd. Fr.
|Jan. 29.||186.Montgomery to Lord Robert Dudley.|
|Begs that he will assist him in procuring money for the
pay of his soldiers for one month. Since the defeat at
Arques there do not remain more than twenty or thirty men
in that place, Some cavalry whom he sent out have taken
the castle of Monceau, six or seven leagues from this place,
belonging to the Duke De Nevers, and cut in pieces the
garrison. On their return they fell in with a company of
foot, whom they routed, and whose ensign they carried off.
Whereas it is said he has received 3,000 crowns, he has not
had more than 1,500, and 500 given to the soldiers. Unless
he gives his soldiers pay for the next month he does not see
how he can keep them from going away.—Dieppe, 29 Jan.
Orig. Add. Endd.: 29 Jan. 1562. Fr. Pp. 2.
|Jan. 29.||187. Challoner to Sir John Mason.|
|1. Has already answered his of 21 Nov., received here on
the 6th inst.|
|2. Complains that the postmasters have of late used him
lewdly. Notwithstanding their promises he has stricken up
four months upon a new score without any letter received
forth of England, save from Mason and Farnham, so has been
fain to leave things imperfect touching the further prosecution
of his charge. The King has despatched the Duke of Alva's
bastard son, Don Ferdinando, one of the two Great Priors
of St. John's order, to take charge of the Spaniards serving
in France, and of the treble which out of hand from hence
and other parts shall be added, with money and promise of
assistance for repression of the Condéans. The Cortes of
Castile shall shortly be summoned, chiefly for the King's
pecuniary demands. About May the King will take his
journey towards Moncon. The Prince of Spain now waxes
bonito, disposed to be fat, but will never be so tall as his
father, much curious in his demands, and of a good wit,
but otherwise utterly unbookish. From the Indies a bulk
of treasure is daily looked for, the treble of that that any
fleet these six years brought. Begs him to solicit his return.
Never a year here stands him in less detriment than all the
reward he hopes for will be worth. But that were not so
much to be forced of as other decays touching store gotten in
youth, not without shame and want to be "sparcled" in age.
Has tasted a piece of these Spanish "reumadizos," whereof
no small number have died in this realm, more in Portugal,
but most in Italy, much like to a popular plague by thousands.
—Madrid, 29 January.|
Copy. Endd. by Challoner: 30 Jan. [sic] 1563. Pp. 3.
|Jan. 29.||188.Antonio Dati to Thomas Wilson.|
|Has written by means of George, but has had no answer.
—Florence, 29 Jan. Signed.|
Orig. Hol. Add.: To Wilson, at Pisa. Endd. Ital.
|Jan. 9.||189. Intelligences from Venice.|
|1. Cracow, 8 Jan. Intelligences respecting the affairs of
Poland, Prussia, and Livonia.|
|2. Rome, 22 Jan. Affairs of the Council of Trent. Movements in the Papal Court. Intelligence from Sicily.|
Endd.: From Venice, 29 Jan. 1563. Ital. Pp. 3.
|Jan. 30.||190. Challoner to the Queen.|
|1. Wrote to her on the 20th Dec. by Henry King; since
which time news have been brought of the battle at Dreux.
As soon as certain word was brought of the victory, straight
procession was made within the King's palace, and all the
bells of this town were rung. Here a fly bruit came of the
battle almost three weeks before the report.—Madrid, 2 Jan.
|2. P. S.— Hitherto is the copy of his last, sent by the
ordinary post of Flanders. If he heard oftener from home,
could do her better service.|
|3. Notwithstanding many parlances in France, the Admiral
and the rest reinforce themselves, like men who look for further
succour from other parties. The King here has despatched
Don Fernando de Toledo, (the Duke of Alva's bastard son,
one of the Grand Priors of the order of St. John in Castile),
to the French Court, for the purpose of dishorting the French
King and the Queen Mother from according with the Condéans,
promising larger assistance out of hand; and also to take
charge of the Spaniards serving in France, which the King has
promised to the number of 8,000. Understands that the Con-
stable is like to die of his hurt, being fed only with liquid
things, his jawbone being broken. If he die, his nephews
the Châtillons will trust the Guisians still less. Here is
earnest means for the amassing of money from all parts.
The first of next month in this town the Courts of Castile
shall be kept; they chiefly concern the King's demands for
a pecuniary contribution, which will amount to a great sum.
Immediately after Easter he intends to make towards
Aragon, to keep the Courts there, where likewise he looks to
receive a great portion. His Indian fleet is now daily looked
for with a bulk of treasure, they speak of 6,000,000. Trusts
ere long to receive some answer to his letter of the 20th
ult., as by the alteration of accidents since the date of her
letter of the 11th Oct. he understands not fully to what
scope he may lean. Has passed two years space here and in
Flanders, and has been all this winter sick, and therefore
he humbly begs for his revocation.|
|4. P.S.— This morning a courier out of France reported that
the Constable is like to escape of his hurt; that the Admiral
is strongly reinforced, and that the Cardinal of Châtillon
and M. De Cursolles have in Languedoc and Provence raised
a new power of 6,000 men, and for their entertainment have
seized upon the King's rents and finances to the sum of
400,000 francs.—Madrid, 30 Jan. 1563. Signed.|
Orig. Add. Endd.: 30 Jan. 1562. Pp. 4.
|Jan. 30.||191. The Queen to Warwick.|
|Requests him to cause Francis le Clerk to restore a ship
of Antwerp called Le Petit Abraham belonging to Christopher
Pruen; together with all her lading, to an ounce.|
Draft, corrected by Cecil. Endd.: 30 Jan. 1562. Pp. 3.
|Jan. 30.||192. Montgomery to Cecil.|
|Begs him to ask the Queen to send money for the pay of
his troops, he having received only 1,500 crowns, not sufficient
for six companies of foot and 200 horse. Has received 500
crowns more from M. D'Orsay. Has been two months in this
place with his men.— Dieppe, 30 Jan. Signed.|
Orig. Add. Endd.: 30 Jan. 1562. Fr. Pp.2.
|Jan. 30.||193. Henry Knollys to Cecil.|
|Since his letter of the 20th, they have made such speed
that this night they arrived in Antwerp. Understanding
by Clough and Gresham that the Queen's packet is sent on
to Strasburg, he will stay here for a few days until he can
hear her pleasure. Touching Cecil's son and Windebank,
if his journey shall be unto such places that he has already
seen, Knollys will not require the satisfying of his own
appetitte. Desires him to send Mr. Manley, as he is obliged
to restore home a man of Sir Thomas Wrothe.—Antwerp,
30 Jan. Signed.|
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd.: 30 Jan. 1562. Pp. 3.
|Jan. 30.||194. Advices from Italy.|
|1. Trent, 11 Jan. Great triumphs have been made for the
victory of the Huguenots, and the Cardinal of Lorraine had
a Mass sung; after which the Archbishop of Metz made an
oration declaring the lamentable affliction of France. The next
day the Bishop of Meaux sang a solemn Mass for the souls of
such as were slain on the Catholic side.|
|2. Representations to the Council from the Ambassadors
of the Emperor and of France. Intelligences from Ferrara;
from Rome, 16th Jan.; from Genoa, 15th Jan.; and from
Constantinople, 17th Jan. Pp. 5.|
|Jan. 30.||195. Advices from Italy.|
|1. Genoa, 23 Jan. Inquirers in Spain respecting coiners.
Shipping intelligence and news from France.|
|2. Trent, 29 Jan. Disputes about residence, and movements
of various personages.|
|3. Rome, Jan. 30. Yesterday was a consistory. The Pope
is unwell. Cardinal Visconte has returned to Trent with the
Pope's resolution. Disputes on presidency between the Princes
of Florence and Parma.|
Orig. Endd. Ital. Pp. 4.
|Jan. 31.||196. Randolph to Cecil.|
|1. Received with his of the 14th inst. a letter from the
Queen unto this Queen, which he presented on her recovery
from her sickness, which was nothing but a will she had to keep
her bed for five or six days after the journey at Castle Campbell.
She required him to write to the Queen to be excused for a
few days that she wrote not. If the matters be of importance,
Lethington is to have that journey. Has written to the Queen
what he knows.|
|2. Things are as he before wrote, in peace. The Queen
much laments the state of France, and fears the success of
her uncle's enterprises. Has declared the Queen's proceedings
in France from the beginning, what pains she took to quiet
it, and to accord the Prince and the Duke, wherein she
thought to do as godly Princes ought in defence of God's
cause and His Word. She answered that if her uncles could
persuade themselves that that which the Prince defends were
either the pure Word of God, or that their own were not a
better religion than what the Protestants profess, they would
as willingly adventure their bodies for that as they now do
for the other.|
|3. Yesterday the 30th inst. there departed by sea a servant
of hers into Flanders to pass into France. She took it unkindly that her letters, taken upon a servant of the Bishop
of Ross, were taken from him and sent to the Court. She
said they contained no matters of importance; but whereas
the Bishop is like to die of the stone, having sent into
France for a surgeon, much time is now lost, and he in
danger of his life. Tempered the matter with good words,
and thought her well pleased.|
|4. It is here well known what is become of the Earl of
Bothwell, but over much feared of some that the favour
that he shall receive from the Queen either by good treatment where he is, or by suit made for him, will be much
more than shall be worthily bestowed upon such an enemy as
he has been unto her.|
|5. Has conferred here with James Macconel, and found him
well affectioned, and against no man sooner than Shane O'Neal.
He is greatly grieved with the slaughter of his two kinsmen,
Alester Macranalde Boye and Gelaspicke his brother. He
said that the Lord Deputy intends to see it punished, and
that Mr. Bruerton is determined to take the sea. Because
the Earl of Argyll will be here in a day or two, he desires
that they may farther commune together.|
|6. There arrived here upon Saturday Angelo Manello, an
Italian, and in his company a servant of the Lord Admiral.|
|7. There being divers gentlemen that are ashamed to lie
still, knowing what there is ado in France, asks Cecil that
they may be employed as the Queen wills.—Edinburgh, last
Jan. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd.: Ult. Jan. 1562. Pp. 4.
|Jan. 31.||197. Randolph to Cecil.|
|There arrived here on Tuesday last the bearer, Wm. Pertrige, with letters from the Queen to this Queen on his suit
for a ship taken in the waters of the King of Denmark.
Details of the progress of the same suit.—Edinburgh, last Jan.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd.: Ult. Jan. 1562. Pp. 3.
|Jan. 31.||198. Montgomery to Warwick.|
|As several opportunities of doing good service have presented themselves, he sends M. D'Orsay [Horsey], who will
inform him of the particulars.—Dieppe, 31 Jan. Signed.|
Orig. Add. Endd.: 31 Jan. 1562. Fr. Pp. 2.
|Jan. 31.||199. The Rhinegrave to Warwick.|
|1. Captain Villebon having gone out with some soldiers, was
wounded and taken into Havre, where he has experienced rude
treatment from some Frenchmen. Desires him to act towards
the prisoner as he would have any of his own men treated.—
Rouen, 31 Jan. 1562. Signed.|
|2. P. S.—Yesterday there came news that the Queen had
sent for the Marshal De Vielleville to a conference, so there is
some chance of a pacification.|
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. Fr. Pp. 2.
|Jan. 31.||200. The Countess of Feria to Challoner.|
|Thanks him for his friendly care and memory to her lord
and herself. Is sorry that this busy time of trouble has caused
her to lose the benefit of harbouring him in "this simple lodge,"
but trusts that he will not forget his promise to the Count
and her. Of the Queen's good recovery she is most joyful.
"Lorence doth kiss your Lordship's hands, and saith he hath
not forgetten you yet." Has been sore vexed of late with this
common rheum and cough, as all her folk have been likewise.
—Cafra, the last of January 1563. Signed.|
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Challoner: Received 8 Feb.
by the hands of a servant of Don Pedro De Avila. Pp. 3.
|Jan. 31.||201. Challoner to Cuerton.|
|In the matter of the wools, has not failed to solicit the
Council. Purposes ere long to send one of his folk into England, by whom he will write him more at large.—Madrid, last
of January 1563.|
Copy. Endd. by Challoner: 30 Jan. 1563. Pp. 2.
|Jan. 31.||202. — to the Provost of Paris.|
|1. Saw M. L. yesterday, who told him that the Queen had
informed him by one of her secretaries, that she and her
Council had determined to send the Provost to the Tower,
and not to treat him so well as had been done hitherto,
because he had answered so disdainfully; and that he [the
Provost] had told them that he would not answer them;
not because he despised them for judges, but for other reasons.
M. L. asked the secretary to desire the Queen to wait, as he
would soon have news from the King, when he would satisfy
her that he was not in the wrong.|
|2. Supped last night with " M. De Moy," who told him
how desirous he was to be of service to the Provost. He
told him that he could serve him in the following way,
which he promised to do; viz., according to the treaty,
hostages are not to be kept here more than three months,
whereas he had been kept six, which was the time that
he promised the Queen; and therefore desired him to
write to the Queen for leave for the Provost to go away,
(which he promised to do,) in which case he would use
diligence to send the hostage who should come in his place;
and that he had letters from the Queen Mother to the Queen
begging that he might be sent back, together with the
depositions and charges against him, when she would cause
justice to be done. Desires him to make a mark on his
answer, if he has received the letter which he sent yesterday.|
Copy. Endd. by Cecil: 31 Jan. 1562. Provost of Paris.
And by another hand: Letters of the Provost of Paris, being
at Mr. Chester's house. Fr. Pp. 2.
|[Jan.]||203. [— to the Provost of Paris.]|
|Sent him yesterday a letter in the neck of a bottle, which
is there still. Is astonished that Marc did not find out
what he [the writer] sent, as quickly as he did that which
was sent to him. Captain Diaz does not send anything to
him, and leaves to-morrow for France, where he can do better
service than here, being so well instructed. It is possible
that this venture may turn out very well for them, from
what may happen hereafter. Sends his wine. Is sorry that
he is obliged to remain indoors, as he dares not present himself in his present state to those with whom they have to do
for his service. When he is certain that he has received this
present letter he will write again.|
Fragment Endd.: This copy Mr. Alderman Chester
brought to your honour. Fr. Pp. 2.
|[Jan.]||204. The Provost of Paris to —.|
|Will answer his letter fully to-morrow, but fears that they
pretend not to know anything in order to see his answer.
Desires him to write a letter asking him to send a shirt, or
some such thing, and to write between the lines with the
juice of an onion; when it is dry there will be no mark,
but when he gets it he will warm it and read all. Will
answer him in the same way. Let him send his letter sealed
that the writer may perceive whether it has been opened.|
Orig. Endd. by Cecil. Fr. Pp. 2.
|[Jan.]||205. The Provost of Paris to —.|
|Has received his two last, but has found nothing in the
"dragee." Is vexed that he has not seen C. D., to whom he
desires to be remembered. "The gentleman here" has told
him that Throckmorton is coming in company with a Frenchman from the King, and will be here this evening or tomorrow, and will see into this matter before going. The
report of the battle is bad; asks him to send what he known
about it. He is to tell L. that the Council will be here again
to-morrow, but he has determined not to open his mouth
till A. has returned. Recommends D. to him. The little page
could do much if he would. He may take the breeches of frieze.
The H. is not as he has written. Asks him to send some
money to D. who is ill and should see a doctor. Asks to be
informed when A. arrives.|
Orig. Endd. by Cecil: Provost of Paris. Fr. Pp. 2.
|[Jan.]||206. The Provost of Paris to —.|
|Asks for news of L. and of the pursuivant; and whether
the wind has been fair for A. R., and when he returns, and
also whether be has done anything with respect to Samcottz's
son; as he directed him for D. He can send his answer in
the lining of his breeches, which he will send for on Tuesday.
He is not to fail to feast him and make him drink, and when
he asks for them to tell him some falsehoods. The writer asks
that he may be informed of the return of A. R.|
Orig. [?] Endd.: Le Provost; per Chester. Fr. Pp. 2.
|[Jan.]||207. The Provost of Paris to Marchant.|
|1. Desires him to tell M. [?] that he has only commission
to speak to the Queen, but not to commit anything to writing.
Has been considering whether he should demand an audience
or not. It only remains with M. De Paz [?] that he has
not . . . . several things. Desires to be remembered
to his brother.|
|2. This little "Forges" who goes to the Tower will say
plenty of things about C. . . . . The writer trusts in the
person addressed. Desires to be remembered to C. D'I. if he
has not started. Does not know why they have taken Le
Gas sur Le Barbre [?], but it is a folly.|
|3. P. S.— Has any one written to him from France ?|
Orig. Hol., injured by damp. Add.: N. Marchant. P. 1.
|[Jan.]||208. — to the Provost of Paris.|
|Has received his letter. L. thinks that if anyone comes to
M. he should continue to refuse to reply until the coming
of . . . . . . He is a scoundrel who has done him
this injury and caused him to draw his sword. He boasts
that he will not cease to pursue him until he has taken
his life. Captain Diaze started to-day at 4 o'clock, who
will explain the matter to the Queen Mother and beg her
to send another hostage, and ask the Queen to send him
over to France with such charge and information that they
may be able to judge of him. There is here a gentleman
of Lord Robert, who has a brother prisoner in the hands of
M. D'Anville who has promised to do what he could with
Lord Robert for him in the hope that the courtesy might
be returned on his brother. If M. D'Anville had not had
the said prisoner, Captain Diaze would have been arrested
here. They have sent the Viscount with him, in order that
he may report what he has promised to do for [the Provest].
The rumour of the battle is false, . . . . will bring him
a packet to-morrow evening. His brother sleeps in his bed.
Mons. L. M. bears the expenses. He has not returned the paper.|
Copy. Fr. P. 1. (fn. 1)
|Jan.]||209. The Provost of Paris to—.|
|Changes his lodging, and goes this evening to Mr. Hanet's
[Danet] house. Has received his letter. That of the
"Dragee" has been burnt, without being noticed. Desires
him to send the contents. Is sorry that C. D. is gone without leaving him any letters. Desires him to tell L. that he
will tell the Council that when he has leave from the King
to speak he will satisfy the Queen in all particulars of this
matter. As he advertises him that "he" intends to murder
him, the writer, he hopes that he will be preserved. He
means to deal with him in the Italian fashion. Asks him to
desire M. De Paz [?] to remember his friends.|
Copy. Endd. by Cecil: Provost of Paris. Fr. P. 1. (fn. 2)
|[Jan.?]||210. Scottish Prisoners in England.|
|The names of certain Scottish prisoners detained in
England, among whom occur the sons of the Earls Marshal
and Errol, and Lord Gray and others; with notes by Cecil
respecting the persons with whom they are placed, etc.|
Orig. Endd. by Cecil. Pp. 2.