|August 16.||2431. Parliament held at Edinburgh.|
|Summary of the Acts of forfeiture passed against the
adherents of Queen Mary; also penalties enacted against
those who do not attend the kirk. List of the Hamiltons
and others who have forfeited their lands and goods.|
Endd. Pp. 3.
|August 17.||2432. Christopher Mundt to Cecil.|
|1. Many soldiers daily pass out of Lorraine and France
for the Prince of Orange. The Prince is determined to march
over the Rhine on the 20th inst. with 6,000 horsemen and
four regiments of foot, besides the Lorrainers and Gascons,
who are all gunners. If Orange were not maintained of
other Princes and friends he were not able to do anything.
The German Princes be greatly offended with the Spanish
cruelty and superstition. Soldiers who would go to serve
Orange be apprehended in the Archduke Ferdinand's and
his friends' countries.|
|2. The Emperor has sent into Spain for his two sons, but
the King has made no answer to his request. The Duke of
Bipont has sent to Mundt to offer to the Queen 2,000 horsemen and forty ensigns of footmen, and likewise forty great
cannon if she will pay for the same what they have cost him.
Has advised him to send an agent to Her Majesty. It is
like that all the Princes Protestant must join together if
they would conserve their religion, estates, and dignity,
wherein England should be their principal fundament.|
|3. P.S.—Would be glad of an ambling gelding if it could
be brought safely. Remembers that the harness that five
years ago he had made for Mr. Thomas Cecil was stayed.
The Dutch soldiers steal and rob no less than the Spaniards.|
On a separate sheet of paper. Add. Endd., with seal.
|August 18.||2433. Lord Scrope to [Forster].|
|Has received his together with a copy of the Queen's
letter, whereby he perceives her pleasure is for certain service
that he [Forster] should give his aid and advice. Desires
if there is any disorder, as they shall think necessary that
with all their forces they shall meet to reform, or otherwise
by some of these Borderers in secret manner to have met
with, that he will advertise him thereof (sic). He will not fail
to meet him, and will be ready to give oversight to these
Borderers to annoy in secret any such offenders as he shall
make known to him.—Carlisle, 18 August 1568. Signed.|
|August 20.||2434. The Regent Murray to Cecil.|
|Letter of credit for Mr. John Wood. — Edinburgh,
20 August 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd. P. ¼.
|August 20.||2435. The Duke of Alva to the Queen.|
|The bearer, Don Garan De Espes, being appointed Ambassador resident at her Court for the King of Spain, he has
desired him to inform her of the events which have happened
here.—Bois le Duc, 20 August 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd. Armorial seal. Fr. Broadside.
|August 20.||2436. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.|
|1. On the 19th inst. the same man who gave him first
notice of the conspiracy met him secretly again, and declared
that the Cardinal of Lorraine understanding of the convention
that shall be held on the Borders of England and Scotland,
had moved the King to send one expressly to let that nothing
be done in prejudice of the Queen of Scots; albeit this is
not the only cause of his coming, having to communicate
with such as have intelligence with the Pope, unto whom he
brings particular letters from the King and the Cardinal.
He does not carry himself the said letters, fearing to be
searched. He is named Monsr. De Mande, Prothonotary to
the Cardinal, who aforetime had charge at Rome for the
King, and now serves for agent under the Pope's Nuncio.
Is willed to advertise her in no case to permit this Prothonotary to negotiate in the said affairs.|
|2. Had delivered from Menillie the discourse which he
sends, being taken to him by the Cardinal of Chatillon to
be sent, and also an intercepted letter. There are great
cruelties shown against the Protestants.—Paris, 20 August
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2.
|August 20.||2437. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.|
|1. Sends the copy of a letter sent by the agent of the
Cardinal De Crequi to his master, wherein he bewrays part
of their designs and discovers their secrets.|
|2. There has been an oath ministered to all the learned
in Paris, the copy whereof he sends, which has chased hence
a great sort of good students and "exquisite" persons. Wish
that M. De Mande's servant at his coming to Dover may be
searched, as he is laden with letters of great importance.
Captain De la Garde will not let the English prisoners at
Marseilles go without ransom. Intends earnestly to urge
for their delivery.—Paris, 20 August 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 1¼.
|August 9.||2438. The Agent of the Cardinal De Crequi to his Master.|
|1. Hopes to be able to accomplish his charge within the
next week. The Court is so occupied that private matters
are much deferred.|
|2. Yesterday being with a certain nobleman about his
business, he was informed by him that a dispatch had been
sent to the Marshal De Cosse directing him to tell the
nobility of Picardy who professed the new religion, and
amongst others certain enemies of the Cardinal's house, that
the King desired to maintain them in the exercise of their
religion and that he considered them to be good and loyal
subjects, and what he was now doing was only to secure
himself against the inhabitants of certain insolent and
seditious towns; and having established quiet he intended
to favour the nobility of either religion equally, causing them
to live in union under the authority of his Edicts. For this
purpose letters were to be sent to certain persons, a list of
whom he encloses. Lest the loyal Catholic subjects of the
King might be discouraged, the nobleman charged the writer
to tell further of the intentions of their Majesties, which
the Cardinal is only to communicate to those who are discreet,
which is to take care that all the power should remain with
the King, and to deprive the Huguenots of the means of
assembling themselves; and having reduced them to this
point to totally exterminate the vermin, who are hostile to
God, the King, and the State. In the meanwhile (which
cannot be longer than till the end of this month) they have
sent into every province to amuse and lull to sleep those of
the religion, so that some have even come here.|
|3. After dinner the said nobleman complained that there
were certain persons in the Court who secretly hindered all
good and righteous enterprises, but for whose dissimulations
the whole kingdom would have been reduced to obedience
more than a month ago; but they were known and watched
and had not the credit that they imagined they had. The
writer perceived that he was vexed with a speech that the
King had made the day before, praying the Queen Mother
"presque a jointes mains," not to cause war again but to
preserve peace and the Edict, for otherwise the whole of his
kingdom would be destroyed and his people ruined, and on
the Queen Mother's mentioning the rebellion of those of
Rochelle, he replied that they only asked that their ancient
privileges might be observed, and that it was much better to
grant that than to enter into civil war, and as to his nobility
he was sure they would live peaceably if they would only
observe the Edict. The said Queen and many others of high
rank only desire and intend to see the realm in the same
condition that it was in the times of Francis I. and Henry II.,
and wish to make the King understand that that which they
do is solely for the purpose of making him absolute, and
cleansing his realm from the plague with which it is infested.
—Madrid (near Paris), 9 August 1568.|
Copy. Endd. Fr. Pp. 4½. Enclosure.
|2439. Another copy.|
Endd. Fr. Pp. 3½.
|August 20.||2440. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.|
|Desires to be told the truth of certain matters, so that he
may know whether the party who advertised him may be
trusted. The Prince of Conde has augmented his forces, but
has not yet taken arms.—Paris, 20 August. Signed.|
Imperfect. Add. Endd., with seal. P. ½.
|August 20.||2441. Sir Henry Norris to the Earl of Leicester.|
|Marshal Montmorency is very desirous to have answer to
the letter which he wrote to Leicester. The King perceiving
the religion risen in good troops in Provence and Poitou, and
the Prince of Orange to be come to Cologne with 5,000 horse
and 15,000 footmen, has altered his determination for the
siege of Rochelle, minding to send his forces into Burgundy,
fearing lest the Prince of Orange deliver his Almains to
Conde.—Paris, 20 Aug. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 1.
|2442. Rough draft of the first part of the above, with a fragment
of another letter.|
|August 21.||2443. Sir Henry Lee to Cecil.|
|Has held his hand from writing for some time past, because
his place was so well supplied by Mr. Hall. News of the
death of Don Carlos.—Venice, 21 Aug. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 1.
|August 21.||2444. Sir William Drury to Cecil.|
|1. The third day of the Parliament at Edinburgh it was
advertised that the Earl of Huntley was to the number of
2,000 and more, and that he intended to burn St. Johnstone
or Dundee, which he more bruited for colour, to the intent
that he might with less impeachment pass to Glasgow to join
with Argyll and Fleming, who were there with 1,500 men
besieging the castle. This moved them for that time to
dissolve the Parliament, and forthwith to send over 300 into
Fife against Huntley. The next morning being the 20th
came one in great haste from the Tutor of Petticur (who
said) that he had in the night being but 300 given a desperate
adventure upon the Earl, whose people retired without order
to the loss of 140 carriages and as many prisoners, and he
was following on the chase. The Regent has sent to the
Earl of Argyll and the rest that if any of them will come
in and acknowledge the King and his authority, he shall be
received, but if they proceed in their contempt that then it
shall be too late to offer it.|
|2. Lord Herries of late sent letters to Huntley with a
copy of a letter written from the Queen of England purporting
some manner of comfort to the Queen of Scots and her
side, as that this Parliament should not in any way prejudice her or her cause; which letters were intercepted and
brought to the Regent, who, though his adversaries take
great comfort thereat, judges the meaning to be more mild
towards himself than their construction. He has also intercepted letters written from the Queen to divers persons,
wherein she uses good words of comfort to proceed in their
secret purposes against her rebels. He has likewise intercepted
a letter from Mr. John Livingston to his father, who wrote
that the Queen let him see a letter out of France that the
King would relieve her with 6,000 Frenchmen. This may
be accounted for a vain thing; but what the Regent has
most care of is, that George Douglas has taken up 1,000
Frenchmen to be paid out of the Queen's dowry, and means to
conduct them hither about the middle or end of next month
with the Duke himself; and this the Regent makes great
care of, for though the money and men be appointed by the
French, yet they may avoid it; as that it were not their
intention to assist directly with money or men, but to give
her her dowry, which they cannot deny, and as for the men
they will not restrain them from seeking their adventure at
foreign charges. Has received the Queen and the Lord's
letters for the conservation of the Borders, and warrant to
recover amends for the losses. Is watchful to hearken where
the next raid shall light, which if his "spiall" do not greatly
deceive him he will be quittance with many of them. Has
lack of money to imprest the soldiers lying in the country.
—Berwick, 21 Aug. 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd. Pp. 3¼.
|August 22.||2445. The Queen to the Duchess of Feria.|
|Although such length of time has passed since she heard
from her that she might think her very forgetful of her natural
duty, yet her cousin William Harrington bringing her letter
and certain good tokens of her well meaning, she could not
but thankfully receive them. Had intended to have accounted
her as a stranger and forgetful subject, which meaning she is
now content to change. Very well likes and allows of the
Endd.: 21 August 1568. Draft corrected by Cecil. P. 1.
|2446. Fair draft of the above.—Signed by the Queen's Majesty
thus: Your Sovereign and friend Elizabeth R. Dated 22
Endd. P. 1.
|August 22.||2447. Lord Scrope to [Cecil].|
|1. Has received the Council's letters for the apprehension of
Francis Dacres and divers his assistants in the riot by them
committed at the last assize. Has given order for the meeting
with most of them. Will send up as many as shall be thought
meet.—Carlisle, 22 Aug. 1568. Signed.|
|2. P.S.—Cannot yet meet with Francis Dacres.|
|August .||2448. Sir William Drury to Cecil.|
|Since sealing up his packet has received this letter from
the Regent, and according to the contents has advertised
Scrope and Forster.—Berwick. "The same date that my
other letters in the packet have." Signed.|
Add. Endd.: 22 Aug. 1568. P. ¼.
|August 21.||2449. The Regent Murray to Drury.|
|The Laird of Ferniehurst has looked continually upon the
14th, 15th, and 16th inst., when the Queen should be conveyed
privily to his house forth of Bolton by means of some Englishmen. Doubts not but that the Queen of England would be
most highly offended to receive such an injury in such a
manner.—Edinburgh, 21 August 1568. Signed.|
Orig. Add. Endd. P. ½. Enclosure.
|August 22.||2450. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.|
|Recommends the bearer, who is compelled to fly his country
on account of religion, as one very skilful in all kinds of
instruments for the mathematics.—Paris, 22 Aug. 1568.
Add. Endd. P. ¼.
|August 23.||2451. The Prince of Conde to Charles IX.|
|Complains of the outrages and oppressions inflicted on
those of the reformed religion, which they have borne
patiently hoping to get some relief in time. Does not blame
the King for this as he has shown both by his dispatches
and also by the language used towards the Queen Mother
how odious the renewal of these troubles is to him. They
impute the cause of this to the Cardinal of Lorraine and
his adherents, by whose practices and secret intelligence
with Spain these divisions between his subjects have lasted
for six years. As they have returned unarmed to their
houses relying on the King's sole promise, he asks whether
it shall be said that the King's faith was used merely for
a snare in order to assassinate his most obedient subjects.
Complains that after being compelled to go from house to
house with their wives and children, when they have at last
retired to this place on the confines of France, spies have
been sent to note the height of the walls, and find means to
surprise them. How can they be taken for true subjects
who have always affected his crown to divide it with
strangers, and who maintain against all truth that they are
descended from the legitimate Kings of France, whose crown
has been usurped by the King's predecessors from their
ancestors. Declares that their only desire is to live in peace
and observe his Edicts and ordinances.—Noyers, 23 August
Copy. Fr. Pp. 4.
|2452. Another copy.|
Endd. Fr. Pp. 3.
|August 23.||2453. Instructions for Lord Hunsdon.|
|Directions for his guidance in his charge as Governor of
Berwick as to appointing officers, holding musters, and
viewing munitions and ordnance, and causing perfect books
to be made of the same. Also for filling up such of the
pensions as become void with the old crew of horsemen being
unable to serve.|
Draft, corrected by Cecil. Endd. Pp. 5.
|August 23.||2454. Instructions for Lord Hunsdon.|
|Directions for his guidance in the office of Warden of the
East Marches. He is to confer with the other Wardens and
view the state of his charge. To see to the reparation of
different castles, and to put in execution the statute for
enclosures, and to prevent the conveyance of horses out of
the realm. He may levy 100 horsemen, whereof fifty might
Draft corrected by Cecil. Endd. Pp. 4¼.
|August 23.||2455. Charges at Berwick.|
|Rough notes of the charges at Berwick at different periods
from the time of Henry VIII. to 23 August 1568.|
In Cecil's writing. Pp. 2.
|August 24.||2456. The Queen to Valentine Browne.|
|Authorising him to disburse certain extraordinary charges
likely to ensue by the employment of some numbers of
horsemen on the frontiers, upon the warrant in writing of
Lord Hunsdon.—24 Aug.|
Draft, corrected by Cecil. Endd. P. 1.
|August 24.||2457. The Queen to Drury.|
|Discharges him from the government of Berwick.—
24 August 1568.|
Draft in Cecil's writing. P. 1.
|August 24.||2458. The Queen to Sir Henry Percy.|
|Directs him together with Sir John Forster to assist Lord
Hunsdon at such time as he shall signify unto them to understand the condition and perfect state of the Borders.|
Draft corrected by Cecil. Endd.: "The like to Sir John
Forster." P. 1.
|August 25.||2459. The Magistrates of Dantzick to Queen Elizabeth,|
|Have received her letter of July 3rd, demanding the
restitution of the ships and goods of certain of her subjects
which they lost on their voyage towards Narva, which they
affirm they had nothing to do with, and refer her to the King
of Poland for redress. As to the other matter, certain ships
of their townsmen being detained in England the men desired
to stay certain English ships, which they could not refuse.
Desire that their own ships and goods may be restored.—
Dantzick, 25 Aug. 1568.|
Add. Endd. Lat. Pp. 3.
|August 25.||2460. The Regent Murray to the Queen.|
|The other party having taken arms of determinate purpose
to have repaired towards Edinburgh if they found themselves
of [sufficient] power, they thought it good to proceed to the
forfeiture of certain who of late have been the authors of
the renewing of hostility; delaying that process against the
remainder, especially them in the degree of nobility, to the end
that they or their kinsmen might have time to procure
pardon upon their submission and acknowledging of their
former offences. Understands that it is her pleasure that
some of this State should repair to Richmond. Minds to
keep the tryst himself against the 10th September.—Edinburgh, 25 August 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 1½.
|August 25.||2461. The Regent Murray to Cecil.|
|Has written to the Queen of England. Desires him
according to his accustomed goodwill, to give good advice
that she accept not the same letter in evil part.—Edinburgh,
25 August 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd. P. ½.
|August 25.||2462. Mr. John Wood to the Earl of Leicester.|
|Forwards letters from the Regent. Beseeches him to supply
his place in reporting the truth for satisfaction of the Queen,
whom his master is so loath to offend, having from his
bairnhood dedicated his life to her service; and to let her
know the open arms, the private treasons, and the practices
in France for his destruction. Also to let Her Majesty
consider the extremity whereunto he is driven for defence of
his own life and that of the innocent Prince.—[Berwick],
25 August 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd. P. 1.
|August 25.||2463. Mr. John Wood to Cecil.|
|Forwards letters from the Regent. One thing is worthy
to be marked, that the Earl of Huntly came with his forces
beyond 160 miles, so that it may appear that he and Argyll
were in arms before they could be certified whether the
Regent would hold Parliament or not, and therefore trusted
to their own force and not to the Queen's letter. Cecil can
better use the naked writing herein to persuasion of the
Queen to consider the Regent's state and necessity to which
he was driven by the proved attempts and other practices of
the French faction.—[Berwick], 25 August 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd. P. 1.
|August 25.||2464. Proclamation by Charles IX.|
|Although the late troubles are pacified, yet there have been
complaints of murders, robberies, and other wrongs, which
those of the pretended reformed religion say have been committed against them. Has sent his Masters of Requests into
different places where they say they have been done, and has
everywhere found that the said complaints have either been
manufactured by the chiefs of the pretended reformed religion,
or else very much exaggerated for the purpose of making
the people discontented, and withdrawing them from their
obedience. Commands all judges and other officers on pain of
deprivation to search out and punish wrong doers, so that
those of the religion may have no occasion to say that they
have not justice.—Chateau de Boulogne, 25 Aug. 1568.|
Printed broadside. Fr.
|August .||Proclamation by Charles IX.|
|The same as the above, with the addition of eight lines to
the effect that the King has been informed that certain of the
chiefs of the religion have taken up arms, and enjoining all
his officers and subjects not to injure those of the said religion
who live conformably to his Edicts. 1568.|
Printed. Endd. Fr. P. 1.
|August 25.||2465. — to the Prince of Conde.|
|The undersigned have received his letters by Robert
Stewart, and have heard his charge. Refer him to Stewart
for their answer, and assure him of their goodwill.—Buckingham, 25 August 1568.|
|—to the Cardinal Chatillon.|
|To the same effect as the above.|
|August 25.||—to the Admiral of France.|
|To the same effect as the above.|
These three letters are written on the same page. Copy
Endd. Fr. P. 1.
|August 27.||2466. The Queen to Charles IX.|
|Sends the bearer with matters of importance, which his
father, her ambassador in France, will declare to him, to whom
she desires the King to give credit.|
|The Queen to Catherine De Medicis.|
|To the same effect as the above.|
Both letters written on the same page. Copy. Endd. Fr.
|August 27.||2467. Sir Henry Norris to the Queen.|
|Has required the Duke of Chatelherault in her name to
abstain from soliciting any aid from hence to go into Scotland, who answered that as she had taken the Queen of
Scots into her protection, he was determined not to seek
any foreign forces from hence, but if she should not accomplish that which she has promised touching his mistress's
restitution, he would not cease to seek aid both of Papist
and Turk to set her at liberty again. He intends to embark in two ships with munitions for Dumbarton. Mande's
coming to her has now grown in question, he being so notorious. The Queen Mother being enticed by the benefit that
may arise to M. D'Anjou, and by the Cardinal's persuasions,
has not only consented to grant support to the Duke of
Chatelherault, but is also contented that this Mande should
be sent to work his practices in England. Such privy letters
and instructions as most import his charge go before in a
packet apart this 26th inst., by Villeroke, the French Ambassador's nephew. The said Mande is aided with intelligence from the Pope and the King of Spain by the hands of
the Duke of Alva, and has commandment to distribute a great
sum of money to certain nobles of Scotland to sustain the
Queen's party. It was determined if the Queen of Scots
had continued at Carlisle, to have made a raid of 600 horse,
and to have carried her away. The King has altered his
determination for the besieging Rochelle. There is no armed
force with the Prince of Conde, but great recourse to him of
the religion, complaining of such wrongs as they daily receive.
The Cardinal has raised 1,200,000 francs for the King in
Paris, whereof 600,000 go to pay his old debt to the
Parisians.—Paris, 27 Aug. 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 3¼.
|August 27.||2468. The Queen to Sir Henry Norris.|
|Commands him to declare to the French King how she
has been informed of the cruelties done on those of the
reformed religion in his kingdom by the non-observance of
the Edict of Pacification, and of the evils that are likely to
result therefrom, and to desire that inquisition thereof may be
made through his provinces by persons of estimation not passionated. He would find his countries more desolated since
the publication of this Edict, which is not six months, than
it was before in thrice six months, either in civil or foreign
Draft, in Cecil's writing. Endd. Pp. 8.
|2469. Another copy.|
Endd. Pp. 6.
|August 27.||2470. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.|
|Finds so great practices daily wrought for the attaining
of the Queen of Scots, as he much fears the Queen's safety
during her abode in England, for this they dare speak,
that if the Queen of England should do otherwise than well,
they have none to supply her room that has better right
thereto. They will leave nothing unattempted to bring these
practices to pass, whereby there is neither safety to the Queen
or quiet to England during the Queen of Scots' abode there,
and yet being returned to her former estate, such peril to the
nobility of the religion in Scotland, as both it and they
will be in great danger to be ruined. Desires him to let
Mande have no doing in the arbitrament that is to be held
on the Borders.—Paris, 27 Aug. 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Mostly in cipher. P. 1.
|August 27.||2471. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.|
|Has received these missive letters of the King, which are
kept very secret, and are to be sent only to 200 places in
the realm. There is nothing that more bewrays the cruel
meaning of the leaders of this Court towards the Prince and
the whole religion.—Paris, 27 August 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. P. ½.
|August 27.||2472. The Queen to the Duchess of Montmorency.|
|Thanks her for her courteous and honourable entertainment in her house and near her person of the daughter of
her chamberlain, Lord Edward Howard.—Bicester, 27 Aug.
Copy. Endd. Fr. P. 1.
|August 27.||2473. Lord Hunsdon to Cecil.|
|1. Prays that if his patent be not already sent, that he may
have it with as much speed as Cecil can make.—Doncaster, 27
|2. P. S.— On Wednesday was killed within twelve miles of
this town sixty porpoises and "whorlpooles," whereof he eat
part this night at supper.|
Add. Endd. P. 1.
|August 28.||2474. Lord Hunsdon to Cecil.|
|Has received a packet by his servant, in which was a note
of such munition as are needful to be had in Berwick, which
he sends herewith.—Doncaster, 28 August 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd. P. 1.
|August 28.||2475. Advices.|
|1. Madrid, 27 July 1568. The Prince of Spain died this
present day towards evening, after he had confessed and
received all other orders of the Church as became a Catholic
Prince, demanding pardon and blessing of the King his father,
Ruy Gomez, and the knights who had charge of him. He
left a remembrance commending his family to the King, and
especially the knights of his guard. He left in his will that
he should be buried in the Royal monastery of St. Dominic.
He asked if there was anything else to be done touching
his salvation, and being answered that if he meant in heart
wholly as he had uttered in words he should be saved, he
said that he meant so, and conformed himself to the will of
God, and prayed those about him to help him to say that
prayer which Charles V. said when he died, and so being
taken with the pangs of death gave up the spirit, and the
King did as much as became a father. The cause of his
sickness was that for certain days he had eaten nothing, and
had drank much cold water, and gone bare-legged by reason
of the heats, whereby his stomach grew to such weakness that
it was not able to keep any sustenance it received.|
|2. From "Luiquende," 15 August. Men levied by the
Huguenots in the south of France, and by the Prince of
Conde, and towns taken by those of Rochelle. Paris, 9 Aug.
Lyons, 17 Aug. News of the Court and of the Catholic
party. Turin, 18 Aug. Five knights made by the Duke.
Genoa, 19 Aug. Ship prepared in Spain against the Turks.
Rome, 28 Aug. Money promised by the Pope to the French
King. 1,500,000 in gold levied in Naples for the King
Endd. Pp. 3½.
|August 29.||2476. The Regent Murray to [Cecil].|
|Desires a passport for his servant, James Clerk.—Edinburgh,
29 August 1569. Signed.|
|August 29.||2477. Sir Henry Norris to the Queen.|
|On the 23rd inst. the Prince of Conde and the Admiral
passed the Loire, having with them 500 horse, and six companies of footmen. Their intent is to go to Rochelle.
Understands that the Queen Mother has sent to the Prince
to stay at some place where she may come and confer with
him, as it is thought whereby Tavannes may overtake them,
who promised to send their heads by the last of this month.
The letter which contained this being intercepted did the
more hasten the Prince's departure. It appears that while they
attended the observation of the Edict, there were murdered
of the religion 6,000 men. The King has given commandment for all his captains and bands to be in readiness by
the 10th. There is a great bruit of the good preparation of
England for the war.—Paris, 29 Aug. 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 1¼.
|August 29.||2478. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.|
|This time lost for the demand of Calais will never be found
again so that the personage is sufficient who comes to demand it. The religion stands in some extremity, so that
except help be had from England he fears the ruin thereof
in this country, which had here the peril will be great in
England.—Paris, 29 Aug. 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd. P. 1.
|August 29.||2479. Advices.|
|News from Paris, Lyons, and Turin of the movements of
the Prince of Conde and the Huguenots and their opponents.
—29 August 1568.|
Ital. Pp. 4.
|August 30.||2480. Sir William Tamworth and others to Cecil.|
|Complain of Glover, their late agent at Moscow, and other
Englishmen who have practised to deceive the fellowship of
their goods, and their disloyal proceedings in defaming their
agents and the Queen's Ambassador to the Emperor. Crave
his aid to have the same so opened to the Emperor that
truth may take place. The bearer, Mr. Robinson, is able to
discourse all which seems to them requisite to be uttered
for the repressing of the enormities, the restoring the commissaries' credit, the recovery of their goods, and the punishing
of the offenders.—London, 30 August 1568. Signed by
Tamworth and three others of the Muscovy Company.|
Add. Endd. P. ½.
|August 31.||2481. Lord Hunsdon to Cecil.|
|The Lords of Scotland are in preparation for their meeting.
Gives the names of those for and against the Queen.—
Newcastle, 31 August. Signed.|
Add. Endd. P. 1.
|August.||2482. News from Scotland.|
|The Regent is exonerated by word of Parliament of the
intromission with the Queen's jewels. The Queen of England
will not suffer the setting up again of idolatry in Scotland.
The taking of the castles of Hamilton and Craignethan
by the Regent is thought good and sufficient by the three
Estates. Gives the names of those in the Lothians who are
come in to the Regent.|
Endd. P. 1.
|August.||2483. News from France.|
|A man arrived in London from France on Saturday, who
reports that troops are being raised in Brittany and elsewhere,
and that everywhere war is locked for.|
Endd. Fr. P. 1.
|[August.]||2484. Remonstrance of the Prince of Conde to Charles IX.|
|Complains of the non-observance of the Edict of Pacification
and of the plots of the Cardinal of Lorraine and his associates
against those of the religion. Defends the league of the St.
Esprit made amongst those of the religion, on account of the
confederacies amongst the Catholics for their suppression.
Complains of the want of administration of justice, and refers
to a letter in the possession of the Queen of Navarre written
by two captains from Paris, in which they say that though
their Majesties have written that they are greatly displeased
at the non-publication of the Edict, yet their intention is that
the said publication should be made figuratively.|
Rough draft. Endd. Pp. 14¼.
|[August.]||2485. Civil War in France.|
|A brief discourse of the means taken by the Cardinal of
Lorraine to hinder the establishment of peace, and to bring
back the troubles into France. Charges him with plotting
against those of the religion, and enumerates instances of
atrocities perpetrated against them in different parts of
Endd. Fr. Pp. 18.