|[Nov.]||2639. Contract between the Kings of Denmark and Sweden.|
|Heads of twenty-nine articles for the conclusion and confirmation of peace between the two countries.|
Endd. Pp. 2. Enclosure.
|Nov. 22.||2640. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.|
|1. The Prince of Conde finding the King's forces united and
the Loire not so passable but that the army might greatly
annoy them, thought better to retire himself, and to this end
was this strategem devised. The Admiral perceiving to what
necessity they were reduced that they could neither pass forward or retire without peril, returned his forces to Vivonne
not far from Poitiers, and very politicly persuaded the Prince
to take the conducting back again of the infantry over the
river, and in the meantime accompanied with 600 lances showed
himself before the face of the King's battle, and caused fourscore drums closely to be placed in a valley behind them,
sounding all together as though the infanty had been there.
The King's army looking for battle, whilst they were busied in
ranging their companies the Prince passed the river and was
three leagues on his way ere he was espied, and the Admiral
afterwards came his way at his ease. The King on the 17th
sent word to Monsieur in anywise to fight with the Prince.
On the 20th the King sent him word that Monsieur had
defeated the greatest part of the Prince's infantry. Defers
writing to the Queen hereof until he has that which may be
more grateful to her.|
|2. The King employs his captains in all parts of the realm
to levy men.|
|3. The King's camp under M. D'Anjou is about 15,000
foot and 5,000 horse.|
|4. The Prince of Condé's army was estimated before this
defeat at 12,000 foot and 4,000 horse all well mounted and
armed, his greatest force consisting in his cavalry, and the
King's in his infantry. M. D'Aumale has in Champagne
eighteen companies of men-at-arms and twenty-five ensigns of
footmen, where he attends the coming of the reiters. Marshal
De Cosse remains in Picardy with fifteen companies of menat-arms and 2,000 footmen. The King has taken a benevolence of this city of 50,000 francs. The Seignory of Venice
have offered to lend him 100,000 crowns, and the Duke of
Florence has made the like offer. The Pope has sent bills
to ten several merchants to deliver to the King 100,000
|5. The Prince of Orange's coming to Chateau Cambray
gave great fear of his intentions. Duke William of Saxony
lately sent a gentleman to desire the King to employ him as
aforetime in levying of soldiers, who was answered that his
master was grown in suspect of the King for that he was of
the Association of the Prince of Orange. The messenger
replied that he never esteemed the late affairs of Flanders
anyways to prejudice His Majesty or that he had any interest
in them. Yesterday the Ambassador of Scotland sent for a
passport for two servants of the Queen of Scots. On the
19th inst. he had audience for the merchants of Ireland, and
assured them that the Queen's ships on the seas were but for
the protection of the Bordeaux fleet. Of the poor men of
Marseilles he hears nothing.|
|6. The King has sent him word that M. D'Aumale has
defeated 2,500 near Strasbourg. This day before the cannon
came to Sancerre the town was yielded to the King.—Orleans,
22 Nov. Signed.|
|7. P.S.—Touching the defeat of the Prince which came
hither on the 20th, he understands that by reason of the
ditches where the armies met the horsemen of neither party
could charge, so that the fight continuing between the footmen there was slain of the King's people 300 and of the
Prince's 500, so that neither party have any great cause of
rejoicing. Yesterday came news that the Prince of Orange
has entered Picardy, which does much amaze them. Yesterday the Cardinal of Guise went towards Spain, having charge
to treat of marriage between the King Catholic and the Lady
Margaret, which if he cannot bring to pass then that the two
Kings may marry two of the Emperor's daughters.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 5.
|Nov. 23.||2641. Christopher Mundt to Cecil.|
|There is a treaty of marriage between the son of the Landgrave and the daughter of the Elector of Saxony. There are
5,000 horse levied for the King of France under the brothers
Rhinegraves and other pensioners of France. The Emperor
has had a consultation with certain Lutheran theologians, at
which the Pope is much offended, fearing lest he shall grant
some liberty in religion to them.—Strasbourg, 23 Nov. 1568.
Add. Endd., with seal. Partly in Lat. P. 1.
|Nov. 25.||2642. Sir Henry Norris to the Privy Council.|
|Gives an account of his negotiations with the French
King and M. De Morvilliers for the redress of a depredation
done by the French upon a ship of Waterford. Perceives that
they are not minded to make any satisfaction to the merchants.—Orleans, 25 Nov. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2.
|Nov. 25.||2643. Sir Henry Norris to the Privy Council.|
|Has had audience with the King touching the great loss
this bearer, Thomas Baker, has sustained, and has had like
answer as he had for the merchants of Waterford.—Orleans,
25 Nov. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 1.
|Nov. 25.||2644. Sir Henry Norris to Cecil.|
|Complains that he can get no redress for wrongs done to
the Queen's subjects other than fair words. The Prince of
Condé has gone to Loudun with intent to pass the Loire, and
so to the Prince of Orange. Those of Orleans offer the King
great gifts not to depart, fearing lest the Prince of Conde
will return thither if he pass not the Loire. The King this
morning departed towards Melun with great diligence. They
have drawn the victuals into Paris for ten leagues' compass
about the town, so as they seem greatly to fear the Prince of
Orange's coming. Requires his friendship in a suit, and also
touching his inheritance in Lord Dacre's lands.—Orleans,
25 Nov. 1568. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2.
|Nov. 27.||2645. Marsilio Della Croce to Shers.|
|Sends intelligence from Rome of 20th Nov. Celebration of
the obsequies of the Queen of Spain. Death of Cardinal
Vitelli, leaving debts to the amounts of 100,000 crowns.
News from Vienna of the 18th inst.—Venice, 27 Nov. 1568.
Add. Endd., with seal. Ital. Pp. 2.
|2646. — to [the King of Spain].|
|Apparently complaining of injuries sustained by the false
dealing of William Burlace, and desiring redress.|
Very much injured by damp. Ital. P. 1. Enclosure.
|Nov. 28.||2647. Henry Champernowne to Cecil.|
|Gives an account of some skirmishes between the French
King's army and that of Condé.—From the Camp, 28 Nov.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2.
|Nov. 29.||2648. Complaint of French Merchants.|
|Depositions of certain Frenchmen who were spoiled by
those of Rochelle and their ships brought to Plymouth, saying
also that there were three English ships in their company.—
29 Nov. 1568.|
Copy. Endd. Fr. Pp. 2.
|Nov. 30.||2649. N. Stopio to Cecil.|
|Mentions certain reports, and expresses his willingness to
do what service he can for him and the Queen of England.—
Venice, 30 Nov. 1568. Signed.|
Injured by damp. Ital. P. 1.
|2650. Death of the Queen of Spain.|
|Lines by Stopio on the death of Queen Isabella of Spain.
Lat. P. 1.|
|Nov. 30.||2651. Don Guerau Despes to [Bernand Antony].|
|Desires him to take measures for the defence of the Spanish
shipping against English pirates.—London, 30 Nov. 1568.
Add. Endd. Span. P. 1.
|Nov.||2652. Services done to the Spaniards by William Winter.|
|Has preserved certain Spanish treasure ships and others
from the attacks of M. De Chastillier, more especially one
vessel lying at Catwater, near Plymouth, which the said M. De
Chastillier wanted to plunder, and offered Winter ten chests
of money if he would but wink thereat.|
Endd. by Cecil. Pp. 3.
|Nov.||2653. Sir Henry Norris to Leicester.|
|1. Monsieur believing that the Prince of Condé would give
battle made preparation for the same, but the Prince observing his commodity passed five or six leagues forward, and it
is thought that he has gone into Burgundy.|
|2. The Prince of Orange is reported at Chateau Cambray.
Monluc having lately discovered a practice to deliver Bordeaux
to the Prince has executed divers of the councillors. The
Rhinegrave has passed this way towards the Court to declare
to the King that he cannot pass with reiters unless he has
money to wage lansquenets to make his passage with
artillery. There has been within this city narrow search for
books of the religion, and a number burnt. There is news
that the Prince of Orange has taken Guise.—Paris, Nov.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2¼.
|Nov.||2654. Sir Henry Norris to the Duke of Norfolk.|
|The Queen Mother being in doubt lest the Prince of Condé
had some practice with the Prince of Orange to enter France,
the forces that were levied for the seige of Rochelle are now
sent away to the frontier.|
Draft. Incomplete. Endd. P. 1.