Elizabeth
June 1571, 1-15

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'Elizabeth: June 1571, 1-15', Calendar of State Papers Foreign, Elizabeth, Volume 9: 1569-1571 (1874), pp. 463-471. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=73090 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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June 1571, 1-15

June 1.1758. Advices from Italy.
Venice, 1 June. The Turk has refused to entertain any question of peace with the Venetians, unless they first disarm; and in the meantime makes very great preparations for war. There are eighty Turkish galleys off Candia to intercept any succour for Famagosta against which new batteries are raised and fresh assaults given. A Turk dressed like a monk has been taken, who has sent news of all that has passed by way of Ragusa to his countrymen. Publication of the holy league with great ceremony at Rome, where the Pope has decreed a jubilee. The castle at Finale is taken, and the garrison allowed to retire with arms and baggage. Earthquake at Ferrara.
Endd. Ital. P. 1.
June 1.1759. The Earl to the Countess of Lennox.
Letter of recommendation for James Stewart, of Gastoun, archer of the corps in France, who is returning into that country, desiring that by her means he may have dispatch.— Stirling, 1 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ½.
June 2.1760. Della Roche to Pietro Bizarri.
Danger of the loss of Famagosta through the diligence of the Turks, and the neglect of Christians in sending succour. A number of Turkish vessels laden with soldiers, taken near Zara. Surrender of the castle of Finale. Levy of troops. Ambassadors to be sent to different Christian Princes to induce them to enter the Holy League.—Venice, 2 June 1570. Signed.
Add. Endd. Ital. Pp. 2.
June 2.1761. Sir William Drury to the Queen.
On receipt of her instructions he addressed himself into Scotland without delay, and delivered her letters to the Regent and Grange, and declared to them fully the things contained in the said instructions. Sends their answers, and refers her for the rest of his doings to his letters to Lord Burleigh.—Berwick, 2 June 1571.
Draft. Endd. P. ½.
1762. Fair copy of the above. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ½.
June 3.1763. Advertisements out of Scotland.
The Hamiltons and their assistants came to Edinburgh on the 1st June, and on the 2nd the whole forces of Edinburgh issued out with certain pieces of ordnance to surprise Morton and the town of Dalkeith. Morton in skirmish pursued them to Craigmillar, where 16 or 20 soldiers were burnt by powder being set on fire. Divers hurt and taken on both parts whose names are given.
Endd. P. 1.
June 3.1764. Charles IX. to Queen Elizabeth.
In behalf of the Bishop of Ross, the Queen of Scots' ambassador, whom he understands has been arrested and kept prisoner in England.—Lyons, 3 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Fr. Royal letter:
June 4.1765. Instructions for Captain Brickwell.
Notes of instructions given to Captain Brickwell, sent to the Court by Drury, relating to his recent negociations in Scotland and information that he has gathered during his stay in that country.
In Drury's handwriting and signed by him. Endd. by Burghley: 4 June. Pp. 3.
June 4.1766. The Regent Lennox to Sir William Drury.
Trusts that he has been certainly advertised of the late skirmish. Desires that he will forward a packet containing letters to Lord Burghley. Thomas Buchanan, who was directed last year to Denmark for suiting the delivery of Bothwell and the liberty of Captain Clark, has returned this day with good answer although deferring.—Stirling, 4 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 2/3.
June 4.1767. Sir William Drury to Lord Burghley.
This morning received the enclosed letter from the Earl of Morton. There were many hurt, taken, and slain, on both sides in the late skirmish, and if Morton takes not heed they will again visit Dalkeith. His spialls have hardly deserved their hire, as a woman, they say, was the first to descry the enemy. The Regent has made a proclamation for all men to assemble, which he thinks will hardly be obeyed.—Berwick, 4 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 1.
June 3.1768. The Earl of Morton to Sir William Drury.
On the 2nd the whole forces of Edinburgh came forth with two pieces of carted ordnance to surprise Dalkeith. Gives an account of the skirmish. There was loss on both sides, but not to their disadvantage. Prays him to advertise the Queen that aid may be hasted to them. Some of the brothers and sons of the principals of the Merse are come to Lord Home. Ferniehurst and some others of Tivydale mean to be at Edinburgh about the 6th inst. It were good that something were done for their stay. Dalkeith, 3 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 1. Enclosure.
June 5.1769. The Earl of Lennox to Sir William Drury.
Has sent a copy of the King of Denmark's answer to be communicated to Lord Burghley, the sum of which is, that seeing Bothwell was absolved both in judgment and refused not to try the matter by the law of arms: first, that force and public or private injury shall not precede the trial of his cause; next, that the restitution of him shall be no skaith to the King or his successors, and the same shall not be denied them if occasion be offered. Hereupon declaration to be sealed and subscribed and sent to the King by St. Bartholomew's day next, and the meantime Bothwell to he safely kept. Captain Clark is still detained captive to the admiration of all good men, who find no such cause to have been ministered by him to be plagued with so long and hard imprisonment.—5 June 1571.
Subscribed by Drury, "from the Regent." Imperfect. P. ½.
June 5.1770. Charles IX. to M. de la Mothe Fenelon.
Directs him to demand the restitution of a French ship which has been taken by the subjects of the Queen of England.—Lyons, 5 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd. Fr. P. ¾.
June 6.1771. Lord Burghley to the Duke of Montmorency.
Is glad that he accepts in such good part his letter and message, and assures him that there are many causes why he should use all his studies and endeavours to preserve the amity between the King of France and the Queen. As he perceives his lordship to be of the same mind he has more hope of success.
In Burghley's writing. Endd. P. 1.
June 6.1772. Madame Chatillon to Lord Burghley.
Desires that by his favour the bearer, a French merchant, may be allowed to change certain linen cloths which he has brought for "beirres de ce pays" for transportation to France. —Canterbury, 6 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Fr. P. 2/3.
June 6.1773. The Queen to Catherine de Medicis.
Protests that her conscience compels her to make the demands which she does. Has sent over the Articles at the King's request, but will not be bound by them unless she receives some better resolution for the principal request.
Draft. Endd. Fr. P. 2/3.
June 6.1774. Charles IX. to Queen Elizabeth.
Desires her to release one of his subjects, Thomas de Brie, who is detained in prison at Bristol.—Lyons, 6 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd. Fr. Royal letter.
June 6.1775. Memoranda by Burghley.
Money to be sent to Scotland for the payment of troops; and both parties treated with to leave their forces. Grange only to keep garrison in the Castle of Edinburgh, and the Regent to forbear the execution of the forfeitures. Commissioners to be appointed to commune in the causes of the Crown and on their particular controversies. If necessary, 200 harquebussiers to be sent to Stirling to preserve the person of the King.
Endd. in Burghley's writing, 6 June, 1571. P. 1.
June 7.1776. The Queen to Sir William Drury.
Has received his letters and the other writings from the Regent and the other party in the castle, whereby she perceives that the Regent is in harder case than is convenient for the safety of the King. Trusts the execution of her instructions to his discretion to alter or forbear, as he shall see time give cause for the furtherance of her intention, and as he shall find it profitable for the King. The principal points which she desires are, to have a surcease of arms on both sides, which he is to travail to obtain, so that it may be beneficial for the King's party; to have the King in surety that the adversaries may not obtain him into their power; and that both parties should send sufficient persons authorised to treat with her on all their differences. For prosecuting these three points he is to retnrn with all speed possible and to let the Regent understand that she takes no small care of the King and him, and that as Grange and Lethington have offered a cessation of arms she cannot, in honour, require it of them, but that also the like must be of his part; and that this she intends for his advantage, because the time has made them superior, and suddenly the same cannot be remedied. He is also to say to the Regent that she cannot well tell how to defend him against the accusations of the adverse party, seeing that she concluded with the Earl Morton and his colleagues, at their departure, that at the Parliament to be held in May last, choice should be made of sufficient persons to treat of the differences between the King and his mother, and that no other thing should be treated on prejudicial to the Queen's party; yet nevertheless, many other things, as forfeitures of sundry persons were then concluded, and of choice of commissioners she has had no word. The adverse party thereby takes great advantage, calumniating the Regent and Morton; that they only meant private revenges by holding the same Parliament. If he finds the Regent loath to consent to the appointing of persons to treat upon these differences, and finds that the same proceeds from his opinion that no foreign force or money shall come to his adversaries, that he shall not be able to withstand, and that he may be helped by her aid to have Edinburgh Castle; Drury may answer that it is not to be thought but that the adverse party shall have foreign aid if she does not either stay the matter by treaty, or if she shall give him any aid to take the castle. Hitherto she has employed all manner of persuasions to stay the sending of aid out of France, and cannot, with good reason, prohibit that the Queen of Scots' revenues growing in France may be sent to maintain her own party. If the Regent can tell him how this cause may be otherwise held up she would gladly hear thereof, and if he thinks it not convenient that Drury should deal with the other party he may forbear. Is to tell him that she has ordered money to be delivered to his wife to be sent to him for the payment of his soldiers. If upon treating with him he finds it convenient, he shall repair to the castle and advertise Grange and Lethington that she finds the contents of their letters reasonable and not to be misliked, and after assuring them of her good meaning and intentions to earnestly require that they will assent to the things following. First, that by mutual accord all arms shall cease, the Regent being permitted to have reasonable guards to attend upon him and also for the defence of the King, and in like manner Grange to have a convenient retinue for the guard of the castle. The town of Edinburgh to be discharged of all soldiers and patent for the sessions of justice. That presently some special persons of trust be sent on both parts to confer with her. The Regent shall suffer the ordinary victualling of the castle. He is to earnestly advise the Regent to forbear from all extremities and from the execution of the forfeitures made in the late Parliament. If he finds the King's party inclinable to these motions and the adverse party not willing, and that the King's person is in danger, he shall offer the Regent and the Earl of Marr the aid of 200 harquebussiers, and is to let Grange and that party understand that she is bound in honour and respect of blood to preserve the person of the King, knowing what persons be his adversaries, and how profitable it may seem to them to have him destroyed, and that otherwise she means not to intermeddle with the title to the Crown. Contrarywise, if the King's party will not assent to her motions he may let them understand how hard it will be for her still to maintain them, having no reason on their part, and in that case she would be content that the noblemen of the Queen's party would send some person in post to her to confer withal.
Draft in Burghley's writing. Endd. Pp. 6¼.
June 8.1777. Guido Cavalcanti to Lord Burghley.
Accident to Charles IX. whilst hunting by striking his head against the branch of a tree. News of the French Court. "The party for whom it is dealt" being in bed, had a long talk with him, the effect whereof was, that he was much desirous of the end, so that it might stand with his honour.— Pont de l'Arche, 8 June 1571.
Add. Endd. Ital. Pp. 2.
June 9.1778. Sir William Drury to Lord Burghley.
Captain Melville, who was burnt when the powder took fire in the field, is dead, with two others. Certain houses in the Cannongate from which the Regent's soldiers much offended those within are being taken down. All the wine and victual at Leith has been brought up to the town. Exchange of prisoners. Morton is in Leith well accompanied. Mr. Thomas Buchanan has returned from Denmark. Herries, Maxwell, and others, are looked for at Edinburgh.—Berwick, 9 June 1571. Signed.
Endd. Pp. 2.
June 9.1779. The Bishop of Galloway to the Earl of Morton.
Desires that he will appoint a place where he with Lord Herries and the Laird of Lochinvar may confer with him.— Edinburgh, 9 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ¼.
June 9.1780. Della Roche to Pietri Bizarri.
Jubilee proclaimed by the Pope at Rome, with absolution for all sins that do not fall under the cognizance of the Inquisition, which was kept with three days' solemn proces sion. Famagosta is considered to be lost on account of the strict blockade which has been kept throughout this year, and the backwardness of the Spanish forces.—Venice, 9 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd. Ital. P. 2/3.
June 10.1781. Frederick II. to Queen Elizabeth.
Letter of recommendation for Captain Jerome Minsinger, who has been in his service during the late war with Sweden, and who is now desirous of being employed by her.—Fredericksburg, 10 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd. Lat. Pp. 1¼.
June 10.1782. The Earl of Morton to the Bishop of Galloway.
Has received his letter desiring him to appoint a place of meeting. If he has to speak to him of matters concerning his weal and the common quietness of the country, and will come to Dalkeith, he shall have a reasonable answer thereto but he cannot appoint a place of trysting without advertising the Regent.—Dalkeith, 10 June 1571.
Copy. P. ⅓.
June 10.1783. The Bishop of Galloway to the Earl of Morton.
Has received his answer that he cannot appoint a trysting with him, Herries, and Lochinvar, without advertising him whom he calls Regent. Has commission from the Queen, their sovereign (whereunto the Queen of England is privy), to speak with him on which commission Lord Herries is joined. Is content that he makes the Earl of Lennox or any other privy to the meeting, but desires for his discharge to have his particular answer if he will consent to the meeting or not.— Edinburgh, 10 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. ½.
June 11.1784. Sir William Drury to Lord Burghley.
Received yesterday morning the Queen's letters for his return into Scotland. Stayed yesterday because it was the fair day, and partly to understand the certainty of an incursion into the barony of Wark by the Crosiers, and also for the coming of Captain Brickwell. Repeats Brickwell's praises of the Queen. He says (others being of the same opinion) that she is the only Phœnix. Lord Semple and the Hamiltons are near accorded. Thanks him for wishing the recovery of his wife. If she could hear of a good resolution of the Queen for William Smith's matter, it would be the best physician for her health. Humbly prays for a resolution, for he is no longer able to hold up his head, but must, this service ended, in some corner hide himself and . . . . his friends what they will do to repair his decayed estate, and bring him out of the gulf of interest which daily swallows and consumes him.—Berwick, 11 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2.
June 11.1785. Kirkcaldy of Grange's Challenge.
It having come to his ears that certain wicked persons have given out to the people false tales, calling him traitor, murderer, and an assister of murderers and murder, and especially of the slaughter of the late Regent Murray of good memory, for whom during his life he hazarded all he had and divers times his person, if any dare come forth and avow himself to have devised or spoken the same, he will answer him so directly that he trusts he will have occasion to vaunt himself nothing of his enterprise. Whosoever he be, without exception of person or estate, he has unhonestly, falsely, and mischievously lied in his throat.—Edinburgh Castle, 11 June 1571. Signed.
Endd. by Burghley. P. 2/3.
June 12.1786. Advices from Italy.
News from Venice of the 9th June and Rome of the 2nd June of the celebration of the Jubilee. Progress of the league and the movements of the Turkish forces. From Posen, 28th May, affairs of Transylvania. Irruption of the Tartars into Moldavia.
Endd. Ital. Pp. 3¼.
June 13.1787. Parliament at Edinburgh.
Names of the bishops, abbots, earls, and lords held in Edinburgh 13 June 1571, consisting of five bishops or their commissioners, two earls, six abbots and priors, and five lords; at which Parliament the Laird of Gartley, procurator for the Queen of Scotland having declared that the demission of the Crown was obtained from her under dread of the loss of her life, it was ordained by Act of Parliament that the said dimission was unlawful, and the following coronation of the young King of none effect, which Act was proclaimed on the 14th at Edinburgh, and the Parliament appointed to be continued on the same day of August next. There are summons of forfeiture directed from both parties to begin the 18th August. One Parliament is to be held at Stirling and the other at Edinburgh.
Endd. Pp. 12/3.
June 13.1788. Count John of Emden to Queen Elizabeth.
Desires redress for certain of his subjects who have been plundered in the Isle of Wight by one Jacque Hennebaut, under colour of a letter of marque from the Prince of Orange. —Emden, 13 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd. Lat. Pp. 1¼.
June 14.1789. Reply to Kirkcaldy of Grange's Cartel.
Declares that he has fortified and assisted those who were suspected of the murders of the King and the late Regent, and has been the cause of the stay of their punishment; that he has discharged ordnance against the town of Edinburgh, to the terror and harm of the inhabitants; that he has wasted the King's munitions committed to his charge, and maintained open robbers and breakers of the peace with the Queen and realm of England; that he has falsely slandered the Regent to be a sworn Englishman. Complains of his arrogance in offering to fight all without exception, thus comparing himself to the kingly blood, when neither he nor his fathers had at the beginning the value of eight ox gangs of land. He has also enslaved the inhabitants of Edinburgh, and made the kirk and the tolbooth a den of thieves and a receptacle of men of war. Notwithstanding that no undefamed man should compare himself to such a vile and filthy traitor and murderer as he is, if he will appoint a day and a place out of shot of the castle, there shall not only one but 100 accept his conditions, protesting always that the same shall not be prejudicial to any process of law against him for his treason, or to the honour of him who shall answer to the challenge of such an abominable known traitor.—Stirling, 14 June 1571.
Endd. Broadside.
June 14.1790. Lord Scrope to Lord Burghley.
On Tuesday the Lords of the Queen's side begin their convention at Edinburgh, Yesterday they caused proclamation to be made at the Market Cross of Edinburgh that all subjects should be at obedience and direction in all cases of the Queen and her authority, and that no man should obey any other upon pain of death.—Carlisle, 14 June 1571. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ½.
June 14.1791. The Earl of Rutland to Lord Burghley.
Thanks him for the continuance of his friendship, and also for his comfortable letter of assurance of Her Majesty's favour. Requires his advice as to the course that shall best content Her Majesty.—Louviers, 14 June. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ¾.
June 15.1792. The Bishop of Galloway to the Earl of Morton.
Requests an answer to his letter desiring him to appoint a place of meeting.—Edinburgh, 15 June 1571. Signed.
Add. P. ¼.
June 15.1793. The Earl of Morton to the Bishop of Galloway.
Finds no occasion in his latter writing to alter his former resolution. He appears to take little care what trouble there is in the country.—Leith, 15 June 1571.
Copy. Endd. P. ¼.