|[1573.]||1265. The Queen to the Inhabitants of Rochelle.|
|Is well content with the demonstration of devotion contained in their letters, and the evidence of their gratitude
shown by their sending over two Spaniards who were
engaged in her service, and also certain ill-affected subjects
of hers who were on their way to Spain to practise against
her and her state. Does not see how she can interfere in the
question of the debt owing by them to the merchants of
Copy. Endd. Fr. P. 1.
|[1573.]||1266. Thomas Heron to Francis Walsingham.|
|In the year 1560, upon the conclusion of the peace between
the Kings of France and Spain, the late King of Navarre
sought means how to annoy the King of Spain, thereby to
recover certain towns that were held from him, and finding
no way fitter than by the country of Barbary, dealt herein
with a Portingale named Melchior Vays. He sent two
gentlemen as ambassadors to the King of Fez and Morocco
io deal with him for certain ports for his ships to have relief
in near the Straits of Gibraltar, not far from the river of St.
Lucar and the bay of Cadiz, whereby he might at all times
disturb the trade and traffic of Seville and Cadiz, and all the
coast of Andalusia, and make a way for the Moriscos in Spain
to have better recourse with the Moors in Barbary; and
further to give aid to the King of Barbary for besieging
Mazagan and Tangiers, and to trouble Oran and Mellila.
This enterprise by the troubles in France and the death of
the King of Navarre took no effect. The writer was well
acquainted with this action and familiar with the French
there at that time, and will be happy to deal in such a
service for his country. Signed.|
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 2/3.
|[1573.]||1267. Selim II. to Don John of Austria.|
|Sends him rich presents of silks, carpets, jewelled weapons,
and armour, which he enumerates, "not for any friendship or
fear that he takes of him," but for his cousins' sake who are
with him, the sons of Piali Pacha, his brother-in-law, in order
that he may use them as they ought to be used. Bids him
keep himself from his ire and great power, "for before my
Mahoma was then asleep, but now take thou heed for my
Mahoma is awaked from sleep."|
Copy, translation. Endd. Pp. 1½.
|Money received from Baptista Spinola and paid to different
Almain and Scotch captains, amounting to 53,347 florins.|
Fr. P. ½.
|1573?||1269. Edinburgh Castle.|
|Plan of part of the fortifications of Edinburgh Castle, apparently prepared during its rebuilding.|
Endd.: "the new plat of Edinb."
|1270. Fortifications of Berwick.|
|Scale of payment for the allowances and entertainment
of Sir Valentine Browne and other officers and ministers
employed about the works and fortifications at Berwick. Sir
Valentine Browne's allowance was 6s. 8d. per diem; that of
Thomas Jenison, controller of the works, 40l. per annum;
and that of Rowland Johnson, the deputy surveyor, 2s. 4d.
per diem; the clerks' pay was 8d. and 12d. per diem. There
were also further allowances regulated by the amount of
work done and money expended on the fortifications.|
Endd. P. 1.
|1573.||1271. Inhabitants of Rochelle.|
|Appeal by the inhabitants of Rochelle to the Protestants
of England for aid for themselves and to enable them to
rebuild their city, that has been made a ruin by the siege.
They are all one body, and one member cannot be injured
without the rest feeling it. The only persons here who are
rich are the Papists, who have retired to the country. There
are widows burdened with children, infants destitute of all
things, artisans, sick, wounded, mutilated in arms and legs,
who have now only a mouth and belly. Out of the abundance
which they enjoy through being under Elizabeth, the defender
of the Christian faith, they are better able to afford relief
than they who have been ruined and stripped of all.|
Endd.: "Remonstrance Christienne." Fr. Pp. 22/3.
|1573?||1272. Councillors of the French King, &c.|
|The names and dispositions of such as are councillors to
the French King at present, namely, Moraveglier [Morvilliers],
Lymoges, De Foix, Rossy, Lansac, Villeroy, Fitz, Brulart, Pinart,
Count Sanzaya Poitevin, Villequier, Cheverney, the Duke of
Nevers, Biragues, St. Supplice, Chevalier Scheures, the Count
de Retz. Poland is divided into two factions by the election of
the Emperor to be king by the one part, and Alasco nominated by the other. They set forth no footmen to the wars,
but horsemen. They carry no victual with them, but each
man behind his crupper a budget of oatmeal, of which with
water he makes a kind of dough, and so eats it. The Turk
has divers reformed churches under his dominion, as in
Hungary, where he possesses the third part of the country.
His chief councillors be Janissaries, which be taken from such
Christian countries as he overcomes, when they be young.
He circumcises them and brings them up in knowledge of
Mahomet and Al Koran, and trains them in feats of arms.
When he overcomes a country he has them in store to place
as his lieutenants, especially those that are furthest born from
the place. He calls himself the fear of the Lord, and monarch
of all the world. Justice is very severe; if a man be known
to have abused their wives it is present death; or indebted
unto any man he is beaten on his legs with a truncheon by
the space of two hours every day till he find means to discharge
the debt, or sell his wife and children.|
|A declaration that certain ships of Holland and Zealand
since the 7th September 1573 have been taken and spoiled on
the coasts and in the havens of England by certain English
ships, and how cruelly the men of the said ships have been
handled. Amongst others Cornelis Willemson had his ship
taken near Yarmouth and his men tied with ropes and cast
into the sea and cruelly tormented, and himself hanged until
he was almost dead, and afterwards stripped naked and "eight
times tied with a rope and with stones at his legs 18 or
20 feet deep into the sea until they knew where his money
Endd. Pp. 4½.
|1573.||1274. Spoils by the French.|
|Spoils done and committed by the subjects of the French
King upon the subjects of this realm since 1562, and to this
day no recompense made for the same. List of ships, persons,
&c. robbed by the French to the value of 26,963l. 1s. 5d.|
|1573.||1275. Copy of portion of the above.|
Endd. by Lord Burghley. Pp. 5⅓.
|1573.||1276. Rough calculations for the former documents.|
|1573.||1277. French Ships taken by the English.|
|Restitutions awarded to the French by the authority of the
Court of Admiralty from the month of March 1572.|
|1573.||1278. Restitutions to French Subjects.|
|A note of restitutions awarded to the French King's
subjects by the orders and letters from the Lords of Her
Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council since the 3rd
Endd. Pp. 3⅓.
|1573.||1279. Depredations by Pirates and Usurers.|
|Account sent by Sir Edward Horsey and others of the hard
usage of several French and Scottish ships which had been
taken by pirates, and of the enormous interest they had to
pay to certain brokers at Southampton to redeem the same.
Names of the brokers and others concerned therein.|
Corrections by Lord Burghley. Endd. Pp. 22/3.
|1573.||1280. Treaty of Peace between the Venetians and the
|A discourse in Italian, by Signor Paolo Paruta, on the
peace concluded between the Seignory of Venice and the
Sultan of Turkey.|
|1573.||1281. Treaty with Portugal.|
|Commission authorising Secretary Walsingham to conclude
a treaty of amity and intercourse with Francisco Giraldi,
ambassador for the King of Portugal in England.|
Endd. Ital. P. 2/3.
|[1573.]||1282. Treaty with Portugal.|
|Article providing for the appointment of commissioners to
settle any disputes that may arise in the carrying out the
restitution of ships and goods belonging to the subjects of the
Lat. P. 1.
|[1573.]||1283. Treaty with Portugal.|
|Article providing for the restitution of any goods or ships
belonging to English subjects that might be seized by the
Portuguese after 25 November through ignorance of the conclusion of the treaty.|
Draft in Burghley's writing. P. 1.