Cecil Papers: May 1574

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Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 2, 1572-1582. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1888.

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May 1574

195. Swegenham's Remonstrance.
1574, May 23. The Commissioners of the Low Countries request the Queen of England to devise a remedy for the evil done by detention at Antwerp of two vessels trading with Flushing, and by arrest of their goods, and to prevent aid reaching the rebellious subjects of the King of Spain.
Endorsed : “23 May 1574. Traditum per Secretarium d'ni de Suevingham de duabus navibus Angl.”
Latin. ½ p. [A fragment of the negotiations for opening the intercourse between Spain and England, see Aug. 21.]
196. Treaty.
[? 1574 May.] Articles (48 in number) of a treaty of commerce between Queen Elizabeth and Philip, King of Spain. (fn. 1)
Headed : Prima pars articulorum per Serenissime Regine Anglie legatos 27 die Maii exhibitorum. At the 24th article appears the following marginal note :—Secunda pars articulorum per oratores Serenissime Regine Anglie exhibitorum 30 Maii.
Copy. Latin. 40 pp.


  • 1. Query, Treaty of Bristol concluded 21 Aug. 1574.