Cecil Papers: April 1572

Pages 15-16

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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April 1572

41. “Discourses of the State.”
1572, Apr. 1. Minute with reference to the Duke of Norfolk. Fear of peril to the Queen's person and to the government of the realm. The adverse party must needs increase when they see justice forborne against the principal, and him spared to set up the mark, and others defaced that endeavoured themselves to search, pursue, and overthrow the treasons.
Endorsed :—po Aprill 1572.
In Burghley's hand.
1 p. [Murdin, p. 212. In extenso.]
42. Henry Skipwith to Lord Burghley.
1572, Apr. 4. Is desired by the Duke of Norfolk to express the Duke's deep obligations to Burghley, who not only takes care of his health and clothing, but has also stayed him from so many deaths. Understands that the priest's wife hath a suit to her Majesty, and tries to get some tales against the Duke or writer, to forward it. Trusts they shall not be believed before he is heard.—The Tower, 4 April.
1 p. [Murdin. p. 177. In extenso.]
43. Execution of the Duke of Norfolk.
1572, Apr. 9. Draft warrant to the Sheriff of London, for the execution of the Duke of Norfolk.
Dated by Burghley :—9 April 1572.
1 sheet. [Murdin, p. 177. In extenso.]
44. Sir Thomas Gresham to Lord Burghley.
1572, Apr. 14. Encloses letter from Mr. Knevett as to the re-payment of a loan. Has likewise sent the prolongation of the Queen's debts due in Flanders, as also the note of the Spanish balance. Desires the Queen's direction for the removing of Lady Grey, who has been with him three years come June.—Gresham House, 14 April 1572.
1 p. [Murdin, p. 212. In extenso.]
45. Charles IX. of France to the Queen.
1572, April 19. Notifying that the general terms of the defensive treaty, concluded here in April 1572, included the cause of religion, although the same was not distinctly specified.—Blois, 19 April 1572.
Copy. Latin.
The same in French.
pp. [Murdin, p. 213. In extenso.]
46. Fr. de Halewyn, M. Swevegenhem, to the Queen.
1572, April 19. Expresses his regret at the Queen's refusal (fn. 1) of further audience, the Catholic King's sincere desire for a peaceful settlement of the questions at issue respecting the intercourse between their subjects, and his thanks for all kindnesses received during his embassy.—London, 19 April 1572.
French. 1½ pp.
47. Sir Thomas Gresham to Lord Burghley.
1572, Apr. 21. Desiring Burghley to help him to the Queen's letter to the mayor and brethren in behalf of Mr. Anthony Stringer. Reminds him of the renewing of the bonds for the Queen's debts due in Antwerp; as also of his suit for the removing of Lady Mary Grey.—Gresham House, 21 April 1572.
1 p. [Murdin, p. 213. In extenso.]


  • 1. See S.P. (Foreign) under this date.