Mary: August 1558

Calendar of State Papers Foreign: Mary 1553-1558. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1861.

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August 1558

Aug. 2. 816. Queen Mary to Christian III., King of Denmark. Acknowledges his letter of 15th January, with the petition of Lawrence Johnson. The matter had been submitted to the Council, but Johnson refused to abide the question of law. Explains the admitted custom of the French in regard to the seizure of vessels containing goods of the enemy, and shows that it is against them Johnson should have recourse. Nevertheless, from personal respect to his Majesty, his ship and whatever goods can be shown to have come to her hands shall be restored to Johnson. [Latin. Copy. Two pages.]
Aug. 10.
Mons in Hainault.
817. The Archbishop of Toledo to Queen Mary. Being confined to bed by a tertian ague, he cannot write as fully as he could wish. His Majesty leaves for Arras to-morrow in much better health, and he does well to go, because there is much sickness here. Sends her Majesty copy of the letter written by the Archbishop of Magdeburg, the imperial metropolitan city of Germany, and Primate, to Cardinal Trani, upon the reclaiming of that city. His Majesty has also written a letter of congratulation to the Archbishop by the Count of Luna, who goes as Ambassador to the Court of the Emperor, his uncle. Expresses a wish that her Majesty and the Cardinal will likewise write to congratulate the Archbishop. Sends list of his Majesty's troops. [Spanish. Two pages.]
Aug. 19.
818. Obligation by James Geraldinis [Fitzgerald], Earl of Desmond, to repay to Juan de Cornoça 5,942 —. [Spanish. One page. Signed, "Spes nostra Jesus et Maria, Jacobus Desmonte."]
Aug. 20.
819. Sir Edward Carne to Queen Mary. Since his letter of the 13th he has spoken with Cardinal Caraffa, according to her Majesty's instructions of 30th June. He was heard very gently and attentively, and, as the Pope must be moved in the matter, requested to send the Cardinal an information in writing. This he has done, and has sent a copy of it to Mr. Secretary. He wrote it in Italian, because the Cardinal is best acquainted with that tongue. His Holiness, in the holy Congregation of the Inquisition, has prohibited that no man may sell or buy any of the books of one Marco Antonio Flaminio, declaring his works to be heretical; or sell or buy St. Jerome's works, wherein be any annotations or epistles of Erasmus, or any other works wherein Erasmus has written anything upon [what is] in it. He is also now not so much minded to take so much of his palace down to make him a garden as it was spoken of, but some part he does take down, and some he makes lighter. It is reported that Signor Vargas, who was his Majesty's Ambassador Resident at Venice, is coming hither in the same capacity. Is informed that the Pope has made one Cyrillo, master of Santo Spirito here, new Lord Master of his house, in room of the late Signor Domenico di Nigro. Has letters from Milan mentioning that the Duke of Sessa, his Majesty's Deputy there, sets forward speedily to Piedmont with a puissant army, where Vespacian Gonzaga is General of the infantry, Don Ferrante General of the men-of-arms, consisting of 12 standards, and the Marquis of Pescara General of the light horse, which are said to be 37 ensigns. Thus all goes prosperously forward, and now that the Turks have departed homewards, all Italy is out of fear for this year. The French forces also have left Piedmont to reinforce their King. Trusts the Duke of Sessa's army will prosper. Her Majesty will perceive the whole discourse of the Turk's armata since they left Constantinople in print sent herewith. [Two pages and a half.]
Aug. 23.
820. Sir Edward Carne to Queen Mary. Cardinal Caraffa has not yet had an opportunity of moving his Holiness on the subject of the appeals. A letter of the 14th from Milan mentions that the Duke of Sessa has taken Monte Calvo, a great and strong town, and that they within the castle have agreed to surrender unless they have rescue within three days, which is impossible, seeing all the French forces have left for France. It is now doubted whether the Legate shall go to the Emperor and the King of Poland as was decreed in the Consistory, for the Pope has sent the Bishop of Sadrinensis, Nuncio to the King of Poland, who shall, it is said, visit the Emperor on his way; and on such advertisements as the Nuncio shall send will depend whether the Legate shall go or not. There is news from France that the Dukes of Guise and Vendôme are in camp towards Picardy, two or three leagues from Guise, having charge not to give battle under any provocation, but merely to stay to save the country. It is also said that one of the younger sons of the Duke of Saxony is to marry the daughter of the Duke of Nevers, and that the Prince of Ferrara and his younger brother are with the French King. To-day is informed that the Governor of Rome is made Nuncio to the new Emperor, and one Castaldo Restoro is made Bishop of Chiusi and Governor of the city, and Bishop Buoncompagno made Ambassador to Venice. [One page and a quarter.]
Aug. 23.
821. Same to Sir John Boxall. Requests he will help the bearer, Mr. Lewis of the Arches, in his suit for Carne's diets, for he is so far in debt with the merchants here and there that they will be loth to trust him any further. [Half a page.]
Aug. 25.
822. Same to Queen Mary. During the last two days the gates of this city have been straitly kept, by reason of orders issued by his Holiness to take all such as were professed in any religion that be out of their houses and habits, so that in these two days they have taken so many that the prisons are full of them. Amongst others, some of the best learned men here, of great estimation and who had capacities granted them by the Pope's predecessors; but all will not serve against this new bull directed against religious men being out of their religion Sends printed copy of the bull (missing). So much is this so, that one Blasius, a great learned man, of great reputation, and one that was great with his Holiness before he was Pope, being sometimes a professed churchman, is put in Castle Angelo. Cardinal Trani and the Bishop of Bergamo having been earnest suitors for him, the Pope waxed in a great choler and showed them that Blasius should perceive he is in choler with him, and that he will have the bull observed. Yesterday his Holiness had a Consistory wherein he gave certain bishoprics, and confirmed the Nuncios to the Emperor and the Venetians. Vargas writes that he will remove from Venice to his new embassy here at the end of the month. [One page.]