Index: W

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Calendar of State Papers Foreign: Elizabeth, Volume 13, 1578-1579. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1903.

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Wachtendonk, Warendonck, castle in Guelderland, taken by Prince of Parma, 516.

Waeten, Watein, Watthen, abbey of, taken by M. de la Noue, 668.

-, letter dated at, 580 (6).

Walcheren, Walkeryn, Flushing in Isle of, 17, 676.

Walhain, Walhen, Estates camp at, 358.

Waliget, M. de, with Don John, 60 (p. 48).

Walkeryn, Isle of. See Walcheren.

-, François, abbot of Hannon
-, the Prince of Parma writes to, 422
-, from Hainault, in Artois, 600
-, secures Mons for Spanish party, 629
-, prevails on Artois to conclude three months' truce, 634
-, made Bishop of Namur by King Philip, ibid.
-, his intrigues in Hainault, 638.

Walloons :—

in service of Estates General of Netherlands, 13, of Don John, 142.

M. de la Motte's distrust of, 237.

protest and petition addressed by the officers and men of Baron Montigny's regiment of Walloons, from Luxembourg, to the Estates, against their ill-treatment at the hands of the men of Ghent
-, with request for orders, 262, 276.

they seize and fortify town against the men of Ghent, 287 (pp. 218, 219).

their presence in Flanders due to M. de la Motte, 295 (p. 225).

their 'practices' abetted by Count Lalaing, in the Duke of Anjou's interest, ibid.

proposal to disperse, ibid.

defeat the men of Ghent, who call in the aid of Duke John Casimir, 302, 304.

garrison of, in Spanish service, at Binche, massacred, 304.

in service of the Estates, refuse the conditions offered by Commissioners, ibid., 309.

French under Combelles go to the aid of, ibid., 329.

pretend they want only the recognition by Ghent of the 'religions freidt,' 313.

encounter between, and Duke John Casimir's 'reiters'
-, terms on which other provinces will join Ghent against
-, their main object is not merely to secure their pay, 318.

Walsingham's observations on their proceedings, 319, 328.

terms offered by, to Ghent, viz., the exercise of their religion to be allowed to Catholics
-, goods to be restored to clergy
-, prisoners to be released
-, and four months' gages to be paid them, 329, 333.

men of Ghent refuse to agree to the 'Religion Wlitz' unless other provinces adopt it, which Hainault declines
-, offer to, by the Estates, of two months' pay in money, and two months' in cloth, rejected by them
-, thus dispute continues, 338.

their defeat of Duke John Casimir's 'reiters' alluded to, 339.

their cause espoused by the Estates of Hainault and Artois, the Duke of Anjou and 'malcontents,' e.g., by the House of Croy, 351.

Combelle's regiment aids, ibid.

M. de Hèze declares for, 'malcontents' joining, 352.

obstinacy of Ghent in opposing, ibid.

Rossel's view of their intentions
-, a partition of the Netherlands arranged, 362.

the Duke of Anjou threatens to join, if Estates do not keep their pledges to him, ibid., devices to prevent, 555.

'recovering honour,' lost in fighting the Spaniards, by fighting the Flemings, 367.

the release of the prisoners at Ghent, if procured by Davison, would, in Grobbendonck's opinion, half settle dispute with, 373.

occupy Deynse, and harry Ghent from
-, occupy Courtray, 374.

Montigny's Walloons are at the 'King's devotion,' ibid. (p. 289).

take Cassel and Dixmude
-, repulsed at Ypres
-, plunder in all directions, 380, 394.

defeat companies of Gantois, 394.

joined by Baron d'Aubigny, ibid., 399.

will obey the Estates on receipt of one month's pay, if Ghent will submit to their terms, 398.

intended reconciliation of, to Spain, discovered by Poulett, 403, confirmed by Davison, 413 (p. 322).

Lille, and district, make a composition with
-, the Archduke Matthias informed that it is without prejudice to the Estates General, 420, 444.

their leaders, scandalized at Spanish practices, make overtures to Ghent
-, if Ghent will accept the religions vrede they will assist in keeping the Spaniards out of Artois, 425.

report that they have returned to the Estates' obedience, 426.

retire before Ryhove
-, abandon Meenen
-, spoil villages, 430.

insolent demands of, 444, 445.

continue 'spoiling,' near Niewport, 447.

M. de Bour's negotiation with, ibid., 448, 449, 460.

the four Members of Flanders resolved to expel, 448, 458.

spoliations by, retaliation by the peasantry, 455, 458.

deserted by their French allies, 455, 458, who go off with rich booty, 480.

'practised' by M. de la Motte, 457, 494.

negotiations with, at Lannoy, hang fire, 471, 473, 480, 488, 492, 496.

joining M. de la Motte for enterprise on Winoxberghe, 492.

given rendezvous at Herenthals, on their withdrawal from Flanders, 493
-, consequent discontent of Brabant, 494.

the Estates desire to include M. de la Motte in agreement with, so that they may not serve under him, 496 (p. 379), 498.

ultimatum to, from the Prince of Orange, 498.

proposal to employ, to guard the Estates General in session at Brussels. 504.

come to terms with the Estates, 504 (p. 385), 516.

disposed to serve the Estates against Artois and Hainault and M. de la Motte, 516.

ringleaders among, arrested by M. de Montigny, on discovery of plot to surrender Cassel to M. de la Motte, 535.

not yet dislodged from Flanders, but commissioners sent to pass their muster, 550. continue at Meenen and Cassel, 555.

promises held out to the Duke of Anjou, by the Estates, to prevent him joining, 555.

spoiling Flanders, as ever, 561
-, delay in paying them, 573, 587.

desire to garrison Maestricht, Brussels, Lyre or Bois-le-Duc
-, refused, 587 (p. 440).

Estates afraid to employ, 600.

those commanded by M. de Montigny, and others, 'neither French nor Spanish,' 609.

refuse to allow M. de la Motte to receive M. d'Hierges, 609 (p. 451).

effect on, of fresh outbreak at Ghent, 609 (p. 452).

their relations with the Catholics in Ghent, serve as pretext for violences of Hembize's faction, 614.

renewed outrages by, in West Flanders, provoke the peasantry, 621.

reported to be won over by M. de la Motte, ibid., 629.

retreat to M. de la Motte before the advance of M. de la None, 634, 638.

declare for the King of Spain
-, M. de Montigny to be general, 654, 656.

to be declared enemies by the Estates
-, M. de la Noue to attack, 675
-, their preparations against, 684.

Count Egmont employs, to surprise Brussels, 688.

cut off from junction with M. de la Motte by M. de la Noue's force, 694.

M. de la Noue requires reinforcements against, 695.

Walsingham, Francis, knight, Privy Councillor, Secretary of State :—

his special embassy to Estates of the Netherlands, 3, 6, 13.

apprises Davison of Spanish designs near Calais, 4.

draft instructions, 15, 16, and final instructions for, on embassy, 17, 18.

letter of credence for, to the Archduke Matthias, 19.

instructs Poulett to sound French Court as to projected co-operation of England with Duke of Anjou in Netherlands
-, Poulett's reply, 21.

joint letter from, and Lord Cobham to Davidson
-, their journey delayed by 'the greatness of their train'
-, Davison instructed to remind the Estates of the risk run by the Queen in assisting them at all, and of the propriety of welcoming her Ambassadors whatever the aid they may be authorized to offer, 24.

report to, by Wilson, of Queen's reply to the Agent of the Duke of Anjou, 25.

the Duke of Anjou orders his Deputies to confer with, in the Netherlands, 28.

Wilson reports to him the application from the Lord Deputy of Ireland for aid against Stukeley's invasion, the Queen's indifference, and his own alarms, 31.

Davison reports to, and Lord Cobham, the proceedings of the Estates re loan, 34, 35
-, Walsingham advises him as to the arguments proper to be employed with the Queen to induce her to give her bonds, and to forego repayment of the part of the loan, 40.

announces arrival of the embassy to Davison, 38.

letter to, from Lord Leicester, professing reluctance to return to Court, 41.

Davison's report to, and Lord Cobham, of Dampmartin's oration to the Estates on behalf of the Duke of Anjou, 42
-, text of the oration, 45, 46.

Wilson communicates home news to, 47, and his own alarm at the Queen's false sense of security, 49.

Wilson reports substance of the intercepted dispatches to, from Don John's camp, 50
-, sends further intercepted letters to, with request they may be deciphered, 52.

his great pains on the embassy, reported by Lord Cobham, 65.

series of letters from, to his friends at home, on his negotiations in the Netherlands
-, specifying the question of the toleration of religion as the chief danger for the Estates, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70.

professes himself unable to judge of the Duke of Anjou's sincerity, 67, 68, 70.

Queen's disapproval of the toleration of religion in the Netherlands reported to, by Wilson
-, and her dislike to finding money, 77.

desires Lord Burghley to procure his recall
-, complains of the Duke of Anjou's Agents and their delays
-, and urges a subsidy from the Queen to the Estates, who, for lack of it, cannot collect their forces, 81.

complimentary letter from, to Duke John Casimir, 82.

letter to, from Poulett, 84.

reports to Lord Burleigh that the Estates, finding he brought no definite assurance of aid, would come to terms with the French
-, the Queen's delay in signing the bonds was ruinous, 86.

letter from, to Wilson, with report of interview with the Agent of Duke of Anjou
-, criticism of the Duke's action in going to Mons
-, the Prince of Orange's comments
-, and renewed application for the signing and delivery of the Queen's bonds, 89.

writes to Lord Warwick, chiefly on, military preparations in the Netherlands, 90.

letter of recall for, from the Privy Council
-, the Queen's anger with, at his failure to secure peace and the repayment of former loans, 91, 92, 93, 94.

description of the Queen's annoyance with
-, Lord Burghley's regrets, 93.

private advice to, from Edmund Tremayne of the causes of the Queen's displeasure, (1) that he had not demanded the repayment of previous loans, (2) that he had not checked the 'imperiousness' of the 'articles' handed in by the Estates, 102.

Lord Leicester reports to, his earnest remonstrances with the Queen on the dishonour of refusing her bonds, &c., and his ill success, 103.

ordered to go to the Duke of Anjou, and to ascertain the truth of rumoured match between the Duke and daughter of the Prince of Orange, 106.

letter from, to Lord Burghley, expressing soreness at the Queen's treatment of him, and his sense of the futility of his going to Mons to the Duke of Anjou, 119.

expresses chagrin at Queen's treatment, in private letter
-, hopes he may be tried 'by a jury of Middlesex,' and declares that he means to 'convey himself off the stage, 121.

mentions his wife, as 'niece' of Thomas Randolph, 121.

Lord Burghley writes to, of Queen's obstinacy, re loan and Scotland, 123
-, the like letter to, from Wilson, 124.

forwards 'discourse' to Lord Burghley, with his own opinion that Queen alone can 'bridle' French ambitions, 140.

letter to, from Lord Sussex
-, the Netherlands in the hands of Spain, or France, a menace to England
-, if the Queen please to marry him, she may 'dispose' of the Duke of Anjou, not otherwise, 148.

Lord Leicester's letter to
-, the Queen believes she can, without marriage, influence the Duke of Anjou's policy
-, she has no intention of marrying him
-, but Walsingham would be wise not to appear to discourage the match, 149.

Queen's instructions to
-, the Duke to be invited to withdraw, with offer of towns in pledge, to prove whether he will be guided by her, as he asserted
-, unless his aid be necessary to the Estates, 151, 152.

Lord Burghley's letter to, covering the above, reporting the Queen's good will to, and commenting on the futility of her instructions 153.

Wilson recommends M. de Cuissy to, 154.

Wilson reports Queen's approval of his proceedings to, 155.

Queen's change of front, in alarm at the Duke of Anjou's ambitions she instructs him to offer the Estates men and money, but demand towns 'in gage,' 160.

covering letters from Wilson and Lord Burghley to the above
-, their satisfaction, tempered by doubts, 160, 161.

letter to, from Knollys, reporting that Queen's new resolution is in part due to the valour of English troops in recent engagement, 162.

acknowledges Lord Burghley's good offices and advice, 170
-, had seen the Duke at Mons, ibid.

letter to, from Wilson, with Scottish news and news of military preparations in progress, 171.

his friend Captain Cockburn to join, 171, 172.

writes to Davison, to secure their pay for English contingent, 176.

Colonel Norris his 'cousin,' ibid.

at Mechlin, waiting for safe conduct to Don John, ibid., which he receives, 177.

note from, to Davison, 177.

his correspondence with M. de Gastel touching representations made to Don John in favour of concluding peace, 183, 184, 185, 191, 192.

returns from Don John, 189, dispatch from, with account of his interview with Don John, 194.

letter from, to Davison
-, hopes of Don John yielding, 195.

letter from, to Lord Burghley
-, expresses opinion that the Duke of Anjou does not credit the Queen's inclination to marry him
-, his eulogium of Don John, 196.

Queen's dispatch to, re loan, &c., 197, 198, 199
-, comments of Lord Burghley, Lord Leicester, Sir Christopher Hatton, Wilson, and Lord Sussex, 200, 201, 202, 203, 205.

note from, to Davison, 206.

Lord Burghley reports to, that the Queen has had 'evil concepts' put into her mind by returned members of English Embassy, 208.

letter from to, Wilson
-, reports failure of peace negotiation
-, 'people's hearts alienated' by the 'uncertainty' of the Queen's dealings
-, requests his recall, 213.

indictment by, in letters to Lord Burghley, and others of the Queen's policy in the Netherlands, Scotland, and at home, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224.

letter from, of personal thanks, to Sir Thomas Heneage, 221.

Lord Burghley's report to, of the Queen's verbal invitation by M. de Bacqueville (No. 234), to the Duke of Anjou, with comments, 238.

letter to, from Hatton, with compliments
-, M. de Bacqueville desires to meet, 239.

recapitulates, to Lord Burghley, the results of the Queen's policy
-, the Estates, Navarre, Condé, Anjou and Duke John Casimir all alienated, 243.

letter to, from Lord Dudley, deploring the Queen's slackness, 248.

letter to, from Lord Sussex
-, a peace the only remedy, in view of the Queen's perversity
-, this France, England and the Emperor may jointly procure, 249.

the Queen-Mother of France solicits his good offices to promote the Queen's marriage with the Duke of Anjou, 251, 252.

Daniel Rogers puts him on track of Requesens' instructions to Mendoza 254.

letter from, to Cecil
-, resents the Queen's reliance on unauthorized advisers
-, the Netherlands stronger, and their government better, than he had supposed, needing only her support, and the spread of Protestantism, to successfully defend themselves
-, he declines further to persuade her, seeing her tendency to mislike what is most to her advantage
-, regrets a further waste of time in discussing marriage proposals with the Duke of Anjou, 261.

Duke of Anjou's thanks for his aid in promoting match with the Queen
-, desires him to go home and continue, 266.

private note from, to Wilson, desiring him to delay Queen's decision re bonds till his return, 270.

note from, to Davison, recommending Sootheake's case to, &c., 282.

news-letter to, from Davison, 287, 288, 289.

reports to, on military matters, by Jacques Rossel, newly enrolled as her Majesty's servant by him, 295, 304, 318.

mentioned, 298 (p. 230).

letter from, to Davison after his return
-, reports the Queen's illness
-, intrigue to mislead her, &c., 299.

intervenes in quarrel between the Governor of the Merchant Adventurers at Antwerp, and the chaplain there, 299, Davison writes to, concerning, 308.

on leave of absence from Court, 306, 319.

news-letter to, from Davison, 310.

his cook, Charles, mentioned, 316.

suggestions from, to Davison, in his absence from Court, 319, 320.

reports that he has prevailed with Queen for payment of 8,000l. to Estates, but with preference for Duke John Casimir for payment therefrom, 322.

acknowledges letter from Rowland Yorke, 325.

letter from, to Davison, with hints for his guidance, re Ghent and bonds for loan, &c., 328, 357
-, the hints are communicated to the Estates' officials, 349.

letter to, from Davison, on dissensions in Flanders, 332.

Rossel conceals his correspondence with, from Davison, as certain to be taken amiss by the Prince of Orange, 333.

Killigrew advises Davison to 'advertise and compliment,' 336.

note from, to Davison, for arrest of fugitive, 337.

Rossel will report to, upon the method of his former reports to the King of Spain, 338.

Simier desires his aid with the Queen to induce her to forego an interview with the Duke, 340, 341, 342.

dispatch from, to Simier, upsets Simier's instructions, 348.

letter to from Davison, reporting the good effect of his instructions in dealing with the Estates, 349.

Queen's instructions conveyed by, to Davison, to visit Ghent
-, she is disposed to grant Davison a reversion
-, with instructions re loan, and the suit of Merchant Adventurers against Holland and Zealand, 356, 357.

Rossel apologizes to, for mixed value of his 'occurrents,' 362.

Beutterich's abuse of, in letter to Rogers, 365.

letter to, from Duke John Casimir, enquiring whether his instructions to Davison were by the Queen's orders, 366.

letter from, to Davison
-, the Queen annoyed at his delay in proceeding to Ghent
-, Beutterich and the Duke to be 'roundly handled'
-, money designed for the Duke need not be delivered, 369.

endeavouring to reduce expenses in Ireland, ibid.

reports to Davison receipt by Queen of letter from the Prince of Parma
-, her answer to be forwarded
-, recommends him to be more 'diligent in advertising, &c., 372.

letter to, from M. de Grobbendonck, requesting advance of sum lent by Spinola to redeem ewels, 373.

Duke John Casimir applies to Lord Leicester touching alleged instructions by, to Davison, 375, 376.

further report to, by Rossel, of growing strength of the 'malcontents' in the Netherlands, 380.

dispatch from, to Simier
-, the Queen maintains her position, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391.

spy retained by, 393 (p. 302).

letters to, from Rossel, one for delivery to Queen, on French plot in Flanders, the other of general news, 397, 398.

reports to Davison Poulett's discovery of reconciliation of Hainault, Artois, the Walloons, and nobility, to Spain
-, recommends the Prince of Orange should come to terms with Ghent
-, with pious expressions of acquiescence in God's will, since no further English aid will be forthcoming, 403.

conveys to Davison Queen's approval of his speech to Duke John Casimir, ibid.

news-letter to, from Rossel, confirming report that the Prince of Orange favours the election of the Duke of Anjou, 407.

letter from, to Davison
-, recommending a reconciliation between the Prince of Orange and Duke John Casimir
-, Daniel Rogers to be sent over by Lord Leicester to promote, 411
-, further letter from, to same, to like effect, 419.

Spinola applies to, in matter before the 'Commissioners for Portugal causes,' 418.

Poulett informs, of Simier's departure, 423.

Rossel applies to, for pension, 426.

report to, by Rossel, on Spanish intrigues in Artois, and growing jealousy of the Prince of Orange, requests to know if it will be proper for him to write to Lord Cobham, 443.

news-letter to, from Davison, 445.

encourages Zuleger's hopes, 452.

letter to, from Rossel, on French designs, 453.

news-letters to, from Daniel Rogers, 455, 488.

news-letter to, from Rossel, with renewed application for pension, 457.

rebukes Davison for slackness in reporting
-, the Queen has granted his suit, 459, Davison's thanks, 472.

informed by Duke John Casimir of his intention to send envoy to England, 467.

news-letter to, from Rossel applying for pension, and a copyist and secretary, 468.

letter of thanks to, from Davison, for dispatching his suit, 472.

Rossel reports to, the treachery of the Duke of Anjou at Mons, and his own scheme for getting French officers 'broke,' 476.

notes of letter to, from Poulett, 479.

Signet Bill for Davison's grant still in his hands, 489.

news-letter to, from Rossel, who points out that in forwarding State documents he had committed a capital offence, 494.

Rogers reports to, on his conciliation of Duke John Casimir and general news, 496, 498.

letters to, from Rossel
-, he is compelled to accept employment away from Antwerp, unless Walsingham make it Worth his while to stay, 504, 505.

letters from, to Davison, on behalf of Horatio Pallavicino, and with regard to the alleged confession of Egremond Ratcliffe, 510.

letters to, from Davison, on the wrong to the Queen's credit involved in not forwarding, or meeting, her bonds
-, the arrest of the Bishop of Ross, &c., 508, 512, 513, 515, 517.

letter to, from Rogers
-, on the arrest of the Bishop of Ross, &c., 516.

letter from, to Davison, on behalf of Pietro Lupo, 518.

Davison reports to, on case of Ratcliff
-, deprecates Beutterich's accusations, 519, Walsingham's assurances, 526, 530.

Rossel thinks for good assurances, 522.

Poulett recommends suit of French merchants to, 525.

letter from, to Davison
-, recommends that the Estates should send Agent to the Queen, &c., 526
-, the recommendation withdrawn, by letter from his clerk, the following day, 527.

Poulett thanks, for letter of condolence and exhortation, 529.

letter from, to Davison, on Duke John Casimir's reception
-, the Queen disposed to recall Davison on ground of economy, 530.

letter to, from Davison, confirming report that Ratcliffe had taxed him with inciting to murder, 538.

draft of letter to (?) 539 (c).

Davison reports to, delivery of Queen's letter to the Estates, touching their behaviour to the Duke of Anjou, 544.

letter from, to Davison
-, requests him to write oftener
-, he will not be 'revoked,' 545.

instructs Davison to require the Estates to satisfy Spinola and Pallavicino by Queen's order, who thus repudiates her bonds, 546.

Poulett thanks, for good offices with Queen, for whom he forwards muff, as commissioned
-, recommends J. de Serres to, 548.

Poulett reports to, on naval preparations in Brittany, 552, 553.

letters to, from Rogers, in attendance on Duke John Casimir, 561, 567.

Duke John Casimir recommends Divinity Student to, 563.

letter of farewell to, from same, 564.

letter to, from Christopher Ehem, with list of documents found on Bishop of Ross, 565.

letter from, to Davison, on Duke John Casimir's entertainment in England, and Queen's repudiation of her bonds, 569, Davison's reply, 571, 572.

Davison reports his servant's escape, 573, 574, 575.

letter to, from Poulett, on growing disorders in France, 579.

letter from, to Davison, on his probable recall, the Queen's repudiation of her bonds, the proposal to 'have over' the jewels, and her intention to marry the Duke, as her only means of safety, 584.

reports on military operations to, from Rossel, 591, 595, 600.

Davison's applies to, to let beer come over, undutied, for the Prince of Orange, 598, 599.

desires Davison to search for English thieves, 606.

letter to, from Rossel, on the war, and the Queen's marriage, 609.

letter to, from Davison
-, has forwarded bonds
-, backs request of the Estates for 30,000 fl.
-, considers the bonds and jewels in pledge sufficient security to justify the Queen in keeping her credit 'unspotted,' 610.

complimentary letter to, from the Marquis of Havrech, 617.

Rossel reports to, that he is out of favour on account of his English sympathies, 623.

news-letters to, from Rossel, 635, 642, 647, 654, 695.

letter from, to Davison on behalf of Mr. John Cobham, 640.

letter from, to Davison, covering Queen's letter (No. 645), to the Estates, re jewels and bonds, 646.

duplicate of his dispatch to the Queen directed to, by Poulett, with account of audience with the King, 651.

letter to, from Davison
-, earnest that Queen's credit should not be touched, re bonds, &c., 658.

letter to, from Poulett, on the negotiations between the King and the provincial Estates, 667.

drafts of letters to, from Davison, 668, 669, 670, 671.

staying at Barn Elms, 672.

letter to, from Sturmius, pleading poverty, 673.

letters to, from Davison, to explain his delay in starting for home, and with news, 675, 678.

Poulett reports to, alleged plot of the Guises to land 5,000 troops in Scotland, to deliver Queen Mary
-, their agent having been indicated to him by Walsingham, 686.

M. de Villiers writes to, 692.

warned to have an eye to naval preparations, against England, 695 (p. 526).

-, instructions to, on Embassy to Netherlands, 15, 16, 17, 18.

-, endorsement, &c., by or by his Secretary, 59, 63, 89, 114, 154, 183, 194, 214, 280, 333, 346, 367, 418, 435, 481, 483, 504, 510, 542, 616, 627.

-, his mark, 89, 114, 129, 149 bis, 154, 346, 367, 874, 389, 435.

-, letters and dispatches from, 4, 24, 38, 40, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 81, 82, 87, 89, 90, 108, 109, 114, 115, 119, 120, 121, 128, 140, 156, 170, 176, 177, 189, 191, 192, 194, 195, 196, 206, 213, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 243, 260, 269, 270, 282, 299, 319, 320, 322, 325, 327, 328, 337, 356, 357, 369, 372, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 403, 411, 419, 459, 509, 510, 518, 526, 530, 545, 546, 569, 584, 606, 640, 646.

-, letters and dispatches to, 7, 25, 31, 34, 35, 41, 42, 44, 47, 49, 50, 52, 77, 84, 91, 92, 93, 102, 103, 106, 122, 123, 124, 141, 144, 146, 147, 148, 149, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 159, 160, 161, 162, 171, 174, 175, 183, 184, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 205, 207, 208, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 245, 248, 249, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 258, 264, 265, 266, 287, 288, 289, 295, 304, 308, 310, 318, 332, 333, 338, 341, 349, 362, 366, 373, 380, 382, 398, 407, 418, 424, 426, 443, 445, 453, 455, 467, 468, 472, 476, 479, 488, 494, 496, 498, 504, 505, 508, 512, 513, 515, 516, 517, 519, 522, 525, 529, 538, 544, 548, 552, 553, 561, 563, 564, 565, 567, 571, 573, 576, 579, 591, 595, 598, 600, 609, 610, 617, 623, 635, 642, 647, 654, 658, 667, 668, 669, 670, 673, 675, 678, 686, 695.

- See also Secretaries, the.

-, Guildford, cousin of the above, sent with Mr. Killigrew, 58, 59.

-, Ursula, Lady, daughter of Henry St. Barbe, wife of Sir Francis, niece of Thomas Randolph, 121
-, Lord Burghley's comfortable letters' to, 215.

Wanctin, M. de, of Cambrai. 374.

Wanns, the, of Harwich, 32.

Wanstead, Lord Essex at, 248.

Wanton, John, resident in Morocco, 636.

Warendonck. See Wachtendonk.

Warendorf, route via to Frankfort, 626.

Warneston, Walloons at, 420.

Waroiche. See Harwich.

Warwick, Earl of. See Dudley, Ambrose.

Watein. See Waeten.

Watervleit, M. de, of Bruges, 455.

Watthen. See Waeten.

Waveren. See Wavre.

Wavre, Waveren, Vueren, Estates army camped at, 247, 259, 276.

Wax, shipped from Harwich to Bilbao, 32.

Weelde, Wilden, letters dated at, 22, 23.

-, Werdt, Wert, surrender of reported, 398
-, Estates' army near, 426
-, taken by the Prince of Parma, garrison put to the sword, 573
-, Imperial Ambassador to meet Prince at, 614.

Weresebourg. See Würzburg.

Wesel, 408 (p. 313).

West, John, of Newbury, clothier, 627.

Westminster, Duke John Casimir at, 586.

-, letters, &c. dated at, 546, 566, 584, 620, 622, 648, 659.

Westmoreland, Earl of. See Nevill, Charles.

Wetterau, the, 496 (p. 379).

Whitehall, letters, &c. dated at, 545, 569, 640, 660, 672.

Widebien, Jean, magistrate of Arras, 374 (p. 289).

Wiedenbrück, Midenburg, route via to Frankfort, 626.

Wilden. See Weelde.

Wilkes, Thomas, Clerk of the Privy Council :—

able man
-, Wilson wishes to employ, 155.

Willerval, Villerval, M. de. See Ongnies.

-, Duke of Cleves, named in treaty between the Duke of Anjou and the Estates General of the Netherlands, 163
-, prisoners at Ghent to be delivered into his custody, 506, 516, 535 (p. 404).

-, Landgrave of Hesse :—

announces abandonment of the Sohmalkalden assembly, 47.

-, Prince of Orange. See Nassau, William.

Williams, John, agent for Hogan and Field, 636.

-, Roger, carries despatches, 93.

-, Walter, Walsingham's servant, mentioned, 93 (p. 75), carries despatches, 113, 149, 159, 540
-, accident befalls, on journey to Cologne, 571, 573
-, letter from, on his escape, 574
-, Walsingham's contentment, 584
-, carries despatches, 621.

Williamson, Joseph, knight, his MSS., 230, 233, 482.

Wilson, Dr. Thomas, of the Privy Council, Secretary of State :—

letter from, to Davison, 6.

reports to Walsingham the Queen's reply to the Duke of Anjou's Agent, 25.

reports to Walsingham Queen's indifference to urgent application from Ireland for aid against Sturkeley, and his own alarms, 31.

Walsingham directs Davison, in writing to, to set out the reasons why Queen should hasten her bonds for loan to States, 40.

news-letter from, to Walsingham, of home events
-, sends spy to Portugal, 47.

letter from, to Walsingham, reporting the Queen's aversion to war, and that, lulled by favourable reports, she is discharging' ships
-, his alarm, 49.

letter from, to Walsingham, in clerk's handwriting, contrary to custom, reporting purport of intercepted dispatches, 50.

letter from, to same, with further intercepted letters, with request that they may be deciphered
-, again expresses alarm at the Queen's trustfulness, 52.

letter from, to same, reporting Queen's disapproval of proclamation of toleration by Estates, and her extreme dislike to finding money for them, 77.

his belief in Duke John Casimir's efficiency, ibid.

letter to, from Walsingham, with account of interview with Agents of the Duke of Anjou, and the pernicious effect on the Queen's policy, 89.

signs despatch, as Privy Counsellor, 91, 92.

letter from, to Davison, conveying Queen's command to deal no further in matter of loan, 94.

Davison writes to, touching the Duke of Anjou, and military preparations, 98.

letter from, to Walsingham, with Queen's orders for him to proceed to the Duke of Anjou, and to sound both the Duke and the Prince of Orange, as to rumoured match between the Duke and the Prince's daughter, 106.

Davison acknowleges his instructions re bonds, but protests, 111.

commends Davison for writing, and notifies Queen's approval, 113.

doing his best for Walsingham and his colleague, 123.

letter from, to Walsingham, as to Queen's attitude to the Duke of Anjou, the loan, and Scotland, with Calvinistic comment on destiny, 124.

disapproves of the Queen's instructions to the Embassy, 153.

letter of introduction from, for M. de Cuissy, to Walsingham, 154.

reports to Walsingham that his proceedings are in the main acceptable to Queen
-, reports fresh intrigues of M. la Motte, 155.

note from, to Davison, bidding him persevere, and await reward, 158.

his satisfaction at Queen's change of front, 160.

letter from, to Walsingham
-, the Queen minded to send troops
-, her French match in doubt
-, Scottish troubles, 171.

letter from, to Davison, with commendations to the Prince of Orange, &c., 172.

signs dispatch from the Privy Council, 174.

letter to, from Davison, with speculations on Don John's inclination for peace, &c., 178.

comments on Queen's dispatch to Ambassadors, 203, to Davison, 204.

letter to, from Walsingham, requesting recall, 213.

instructions from, to Davison, touching bonds forwarded to him, 244.

letter from, to the Ambassadors, forwarding bonds
-, he had been urgent for their recall
-, Walsingham to go to Duke of Anjou if bidden, &c., 245.

letter to, from the Queen-Mother of France, to put himself in communication with M. de Mauvissière, 250.

letter from, to the Ambassadors, accompanying the Queen's instructions, and reporting her continued refusal to advance the 100,000l. to the Estates, 255, 256.

note from, to Davison, 257.

news-letters to, from Davison, 259, 276.

letter attributed to, to Junius, 268.

private note to, from Walsingham, 270.

letter from, to Davison, with directions for payment of 8,000l. to the Estates for Duke John Casimir
-, resents letter of Beutterich, 306.

letter from, to same, bidding him, from the Queen, to call on the Estates to agree among themselves, and to be temperate in matter of religion, 316.

laments the internal disputes in the Netherlands to Davison, 345.

allusions to, by Beutterich, in letter to Rogers, 365.

Duke John Casimir's remembrances to, 564.

letter from, to Davison, with reflections on such as follow their lust, not the law, i.e. the Walloons
-, the Prince of Orange had best 'look to himself, 371.

letter from, to same, announcing dispatch of Rogers, 428.

letter from, to same
-, he had commended Davison's 'courage and wisdom' at Ghent to the Queen, which she allowed
-, she despaired of the Estates, and he had represented to her their lack of money, 490.

fails to induce the Queen to allow Davison 200l. in imprest, 622.

letter from, on behalf of Mr. Cobham, to Davison, 659.

-, endorsements, &c., by, 15, 16, 17, 19, 210, 256.

-, letters and despatches from, 6, 25, 31, 47, 49, 50, 52, 77, 94, 106, 113, 124, 141, 154, 155, 158, 160, 171, 172, 203, 204, 244, 245, 255, 256, 257, 268, 306, 316, 345, 371, 428, 622, 659.

-, letters and despatches to, 13, 36, 80, 89, 98, 112, 137, 178, 213, 259, 270, 276.

- See also Secretaries, the.

Winde, M. de, commands company for the Prince of Orange at Ath, 60 (p. 48.)

-, 149
-, Duke John Casimir at, 386.

Winoxberghe. See Bergues.

Wirtemberg, Duke of. See Lewis.

Wisbourg. See Würzburg.

Wismar, Wismore, one of the Hanse towns, English favoured in, 664.

Witenhorst, Jan van, letter from, to Davison, mentioning appeal to Privy Council, 693.

Witte, Anthony, de, diamond-cutter of Antwerp, letter to, from a fellow craftsman at Lisbon, 429.

-, Jean de, Seigneur de Beersel, Marquis of Bergen-op-Zoom (Marquis of Bergues) presents petition to Lords of Brussels against religious toleration, 166
-, malcontent with the Estates espouses cause of Walloons, 351.

Wlictz, religion. See Religions frcidt.

Woad, French trade in, 402, 525.

Wolters, John, his case in the Admiralty Court, 483.

Woodhouse, Sir Henry, robbed by servant, 337.

Wool, exported from England, 164, 624.

Worcester long, trade in, 665.

Worms, 'colloquy' of, 673.

Wotton, Mr., to be sent Ambassador to Portugal, 686 (p. 519).

Wratislaw, Archbishop of. See Breslau.

Wright's 'Queen Elizabeth and her Times,' cited, 216, note.

Writtze, Lewis, exports cloth from London, 665.

-, —, Mr., carries Poulett's dispatches, 20
-, carries dispatches, 249.

Würzburg, Wersebourg, Wisbourg, Bishop of See Echter, Julias.

Wyerus, Dr., 516.

Wyk, Guick on the Maas, slaughter of 'reiters' near, 555.