Milan: 1567

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Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts in the Archives and Collections of Milan 1385-1618. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1912.

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July 24.
F. 84 Inf.
Lettera 171.
fol. 346.
993. The Bishop of Mondovi, to Cardinal Carlo Borromeo.
I take advantage of the departure of Father Gio. Andrea Terzo to rule the seminary at Milan, to pay my respects to your Eminence and tell you of my journey, which was only as far as Paris, where I had to stay a long while on account of the difficulty of the business, despite all my diligence, so that the Queen of Scotland might dispose her people for the restitution of our Holy religion in that kingdom. Her Majesty had already prevailed on the Council of State to receive the nuncio, but when she wanted to send some ships to France under Lord Setun, a strong Catholic, to fetch him, the wretched affair of her husband happened, whose death so disturbed the country that there is no hope at present of restoring the Catholic faith there. (fn. 1) Accordingly, I have returned to my church and the care of the souls entrusted to me.
Mondovi, the 24th July, 1567.


  • 1. The murder of Darnley on the 10th February, 1567.