Simancas: November 1560

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Calendar of State Papers, Spain (Simancas), Volume 1, 1558-1567. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1892.

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November 1560

20 Nov.
Simancas, B.M. M.S. Add, 26,056a.
121. Bishop Quadra to the King.
The Queen is making a league with the Germans. The Scotch embassy respecting the marriage with the earl of Arran has been very well received.
The English fleet is arriving, and important events pending.
The Queen has found out a new way to get money from the people who are very discontented thereat.
The design of Cecil and the heretics is to make the earl of Huntingdon King, and Cecil has given way to Robert, who they eay was married to the Queen in the presence of his brother and two ladies of the Chamber.
Begs instructions how he is to act with Lady Margaret and her husband who have spoken to him about it and have begged leave from the Queen to retire to their home.—Notes of letter dated 20th November 1560.