Appendix: Miscellaneous 1555

Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 13, 1554-1558. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1954.

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, 'Appendix: Miscellaneous 1555', in Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 13, 1554-1558, (London, 1954) pp. 444-445. British History Online [accessed 22 May 2024].

. "Appendix: Miscellaneous 1555", in Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 13, 1554-1558, (London, 1954) 444-445. British History Online, accessed May 22, 2024,

. "Appendix: Miscellaneous 1555", Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 13, 1554-1558, (London, 1954). 444-445. British History Online. Web. 22 May 2024,

Miscellaneous 1555

4 May
Their Majesties went to Hampton Court, where it was thought the Queen would be delivered, for it was believed she was with child; but this hope proved to be vain.
4 August To sleep at Oatlands.
8 August The King went to sleep at Windsor.
10 August Back to Oatlands.
13 August Their Majesties at Hampton Court.
26 August At London.
27 August At Greenwich.
29 August The King left the Queen and the greater part of his household in the charge of Don Diego de Acevedo, his master of the household, and set out by the post for Flanders.
30 August At Canterbury.
3–4 Sept. him safely, by illness. French. The King spent the night at Dover. The next day, he crossed the sea to Calais, from which place the Emperor's troops conducted He came to meet the Emperor at Brussels, finding his Majesty weakened French.
29 October The King's household came to London, to stay until 20 December.
December While the King was at Brussels, the Emperor, his father, who had long since decided to retire and rid himself of his great affairs, having satisfied himself of the King's maturity and judgment, and being daily more afflicted by maladies and pains, acting with the considered approval of his Council, wholly and freely renounced all his realms, provinces, countries and lordships in favour of his son, the King, without holding back anything in Spain, Italy or the Low Countries, together with all his sovereign authority, except the Empire, which he intended to hand over (remectre) and did (later) hand over, to the King of the Romans, his brother, thus divesting himself, and investing his son with all authority, pre-eminence and rights. Thereupon the seals were renewed, and offices confirmed anew, everything being changed, no more and no less than if the Emperor had died, and the King, as his rightful heir, had succeeded. This done, his Imperial Majesty began to set his affairs in order, as also did the Queens Dowager of France and Hungary, his sisters, for their departure for Spain, whither they had decided to withdraw; and they left Brussels on 8 August, 1556, travelling by way of Ghent.
20 December Don Diego de Acevedo left London by the King's orders, and spent the night with the Household at Rochester.
21 December At Sittingbourne.
22 December At Canterbury.
23 December At Dover.
25 December At night, all went on board and crossed the sea in a great gale, reaching Calais at 9 the following morning. And a great sloop was lost, with twenty of the King's mules and twenty-five persons.
29 December At Gravelines.
30 December At Dunkirk.