Appendix: Miscellaneous 1556

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 1556", Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 13, 1554-1558, (London, 1954). 445-447. British History Online. Web. 23 May 2024,

Miscellaneous 1556

1 January
At Oldenburg.
2 January At Bruges.
3 January At Ghent.
4 January At Termonde.
5 January At Brussels.
All this time the Emperor paid all expenses for the King, his son, who was served by the Emperor's officers until his return from Antwerp. At this time, a chapter of the Golden Fleece was summoned at Antwerp, whither the King went to hold it, as head and sovereign of the said Order, in virtue of the renunciation made by the Emperor, his father. He left (Brussels) the 17th and proceeded to Malines.
18 January At Antwerp until 3 March. There was held the Chapter of the Golden Fleece, and the following new Knights were created:
Charles (Carlos) only son of the King, Prince of the Spains.
The Admiral of Castile.
The Duke of Segorbe.
Archduke Ferdinand of Austria.
Duke John of Brunswick, the elder.
Baron Bernstein, a Bohemian.
The Marquis of Pescara.
Count Santa Fiora.
The Prince of Orange.
The Duke of Arschot.
Count Meghem.
Count Horn.
The Marquis of Berghes.
Count Over-Embde.
M. de Berlaymont.
M. de Glajon.
M. de Courrières.
Antonio Doria.
Also appointed: The Duke of Sessa, who neither accepted nor refused, and has since accepted.
3 April At Malines.
4 April At Brussels. At this time, there was a meeting at Cambrai to conclude a truce and arrange ransoms, the Emperor being represented by Count Lalaing and Councillor Renard, and the King of France by the Admiral; and they concluded a five-years' truce. The Admiral came to Brussels, and Count Lalaing went to France to ratify the truce, which the French broke before two years (sic) were over. And as contagious diseases were suspected at Brussels, the Emperor withdrew to Lombeck, two leagues from Brussels; and on
28 June the King went to sleep at the Red Cloister.
29 June At Tervueren.
6 July The King went to Louvain to receive the King and Queen of Bohemia, who had come to see the Emperor, their father, and to take leave of him before his departure.
27 July The King and Queen (of Bohemia) came to sleep at Brussels, where the Emperor had arrived the day before. They stayed at Brussels until 15 August. During this time, there were held several jousts, combats on foot, feasts and banquets, some organised by the Town, some by Court, in honour of the King and Queen of Bohemia, who, when they had taken leave of the Emperor, the Queens Dowager of France and Hungary, and the King, and had received several gifts, set out on their home journey.
15 August The King at Alost.
16 August The King at Ghent, where there had arrived, two days before, the Emperor and the two Queens, his sisters.
28 August The Emperor and the two Queens having left for Spain, the King went to visit them at Tassenay (Sas de Gand), and
30 August returned to Ghent.
15 September The King at Biervliet, to visit the Emperor in Zealand.
16 September He took ship, and went to spend the night at Sombourg.
17 September At Flushing, whence he joined the Emperor on board his ship. On the return journey, he visited the Isle of Zealand.
19 September Return to Ghent.
9 November To sleep at Termonde.
10 November To Brussels, where he spent the rest of the year, and remained until