Index: Q, R

Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 11, 1607-1610. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1904.

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Quester, M. de, Postmaster in London, 854 and note.

Quirieu, duel at, 835 note.


Ragusa, ships of, 110;

a Ragusan on pirate ship, 459;

cargo discharged at, 468;

English bound for, from home, 894 (p. 481);

Ambassador from, taking the tribute to Constantinople, brings rumour of the murder of the King of France, by a servant of the Prince of Condé, 961.

Raguseo, Paulo, dragoman to the English Ambassador in Constantinople, reports alleged Turkish design on Crete to the Bailo, 901.

Raisins, Spanish, duty on, 379.

See also Trade.

Ramsay, John, knight, Viscount Haddington, his marriage, 176,

challenges the Duke of Lennox, 444.

Rander, John, Vice-Admiral, commissioned to enforce the Proclamation against piracy, Ambassador Correr offers him a commission on Venetian goods recovered, 431;

arrests two companious of of Ward, &c., 477,

letter from, on the arrests, 479.

in London to report, 526.

Ratcliffe, Lady Elizabeth, daughter of Robert, Earl of Sussex, her marriage, 176 and note.

Ravaillac, Francois, murders King Henry IV, 898;

said to be a lacquey of the Prince of Condé, 899, 961,

from Angouleme;

poetry found on him, 900;

his confession awaited;

Sir Henry Wotton would rather know his confessor, 917;

description of his execution, 926.

Rebels, Dutch status as, 31.

Recusants. See Roman Catholics.

Red rain, fall of, 303.


the Archduke Albert desires to grant liberty of conscience in Flanders, 1;

condemned priest pardoned by King James, in compliment to the Prince de Joinville, 8;

overtures by Jesuits to Doge and Senate;

mediation on their behalf, by Henry IV of France, 9;

“the Puritans expanding continually,” in England, 11;

protests from Rome against Sir Henry Wotton's presence in Venice, sermons by his chaplain, &c., 13;

the large number of Roman Catholics in London alarms Government;

the city guard increased, 14;

national religion in Scotland “being continually modified to English form,” 25;

oath of supremacy required from Roman Catholic priests in England, on pain of expulsion;

the Archpriest arrested, 25;

“freedom of conscience” a difficulty in negotiations for peace between Spain and Holland, 166,

covered by the admission of Dutch independence, 177,

under discussion, 198,

to be referred to French arbitration, 216:

English clemency to the Irish on the point of religion, 215;

the mother determines the religion of the children, e.g. Venetian women married to Germans, 230;

the Roman Catholics in England and the Puritans in Scotland alike a source of anxiety to the English Government, 240;

Spain requires “freedom of conscience” in Holland, in return for surrender of sovereignty, 251;

Papal representations to Venice that the Ambassadors of the Republic should be instructed to favour the interests of their co-religionists in England, 305 (Cf. 27);

demand by Spain, for free “exercise of Catholic ritual” in Holland, 314,

refused, 324,

or reciprocal freedom in Holland and Flanders, 340;

Cardinal Bellarmin's work against the oath of allegiance, 340;

Scottish protest against Episcopalianism, 340;

alleged overtures by King James to Pope Clement VIII, 354;

principles of the sect of Puritans sap the authority of the Crown, 376, 457;

“Father” Cotton's book “on the way to unite the two religions,” 385;

exercise of their religion demanded by Protestants in Cologne, 402;

the Irish, on account of religion, “more inclined to Spain than to their lawful Sovereign,” 444;

“great spread of Puritanism” in England, robbing Bishops and King of their authority, 457;

King James' attack on the Papacy, 484;

reported spread of Protestant doctrine at Venice, 497 (p. 270), 527;

King James confines his strictures on the Puritans to his own subjects, holding “that all sovereigns may regulate the outward form of church ceremonial,” 527;

Catholic author “admits the spiritual but denies any shadow of temporal authority” in the Pope, 527;

“limited exercise of the Catholic rite” rejected by the Dutch, on the English advice that “for a new state more than one religion is dangerous,” 532;

Scottish Capuchin sent to the Tower, 641 (p. 358);

Italian Protestants in London, 714;

“the cause of religion implicit in the present crisis in” Cleves, 813 (p. 440).

Renier, Signor Constantin, Senior Councillor at Venice, replies to Sir Henry Wotton, 592 (p. 324), 614 (p. 334), 617 (p. 338).

“Resistance.” See Ships.

Responce au livre de Maistre Jacquet,” appears in France, 588, 605.

Reusch, “Der Index der Verbotenen Bücher,” cited in notes to, 363, 776.

Rezasco, “Dizionario Storico,” cited, 468 note.

Rheinberg, Berg, Berck, on the Rhine, garrison of, in service of the Archdukes, make sortie from, killing Count Arnold of Nassau, Prince Maurice's cousin, in command of the States troops, and in revenge, are cut to pieces, including English Regiment and their Captain, 378, 379, 381 (p. 200), 386;

to be handed over by the Archduke Albert to the Imperial Commissioners, as bar to Dutch access to Cleves, 857,

the report “a mere suspicion,” 858.

Rhine, transit of goods by, in dispute, 617;

scheme to close passage of, to Dutch, 857 (p. 464).

-, Count Palatine of the. See Philip Ludwig.

Rhodes, Morat Rais buried at, 704;

the pirate Ward ordered to join the Turkish fleet at, 815;

the Bey of, sinks a Tuscan galleon, 933.

Rice. See Trade.

Richardot, Jean Grusset, called, President of the Council of Arras, chief minister of the Archduke;

his great reputation;

goes to Holland to negotiate;

good issue expected, 102, 109;

appointed one of the Commissioners for Spain and the Archduke to Peace Congress at the Hague, 168;

returns to Flanders, 275;

the Archduke's instructions to, found, after his departure, at the Hague, 346 and note, 400;

informs Dutch, on orders of the Archdukes, that Spain will not concede “sovreignty,” &c., 387,

but the Archduke Albert will abide by promises made through, 393, 398;

conducting the final negotiations, 452, 457;

declaration by, re the India Navigation, 478;

his son appointed Archbishop of Cambrai, 509;

sent to Paris on the affair of Cleves, 600,

returns to die, 617,

dies, 641.

-, Jean, eldest son of the above, appointed Archbishop of Cambrai, 509.

Richmond, Charles, Duke of York, living at, 617, 774;

the Palace of the Prince of Wales at, 936.

Ritter, Moritz, “Die Union und Heinrich IV,” cited in notes to, p. xxi, 310, 716, 717, 846.

Riva, 848, 877.

Rivarolla, Domenico, Nuncio-Extraordinary to France, 884,

on the affairs of the Prince of Condé and Cleves, received by the Duke of Savoy, 909.

Rivoli, near Turin, 828, 859, 872, 873, 876.

Rivoltella, the Prince of Condé at, 840, 877.

Robiano, —, Treasurer of the Archdukes, in Holland, as Commissioner, 658;

at the Hague, to propose a Peace, and “free transmit” to Antwerp, 744.

Rochechouart, Aymé de, Marquis de Bonnivet, sent to reconnoitre Juliers, 866;

conveys King's approval to Ambassador Foscarini, 905.

Rochester, Sir Edward, knight, buried at sea off Malamocco, 812 and note.

Rohan, Alexander de, Marquis de Marigny, in England, takes part in jousts, 463.

-, Benjamin de, seigneur de Soubise, brother of the Due de Rohan, his flight to England, 386,

honoured by Queen Anne, 400.

-, Henry, Due de, his brother's flight to England, 386, 400;

leaves for St. Jean de Losne to muster and review the Swiss, 853.

Roman Catholics in England, priest pardoned in compliment to Prince de Joinville, 8;

government alarmed at numbers of, in London, 14;

oaths of supremacy enforced against, 25;

protection of, commended to Venetian Ambassador, 27, 32;

connexion of, with, Gunpowder Plot, 31;

excitement among, at action of the “Archpriest” in taking oath of supremacy, 37, 59, 86, 117;

their milder treatment, 86;

forbidden by fresh Papal Brief to take the oath of allegiance, 117;

fear lest the penal laws against them may be put in execution, on occasion of the flight of the Earls;

their anxiety lessened by departure of Earl of Tyrone for Rome, 131;

welcome prorogation of Parliament, as preventing fresh penal laws against, 148;

King James asserts, in book, his right to exact oath of allegiance from, 168, 177, 203;

“a prudent Englishman,” Confessor of the Nuns of Saint Agnese of Milan, 213;

desire of King James to use clemency to, likely to be changed by Papal Bull deposing the “Archpriest,” 215;

he is forced to execute Jarves;

perplexity and schism among, 237;

Jarves' dying speech, and the Bulls, would ensure the enforcement of penal measures against, but for desire to temporize in Ireland, 240;

suspected of incendiarism at Bury St. Edmonds, 245;

penal laws enforced against, upon suspicion of Papal support of Irish rebels;

divided among themselves;

had hoped to placate the King by large subscriptions to loan, 278;

instructions to Venetian Ambassador to use reserve in advocating cause of, 305;

their constant asylum in the house of the Spanish Ambassador in London, 335;

Cardinal Bellarmin's work on their right to take the oath of allegiance, 340;

King James loathes the Puritans more than, 376;

numbers of the Nobility in England “professed Catholics,” 400;

“would not be viewed unfavourably,” but for Papal intrigues;

Judges on circuit directed to deal lightly with, 457;

arrest of English priest;

large numbers of priests in hiding, 463;

prosecuted in Scotland, 463 (p. 246), 466;

the Venetian Ambassador notes their numbers with surprise in Holy Week, 484;

“live in fear of some thunderbolt after such a cyclone,” i.e. the “Premonition,” &c., 527;

profits from recusants' estates granted to the Earl of Montgomery, 527;

alarm among, at the arrest of the “Archpriest” of Scotland, 527;

legislation against Scottish Roman Catholics rejected in Parliament, 555;

three priests, prisoners, handed over to the French Ambassador, of grace, 564;

the Scottish, cause the King more anxiety than the English, 575;

frequent the chapels of Embassies in London, 576, 636 (p. 353);

deputation of priests, on behalf of, to the Pope, to beg him to stay the Jesuits, or “they will destroy the slight remnants of the Catholic faith that still survive” in England, 578;

books circulated among, from the English College in Flanders, 588 (see “Pruritanus,”), 592;

King James “would rather see forty others put to death than one priest,” 636;

“two prominent ladies about Court” become, 714,

the Lady Arabella, 752,

she denies the report, 774, 856 (p. 462);

English Capuchin at Bordeaux in plot to poison King James, 728, 752;

books appear in England on the Oath of Allegiance, 786;

anticipate that, in order to relieve the King of odium, Parliament may be invited to legislate against, 786, 821, 880, 918 (p. 496);

two priests liberated, on condition of finding Protestant lodgings;

otherwise to return to prison in six weeks, 786;

secret defenders of, in Parliament, 821;

the King declines to take measures against “recusants”;

declares it sufficient, to enforce existing laws and “suppress the mischief certain ladies are making,” 856 (p. 462), 918 (p. 496);

suspicion attaching to, after the murder of Henry IV, 918,

rigorous proceedings against, 930 (p. 501), the King “considering how to abase and annihilate them if possible,”;

proposal to instantly execute all condemned priests, and try those imprisoned;

not to be allowed within ten miles of London;

to hold no offices;

not to send their children abroad for education;

a more stringent oath to be framed, 937:

Proclamation issued, 947, 948;

the Spanish Ambassador allowed to take six priests with him, 937;

orders against, issued in London, to secure the King's safety, 945 (p. 509);

the King wishes to extirpate, but is afraid to irritate;

the oath administered universally to detect;

servants in Lord Northampton's employment decline, and are dismissed;

the King's jest, 955;

the continuation of Parliament will cause, great trouble;

“the Puritans will look to that,” 955.

Rome, General Chapter of the Jesuits to be held at, 9;

Father Paul not safe at, 30;

flight to, of the Earl of Tyrone anticipated, 86, 125, 127;

attempted assassination of Father Paul devised in, 112, 113;

the Earl of Tyrone bound for, 121, 131, 136;

flight to, of the assassins of Father Paul, 134;

disinclination of Pope to receive Earl of Tyrone in, 160;

Sir Henry Wotton desires to be informed of the Earl's movements in, 165;

the Earl of Tyrone at Milan, on way to, 213,

leaves Milan for, 233,

arrives at, 243,

his credit in, increased by rebel success in Ireland, 248;

Palazzo di San Marco at, 274;

the Earl of Tyrone's letters from, intercepted, 278;

the Earl discontented at, 282;

Jesuits in, oppose sir Henry Wotton's collation of St. Chrysostom, 287;

death at, of the Earl of Tyrconnel, 292;

arrest in, of English travelling tutor, 320, and note;

change of Spanish Ambassadors in, 356;

“Father” Cotton's book sent to, 385;

courier sent to, by Henry IV, 388, 396;

avoided by Lord Harington's son, 407 note;

Persian Ambassador to visit, 517;

Alexander Seaton lived in, 575;

prohibition against King James' book placarded in, 583;

lodgings prepared in, for the Persian Embassy, 584, 589,

one Ambassador arrives in, 594;

reasons of the dispatch by Venice of an Ambassador-Extraordinary to England known in, 638;

the passion flower in Cardinal Farnese's garden at, 647 note;

Robert Sherley arrives in, 648;

the Blessed Carlo Borromeo to be canonized at, 676;

extradition from, of criminals sought by the Doge and Senate, 680;

Fra Fulgenzio consigned “to the most secret prison of the Inquisition” in, 796;

rumour that the Prince of Condé is coming to, 895;

courier dispatched to, from Paris to announce the murder of King Henry IV, 898, 923;

the Earl of Tyrone at, 917 (p. 493);

the Duke of Condé's gentleman leaves on arrival of the news of the King's murder, 924.

-, despatches and letters dated at, 13, 21, 32, 35, 51, 136, 231, 243, 256, 262, 292, 320, 445, 450, 459, 465, 475, 549, 559, 560, 566, 577, 578, 584, 589, 590, 594, 607, 608, 620, 632, 638, 648, 661, 681, 703, 721, 722, 745, 756, 767, 796, 845, 861, 895, 902, 923, 924.

Roos, Lord. See Cecil, William.

Rose, Thomas, his work in praise of King James, 409, 410.

Rossi, Abbe Bernardin, Imperial Secretary at Venice, instructed to meet Sir Anthony Sherley at Ferrara, 61, 62,

goes there, 72.

Rota, the decision of the, 540.

“Royal Exchange.” See Ships.

Rott, Edouard,” Henri IV. Les Suisses et la Haute Italie,” cited in notes to, 758, 820.

Rotterdam, Ambassador selected from, for England, on the fishery question, 838, 857 (p. 464), 894;

Utrecht invites, to join, in revolt, 858.

-, Franciscan Friar of. See Neyen.

-, Pensioner of. See Barneveldt.

Rovigo, booksellers of, forbidden to sell the “Pruritanus,” 622.

Royston, co. Camb., King goes to, to hunt, 86;

the King in seclusion at, compiling reply to the Jesuit Parsons, 131,

to Cardinal Bellarmin, 340;

King hunting at, 344;

King goes to, 413,

declines to receive Ambassador at, 420;

“returns to his usual hunting at,” 443;

quarrel at, 444;

Dutch Agent waits on King at, 449;

King returns from, 457,

goes to, 599, 664, 665,

leaves, the plague attacks his Household at, 685;

the King and his son go to, 714, 719;

King at, 738, 778,

working on a reply to Cardinal Bellarmin, 786;

King goes to, and Newmarket, 894;

receives the news at, of the murder of King Henry IV, 918.

Rudolf II, Emperor, (1608), Sir Anthony Sherley on way to, 49, 61–64,

had posed as his Ambassador, 77;

the “Imperial Mathematician” (Kepler) mentioned, 79;

receives Sir Anthony Sherley, on return from mission to Fez, 100, 129;

his Envoy expected in Netherlands, for peace negotiations, 130;

rumoured alliance between, the Pope, Spain, and Grand Duke of Tuscany against Turk, 164,

comments of Sir Henry Wotton, 165,

of Giustinian, 182,

of Lord Salisbury, 185;

Venetian Ambassador accredited to, ordered to inquire as to right of asylum in Embassies, 315, 337;

his Ambassador at the Hague helps to arrange a seven years' truce, 330; (1609),

Imperial Commissioners to settle religious question at Cologne, 402;

Venetian precedence at Court of, 439, 470;

the Secretary of the English Ambassador in Turkey a spy for, 453, 494;

Henry IV desires that force may not be used by, touching the Cleves succession, 473;

dedication to, of King James' “Apology,” 484a.;

embassy to, from Persia, to urge war on the Turk, 495, 507, 517, 524, 531, 541, 545, 551, 581, 582, 584, 589, 594, 598, 607, 608, 610, 619, 620, 624, 648, 661, 676, 769, 773, 799;

arrangements for sending the “Premonition” to, 527, 539,

request of the Pope that he will not receive it, 560;

sends the Archduke Leopold to Juliers;

the Archduke Albert inclined to support the Imperial claims in Cleves;

the claims of Saxony and the Marquis of Borgau referred to his decision 580;

copies of letters from to the Margrave of Brandenburg, the Duke of Neuburg, and the State of Juliers and Cleves, 601, 602;

King James writes to, re Cleves, 611;

appeal to, by “the Princes in Düsseldorf,” 611;

his Ambassador in Paris, 665;

Henry IV rejects his right to be arbiter in the Cleves question, as being an interested party, 692;

the Duke of Saxony's claim to Cleves advanced to please, 714;

King James' dislike to his aggression in Cleves, and to the support by Spain and the Ecclesiastical Electors, which he bade fair to receive, increased by his refusal to accept the “Premonition,” and not modified by a present of horses and clocks, 714;

his Court visited by young Harington, 716;

King James will continue to support “the Princes” pending his decision on the claims of the Duke of Saxony;

on the Duke's death, without issue, the duchies would lapse to, 727;

(1610), the Imperial ban published against Neuburg and Brandenburg, 759;

buys pictures, and a crystal casket, designed for the Shah, from Robert Sherley, 773;

Lord Salisbury describes; “remove his rank and” he “would be an object of pity rather than of fear”;

the Possessioners will abide “the judgment not of the Emperor but of the Empire,” 793;

English suspicions of the Duke of Saxony's subservience to, 803;

Ottavio Visconti accredited to, by the Archduke Albert, 821;

assisting Archduke Leopold, 822;

Henry IV, in reply to complaint of his honouring the Prince of Anhalt, a man “ill-affected” to, declares that “the Empire and the House of Austria are no affair of his,” 852;

the Archduke Albert hands over Rheinberg to the Imperial Commissioners, under pretext of his claim to it, in reality to bar Dutch access to Cleves, 857 (p. 464), “a mere suspicion,” 858;

“toiling every hour to put money together” for Cleves, 894;

unable, according to Sir Henry Wotton, to interfere in Cleves, “owing to the jealousy of his brothers,” 907;

the Archduke Leopold goes to Prague to concert measures with, and the Archduke Albert, 955.

Russel, Lancelot, master of the “Grace” of London, 418.

-, Lucy, Countess of Bedford, daughter of Lord Harington of Exton, Maid of Honour to the Queen, 407 and note.

Russia, Swedish quarrel with, 503;

English serving in, 525;

English trade with (“Muscovy”) ruined by the Polish war;

the defeat by, of the Poles, considered certain, 700.