Venice: November 1567

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Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 7, 1558-1580. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1890.

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November 1567

Nov. 8. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 409. Giovanni Correr, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Doge and Senate.
I inquired of the most Christian Queen whether the Huguenots were expecting any foreign aid, and she replied, “We have no fear on this account, except from England and Germany.
“Our Ambassador in England writes us that the Queen continues to evince the greatest displeasure at the disturbances here, and says that she desires to be a good sister to the King my son.”
Paris, 8th November 1567.
Nov. 11. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 410. Giovanni Correr, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Doge and Senate.
The Constable has received several dangerous wounds, one of which was from an harquebus shot, discharged by a Scotchman of the House of Stuart. The unfortunate old man said to the Scotchman, “You do not know me, I am the Constable;” and the Scotchman replied, “Because I know you, I give you this,” and with these words he fired his harquebus.
I have kept this letter open till the 12th; the Constable is worse, and the physicians give him but two hours to live.
Paris, 11th November 1567.
Nov. 15. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 411. Giovanni Correr, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Signory.
The Constable died on the 12th instant, and his death is much regretted.
Paris, 15th November 1567.