Venice: April 1577

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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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April 1577

April 23. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 669. Giovanni Francesco Morosini, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Signory.
A gentleman sent by the Queen of Scotland has arrived at the Court, under the pretext of coming to consult with physicians about her Majesty's serious indisposition, as indeed they say that her life is in great danger. Nevertheless, I have also heard that this proceeding is to move these Majesties to induce the Queen of England, if she will not release the Queen of Scotland as she ought to do, at least to change the Queen of Scotland's place of abode, and give her greater opportunities than she now possesses to effect her cure ; but considering the current events relating to the expulsion of the Huguenots, any steps taken here will have but small effect in England, because there the English are so enraged on this account, that there is nothing they would leave undone to displease and injure this Crown.
Blois, 23rd April 1577.