Venice: October 1565

Pages 373-374

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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October 1565

1565. Oct. 13. Original Letter Book, Venetian Archives. 358. Marc' Antonio Barbaro, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Signory.
A bastard brother of the Queen of Scotland [James Stewart, Earl of Murray], together with many of the nobility of that kingdom, have taken up arms against the Queen and her new King [Henry Stewart, Earl of Darnley], with regard to religious affairs, and the Queen of England not only favours them secretly, but has declared herself openly, and has sent cavalry and infantry to those frontiers.
I shall learn all details from the brother of the Queen of England's [Scotland's?] Ambassador, who left Scotland a few days ago, and is expected here to-morrow, being sent to these Majesties by the aforesaid Ambassador, who remains sixteen or eighteen leagues hence seriously ill, to demand their assistance.
Nantes, 13th October 1565.