Venice: August 1578

Pages 582-583

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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August 1578

Aug. 10. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 729. Giovanni Michiel and Hieronimo Lippomano, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Signory.
The King appointed us an audience last Thursday, when I, Giovanni Michiel, gave a full account of the negotiation which I had carried on with Monsieur.
The three brothers de Rambouillet, who have been accredited respectively as Ambassadors to the Emperor, to Spain, and to England, and also the Abbé Biragues, who has been accredited to Rome, have all departed on their missions. The Marshal de Montmorency, who is ill with the gout, has informed us that he had seen merchants' letters from Antwerp dated the 7th instant, stating that several engagements have taken place wherein many Spaniards had been killed by the prowess of the French and English who have taken part with the Flemings, but we have had no confirmation of this news.
Paris, 10th August 1578.