|[Nov. ?]||957. The Queen to the Prince of Condé.|
|To prevent misunderstanding she assures him that she
continues in her former purposes to aid him and his just
cause, tending to God's glory. He being thus warned will
continue the like on his part.|
Draft by Cecil. P. 1.
|Nov.||958. The Vidame of Chartres to Lord Robert Dudley.|
|1. Regrets that he has hitherto been prevented from having
an interview with the Queen, as he is anxious to know what
answer she will make to the French Ambassador, by which
he will learn what he has to hope from her, and whether she
will accept his offers of service. Wishes his Lordship to remind her of this. Hopes she will continue to succour the
afflicted Christians, and that she will have a happy marriage
|2. Thanks him for the ring sent by the Earl of Bedford and
professes his devotion to Dudley.|
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary: Nov. 1562.
Ital. Pp. 3.
|Nov.||959. Paul De Foix to Cecil.|
|Expresses his esteem and regard for Cecil, and requests
him to assist his friend Florentius [Florence de Diaceto]
in the matter which had been mentioned to the Queen.
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. Lat. Pp. 2.
|Nov.||960. — [to Cecil.]|
|Desires that the Queen will send to the Count Montgomery
and the others in Dieppe 10,000 out of the 40,000 crowns of
the sum which she has granted for the defence of Normandy.
The 1,000 crowns sent to him have been used at Havre. He
has six ensigns of foot and four cornets of horse.|
Orig., signature torn off. Endd. by Cecil. Fr. Pp. 2.
|Nov. 1.||961. The Privy Council to Cecil.|
|1. They have revoked Count Montgomery and others of
the French being notable in service, from thence hither, upon
pretence that they would confer with them upon matters of
importance. He is to send the same to the Vidame.—Hampton Court, 1 Nov. 1562.|
|2. P. S.— It is meant to call the Count and the rest hither
if the Vidame can be brought to agree thereto, and Warwick
thinks it convenient, to whom they have written. They
would gladly see him [Cecil] to-morrow. The Vidame is at
the Earl of Bedford's house. Signed.|
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 2.
|Nov. 1.||962. John Abingdon to Cecil.|
|Mr. Treasurer arrived this night, and as soon as the wind
serves Abingdon is ready to send with him to Newhaven 10,000
weight of biscuit and 200 quarters of wheat. His clerk bakes
above fourteen cwt. daily, which is almost the full proportion
for 4,000 men, after the rate of half a pound of bread a day.
Trusts that he has sent to Young and Bashe to forward meal
to Newhaven.—Portsmouth, 1 Nov. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. with seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary.
|Nov. 1.||963. Sir William Keyllway to Cecil.|
|1. This day the Phœnix arrived from Newhaven. The
new bark remains there for the transportation of the Lord
President, who comes away on Tuesday or Wednesday.|
|2. P. S.—Sir Maurice Denis arrived here very late yester
day.—Portsmouth, 1 Nov. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 2.
|Nov. 1.||964. Articles presented by the Inhabitants of Dieppe,
|1. That those soldiers and citizens who have taken arms for
the defence of the town, as well as those who were at the first
siege of Rouen, shall be included in the treaty of accord.
Also that the gentlemen may have permission to carry pistols
for their protection. Granted.|
|2. An amnesty for all pillagings, burning of churches,
breaking of images, plundering of bells and ornaments, and
for all outrages and murders committed since the beginning
of these troubles. Granted.|
|3. That the money expended on the fortifications of Dieppe
shall be allowed out of the taxes of the said town. Granted.|
|4. That the King will confirm all that he has conceded to
|5. That he will restore to La Caille, lieutenant of the
Prevost des Mareschaux in Normandy, his wages which have
been stopped during the time he has been in Dieppe.|
Copy. Endd. Fr. Pp. 3.
|Nov. 1.||965. William Jaye to Cureton. (fn. 1) |
|Calais, Dieppe, Newhaven, and Brest are in the hands of
the English. 5,000 Englishmen on their way from Newhaven
to Rouen were slain by the French and all the English in
Bordeaux are stayed.—St. Sebastian, 1 Nov. 1562.|
Copy, on a small piece of paper. P. 1.
Labanoff, vii. 304.
|966. Mary, Queen of Scots, to the Queen.|
|Is glad to hear of her recovery, and that her face will lose
none of its perfection. Randolph has asked her to send a
receipt for some wash for the face; but Fernel, the King's
physician would never give her that which he used. If she
had known of it earlier she would have sent another. Randolph can inform her of the pacification of the troubles here.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by a nearly contemporary
hand: May 1566, by Malvisier. (fn. 2) Fr. Pp. 3.
|Nov. 2.||967. Randolph to Cecil.|
|1. Excuses his delay in answering Cecil's letter, and in presenting that of the Queen to the Queen of Scots. Attended upon
her on Thursday at supper, when she (being privy that he had
a letter) asked him how he would answer to his mistress for
keeping her writing so long. Said he saw she was occupied.
She answered that nothing imported her more than to hear
from the Queen. This was said that those about her should
gather that the goodwill between them was so great. Told
her that the packet was too much for her to read before
supper; she said that if she had but a sight of it she would
end her supper. When he presented to her only a little letter,
she said if it was no more than that it would help to
digest her supper. On her saying that the letter was not in
the Queen's hand, he answered that whoever wrote the superscription he was sure that the letter was her own writing.
She read the whole incontinent; her countenance being before
prepared that whatsoever was contained in it there should
be no alteration. After she had done she passed the rest of her
supper in mirth, as she had done the beginning. She said she
trusted next year to travel as far south as she had done north.
Answered that now she might be assured of good quietness
at home. There will be now, she said, more willing to go
this year than there was last; meaning the Duke, who was
confederate with the Earl against that purpose.|
|2. After supper she entered her chamber and called Randolph aside and asked whether the Queen was sick. He
said that it was the small pox. She said that she was glad
that it was no more. She then spoke at length on the
Queen's letter of Oct. 15th, and said that where the Queen
desired her to lay aside all affection, and regard her doings
with the simple eye of reason, notwithstanding the affection
she bore to her uncles and to the Queen, in this matter
she was indifferent to them both. She thought that the one
did nothing but by commandment and as by duty he was
bound, and that the other might have as well provided for
herself as to have entered into a new cumber in the time
of a young Prince, whereof how good soever her meaning
be the worst will always be spoken. She must say in
defence of her uncles that they are true subjects. She heartily
wished them well, as by nature she was bound to do; but she
would not condemn those who were not of her mind, and so
he might report of her.|
|3. He forbore to say anything more grievous against her
uncles at that time, knowing how tenderly she favoured them;
but told her that he had received a writing from the Queen
to the effect that the King when he came to years of judgment would think himself beholden unto her. At these
words she smiled and said that they had enough of this
purpose, and asked for news.|
|4. He concealed nothing that Cecil had written to him.
He gave her none of the books, but thought to find other
means to bring one of them to her hands, lest she should
think that he did all things of purpose, and so should "crase"
his credit. In these purposes she spent a whole hour with
him in sight of many of her nobles, ladies, and gentlemen,
who judged the conference to have only been upon some offer
of harquebusiers from Berwick. The Queen and he were
content that they should think the same, and here they left off
purpose as merrily as they had begun.|
|5. On Friday after dinner (knowing the Lords to be in the
Tolbooth sitting in judgment on the prisoners), he presented
himself again to the Queen, who declared how detestable a
part Huntly thought to have used against her; as to have
married her where he would, to have slain her brother and
whom else he liked, the places and the times where it should
have been done, and how easy a matter it was if God had
not preserved her. She said that in two days she would
write to the Queen.|
|6. After Huntly was brought into this town it was consulted
what should be done with his corpse. Some thought he should
be buried and nothing else done; others that he should be
beheaded; the last was that his bowels should be taken out and
the body reserved until Parliament, that there he might be
convicted of treason, in which mind they remain. John
Gordon has confessed all and lays the fault on his father. He
is not yet condemned, but doubtless will not escape. Some
of the others are hanged and more are like to suffer. The
manner of his taking was this; they had encamped on the
top of a hill from whence they were driven with shot of harquebus into a low mossy ground where the horsemen dealt
with them a good space, and at length forced them into
a corner, whence (by reason of the said hill and the marshy
ground) they could not depart. There were they set upon, and
when they came to the shock those of the van-guard gave
back, and many cast away their spears ready to run away.
The Earl of Murray and his company, being behind them,
seeing the danger, came so fiercely upon them that he
caused the other to turn again, and so stoutly set upon the
enemy that incontinently they were taken to the number
of six score and about 220 slain. Huntly's whole company
was not above 500. Some say he fought and others the contrary. Upon Friday there came a servant from the Duke
with assurance that he would take no part with Huntly.
Lord Gordon has departed from him re infecta. Lethington
desires to be excused, he will answer Cecil's letter in two or
three days.—Aberdeen, 2 Nov. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 8.
|Nov. 2.||968. Warwick to Cecil.|
|Has not written oftener because of Sidney's return to the
Court, who will declare the state of the town. Sends the
demands of Montgomery and others, with his answer to
them, with the advice of the Council here. The Count was
glad he made his escape from Rouen, else it is likely he
would have shared the fate of his companions; for Guise has
beheaded six of the principal men of the town, and hanged
certain ministers. Is desired by Montgomery to present a
galley to the Queen; what shall be done therewith? It
would do service here to keep the haven, so that none might
pass the river. Stranguadge being dead, another must be
appointed to serve in the galley, else they might pass the
river in spite of all; Burroughs is a meet man to supply the
place. Four thousand Almains are coming hitherward to
keep Harfleur and Montreville. Considering what mischief
it will be to this town to have them planted so near,
Montgomery has determined to see if he can possibly win
these places before the enemy takes them. Sidney can at
large declare all things.—Newhaven, 2 Nov. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 4.
|Nov. 2.||969. John Young to Cecil.|
|1. About 3 o'clock M. De Veles, lieutenant to M. De Fors,
of Dieppe, with divers other counsellors of Dieppe, and many
other simple people of that place, arrived here. Has learnt
by them that this day M. De Montmorency enters Dieppe,
and that all the people there shall live after their own
consciences, but that they shall have neither preachers nor
ministers. All there have submitted to the King. Learns
further from M. De Veles' servant (who was at Rouen during
all the siege) that it was got thus:—On 26 October, in the
forenoon, about 9, the assault began, where in the trench on
the one side lay Englishmen, and on the other Scotchmen,
which continued until 12, and then they made entry. Six
hundred English and Scotch were slain, and not above
twenty saved, amongst whom Mr. Killigrew was taken sore
hurt. The Almains and soldiers all that day destroyed many
women and children. After the King, the Queen, the
Guises, and the Constable were entered, the Guises and the
Constable, calling before them the burgesses and soldiers,
demanded how they durst bear arms against their King, to
whom they said that they were enforced to do so by the
chief governors of the town against their wills; whereupon
they were commanded to yield up all their armour and
weapons. In the afternoon of that day the Constable
inquired after M. Montgomery's wife, and finding and
saluting her, he said that he was sorry that her husband was
such a disordered person against his King, and that the
King had pardoned her; willing her to repair to her lodging
and attend upon the Queen next morning to know her
|2. Mr. Leyton escaped from Rouen in company of Montgomery. The King's guard of Scots declared that M.
D'Andelot should enter France with 10,000 Almains, and
that the Marshal St. André was gone to meet him with
15,000 soldiers. Condé has returned to Orleans. The King
of Navarre is alive, but hurt in the shoulder, and lies in
Rouen in the house of the Bailiff of Dieppe. Guise, with
a great oath, wished 10,000 English in Dieppe. There
is daily great preparation of men towards Newhaven.
Already 500 persons are there, and they are in great want
of corn for their aid. What shall he do with the Breton
ship? There are certain Bretons abroad adventuring against
them and the Protestants.|
|3. This day came two ships of Dieppe full of people; one
bound to Newhaven (having English soldiers on board)
could not fetch that place, and would have returned, but the
soldiers forced the mariners to bring the ship hither. Desires
to know his pleasure herein; the ships are handsome and
serviceable. Here enclosed Captain Ribaud has sent certain
articles of agreement between the French King and the
people of Dieppe. The chief counsellors of Rouen are put to
death, as M. Mantreville, President there, Hauderfelle,
Noel Coton, and many others. Intends to send Mr.
Bashe's hoy and hulk to Newhaven laden with corn.—Rye,
2 Nov. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 4.
|Nov. 2.||970. The French Ambassador.|
|Notes taken out of Poole's examination concerning the
|1. It appears in Barwick's confession that Bingham moved
him to tell the French Ambassador that he knew a mean
how to stay all the men that were now passing over.
Barwick said to the Ambassador, "What will ye say if there
be a young nobleman that will pass the seas and may chance
to stay all these men now going over?" The Ambassador
asked who it was. Barwick answered, hereafter he should
|2. Barwick brought Foscue to the Ambassador, who were
in conversation more than half an hour.|
|3. Anthony Foscue confessed about a month before his
apprehension he was with the Ambassador, and was let in a
secret way, and the Ambassador promised him and his
company his letters in their favour when they arrived in
Flanders. Foscue broke this journey with the Spanish
Ambassador, but he would not meddle withal whilst they
were here, but when they were in Flanders he would do the
best he could. The French Ambassador, in conversation
with Foscue, said Guise would never assent to set up any
other state in this realm than the Queen of Scots, whom he
meant to set up as Queen of England.|
|4. Arthur Poole in his confession says that Foscue told
him that the French Ambassador had promised them furtherance as soon as they crossed the sea, but would not meddle
in the matter so long as they remained here.|
|5. Foscue in his third confession says that Humphrey
Barwick told him that the French Ambassador had given
him ten crowns last summer, when the ships were first
prepared, to ride to Gillingham and inform him what ships
were prepared for sea, and also to give him the captains'
Orig. Dated and endd. by Cecil. Pp. 3.
|Nov. 2.||971. Clough to Challoner.|
|1. Wrote on the 13th ult. Marvels he has neither received
his money nor the bills of exchange. Has shown John
Fleming Challoner's letter in which he says that Francisco
Bravo has not paid him. Fleming said that they had both
been deceived. Encloses a packet which he thinks came
from the Queen. She is sick of the small-pox, but not in
|2. Received letters from Frankfort stating that all the
Princes of Germany are there, and that provision has been
made for 9,377 horses.—Antwerp, 2 Nov. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Challoner: Received by the
ordinary of Flanders, 23rd of the same.
|Nov. 3.||972. William Cocks to the Marquis of Winchester.|
|1. Received his letter of the 9th ult., and the like for the
Mayor of Newcastle for 1,000 chaldrons of coals for Berwick.
Few men are willing to venture hither with their ships in
the winter, because the coasts are very dangerous; the freight
for coals is then 3s. 4d. per chaldron more than in the
summer, and from their being then so wet, and being received
by weight, twenty chaldrons will not be equal to sixteen
when delivered at Berwick. There is at the least 400
chaldrons of coals at Berwick, which will with some more
serve to pass the winter.|
|2. The bearer [Bertram Anderson] will be glad to furnish
a great part of the 1,000 chaldrons, and also the shipping
when the season serves. He and his partners have a great
mass of felled and rough-squared timber within nine or ten
miles of this place; has had fifty tons of them. By the late
bargain with Mr. Whally timber cost 10s. per ton at Stockwith, 3s. 4d. more before it was shipped, and about 10s. more
for freight, whilst the cost for this is but 5s. 6d. per ton in the
wood, 3s. 4d. for the carriage to the water-side, and so aboard
the ship boats 4d. or 6d., and the freight will not be more
than 6s. 8d. per ton.—Newcastle, 3 Nov. 1562. Signed:
William Cocks, servant to Sir Richard Lee, and Purveyor for
the fortifications at Berwick.|
Orig. Hol., with seal. Add. Endd. Pp. 2. (fn. 3)
|Nov. 3.||973. William Reed to Cecil.|
|Was lately a suitor for a tithe in Northumberland, to have
a lease thereof for twenty-one years. He is answered to have
it by lease so long as he is Captain of the Islands. Asks if
the Queen will grant him a patent thereof for life.—Newhaven, 3 Nov. 1562. Signed.|
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 2.
Forbes, ii. 170.
|974. The Queen to Sir Hugh Paulet.|
|He is appointed one of the council of the Earl of Warwick
at Newhaven, and to be High Marshal there vice Poynyngs,
Captain of Portsmouth, who is to return to his former charge.|
Draft, corrected by Cecil. Endd. Pp. 3.
Forbes, ii. 169.
|975. The Queen to Warwick.|
|If Sidney has not left, she wishes he should abide there.
She sends letters by this bearer to be sent to Sir Hugh
Paulet, Captain of Jersey, to come to him, and as cause
requires will send more thither.|
Draft, in Cecil's hol. Endd. Pp. 2.
Forbes, ii. 171.
|976. Writ to the Sheriff and Justices of Essex.|
|To levy 600 men for service at Newhaven, half of them to
be embarked at Ipswich and the rest at Rye.|
Draft, corrected by Cecil. Endd. Pp. 3.
|Nov. 3.||977. Vaughan to Cecil.|
|1. Sidney carries with him an account of their state and
wants here. He has called out 150 soldiers, but the captains
are loth to have their bands diminished. Could pick out
many meeter for the works than to be soldiers. Has moved
to have a searcher allowed. Of the number now in the
works he found aboard ship at one tide, ready to pass, fortyeight of sundry bands that were discharged ten days before,
and the captains were paid for them. Now (because of the
chain across the haven and the diligence of the searcher) he
has them brought to him as they seek to pass, and examines
their discharges from their captains. Many other foul shifts
are offered. Trusts Cecil will obtain his discharge, as he
cannot do the Queen such service here as he would. Is
thankful the Queen is restored to health, who (as it appears
by Cecil's letters of the 23rd ult.) was in great danger.—
Newhaven, 3 Oct. 1562. Signed.|
|2. P. S.—Mr. Pelham is appointed to have the charge of
the labourers. He sees few men, and little done about the
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 4.
|[Nov. 3.]||978. Another copy of the above, without the P. S., and dated
4 Nov. Signed.|
Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 3.
|Nov. 3.||979. William Bromefeld to Cecil.|
|Has received Cecil's letters of the 13th and 23rd ult., and
has sent the plat of Newhaven, with notes touching the seat
thereof, which is not so perfect as the next shall be, for there
is an error in one of the curtains. Sir Richard A'Lee is making
one by the aid of him who made this, to send over by the
Lord President. The next will set forth the seat of the
town and country adjoining. The Earl of Warwick arrived
here on the 26th ult. On the 30th ult. he received from
Lord St. John two lasts and a half and twenty-eight pounds
of corn powder.—Newhaven, 3 Nov. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Hol., with seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary.
Forbes, ii. 171.
|980. Orders for the Sea.|
|1. Portsmouth is the meetest place for relieving Newhaven.
List of ships to be placed and kept there this winter. Certain
ships to be victualled for wafting of victuals, etc., and the
remainder are to be in readiness upon all suddens to take in
men and victuals. One thousand mariners be prested upon
the coast of England, next Newhaven, to be transported
thither for setting away the ships that are there. Twentyone days' victuals is to be prepared to serve the 1,000 men.—
Signed: T. Norfolk; Pembroke; E. Clynton.|
|2. P. S.—For 1,000 men for Newhaven, 500l. For 320
mariners to carry the five ships to Portsmouth, 64l. For 1,000
men's victuals for three weeks to be sent to Newhaven to
bring away the French ships, 500l. For victuals to be
provided at Portsmouth for setting out ships there, 800l.|
Corrected by Cecil. Endd. Pp. 4.
|Nov. 3.||981. Gresham to Smith.|
|1. Received Smith's letter of the 18th ult. respecting money
|2. The Queen orders him to give him [Smith] credit in
France for 2,000 crowns. Sends herewith another letter of
credit for 1,000 crowns more to receive of Gerardo Burlamachi.—London, 3 Nov. 1562.|
|3. P. S.—If Throckmorton wants money he desires Smith
to assist him, for which he will send him credit.|
Copy. Endd. Pp. 2.
Forbes, ii. 173.
|982. Warwick to the Queen.|
|1. Has informed M. De Beauvoir of the danger that would
arise to this town if it were besieged by reason of the ships
remaining here, and that the Queen had therefore commanded
them to be sent to Portsmouth. Beauvoys for his own part
approves of it, but fears the owners would not consent. Offered
him [Beauvoys] the choice of twelve of the ships, as it was
agreed upon between her and the Vidame. Beauvoys made
as though he had never heard of the motion before.|
|2. Montgomery has requested him to present a French
galley to her from him. Sidney can better declare to
her the state of this town than he can write.—Newhaven,
4 Nov. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Hol., with seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary.
|Nov. [4.]||983. The Answer of M. Beauvoir concerning the Ships.|
|Does not think that Havre will be besieged; so the ships
may remain until more forces come from England and occupy
Fécamp and Honfleur, where they can be placed. The masters
equip their vessels during the winter for their voyages to the
Brazils, Guinea, Newfoundland, Barbary, Spain, and other
places, who if they were removed would be deprived of their
livelihood. The vessels belonging to Papists should be removed
to some place where they can do no harm; they might be
sent to England.|
Endd. Fr. Pp. 3.
|Nov. 4.||984. Nicholas Malbie to Cecil.|
|1. This day a soldier of Rouen informed him the slaughter
there was not so great as reported, and that he heard the
soldiers of the camp say, "What shall we do at Newhaven ?
There is nothing to do but to break our necks, for we cannot
come near it by half a league;" so he is of opinion their
Rouen victory withdraws their courage meant to Newhaven,
where they look to have nothing but blows.—Newhaven,
4 Nov. 1562. Signed.|
|2. P. S.—Rouen being taken on Monday 26th ult., on the following Friday there was executed one Marlorat, a minister, and
a very learned man, Soquences, and John Bigot (a rich merchant
and a burgess of Rouen,) and Coton, two ancient men of the
church. On Saturday, Mantreville, chief president of Rouen,
and M. De Cros, some time governor of Newhaven, with two
or three more were executed.|
Orig. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 2.
|Nov. 4.||985. John Young to Cecil.|
|On the 3rd a boat arrived from Dieppe with 150 French,
men, women, and children, who declared that Montmorency,
with 400 well appointed soldiers entered Dieppe upon Monday
last. He is determined to prepare all the ships in Dieppe to
stop the English victuallers going to Newhaven. The Duke
of Guise intends to go to Newhaven. Desires to know his
pleasure concerning the two ships of Dieppe; their owners
remain at Dieppe. On the 3rd, being very foul weather,
there came in a Flemish hoy with eight dryvats of armour,
and dags with flasks, "tuch boxes," etc., which should have
gone to Dieppe. The Guises pretend to proclaim war against
England.—Rye, 4 Nov. 1562. Signed.|
Orig. Add. Endd by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 3.
|Nov. 4.||986. Henry Cobham to Challoner.|
|1. Received his of the 20th ult., by the Moor, with a letter
for the Queen. Has waited here nine days for a fair wind.
Has bought a bed and a gown, also victuals and a small
barrel of wine, as he thinks that they are like to try the seas
some days. Thinks that Alessandro Pallavacino is by this
time at the Court, having met him at an inn fifteen leagues
|2. Desires that this letter and a case of glasses sent by this
bearer may be delivered to Mrs. Stradlinge; commendations
to Mr. Parker and Mr. Huggins.—Bilboa, 4 Nov. 1562.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Challoner. Pp. 2.
|Nov. 5.||987. Smith to the Privy Council.|
|1. On the 4th inst. the Cardinal of Ferrara promised him
audience of the Queen. About 3 o'clock M. De Sevre brought
him to the Court, where were the King, the Queen Mother,
and the Duke of Orleans; the Prince of Rochesurion, the
Duke of Guise, the Constable, the Duke of Etampes, and the
Cardinal of Guise. He asked for answer to the things propounded at his last being there. The Queen Mother answered
that she had perused the book with the Council; and if the
Queen wished to have peace in France she should remove her
force from Newhaven. And whereas that Elizabeth says that
the King and she [the Queen Mother] are kept prisoners, none
command here but the King, the Queen Mother, and the
King of Navarre. Answered that he had replied to many of
these objections before. The Queen wishes to end these
troubles by composition, and not by the sword. She fears
that those of the contrary religion if flushed with success will
perhaps trouble her realm also.|
|2. Their Lordships understand what this answer means,
and it rests upon this that D'Andelot is almost joined with
Condé, and these men intend to hazard all in one battle.
There is like to be 16,000 or 20,000 on each side.|
|3. The Duke of Guise and the Constable leave here
to-morrow with the camp to go towards Etampes. They will
take from about Paris with them, 7,000 or 8,000 men, and
will take up the soldiers of the garrisons as they go. MM.
De Montpensier and Monluc shall come from the other side of
Orleans to meet them; and from the east side Marshal St.
André follows D'Andelot. Thus on every side they go to
meet about Orleans where the Prince is. All think now there
will be a battle.—Rouen, 5 Nov. 1562.|
|4. The King of Navarre is either dead or cannot escape, but
it is kept very close yet. Signed.|
Orig., with seal. Add. Endd. by Cecil's secretary. Pp. 5.
|Nov. 5.||988. P. E. Herquinigo to Challoner.|
|His master, John Cuerton, has set out for Portogalato
with Cobham. Mentions the loss of twenty-seven Spanish
galleys, with Senior Bernardino. His master has received
letters which say that there are many English within Rouen,
and that they have taken Dieppe and Havre de Grace.
Nothing certain is known about Calais.—Bilboa, 5 Nov. 1562.
Orig. Hol. Add. Endd. by Challoner. Span. Pp. 3.