Elizabeth
August 1566

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'Elizabeth: August 1566', Calendar of State Papers Foreign, Elizabeth, Volume 8: 1566-1568 (1871), pp. 112-126. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=72112 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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August 1566

August 1.615. Dr. Man to Cecil.
There are marvellous thunderings and threatenings against Flanders. M. de Montigny stands upon his despatch.— Madrid, 1 August 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 1.
August 1.616. The Queen to the Earl of Bedford.
Whereas he advertises of an offer made by a gentleman of Scotland, he is to devise some secret means how to speak with him and assure him that if the matters which he shall disclose are of such importance as he pretends, of the keeping his doings secret and of doing him pleasure.
Draft in Cecil's writing. Endd. P. 1.
August 1.617. M. De la Forest to the Queen.
Sends his nephew with the French King's commendation to enquire after her health.—London, 1 August. Signed: Bochetel.
Add. Endd., with seal. Fr. P. ½.
August 2.618. Sir John Forster to Cecil.
Understands by his that the Queen has taken some offence with the Earl of Morton, and the rest, for that (their) being here should be known to the Queen of Scots. Andrew Carre is in Scotland with the young Laird of Cessford who killed the Abbot of Kelso, so that there remain no more unpardoned, but (Morton), Lord Ruthven, the Laird of Whittingham, and George Douglas. Whosoever shall be reporters to the Queen of Scots of their rest in England he shall be able to defend the same to be an untruth. The Queen of Scots has appointed to be at Jedburgh the 17th instant, of whose coming the evil sort of the borderers are afraid.—From his house nigh Alnwick, 2 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 1.
August 3.619. John Shers to Cecil.
Sends advices from Venice by letters of the 3rd of August, relating to the proceedings of the Turkish navy; from Vienna of 25 July of the war in Hungary; and from Rome 27 July. Has had news also of the doings of the Iconoclasts. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2.
August 4.620. Richard Clough to Gresham.
Has done his best for the taking up of money but can find none, all here being clean out of it. On Thursday saw above 20,000 people at the preaching, very many of the best and wealthiest of the town. They of Brussels refused to receive the Provost Marshal's men, and demanded the keys of the town from the Regent which were delivered to them. They say that all the horses are bought up by the Gueux, and that there was of late given by the congregation 42,000 guilders amongst those who were unprovided of horses and harness. The Prince of Orange has requested to know from the Regent why the Duke of Brunswick and others take up men, but can get no answer. The Regent has sent her jewels and plate to Cologne.—Antwerp, 4 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 4.
August 4.621. M. De la Forest to Cecil.
Forwards certain letters enclosed in his last despatch from France.—London, 4 Aug. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Fr. Pp. 1.
August 6.622. The Queen to Gresham.
Allows of his taking up 6,000l. for her affairs in Ireland, and directs him to go to Antwerp for the prolongation with her creditors for six months of her debts of 32,000l. due on the 20th instant.
Cancelled draft on back. Endd. P. 1.
August 6.623. Sir Thomas Gresham, Remembrance.
For warrant of taking up of money and prolonging of the 32,000l. due 20 Aug. 1566.
Endd. P. 1.
August 8.624. The Earl of Bedford to Cecil.
1. Thanks him for the good news he wrote, and chiefly touching Lady Rutland. Trusts he will remember his dispatch against Michaelmas.
2. Held the 6th instant a day of Trewe with the Laird of Cessford, where he had justice.
3. The journey to Jedburgh seems to wax doubtful, and Bothwell, if he attempt it without the Queen's presence, will have but an homely welcome and a worse farewell.
4. The disagreement between the Queen and her husband rather increases.
5. Her husband is gone to Dumfermline.
6. There is now come home and realeased from the horn, Ormistone, Hawton, and Cawder.—Berwick, 8 August 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2.
August 9.625. The Earl of Bedford to Cecil.
Refers him for news of these parts to the bearer, M. Mauvissiere, who has wrought very earnestly for the Lords, and who desires a passport for two horses.—Berwick, 9 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 1.
August 9.626. The Duke of Châtelherault to Cecil.
Thanks him for the goodwill and kindness shown to him and his. His son and cousin will declare all his proceedings. —Dieppe, 9 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ½.
August 10.627. Charges at Berwick.
The charges there, as well ordinary as extraordinary, for one year, ending Michaelmas 1566, amount to 30,058l. 2s. 8d., towards which there has been received out of the exchequer and from the receivers of the north 8,850l., leaving to be paid 21,208l. 2s. 8d.
Pp. 3.
628. Another copy of the above.
Endd. Pp. 3.
August 10.629. Charges at Berwick.
By Brown and Jenyson's declaration the charges there for the year ending Michaelmas 1566 amount to 30,058l. 2s. 8d., whereof there is to be deducted the surplusage of last year's accompt, and other sums received, amounting to 10,921l. 16s. 10d.
Endd.: 11 Aug. 1566. P. 1.
August 10.630. Charges at Berwick.
The charges there, as well ordinary as extroordinary, for the year ending Michaelmas 1566 amount to 21,208l. 2s. 8d., whereof has been received upon the revenues northwards 11,400l., and by Edward Hewges at London of Mr. Stoneley 1,827l., leaving due 7,981l. 2s. 8d.
Endd. Pp. 3¼.
August 10.631. Sir Thomas Gresham to Cecil.
Has sent one of his servants to London for the taking up of 2,000l.—Southwick, 10 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 1.
August 10.632. Advices from Italy.
Intelligence from Genoa of the 25th July 1566; from Ancona, the 2nd Aug.; from Rome, the 3rd Aug.; from Venice, 10 Aug.
Injured by damp. Endd. Ital. Pp. 2½.
August 11.633. Thomas Jenyson to Cecil.
Of the charges of the garrison and works for the year ending Michaelmas next he has made an estimate and sent it to the Lord Treasurer, and has enclosed the like to him.— Berwick, 11 August 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ¼.
August 11.634. Charges at Berwick.
Jenyson's estimate of the charges of the fortifications there for the year ending the 12th of October next amount to 7,999l. 1s. 11d., and for the garrison, with certain extraordinary charges for the year ending Michaelmas 1566, amount to 20,899l. 7s. 4d., whereof there has been saved upon pensions 177l. 14s. 10d., leaving due for this year 28,720l. 14s. 5d.
Endd. Pp. 6.
August 11.635. Richard Clough to [Gresham.]
Has taken up and paid money to different people. Doubts that he will not find money here, and the Queen's creditors daily call on him to make provision for payments. Sends letters for different people. There is great preparation on both sides, especially the Papists, but the Protestants not behind. The common people are much bent against the Papists.—Antwerp, 11 Aug. 1566.
Pp. 4.
August [11].636. Clough to —
The Protestants daily increase throughout the country. Yesterday as a priest was preaching on the abuses of the Papists and the spirituality, he was answered by a Doctor of Louvain, whom the people would have slain if they had not sent and taken him prisoner.
Incomplete. Pp. 4.
August 12.637. Sir Richard Lee and Valentine Brown to the Privy Council.
It is superfluous to continue any charges in the works from Michaelmas, for that the lime and other provisions will be about that time spent. Brown will make what shift he can to discharge sixty persons.—Berwick, 12 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 1.
August 12.638. Charges at Berwick.
A brief declaration by the Treasurer showing that the payments made towards the charges there for one year, ending Michaelmas 1566, amount to 11,774l. 7s. 7d., towards which he received at the receipt of exchequer and of the receivers in the north 8,800l. (8,850l.)
Endd. Pp. 2.
639. Copy of the above.
Endd. Pp. 2.
August 12.640. The Earl of Bedford to Cecil.
Has received his letter from Semperringham and the Queen's license for three geldings, for which he thanks him.
Add. Endd. Fragment of a letter.
August 13.641. Christopher Mundt to Cecil.
The French Huguenots are very anxious about the commotions in the Low Countries, and also about the settlement of the doctrine which the Elector Palatine professes. Describes the questions arising from the doctrines of ubiquity and the real presence.—Strasbourg, 13 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Lat. Pp. 2.
August 13.642. Sir Thomas Gresham to Cecil.
Has gone to his house of Ringshall, where he makes all his preparation of timber for the "Burse" to view the same. Departs for London to-morrow, and so into Flanders.—Ringshall in Suffolk, 13 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ½.
August 13.643. Mary Queen of Scots to the Queen.
Desires that the remainder of the money due to Archibald Graham, for a ship spoiled in Northumberland in 1559, may be paid.—Edinburgh, 13 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Broadside.
August 13.644. The Earl of Murray to Cecil.
The Queen thinks that Cecil is not so friendly to her as he was. Wishes that the Earl of Leicester, or, failing him, the Earl of Bedford and Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, might come to the baptism of the Prince. Renews his suit for his brother-in-law, Lord Keith.—Edinburgh, 13 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 1.
August 13.645. The Earl of Murray to the Queen.
Thanks her for her goodwill for the continuance of the amity and good intelligence with his Sovereign. Wishes that the Earl of Leicester, or the Earl of Bedford, and Sir Nicholas Throckmorton might come to the baptism of the Prince.—Edinburgh, 13 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 1.
August 14.646. Robert Melville to Cecil.
Has declared to the Queen how he said that he had never shown himself but friendly to her, which she trusts better than the other reports. Believes that her inclination is to do all things which may please the Queen of England. Trusts that the reports of her dealings with the Pope and others will prove nought. The Earl of Leicester and Cecil are wished for at the christening, or, if they cannot be spared, the Earl of Bedford and Sir Nicholas Throckmorton. The Earls of Murray and Bothwell have been at evil words for Lethington, who is to meet the Queen at Stirling. The Queen is at the hunting in Megotland with the Earls of Bothwell, Murray, and Mar. The Prince is in good health.—Edinburgh, 14 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. 2¼.
August 14.647. Advices from Antwerp.
News from Spain and Germany.
Addressed to Cecil. Ital. P. 1.
August 14.648. Charges at Berwick.
The wages due to the artificers under the charge of the Master of the Ordnance at Berwick for one year ending Michaelmas 1565 amount to 333l. 15s. Signed: F. Bedford, Valentine Browne, John Bennett, Thomas Jenyson.
Pp. 1¼.
August 15.649. The Earl of Bedford to Cecil.
1. Sends advertisements out of Scotland.
2. Sends a letter from the Master of Semple, who seems to complain that so much as he craved from the Queen was not observed to him. Much misdeems that his dealing proceeds rather of desire to have money than that he can utter so much or so important matter as his letters do purport. Forwards a packet of letters from Murray.—Berwick, 15 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 1¼.
August [15.]650. Advertisements out of Scotland.
1. The Queen declared to Murray that the King had told her that he was determined to kill him, finding fault that she bears him so much company. The King confessed that reports were made to him that Murray was not his friend, which made him speak that which he repented. The Queen said that she could not be content that either he or any else should be unfriend to Murray.
2. The King has departed; he cannot bear that the Queen should use familiarity with man or woman. Murray and Bothwell have been at evil words for Lethington. Last Saturday was executed a servant of Lord Ruthven. The Queen has opened to Murray that money was sent from the Pope.
Endd. Pp. 1½.
August.651. The Master of Semple to the Earl of Bedford.
Has done the Queen of England great pleasure, and put in doubt his life, honour, and lands, not doubting but that she of her promise will gratify him for the same. If she will do her duty to him as he has and will do to her, it were best that the answer of that letter to him were hastened.—Edinburgh. Signed: Your Lordship knows my name.
Add. Endd. Pp. 2.
August 16.652. Dr. Man to Cecil.
The King has appointed all the grandees of Spain to attend him here at the beginning of September. He intends to pass into Flanders. He levies men for his service in Flanders. Advises the Queen to stand upon her guard, as he finds that all sorts here do much hate England for religion. They attribute to the King a power over England given him from the Pope.—Madrid, 16 August 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2.
August 17.653. John Shers to Cecil.
1. From Venice, 27 July. The Turk's army by the seas was in the channel of Cattaro to the number of 140 galleys. The Venetians make great preparations, and have got ready eighty galleys.
2. Vienna, 19 July. The Emperor will march forward without fail the week following.
3. Rome, 20 July. The Pope has refused to interfere for certain who are imprisoned for heresy. He laments the state of Christendom which is threatened by the Turk. He is taking steps for the reformation of the Church.—London, 17 August 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2¼.
August [17].654. John Shers to Cecil.
Forwards advices from Venice of 3rd August; Vienna, 25th July; Rome, 27th July; to the same effect as those contained in his letter of August 17 to Cecil. Also from Antwerp of the increase of preaching, and of the proceedings of the Iconoclasts. Signed.
Copy. Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 2.
August 17.655. Lord Scrope to Cecil.
Since his last has taken such order that the country is in very good state and quiet. Nevertheless the Elliotts and others have committed divers attemptats upon the water of Tyne, and to the number of fifteen in open foray on the 15th instant about four in the afternoon drove away twenty-four kine and oxen belonging to the Routledges, and in the pursuing by the owners took ten prisoners and spoiled them. Desires the Queen's letters to the Queen of Scots for the redress of this.—Carlisle, 17 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 1½.
August 17.656. The Earl of Bedford to Cecil.
Mr. Bennett is nothing willing to grant to the defalcation of two shillings per diem out of his wages to be paid to Nicholas Harrington, as clerk and assistant to him in the office of the ordnance, alleging that that as well as other wages contained in his letters patent was given him during his life by Philip and Mary in consideration of his service to her father and brother.—Berwick, 17 August 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 1½.
August 17.657. Nicholas Harrington to Cecil.
Bennett will attempt the common law for his defence rather than any part of his patent shall be detained or defalcated for payment of the writer's entertainment as clerk in the ordnance office.—Berwick, 17 August 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 1.
August 17.658. Mr. Hugh Fitzwilliam to Cecil.
1. Has been to the Court at Viller-Coterets, which was but small.
2. There is presently in Paris all the great Protestants of France; the saying is that they are consulting what way to relieve the Protestants in Flanders. Notwithstanding the proclamation there are captains gone into Flanders out of all parts of France disguised as merchants, and also preachers. The French hate the Spaniards for the death of Ribault, and lately took seven of their ships, which they sank with their men. King Phillip's loss by the rovers of Algiers is counted twenty ships and the value of 800,000 crowns worth of artillery, &c.
3. Standen has come out of Scotland.
4. Prays that he may come home.—Paris, 17 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 3.
August 18.659. Pietro Bizzarri to Cecil.
Sends intelligence from Rome and Vienna, principally relating to the movements of the Turkish fleet. Guido Gianetti has been arrested and taken to Rome.— Venice, 18 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. Much injured by damp. Ital. Pp. 3¼.
August 18.660. Sir Thomas Gresham to Cecil.
The 2,000l. shall be paid to the Lord Treasurer to-morrow. Departs for Antwerp on the 21st, and will do what he can for the taking up of the 20,000l.—London, 18 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ½.
August 18.661. Edward Cook to Cecil.
M. Montgomery has told him that the French Protestants are resolved to succour those of Flanders. It were well that the Queen sent some one in place of his late brother-in-law, as Mr. Fitzwilliam knows little of the language, and is not very favourable to the religion; during Hoby's lifetime he dissimulated, but now he begins to discover himself speaking daily irreverently of the English bishops.—Paris, 18 August. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Fr. P. 1¼.
August 20.662. Count Steracq to the Queen.
Sends her a copy of Euclid in Latin augmented and corrected by Mons. De Candalle, his uncle.—Paris, 20 August 1566. Signed: Henry De Foys.
Add. Endd. Fr. P. 1.
August 20.663. The Lord Treasurer to Cecil.
Sends him a declaration of the charges for Berwick for the year ending Michaelmas 1566, with letters touching the same, and gives some particulars thereof.—20 August 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 1.
August 20.664. The Queen's Debts in the Low Countries.
A note of the prolongation of the Queen's debts due in Antwerp, 20 August 1566, amounting to 206,316 [florins], to 20 February 1567. Signed: Thomas Gresham.
Endd. P. 1.
August 21.665. Thomas Cotton to [Cecil].
The people in the town and country are in such uproars that no man may safely pass through. The Prince of Orange has been here to make a quietness (as some say), but the most number think the contrary. The day after his departure 6,000 people broke into Our Lady's church and threw down all the images and monuments and spoiled copes, chalices, and candlesticks. The monks' houses were used in like manner with the rest of the churches in the town to the number of sixty. There was no rescue made of the magistrates. The most part of the people were handicraft men and apprentices. —Antwerp, 21 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. 1½.
August 21.666. Hugh Fitzwilliam to Cecil.
Monsieur De Rambouillet having got into the town of Parniers by promise of pardon to the inhabitants, after the second day slew them all to the number of 1,500. Twenty of the Duke of Guise's train have been hurt in Germany. The Pope's Nuncio who was sent to Scotland is arrived here. Above 400 of King Philip's army have been slain by the Duke of Lorraine's subjects; the soldiers are so disordered that the whole country rose against them. Begs to be provided of money or allowed to return home.—Paris, 21 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 3.
August 21.667. Hugh Fitzwilliam to Cecil.
Saw the Count Montgomery booted and spurred with all his men, who told him that he had been commanded to leave Paris. The King wrote to Marshal Montmorency that if the Admiral did not depart the city immediately he should put him in prison. The Protestants now lament their ingratitude to the Queen of England. There are none but look presently for wars and troubles.—Paris, 21 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. Pp. 3.
August 21.668. Richard Clough to Gresham.
This night past all the churches, chapels, and houses of religion here were utterly defaced. Entered into some of the churches, but could not perceive above 10 or 12 that spoiled, base and rascals, but there were many lookers on. All men were standing before their doors in harness looking at these fellows passing from church to church. In divers places in Flanders they do the like; 400 or 500 in company go to a town and break and deface all the gold and silver chalices and crosses, and deliver them to the governor, but the rest they utterly destroy. They hanged one of their company who hid away to the value of four or five shillings—Antwerp, Aug. 21, 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. Pp. 3½.
August 22.669. John Bennett to Cecil.
Remains here to the end that some order might be had for the payment of these artificers who serve under him in the ordnance office. Nicholas Harrington came and challenged to have 2s. a day from him out of his patent, which his Lordship and Mr. Treasurer having read and understanding there is nothing in it but what is given to him for his own use, have stayed the same until Michaelmas. — Berwick, 22 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 1.
August 23.670. Sir Thomas Gresham to Cecil.
This day took his journey towards Flanders. Informs him of divers money matters. — Rochester, 23 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 1.
August 24.671. Thomas Knappe to Cecil.
1. In his return towards Sweden he has been spoiled in Pomerania, not only of his money and jewels, but also of all letters directed to the King, his master. The Lubeckers have given letters of marque against all such as mind to pass into Sweden. They have taken their goods from two other Englishmen and sore wounded them. Gives an account of a battle between the navies of Denmark and Sweden, and of a great storm in which many of the Danish and Lubeck ships were lost.—Stralsund, 24 Aug. 1566. Signed.
2. P.S.—Further details of the battle and storm; 20 English gunners lost in the ships.
Add. Endd. Pp. 3¼.
August 24.672. Captain Cockburn to Cecil.
Has been the conveyor of Mr. Fitzwilliam's letters, and so desires Cecil to let him hear of the receipt of them.—Paris 24 Aug. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 1.
August 25.673. The Queen to Mary Queen of Scots.
Has ordered certain of her Privy Council to confer with Archibald Graham about his matter, and all manner of order and expedition shall be used for the due satisfaction of his complaint. Desires her to have regard to certain of Liddlesdale, who have committed robberies and hostilities.
Draft in Cecil's writing. Endd. Pp. 2.
August 25.674. Richard Clough to Gresham.
1. The spoilers of the churches have spoiled not only the evidences of all the churches, but the evidences of many within this town. They have broken and defaced all the fair sepulchres within the churches, so that by this means and other the preachers are come much into derision of the people. There be many taken for taking of silver and jewels out of the churches, who will be put to execution. They have done the like throughout all the country. Most men are contented withal, but in a manner offended with the spoil. The Protestants are not to be blamed, but other vagabonds, and some of them English, of whom there are a great number in this town, fled out of England for robbery and the like. Most men of reputation be fled, for that the town is in danger to be spoiled.
2. The preachers now preach within the town.
3. A letter was brought to a preacher signed by all the nobles of the order, willing them not to seek to preach by force in the churches, but giving them authority to appoint fit places in the town. The lords have caused all the altar pieces and pictures to be taken down and broken. Thinks that the garnishing of Our Lady's church must have cost above 200,000 marks.—Antwerp, 25 Aug. 1566. Signed.
4. P.S.—The friars preaching in their churches, divers stood up and said that their doctrine was false.
Add. Endd. Pp. 7.
August 25.675. George Gilpin to Henry Killegrew.
On Tuesday night a certain number of persons passed to every church and chapel and cloister in the town, so that before one o'clock they had not left many altars or idols standing. This has also been done in most parts of the country. One that preaches Luther's religion has a church appointed to him, but the Calvinists must still preach out of doors.—Antwerp, 25 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. 1.
August 26.676. Hugh Fitzwilliam to Cecil.
1. There is a man taken, who said that the Admiral would have hired him to kill the King and Queen Mother. The Queen Mother has sought to win Mr. Robert Stewart and others from the Admiral with fair words and great gifts.
2. The Admiral is of great power, and well-beloved of all the best soldiers in France. It is thought that he has at commandment 30,000. These Turkish wars seem so terrible that he has a countenance as though he would conquer Europe if the Christian Princes join not together. Asks to be allowed to come homé.—Paris, 26 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. by Cecil, with seal. Pp. 3.
August 28.677. Sir John Forster to Cecil.
This day the Earl of Athol, with all his friends, come to the Queen to Stirling, with Lethington, to receive her favour. Yesterday he met with the Lord of Cessford for the East Marches, and there was sent by the Queen the Lord of Trebrowne, to see that Cessford should do justice, but the cumbers are such by the slaughter of the Abbot of Kelso as he is not able to do what appertains to his office.—Berwick, 28 August 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. P. 1.
August 29.678. Richard Candeler to Cecil.
Sends him a letter from Clough. Also the counter bond for the city for the last prolongation to be signed and sealed.— London, 29 Aug. 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd., with seal. P. ½.
August 29.679. John Fitzwilliam to Cecil.
Is preparing to go over sea again. It appears that the "gwes" (gueux) have received their answer, partly to their contentment. The Calvinists had three sermons within Antwerp, but were afterwards requested to preach out of the town. There is one preacher that serves the Lutheran's turn, and he appointed to preach in a church within the town.—London, 29 August 1566.
Add. Endd. Pp. 1¼.
August 30.680. The Queen to Sir Thomas Gresham.
Directs him to repay certain merchants 498l. 15s., borrowed for her service in Ireland.—Woodstock, 30 Aug. 1566.
Draft. Endd. P. 1.
August 30.681. Sir Richard Lee and Valentine Brown to the Privy Council.
Last week and this Saturday they discharged and paid sixty, and about twenty more of the men, and within twenty days there will be small business left, and the works growing sooner to an end than Lee looked for; they beseech them to advertise them of their order therein, and to send money for payment of such as shall be cashed.—Berwick, 30 August 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. P. ¼.
August 31.682. Warrant for Valentine Brown.
Authorises him to pay to certain artificers under the charge of John Bennett, at Berwick, 333l. 1s. 3d., for wages due to them for one year ending Michaelmas 1565.
Endd. P. 1.
August 31.683. Edward Cook to Cecil.
1. Captain Cockburn came and told him that there was much money being transported into Scotland from the Pope.
2. All the Protestants have left Paris. The Turk has taken four towns in Naples. The King of Spain has lost by the corsairs several vessels laden with munitions for Flanders.—Paris, last of August. Signed.
Add. Endd. Fr. Pp. 1.
August.684. Commotions in the Low Countries.
Account of the proceedings of the Iconoclasts. Much injured. Pp. 3.
August.685. Petition to the Duchess of Parma.
Complain that certain people are prisoners in different towns for the sake of religion. Have done their duty to restrain the people. Complain that many noblemen have quitted their company as though they had committed treason. Have learnt that the King has applied to the Queen Mother for passage of soldiers through France and for other assistance, which certain other princes have promised. Desire that no forces shall be levied except for the protection of the Low Countries, and that they shall be placed under the command of three nobles.
Endd. Fr. Pp. 5½.
686. Another copy.
Endd. Fr. Pp. 5½.
August.687. Petition to the Duchess of Parma.
Go through different points of their request, and profess their desire to do everything to maintain peace. Also a copy of the request of the merchants and others of the Low Countries to the nobles desiring their protection in the free exercise of religion.
Fr. Pp. 8¼.
August.688. Appostil given by the Nobles to the Request.
It is resolved that no violence shall be done to any on account of religion until by the Estates General it shall be otherwise ordered, provided in the meanwhile the people conduct themselves modestly.
Imperfect. Endd. Fr. P. ½.
August.689. Advices from Augsburg.
1. Great preparations of the Turk for the invasion of Hungary. The King of France has appeased the quarrel between the houses of Chatillon and Lorraine on account of the murder of the Duke of Guise.
2. In Flanders they break the images in the churches and drive out the priests.
Endd. Lat. Pp. 3.
August.690. N. Stopio to the Queen.
Sends her a book by Hieronimo Ruscelli.—Venice, August 1566. Signed.
Add. Endd. Ital. Pp. 2.
Aug.-Sept.691. Advices.
Intelligence from Rome and Constantinople.
Endd. Ital. Pp. 3.