Simancas
April 1591

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Martin A. S. Hume (editor)

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1899

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586-587

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'Simancas: April 1591', Calendar of State Papers, Spain (Simancas), Volume 4: 1587-1603 (1899), pp. 586-587. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87224 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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April 1591

1591. 29 April.
Paris Archives, K. 1450.
603. Philip II. to the Duke De Mercœur.
Has heard from various quarters that the English will attempt to seize and fortify a place on that coast (i.e., Brittany). Begs him for his own sake and the Catholic cause to resist this by every means in his power.—Madrid, 29th April 1591.
Note.—Instructions were sent at the same time as the above letter to Don Juan del Aguila, the commander of the Spanish forces in Brittany, directing him to continue the fortification of Blavet to resist the English, Diego Maldonado, the Spanish agent with the Duke de Mercœur having advised that 30 English ships were fitting out to intercept and burn the fly boats which were expected with the Spanish reinforcements for Brittany.