[Address Leaf: Notes]
To the right honorable
...ntes of Shrevesbury ~
... at Chattesworthe
... whear./
[Letter Text: Notes]
My moost humble duetie remembred vnto yor honorable good .L.
may it please the same tunderstand, that I haue sent you herein
enclosed the articles of peaux concluded and proclamed through
all ffraunce, in ffrenche by cause thei ^be^ not at this howre to be
had in Englishe, wch be translated and in printing, and if the
peaux be kepte the protestantes be indifferently well.

The great sitting is donne at Norviche, and as I do heare
credebely that Apellyerd, Througmorton, Redman, and an other
is condemned to be hanged drawen and quartered; and Hobert
and .ij. moo be condemned to perpetuall imprisonement, wt
the losse of all their goodes, and landes during their lives.
the .iiij. condemned for high treason, and thother for reconsilement.
Thei were charged of thies .iiij. pointes. The distruction of
the quenes person; The imprisonement of my Lord Keper,
my Lord of Lecester, and Secretary Sicell; the setting
at Libertie out of the towar the duke of Norfolk; and
the banishement of all strangers; and it fell out in their
examination that thei wold haue imprisoned S.r Christopher
Haydon and S.r William Buttes the quenes Levetenantes;
none of them cold excuse them self of any of the .iiij. points
saving appellyerd said that he ment nothing towardes the
quenes person; for that he ment to haue bid them to a bankete,
and to haue betrayd them all, and haue wonne credite thereby
wt the quene. Througmorton was mvte, and wold say
nothing, till he was condemned; who than said Thei be
full mery now; that wilbe as sory wt in thies fewe dayes,
M.r Bell was atturney, for M.r Gerrard, he being one of
the iudges; and M.r Bell alleged against Appelyerd that
he was consenting to the treason before, alleging one Parkers
wordes that was broughte prsoner wt doctor Story out of
fflanders, that Parker hard of the treason before Nallard came
ower to the duke of Alva; and there stod one bacon by, that
hard Parker say so; my lord offered a booke to bacon for to sweare;
O my lord saythe Appelyerd will you condeme me of his othe
that is regestered for a knave in the booke of marters.

Thei had set out a proclamation; and had .iiij. provisies, one
was touching the wantenes of the court; and thother touching
this land to be quonquered by the Scottes; and .ij. moo that I
cannot remember. There was meny in troble for speaking
of seditious wordes; as

Thomas Sicell sayd that the duke of Norfolk was not
of that religion as he was accompted for to be; and that his cosen
Sicell was the quenes darling, who was the cause of the
duke of Norfolks imprisonement wt suche lyke, who is
put of to the nexte assyse./

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Midelton said; my Lord Morley is gonne to set the duke of Alva
into Yermouthe; and if William Kete had not accused ~
Througmorton and the reste; we had had a hott harvest; but
if the duke of Norfolk be alive; Thei all dare not put
them to deathe./

Medclalfe said; that he wold helpe the duke of Alva in to
Yermouthe; and to washe his handes in the protestantes bloud.

Marshame said; that my lord of Lecester had .ij. childerne
by the quene; and for that he is condemned to lowse bothe his
eares; or ells pay a .C.li presently.

Chipline said he hoped to the see the duke of Norfolk
too be king before Michelmas nexte; who dothe in=
terprete that he ment not to be king of England, but
to be king of Scotland.

M.r Bell and M.r Solliciter said bothe to this effecte to the
prisoners. What mad fellowes were you, being all rangk
papistes, to make the duke of Norfolk yor patronne
that is as good a protestand as any is in England; and
being wicked traytors to hope of his helpe to yor wicked
intente and purpose; that is as true and as faythefull a
subiecte as any is in this lande; saving only that the
quene is mynded to imprison him for his contempte.

Doctor Story is at M.r Archedeacon Wattes howse in
custody besides Powles.

Thurleby the late Busshopp of Ely dyd this last weke
at Lambethe.

The Spanishe quene is arryved in the Lowe countries
and will imbark as sowne as may be.

The Emp.or is setting forward his other doughter towardes
Mettes to be maryd to the ffrenche king.

It is written by lettres of the xxviijth of the last from Venece
that the Turk hathe landed in Ciprus a C.ml men and
moo and hathe besiged the .ij. great cities wtin that
kingdome, Nicosia, and famagosta; at one assalte at
famagosta thei lost .xij.ml men. Vpon the wch repulse the
Bebarbey of Nattolia the generall of the Turkes
army writte to the great Turk his m.r that he
thoughte it was vnvincible; he aunswered that if thei
did not wynne it or thei came, thei shold be put to the
sword at their returne home.

The Turk hathe sent on other army by land against
the Venetians in to Dallmatia, and are besiging of
Hara wt .xx.ml footemen and .xx.ml horsemen; and divers townes
thei haue taken as Spalatro, Elisa, Ebba and Nona.
wt great spoile and bloudshed; and it is writen that the Turke...
severall armes be abowe tow hundrethe thousand men; against the Venetian...
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The men first sent by the Venetians fell so in to deseases at
Corfue by the waye, as thei were fayne to prpare new
men, wch is thoughte will hardly comme to do any good
in Ciprus; a man may for what accompte is to be made
of thies worldlye thinges as to see in a smale time the
third state of Christendome in sirinite, power, and welthe,
to be in daunger of vtter owerthrowe in one yere.

Thei say my Lord of Leceter hathe many worke men at
Kyllingworthe, to make his howse stronge, and
dothe furnishe it wt armour, munition, and all necessaryes
for defence. And thus Iesus haue my Lord and yor .L.
and my frend in his tuition to godes pleasure. scribeld
at London the last of August .1570.
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... .L. ever to command during life

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