[Address Leaf: Notes]
...o the right honorable
... of Shrewsbury
... Chatesworthe
... wheare.
[Letter Text: Notes]
My moost humble duetie remembred vnto yor honorable
good .L. may it please the same tunderstand, that by
lettres of the xxiiijth of the last out of Spayne from a
towne bordering vpon the Mores; saythe that the King
hathe driven them in to the mountaynes agayne, after
the accustomed sorte; for that thei hauing no horse men;
thei be fayne to retire whan the Kinges approchethe
nere; and whan the forrage is wasted, than the
horsemen retire; and than the Mores dothe occupye
the Vallyes, as more stronger than the King in foote

The brute goethe heare that the Admirall is come
to Montarges a place of the duches of fferrares .xxviij.
beyond Paris, and so myndethe to comme in to picardie;
to finishe his generall visitation; and for his resistance
thei brute apeaux a fresshe; for other assistance I do
not feare of ^the kinges syde^; by cause his confederates be so occupyd
in their owne particular affayres, of suche waightie
moment; as the Emp.or and his frendes in Germany
standethe in feare at this prsent of their owne estates;
The Italians be fully occupyd wt bothe their particular
and their common ennemye the great Turk; and
King Philip is occupyd wt the Mores; and in Barbry;
and to defend against the Turk in Italy; in suche
sorte as the ffrenche King is very lyke to be dri=
ven to a great after deale.

At Rochell thei say the Protestantes haue prvaled
greatly against the King, and hathe taken the
Isle of Burwage, and other places wheare all the
Baie salte is made; and hathe put to the sword all
the Italians to the nombre of .iij.ml and their owne
contrimen thei haue sufferred to departe, and mns.r
delano hathe loste his arme (wch was the levetnnt
and the leader of that intrprise of the protestantes
parte; for whom thei do make great lamentation,
being in great dannger.

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The Emp.or remanethe at Spires wheare he
cannot goo forward nor backeward wtout dannger,
being in haterd of the princes protestantes, till some
agreement be made.

The duke of Alva goethe on wt his prparations
of his Navie, and the Lord Admirall is ^at~^ gillingham
to see the quenes Navie in setting forward
The duke saythe that the prparation is made
to no other end than to transporte the quene
his mystres in to Spayne, and so after to serve
against the Mores; and the quene or soverayn sayth
that by cause the quene of Spayne shall ^haue^ no
harme of the Englishe coste, she shalbe whafted
wt .x.ml men; and by the same purpose the capitaynes
and the men be in redynes, and the shippes are
in preparing wt all diligence wt as muche speede
as the duke makethe of his.

Thei say mns.r Rambolet hath donne the ffrenche
Kinges message; for the libertie of the Scotishe
quene, and that she might enioye her owne realme
and to governe it and to se the bringinge vp of
her owne child; the quenes ma:tie answered that ^she marrveled^
the King wold troble him self in matters so farre
from him; having so muche to do at home; as for the
matters betwene her syster of Scotland and her; thei
wold agree well inough, he shold not nede to
care for it; and so it is thought as yet, she shall
not comme to the speche of the quene of Scotland
and muche lesse to goo into Scotland.

The Lordes of the kinges syde continue still in
their consultation at Edenburgh; and the lordes of
the quenes syde be in the earle of Argiles contrye
and stureth not.

My Lord of Sussex hath of late discharged of late
.xvj.c men and the reste is lyke to be discharged
shortlye; and thei say he laborethe to be dispatched
both of his levetnntshipp, and also of his president=
shipp; and hath a grante so to do, wt fauor, of the quenes

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The earle of Linaux hathe writen to his wyfe yt
the king his son hath the printe of a Lion on
his syde.

The duke of Norfolk hathe set out a submission
in writing; and hath declared his perfite seale in
the quenes ma:tie religion; and hath vttarly re=
nunced the mariage wt the Scotishe quene, and
how to subpresse the Rebelles; it hath comme to
divers mens handes, but yet I haue not sene

There is divers of the Rebelles endited at Norwich
at this last assysse and .v. of them be loked for to
comme to the tower shortly; and for the rebellion this
time twelmonethe there abowte, be condemned to
perpetuall prson wt the losse of landes and goodes.

S.r Thomas Cornewalles and his son in lawe
M.r Kytson be at libertie, by cause thei be conten=
ted to comme to the devyne srvice.

There hathe bine seditious billes hurled in
the courte, and at Northampton at the assises
and in other places; for wch cause besides the
proclamations made in that behalf the counsell
hathe directed their lettres in to the contryes
for the ponishing of suche bawde dealing.

And thus wt my moost humble commendacions, I
take my leave of yor honorable good .L. wishing
vnto my lord and yow and to my frend all
helthe to godes pleasure scribeled at London
the .xxviij. of Iuly .1570.

Yr honorable good .L. ever to command
during lyfe

Hugh ffitzwilliam

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