Letter ID: 0247
Reference: TNA, SP 84/37/279 f.289r-290v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0247/008
Date: 15 June 1590



Addressed: To the right honorable my singular good Lord, the L. Burghley, Lord highe Treasuror of England.

15 Junij 1590. Master Bodeley to my L. The Ennemies takinge of a fort in Groninghen called Eemertell.

Later Addition: 15 June 90


It may please your L. to be advertised, that the Enemie, to divert our forces, that lie before Nieu- meghen, hath increased his troupes in the territo- rie of Groeninghen, to the nomber of 3000 footmen, and 8 cornet of horse: and hath taken by force a fort of ours in those quarters called Eemetil, whiche is of some importance. Also sins he is mar- ched to the siege of Nieusile, a place adjoining to the former. They are situated bothe between Groeninghen towne, and Rousant and /by/ Groenin- ghen diepe, but are not sett downe in common mappes. The States of Frise are muche dismaied by this losse, not only in respect of the fort, but of their daunger otherwise, not having in their Province, to make resistance, above 2000 footmen, and no horse at all. For whiche cause they have instantly required some succor from hens, especially of horse, which is nowe in consultation. It is fully resolved, that when the fort before Nieumeghen is finished, whiche we hope will be done within these 10 daies Count Maurice withall his forces, shall drawe towardes Zutphen and Deventer, which we are many waies almost assured may be taken by force, and then after shall assist Count William in his enterprise on Groeninghen at which time, and not before, we shall see what may be done with her Majesties letters, which are yet in my custody. And thus I take my humble leave. From the Hage. Junij 15 1590. Your L. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley