Letter ID: 0354
Reference: TNA, SP 84/43/176 f.176r-177v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0354/008
Date: 06 November 1591
Copies: 1091 



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

Endorsed: 6 November 1591. Master Bodeleie to my L./

Later Addition: 6 November 91


May it please your good L. by letters inter- cepted, by certaine of the garrison of Berghen up Zoome, written from Rome from the College of Cardinals, to the D. of Parma, the D. de Maine, Montemarciano General of the Popes army, Lan- driano the Popes Nuntio, and to the citie of Paris, it should appeere that the College was perplexed upon the Popes decease, who died the 15 of October lest some alteration should happen to their prejudice in France. Wherupon the next day after the death of the Pope, they dispatched sundrie letters to the afore named parties, full of en- couragement to persist in their courses, and to trust upon continuance of relief from Rome. I have sent your L. the Copie of their letters to Paris, and to Marsilio Landriano. The rest to the D. of Parma, de Maine &c. because they differ very litle from those that I send, I have left uncopied. Of the Emperors peace- makers, the last occurrence that we had, was of their sending to the D. of Parma for 3 Cornets of horse to conduct them to Brussels. I have moved Count Maurice, who is greatly opposit to that Treaty, to cause some companies of horse that garrison in Berghen and Breda, to lie in waite for their comming, and under pretext of seeking the Enemie, to finde those Ambassadors. The Count hath not only promised to doe it, but hath given order already for 700 horse to be imploied to that purpose. Howbeit it is fol.176v
a mater concealed from the Councel of state, for that he thinkes among many, it may be ether discovered, or through doutes and delaies be cleane broken of. And thus I take my humble leave. From the Hage. November 6 1591. Your L. most humbly bounden. Tho. Bodley