Letter ID: 0362
Reference: TNA, SP 84/43/240 f.240r-241v
Citation: DCB/001/HTML/0362/008
Date: 28 November 1591
Copies: 1217 



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

Endorsed: 28 November 1591. Master Bodeleie to my L. By Captain Lambert.

Later Addition: 28 November 91


May it please your good L. to be advertised, that there is freshe intelligence come hither to the Count of Hohenlo, that the K. of Spaine doth make newe levies in Germany, both of horse and foote: of which there are 16 companies of horse, every company contening 300 under the conduct of Coronel Slegel, Schoonenberch, Echenberch, and Sinbelmont, who have eche the commaunding of 4 companies. There are likewise two regi- ments of footmen, that make 30 Enseignes, of which the charge is equally devided between Duke Maurice and Coronel Brennen. There are certaine Ambassadors sent hither from the bishop of Liege, to negotiat a better agreement between the bishop and these contreis. For the land of Liege Collen, Munster, and Westphalia, which are held for neutral places, are greatly dammified by the fributing souldiers of the states, without any benefit to the General cause. These Ambass- dors make report, that for certaine the Emperor is resolved to send unto her Majestie to the self same ende, as to the states, to persuade her to a treaty. Howbeit there is an other come lately to the Hage from Cassimire, but whether it be for the Dukes affaires, or for his privat occasions, I can not yet learne. His name is Bassem, who hath bin im- ploied by the Duke heeretofore, in some buisnes to her Majestie. This party declareth, that the Princes of Germany that are Spanishe, give it out, that her Majestie hath sent of purpose to the Emperor to induce him to this action of intercession, fol.240v
between the Spaniard and the states. Albeit I knowe no further of it, then I signifie unto yow, yet I thought it not unmeete, to certifie what is bruited. And so I take my humble leave. From the Hage. November 28 1591. Your L. most humbly bounden Tho. Bodley