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King's Mother, with the Dauphin and the Duke of Orleans, on the French Side. In the midst of the River was a large Bark, moored faft with several Anchors; then the King, with Lanoy the Vice-roy of Naples, and a certain Number of Gentlemen, went into one Boat, and at the fame Time the Dauphin, the Duke of Orleans, and Marshal Lautrec, with the like Number of Gentleman, entered another Boat; then moving equally, both at one Time, to the oppofite Sides of the Bark, into which the King came with
mer Seat; but she went prefently out of the Court, leaning upon the Arm of one of her • Servants, who was her general Receiver, one Mr. Griffith.
The SECRET HISTORY of the CARDINAL, of the wifeft Kings that reigned in Spain these many Years. they were both wife Men and noble Princes; and it is no Question but they had wife Counsellors of either Realm, as be now at this Day: Who thought, at the Marriage of you and me, to hear what new De•vices are now invented against me, to caufe me to ftand to the Order of this Court? And I con" ceive do me much Wrong, may you condemn me for not answering, having no Counsel but fuch as you affigned me: You must confider, that they cannot be indifferent on my Part, being your own Subjects, and fuch as you have made Choice of out of your own Council, whereunto they are privy, and dare not difclofe your Pleasure.
Therefore I most humbly befeech you to fpare me, until I know how 6 my Friends in Spain will advise me: But if you will not, then let your Pleafure be done.
And with that the rose, making a low Courtesy to the King, and departed from thence; all the People thinking fhe would have returned again to her for
The King, feeing that she was ready to go out of the • Court, commanded the Cryer to call her again by these Words, Katherine, Queen of England, come into the Court. Lo, quoth Mr. Griffith, you are called again : Go on, quoth fhe, it is no Matter; it is no indifferent Court for me, therefore I will not tarry, go on your Way; and fo they de'parted without any further
Answer at that Time, or any • Appearance in any other Court • after that.
The King feeing the was departed thus, and confidering her Words, faid to the Audience these few Words in • Effect.
with twelve Spaniards, and the young Princes, with twelve French Gentlemen, exactly at the fame Moment, the King being exchanged for his two Sons, who were conducted in his Boat to Spain, and the King got fafe into France in the Boat that brought them to the Bark.
No fooner was the King on Shore in his own Kingdom, but he mounted on Horse-back, and rode full fpeed to St. Jean de Luz, and the next Day to Bayonne. In the mean time the Vice-roy of Naples conducted
By GEORGE CAVENDISH, Efq;
The hath all the Virtues and
good Qualities that belong to a Woman of her Dignity, or ⚫ in any of meaner Eftate; her ⚫ Conditions will well declare • the fame.
Then, quoth my Lord Car• dinal, I humbly befeech your Highness to declare unto this Audience, whether I have been the firft and chief Mover of
his Mafter thereof, whether our Daughter Mary should be legitimate in respect of my Marriage with this Woman, being fome time my Brother's • Wife, which Words (I pondering) begot fuch a Scruple in my Confcience that I was much troubled at it, whereby I thought myself in Danger of God's heavy Displeasure and
'cause he fent us no Iffue Male;
this Matter unto your High-Indignation, and the rather benefs, or no; for I am much fufpected of all Men.
My Lord Cardinal, quoth the King, you have rather ad• vised me to the contrary, than ⚫ been any Mover of the fame. The fpecial Cause, that moved · me in this Matter, is a certain Scruple that pricked my Confcience, upon certain Words fpoken by the Bishop of Bayon, the French Ambaffador, who came hither to confult of a • Marriage between the Princess
for all the Iffue Male that I have had by my Wife died in⚫ continently after they came into the World, which caufed me to fear God's Difpleasure in that particular. Thus my Confcience being toffed in th • Waves of troublesome Doubt and partly in Defpair to hap any other Iffue, than I had ready by this Lady my r Wife; it behoved me to fider the Eftate of this Re and the Danger it ftands i lack of a Prince to fuccee I thought it therefore go Release of this mighty then on my Confcien alfo for the quiet Estate C 2
ducted the young Royal Captives to Fuenterabia, and delivered them to the Care of Don John Tovar, Marquis of Barlanga.
Lanoy having thus far proceeded, and taken Leave of the young Princes, paffed over to Bayonne, to attend King Francis, in order to receive the Ratification of the Treaty. At first Francis fhewed fome Inclination to perform it; but at last he fet out for Paris without doing it.
Thus was the King of France fet at Liberty, after
The SECRET HISTORY of the CARDINAL,
Realm, to attempt a Trial in
the Law herein: Whether I might lawfully take another Wife without carnal Concupifcence, by which God may fend more Iffue, in cafe this my first Copulation was not good; I not having any Difpleasure in the Perfon, or Age of the Queen, with whom I could be well contented to continue (if our Marriage may ftand with the Law of God) as with any Woman alive; in which Point confifteth all the • Doubt that we go about, now to know by the learned Wifdom of you our Prelates and Paftors, of this Realm and Dominion, now here affem⚫bled for that Purpose, to whofe
Confciences and Learning, I ⚫ have committed the Care and Judgment, according to which I will (God willing) be well contented to fubmit myself, and obey the fame: And when my Confcience was fo troubled, I moved it to you, my Lord of Lincoin, in Confeffion, then being my Ghoftly Father ; And forafmuch as you were
then in fome Doubt, you moved me to ask Counsel of the reft of the Bishops; whereupon I moved it to you, my Lord Cardinal, to have your Licenfe, forafmuch as you are Metropolitan, to put this Matter in queftion; and fo I did to all you, my Lords, to which you all granted under your Seals, which is here to fhew. That is Truth, quoth the Bishop of Canterbury, and I ⚫ doubt not but my Brothers will acknowledge the fame. No, Sir, not fo, under Correction, quoth the Bishop of Rochester, for you have not my Hand and Seal. No, quoth the King, Is not this your Hand and Seal? and fhewed it to him in the Inftrument with Seals : No, forfooth, quoth the Bishop. How fay you to that, quoth the King to the Bishop of Canterbury? Sir, It is his Hand and Seal, quoth the Bifhop of Canterbury. No, my Lord, quoth the Bishop of Rochefter, indeed you were in hand with me to have both my Hand and Seal, as other of the
To the Hon. the Lady ELIZABETH YORKE
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