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• of Troops, he had folemnly promised by the said
The General that commanded in Naples, in the Absence of the Vice-roy, observing a sort of Diffention among the Confederates, exhorted Colonna to take advantage of the Duke of Urbino's being from Romes and to make War upon the Pope. This Step excited his Holiness, with the other good Allies, to order the Duke of Urbino's Army, then in the Milanese, to march into Naples. But the Spanis General, to
avoid The Secret History of the CARDINAL,
quoth Master Welch, I pray have than I do the Truth of my Al,
• me excused; there annexed to
legiance, wherein, I take God
privydo.--- Why,quoth my Lord, therein I dare stand Face to Face
« Then came my Lord of
'my Master, I ftood ftill and
with that I looked upon
upon it groweth well; there is ceiving by his Countenance,
the Privy-chamber, your Name • I departed, and went into an-
ed to yield to you, but not to many Gentlemen and others • the Earl, without I see his ( to hear News, to whom I made.
Commission; and also you are a Report of what I heard and
Behalf, being one of the Privy- iness to them all.
me not, I will obey you and the • Servants, and after he and Ma.
avoid the Invasion, so ordered it, that Colonna deg fifted from his Project, and made the Pope all the Satisfaction he required for his rash Attempt; the Agreement being signed at Rome, on the 2d of fun guft, which produced fo great an Alteration in Affairs, that Urbino quitted his Designs upon Naples, the very Point proposed to be gained by the Spanjards.
About a Month after this Agreement, and when the Pope least expected it, Colonna, in the Night,
beBy George CAVENDISH, Esq; • the Keeping of my
Lord unto ? Lord ; and as I was going I five Gentlemen, and then they ' met with Mafter Welch, who
went about the House, and • called me unto him, and thewed I put all Things in order, in- me how the King's Majelly
tending to depart the next Day, bare unto me his principal Fa
and to certify the King and the ! your, for the Love and dilis reft of the Lords what they had gent
Service that I had per. i done.
s formed to my Lord: Where• Then went they busy about • fore, quoth he, the King's Plea• to convey Dr. Auftine away to • sure is, that you shall be about į London with as much Speed • him as Chief, in whom his • and Privacy as they could pof- Highness putteth great Conf. ç fibly, sending with him divers • dence and Trust ; and there« Persons to conduct him, whó upon gave me in Writing the I was bound to his Horse like a * Articles ; which when I had • Traitor.
read, I said, I was content • And this being done, when to obey his Majeity's Plea! it was near Night, the Com- • sure, and would be sworn . miffioners sending two Grooms to the Performance thereof :
of my Lord's to attend him. Whereupon he gave me my • in his Chamber, (where he
« Oath. lay all Night) the rest of the That done, I resorted to my • Earl's Men watched in the • Lord, whom I found fitting in • Chamber, and all the House " a Chair, the Table being ready ! was watched, and the Gates spread for him. But, to foon • fafe kept, that no Man could as he perceived me to come
pass or repass until next Morg: ! in, he fell into such woeful ing.
• Lamentation, that would have About eight of the Clock • forced a fiinty Heart to mourn. next Morning, the Earl fent • I then comforted him as well • for me into his Chamber, and as I could, but he would not; commanded me to go to my • for quoth he, I am much
between the 19th and 20th of Sept. entered Rome, with 5 or 6000 Men, which so alarmed his Holiness, that he retired in a very great Panick to the Castle of St. Angelo : But, as he was not safe in that Castle, he was persuaded to desert his Allies, and make a separate Truce with the Emperor for four Months.
In the mean time Fronsperg, the German General, was on his March with a good Body of Troops into Italy, and in a short time arrived on the Borders of the Milanese.
Here By GEORGE CAVENDISH, Esq; grieved that I have nothing conduct my Lord to Pontefract
• to reward
you, and the rest of ! that Night. my true and faithful Servants, • But, to tell you the Truth, for all the good Service that • there were also many of the they and
have done me, for • People of the Country assem! which I do much lament. • bled at the Gate, lamenting • Upon Sunday following the his Departure, in Number a
• • Earl and Master Welch ap- • bove 3000, who after the open
pointed to set forward; for my ing of the Gate that they « Lord's Horse and mine were had a sight of him, cried out
brought ready into the Inner- ! with a loud Voice, God save court, where we mounted, and, your Grace! God save your
coming towards the Gate ready • Grace! the foul Evil take them • to ride out, the Porter had no • that have taken you from us ; • fooner opened the fame, but we pray, God that Vengeance we saw without ready attend- may light upon them.
And ing, a great Number of Gen- • thus they run after him through • tlemen and their Servants, such • the Town of Caywood, for he • as the Earl had appointed for was there very well beloved 6 that Service to attend and • both of rich and poor.
Of the Cardinal's Entertainment at the Earl of Shrewsbury's, and
of his Death and Burial at Liecester. FTER our Departure where my Lord of Shrewsbury
• from Carwood we came • lived within the Lodge, and to Doncaster ; the third Day the Earl and his Lady, and a to Sheffield-park, great Company of Gentlewo
Here he expected the Duke of Bourbon to join him, though he was not in a Condition to answer his Expectations ; and the Difficulty sprung from his having no Money to pay his Troops, who had positively refused to stir out of Milan before they had received their Arrears, and even threatned to pillage the City. To prevent which the Duke laid Hands on the Plate belonging to the Churches, coined it into Money, and paid his Forces part of what was due to them, who had scarce received any
thing By George CAVENDISH, Esq; • men and Servants stood without • be had any thing would break • the Gate to attend my Lord's • Wind upwards? He told me • Coming; at whose alighting the ' he had. Then I went and • Earl received him with much • shewed the same to my Lord, • Honour, and, embracing him, • who did command me to give « said these Words, My Lord, you • him some thereof, and lo I
are most heartily welcome to my • did, and it made him break poor Lodge, and I am glad to • Wind exceedingly: Lo, quoth
he, you may see it was but • Here my Lord staid a Fort- • Wind, for noru, I thank God, I night, and was most nobly en- well eased: And so he arose • tertained ; he spent most of
from the Table and went to • his Time and applied his Prayers, as he used every Day • mind to Prayers, continually in after Dinner.
Lord pass as he fat one Day at Din- of Shrewsbury sent for me • ner, I, being there, perceived to him, and he said, Foral
• o his Colour divers times to • much as I have always pera • change; I asked him, if he was • ceived you to be a Man in
not well? who answered me o whom my Lord putteth great o with a loud Voice, I am sud- Affiance, and I myself know• denly taken with a Thing at ing you to be a Man very ho
my Stomach as cold as a Whet- 'neft; (with many other Words store, and am not well: There- ! of Commendations and Praises, fore take up the Table, and o more than becometh me to re• make a short Dinner, and re- hearse, he said) your Lord and
turn to me again suddenly. I Mafter hath often desired me • made but a little Stay, and to write unto the King, that
came to him again, where I he might answer his Accufa« found him ftill fitting very ill • tions before his Enemies : And
at ease: He desired me to go to " this Day I have received Let• , If the Apothecary and ask him, I ters from his Majesly by Sir
' VOL. IV.
thing since the Battle of Pavia. This want of Money put the Duke of Bourbon upon another Project, in order to raise Cash, which was, to have the Chancellor Merone brought to his Trial, for the Attempt already mentioned ; wko, being condemned
; to die, gave Bourbon 20,000 Ducats to save his Life ; and soon after he was so far restored to Favour, that he became one of the Constable's chief Counsellors. Whilst the Duke was exerting himself to get over
thefe The Secret HISTORY of the CARDINAL, - William Kingston, whereby I · Guard, having in his com
• perceive, that the King hath
pany 24 of the Guard to ac• him in good opinion, and, up- company him. That is nothing,
on my Requrfi hath sent for quoth the Earl, what if he • kim ty the said Sir William • be Constable of the Tower and
Kinglion. Therefore now ! Captain of the Guard, he is I would have you play your
' the fittest Man for his Wisdom wisely with him, in such fort, and Discretion to be fent about he forcy
take it quictly and such a Business, and for the • in good Part, for he is always "Guard, it is only to defend him full of Sorrow and much Hea
from those that might intend viness at my being with him, him any ill. Befides that, the " that I fear he will take it • Guard are for the most part
ill if I bring him Tiding's there- such of his old Servants as the of: And therein doth be not King hath took into his Service • will, for I assure you that the to attend him moft juftly.
King is his very good Lord, * Well Sir, quoth I, I jhall do *ard hath given me m0jt kearly what I can, and so departed and • Thanks for his Entertainment : went to my Lord, and found • And therefore go your way to him hiin in the Callery with his " aand persuade him, that I may find « Staff and his Beads in his Hands,
bin ir Quiet at my coming, for and seeing me come, he asked • I will not larry long after you.
me, What News? Forsooth, Sir, quoth I, and if it please quoth I, the best News that ever "your Lordship, I shall endeavour
you heard, if you can take it well.-to the best of my Power, to ac- God it be true then, quoth
complish your Lordship’s Com- • he.-- My Lord of Shrewsbury, said • mand: But, Sir, I doubt, when
I, your most asured Friend, hath • I name this Sir William King- so provided by his Letters to the
so • fton, that he will miflrus fome King, that his Majesty hath sent
III, because he is Constable of " for you by Master Kingston, and o the Tower, and Captain of the • 24 of the Guard to conduct you