The History Of The Reign Of Phillip The Third, King Of Spain Volume 2 by Robert Watson

The History Of The Reign Of Phillip The Third, King Of Spain Volume 2

byRobert Watson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1898 Excerpt: ... "Is a late letter," says Sir John Digby (writing to the British secretary of state from Madrid, 9th of June, 1617), I advertised you of 70 long carts sent from hence with stuff, by the Duke of Lerma, unto Lerma; touching which, I must now thus far advertise your honour, that those carts going all together out of town, with a multitude of officers and servants, in great bravery, with trumpets sounding before them, passed by the Palace gate, that not being the direct way, where the king, hearing the trumpets, inquired the cause of their sounding; and being thereof informed, called for the duke, and gave him a very sharp reprehension, who laid the fault upon his officers, and forthwith turned many out of his service, who had great and gainful places. But this, I understood, gives the king so little satisfaction, as he now absolutely refuseth to go to Lerma, where the duke had made extraordinary preparation for his entertainment. This is so much noted and spoke of in this court, as I have thought it worthy the advertising unto your honour; and peradventure, it may be the beginning 6f a greater inconvenience to the duke, t His plate alone, sent in these carts, besides money, jewels, and stuff, weighed above eight hundred thousand ducats, as I am credibly informed by those who had the charge of it, and have seen it in their books by goed account." It appears from a letter of Sir John Digby's, dated Madrid, 2Sth January, 16'19, that the duke of Lerma's annual income amounted to at least six hundred thousand ducats. We may form some idea of the power and consequence of this minister, and of the pomp and state in which he lived, from the following extract from a letter of Sir Francis Cottington's to the lord treasurer Salisbury, dated Madrid, lyth August, 1610. "I d...

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Title:The History Of The Reign Of Phillip The Third, King Of Spain Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217389902

ISBN - 13:9780217389907

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