CP 152, 63
CP Volume 152 Folio 63
HMC Volume 1 Page 190 Number 632
Haynes Page 258 Number 238
Transcribed by Samuel Haynes in “A Collection of State Papers . . . 1542 to 1570” London, 1740
8 March 1559 Minute of the Queen's Letter to the Duke of Norfolk
From a Minute of Secretary Cecill.
RIGHT trusty and right entirely beloued Cosyne, we grete you well. And whereas the Quene Dowager of Scotland hath of late by an Heraulte of Scotland, sent Lettres unto us (the Copie wherof you shall receyve herewith) whe she complayneth of the doings of William Winter our Admirall of the Flete presently in the North: Albeit we for our Parte have had alwayes that Opinion of the said Wynter, that he wold not committ any thing that exceded his Commission, or that shuld be any breach of Peace betwixt us and the French King; yet, Satisfaction of the said Quene Dowager, we haue thought good to require you to take suche order, either by sending for the said William Wynter to repaire unto yoe, if it may conveniently be, or by sending some mete Person unto hym, as you perfectly learn and understand by way of Examynation, the Truth of his doinge; and thereupon to advertyse us of the same with spede; to the Intent we may take further Order therin, for Reformacion of the whole Cause, as the Case shall duely apperteyne: For that yow know that his principall coming thither was, rather to preserue Peace, than to breake the same.