CP 153, 55

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CP Volume 153 Folio 55

HMC Volume 1 Page 252 Number 797

Haynes Page 364 Number 364

Transcribed by Samuel Haynes in “A Collection of State Papers . . . 1542 to 1570” London, 1740

1560 Declaration of Arthur Guntor concerning Lord Robert Dudley

From the Original.

PLESETHE your Honors to understande, that abowte thre Weekes sence I chaunsced to be a huntynge with divers Jentelmen, wher I felle in Taulcke with a Jentelman named Mr. George Cottone, who towlde me that hyt chaunced the Queene's Hynes to be at Supper on a Tyme at my Lorde Robert's Howse, wheare hyt chaunced hyr Hyghness to be nyghted homward; and as hyr Grasce whas goynge homward by Torche lyght, hyr Hyghness fell in Taulcke with them that caryed the Torches, and seyde, that hyr Grasce wolde make ther Lord the best that ever whas of hys Name: Wheruppon I seyde, that hyr Grasce most macke hyme then a Dewcke: And he said that the Reporte whas, that hyr Hygness shoolde marry hym: And I aunswered I praye God all be for the best; and I praye God all Men may tacke hyt well that there myght rysse no troble therof; and so have I seyde to dyvers others synse that Tyme, And I most humbly beseche your Honors all to be good unto me and to pardone me herin, ys I have offended.