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Responsum ex parte serenissimæ reginæ exhibitum, 17 Junii,
The plunder and massacre at Antwerp by the Spaniard.
The damage sustained by the English merchants there ; and the barbarous usage of them. Other cruelties exercised in the Low Countries. Which causeth the queen to interpose in their behalf; and of her own subjects ; by embassies to the States ; and to the king of Spain. Jealousy of the French's coming into the Loro Countries to aid them. The French protestants prepare to fly into England. News out of France. Order for intercepting letters to the Scottish queen. The bishop of Chichester visits his diocese. The disaffected to religion there. Account of his proceedings with them. His letters to the lords of the council. Many of the queen's subjects at mass in the Portugal ambassador's house, at the Charterhouse. The recorder of London gives 'account to the court of what was done there. Names of popish fugi
tives; certified into the exchequer. In the month of November, the next year, viz. 1576, the The sacking king of Spain's soldiers sacked and spoiled the famous city of Antwerp. of Antwerp; wherein they committed most cruel massacres,
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