Esteemed Readers, here are some freshest tidings happened in Juin-Jule of 1631 in Europe, yet in the frames of the Thirty Years’ War:
Venice June 6, 1631: ‘We have learned from the Milanese that the war is worse & worse & that General Altinger is preparing Germans to re-take the route to their state (Milan). That’s the first thing he expects to do. Colonel Galas wrote Duke of Mantova that he would incline his Deputies to accept Mantova and Montferrat, then he wished his son Prince de Guymené to take the throne in Cazale, while Marquis de Poma to do in Mantova. Here we should take into account that territory de Valere was re-joined to this Signoria & that Signore Aluize Gorzi re-hold the power.’
S.Germain en Lay, July 2, 1631: ‘Drought of this season increased much efficacy of mineral water springs. Among them the Forges waters are very popular at present. It has been thirty years since Monsieur Martin, a great Doctor, made them fashion. Then a popular rumour approved it. Today Monsieur Bovuard, the First Doctor of the King (Louis XIII), has given them his highest appreciation & being a man of great trust, skill & experience, he gave some water to His Majesty, who drank it with precaution & then the Court followed his example.’
Venice, June 13, 1631: ‘Based on the guarantee of Pavia that Italian peace has been made, a canon fired three times & Te Deum was sung with a great joy. It has been made with Milan as well. Fortifications of Grisons expect workers’ hammers to be destroyed, while four regiments of Spaniards are on their way back to Flandre, of course in case if the Frenchmen will leave Pied Mont(Piemonte) & Savoye.
Vive le Roy! 🙂