Esteemed Readers, it is already the end of July & it is time to share with you some European news 1632. (For newcomers we are still in the Thirty Year’s time 1618-1648. Europe is in war fires, there are calamities & mourn in any country).
Naples, 7th July,1632: “Everybody is under suspicion so even jokes are criminal here. Thus two young Napolitan Gentlemen became sick of dishonesty, (which the Frenchmen call the ailment of Naples, while they do the ailment of France), so they disguised one another to wander around in the night to shout “Vive la France”. They were detained & hung for these screams, while their nobility just gave them time to explain their behaviour to their Confessor”.
London, 19th July, 1632: “The son of our Great Treasurer has finally performed a wedding with the youngest Duchess of Lenos arranged by the Bishop of London in the Chapel of Milord Rohampton’s house where the King of the Great Britain, who assisted the ceremony, presented the spouses to his fiancée. They performed her a very gracious bow. As soon as the spouses left the Church, they proceeded to three tables: the first was for the King & the Queen of England, the second for the newlyweds & the third was for the rest of the English nobility. He is going to pay a visit to his uncle in France in the capacity of an Ambassador Extraordinary”.
Amsterdam, 17th July, 1632: “Our troops have captured a convoy of the Spanish Cavalry moving 60 carts of provisions to their camp. Hurray! (my exclamation). The Ambassador of the King of Denmark has arrived to the Hagues”.
Vive le Roy! 🙂