Esteemed Readers, no matter intense battles, the air of peace has appeared in our historical tidings. Indeed, the life goes on while the Thirty Year’s War (1618-1648) is moving to so desired Pax…It is 1633 yet & only negotiations are ahead:
Aix de Provence, 5th May, 1633: “Finally the Cardinal-Infante has come. His arrival has become known & has been arranged with safety measures higher than four years ago…when there were so many rumours! & half of Spain gathered here.
On the 28th day of the previous month due to bad weather (his ship) was cast up on the Marseilles isles where the adverse wind kept him for three days, so most people from his train spent their time visiting the city, while eighteen galleys of his saluted the Chasteau (Château) d’If & were saluted back. On Sunday, the 30th of the previous month, he was rewarded & managed to sail to Nice in good wind that started at one o’clock in the morning. So he managed to reached the Toulon isles by eight o’clock in the morning. It should be noticed that President Cariolis & some Frenchmen committed a mortal sin sailed on this galley (as well). During his staying in Marseilles another two galleys, – with the Cardinal Sandoüal on board, – arrived from Genova. The last one wished to leave for Spain accompanied by the Cardinal-Infante the same day. Nevertheless the wind returned back to the port, he sent one of his galley (to Spain) & joined the Infante’s fleet & his train. He was accommodated with the Capucins & refused any visitor as he used to do in Genova…”
Lyon, 7th May, 1633: “Sr de Halincour, our Governor, has departed on the 2nd of the given month to have Chasteaux (Châteaux) de S.Romain, le Puy & Cervieres destroyed. On the 5th of the given month they began destruction of fortresses de la Bastie & Pipet in Vienna. (PS.They are war fortresses used to protect cities during battles, they must be destroyed as soon as the war period is over).
In Chaberi the Princess de Carignano gave birth to a son & the Duchesse of Parma had a daughter…”
Vive le Roy! 🙂