Esteemed Readers, here is the Samhain set of latest tidings of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). Even incredible events happened no matter battles, grief & numerous deaths.
Milan, 5th October, 1633: “The Cardinal Infante has sent Duke de Nocera the Neapolitan, the General of the Milanese cavalry to the regiment of the Count de Salms who mutinied due to non-payment. In his turn, he has declared that the Spanish army is so poor that this revolt can be excused as their further substinence is impossible…”
London, 22nd October, 1633: “On the 20th of the given month a monstrous baby-girl has been born here. She had two heads, two well-shaped faces, four arms, two thighs, two feet & a sort of a tail. After her death during the procedure of dissection before the King of the Great Britain in person it was discovered that she had even two hearts…”
Venice, 23rd October, 1633: “A war-vessel armed against the Turcs conducted by the sieur Scarampa Cavalier Savoyard, sailing in these seas under the flag of Savoya, has been arrested in Candia as a pirate one. On board of these galleys belonging to this Signoria all the soldiers were enchained. They were 53 Frenchmen, mostly Provençals. Sieur de la Thuillerie the Ambassador of His Christian Majesty (Louis XIII) in the Republic (of Venice) arranged to set them free, while the Captain sailed to the town with his report.
Marhal de Thoiras has left the Court of Savoya. He stays in Ferrara now & is expected to be recieved here (in Venice) rather soon…”
Vive le Roy! 🎇🎇🎇
Sounds like the baby died while being dissected. Goodness.
I thought the same while reading the news. Oh, these Englishmen! They like wild things! 🙂
I guess so. 😳