Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) continues, but not all the tidings tell about battles & victims. This time, for example, there are some considerable changes at the Aula Pontificia. Urban VIII (1623-1644) must be very delighted!
Leipzig, 2nd November, 1633: ” Duke of Fridland has spent 5 days in Frankfurt on the order to reinforce his army; he left 5 cornets of cavalry & 7 companies of infantry in this garrison; he turned back towards Breslau that the General Schafgoz has taken with no use, (however) he declared that it was conquered for the Emperor. He moved straight to Bohemia either suspecting a certain intrusion of the Saxon there or going to help Ratisbonne. Besides, the General Illo Imperial has captured & has desolated the town Gorlis in Lusace. Now he is besieging Bauzen in the same lands…”
Rome, 5th November, 1633: “His Holiness has given the Abbey Subiaco worth of 12 thousand escus of income & the charge of Prefect of signature de Grace to Cardinal Antonio; the charge of Grand Pénitencier to Cardinal St. Onofrio; the Abbeys St. Estienne of Corvo, St. Gregory of Rome & St. Sebastian worth of 8 ooo escus (of income) to Cardinal St. Giorgio. Cardinal Barberin has been satisfied with (the charge) of the ArchpriestCard of St. Peter. This post was vacant due to the death of Cardinal Borghese…”
Genova, 10th November, 1633: “Two thousand Spaniards shot garrisons of Naples & reached the State of Milan led by the Cavalier Lelio Brancacio. Passing by Montferrat the Cardinal-Infante recieved with great honours the Duke of Mantova & his Council from Cazale (who passed the same lands)…”
Vive le Roy! 🎉🎉🎉