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Author: Vialart, Charles, d. 1644.
Title: The history of the government of France, under the administration of the great Armand du Plessis, Cardinall and Duke of Richlieu, and chief minister of state in that kingdome wherein occur many important negotiations relating to most part of Christendome in his time : with politique observations upon the chapters / translated out of French by J.D. Esq.
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Print source: The history of the government of France, under the administration of the great Armand du Plessis, Cardinall and Duke of Richlieu, and chief minister of state in that kingdome wherein occur many important negotiations relating to most part of Christendome in his time : with politique observations upon the chapters / translated out of French by J.D. Esq.
Vialart, Charles, d. 1644., J. D.

London: Printed by J. Macock, for Joshua Kirton ..., and are to be sold at the Kings Arms ..., 1657.
Alternate titles: Histoire du ministere d'Armand Jean du Plessis, cardinal duc de Richelieu, sous le regne de Louis le Juste, XIII, du nom roy de France et de Navarre. English
Notes:
Translation of Histoire du ministere d'Armand Jean du Plessis, cardinal duc de Richelieu, sous le regne de Louis le Juste, XIII, du nom roy de France et de Navarre.
Advertisement: prelim. p. [8].
Extends from 1624 to 1633.
First edition of this translation.
Reproduction of original in University of Illinois Library.
Subject terms:
Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis, -- duc de, -- 1585-1642.
France -- History -- Louis XIII, 1610-1643.
France -- Politics and government -- 1610-1643.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A64888.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE John Thurloe, Esq. SECRETARIE OF STATE.
To the Reader.
These Books are lately Printed, and are sold at the Kings Armes in Pauls Church-yard.
These now in the Press.
THE HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE Cardinal de Richelieu.
Anno 1624.
The Reception of the Cardinal into the Administration of the STATE.
The Marriage of the King of England with the Lady Henrietta Maria of France.
Politick Observation.
Articles of Marriage, between the King of Great Britain, and the Princess Henrietta Maria of France.
Politique Observation.
The Deputation of Father Berule, to his Holiness, to obtain a Dispen∣sation for the above-mentioned Marriage.
Politique Observations.
The deputation of the Sieur de la Ville-aux-clercs to the King of England in the qualitie of an Extraordinary Ambassador.
Politique Observation.
The Renewing of the Alliance between his Majesty and the States of Holland.
Politick Observation.
Colonel Ornano is made Prisoner in the Bastile, and thence sent to the Castle of Caen.
The Collonel d' Ornano, is made Marshal of France.
Politick Observation.
The Marquis of Vieville is made Prisoner at St. Germans, and thence conducted to the Castle of Amboyse.
Politick Observation.
The Sieurs de Champigny, and de Marillac, are advanced to the Super∣intendency of the Exchequer.
Politique Observation.
The Garde de Seaux d' Haligre, is advanced to the charge of Chancellor of France, by the death of Monsieur de Sillery.
Politick Observation.
Enquiries into the Misdemeanours of the Finances.
Politick Observation.
The Affairs of the Valtoline.
Politique Observation.
The Deputation of the Sieur de Bethune, to Rome as Ordinary Embassador, and the Revocation of the Commander of Syllery.
Politick Observation.
The Marquess de Coevures, is sent to the Cantons of the Swisses, for the Grisons affairs.
Politick Observation.
The League between the King, Duke of Savoy, and Common-wealth of Ve∣nice, for the restitution of the Valtoline.
Politique Observation.
The Marquess de Coevures takes the Field to make himself Master of the Forts in the Valtoline.
Politick Observation.
The Hugonots Man several Vessels under the Command of the Sieur de Soubize, and seize upon the Port of Blavet.
Politique Observation.
Anno Dom. 1625.
Politique Observation.
Particular between the King and Cardinal, for the good of the STATE.
Politick Observation.
New Orders sent to the Marquess de Coevures, to prosecute his Conquests in the Valtoline.
Politique observation.
The Pope seemes to the Cardinal de la Valette & the Sieur de Bethune, to be very angry that the King should attempt upon the Forts in the Valtoline, which were in his keeping.
Politique Observation.
The Pope sends towards the King, the Sieur Bernardino Nary, to testifie to his Majesty the discontent he took at the Proceedings of the Marquess de Coevures in the Valtoline.
Politique Observation.
The King of Spain to breake the League between his Majesty the Duke of Savoy, and Common-wealth of Venice, negotiates another between himself and the Princes of Italy.
Politique Observation
The Spaniard spreads abroad defaming Libels against the League of France, Venice, and Savoy.
Politique Observation.
Intreagues of the Spaniards with the Hugenots.
Politique Observations.
The King for many considerable Reasons causeth the City of Genoa to be assaulted.
Politique Observation.
The Pope sends the Cardinal Barberine in the quality of a Legate in∣to France, to negotiate the Peace between his Majesty and the King of Spaine.
Politick Observation.
Father Berule arriveth at Rome, to obtain the dispence for the Lady Henrietta Maria of France, to be married with the Prince of Wales.
Politique Observation.
The difficulties which did arise in pursuance of the dispence for the Match with England.
Politick Observation.
The death of James King of Great Brittain, and the Mariage between the Prince of Wals his Son, and the Madam Henrietta Maria of France.
The Duke of Buckingham is commanded by the King of Great Brittain, to go over into France, and to conduct the Queen his Wife over to him.
Politique Observation.
Intreagues of the English Embassadour with some Ladies of the Court, dis∣covered by the Cardinal.
Politique Observation.
Open War in the State of Genoa.
Politique Observation.
The Prosecution of War in Italy.
Politique Observation.
The Hugonots by the Spaniards Instigation, Arm themselves very potent∣ly against the King.
Politique observation.
The Duke of Rohans Attempts in Languedoc, with the Process in the Par∣liament of Tholouse, against him, and all his Adherents.
Politique Observation.
The Spoil made about Mountauban by the Duke d'Espernon.
Politique Observation.
A Victory Obtained by the Duke of Montmorency against the Hugonot.
Politick Observation.
The Arrival of Cardinal Barbirini in France, as Legate from the Holy Chaire, for the Affaires of the Valto∣line.
The unexpected departure of the Cardinal Barbarini from the French Court.
Politique Observations.
An Assembly of the Nobles, by the Kings Order, upon the businesse of the Cardinal Barbarin's Legation.
Politick Observation.
The Deputation of the Valtolines towards his Holiness.
Politique Observation.
The Hollanders send Deputies to his Majesty to ingage him in a League offen∣sive and defensive against the Spaniard.
Politique Observation.
The Hugonots finding their weakness to their own costs, have recourse to the Kings Clemency.
Politique Observation.
The Kings Army in Italy is recruited with six or seven thousand men, under the Marquis de Vignolles.
Politique Observation.
Recruits sent to the Marquis de Coeuures in the Valtoline.
Politique observation.
The Duke of Rohan excuseth himself from accepting of those Articles which were granted to those of his party.
Politick Observation.
Prosecution of the History.
Politique Obseruation.
The Cardinal is extraordinary careful to make a good understanding between the King, Queen Mother, Monsieur, and the Princes of the Blood, and others.
Politique Observation.
The sending of the Sieur de Blainville into England in the quality of Extraordinary Ambassadour.
Politique Observation.
The Treasuries are better regulated by the Cardinals care.
Politique Observation.
The Assembly of the Clergy for the Condemnation of certain Libels, sent abroad by the Spanish Ambition.
Politique Observation.
Troubles in Lorrain hapening upon the Will of Henry Duke of Lorrain.
Politique Observation.
Anno 1626.
The Duke of Savoy's Design to continue the Warre against the Spaniards.
Politick Observation.
The Conclusion of the Treaty of Mouson.
Politique Observation.
The Pope is very glad of the Treaty of Peace, between France and Spain.
The sending of the Sieur de Bullion towards the Duke of Savoy, to perswade him to assent to the Treaty before mentioned.
The Dispatch of the Sieur du Chasteauneuf to the Common-wealth of Ve∣nice, for the Affairs before-mentioned,
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the History.
The Final agreement for the demolishing of the Forts in the Valtoline.
The Reasons which oblige great Princes to shew an extrardinary honour to the Pope.
Articles of Peace granted to the Rochelois.
Politique Observation.
An Edict against Duels.
Politique Observation.
The Condemnation of a Book composed by Sanctarellus the Jesuit.
That the Kings of France may not be deposed by the Pope.
The subtil means which the Cardinal used to joyne the Princes of the lower Saxony, into a league with the Auseatique towns against the house of Austria.
It is the highest peece of Prudence to assault ones enemy by a third Person.
Combinations of divers Grandees of the Court against the King and State.
Politique Observation.
The Marshal of Ornano Arrested at Fountainbleau, and carried Prisoner to the Castle of Bois de Vincennes.
Politique Observation.
The Cardinal beseecheth the King to permit his retirement from the Court.
Politique Observation.
The Imprisonment of the Duke de Vendosm, and the Grand Prior of France his Brother, at Blois.
Politique Reflection.
The Assembly of the States at Nantes the King being present.
Politique Observation.
The Sieur de Chalais is Imprisoned.
Politique Observation.
The Cabal of Chalais, punished by Arrest from the Chamber of Justices at Nants.
Politique Observation.
The Sentence of death passed against the Sieur de Chalais.
Politique Observation.
Certain Broyles sprung up in the Court of England, by the ill Counsel of some of the Queens household.
Politique Observation.
The King sends the Marshal de Bassompierre into England.
Politick Observation.
The Traffique at Sea established.
Politick Observation.
Monsieur the Cardinal is made by the King, grand Master and Super-inten∣dent of the Traffique and Commerce of France.
Politique Observation.
An Assembly at Paris, to redress disorders of State.
Politique Observation.
The Sieur de Baradas removed from Court.
Politique Observation.
Differences between the Bishop of Verdun, and the Officers of the City.
Politique Observation.
Anno 1627.
The Insolent Revolt of the Rochelois.
Politique Observation.
The Designs of the Duke of Rohan in Languedoc.
Politique Observation.
The King animated by the save Counsels of the Cardinal, resolves on the siege of Rochel.
Politique Observation.
The Duke of Lorrain comes to the King at Paris, to complain of his Maje∣sties Actions towards the Bishop of Verdun, and to do him Homage for the Dutchee of Bar.
Politique Observation.
The Dutchess of Orleans death, upon her lying in of a Daughter.
Politique Observation.
A Duel between the Marquis de Praslin, and the Sieur de Bouteville severely punished.
Politique Observation.
The King of England's and divers other Princes endeavours to divert the King from his resolution against Rochel.
Politick Observation.
Prosecution of the Historie.
Politique Observation.
Turbulent Spirits clapt up in the Bastille.
Politique Observation.
Differences between the Duke of Espernon and the Parliament of Bourde∣aux, reconciled by the discreet fore-sight of the Cardinal.
Politique Observation.
The King going from Paris towards Rochel, falls sick at Villeroy, after the first day of his setting out.
Politique Observation.
The English Fleets arrival before Ree.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Historie.
Politique Observation.
Buckingham stormeth the Cittadel of St. Martin.
Politick Observation.
Prosecution of the History.
Politique Observation.
The Ile of Ree relieved.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the subject.
Politique Observation.
The King after his Recovery comes to Rochel to beat the English out of Ree.
Politique Observation.
Ree is relieved.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politick Observation.
The Siege of Rochel.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Historie.
Politique Observation.
The Sieur de Macheville, is sent to the Electors of Baviers and Tre∣ves, to dispose them towards the settlement of a Peace in the Empire.
Politique Observation.
The Marquis de Saint Chaumont sent to Vincent, the Duke of Mantoua in quality of an Ambassodour Extraordinary.
Politique Observation.
The Marriage of the Prince de Rethelois, with the Princess Maria, the Inheritrix of Mantua.
Politique Observation.
Cabals of the Duke de Rohan in Languedoc, and the Succours wrought by means of the Duke de Soubize his brother in England for the Rochelois.
Politick Observation.
The Deputation of the Sieur Galland, Privie Counsellor to his Majesty towards these Hugonot Towns which the Duke of Rohan had attempted to revolt, that he might confirm them in their obedience.
Politique Observation.
The King unable to stop the Duke of Rohan's proceedings by fair means, maketh use of force.
Politique Observation.
Anno 1628.
The Rochelois send to the King of England to de∣mand Succour.
Politique Observation.
The King of Spain sendeth Don Frederick de Toledo High Admiral with a Fleet to his Majesty.
Politique Observation.
Marquis Spinola, his Son, and the Marquis de Leganez come to see the siedge of Rochel.
Politick Observation.
The Duke de Rohan despaireth of doing any good in Languedoc.
Politique Observation.
The King goes from Rochel to Paris, to dissipate those Factions which be∣gan to rise thereabouts, by the Hugonots in Pircardie, Champagnie and Brie.
Politique Observation.
Cardinal Richelieu Commandeth the Army, in his Majesty absence.
Politick Observation.
The Cardinal de Richelieu attempteth to retard Rochel.
Politique Observation.
The King hearing that the English were come before Rochel to relieve it rosolveth to return thither.
Politique Observation.
The Rochelois are summoned by a Herald to surrender to the King.
Politique Observation.
The English Fleet cometh before Rochell.
Politique Observation.
The English attempt the Relief of Rochel, but in vain.
Politique Observation.
The English having attempted their utmost to relieve Rochel, resolve to depart.
Politique Observation.
The Dissentions amongst the Rochelois upon the Departure of the English.
Politique Observation.
A Feigned Treaty between the King and the Rochelois.
Politique Observation.
The Rochelois are reduced by famine to extream miseries.
Politick Observation.
The miseries of Rochel by Famine.
Politique Observation.
The Rochelois Salley out upon his Majesties Forces.
Politique Observation.
The Duke of Rohan continueth his designes in Languedoc.
Politique Observation.
Divers Religious persons, settled in the Hugonot Pro∣vinces by the Cardinal's diligence and industrie.
The Duke of Trimouille converted to the Catholique Faith by Monsieur the Cardinal.
Politique Observation.
Soubize and the Deputies of Rochel, obtain a third saccour from the English but in vain.
Politique Observation.
The Fight between the Kings Fleet, and the English.
A Cessation of Arms for some days between the two Fleets.
Politique Observation.
The Deputation of Montague to the King from the Earl of Denbigh General of the English Forces.
A Treaty between the King and the Rochelois.
Politique Observation.
His Majesties Entrance into Rochel.
Politique Observation.
His Majesties Declaration for estblishing of the Catholique Religion in Rochel.
The Course his Majesty took to keep Rochel in Obedience.
Politique Observation.
The Honour which his Majesty got by the taking of Rochel.
Monsieur the Cardinal did much contribute to the ta∣king of Rochel.
Politique Observation.
The expences of the Siege of Rochel, amount unto forty millions of Livres.
Politique Observation.
The Kings Forces are Masters of the Field in Languedoc.
The taking of Pamiers, and other places, by the Prince of Conde.
Politique Observation.
The Duke of Savoy enters into a League with the Governor of Milan, to fall upon the States of the Duke de Nevers and Mantua.
Politique Observation.
The King takes care of the Affairs of his Allies the Grisons.
Politique Observation.
Anno 1629.
The King after the taking of Rochel, releeveth Cazal in person.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the History.
Politique Observation.
The King having resolved upon his Italian Expedition, commits the Go∣vernment of the State to the Queen his Mother.
Politique Observation.
The King chargeth the Lord Keeper Marillac, to chuse out the best rules which had been esteemed proper, for the good of the Kingdom, by the States met at Paris, Anno 1614. and to propose them to the Councel to be drawn up into Ordinances.
Politique Observation.
The King before he goeth into Piedmont, findeth the Hugonots in Langue∣doc ready to rise, he compelleth them to lay down their Armes, and to declare in form before his Parliaments and Judges, that they will live in all duties and obedience hereafter.
Politique Observation.
The Kings departure on the fifteenth of January, in the year one thousand six hundred twenty and nine, towards Piedmont.
Politick Observation
The Duke of Lorrain comes to visit the King before his departure and pro∣miseth after his return to come and do him homage for the Dutchy of Bar.
Politique Observation.
A Victory obtained by the Kings Forces against those of the Duke of Savoy upon the 14. of February, 1629.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the History.
Politick Observation
The Prosecution of the History.
Politique Observation.
The Prince of Piedmont comes to Suze with full power from the Duke of Savoy to Treat with the King.
Politique Observation.
The Duke of Mantua is delivered from the Spanish oppression by his Majesties Forces.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the History.
Politique Observation.
Certain Intreagues of the Ladies at Paris, concerning Monsieurs preten∣ded Marriage with the Princess Maria of Mantua.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
His Majesty departeth from Suze towards Languedoc, after Cazal, and the strong Towns in Montferrat were revictualled.
Politique Observation.
The King of Spain treateth with the Duke of Rohan, for the raising of more troubles in France.
Politique Observation.
His Majesty Summoneth Privas.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
The Sieur de Marillac cometh from the Queen Mother unto his Majesty at Privas.
Politique Observation.
The King after the taking of Privas, prosecuteth his Victory into Langue∣doc, and gains great advantages by it.
Politique Observation.
His Majesty entreth into Usez, Nismes, and other Towns with the Edict of Peace.
Politique Observation.
Cabals against the Cardinal.
Politique Observation.
The Sieur de Guron sent to Montauban.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
Montauban Surrenders to the Kings Obedience.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the History.
Politique Observation.
The Comte de Merodes Chamberlain to the Emperor, seizeth upon the Grisons without declaring a War.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the History.
Politique Observation.
The Sieur de Sabran is sent Embassadour to the Emperour.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
The Sieur de Leon sent Ambassador into Zwizzerland.
Politique Observation.
The House of Austria entereth very strong into the Duke of Mantua's Country.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the History.
Politique Observation.
The Monsieurs retreit into Lorain.
Politique Observation.
The Reasons and Causes of Monsieurs Retirement.
Politique Observation.
The Marshal de Marillac is send by the King to Monsieur.
Politique Observation.
Monsieur's Pension is augmented.
Politique Observation.
The Cardinal is declared Generalissimo of the Kings Armies in Italy.
Politique Observation.
THE HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE Cardinal de Richelieu.
Anno 1630.
The Promotion of the Arch-bishop of Lions, and Monsieur Bagny to the Cardinalship.
Politique Observation.
The dispatch of the Marshal d' Etree to the Commonwealth of Venice, concerning the Affairs of the Duke of Mantua.
Politique Observation.
The Kings departure towards Italy.
Politique Observation.
The Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
The Queen Mothers journy to his Majesty.
Politique Observation.
The Duke of Savoy would not perform the Treaty agreed on with the King.
Politique Observation.
Proposals made by the Duke of Savoy, to the Cardinal Richelieu.
Politique Observation.
The Duke of Savoy's Artifices discovered by the Cardinal of Richelieu.
Politique Observation.
Prepositions of Peace made by the Nuntio Pauzirolo on the Duke of Savoy's behalf to the Cardinal Richelieu.
Politique Observation.
The Revictualling of Cazal.
Politique Observation.
Divers Conferences between the Prince of Piedmont and Cardinal Richelieu.
Politique Observation.
The Prosecution of this Subject.
Politique Observation.
The Affairs of Italy.
Politique Observation.
The Motives which invited the Duke of Savoy, to cast himself into the Emperor and Spaniards party.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the History.
Politique Observation.
The Siege of Pignerol.
Politique Observation.
The Reducing Pignerol under the Kings Obedience.
Politique Observation.
The bringing of the Cittadel of Pignerol under the Kings Subjection.
Politique Observation.
The Passages from France to Piedmont were open after the reducing of certain Towns of the Duke of Savoy.
Politique Observation.
The Mutiny in Dijon.
Politique Observation.
The Monsieurs return to France.
Politique Observation.
The King committeth the Government of the Army in Champagne, and of Paris, to the Monsieur.
Politique Observation.
The King came to Lion, then to Grenoble, where the Cardinal came to meet him.
Politique Observation.
The happy succeess of the Treaty of Peace by the Cardinal Mazarini, be∣tween the King and Duke of Savoy.
Politique Observation.
The taking of Chambery from the Duke of Savoy.
Politique Observation.
The taking of Annesy and Romilly by the Kings Forces.
Politique Observation.
The taking of divers other Castels.
Politique Observation.
The King makes himself Master of all Savoy.
Politique Observation.
The King marcheth toward Lyon at the perswasion of the Queen Mother.
Politique Observation.
The Queen Mother continueth her anger against the Cardinal.
Politique Observation.
The establishment of theDroict Annuel.
Politique Observation.
The suppression of the Droict Annuel in regard of the Officers of Iustice, re-established by the King.
Politique Observation.
The Kings return from St. John de Morienne into France.
Politique Observation.
The Marshal de Marillac would not let the Army march out of Cham∣pagne toward Italy.
Politique Observation.
Artifices of the Lord Keeper, and of the Marshal de Marillac his Brother.
Politique Observation.
A fight wherein the French were worsted by the Spaniards.
Politique Observation.
The taking of Mantua by the Imperialists.
Politique Observation.
The Causes of the taking of Mantua.
Politique Observation.
Cazal assaulted by the Marquis of Spinola.
Politique Observation.
A Treaty to renew the Alliance with Holland.
Politique Observation.
The Kings gives the command of his Army to the Duke de Montmorancy, Marquis d' Effiat, and the Marshal de la Force.
Politique Observation.
The Prosecution of the History.
Politique Observation.
The taking of Veillare, by the Marshal de Schomberg.
Politique Observation.
The Death of the Duke of Savoy.
Politique Observation.
The Prince of Piedmont, takes the Government of the Army, after the Duke of Savoy's death.
Politique Observation.
A Cessation of Arms between his Majesty and the Spanish Army, by the mediation of Mazarini.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the History.
Politique Observation.
The King falls very sick, and disposeth of his State-affairs.
Politique Observation.
The gentleness of the Cardinal towards his Enemies.
Politique Observation.
The constancy of the Cardinal against those who would remove him out of the Kings Favour.
Politique Observation.
The great Qualities of the Cardinal.
Politique Observation.
Why the King went from Paris, and caused the Lord Keeper of the Broad-Seal, and his Brother the Marshal de Marillac, to be Arrested.
Politique Observation.
A Treatise of Peace between the Emperour and Duke of Mantua.
Politique Observation.
The King sends an Embassadour to the Diet of Ratisbonne.
Politique Observation.
The French Army Embattel in view of Cazal.
Politique Observation.
Cardinal Mazarini accomodateth the Affairs of Cazal with dexte∣rity, between the King and the Spaniard.
Politique Observation.
The re-victualling of Cazal.
Politique Observation.
The King of Swede enters into Germanie.
Politique Observation.
The Assembly at Ratisbonne.
Politique Observation.
The King honoureth the Sieur de Montmorancy and Thoyras, with the Staff of Marshal of France.
Politique Observation.
The King Honours the Sieur de Servient, with the Office of Secretary.
The quality and good parts of a Secretary of State.
The King pardons the Duke of Vendosm.
Politique Observation.
ANNO 1631.
Politique Observation.
The Queen Mothers hatred, against the Cardinal.
Intreagues of the Ladies neer the Queen Mother.
Politique Observation.
The Cardinal indeavoureth to restore himself into the Queen-Mothers good Favour.
The Marshal de Schomberg interposeth.
Politique Observation.
Monsieur the Kings Brother disapproveth of the Queen-Mo∣thers Intreagues.
Politique Observation.
The Queen Mothers Resolution to win Monsieur.
Politique Observation.
She gaineth his Favourites.
Politique Observation.
Monsieur's resolution to leave the Court.
Politique Observation.
The Queen-Mother rejoyceth at Monsieur's Departure.
Politique Observation.
The King entreats the Queen-Mother to desist from her Intreagues.
Politique Observation.
The Reasons of the Queen-Mothers Removal.
Politique Observation.
The resolution of the Councel for the Removal of the Queen-Mother.
Politique Observation.
The King after he had given Order to Arrest the Queen-Mother, returneth to Paris.
Politique Observation.
The chief Leaders of this Cabal secured.
Politique Observation.
L' Mareschal d' Estree, addresseth himself to execute his Majesties pleasure against the Queen-mother.
Politique Obeservation.
The Discontents of Monsieur's Creatures.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Reflection.
Prosecution of the History.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
The Queen-mothers departure out of France.
Politique Observation.
The Queen-mothers entrance into Bruxels.
Politique Observation.
The Infanta dispatcheth the Sieur de Carondelet to the King, to negotiate the Queen-mothers accommodation.
Politique Observation.
The King sendeth the Cardinal de la Valette unto Monsieur then at Orleans.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
The King goeth to Orleans; With the true Motives of his journey.
Politique Observation.
Monsieur arriveth at Bezancon, from whence he writeth unto the King.
Politique Observation.
The Debate in the Parliament of Paris, upon the Declaration against the Rebels.
Politique Observation.
Monsieur's Request to the Parliament, to Indict the Cardinal.
Politique Observation.
The Queen-Mothers Request to the same effect.
Politique Observation.
Aspersions charged on the King, refuted.
Politique Observation.
The King is carefull to justify the Cardinal by his Letters and Declarations.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subect.
Politique Observation.
The Cardinals Riches not to be envied;
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the History,
Affairs of Germany.
Politique Observation.
The Justice of the Kings Alliance with the King of Swede.
Politique Observation.
An Answer to the Spaniards who blame the Alliance between France and Sweden.
Politique Observation.
The Affairs of Italy.
Politique Observation.
What it is that makes Cazal considerable to the Spaniards.
Politique Observation.
That the Duke of Mantua's Right doth not prejudice the Emperour.
Politique Observation.
Prosecution of the Subject.
Politique Observation.
The Deputies of the Christian Princes for the Treaty of Peace.
Qualities necessary for an Embassadour.
A Treaty of Peace at Querasque.
Politique Observation.
The second Treaty of Peace.
Politique Observation.
The Spaniards intention to break the Peace of Querasque, followed by that of Mire-Fleur.
Politique Observation.
When Pignerol was promised to the King by the Duke of Savoy.
Politique Observation.
The Interdiction of the Court of Ayds of Paris.
Politique Observation.
The Treaty of Alliance between the King and Duke of Bavaria.
Politique Observation.
His Majesty sendeth Ambassadors to the King of Morocco.
Politique Observation.
The Establishment of a Chamber of Justice in Paris.
Politique Observation.
Judgement given against several Persons.
Politique Observation.
The Cardinal is created Duke and Peer of France.
Politique Observation.
A Synod of the pretended Reformed Religion at Charenton.
Politique Observation.
Affairs of Lorrain.
Politique Observation.
ANNO 1632.
Politique Observation.
The Emperour and Infanta promise to protect the Duke of Lorrain.
Politique Observation.
The Duke of Lorrain consenteth to Monsieur's marriage with the Princess Marguerite.
The Princes of the Blood may not by the Laws of France, marry without the Kings approbation.
Troubles hapned in consequence of Marriage.
Monsieur's Marriage with the Princesse Marguerite of Lorrain.
Politique Obseruation.
The Catholique Electors of the Empire, propose to become Neuters.
Politique Observation.
The King sendeth the Marquis de Breze, towards Gustavus Adolphus, Kign of Sweden.
Politique Observation.
A Treaty of the Catholique Princes of Germany with the King of Swede.
Politique Observation.
The King taketh the Archbishop of Treves into his Protection,
Politique Observation.
The King sendeth the Mareschals de la Force, and d' Effiat into Germany.
The City of Treves besieged, and the Arch-Bishop established by the Kings Forces.
Politique Observation.
The Emperour endeavoureth at Rome to break the Kings Alliance with the Swede.
That Catholick Princes ought to hold good correspondence with Rome.
The Cardinal endeth a difference between the Bishops and Friers.
Politique Observation.
Monsieur arriveth at Bruxels.
The danger of Drawing Strangers into a Kingdom.
Monsieur resolveth to joyn himself with Goncales de Cordoue.
Politique Observation.
The Indictment of the Marshal de Marillac.
Politique Observation.
The Marshal de Marillac's Death.
Politique Observation.
The Duke of Lorrain recommenceth the War.
Politique Observation.
Mounsieur entreth Lorrain in Arms.
Politique Observation.
The Duke of Lorrain sendeth to assure the King of his Service.
Politique Observation.
The second Treaty of Peace with the Duke of Lorrain.
Politique Observation.
Monsieur goeth into Burgogne.
Politique Observation.
Monsieur the Duke of Orleance's Entry into Burgogne.
Politique Observation.
Monsieur de Montmorency's Discontents.
Politique Observation.
The Duke de Montmorency re-doubleth his Intreagues upon Monsieur's arrival in Languedoc.
Politique Observation.
The King granteth a Commission to Monsieur le Prince, to Com∣mand divers Provinces in his absence.
Politique Observation.
Another Commission to Monsieur le Comte de Soissons.
Politique Observation.
The Mareschals de la Force, and de Schomberg charge Monsieur's Army.
Politique Observation.
The taking of Monsieur de Montmorency.
Politique Observation.
The Sequel of what hapned at Castelnaudary.
The sequel of the Negotiation with Monsieur.
Politique Observation
A Treaty of Peace with Monsieur.
Politique Observation.
The Cities of Languedoc, return to their Obedience.
Politique Observation.
The Requests of divers Lords for Monsieur de Montmorency, his life and liberty.
Politique Observation.
Mosieur de Montmorency's Death.
Politique Observation.
A Design to surprize the Dutchesse d' Esguillon.
Politique Observation.
Monsieur leaveth France, and goeth into Lorrain.
Politique Observation.
Certain Bishops of Languedoc, deposed from their Charges.
Politique Observation.
Divers Cabals made by the Duke de Guise.
Politique Observation.
The King returneth from Languedoc to Paris.
Politique Observation.
ANNO 1633.
The Arrival of the Cardinal at Paris, after his sicknesse at Languedoc.
Politique Observation.
A dispatch sent to the Hollanders to hinder the Treaty.
Politique Observation.
The Marquess de St. Chaumont, sent by the King into the Country of the Elector of Treves, to force his Enemies from the rest of his Towns, and to establish him.
The principal Obligations of him who taketh a Prince into Protection.
The Embassie and Negotiation of the Sieur de Feuquieres, to the Queen of Swede, and the renewing the treaty of Alliance between the two Crowns.
That great Enterprizes ought to be prosecuted to the height.
The King sendeth the Duke de Crequy to Pope Urbane the Eighth, to congratulate him according to custome, and to compose the differences with the Venetians.
The Embassies of Obedience from our Kings unto his Holinesse.
Monsieur Seguyer made Chancellor of France.
Qualities necessary for a Chancellor, and Lord Keeper.
His Majesties choice of Learned and Religious Prelates at the Cardinal's request.
That the right of presenting to Bishopricks, is one of the most ancient Privi∣ledges of the Crown, and what Bishops ought to be chosen for the good of the State.
The King maketh a Declaration to Depose three Officers, two of the Parliament of Paris, and one of the Chamber of Accompts, from their Charges.
Politique Observation.
Divers Changes of Governours in sundry Provinces made this year.
That it is necessary to commit the Government of Provinces and Places, into the hands of trusty Persons, in times of danger.
The Creation of Knights of the Holy Ghost.
Politique Observation.
The Institution of the Parliament of Mets, after the King had reduc'd to his Obedience, divers Cities and Places of Lorrain.
That new Magistrates of Justice ought to be established in Countries newly conquered.
Alpheston and Chavagnac, executed at Mets by Decree of Parliament.
How abhominable assassination hath ever been, and that great men never ought to be drawn into it.
The Acts of Hostility committed by the Duke of Lorrain against France.
That Soveraigns are obliged to moderate their Passion, principally in point of War.
The King sendeth the Sieur de Guron, to treat with the Duke of Lorrain.
That it is important to send Embassadours to such Princes against whom War is design'd, to discover their intentions: and how it may be done.
The King sendeth the Sieur de la Nauve, to seiz upon Bar, for defect of Ho∣mage, and to re-unite to the Crown all his lost Royalties.
That Kings never ought to alienate their Demesnes, especially their rights of Soveraignty.
How the Cardinal de Lorrain came to meet the King at Chasteauthierry, where his Majesty stayed to demand Nancy in Deposite.
That there ought to be other assurances taken then bare words from an in∣cens'd Prince, who hath oftentimes broke his word.
How the Cardinal of Lorrain came to meet his Majesty at St. Dezier, and made divers Propositions which Monsieur the Cardinal refused.
That a wise Minister ought to foresee the inconveniences of all Propositions made to him in Treaties.
The King besiegeth Nancy, and presseth hard upon the Duke of Lorrain.
That an Enemy in disorder, ought to be pursued, especially after he hath received a Foil.
The Princesse Marguerite leaveth Nancy, and goth to Bruxels.
Nothing is more ingenious then Women to attain their Designs.
The Treaty made with Monsieur de Lorrain, and how after all his difficul∣ties, he was forced to put it in execution.
That Prince who after a Treaty attempteth to break his promise, may be se∣cured as an Enemy.
His Majesties entrance into Nancy, and the Orders therein established.
What Orders ought to be taken in a place newly conquered.
The indeavours of Feria and Aldringuer, to secure Nancy, rendred vain by Monsieur the Cardinal's Prudence.
That it is wisdom to assault an Enemy with the forces of allied Princes in his march.
Divers journeys made for the accommodation of the Queen Mother and Monsieur.
That it is great discretion not to precipitate accommodations, where there is any danger in the State.
Differences between the Arch-Bishop of Bourdeaux, and the Duc de Espernon.
That much respect hath been alwaies given to Prelates and Bishops.
An Edict to abate superfluous expences.
That Edicts inhibiting superfluous Expences, are profitable both to Sove∣raign and People.
A Difference between the Bishops and Religious, decided by a Judgement from the Councel.
The Power which Kings have in Ecclesiastical Affairs.