Prince Charles and the Spanish Marriage, 1617-1623; A Chapter of English History, Founded Principally Upon Unpublished Documents in This Country, and in the Archives of Simancas, Venice, and Brussels

Prince Charles and the Spanish Marriage, 1617-1623; A Chapter of English History, Founded Principally Upon Unpublished Documents in This Country, and in the Archives of Simancas, Venice, and Brussels

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...Caron informed his masters that he had no reason to doubt the truth of the King's assertion. The Commissioners were accordingly allowed to start. On the 27th of November, the Dutch negotiators Arrival of arrived in London, f Their instructions authorised them commis-'1 to treat on the Spitzbergen whale-fishery, in which the sioners. English and Dutch had lately come to blows, as well as on the East India trade. But this was not enough for James. He wished the whole of his grievances to be settled once for all. There were matters relating to the cloth trade, and to the relative value of the coinages, which required adjustment. But his principal complaint was that the Dutch refused to renounce their claim to fish for herrings on the British coast. In England and Scotland the herring-fishery had been The heralmost totally neglected. Here and there in fine weather TMf ash' a few small boats would put off timidly a little distance from the shore, and would bring home a supply for the Contarini (Nov. 1618, Venice MSS. Desp. Ingh.) speaks of the order as emanating from the King. But Caron, writing on the same day (Add. MSS. 17,677 I. fol. 353), after giving the King's disclaimer, adds an instance in which a similar order had been issued without any authority from the King. James was at Royston at the time, and may not have been consulted in a matter requiring such haste. t Dutch Commissioners to the States General, 1618. Add. MSS. 'Dec. 8' 17,677 I. fol. 363. 228 THE HERRING FISHERY. ch-m-temporary wants of the local market. Of late years 1618. the Dutch had discovered the value of the prize which Englishmen had allowed to slip out of their hands, and every season large fleets of well-built vessels put out from the ports of Holland and Zealand to fish...show more

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