Verhael van de Victorie, ende Innemen der Steden, ende Casteelen, ghedaen door zijn Exc. Graeff Hendrick vanden Berghe, &c. Als namentlijck Monjoye, Lulstorff, Blanckenberch, ende Windeck.

(Relation of the Victory, and Taking of Towns and Castles, by his Excellency Count Henry van den Berghe, etc. As namely Monjoye, Lülsdorf, Blankenberg, and Windeck.)

Printed Antwerp: Abraham Verhoeven, 2 March 1622


Cologne, 23 February 1622Edit

  • News from Westphalia of 10 February. Christian of Brunswick gathering large army; has already seized Lippstadt, Soest, Werl, Paderborn and Brackel; intends to take Rietberg and the city of Münster, and invade the Palatinate. The Jesuit House in Paderborn has been burnt down; the fathers have fled to Cologne, but the Rector and two others are still missing. Halberstadt tyrranizes the clergy, and has mistreated some women religious with cruelty, godlessness and scandal. He has had his horse buried in a church with requiem service. Peasants pay large contributions but villages being burnt anyway.
  • Prayer for victory of Catholic Princes.
  • The Elector of Cologne and the Duke of Lorraine are raising men in the area.
  • On 21 February news reached the magistrates of Cologne that Monjouw, near Düren, has been taken by Henry van den Berg, who went on to take the castles of Lülsdorf, Blankenberg and Windeck. Berg and Jülich have now been fully liberated with th exception of Fort Papenmuts. Van den Berg's next move is unknown. Description of Papenmuts and the Rhine tolls.
  • 17 February, the Elector of Cologne’s troops left for Münster and Paderborn. Count Anholt has retaken Paderborn for the Catholics and is besieging Lipstadt. The Elector is heading for Lipstadt with the Duke of Lorraine’s men. Mansfelders have been foiled in a plot to take Bonn (praise God).

Paris, 17 February 1622Edit

  • Mons. Mosigot, secretary to the late Constable, hoped to be judged by Parlement as a servant of King, but is to be judged by the Master of Requests. Rumours of the Constable’s wealth and corruption continue to circulate. Mons. d’Aumont, Knight of the St Esprit, is to replace the late Constable as Governor of La Fère in Picardy. The Constable’s son retains the govenroship of Picardy. Mons. de Cassant, a Huguenot, has resigned as governor of the city of Châtellerault and become a Catholic; he has ben recompensed with command of a company of the Royal Guard. The King would not receive the Huguenot deputies as deputies, only as subjects.


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