Warwick castle and its earls : from Saxon times to the present day . you do bear andbehave yourself inordinately, and have intended andattempted many things prejudicial to us and ourcrown, which we cannot suffer or endure. We do,therefore, by these presents, will and straightly chargeand command you, upon your faith and allegiance,and upon the pain of all that you may forfeit untous, that forthwith upon the receipt and understandingthereof, you do, all excuses and pretences set apart,make your personal repair and return into this ourrealm of England with all speed, and that presentlyupon your

Warwick castle and its earls : from Saxon times to the present day . you do bear andbehave yourself inordinately, and have intended andattempted many things prejudicial to us and ourcrown, which we cannot suffer or endure. We do,therefore, by these presents, will and straightly chargeand command you, upon your faith and allegiance,and upon the pain of all that you may forfeit untous, that forthwith upon the receipt and understandingthereof, you do, all excuses and pretences set apart,make your personal repair and return into this ourrealm of England with all speed, and that presentlyupon your Stock Photo
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Warwick castle and its earls : from Saxon times to the present day . you do bear andbehave yourself inordinately, and have intended andattempted many things prejudicial to us and ourcrown, which we cannot suffer or endure. We do, therefore, by these presents, will and straightly chargeand command you, upon your faith and allegiance, and upon the pain of all that you may forfeit untous, that forthwith upon the receipt and understandingthereof, you do, all excuses and pretences set apart, make your personal repair and return into this ourrealm of England with all speed, and that presentlyupon your arrival here, you do yield and render yourbody to some of our Privy Council, to the intent wemay be truly advertised of the day and time of yourreturn, and hereof fail you not, as you will answerthe contrary at your uttermost peril. Given underour Privy Seal at our Palace of Westminster, thesecond day of February, in the fourth year of ourreign of England, France, and Ireland, and ofScodand the fortieth. (Signed) Thomas Clarke. To our subject Robt. Dudley, Kt. 390. Warwick Castle <«- He refused to obey the summons, and his Englishestates were confiscated. Henry, Prince of Wales, towhom Kenilworth was granted, not wishing to takean unfair advantage of his circumstances, agreed tobuy it from him for ^14, 500 (which was about athird of its value). The purchase, however, was neveractually completed, and even the instalment of ^3, 000that was paid was lost to Dudley, owing to the bank-ruptcy of the merchant through whom it was to havebeen transmitted. In the meantime the Grand Duke had been makingcertain enquiries about him. The report of his Londonrninister was not very encouraging, being coloured bythe views of the Court party. The King, Lottiwrote in cipher, of his own accord spoke of SirRobert Dudley, and said : If he had been a traitorto my own person and state, I should expect fromhis Highness the Grand-Duke some real sign offriendship ; but as he has only erred in lightness

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