IOYFVLL NEVVES from Sea: Or good tidings from my Lord of Warwicke, of his encounter with some Spanish Ships, with the happy successe he obtained thereby.

Also herein is declared what store of Ammunition, Money, and other neces­saries for War, were by our English ships taken from them. viz.

  • Muskets 500
  • Swords 507
  • Pikes and halfe Pikes 813
  • Dragoones 99
  • Arms for horse & foot 150
  • Pistolls 200
  • Calivers 76
  • Ordnance peices, and murtherers 53
  • and 300000 pound in money.

Manifesting to the whole Kingdome the wonderfull worke of God, in delivering those that are Traytors to the truth of his Word, and enemies to the true Catholicke and Protestant Religion.

Printed at London for William Ley. 1642.

Ioyfull Newes from Sea, Manifesting to the whole Kingdome the wonderfull worke of God, in delivering those that are Traytors to the true Catholick and Protestant Religion unto the hands of us his faith­full servants, &c.

MY Lord of Warwicke (m [...]st like [...]imselfe) carefull and faithfull [...]n his undertaken Office, fea [...]ing [...]he malicious intentions of for­raigne Nations, who daily strive to foot themselves in the heart of this Kingdome, and to under­mine the whole Land with their Popish inventions) [Page 2] sent and scattered many of his best Ships unto seve­rall nooks and armes of the narrow Seas, two whereof, by name the Black Martine, and the Royall Lyon, losing themselves from the rest of their fel­lowes, comming some what neare the Irish s [...]e, met with five other ships halfe a Leagues distance from them which were comming from Spaine, and going either (as it was thought) with Ammuniti­on, and Money to ref [...]esh and relieve the Rebells in Ireland, or else sayling towards England, here to egge and encourage on a Civill dissention, but our two ships perceiving their Flag to be unsutable to ou [...]s, and greatly suspecting they had some bad in­tentions immediately discharged a warning piece, they relying on their number being 5. to two, would not vaile bonnet to ours, resolved to try it out; our men on the other side depending on God (who is still helpfull and assistant unto all those that relye on him) gave them an incounter, and being very hot in Battaile immediatly did sinke two of their best ships, but one of ours (namely the black Martine) being mightily pestred and brused, was (not long after) sunk; likewise the Royall Lyon in the inte­rim (although wounded) did so bravely belabour the other three Spanish ships, that they were quickly faine to yeeld and surrender up all they had for the safety of their lives; for our men having drove them somewhat neare the shore, had present assistance by Merchants voyaging those waies; there were false Decks in one of the Spanish ships, by which many of our men were like to suffer, but having boarded [Page 3] her, there was a great sum of money found therein, which did neare upon amount to three hundred thousand pound, the other two ships were extraor­dinary fraught with all manner of Warlike A [...] ­nitions, especia [...]y Muskets, [...]ikes, halfe [...], Ca­livers, Dragoones, Swords, Armour for Horse­men and foot, Pistolls, the particular summes of all which will more plainely appeare in the ensu­ing lines.

  • Muskets 500
  • Swords 507
  • Pikes and halfe Pikes. 813
  • Dragoones. 99
  • Armour for horse and foot. 150
  • Pistole 200
  • Calivers 76
  • Ordnance peeces and murtherers 53

As for their number of men they did not fully a­mount to four hundred, who were all brought with their Ammunition to my Lord of Warwicke, and being strictly examined by him, were found in many contrary Tales, upon which my Lord immediately sent tidings thereof to both Houses of Parliament, to informe them what he had done, what Am [...]u­nition he had received by those said Ships, and how the Black Martine was sunke in the enterprise, by which many of our men were shipwrackt.

A true relation of Prince Robert his arrivall to England the mischance that befell him comming, what forces and ammu­nition were brought with him, and his welcome to his Uncle our sacred King.

PRince Robert in the midst of his voyage for England, was chas'd by two or three of my Lord of Warwicks ships, which indeed was ignorantly done, in respect it was not known what shipps they were, where the Prince was from whence they came, whither they went, not upon what occasion; But having narrowly scaped, the Prince landed at Do­ver with a matter of two hundred men or upward, well money'd, the summe (amounting to above 100000 pounds) that hee carried with him with [Page 5] some other martiall ammunition, for the young Prince having intelligence that England was like to be in an uprore, and that the King (his Vncle) did in some way stand in defect of men and mony, brought with him the greatest store hee possible could make shift for, the Ammunition he had was but little, of which most were swords and pistolls, with a few pikes, all did not amount to the number of an hun­dred and fifty, with sixe peeces of Ordnance and 14 horses, one of which fourteen Prince Robert him­selfe did ride upon, the horse being somewhat wild, and the Prince desirous with all speed to hasten to the Kings Majesty his Vncle, set his horse so to it, that ere he came three miles from Dover he had a most dangerous fall, so that his sho [...]lder the [...]eby was put out of joynt, and his arme extraordinarily sprained, but a Surgeon was quickly sent for, and a bone-setter, who by their vigilant industry soon made whole all those grieved parts, the Prince in such eagernesse to see his uncle, tooke no more re­spite than three or foure dayes, but that immedi­ately hee tooke horse againe, and riding towards Yorke, had intelligence by the way, that the Kings Majesty was departed the [...]e hence to one Sir Tho­mas Lees, inhabiting within foure miles of Coven­try, so that the Prince was faine to returne thither, no sooner had our Kings Majesty intelligence of his comming, but that hee went (accompanied with some of the Cavalliers) to meete him, who, when hee met, he courteously embraced in his armes, and thanked him for that kindnesse.

There is a ship well fraught with Ammunition and money that was intended for Portsmouth, but being shroudly chac'd by some of my Lord of War­wickes Commanders, was driven to Southamp­ton, and is there now taken, the money and Am­munition is by my Lords command brought here to London.


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