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Charles V letter to Philip II

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 746
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter on parchment to the Emperor's son, Philip II. The item is an instruction to Philip that he can trust Ferdinand I but not the "Bishop of Madrid." Charles warns Philip of the "seditions" in France and orders him to keep the borders of Spain protected. The letter concludes with words of farewell and blessing adjacent to the Emperor's symbol.

Charles V letter to Philip II

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 750
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter on parchment to Charles' son Philip II of Spain. The item is a personal correspondence expressing Charles' concern, love, and pride for his son. Also mentioned in the letter are greetings from a personal friend of Philip II named Leonardus.

Ferdinand I letter to Philip II

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Identifier: Vault MSS 755
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter on velum addressed to Philip II of Spain. The item concerns the religious problems in Europe at the time and expresses Ferdinand's opinion that things will correct themselves over time.

Frederik II letter to Philip II

 Item — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8493
Content Description Letter from King Frederik II to King Philip II regarding the changes in Europe at that time and the necessity of freedom of religion. Dated 1569.

Gregory XIII letter to Philip II

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 754
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter on velum addressed to Philip II of Spain. The item explains that king Sebastian of Portugal left no heirs and therefore Philip II, Sebastian's uncle, would be the appropriate choice as a successor to the throne of Portugal. Philip II includes an addendum on the item explaining that the pope is actually serving his own needs by desiring to put a Catholic king on the throne of Portugal.

Letter to Philip II

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 761
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter on velum written in Latin from the court of justice in Spain. The item is addressed to Philip II and requests his signature of approval for the execution of two men condemned for conspiring against the king and the Church. The names of the men are Francisco de Cordoba and Leonardo Sorbieca.

Marcellus II letter to Philip II

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Identifier: MSS 8494
Scope and Contents Letter from Pope Marcellus II to every Catholic European king to inform them of the changes and the purpose of the Council of Trent. It also talks about the bad health of the pope and his desire to keep peace among the nations. He gives the king a blessing for his endurance in the Catholic faith. Dated 1555.

King of Spain Philip II military communique

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 749
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter on parchment addressed to Philip II of Spain from the captain of the royal army. The item is a report on the war in the Netherlands. The author suggests that the Netherlands should not be kept so isolated since they could be an easy target for Spain's enemies. It is also suggested that the Church should be informed that some of its priests are assisting the rebellion.

Paul IV letter to Philip II

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Identifier: MSS 8489
Content Description Letter from Pope Paul IV to Philip II to maintain his positions about the refusal of the abdication of Charles V, Philip's father. Also discusses that the papal authority has been discussed too much and obedience of Catholic States is needed. Dated 1555.

Paul IV letter to Philip II

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Identifier: MSS 8492
Content Description Letter from Pope Paul IV to Philip II regarding his intent to drive the Spaniards out of Naples. He tries to justify his will by stating that the Church has power over all kings. Dated 1557.

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