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Waerachtighe Tijdinghe hoe datse in Hongharijen tot Cassauw, twee Paters der Jesuyten, met eenen Canoninck van Strigonien, jammerlijck hebben vermoort, ende veel Tormenten aen ghedaen, met Branden van Flambeeuwen. Overghesedt uut het Latijn, in onse Nederlandtsche sprake.

(True Tidings how in Hungary at Kosice two Jesuits and a canon of Esztergom were piteously murdered, suffering many torments, with fire and torches. Translated from the Latin into our Netherlandish tongue.)

Printed Antwerp: Abraham Verhoeven, 19 January 1622.

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Kaschau, 1619Edit

  • Fr Stephanus Pungratz* SJ, Hungarian, Fr Melchior Groditius* SJ, Silesian, and Rev. Mr Sigismund Pechi* [sic], a pious canon, all killed by horrible tortures under George Rákóczi and Bethlen Gabor, at the instigation of the Calvinist preacher Peter Alvincj, and Jan Reyner, a militant Calvinist and leading citizen of Kaschau. All killed for refusing to renounce the Catholic Faith; the Jesuits favoured the imperial cause but the canon was a Hungarian patriot. (ten-page narrative account)

Vienna, 1622Edit

  • Lord Esterhazy* arrived here from Nicolaasburg and reported to the Emperor* on the Hungarian peace treaty: Bethlen Gabor* renounces his pretensions and withdraws his army, but the conditions on which he does so are secret and still await imperial ratification.
  • The main army is still at Kremsier, where colonel Duke Julius Henry of Saxony* has arrived with 16 cavalry companies raised in Saxony, to be stationed in Pressburg*, Heimborch* and Doben*.
  • On 12 December the emperor gave audience to Christian of Anhalt* in presence of the Lords of the Privy Council; Anhalt asked pardon, was harangued by the Vice-Chancellor of the Empire*, and received the emperor's pardon; he afterwards dined with the Duke of Saxony and has since been seen at court very often.
  • The emperor is to send Count Schwartzenburg* into England, his departure is expected daily. Lord Kurtz* has departed on an embassy to Poland to congratulate the king on his victories over the Turks.

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