M. Antoine de Bordeaux-Neufville, Conseiller du Roi en son Conseil d'état, Maître des Requêtes ordinaire du Roi, Intendant de Justice Police et Finance en la province de Picardie (Baschet).
Instructions and credentials dated Dec. 2, 1652, printed by Guizot, Cromwell and the English Commonwealth, i. 487.
Arrived, Dec, 1652; difficulty as to credentials, etc. (Gardiner, Commonwealth and Protectorate, ii. 241; cf. Commons Journals, vii. 223, 233; Chéruel, Ministère de Mazarin, ii. 353).
Sent first as agent, but raised to the rank of ambassador in March, 1654, and received as such by Cromwell, March 27, 1654 (O.S.). See Cromwelliana, p. 137; Guizot, ii. 423, 446.
Further instructions, July 16, 1654 (Guizot, ii. 453).
Back in France on leave, Dec, 1655;
returned to England, April, 1656.
Accredited to Richard Cromwell, Nov. 15, 1658, and to successive governments in England until the restoration of Charles II.
Ordered to leave England on June 6-16, 1660; last letter to Mazarin from London, July 6, 1660 (cf. Chéruel, Ministère de Mazarin, iii. 321-4).
Complete correspondence, Dec, 1652—July, 1660, in Archives des Affaires Etrangères, Angleterre, vols. 62-74.
Bordeaux's letters to his government during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell are partially printed by Guizot in Oliver Cromwell and the English Commonwealth, and more fully for the period from Cromwell's death to the restoration in Richard Cromwell and the Restoration of the Stuarts. 41
Six additional letters written in June and July, 1660 are printed in the appendix to Guizot's Monk.
Others are printed in J. de Cosnac's Souvenirs du Regne de Louis XIV.
Many letters from Mazarin to Bordeaux are printed in Lettres de Mazarin, vols., vi.-ix.
Some intercepted letters of Bordeaux are printed in the Thurloe Papers.
For transcripts of his letters see also Add. MS. 31953, and Harleian MS. 4549.
NOTES ON THE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
ENGLAND and FRANCE -- 1603—1688
Lists of Ambassadors from England
to France and from France to England
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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.