AGI
AGS
AHA
AHNM
AHPV
AMMC
ANI'
ASfL
BNL
BPM
RAH
Notes
MJC
Abbreviations Used in Notes
Archivo General de Indias, Seville
Archivo General de Simancas
Archivo Historico, Arequipa
Archivo Historico Nacional, Madrid
Archivo Historico Provincial, Valladolid
Archivo Municipal, Medina del Campo
Archivo Nacional del Perti, Lima
Archivo del Con vento de San Francisco, Lima
Biblioteca Nacional, Lima
Biblioteca del Palacio, Madrid
Real Academia de la Historia, Madrid
Prologue: Justice Be Fulfilled
I.
John Lynch,
S/h1in under the Hahs/mrgs,
2 vols. (London: Oxford University Press,
1965),1:39-41; John H. Elliott,
Imperial Spain,
'469-17r6 (New York: New
American Library, 1966), p. 155. Very incomplete information on Mendo Nogue-
rol's tenure at Simancas is
to
be found in the AGS: Cedulas de Camara, 7 Apr. 1521;
Ct'dulas, libro LIV, ff. 115, 156; libro LVI,
f.
80; libro LXI, f. 182; Comunidades de
Castilla, libro I, f.)08; and Estado, Castilla, leg. 8.
2. Hayward Keniston,
Francisco de
105
Cobos: Secretary of the Emperor Charles \'
(Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1959), Pl'. 92-93. Keniston offers a
different version of the murder. He reports that the bishop entered the office of the
jailer, threw embers from a brazier on top of the table, then crushed Mendo's skull
with a brick hidden in the sleeve of his robe. This version seems unlikely on a
number of counts. We have reported here only the bare outlines of the death of
Mendo and the inquiry, trial, and execution of the bishop of Zamora. Roger
Bigelow Merriman describes the assassination of the jailer and the events following
in
The Rise of the Spanish Empire in the Old World and in the New,
4 vols. (New
York,
J
9
J
8-34; rpt. 1962), 3: 1 21. Most accounts refer to the important, although
flawed, collection of documents on the
comunero
revolt in Manuel Danvila y
Collado's
Historia critica y documentada de las Comunidades de Castilla,
6 vols.
(Madrid, 1897-99), 5:567, 570-74. Prudencio de Sandoval,
Historia del Em-
perador Carlos
V, 3 vols. (Madrid: Atlas, 1955-56).
I
:449, also describes the
events in Simancas. A full account is provided by Manuel Bachiller (I 5Ho), "Anti-
giiedades y sucesos memo rabies sucedidos en esta muy noble y :1ntigua villa de
Simancas," published in the
Colecci6n de documentos ineditos para la historia de
Espana
(Madrid, 1842),
I:
5 30-63. Bachiller wrote, "another son [of the
alcaidel
that was named Francisco Nogueral, went to the Indies and returned so rich, that in
this time [1580
I
he is the richest and most powerful person in Medina del Campo,
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