Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts in the Archives and Collections of Milan 1385-1618. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1912.
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372. Richard III, King of England, to Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Duke of Milan. (fn. 1)
Mindful of the friendship and good-will which had ever prevailed between the duke's most illustrious family and the Kings of England, his predecessors. Recommends to him the bearer, Thomas, Bishop of St. Davids, his counsellor and ambassador, (fn. 2) whom he is sending to the apostolic see for certain business of his, relying on the duke's showing him all favour on his passage through his territories; promising to do anything in his power for the duke in England.
Cambridge University, the 10th March, 1484.
[Signed:] Ricardus Rex (manu propria).
373. John Silvester Balsenus, Officer of the Seals, Parma, to Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Duke of Milan.
At this moment, at the 14th hour, the Bishop of St. Davids has arrived here with 23 persons, as ambassador of the King of England, who has come from England by way of Flanders. He wishes to go to Rome to the Pope. I send your lordship word of this as is my duty.
Parma, the 29th May, 1484.