Venice: July 1509

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Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 2, 1509-1519. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1867.

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July 1509

July 27. Sanuto Dairies, v. viii. p. 436. 7. Receipt of Letters from the Ambassador Badoer, dated London, 3rd July. On the 25th [June] the new King was crowned with the usual ceremonies; jousts and entertainments being held, and also for the marriage, he having taken to wife his sister-in-law (Katharine of Arragon), daughter of the King of Spain, and widow of his elder brother, with whom she lived six months. She never quitted England after the death of her first husband. The King had given his sister (Mary) to the Archduke Charles of Burgundy.
Went subsequently to the King, and made such speeches as due. He had heard of the rout of the Signory by France, the news having come in seven days. He evinced great regret and distress, and said he was the Signory's good friend, and would hold a Parliament of the barons, to discuss this matter. He will keep the State good company; nor may any one doubt his intent. The Bishop of Winchester (Richard Fox) is the warm friend of Venice.