Venice: January 1520

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Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 3, 1520-1526. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1869.

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January 1520

Jan. Sanuto Diaries, v. xxviii. p. 157. 1. Antonio Surian, Venetian Ambassador in England, to the Signory.
On the 26th the Flanders galleys arrived at Hampton, to the universal joy. Had dined with Cardinal Wolsey and some others. The Cardinal spoke in terms of great honour of the Signory, and after dinner lavished many praises on the State; adding, that he wished to receive the 60 Damascene carpets promised by Sebastian Giustinian. It would be well to make a present to this “individual,” who might be styled King of England. The King of France had sent him a golden chalice with a jewelled paten of gold.
London, 28th December 1519. Registered by Sanuto, 22nd January 1520.
Jan. 3. Sanuto Diaries, v. xxviii. p. 190. 2. The Same to the Same.
Conversations held with Cardinal Wolsey about the Emperor and ' his coronation. King Henry wished the Emperor to go to Rome pacifically. The Emperor had sent to ask for a safeconduct in case he arrived in England on his passage towards Flanders; and the King had sent it him in ample form. The Cardinal added that his King would abide by the matrimonial alliance and peace with France. He likewise spoke in terms of honour of the Signory, repeating his wish to receive the carpets from Cairo, and that he would pay their cost.
London, 3rd January. Registered by Sanuto, 8th February.
Jan. 7. Sanuto Diaries, v. xxviii. p. 183. 3. The Same to the Same.
On the day of the Epiphany, Cardinal Wolsey went to mass with 'the ambassadors, as if he had been king, and then kept them to dine with him. The Cardinal said the Emperor meant to be a pacific sovereign. He would come to Germany, and go peaceably to take the crown. King Henry had advised him in this sense, as the territories which he actually held were sufficient for him, and he should not think of making war. The Cardinal spoke in honourable terms of the Signory.
The Flanders galleys were not at Hampton, but at Falmouth.
London, 7th January. Registered by Sanuto, 4th February.
1520. Jan. 12. Deliberazioni Senato Secreta, v. xlviii. p. 74, 4. The Doge and Senate to the Venetian Ambassador in France, Antonio Giustinian.
Received his letters of the 27th December, touching his conversation with Madame [Louise of Savoy], about the Triple League. Advise him of reports from Rome, England, and Spain, of the intended invasion of Italy next year by the Emperor. Satisfied this is known to his most Christian Majesty. Desire the signature of the Triple League; and that his Majesty will maintain his alliance with the King of England, because the Catholic King would then show more moderation. To request secresy of the King.
Ayes, 151. Noes, 55. Neutrals, 0.
Jan, 13. Minio's Original Letter Book, MS. penes me. Letter no. 441. 5. Marco Minio, Venetian Ambassador at Rome, to the Signory.
Report made in the Consistory by the Legate Bibiena on his return from France. King Francis having made treaties with Spain and England, and being desirous of peace, would maintain the same so long as no injury was done to him or his friends, especially to the Apostolic See.
Rome, 13th January 1520.
Jan. 14. Deliberazioni Senato Secreta, v. xlyiii. p. 77. 6. The Doge and Senate to Antonio Surian, Venetian Ambassador in England.
By his letter of the 14th December, understood what was said by the Bishop of Durham and the Spanish ambassador [the Bishop of Elna] about the power of the Emperor, and his wish to take the Imperial crown, by entering Italy with an army; and that the Signory would have nothing to apprehend.
Approve his reply, but he is to decline disputing the subject as much as possible. If spoken to thereon, to answer in general terms, attesting the desire of the State for peace and tranquillity, and their friendship for the Emperor.
[Italian, 18 lines.]
Jan. 28. Sanuto Diaries, v. xxviii. pp. 217–218. 7. Antonio Surian, Venetian Ambassador in England, to the Signory.
A fresh ambassador had arrived from France to negotiate the intended interview.
The King had deprived Monsignor dil Bosco[Lord of the Wood in co. Kildare (?), i.e. Gerald Fitzgerald, Earl of Kildare] of the Lord Deputyship in Ireland, for an act of disobedience, and had appointed the Admiral [Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey] as Lord Deputy in his stead; but the Irish did not render much obedience to his Majesty. He (Surian) had no opportunity of speaking to the King, and therefore requests the Signory to send him advices that he might communicate them in due form.
London, — and 28th January. Registered, 16th February.