Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 4, 1527-1533. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1871.
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|Dec. 7? Sanuto Diaries, v.iii. p. 254.||526. Gasparo Contartni to the Signory.|
|Cardinal Wolsey has been condemned by the King of England, according to the trial, for the crime of lese-Majesty, in order to take his property and life, which last however, the King of his mercy has granted him; he (the Cardinal) being confined to his house.|
|Bologna, 7th (?) December. Registered by Sanuto 8th December.|
|[Italian.] (fn. 1)|
|Dec. 8. Sanuto Diaries, v. lii. p. 176.||527. Anonymous letter from Bologna.|
|Today, in the church of St. Francis, the Emperor swore to the peace with England; the English ambassadors (fn. 2) doing the like on behalf of their King.|
|Bologna, 8th December. Registered by Sanuto 15th Dec.|
|Dec. 11. Sanuto Diaries, v. lit. p. 260.||528. Prothonotary Casal in the College.|
|The English ambassador came into the College, and showed a letter received from Bologna from his brother Sir Gregory Casal, also ambassador from the King, which letter was addressed from England to Sir Gregory with a very copious account of the disgrace of Cardinal Wolsey; the copy of which shall be transcribed hereunder. (fn. 3)|
|Dec. 21. Sanuto Diaries, v. lii. p. 291.||559. — to the Marquis of Mantua.|
|It is heard that Cardinal Wolsey was taken bare-footed and in his shirt into (he King's presence by one of his attendants whom he had benefited more than any other person, and who read to him a list of all the crimes laid to his charge. At the close of the proceedings, he was condemned to death, the people exclaiming, “Stone him;” but the King rose, saying that for the honour of the Cardinalship, he did not choose him to be put to death, and has confined him in a small village belonging to him (Wolsey), and which contains but three or four houses.|
|Bologna, 21st December. Registered by Sanuto 24th December.|