Venice: January 1536

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Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 5, 1534-1554. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1873.

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January 1536

A.D. 1536.
1536. Jan. 1. Despatches, Venetian Archives, File no. 4 B. 88. Lorenzo Bragadino, Venetian Ambassador at Rome, to the Doge and Signory.
The Frenchmen here have given the Pope hopes that the King of England will return to the Catholic faith, in virtue of the good offices, past and present, of the most Christian King, who cajoles the English ambassadors, as heard through letters received from the Court of France (dated the 17th ultimo) by the Imperial ambassadors at Rome; and they are strongly urging his [most Christian?] Majesty to determine on the new confederacy (intelligentia), which they wish him to conclude, and the King gives them fair words, waiting to see what he can do here.
Rome, 1st January.
Jan. 12. Deliberazioni Senato (Secreta), v. lvi. p. 158. 89. Commission from the Doge and Senate to Marco Minio, Federico Rhenier, Thomà Mocenigo, and Nicolò Tiepolo, Ambassadors Extraordinary to the Pope.
To visit the Pope's son, the most illustrious Lord Pietro Alvise? and the Right Reverend Cardinals; to present letters of credence, and declare the Signory's good will towards them; and to perform the like office with the ambassadors from the Emperor, from the most Christian King, from the most Serene Kings of the Romans, of England, and of Portugal, now at the Court.
Ayes, 152. Noes, 9. Neutral, 1.