Venice: September 1537

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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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September 1537

Sept. 13. Deliberazioni Senato (Secreta) v. lviii. p. 54. tergo. 157. Motion made in the Senate concerning England,
That ex nunc the College be authorized to write to the most Serene Kings of England and Portugal, and to such other Princes and Lords as shall seem fit to said College, in the form and tenour of the letters written to the King of the Romans, and to the Electors of the Empire; being also authorized to expend such sum of money as fitting and necessary for the despatch of said letters without further ballot in this Council.
Ayes, 211. Noes, 3. Neutrals, 0.
Sept. 30. MS. St. Mark's Library, Cod. xxiv. Cl. x. No date Printed in v. 2. pp. 89–90. “Epistolarum Reginaldi Poli.” Date 30th Sep. 158. Cardinal Pole to Cardinal Gasparo Contarini.
Before arriving at Trent, received a letter from the Rev. Prothonotary informing him that the Pope left it to his own decision either to remain at Liège or to return to Rome. Thinks it fortunate that this second letter did not arrive until he had already obeyed the order of recall contained in the first. In a few days hopes to be at Rome; writes from Bovolona, the villa of the Bishop of Verona [Giberti], not far from Ostia in the Mantuan territory, on the banks of the Po, where he purposes embarking tomorrow on his way to Ferrara, and then to Ravenna. Repeats his praises of Matteo Giberti, who will leave him at Ferrara. At Verona, embraced Contarini's brother Tommaso, and his brother-in-law Matteo Dandolo (fn. 1), who immediately on hearing of his arrival, hastened to salute him. His Achates, Priuli, is never away from him.
Bovolona, 30th September.
[Latin, 34 lines.]


  • 1. In the years 1549–1550, Matteo Dandolo was Venetian Ambassador at Rome, and his despatches contain many notices of the conclave which finally elected Pope Julius III., although at its commencement there was a strong majority in favour of Cardinal Pole.