Venice: June 1536

Pages 43-44

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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June 1536

June 10. Senato Mar, v. xxiii. p. 137. 102. Decree of the Senate concerning the Venetian Secretary in England.
It has been omitted to give our most faithful secretary Hieronimo Zuccato in England anything for the purchase of horses, as is usually given to all our ambassadors and secretaries.
Put to the ballot,—That of the monies set apart for ambassadors 50 ducats be given to our said most faithful secretary for the purchase of saddle-horses.
Ayes, 162. Noes, 2. Neutral, 1.
June 14. Deliberazioni Senato (Secreta), v. lvii. p. 27. 103. The Doge and Senate to the Bailo at Constantinople.
To communicate to the magnificos the Bashaws, that the King of England having discovered that the most serene Queen had committed adultery, he by legal process (per via della iustitia) caused her to be beheaded, as also her brother and four of his Majesty's most confidential servants (più intimi servitori), having previously deprived the Queen of her title.
Ayes, 163.
June 14. Lettere del Collegio (Secreta), File no. 15. 104. The Doge and College to the Secretary (Zuccato) in England.
Have received his letters of the 20th ult. Commend his diligence. The Senate has voted him 50 ducats for the purchase of horses. Enclose summaries of the letters lately received by them from Constantinople for communication as usual.
June 18. Despatches, Venetian Archives. File no. 4 B. 105. Lorenzo Bragadino, Venetian Ambassador at Rome, to the Signory.
Letters from France, dated the 8th instant, announce that the negotiation of the marriage of the English King's daughter, by the late Queen Katharine, is far advanced (è molto stretta); and that the most Christian King has already 8,000 Switzers, and will engage 14,000 more, besides a good number of Lansquenets, part of whom have passed through the Swiss towns; thus his most Christian Majesty shows himself well prepared and resolute.
Rome, 18th June.
June 23. Despatches, Venetian Archives, File no. 4 B. 106. The Same to the Same.
The Pope asked me what was said at Venice about the powerful armies of the Emperor and the King of France; and what seemed to me important is, that he said the King of England has promised the King of France the most efficient succour for the defence of the kingdom, but for the rest chooses to be neutral.
Rome, 23rd June.