Venice: October 1534

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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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October 1534

Oct. 31. Deliberazioni Senato (Secreta), v. lvi. p. 53, tergo. 24. The Doge and Senate to the Venetian Ambassador with the Emperor.
By letters of the 8th from Amboise are informed that the Count of Nassau entered that city on the 3rd, being met by Mons. de St. Pol, the Duke of Albany, Prince of Nevers, and Monseigneur Louis de Nevers, with 50 of the 200 gentlemen in the most Christian King's service, and he was lodged in the palace with very great honour. He paid his respects to the King and Queen, and negotiated with the latter during three consecutive hours. He was a long while with the Lord Steward, and conferred subsequently with the Legate, and the Lord Steward and the Admiral, who negotiated on behalf of the King, the Emperor's Commissioners being the said Nassau, the Imperial Ambassador, and an LL.D. who accompanied Nassau.
The Signory's ambassador had been unable to ascertain what was negotiated, but writes that the Imperialists have despatched an express to Spain, and it was said that on that night the most Christian King was to send thither his gentleman of the chamber, Mons. Delia Guisa (fn. 1) whom he sent a short while ago to England; and as told him, the Venetian Ambassador, by the English Ambassador, to whom it was communicated by the most Christian King, they are sending the Admiral [Philippe Chabot, Seigneur de Brion to acquaint the King of England with the proposals of Monsr. de Nassau, who will depart in ten or twelve days.
Oct. 31. Deliberazioni Senato (Secreta), v. lvi. p. 54, tergo. 25. The Doge and Senate to Carlo Capello, Venetian Ambassador in England. (fn. 2)
Have received his letters of the 13th and 14th instant, announcing the expected arrival of his most Christian Majesty's Admiral on a mission to the King, as heard by them also from their ambassador in France.
Monsr. de Nassau arrived at the French Court on the 3rd instant, and negotiated on behalf of the Emperor. The Signory wishes for all possible information concerning what is being treated. To transmit full notice of all he can learn on the subject.
Enclose summaries of letters from the “Bailo” at Constantinople dated 14th and 20th ultimo, which are to be communicated to the King.
Commend what he has done about the affairs of the [Venetian] merchants.
Ayes, 100. No, 1. Neutrals, 2.


  • 1. In “State Papers,” vol. vii., Part V. continued, pp. 559–563, the name is written “le Guys,” “de Guyes,” de la Guyshe, De la Guiche, De la Gusshe, but I cannot discover the precise date of his embassy to England.
  • 2. This is the last letter in the “Deliberazioni Senato” addressed to Carlo Capello, who seems to have quitted England in the spring of 1535.