July 1509


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'Spain: July 1509', Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 2: 1509-1525 (1866), pp. 20. URL: Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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July 1509

17 July.
S. E. Pat. Re. T. c. I. L. 5. f. 125.
19. King Henry VIII. to King Ferdinand The Catholic.
Wrote to him a short time ago that the late King of England, his father, had died a good Catholic, after having received the holy sacrament. Told him further how splendid the burial had been. Nor had he omitted to inform him that shortly after the death of his father the ceremonies of his marriage with the Princess Katharine were performed, according to the rites of the Church, and that preparations for the coronation were making.
His chaplain and precentor at St. Paul's in London, Gundisalvus Ferdinandus, son of the late Spanish ambassador, Doctor De Puebla, witnessed all that took place, and is now going to Spain. Does not think it is superfluous once more succinctly to repeat what he has already written to him, and to add what has been done since his letters left. He and the Queen were solemnly crowned on the 24th of June, the day of Saint John the Baptist. The multitude of the people who assisted was immense, and their joy and applause most enthusiastic.
Diverts himself with jousts, birding, hunting, and other innocent and honest pastimes, also in visiting different parts of his kingdom : but does not on that account neglect affairs of state.
Recommends the above-mentioned Gundisalvus to his particular care, as being a most virtuous man and belonging to the English clergy.—Palace at Greenwich, the 17th of July 1509, 1st Hen. VIII.
Addressed : "To the most serene and most mighty Lord Ferdinand, by the grace of God King of Aragon, Sicily, and Jerusalem, our most beloved father."
Latin. Autograph. pp. 2.
30 July.
S. E. Pat. Re. T. c. I. L. 5. f. 126.
20. King Henry VIII. to King Ferdinand The Catholic.
Lord William Mountjoy, one of his barons, whom he holds in high esteem, has married Agnes de Venegas, one of the ladies of the Queen. Thinks it very desirable that Spanish and English families should be united by family ties.
Agnes de Venegas claims the legacy which Queen Isabella has left her, and some property of her own besides. She has sent a power of attorney to some of her relatives. Begs him to favour her cause.—Palace at Greenwich, the 30th of July 1509.
Addressed : "To the most serene and most mighty Lord Ferdinand, King of Aragon, Sicily, &c., our most beloved father."
Latin. Autograph. p. 1.

June 1509