Venice
May 1535

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1873

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'Venice: May 1535', Calendar of State Papers Relating to English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 5: 1534-1554 (1873), pp. 22-23. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=94709 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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May 1535

May 7. Lettere del Collegio (Secreta,) File no. 14. 46. The Doge and College to Hironimo Zuccato, Venetian Secretary in England.
To continue acquainting his most Serene Majesty with what they hear from Constantinople. Besides the summaries of letters, dated 12th March, sent by them lately to him (Zuccato), they now transmit those of the 29th and 30th of that month, for communication as usual.
[Italian.]
May 12. Original Letter Book of Francesco Contarini in St. Mark's Library. 47. Francesco Contarini, Venetian Ambassador with the King of the Romans, to the Doge and Signory.
It is said that the ambassador from the King of England [Prothonotary Casal] together with King John's ambassador, who were both on their way to him, have been arrested. (fn. 1)
Vienna, 12th May 1535.
[Italian.]
May 14. Original Letter Book of Francesco Contarini in St. Mark's Library. 48. The Same to the Same.
The ambassador from England [Prothonotary Casal] accompanied by the Florentine Corsini, the envoy of King John, to whom they were both going, are arrested. The ambassador's secretary, (fn. 2) who had been first to King John, and was on his way back to meet the ambassador, has stopped at Buda. The Papal Nuncio Rorario (fn. 3) is with King John. Antonio Vurantio, Provost, who was lately in Venice, has passed, but from what I hear he was disguised as a shepherd, and arrived at Buda on the 1st instant.
Vienna, 14th May 1535.
[Italian.]
May 22. Lettere del Collegio (Secreta), File no. 14. 49. The Doge and College to Hironimo Zuccato, Venetian Secretary in England.
Send him summaries of letters from Constantinople, dated 14th 15th, and 18th April.
His last letters of the 24th ultimo, which were full of news, have the approval of the Signory.
[Italian.]

Footnotes

1 Concerning the arrest of Prothonotary Casal and Andrea Corsini, see State Papers, vol. vii. part 5 continued, p. 599, and following.
2 In date 13 November 1535, it will he seen that the name of this Secretary was Marco Antonio Bentivoglio.
3 The mission of Rorario is alladed to in State Papers, vol. vii., part 5 continued, p. 599.


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