Milan: 1493

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Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts in the Archives and Collections of Milan 1385-1618. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1912.

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April 4.
467. Carlo Barbiano, Milanese Ambassador in France, to Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Duke of Milan.
The admiral tries to upset the peace in every way. He persuades the king that the emperor only wants peace in order to deceive him and set up Burgundy again. He says if the king gives back the daughter one of two evils will follow, either her father will never marry her, saying that she is the wife of his Majesty, and thus make out that the king's children are bastards, or they will try to make King of England the boy who calls himself the son of King Edward, who fled thither, and give him this daughter to wife, so as by his means to make perpetual war in France.
These arguments have left the king very perplexed.
Senlis, the 4th April, 1493.
[Italian; the part in italics deciphered.]