Spain: March 1500

Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 1, 1485-1509. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1862.

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'Spain: March 1500', in Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 1, 1485-1509, (London, 1862) pp. 217-218. British History Online [accessed 1 March 2024]

March 1500

24 March.
S. E. T. c. I. L. 2.
Princess Katharine.
259. Don Pedro De Ayala to Ferdinand and Isabella.
Henry is very sorry that three months of the year should have already passed, and that he should still be uncertain whether, and when, the Princess of Wales will come to England. He has made very great preparations to receive her. If she should not come this year he and his whole kingdom will suffer very great losses. He fears that he shall not see the Princess this year, because the answer to his letters is delayed so long, and he hears that they have very great and pressing occupations. Genoese merchants have written from Calais that they have left Seville and gone to Granada, because the Moors of the Alpujaras have rebelled. The Genoese always write bad tidings, as though they rejoiced in them.
The King of France sent a herald with a letter to Henry as soon as he heard what had happened in Milan. He says that he will punish the Milanese in such a way that they shall never forget it. Even if other Princes combined with them he would not care for it, provided he remained on good terms with England. He wrote many more insolent things.
Henry wishes to receive letters from Spain.
Begs them to write soon. The English are suspicious and changeable. They observe that the King of France, who is not a relative of Henry, writes to him oftener, and gives more detailed accounts of all that occurs to him, good or bad. —London, 24th of March 1500.
Indorsed by Almazan : "To their Highnesses, from Pedro de Ayala, 24th of March 1500."
The original letter is in cipher. It is deciphered by Almazan, Secretary of State.
Spanish. pp. 1½.