Spain: January 1505

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

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January 1505

1505. 20 Jan.
S. E. T. c. I. L. 2.
422. Martin Sanchez De Zamudio to Miguel Perez Almazan.
Three vessels have arrived from England, and in each of them a bundle of papers from De Puebla to the King. Two of the bundles were made up in the month of November, and the third on the 5th of December last. They contain despatches from the ambassadors, and letters from the King of England, and the Princess of Wales. The cause of the delay had been the gales and the rough sea. One of the said vessels is a very good English vessel of about eighty tons. The owner of her is a trustworthy person, and intends to return to England within about twenty days. Despatches can be sent by him.
Forty vessels laden with wheat are daily expected from Flanders. They were freighted three months ago. Contrary winds had prevented them from sailing. If no corn had been imported from Flanders there would have been a famine in the Biscayan provinces. As it is, the people do not suffer much ; bread is only rather dear.
Expected voyage of Queen Juana and her husband to Spain.
It is said that Queen Juana, and her husband the Prince, are to come from Flanders to Spain by sea, or by land. Besides the forty vessels which are now expected with wheat from Flanders twenty other ships are remaining in that country which went thither last year from Andalusia. The present season is not favourable for a voyage from Flanders to Spain. But from May to the middle of August the journey might be undertaken without any danger, as it was accomplished last summer by her (his) Highness. The fleet in which his (her) Highness went, returned the sixteenth of June. There are three ships in the harbour almost ready to sail for Flanders and only waiting for other vessels, in company of which they wish to sail. One of them is the same vessel in which Queen Doña Juana sailed. She is a fine ship of 220 tons. Other ships of 300 and 200 tons are in the port. During this time of peace the merchants prefer to freight small vessels. If, therefore, the Queen and the Archduke are to come by sea to Spain, it would be best to inform him in time of their voyage. Would select the best ships for the purpose of taking the Queen and the Archduke to Spain.
Recommends his son.—Bilbao, 20th January 1505.
Addressed : "To the very noble Knight Commander, Miguel Perez de Almazan, Secretary to the King."
Spanish. Holograph. pp. 5.
21 Jan.
S. E. T. c. I. L. 5. f. 3.
423. Martin Sanchez De Zamudio to Miguel Perez Almazan.
Has sent the day before three bundles of papers from England. Has received this moment another bundle of letters from Flanders. The Bishop of Palencia has written to him that these letters are of the utmost importance. Sends them, therefore, without losing an hour. The forty vessels from Flanders are in view.
Recommends his wife and his son.—Bilbao, 21st January 1505.
Addressed : "To the very noble Knight Commander, Miguel Perez de Almazan, Secretary to their Highnesses, (fn. 1) &c. &c."
Spanish. Holograph. p. 1.