Spain: March 1505

Pages 349-350

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

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March 1505

12 March.
S. E. T. c. I. L. 5. f. 79.
Exports of English merchandise to Spain.
424. Henry VII.
The nearer the ties of consanguinity and relationship between the houses of England and Spain are, and will be, the greater must be the friendship between the two countries. Considering, moreover, that the marriage of Henry, Prince of Wales, with the Princess Katharine is already concluded, decrees that all subjects of his brother the King of Arragon and Regent of Castile, are at liberty to export all kinds of merchandize from England in English or Spanish vessels to Spain, or to any other country, without any impediment or burden, except such goods as even English subjects are forbidden to carry out of the kingdom.
This order is to be published in all cities, towns, and sea ports.—Canterbury, 12th March 1505.
Indorsed by Almazan : "Signed and sealed on the 12th of March 1505."
Latin. pp. 3.
12 March.
Fr. R. 20 Hen. VII. m. 4. (5.)
425. Henry VII. to All Persons.
Inrolment of the preceding. — Canterbury, 12th March, 20th year of his reign.
Latin. p. 1.
Printed in Rymer.
17 March.
P. R. O.
Bull of the dispeasation sent to Queen Isabella.
426. Bishop Of Worcester to Henry VII.
The King will have already learnt by the apostolic brief, and by the instructions given to his brother, John Paul, that it had pleased his Holiness to command him to go to England with the original bull of the dispensation for the marriage. It had grieved his Holiness to learn that copies had been sent from Spain to England of the bull, which, under seal of secresy, had been sent to Queen Isabella, only for her consolation, when on her deathbed. Speaks of the devotion he bears the King's Highness, and of his wish to set forth on his journey in a few days. Has no tidings to give worthy his Highness's notice, excepting that his Holiness is restored to his usual health. In a postscript says that the counsellors of the King of Poland had had an audience of his Holiness on the 10th of March, at which they offered many presents, amounting in value to 2,000 ducats.—Rome, 17th March 1505.
Addressed : "To his Sacred Majesty, the King."
Printed in Gairdner's Letters and Papers, vol. I. p. 243.
Latin. Holograph. pp. 2.
24 March.
S. E. T. c. I. L. 5. f. 35.
Princess of Wales ; her debts.
427. Katharine, Princess Of Wales, to De Puebla.
Sends him a letter for the King of England. Asks him to remind the King of the misery in which she lives, and to tell him, in plain language, that it will reflect dishonour on his character if he should entirely abandon his daughter. Had she contracted debts for luxuries, the King might have reason not to pay them. But such is not the case. Has been forced to borrow, otherwise she would have had nothing to eat.— Richmond, 2nd day of Easter.
Addressed : "To Doctor De Puebla." (fn. 1)
Spanish. Holograph. 13 lines.


  • 1. For various reasons it is probable that this letter was written in the year 1505. If that be the case, the second day of Easter is the 24th of March.