Spain: April 1506

Pages 385-386

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

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April 1506

9 April.
B. M. Addit. MS. 21,404. Her chamberlain.
458. Henry, Prince Of Wales, to Philip, King Of Castile.
The chamberlain of the Princess is going to Castile, and has requested him to write to his Highness on his behalf, and therefore requests he will interest himself for him. Begs that Philip will give him intelligence, from time to time, of his health, and he on his part will do the like.—Greenwich, 9th April 1506.
Addressed : "To the very high, very excellent, and very mighty Prince the King of Castile, &c. &c."
Printed in Gairdner's Letters and Papers, vol. I. p. 285.
French. p. 1.
22 April.
B. M. Eg. MSS. 616. f. 17.
Treatment of the Princess of Wales by Henry.
459. Princess Of Wales to King Ferdinand Of Spain.
[First folio wanting.]
Cannot speak more particularly, not knowing what may become of her letter, but when Pedro De Ayala arrives the King shall know all by ciphers. Has written many times to him, but has had no answer. Begs him to consider how she is in debt, not for extravagant things, but for food, and how the King of England will not pay anything, though she has asked him with tears. He had said that the promise made him about the marriage portion had not been kept. Is in the greatest anguish, her people ready to ask alms, and herself all but naked. Supplicates him to provide a remedy for all this as quickly as may be. Begs him to send her a confessor, as she cannot understand English, and has been for six months near death. Commends to him Calderon, the bearer of her letter, seeing she has nothing wherewith to recompense him.—Richmond, 22nd April.
Addressed : "To the very High and very Powerful Lord, the King."
Indorsed by Almazan : "To his Highness, from the Lady, Princess of Wales, 22nd April 1506."
Spanish. Holograph. pp. 3.
A translation printed in Wood's Letters of Royal Ladies.
30 April.
B. M. Cott. Vesp. C. XII. f. 244.
460. Henry VII.—Treaty Of Commerce With Philip, King Of Castile.
The subjects of the King of England are to enjoy great liberty in carrying on their commercial affairs in the dominions of the King of Castile, and on the other hand the subjects of the King of Castile are to be treated with great liberality in England.
This treaty, however, does not regard the Spanish subjects of the King of Castile. (fn. 1) —London, 30th of April.
Printed in Rymer.


  • 1. This treaty is here shortly mentioned, because it is so often alluded to in the following State Papers.