Spain: December 1506

Pages 402-403

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

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December 1506

8 Dec.
P. R. O.
497. Princess Of Wales to King Ferdinand Of Spain.
Has written at other times, beseeching him to grant a benefice at Naples to a son of the King of England's physician, who is a Genoese, and who had restored her to life in a great sickness she had had. Has not wherewith to recompense him herself. Begs the benefice may be given as soon as possible. —Richmond, 8th December.
English translation in the hand of John Stile, the original of which, according to a note in Wood's Letters of Royal Ladies, is to be found in the private collection of Dawson Turner, Esq.
16 Dec.
S. E. Corona de Cast. L. 1 and 2. f. 322.
498. King Ferdinand Of Spain.
Pensions given by Ferdinand to nine principal officers of the Court of the late King Archduke Philip, and of the King of the Romans, among whom are Andreas de Burgo, and Juan Manuel. Six of these pensions are of the amount of one thousand gold ducats a year for life, one is of six hundred, one of four hundred, and one of one hundred gold ducats. —Salamanca, 16th December 1506. (fn. 1)
Spanish, pp. 3.
G. H. Arch. Vienna.
499. Maximilian, King Of The Romans, to Sigismund Frauemberg, the Seigneur De Chaulx, and the Seigneur De Roghendorf, his Ambassadors to Henry VII.
Hopes that Henry will not forsake the poor orphan, who is Maximilian's son as well as Henry's.
The Duke of Gueldres is attempting to usurp the Flemish dominions of the Archduke Charles. On the other hand, the King of Arragon has usurped the kingdom of Castile, and intends, with the assistance of the French, to exclude Prince Charles from the succession. In order to prevent him, it is necessary to send an army to Spain.
This, and the affairs in Hungary and Italy, will cost much money.
Asks the King of England to lend him 100,000 crowns. Promises, in his quality of guardian of Prince Charles, to pay the money back within one year. Meantime, all the affairs still pending may be settled. If the ambassadors cannot obtain 100,000 crowns they may accept less.
No date. No signature.
French. Draft. pp. 3, in print.
Printed in the Bibliothek des Literarischen Vereins in Stuttgart, vol. X. p. 278.


  • 1. Sic. Ferdinand was in December 1506 in Naples.