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Spain: February 1521

Pages 337-340

Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 2, 1509-1525. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1866.

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February 1521

6 Feb.
M. Re. Ac. d. Hist. Salazar. A. 20. f. 38.
319. Juan Manuel, Imperial Ambassador in Rome, to the Emperor.
Has spoken with the Pope about the Bishop of Zamora. The Pope has promised to depose the Bishop, if the accusations against him are well founded. Told the Pope that he (the Emperor) intended to give the bishopric of Zamora to the Cardinal de Medicis. His Holiness thanked him for his goodwill, but thought it would be better to provide for the Cardinal in another way.
The Pope is much exasperated against the mutinous infantry, and will not take them into his service, saying that he could never trust them.
Offered the Pope to procure for him 3,000 Swiss, on condition that he (the Emperor) should not be bound to contribute money for their pay, except the King of England did the same. The Pope answered that he should be glad if he would procure him the 3,000 Swiss, or fewer, if the Swiss will send a smaller number. About their pay his Holiness did not give any answer. Does not believe the Swiss will send a smaller number of soldiers ; nor would the Pope like it, as he is so much afraid of the French, and suspects the good faith of the King of England, and, in a much higher degree, that of the Cardinal of England. The Pope said that even the Imperial councillors complained to his nuncio that the English raise obstacles to whatever he (the Emperor) asks of them. His Holiness complained very bitterly of the English, and accused him (Juan Manuel) of having given him false information respecting them. He (the Pope) said he would do all that is possible and reasonable, but he should not like to be made the enemy of the King of France, and then that the King of England and he (the Emperor) should reconcile themselves with France. Replied to the Pope that he (Juan Manuel) was not a witness against or a judge of the English, but their advocate, and that he wished his Holiness to love him (the Emperor) so much that whatever sacrifice had to be made on his behalf it might appear small to him (the Pope). Asks him whether he may show the Pope his letter, from which it appears that he has concluded nothing with the French.
Is often obliged to act without instructions, as it is sometimes impossible to wait for them. Begs him, therefore, to order the Viceroy of Naples and his other servants in Italy to obey him (Juan Manuel).
Has no fresh news of the mutinous infantry. The Pope now admits that neither he (the Emperor) nor his ministers are responsible for that mutiny, &c. &c.—Rome, the 6th of February 1521.
Addressed : "... Cœsar and King of Spain ... sovereign Lord."
Spanish. Autograph in cipher. Contemporary deciphering. pp. 6.
13 Feb.
M. Re. Ac. d. Hist. Salazar. A. 20. f. 46.
320. Juan Manuel, Imperial Ambassador in Rome, to the Emperor.
Encloses a long letter from Charles (fn. 1) Clerk in this despatch.
The Pope intends to send one or two legates, perhaps the Archbishop of Capua, to the Diet in Germany, where the affairs of Luther are to be treated. He says, if the Lutheran heresy is not put down, the consequences, not only to the spiritual, but also to the temporal power will be very disastrous.
Some cardinals are dissatisfied with him (Juan Manuel). They want to have more church preferment than is to be found in the whole world.
The Cardinal of England has given the Pope to understand that he knows all which has been negotiated between him (the Emperor) and the court of Rome. If the Cardinal has obtained information, he will certainly make use of it to the prejudice of him (the Emperor). If, on the contrary, the Cardinal has not been made privy to the state of affairs in Rome, it is clear that he is trying to worm out secrets from the Pope. As soon as he has discovered them he will sell them to the French. Begs him not to let the Cardinal discover that he (the Emperor) knows about anything which he (Wolsey) is doing in Rome.
The Queen, (fn. 2) who is in Ferrara.
Letters from the Marquis of Pescara and Lorenzo (de Medicis) concerning the army. The Auditor Casadoro.— Rome, the 13th of February 1521.
Addressed : "To the Cœsar, King of Spain, &c., our sovereign Lord."
Spanish. Autograph in cipher. Contemporary deciphering. pp. 2.
25 Feb.
M. Re. Ac. d. Hist. Salazar. A. 20. ff. 64-66.
321. Juan Manuel, Imperial Ambassador in Rome, to the Emperor.
Will speak with the Pope, and ask him to send his power to conclude the treaty with England respecting the enterprise against France.
Count Carpi. Bishop of Ferrara, &c.—Rome, the 25th of February 1521.
Addressed : "To the Cœsar and King of Spain, our sovereign Lord."
Indorsed : "To the King. Rome. From Don Juan Manuel, the 25th of February 1521."
Spanish. Autograph in cipher. Contemporary deciphering. pp. 2.
25 Feb.
M. Re. Ac. d. Hist. Salazar. A. 20. ff. 68-71.
322. Juan Manuel, Imperial Ambassador in Rome, to the Emperor.
News concerning the Neapolitan army.
The Pope greatly desires to have an interview with him (the Emperor). Although the Pope did not explain himself more clearly, it is probable that the principal reason why he wishes to see him is to concert measures of coercion against Martin Luther. The Pope has the affairs of Luther much at heart.
P.S.—The Spanish troops have entered the Papal States on the frontier of Naples. The Pope is furious. Has not dared to speak to him about the alliance with him (the Emperor) and the King of England.—Rome, the 25th of February 1521.
Addressed : "To the Cœsar and King of Spain, our sovereign Lord."
Indorsed : "To the King. Rome. From Don Juan Manuel, the 25th of February."
Spanish. Autograph in cipher. Contemporary deciphering. pp. 2½.
25 Feb.
S. Sec. d. Guer. Mar. y. Tier. L. I.
323. Ludovico Vasquez, Ferdinando De Medina, and Oydato De Carion to All Persons.
Declare, in the presence of Patrick Strong, public notary in Waterford, that Juan de Discastillo, (fn. 3) a Spanish subject, and at present a servant of Duke Adolphus of Cleves, has been robbed by three French armed vessels, whilst lying with his ships in the harbour of Waterford.—Waterford, the 25th of February 1521.
Indorsed : "Testimony for Juan del Castillo, (fn. 3) who was robbed by the French."
Latin. Autograph. p. 1.

Footnotes

  • 1. Sic.
  • 2. Of Naples.
  • 3. Sic.