Spain: December 1523

Pages 596-597

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

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December 1523

Dec. (?)
S. E. Princ. d. Ital. L. 1454. f. 92.
614. The Emperor to All Persons.
The King of France has forced him to continue the war with him (the King of France). At the same time he has treated Charles, Duke of Bourbon and Auvergne, so badly and cruelly, robbing him of all he possessed, that the Duke was obliged to flee for protection to him (the Emperor) and the King of England. He and the King of England have concluded a treaty with the Duke of Bourbon, and he (the Emperor) nominates him commander-in-chief of all the Imperial armies and fleets in Italy.
Given [blank].
Latin. Draft. pp. 3.
14 Dec.
M. Re. Ac. d. Hist. Muñoz. 56. f. 171.
615. The Emperor to the Duke Of Sessa, his Ambassador in Rome.
Received his letters of the 27th and 30th of August, 9th, 11th, 13th, 16th, and 17th of September, by the same courier. Wrote an answer to them, but before the despatch had left his letter of the 28th arrived, and induced him to change his mind. Had already been informed by the Governor of Albenga, the Bishop of Savona, and the Marquis of Finale of the election of the Cardinal de Medicis. No better Pope could have been elected. Promises to be liberal towards the cardinals who have rendered good services.
He is to enter into negotiations with the new Pope about the defensive league (between the Pope, the Emperor, the King of England, and the Italian states). As he will no longer meet with difficulties in Rome, he must immediately convert the defensive into an offensive league.
Obedience to be given to the Pope. Modena and Reggio. Quarta. Military orders. Church patronage.
As the French have retired from Milan, Italy seems to be safe. It is natural enough that the French should be afraid of such a Pope as the present. As soon as the Viceroy of Naples arrives in Lombardy, the Duke of Bourbon can invade Provence.
The family of Pallavicini. Prospero Colonna.
Approves of what he has said to the ambassadors of the King of England with respect to the election of the Cardinal of England. Wrote to him (the Duke of Sessa) about the election of the Cardinal of England as soon as he was informed of the death of Pope Adrian, but ordered that his letter should be detained at Barcelona. The courier who goes with this despatch will bring him also the letter concerning the election of the Cardinal of England.
Archbishop Ursino. Siena. The Datary. Viceroy of Naples. Cardinal of Volterra.
His enterprise on Bayonne was a failure. Receives no letters from the Duke of Bourbon. Fuentarabia, &c., &c.
Pamplona, the 14th of December 1523.
Bishopric of Arras, &c.
Indorsed : "By the King. To the Duke."
Spanish. Draft, corrected by the Chancellor Gattinara. pp. 22.