Venice: November 1515

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Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 2, 1509-1519. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1867.

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November 1515

Nov. 5. Sanuto Diaries, v. xxi. p. 249. 663. Marino Giorgio, Venetian Ambassador at the Papal Court, to the Signory.
Viterbo, 31 October.
Was following the Pope, who had been making great preparations for his entry into Florence and Bologna, and would spend 30,000 ducats for the apparel of his retinue. Had been told by Cardinal Bibiena that a league was being negotiated between the Emperor, Spain, and England. The Pope meant to quit Viterbo on the 8th November, and to enter Florence on St. Andrew's Day.
[Extract, Italian.]
Nov. 14. Original Letter Book, St. Mark's Library, Letter no. 45. 664. Andrea Badoer and Sebastian Giustinian to the Signory.
No further steps taken concerning war with Scotland. On that day, the 14th November, the Parliament was to have assembled, but did not meet. It was to discuss the attack on Scotland, and would commence its sittings in the course of the week. Account given them by the Cardinal and the Archbishop of Canterbury of the defeat of the Venetians under Brescia by the besieged. The news was received from the English ambassador with the Emperor, and was credited in England.
Although two months had elapsed since the battle [of Marignano] gained by the French, remained without any advices from the State. This silence was detrimental to the Signory's interests in England.
London, 14th November 1515.
[Italian, 1¾ page, or 40 lines.]