Venice: June 1510

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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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June 1510

June 9. Sanuto Diaries, v. x. p. 418. 67. Receipt of Letters from the Ambassador Andrea Badoer, dated London, 18th May. The King is well inclined towards the Signory, and has sent his ambassador to the Emperor to negotiate an agreement, and writes whatever Badoer chooses. The privy councillors thought themselves neglected, especially the Bishops of Winchester and Durham; so he applied to them, and they were pleased. Moreover the King considers himself duped by France in the articles of the treaty; the one concerning the galleys is not drawn up as he intended; and there was also a clause, whereby the King of France promised not to try to obtain any more of the Signory's territory, but merely to furnish the Emperor the contingent stipulated by the League of Cambrai, which clause Badoer had suggested to the King, and when he asked his councillors about it, they said it had not been committed to writing.
Writes how much good will the King bears the Signory, from whom Badoer receives no letters, and has no money to spend. Has drawn 40 ducats on Ferigo Morosini; requests they may be paid. Also has heard, by way of Flanders, that the King of France is sending two ambassadors, Mons. de Ravestein, (fn. 1) formerly commander of the French armada at Myteline, and Mons. du Pin, who had been ambassador in England before.
Mentions also the King's secretary, Carmeliano, who would fain do everything for the Signory.
June 27. Deliberazioni Senato, v. xliii. p. 61, tergo. 68. The Doge and Senate to the Ambassador in Rome.
Is to commend the Pope's intentions of expelling the French from Italy. Consider it certain that on the Pope's declaring himself, the Kings of England and Spain, and the Emperor, who are all understood to be undecided, will doubtless act without hesitation. It would be therefore opportune and advantageous for the Pope to hasten these negotiations with England.
Ayes, 170. Noes, 4. Neutrals, 0.
[Italian, 52 lines.]


  • 1. The command of a French fleet by Mons. de Ravestein in the year 1500 is recorded by Père Daniel, vol. v. p. 356, (abridgment).