Venice: January 1512

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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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January 1512

A.D. 1512.
1512. Jan. 16. Sanuto Diaries v. xiii. p. 205.' 143. Receipt of Letters from Rome, dated from the 7th to the 11th.
Arrival there of the commission from the King of England to the Spanish ambassador and to the Cardinal of York to sign the League in such fashion and at such time as should seem fit to the Spanish ambassador.
The ambassador from Scotland had also arrived in Rome. He came through France, and informed the Pope that King Lewis was willing to renounce the protectorate of Bologna and Ferrara, and to surrender them to the Pope, provided the latter detach himself from the League with Spain and the Signory. The Pope made answer that he would not accept those cities on the conditions proposed, much less abandon the League.
Jan. 19. Deliberazioni Senato Secreta, v. xliv. p. 97. 144. The Doge and Senate [to] the Ambassador at the [Papal] Court.
To return thanks to the Cardinals of Sion and of York for their good disposition towards the State, and assure them that the Signory places no less trust in them than in their own Venetian cardinals.
Ayes, 23.
[Italian, 23 lines.]