Venice: June 1513

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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 1513

June 4. Lettere del Collegio (Secreta). 247. The Doge and College to Andrea Badoer, Ambassador in England.
Received his bill of exchange, dated 18 December 1512, for 600 ducats drawn in London, in favour of the knight of Rhodes, Sir Thomas Newport, payable by the State to the noblemen the bankers, Capelli and Vendramini. Had accepted the bill and would pay it. Desire him to thank Sir Thomas in the Signory's name for the accommodation, assuring him that the State will not fail to do what is due and fair.
As the Signory is unable by reason of present necessities to provide him with funds in England in any other way, authorize him to obtain another 400 ducats from Sir Thomas, he (Badoer) giving notice to the State of the order for repayment. Should Sir Thomas Newport be unable to supply these 400 ducats, he (Badoer) is to obtain them from other knights of Rhodes; and, to secure the means for such accommodation, to exhibit the present letter furnished with the ducal leaden seal, which will suffice to attest the Signory's guarantee.
Ayes, 21. Noes, 1. Neutrals, 0.
Enclose Italian and Turkish newsletters; the former are not to be shown to the King, but merely to serve for Badoer's own guidance when discussing the affairs of Italy.
June 9. Sanuto Diaries, v. xvi, p. 319. 248. Roberto Acciajuolo, Florentine Ambassador in France, to the Signory of Florence.
Dated Orleans, 20th May.
Nothing fresh was heard of the English, save that they had beheaded the Earl of Suffolk (who was King Henry'n prisoner), because his brother was there at the French court; it being said that he [Richard de la Pole] was the rightful heir of that realm.
Report that not only King Henry, but all the ministry and people in general, were so exasperated at the truce made by Spain with France, that they would have killed the Spanish ambassador, had not the outrage been prevented through the favour of the King; and they released the ambassador only on his taking oath that he had received no notice of the truce. On proclaiming the new confederacy between the Emperor and England, no mention of the King of Spain was made.