Venice: December 1513

Pages 152-153

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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December 1513

Dec. 2. Misti Consiglio X., v. xxxvi. p. 37. 359. The Council of Ten to the Ambassador in France.
To urge the most Christian King, now that he is free from the affairs of England, to turn his thoughts and his troops to the Italian undertaking.
[Italian, 30 lines.]
Dec. 18. Sanuto Diaries, v. xvii. p. 354. 360. Vetor Lipomano to—.
Dated Rome, 3rd December 1513.
News received there of an engagement between the English and French fleets. Twelve French galleys had been captured, but for the present year the English would not invade France. The plague was very prevalent in England.
Dec. 31. Sanuto Diaries, v. xvii. p. 381. 361. Vetor Lipomano to—.
Dated Rome, 27th December.
On Christmas eve the Pope went into chapel and sung mass pontifically, and on the following morning at the 12th hour the Cardinal Remolino said mass: the Cardinals Gurk, Sauli, and Cibo singing certain lessons, as they are fine singers: after which a lesson was recited in a low voice by the Pope, who, later in the morning, went into chapel and said mass, and gave the sword and cap of maintenance to the King of England, to be sent to England by one of the papal grooms.