Venice: March 1511

Pages 43-44

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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March 1511

March 5. Deliberazioni Senato Secreta, v. xliv. p. 2. 96. The Doge and Senate to the Ambassador Donato at the [Papal] Court.
To consign enclosed letters of congratulation for the King of England on the birth of his son, to the English ambassador, to be forwarded to England.
Ayes, 153. Noes, 1. Neutrals, 0.
[Italian, 11 lines.]
March 10. Sanuto Diaries, v. xii. p. 26. 97. Reading in the Senate of very recent letters from the Ambassador Andrea Badoer, dated London, 18th February, received on the 8th March. How he had spoken to the King about the loan, saying the jewels should be consigned to the King's ambassador at the papal court; whereupon the King replied, “They would be insecure.” Details a conversation on that subject, to the effect that nothing could be obtained.
Also, that the King had issued a command for all persons capable of bearing arms to be in readiness for the 1st of May, though he does not mean to attack France, but merely to make a demonstration of doing so, and has sent an envoy to France, and another envoy to the Emperor, exhorting the latter to come to an agreement with the Signory.
In reply to the motion made for the reduction of his salary from 100 to 70 ducats, Badoer says he did not go to England to benefit himself, but for his country's sake, and that he is content with what the Signory pleases to give.
March 12. Sanuto Diaries, v. xii. p. 41. 98. Receipt of a Private Letter from Hironimo Lipomano, dated Ravenna, Monday the 10th, at the 20th hour, how there, on that morning, the Pope had made nine cardinals, of whom eight were proclaimed, and the Bishop of Gurk [Matthew Lang] in pectore. Six were accepted in consistory, the others being absent, namely Gurk, Sion the Switzer, and Siena (Petrucci). In the public consistory on Saturday they were to receive the hats.
The eight cardinals proclaimed were the Archbishop of York, English ambassador at the papal court.
The Bishop of Sion, Switzer.
The Auditor of the Treasury, Dom. Antonio de Montibus.
Dom. Achilles de Grassis, Bolognese, late Legate in Hungary.
Dom. Pietro de Accoltis, Bishop of Ancona.
Dom.—Sauli, Prothonotary, a Genoese Bishop of Malta.
Dom. Francisco Argentino, Bishop of Concordia.
Dom. Petrucci, son of Pandolfo, of Siena.
March 17. Sanuto Diaries, v. xii. p. 49. 99. Receipt of Letters from the Ambassador Donato, at the papal court. The Pope was about to send into the camp, as legate, the English ambassador, who was lately elected cardinal, and who meant to raise 4,000 infantry.
The Duke of Albany, a Scotchman, in the French camp, had several times endeavoured to speak with the Pope in favour of peace, but the Pope refused him audience, because his Holiness will neither listen to the French nor speak to them; nevertheless Donato had advised him to give ear to the proposal, on the ground that the negotiator was a Scotchman, who had said he would adjust these matters, and that the King of France would restore to the Signory her territory.