Venice: September 1511

Pages 49-50

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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September 1511

Sept. 12. Sanuto Diaries, v. xii. p. 398. 119. Contents of Letters in cipher from the Ambassador Andrea Badoer, dated London, 25th July to — August.
Complains that the Signory sends him neither money nor letters. The King was riding over the kingdom, and would return to London in October. His ambassador had departed. Was to meet a Spanish ambassador on the road, and they were then to proceed together to France, to protest to King Lewis that he must surrender Bologna and the other towns of the Church, . . . . . .
Also, that the English had captured three ships of the Scots at—. (fn. 1)
Also that King Henry had sent troops towards Scotland, because King James, although his brother-in-law, takes part with France.
Adds that in Flanders the Lady Margaret is in arms against the of Duke Guelders more actively than ever, and has 20,000 combatants. The King of Spain moreover had drawn towards Rousillon, and had taken possession of the castles of the King of Navarre, for the security of those borders.
Sept. 13. Deliberazioni Senato Secreta, v. xliv. p. 59. 120. The Doge and Senate to the Ambassador at the Papal Court.
Enclose copies of the letters from England, whereby he will perceive the tendency of King Henry.
Ayes 152. Noes 5. Neutrals 0.
[Italian, 57 lines.]
Sept. 21. Deliberazioni Senato Secreta, xliv. p. 61, tergo. 121. The Same to the Same.
Although there is no longer any occasion for the King of Spain to be scrupulous either about the Emperor or France, yet the league should be made with the clause notified by them in their letters of the 13th and 18th, to the effect that the confederates be bound to prosecute the war against the King of France, and recover the Milanese, that it may be made over to the Emperor for the benefit of his grandson. Are at a loss to comprehend how the League could be styled hostile to the Emperor.
Have seen the summaries of what Sassari wrote about the threatening language used by the King of France to the Spanish ambassador; clearly indicating the extreme ill will borne towards Spain by-France, as also the ambitious projects of King Lewis, and the small account in which he holds Spain and England.
Ayes 126. Noes 5. Neutrals 1.
[Italian, 81 lines.]


  • 1. Concerning the capture of Andrew Barton, and his ships the Lion and the Jenny Pirwyn, by Sir Edmund Howard and Lord Thomas Howard, see Hall, p. 525.