Venice: April 1512

Pages 57-58

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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April 1512

April 2. Sanuto Diaries, v. xiv. p. 64. 152. Reading of Letters from the Venetian Ambassador at Rome, from the 23rd to the 27th March.
Receipt there of letters from England, dated the 6th March, how the King's troops were in readiness to invade France, and encamp under Boulogne, and the ships had been prepared. Also that the King of France had dismissed the Spanish ambassador, until now resident at his court, an indication that by this time he is at open war with Spain.
April 2. Deliberazioni Senato Secreta, v. xliv. p. 118. 153. The Doge and Senate to the Ambassador at the [Papal] Court.
Were extremely satisfied to hear that the Kings of Spain and England meant to attack France with powerful armies, so it would be desirable for the Pope to stimulate their Majesties by all such means as shall seem expedient.
Ayes, 167. Noes, 13. Neutrals, 1.
[Italian, 70 lines.]
April 14. Sanuto Diaries, v. xiv, p. 81. 154. Note by Sanuto that on the preceding day in the Senate, letters were read from Andrea Badoer, ambassador in England, dated 13th March, that some barks had arrived at Hampton for the shipment of 15,000 English archers for Spain, to join the camp of King Ferdinand, which was to attack France. Also that the King of England will attack; the ambassador writing other details about war.