Venice: May 1531

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Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 4, 1527-1533. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1871.

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May 1531

May 4. Sanuto Diaries, v. liv. p. 471. 669. Antonio Surian to the Signory.
The Prothonotary Gambara having quitted the Imperial Court for Rome, the Pope wrote charging him to go to England.
Rome, 4th May. Registered by Sanuto 8th May.
May 19. Parti Comuni, Consiglio X., v. vii.(liv.), p. 32. 670. Embassy to England.
Motion made in the Council of Ten and Junta.
Put to the ballot,—That the cashier of this Council pay from the moneys of the ambassadors, to the agent of the nobleman Capello, 107 ducats and 7 grossi per month, so that in four months he may receive payment of 425 ducats and 4 soldi, due to him on account of his embassy to Florence.
Ayes, 24. No, 1. Neutral, 1.
Order made out.
May 20. Sanuto Diaries, v. liv. pp. 544, 545. 671. The Mantuan Ambassador at Rome to the Duke of Mantua.
The Cardinal d'Aigremont and the Duke of Albany had a long conference with the Pope. The Pope says the Emperor and the King of France are on excellent terms, and will have an interview: that there is no thought in France of making war, or of creating disturbance in Italy. The Council is to be held at Turin.
For the quiet of Christendom and the maintenance of friendship with the King of England, who has always been obedient to the Apostolic See, his most Christian Majesty is desirous that the divorce case should be tried in a place where it could be treated more to the King's satisfaction than at Rome; and he proposes Cambrai as a town which is subject neither to Spain nor to France; and his Holiness might send his commissioners to hear the parties concerning these matters.
The Cardinal dilated on these topics, and also on the marriage of the Pope's niece to the second son of the most Christian King, who seems very well inclined towards it.
Rome, 20th May. Registered by Sanuto 30th June.