Venice: October 1530

Pages 260-262

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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October 1530

Oct. 1. Sanuto Diaries, v. liv. p. 94. 625. Lodovico Falter to the Signory.
A conference (un parlamento) has been ordered for the It will be attended by all the ecclesiastics of the kingdom, including Cardinal Wolsey. With regard to the Lutheran affairs (le cose chrisptiane) . . .
London, 1st October. Registered by Sanuto 30th October.
Oct. 5. Sanuto Diaries, v. liv. p. 97. 626. Sebastian Giustinian to the Signory.
The English ambassador [Sir Francis Bryan?] is urging his most Christian Majesty to give him the money due to his King from France.
Amboise, 5th October. Registered by Sanuto 31st October.
Oct. 12. Lettere del Collegio (Secreta), File no. 12. 627. The Doge and College to Lodovico Falier, Venetian Ambassador in England.
Their ambassador with the Duke of Milan having informed them that his Excellency had determined to go to the Shrine of our Lady of Loretto in fulfilment of a vow, and that he would also come and visit them at Venice; they now notify to him (Falier), that the Duke having got as far as Ferrara, on his way to Loretto, such heavy rains fell, as to render the journey very difficult for him, especially as he had not quite recovered from his indisposition. Being dissuaded from proceeding, he came on hither by way of Chioggia, and arrived yesterday. By reason of his grade, as it would have been unbecoming not to make some distinctive demonstration of the Signory's affection towards him, they sent a certain number of their noblemen to bring him from Chioggia, and others with our barges went to Malamocco. The Doge himself with the Bucintor, accompanied by a good number of the Republic's principal senators and noblemen, went as far as S. Clemente. On arriving at that island (fn. 1) the Duke received good greeting, and the Doge and senators returned to the city, and accompanied him to the lodging assigned him in the houses of the Procurators of St. Mark. The foreign ambassadors accredited to the Republic did not attend the ceremony, because the Signory, having understood that the Imperial ambassador did not intend to allow the Duke to take precedence of him, determined to ascertain his intention in this matter, and to acquaint him with their custom, which is, to give precedence on such occasions to the personages in whose honour similar ceremonies are performed, as occurs frequently, this method being always observed; and the ambassador, persisting in his intention, informed them that he would not do otherwise than he had said. So although the Signory regretted not having the ambassadors in their company, yet, nevertheless, after consideration, and the ceremony of the day being dedicated to the Duke's honour, they deemed it best not to invite the Imperial ambassador, and therefore did the like by the others; so that they performed this office accompanied solely by the Republic's senators and nobility.
Have given him notice of this that he may let the King know what took place, and why the ambassadors were not invited; and he is to give them notice of what he hears on this subject.
Oct. 22. Parti Comuni, Consiglio X., v. vi. (53) p. 90 628. Ambassadors' Salaries.
Motion made in the Council of Ten and Junta.
The Signory's ambassadors residing with the Pope, the Emperor, France, and England are creditors for a considerable sum of money, payable from the chest of this Council:
Put to the ballot, that by authority of this Council there be borrowed from the chest “de i lidi” 700 ducats, of which 300 to be given to the ambassador Surian, 200 to the ambassador Tiepolo, 100 to the ambassador Giustinian, and 100 to the ambassador Falier, on account of their aforesaid credits.
Ayes, 20. Noes, 5. Neutral, 1.
Oct. 20. Sanuto Diaries, v. liv. p. 146. 629. Lodovico Falier to the Signory.
Could not write sooner, because the King would not allow any letter to cross the Channel on account of certain disputes he has with France and with the ambassador here, but another (envoy?) came and settled matters, and the King is sending a fresh ambassador to France by name . .
By the King's consent Cardinal Wolsey has convoked the English bishops and prelates about holding a convocation (fn. 2) (Parlamento) concerning . . . . The King has also caused the arrest of three bishops, whose names are given in the letter, (fn. 3) accusing them of having bestowed benefices contrary to the orders, and a process is being formed; but these bishops were of the Queen's faction, so the King chooses to be revenged on them. They are as follows, the Bishop . . . .
London, 29th October. Registered by Sanuto 28th November.


  • 1. At this present, on the Island of St. Clemente may be seen the grandest and most admirably situated female lunatic asylum in the world. It was commenced by the Austrian Government in the year 1857, and since 1866, as the works have been continued, it is hoped that the building will ioon be in a state to receive atients.
  • 2. See Lingard, vol. 4, p. 266, footnote.
  • 3. For the names of these bishops see entry No. 634, Sanuto Diaries, vol. 54, p. 169, November 22, 1530.