Venice: October 1531

Pages 290-291

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 1531

Oct. 13. Sanuto Diaries, v. lv. p. 71. 686. Carlo Capello to the Signory.
Has been three times to the King to ask permission to load and purchase wools a year before the period assigned for their sale to aliens. At length obtained a reply that they would give the wools, but must know the quantity; so he wrote to the merchants of the galleys at Hampton to specify the number of sacks. They replied that they could not tell, but that his Majesty should give a licence to purchase the quantity required by them.
Concerning the divorce, the King has had recourse to King Ferdinand to appease the Emperor; and it is said they are negotiating a marriage between this King [of England] and the Archduchess Maria, widow of the King of Hungary and sister to the Emperor.
London, 13 th October. Registered by Sanuto 7th November.
Oct. 17. Sanuto Diaries, v. lv. p. 101. 687. The Same to the Same.
Having made a request to the King, his Majesty gave permission to the Venetian merchants to purchase 1,600 sacks of wool, before the departure of the galleys, which will thus have their cargo notwithstanding any edict to the contrary.
London, 17th. October. Registered by Sanuto 10th November.
Oct. 27? Sanuto Diaries, p. 124. 688. The Same to the Same.
They are making preparation for the obsequies of the Mother of the most Christian King, in honourable form. The meeting of Parliament has been postponed. Has spoken with the King, who wishes the Signory to send him advices of Italy and Constantinople, as his Majesty believes those of the Signory, but not such as come from other parts.
London, 27th? October. Registered by Sanuto 29th November.