Venice: November 1532

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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. "Venice: November 1532", Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 4, 1527-1533, (London, 1871). 369-371. British History Online. Web. 23 May 2024,

November 1532

Nov. 7. Sanuto Diaries, v. lvii. p. 229. 825. Interview between Henry VIII. and Francis I.
The French ambassador came into the College-hall, saying he had received letters from his King, who was going to hold a conference with the King of England for the welfare of Christendom, as it is necessary to arm against the Turk; and that he hears the Emperor would fain form a fresh league and understanding in Italy; so he (the ambassador) informs them that the most Christian King is the Signory's very great friend, &c.
The Councillor Polo Donado answered him, that the Signory held his Majesty in great account, and has great friendship and alliance with him.
Nov. 8. Sanuto Diaries, v. lvii. pp. 267, 268. 826. Zuan Antonio Venier to the Stgnory.
The remittance of 300,000 crowns as written by me is untrue. The miraculous result of Turkish affairs (fn. 1) has stopped it, and checks King Francis, who otherwise would have endeavoured to disturb Italy; whereas now the great personages here say that the world will remain at peace.
The day before yesterday, on arriving here, his Majesty despatched the two Cardinals to Rome; and they will be with the Pope by Christmas, this delay being caused by the indisposition of the Cardinal Tournon.
Yesterday, having been to visit the Lord Steward, he said to me, “We have had a loving interview with the English King, and many conferences were held; write to the Signory that we discussed what was necessary for Christendom; our ambassador will announce this, and you will receive a copy of the treaty. The Emperor's affairs subsequently took this turn; but the King has no lack of good-will.”
Amiens, 8th November. Registered by Sanuto 30th November.
Nov. 11. Sanuto Diaries, v. lvii. p. 236. 827. Marco Antonio Venier to the Signory.
The Pope has received letters from France from the Nuncio; the interview between the Kings of France and England took place on the 21st October. He describes all the ceremonies. His most Christian Majesty gave the English King many costly presents; and many entertainments were made at Boulogne. There was no ambassador there, nor anyone save their Majesties, because the King of England left the ambassadors on the other side of the Channel, The most Christian King is sending the Cardinals Tournon and Grammont to the Pope; and the English ambassadors have told his Holiness that their King is sending the Bishop of Lincoln [John Longland], his Majesty's confessor, to his Holiness, who said he had seen letters from the Lords Stewards of the two Kings, dated in this present month, announcing the interview at Calais on the 26th, and entertainments given by the English King, who would remain there until the weather changed; and the most Christian King was staying at Boulogne.
Rome, 11th November. Registered by Sanuto 21st November.
Nov. 15. Lettere del Collegio (Secreta), File no. 13. 828. The Doge and College to Carlo Capello, Venetian Ambassador in England.
Having received letters from their captain-general on the sea, giving account of the progress made by Prince Doria with the Imperial fleet, enclose a summary of it for communication to the King (fn. 2)
Nov. 21. Sanuto Diaries, v. lvii. p. 292. 829. Marin Giustinian to the Signory.
At the inn from which he was writing he met the English ambassador, Sir Gregory Casal, who went to visit him, and spoke of the interview between the two Kings; said that the most Christian King had given the order of St. Michael to the Duke of Suffolk, the English King's brother-in-law, and to the Duke of Norfolk; and the English King gave the Garter to the Lord Steward and the Admiral. The conferences were very secret, and attended solely by the Lord Steward and the Admiral; the result will transpire in six weeks. The affairs of these two Kings cannot now be ascertained as of yore. Casal then added, “The most Christian King is intent on amassing as much money as possible; this Pope is unwise; he has not chosen to allow my King to have the divorce case transferred from Rome; and the Cardinals Tournon and Grammont have left Paris for Rome. The Pope has granted the Emperor the tenths and the crusade-bulls, and has allowed him even to sell the church property, from which he will derive two millions of gold. You will witness great things one of these days; the French are the good friends of the Italians.” He spoke much against the Emperor, and said, “But obedience will be withdrawn from the Pope. Something will be done.”
Bevera [Briare ?], 21st November. Registered by Sanuto, 16th December.
Nov. 22. Sanuto Diaries, v. lvii. p. 292. 830. The Same to the Same.
Met the Cardinal Tournon, who is going to the Pope, and consigned to him the letters of credence. He said the Cardinal Legate De' Medici had been arrested in Germany; the Emperor apologized, and the Pope desired him to return to his Imperial Majesty. The Emperor is going into Italy; will leave 16,000 infantry there, for which Italy is to pay. Cardinal Tournon does not know what the Signory will do. Cardinal Grammont was following him on his way to Rome, to be present at the interview between the Emperor and the Pope. He says the English King complains of the Pope.
Montargis, 22nd November. Registered by Sanuto 16th December.
Nov. 26. Sanuto Diaries, v. lvii. p. 330. 831. Carlo Capello to the Signory.
On the 23rd November, received the Signory's letters of the 9th September, to obtain permission to send the galleys on the Flanders voyage. Spoke on the subject to the personages in authority, and subsequently to the King, who is at a distance of 10 miles from London. Congratulated him in the Signory's name on his return; and spoke for an hour about the affair of the galleys, and the confirmation of the privileges for Venetian subjects. His Majesty listened graciously, and said that in all things possible he with his Council always wished to satisfy the Signory, and that he would let him know when he was to return for the reply.
His Majesty returned from Calais on the 14th instant, and is to be at Greenwich today. Nothing is known about the interview; according to report it was for the purpose of confirming the loving alliance between the two crowns. The most Christian King promised the King of England that at the end of this month he would have a congregation of the clergy and doctors held, to discuss the matter of the divorce; and they will also treat the convocation of the Council. Before Candlemas the Cardinal of Lorraine will come to England for a conference with the King, who it is said purposes converting six of the chief abbacies of this kingdom, which yield an annual rental of 150,000 crowns, into a bishopric; thus obtaining very great profit for himself.
London, 26th November 1532. Registered by Sanuto, 4th January 1533.
Nov. 29. Sanuto Diaries, v. lvii. p. 262. 832. English Consul in Candia.
The English ambassador [Prothonotary Casal] presented himself to the College with a letter from his King, announcing his having elected as his Consul a certain individual, requesting the Signory to accept him; and orders were given for letters to Candia, desiring the Government there to accept said Consul.


  • 1. The retreat of Sultan Solyman from the neighbourhood of Vienna.
  • 2. The summary does not exist in the Senate's register, nor amongst the news-letters which were received at Venice from Vienna, in June 1869.