Appendix: Miscellaneous 1529

Pages 495-496

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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Miscellaneous 1529

June 2. Parti Secrete, Consiglio X., Register (v.iii.) (fn. 1) 1079. The Chiefs of the Ten to the Venetian Ambassador with the Duke of Milan.
The Milanese ambassador acquainted them with letters written to the Duke by his ambassador Taberna, dated Tours, 10th and 11th ultimo, announcing the return from Spain of the envoy sent by Madame Margaret. Taberna suspects that, through this envoy, the most Christian King is negotiating an adjustment with the Emperor, and is surprised that nothing whatever has been communicated either to him or to the Signory's ambassador.
The Chiefs of the Ten inform him that their ambassador in France wrote on the 17th ultimo that the most Christian King, having sent for all the ambassadors of the League, acquainted them with the return of Madame Margaret's envoy, who went to the Emperor to obtain a commission to prolong for three years the truce stipulated by Flanders with France and England. And his most Christian Majesty having sent Lelu Bayard to the envoy, the latter told Bayard that not only was he the bearer of the Emperor's commission for the truce, but also for the general peace, though he would not show it to Bayard until he had given it to Madame Margaret. The most Christian King therefore urged the ambassadors of the League to obtain from their Sovereigns the power to conclude this peace, so that on ascertaining that the Emperor has sent a free commission for the peace, they may proceed to negotiate it.
Ayes, 23. Noes, 3. Neutrals, 0.
June 8. Parti Secrete, Consiglio X. v. iii. p. 21. 1080. The Chiefs of the Ten to the Venetian Ambassador and Vice “Bailo” at Constantinople.
The Emperor has sent a commission to his aunt Madame Margaret, Governess of Flanders, to make a truce with Flanders, France, and England, and to make peace with the King of France and his confederates, &c. &c.
June 21. Parti Secrete, Consiglio X. v. iii. p. 26. 1081. The Chiefs of the Ten to the Venetian Ambassador with the Duke of Milan.
Their ambassador in France, in date of Orleans the 3rd inst., writes, that he has been shown a letter from the Bishop of Bayeux, with the written copy of a printed proclamation published in Normandy and those parts, to the effect that a truce has been concluded for seventeen months between the Emperor and his most Christian Majesty, excluding the confederates; and when the Signory's ambassador enquired of the Lord Steward and the Admiral the cause of the coming of the Duke of Suffolk, they replied that they knew not what he brought, but believed it to relate to war and peace, and that the whole would be communicated to him (the ambassador) by his most Christian Majesty.
Their ambassador in England writes to them, in date of the 21st ultimo, that the King and Cardinal having heard of the conclusion of the truce between their Imperial and most Christian Majesties, and the Cardinal having resented it, the French ambassador resident in England asserted positively (havea largamente affirmato) that nothing whatever had taken place, but that the report was circulated by malignants to create suspicion.
Concerning the peace which is being negotiated by Madame Margaret, their said ambassadors tell them nothing.
Ayes, 26. Noes, 0. Neutrals, 0.


  • 1. The Registers of the “parti secrete” of the Council of Ten were sent back from Vienna to Venice in June 1869, and are much more convenient for reference than the “Filze,” or drafts.