Appendix: Miscellaneous 1529

Pages 497-498

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

July 16 ? Sanuto Diaries, v. li. p. 74. 1086. Letter written by order of Gian Matteo Giberti, Bishop of Verona, to Marco Contarini.
Understands by advices from Trent, that the diet of Spires has been dissolved (risolta) and it was determined to take the silver vessels (li arzenti) from the churches, to make money; and that, pro nunc all men are to profess what religion they please; and the Lutherans are more in favour.
Erasmus has quitted Basle.
In the neighbourhood of Frankfort, a priest carrying the sacrament to a communicant, the Lutherans dashed it to the ground with great ignominy, and the priest was beaten.
An agreement has been concluded between the Pope and the Emperor, and the Lord Chancellor of Spain [Gattinara] is made Cardinal.
Verona, 16th ? July. Registered by Sanuto, 18th July.
Sept. 26. Sanuto Diaries, v. li. p. 437. 1087. Zuan Antonio Tagliapietra, Vice-Bailiff and Captain of Bergamo, to the Signory.
Has heard news that the Swiss Lutheran cantons are waging war on the Catholics, although the two Lutheran cantons, which are Zurich and Berne, stand alone, but they can raise a considerable force. The Catholic cantons are Lucerne, Uri, Schwitz, Undervald and Zug.
Bergamo, 26th September. Registered by Sanuto, 29th September.