Appendix: Miscellaneous 1531

Pages 510-511

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 1531

April 1. Sanuto Diaries, v. liv. p. 405. 1107. Note by Sanuto.
Reported that the King of England, the King of Denmark, the Duke of Saxony, the Marquis of Brandenburg and many others, and all the Lutheran Free Towns, have leagued together against the Pope.
July 17. Sanuto Diaries, v. liv. p. 592. 1108. Nicolò Tiepolo to the Signory.
The Emperor has come to an agreement with . . . . . (Bishop ?) of Liege; (fn. 1) and in a Lutheran city called Ulm, they have despoiled all the churches of the saints; and what they dream by night, they do, and even with regard to “cose veneree” to the extent of having connexion with their nearest female relatives, saying “God inspires us.” The Emperor purposes attending the Diet ordered at Spires; and it seems that Nuremberg supports the election of the King of the Romans.
This sect which has sprung up here stylos itself “that of the Dreamers” (de li Insuniati), and is established in the neighbourhood of . . . . . (fn. 2)
Brussels, 17th July. Registered by Sanuto, 4th August.


  • 1. “col . . di Lege”
  • 2.