Venice: March 1545

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Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 5, 1534-1554. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1873.

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March 1545

March 13. Deliberazioni Senato (Secreta), v.lxiv. p. 9. 329. The Same to the Venetian Ambassador with the Lord Turk.
According to letters from England and France the preparations for war continue, both sides arming at sea. By advices from Milan, ships are being fitted out at Genoa in the name of the most Christian King, and are to pass into the ocean against the King of England. Contracts have been already made for six large vessels, the French agents continuing to give money for the outfit of as many as they can get. It is also understood that the King of England on his side has 100 armed ships, which cruise to and fro conveying provisions into Boulogne; and they have lately taken some French ships.
The most Christian King was in good health, and going to Blois.
The Legates destined by the Pope to attend the Council have quitted Rome on their way to Trent.
Ayes, 208. No, 1. Neutrals, 2.