Venice: September 1548

Pages 229-230

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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September 1548

Sept. 16. MS. St. Mark's Library, Cod. xxiv. Cl. x. 543. Cardinal Pole to the Bishop of Fanoda (sic).
Asks him to entreat the Emperor to have a letter written to the Archbishop of Granada, desiring him to pay Pole's pension in full, and without any tax, as paid during so many years to the late Bishop of Verona; (fn. 1) and that it be also paid at the periods when due, without compelling him to have recourse to “censures,” in order to obtain what belongs to him. Expresses himself thus, because until now the Archbishop's agents at Rome have received no order to pay him what was due last St. John's day; and indeed in a letter from him to Pole, dated August, without making any mention of that payment, he merely talks of taxes to which he would fain subject Pole. Hopes this is contrary to the intention of the Emperor, who, having vouchsafed to grant him this pension in virtue of the resignation made in his favour by the late Bishop of Verona, does not (he is confident) intend him to receive it in worse terms than he did. Trusts that the Bishop will make this demand, and that the Emperor will concede this just favour; wishes the letters to be duplicated, one of them being sent to Spain, (fn. 2) and the other addressed to himself at Rome.
Rome, 16th September.
Sept. 28. Deliberazioni Senato (Secreta), v. lxvi. p. 44. 544. The Doge and Senate to the Bailo at Constantinople.
Their letters from England mention advices from Scotland, dated the 24th ult. The Scottish and French troops, after remaining some days under Hadington, raised the siege, and retreated to some distance, so that the English advanced and were provisioning the place, the Scots and French being four miles off.
By other letters understand it to be reported that the Emperor is sending his captain, Mons, de Bura (sic) [Buren?], now in Flanders, with troops in favour of the English against the Scots; and by advices from France it is heard that the Queen Dowager of Scotland and her daughter have arrived in France.
To communicate these advices as usual.
Ayes, 205. Noes, 3. Neutrals, 4.


  • 1. Gian Matteo Giberti, Bishop of Verona, died on the 30th December 1543, and bequeathed his pension on the See of Granada to Cardinal Pole. (See Life of Cardinal Pole, vol. v. p. 384.)
  • 2. On the 16th September 1548, the Emperor was at Ulm. (See Turnbull's Calendar, p. 26.)