Venice: January 1563

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Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 7, 1558-1580. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1890.

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January 1563

1563. Jan. 21. Original Letter Book, Venetian Archives. 319. Marc' Antonio Barbaro, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Signory.
The Queen is at Chartres, endeavouring to come to some agreement, but the result is doubtful. The occupiers of Orleans are negotiating merely for the sake of gaining time to unite with the reinforcements which they say they are expecting from the English, who have entered into Dieppe. They also expect men and money from Germany.
The English Ambassador [Throckmorton] who went to Orleans and was afterwards taken in the battle, has been allowed by the Queen [Mother] to return to England. The other Ambassador [Smith], who lately came to this Court, remains here, and has given it to be understood that if these Lords will restore Calais to his Queen, she will likewise surrender Havre de Grace and Dieppe to the most Christian King, with all that is held by the English in Normandy.
Paris, 21st January 1563.