Venice: October 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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October 1563

Oct. 3. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 346. Marc' Antonio Barbaro, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Signory.
A few days ago [Sir. Thomas Smith] one of the two English Ambassadors who still remain here was released. (fn. 1) He was not allowed to depart hence, but he was not kept in custody. The other [Throckmorton] is still at St. Germain, strictly guarded.
It was also ordered that four of the attendants of the Ambassador who is at liberty might go and return freely to England, with a safe conduct, in order to treat some adjustment, because the navigation of these seas is still impeded by the injuries inflicted by both one side and the other; but hitherto no particulars of any agreement are known.
Paris, 3rd October 1563.


  • 1. See the letter from Queen Elizabeth to Smith, 8th October 1563, on his release. (Foreign State Papers.)