Venice: March 1564

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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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March 1564

March 2. Original Letter Book, Venetian Archives. 356. Marc' Antonio Barbaro, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Signory.
As to the affairs of England, owing to this last conference held at Fontainebleau, a person has been despatched to that Queen to see if the form of agreement satisfies her; and they await the reply.
Paris, 2nd March 1564.
March 6. Original Letter Book, Venetian Archives 357. Marc' Antonio Barbaro, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Signory.
The treaty with England seems as it were concluded, and the Ambassador who was here at liberty has gone to his Queen (fn. 1) for the confirmation of the agreement, whereby it is said that this Crown will give the English one hundred and fifty thousand crowns, for the restoration of many ships captured in this war; but I believe the above sum to be rather a compensation for the moneys disbursed by the Queen of England according to the agreement of Havre de Grace, and that the affairs of Calais remain as they were before this last rupture. I have been told that these 150,000 crowns disbursed by France are to exclude the English entirely from their claim to Calais, which it seems to me difficult to believe, though the intelligence comes to me from very good authority.
Paris, 6th March 1564.


  • 1. This appears to refer to Smith, but he did not go to England at this date. Throckmorton was set at liberty about this time, but did not return to England till May.