Venice: April 1568

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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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April 1568

April 1. (fn. 1) Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 441. Sigismondo di Cavalli, Venetian Ambassador in Spain, to the Signory.
The Ambassador from England [Dr. John Mann], by order of his Queen, has complained to his Majesty that the Duke of Alva had refused to accord to the English nation the privileges which they had previously enjoyed in Flanders, proving that under these circumstances great injury was done to the commerce of both countries. Subsequently the Ambassador had a long interview with Signor Ruy Gomez concerning the many differences between the two nations, but hitherto no settlement had been arrived at.
Madrid, 1st April 1568.


  • 1. The following despatches of Di Cavalli were not noticed till the preceding pages were printed.