Venice: January 1577

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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 1577

1577. Jan. 18. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 666. Alberto Badoer, Venetian Ambassador in Spain, to the Signory.
An Ambassador has lately arrived here from England, who, besides expressing the good will of the Queen towards the King, has renewed on her part an offer of cooperation for the pacification of Flanders, and has procured the release of some Englishmen who had been detained in this country by the Inquisition. His Majesty sent to fetch the Ambassador from his house, and has declared his intention of dismissing him very shortly, having appointed the council of the Inquisition to meet this very day, when his Majesty intends to be present, to discuss this affair, which has been misunderstood by some of the councillors, but in which his Majesty takes much interest, in order that he may give full satisfaction to the Queen.
Madrid, 18th January 1577.