Venice: May 1580

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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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May 1580

May 6. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 803. Lorenzo Priuli, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Signory.
The Queen-Mother has informed the King that her negotiations with Monsieur have led her to believe that for the present he does not desire to continue the marriage project, and with reference to coming to Court, that he cannot do so consistently with his personal honour. The King then desired her Majesty to revisit Monsieur, and to make fresh offers, and she has returned here with assurances on Monsieur's part that on being named Lord Lieutenant of the kingdom he will use his best offices with the King of Navarre and the Prince of Condé. The son of the Chancellor of Brabant passed through Paris a few days ago on his way to Monsieur, and returned from Monsieur accompanied by his secretary to proceed to the Queen of England. Communications between the Queen and Monsieur are exchanged more persistently than ever. Some of these are written and directed against the King of Spain, and their purport must shortly be known.
Paris, 6th May 1580.
May 13. Letters of Sovereigns, Venetian Archives. 804. The Emperor Rudolph II. to the Doge of Venice.
Letter in favour of Thomas Arundel (afterwards Lord Arundel of Wardour).
13th May 1580.
May 20. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 805. Lorenzo Priuli, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Signory.
Four procurators from the States General of Flanders are expected here. They have been accredited by the States with full powers to ascertain Monsieur's final decision as to whether he will proceed to their country.
Paris, 20th May 1580.