Venice: October 1584

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Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 8, 1581-1591. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1894.

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October 1584

Oct. 12. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 247. Giovanni Moro, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Doge and Senate.
The Queen-Mother has sent to inquire whether the Queen of England is content to treat of the marriage of the King of Scotland and the Princess of Lorrain, hoping in this way to facilitate the reconciliation of the King and Queen, whereby the Princess's position would be made more favourable, as she would have the prospect of being some day Queen of England.
Don Bernardino di Mendoza has waited here. He comes as Spanish Ambassador. He has arrived with great pomp and is to live here in splendour.
Two representatives from the Netherlands are here. The Ambassador of England has orders to assist them, and to insist on their obtaining an audience.
Paris, 12th October 1584.
Sept. 28. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 248. Giovanni Moro, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Doge and Senate.
The Ambassador of Scotland left this day week, very ill pleased with this Court, because the objects of his present demands had been all offered by the King of France some few years ago, and were not accepted then owing to the King of Scotland's unwillingness to rouse the suspicions of the Queen of England.
Paris, 28th September 1584.
Oct. 26. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 249. Giovanni Moro, and Giovanni Dolfin, Venetian Ambassadors in France, to the Doge and Senate.
The English Ambassador has not been able to see the King. He fell ill at Blois, and returned here yesterday evening.
Don Bernardino di Mendoza arrived last week, but will not receive visits till his servants liveries are ready.
Paris, 26th October 1584.
Oct. 30. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 250. Giovanni Francesco Moresini, Venetian Ambassador in Constantinople, to the Doge and Senate.
It is considered a mistake to have allowed the French Ambassador to have before his successor arrived, for it is certain now that the King of France will not send another as long as the Ambassador of England is here.
Dalle Vigne di Pera, 30th October 1584.
[Italian; deciphered.]