Venice: October 1582

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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 1582

Oct. 1. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 114. Matheo Zane, Venetian Ambassador in Spain, to the Doge and Senate.
The acceptance of the new calendar, as reformed by his Holiness, has been ordered throughout Spain. His Holiness has given permission to print calendars here, the Bull notwithstanding.
Madrid, 1st October 1582.
Oct. 19. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 115. Giovanni Moro, Venetian Ambassador in France, to the Doge and Senate.
The affair of the King of Scotland has greatly disturbed his Majesty, who has appointed a gentleman to go to that kingdom to endeavour to come to some terms with the nobles there, in favour of the King. He can hardly be called a prisoner, but he is not altogether free.
The Prince of Parma made a display before Cambresis; and the place surrendered without waiting for a shot. Although the place is not strong, yet in the hands of the Prince of Parma it will be of great use as a check to the French, owing to its proximity to Cambray.
Calvi and Capelli, two of the most important firms in Paris (che sono due delle prime ditte in questa città), have been ordered to leave the city and the kingdom, on the charge of furnishing large sums to the Prince of Parma.
Paris, 18th October 1582.