Venice: June 1601

Pages 462-463

Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 9, 1592-1603. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1897.

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June 1601

June 2. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 992. Marco Venier and Giovanni Mocenigo, Venetian Ambassadors in Rome, to the Doge and Senate.
Seeing that the Englishman who was here as Persian Ambassador did not make up his mind to leave, his Holiness sent him, on Monday last, one of his court with three hundred crowns, over and above the thousand he has already received, and with orders to tell him that he was dismissed and could leave. He did so on Tuesday last, suddenly and unexpectedly. He has done many out of much money, and loud are the lamentations. He has gone towards Ancona, and announces that he is on his way back to Persia. His Holiness has made no further communication to the Persian. He is still here but will soon leave.
Rome, 2nd June, 1601.
June 9. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 993. Marco Venier and Giovanni Mocenigo, Venetian Ambassadors in Rome, to the Doge and Senate.
The Persian Ambassador after the departure of the Englishman, has had another audience of his Holiness; who has given him a thousand crowns in addition to the thousand he has already received, and has displayed a friendly attitude very different from that which he adopted towards the Englishman. The Persian has left, and gone towards Genoa. Three of his suite have remained behind and become Christians, the secretary, the butler, and the barber.
Rome, 9th June 1601.
June 20. Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 994. Francesco Soranzo, Venetian Ambassador in Spain, to the Doge and Senate.
There is an intention to send four thousand infantry to Ireland to fan and keep alive the rebellion there, which is said to be spreading. But there is no sign yet of the fleet to transport them.
Valladolid, 20th June 1601.
[Italian; deciphered.]
Original Despatch, Venetian Archives. 995. Giovanni Mocenigo, Venetian Ambassador in Rome, to the Doge and Senate.
There is news that the Queen of England, after the death of the Earl of Essex, found papers which showed that the Earl was urged to the plot against her life. For this reason the Queen has conceived a great suspicion of the Spanish. She has sent an express to Flanders to renew the negotiations for peace with the Archduke Albert and to arrange a marriage between a relation of hers and one of the house of Austria.
Rome, June 30th, 1601.