Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts Relating, to English Affairs, Existing in the Archives and Collections of Venice; And in Other Libraries of Northern Italy Volume 2

Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts Relating, to English Affairs, Existing in the Archives and Collections of Venice; And in Other Libraries of Northern Italy Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...but spoke coldly, and with evident insincerity. The secretary also informed him of the successes of Sultan Selim, to which he listened attentively, but made no reply. The news had proved very disagreeable to the whole English court, with the exception of the Bishop of Winchester. Would be unable to converse with any of the Lords until after the 15th February, because certain councils were being held concerning the affairs of the whole kingdom, which kept them occupied all day. Two commissioners were come to London from the Duke of Albany, to conclude a truce until St. John's Day, the 24th June, whereas the English insisted on its lasting until St. Andrew's Day next (30th Nov.). All the articles for the maintenance of peace be tween the two kingdoms had been agreed to. Having invited the Scottish commissioners to dine with him, hoped to obtain from them the articles of the peace, according to their promise. Was told by them that, besides the draft of the preliminaries, the King had given them aletter to the Duke of Albany, demanding that the Queen should be permitted to return into Scotland, as was stipulated by the preliminaries, with an additional clause, to the effect that she should be at liberty to take with her as companions as many persons as she chose. The commissioners said this would not be granted, as it would enable the Queen to create disturbance in the country, which was as much under Albany's control as if he were King. Inquired why England wished the truces to last till November. The commissioners replied, because the English ministry were apprehensive of an attack on Tournai and Calais by France, and therefore sought to secure themselves against Scottish aggression. London, 10th February 1517. Italian, 4 pages, or 102 lvnes....show more

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