Spain
April 1500

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G. A. Bergenroth (editor)

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1862

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'Spain: April 1500', Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 1: 1485-1509 (1862), pp. 218-219. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=93399 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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April 1500

4 April.
S. E. T. c. I. L. 2.
Princess Katharine.
260. Don Pedro De Ayala to Ferdinand and Isabella.
After his last letter had left, news came from Zealand that they had arrived at Burgos, and were intending to send the Princess of Wales to England, when they were prevented from doing so by the revolution of the Moors. Letters from Burgos state that they will return as soon as the revolution is suppressed, and then send the Princess. It is said that they intend to engage merchants of Burgos, who have resided in England, for the service of the Princess. It is desirable that these servants should belong to good families, for the English attach great importance to good connexions. Besides, they must not be persons who are hated in England. The sentiments of the King towards a great number of Spaniards are not very friendly, partly on account of their dealings with King Richard, and partly on account of Perkin.
Sister of Monsieur d'Angoulême.
The King of France is carrying on negotiations with the King of Hungary. It is said that he has offered them the sister of Monsieur d'Angoulême in marriage to the Prince of Wales, with a marriage portion of 200,000 scudos, and that the Pope will absolve him from the oath sworn to the King of the Romans.
King of Scots.
The marriage between the King of Scots and the daughter of Henry has very little prospect of success, Henry is not at all contented with the present state of things. The King of Scots is said to hope that the King of the Romans will give him the Princess (Margaret) as wife. Moreover, the King of France is believed to have offered him the same marriage as he has offered to the King of Hungary.
Madame de Bourbon.
Henry and Madame de Bourbon correspond and send messengers in secret to one another. Antonio Spinola, who has been one of their ambassadors, has told him that if the King of France will not allow the Count of Angoulême to marry her daughter, Madame de Bourbon will set the whole of France on fire, and even marry her daughter to the Duke of York. Thinks it more doubtful that Henry would accept this marriage than that she would offer it. The whole is an intricate affair.—London, 4th of April 1500.
Indorsed by Almazan : "To their Highnesses, from Don Pedro de Ayala."
The original letter is written in cipher. It is deciphered by Almazan, Secretary of State.
Spanish. pp. 2.


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