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A History of England Principally in the Seventeent

'Han pensato si maritar la la figliola con dispensa di S


'Considering the nature of men, being prone into novelties--the realm of England would not only enter into their accustomed divisions, but also would owe or do small devotion unto the church: wherefore his Holiness was right well content and ready to adhibit all remedy that in him was possible as in this time would serve.' Knight to the Cardinal, 1 Jan. 1528, in Burnet i. Collect. p. 22.

[95] Incorrupta. Campeggi's letters to Sanga, 17, 26, 28 Oct. 1528. Laemmer, Monumenta Vaticana, 18 Oct. p. 25 seq. He gives his motive for communicating what the Queen said to him in confession as being her own wish. The archives too have long kept their secret.

[96] According to Ricc. Scellejus, she prays the King, 'ne pergat suam oppugnare castitatem, quae dos erat maxima, quam posset futuro offerre marito, quaque violanda reginam etiam dominam proderet,--quoniam se illi fidelitatis sacramento obligasset.'

[97] It seemed helpful to their working against the cardinal. Particularities of the life of Queen Anne, in Singer's Cavendish ii. 187.

[98] Du Bellay in Le Grand iii. 296. 'Le duc de Norfolk et sa ande commencent deja a parler gros (28 Jan. 1520).'

[99] In a letter of Sanga to Campeggi (Lettere di diversi autori eccellenti p. 60), we read the following words: 'In quanto alla dispensa di maritar il figliolo con la figliola

del re, se con haver in questa maniera stabilita la successione S. M. si rimanesse del primo pensiero della dissolutions S. Bne inclineria assai Piu.' This looks as if a marriage between Henry VIII's natural son and Mary was spoken of.--So I wrote previously. The thing is quite true. Campeggi writes 28 Oct. to Sanga. 'Han pensato si maritar la (la figliola) con dispensa di S. Sta al figlio natural del re, a che haveva pensato anch'io per stabilimento della successione.' (Monumenta Vaticana p. 30.)

[100] Sanga to Campeggi 2 Sept. 1528 in the Lettere di diversi autori eccellenti, Venetia 1556, p. 40. 'V. Sra. vedra l'esito che ha havuto l'impresa del regno.--Bisogna che S. Bne vedendo l'imperatore vittorioso non si precipiti a dare all'imperatore causa di nuova rottura.... Sia almanco avvertita di non lasciarsi costringere a pronuntiare senza nuova et expressa commissione di qua.'

[101] Falier says so very positively.

[102] Sanga 29 May. 'S. Bne ricorda che il procedere sia lento et in modo alcuno non si venghi al giudicio.' Of the same date is Bellay's letter in which those exhortations of Wolsey to the French Court are contained.



Already at Orvieto Stephen Gardiner had told the Pope that, if the King did not obtain justice from him, he would do himself justice in his own kingdom. Later it was plainly declared to the Pope that, if they saw the Emperor had the ascendancy in his Council, the nobility of England with the King at their head would feel themselves compelled to cast off obedience to Rome. It seems as though the Roman Court however had no real fear of this. For the King, so they said, would do himself most damage by such a step.[103] The Papal Nuncio declared himself positively convinced, that it was necessary to deal with the English sharply and forcibly, if one would gain their respect.

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