Henry VIII,the Reign
Treaty concluded between Mercurinus de Gattinara, Bernard de Mesa, bishop of Helna, John Baptista Spinelli, Gerard de Pleine and Jodocus Laurenti, LL.D., on the one part, with Jerome de Ghinucci, bishop of Ascoli, Papal nuncio, and Wolsey, on the other part, against Francis I.
(1.) This treaty to precede all others.
(2.) To apply to all dominions hereafter acquired.
(3.) A fleet to attend the Emperor on his voyage to Spain in February next.
(4.) War to be proclaimed in March 1523. Arrangements for the war, and leave for Henry to take German troops into his pay.
(5.) A fleet to be provided by both confederates, with 3,000 men in each, to attack the French coast.
(6.) England to declare war against France, unless it desist from hostilities against the Emperor before the end of the present month of November.
(7.) The Pope to place France under an interdict.
(8.) Both confederates to take cardinal de Medicis under their protection.
(9.) To procure aid from the Swiss.
(10.) Both to punish in their dominions the enemies of the Church, and all "qui de fide Catholica male sentire videntur."
(11.) All provinces recovered from the French to be restored to the Papal jurisdiction.
(12.) War to be made by both, for the salvation of their souls, on all enemies of the Christian faith.
(13.) No confederates to treat with any king or prince to the prejudice of the others.
(14.) Treaties of marriage between the Emperor or England and France to be set aside, and the Pope to grant a dispensation for the marriage of Charles with the princess Mary, who are "consobrini ex duabus sororibus geniti."
(15.) The contents of this treaty to be secret.
(16.) Arrangements for ratification.
(17.) Not to interfere with any preceding treaties.
Commission of Leo X. to the bishop of Ascoli and Marin Caracioli, to treat with both sovereigns for the extirpation of the Lutheran heresy, and the safeguard of the Church. Rome, 17 cal. Oct. 1521.
Commission of Charles V. to his ambassadors aforesaid, Oudenarde, 4 Nov. 1521; and of Henry VIII. to Wolsey, Windsor, 11 Nov. 13 Hen. VIII.
Signed by the imperial ambassadors, with a notification that they have received under the great seal a notification that Charles will ratify the same. Calais, 24 Nov. 1521. Signed by them. Four of their seals attached.
On The Same Date from Francis
1803. FRANCIS I. to [his AMBASSADORS].
Has received their letters containing their final resolution taken with the cardinal of York, in order that, before Wolsey's departure from Calais to England, he may know the affection Francis has for him. Is satisfied that the abstinence of war be continued for thirty days, and the besiegers shall retire from Tournay, and abandon Tournesis. Is content to redeliver Tournay into the hands of the King, if he will restore the hostages and the money he has received for it. The treaty for the marriage of the Dauphin and the Princess is to remain in its entirety. They are to explain the whole to the bishop Declere ... and Poillot. Will send a power in Latin for the two last to conclude the treaty. Con[gnac], 24 Nov. Not signed.
Fr., mutilated, pp. 2.