Treaty of London 1518 as Summarized by J.J. Scarisbrick
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On 2 October 1518 representatives of England and France swore to his new plan for Europe – a treaty bin perpetual peace and including over twenty lesser powers from Denmark Portugal and the Swiss to the dukes of Gelders and Urbino.It provided that, should any signatory suffer aggression, the victim was to appeal to the others who would collectively demand the aggressor to withdraw; that, should the latter then refuse,within one month all were to declare against him, within two months make war by land his nearest possessions and within three, make war by sea – until peace was restored and recompense made..All were to allow others troop’s across their territories and none to permit his subjects to be hired for use against other fellow contrahent. Finally any existing treaty in conflict with this was to be annulled, and this new undertaking ratified by the principles in four months, by the rest in eight.
The king beyng in progresse this Sommer, was advertised that the Pope and the Frenche king, had appoynted to mete at Marcelles in Province, in the begynnyng of the nexte Sprynge, wherefore the King like a wise and pollitike prince, thought it convenient to speake with the Frenche king in his awne persone, before the Pope and he should come together, and to declare to him both the deter-minacion, of the Universities and Doctors, concernyng his Matrimonie, and also the generall counsailes, which ordeined suche causes, to be tried in the provinces and countreis, where the doubt should ryse, trustyng that the Frenche king should cause the Pope to encline to Goddes lawe, and to leave his awne tradicions, and voyde dispensa¬tions, whereupon both the princes concluded,