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THE JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Ghinucci, Girolamo, d. 1541
[Letters to Raffaelo de' Medici] : 1520-1521
4 items (10 p.)
Holograph letters on paper, written and signed in a Humanist cursive.
Addressed to Raffaelo de' Medici, nuncio to the Imperial court at Antwerp,
Ghinucci's letters contain detailed descriptions of his arrival at
the court of Henry VIII; the receptions of foreign ambassadors and the
nature of their business; and Ghinucci's impressions of Henry VIII's own
advisors and diplomats. He comments particularly on Cardinal Wolsey and
Cuthbert Tunstall, who was being dispatched to Antwerp as ambassador.
Other subjects include the illness of Giovanni Matteo; the business
activities in London of Florentine merchants; and Ghinucci's
strong dislike of the cold English weather during his first visit to the
All signed: "Hir. Audit[or]."
Binding: modern red quarter-morocco slipcase; gilt spine title and
Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547--Court and courtiers.
Medici, Raffaelo de'.
Tunstall, Cuthbert, 1474-1559.
Wolsey, Thomas, 1475?-1530.
Catholic Church--Foreign relations--Great Britain.
Italians in Great Britain.
Great Britain--Court and courtiers.
Great Britain--Foreign relations--1509-1547.
Great Britain--Foreign relations--Catholic Church.
Great Britain--Foreign relations--Holy Roman Empire.
Holy Roman Empire--Foreign relations--Great Britain.
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