Henry VIII, the Reign
Letters & Papers: Volume 1
The King of France leaves it to King Ferdinand the Catholic to decide whether the Prince (Charles) or the Infante (Ferdinand) is to marry Madame Renée of France. The King of France promises to give Madame Renée the duchy of Milan, the county of Pavia, and the signiory of Genoa, which belong to him.
If either the Prince or the Infante marries Madame Renée, the King of France binds himself to renounce his claims on the kingdom of Naples, and on the arrears of the pension due by the kingdom of Naples to him, in favour of the Catholic King.
As soon as the duchy of Milan is conquered, the King of France binds himself to deliver it to the Catholic King, who is to guard and govern it in the name of Madame Renée and her future husband until the marriage is consummated.
The King of France binds himself to aid the Catholic King in preserving and defending Milan, Pavia, and Genoa against all enemies, without any exception.
King Ferdinand, as well as the King of France, are to give their kingly parole that they will swear on the Holy Gospels, the mass book, and the wood of the true cross, to conclude the marriage, and to see that it be solemnized and consummated as soon as Madame Renée and the Prince, or respectively the Infante, attain a marriageable age.
The King of France is to deliver to King Ferdinand the Castle of Godefa in Genoa, as security, as soon as the marriage treaty is concluded.
The great men, cities, and towns of both kingdoms, France as well as Spain, are to swear to this treaty.
As soon as the marriage is concluded the King of France and King Ferdinand are to conclude a treaty of peace and alliance, which is to be observed in Italy as well as in other parts of Europe. The object of this treaty will be that the contracting parties shall help each other in defending their states, as well as in recovering those dominions which belong to them by right, according to the formula "enemy of the enemy, and friend of the friend," without excepting any person whatever.
The King of France and King Ferdinand bind themselves to aid one another with all their power to reconquer the dominions which belong to each of them by right, as soon as the treaty of alliance is signed.
Free commerce between the subjects of the contracting parties.
Neither of the contracting princes is to assist the enemies or rebels of the other contracting prince.
Both parties are at liberty, within three months, to name their allies whom they wish to include in this treaty.
The Pope is to be regarded as a principal party to this treaty, and the Emperor and the King of England are at liberty to accede at once to it, the King of England, however, only on condition that he gives back Tournay to the King of France.
The Pope is to be the conservator of this treaty, and both contracting parties will submit to his censure if they break it. —Blois, the 1st of December 1513.
Indorsed : "Summary of what Monsieur de Borne brought to Madrid in the month of December 1513."
Spanish. pp. 2½.