Title: Francis to the Cardinal of Tournon [Francis's love for Henry VIII - no man can separate them]
424. Francis I. to the Cardinal Of Tournon.
Has received his letter from Rome, of the 17th ult., in answer to the King's letter to him and cardinal Grammont, about the affair of the king of England, and the conversation they had with the Pope in accordance with their instructions.
Perceives that his Holiness is displeased with what the king of England has done. Desires him to give the Pope to understand that he must not consider it strange that he supports the king of England, as their love is such that no man can separate them, and Francis considers his affairs as his own. The Cardinal must remind the Pope of the place which the king of England holds in Christendom, and that it is more profitable to his Holiness and the Holy See to have him for a friend and devout son of the Church than to irritate him and drive him to disobedience by bad treatment.
Asks the Pope, for love of him, to prevent this danger by not allowing any new step to be taken until the interview between the two Kings.
Will consider any outrage done to him there as done to himself.
Desires the Cardinal to do what he can for this object, both with the Pope and in other quarters, and to send word of the Pope's answer. , May 1533.
Lettre dressee par commandement du Roy pour Mons. le cardinal de Tournon