miércoles 07 de diciembre de 1554
Relato del día: S.S. Julio III al Emperador.
We have read your Majesty's letters and heard what Juan Manrique had to say about altering the powers on the point of Church property in England which we gave some months ago to Reginald, Cardinal Pole, our Legate de latere. We immediately called together those of the Cardinals whom, on account of their prudence, learning and piety we considered best qualified to discuss this question, and when we had exposed your Majesty's wishes to them they all agreed with us that it would be far better, for all reasons human and divine, to abandon all the Church property rather than risk the shipwreck of this undertaking. We consequently ordered new letters to be written in this sense under our seal, and sent off to the Legate by this same courier, as your Majesty will hear at greater length from the Legate himself and from Juan Manrique.
Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 13, 1554-1558
Edited by Royall Tyler.
Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1954.