- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: October 2014
- Print publication year: 2013
- Online ISBN: 9781139775526
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139775526
This is the fifth volume in a seven-volume collection - published in nine parts between 1864 and 1890 - comprising Venetian and other northern Italian state papers relating to England. Translator and editor Rawdon Lubbock Brown (1806–83) lived for many years in Venice, had unrivalled access to the Venetian archives and travelled widely to find documents in other Italian libraries and archives. He had previously published two volumes of Sebastian Giustinian's dispatches to Venice from Henry VIII's court (also reissued in this series). This fifth volume contains documents from the years 1534–54, which chronicle Henry's final years, Edward VI's short reign and the brief rule of Lady Jane Grey, followed by Mary's coronation - Ambassador Soranzo's official report of 1554 summarises all these matters. The editor's preface puts the various documents into historical context, and the appendix includes Acts of the Venetian Senate (in Latin) and miscellaneous documents (in English translation).