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Thomas Spinelly was Henry VIII of England’s representative in the Low Countries in 1510 [1] and to Spain in 1517–8. [2]

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  1. Robert Hutchinson, ‘’Young Henry’’, 2012, p.150
  2. Behrens, Betty The Office of the English Resident Ambassador: Its Evolution as Illustrated by the Career of Sir Thomas Spinelly, 1509-22, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, Fourth Series, Vol. 16, (1933), pp.161-195