PAGE, William (d. aft.1584).
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Page first appears as a servant of Peter Vannes, the English agent in Venice, who asked for his arrest in June 1554 for expressing a desire to kill Queen Mary. The council of ten refused because in Venice ‘everybody discourses, even of princes, according to their opinions’. In any case Vannes was a ‘very timid’ man, in great ‘fear about religious matters’, and it was not ‘becoming to imprison men for light causes, such as the words of a base menial who was either mad or drunk’. Next, in December of that year, Vannes wrote to Sir Phil