Tudor England and Stuart Scotland were busy and dangerous times for the de' Medici bishop of Rome, Pope Clement VII. In August 1534, he sent James V a dispensation allowing four of his illegitimate sons to take holy orders when they came of age. The document stated that James, the elder was in his fifth year, James, the younger and John in their third year, and Robert in his first year.
1524- A book of sexual positions by Pietro Aretino is burned by papal authorities. When the burning doesn't stop peoples' appetite for the book, Pope Clement VII will officially ban it three years later, & it will feature on the Vatican's first complete index of forbidden books in 1558. Aretino's book is banned because it sees sex as a good thing & because it is intended for a general audience & not just powerful men (a "refusal to restrict his audience to men of virtue").