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K. Edward. 3. Trouble in the church about Friers. Actes and Mon. of the church.

MarginaliaThe Friers make dissentions.thrē, that ye obserue, and take heede of such as make dissensions and offendicles about the doctrine whiche you haue learned by the Apostles, and auoyde thē. For such serue not the Lorde, but their owne bely. Glose. Some they flatter, some they backbyte, whereby they maye fede theyr bely. MarginaliaFriers deuour mens houses.That through their sweete and pleasaunte wordes, and by their benedictions, they may deceaue the hartes of the simple. Glose. That is, with their fine sugered, & trimme couched words, they set forth theyr own traditions, wherwith they beguyle the heartes of simple innocēts.

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Marginalia5Fiftly, we say they are not to be admitted. For that we feare least they be in the number of them, whiche go about & deuoure mens houses. For they thrust in thē selues into euery mans house, searchyng and sackyng the consciences and states of all persons. MarginaliaPenetrantes domos.And whom they finde easy to be seduced, as wemen: such they do circumuent, and lead them away from the coūsails of their prelates, byndyng thē either in acte or othe: frō suche we are warned by the Apostle to auoyde.

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Marginalia6Sixtly, we say they are to be auoyded: because we feare they are false Prophetes. Whiche beyng neyther byshops, nor parish priestes, nor yet their vicars, nor sent by them: MarginaliaFriers preach vncalled.yet they preach (not sent) agaynst the mynde of the Apostle, Rom 10. saying: How shall they preach vnles they be sent? For els there appeareth in them no such great vertue, for the which they ought to be admitted to preach vncalled. Seing therfore that such are so dangerous to the churche, they ought to be auoyded.

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Marginalia7Seuēthly, we say they are not to be admitted, because they be a people so curious in searchyng and inquiryng of other mens doynges, and spirituall demaynour. And yet be they neither Apostles, nor yet successors of þe Apostles, as Byshops: nor of the number of the 72. disciples of the Lord: nor their successors, that is parishe priestes: nor their helpers, nor yet vicars. MarginaliaFriers haue no order of any callyng in the church.Wherfore, seyng they lyue so in no order, by the sentence of the Apostle we are commaunded to auoyde them. 2. Thes. vlt. Where he sayth: we admonish and denounce vnto you (O brethrē) in the name of our Lord Iesus Christ: þt is, as the Glose sayth, (we commaunde you by the autoritie of Christ) that you withdrawe your selues frō euery brother, that walketh inordinatly, and not after the tradition, whiche you haue receaued of vs. &c. Looke vpon the common glose of this place, and you shall find, that such are to be auoyded till tyme they amend from so doyng. &c.

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MarginaliaCertain conclusions in the vniuersitie of Paris to be disputed of against the Fryers.Beside these articles aboue rehearsed, certeine propositions or conclusiōs were also propoūded in the scholes of Paris the same tyme, solemnly to be disputed and defended agaynst the friers: Whiche in a brief somme of wordes to collect, were these 

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These three propositions are taken from Matthias Flacius, Catalogus testium veritatis (Strausburg, 1562), p. 451.

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First, that the beggyng friers were not in the state of Saluation.

Secondly, that they were bound to labour with theyr handes that could, and not to begge.

Thyrdly, that they ought not to exercise the office of preachyng, or to heare the cōfessions of thē that wil come to them, although being licensed therūto by the bishop of Rome, or by the diocesane: for somuch as the same is preiudicial to the ministers and priests of the parishes.

MarginaliaPope Alexander the 4. a great fauorer of the Friers.All these foresayd articles and conclusions, with 

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This paragraph is taken from Bale, Catalogus, p. 289.

the booke set forth by these Paris men: this pope Alexander the iiij. condemned to be abolished and burned, wryting his preceptes to the Frēch kyng, and also the vniuersitie of Paris, in the fauour of the friers: willyng and commaundyng the sayd fryers to be restored to all their priuilegies & liberties, in as ample maner as in Pope Gregories tyme before.

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MarginaliaAn other geuen to the Friers by Pope Clement 4.Not long after 

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This paragraph is taken from Bale, Catalogus, p. 326.

Pope Alexander the iiij. folowed Clement the iiij. an. 1263 and sate 3. yeares. MarginaliaEx Clement Quidā temere.Who also gaue the priuiledge to the friers, begynnyng: Quidam temere. &c. In whiche priuilege he condemneth them that say, that no man without licence of his Curate or minister, ought to cōfesse hym to the friers, or that a subiect oughtto aske licence of their ministers so to do, whiche was agaynst the canon. Omnis vtriusque sexus, made by pope Innocent the 3. before recited. MarginaliaPope Martin the 4. holdeth with curates against the Fryers.

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After this 

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This passage on Martin IV is taken from Bale, Catalogus, p. 330.

Clement, agayne came pope Martine the iiij. an. 1281. who renewed agayn the canon. Omnis vtriusque sexus in the behalf of the curates against þe friers.

MarginaliaPope Boniface holdeth wyth the Fryers agayne. Ex Clemēt constit. Bonif. Super cathedram.Then  

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The paragraphs on Boniface VIII are taken from Bale, Catalogus, pp. 330-33.

pope Boniface the viij. began to sit. an. 1294. viij. yeares. ix. monethes. Who takyng side with the friers, gaue to them an other priuiledge, begynnyng: Super Cathedram. &c. In the whiche priuiledge he licenseth the friers, that without licence of vicares of churches, they shall first present them selues to the prelates to be admitted: by whō if they be refused the second tyme, then they vpon special authoritie of this Pope, shalbe priuiledged: without either byshop or curate, to preach, to bury, and to heare confessions who so euer will come to them, reuokyng all that was decreed by hys predecessors before to the contrary notwithstanding.

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MarginaliaPope Benedict the xi. holdeth with priestes against the Friers. Ex Clemēt. inter cunctas.By this pope Boniface, a certaine Dominicke fryer was made cardinal 

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The paragraph on Benedict XI is drawn from Bale, Catalogus, p. 333.

named Nicholaus de Teruisio, and after the death of Boniface, was made also pope. an. 1303. surnamed pope Benedictus xi. Who seeyng the constitution of Boniface his predecessor to gender dissension betwene the priestes and friers, made an other constitution, begynnyng: Inter cunctas, &c. reuokyng the constitution of Boniface his predecessor. MarginaliaIoan. monach. reuoketh hys glose.Vpon whiche constitutiō of pope Benedict, Ioannes Monachus, makyng a Glose, reuoked also his other Glose made vpon the constitution of Boniface before.

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MarginaliaPope Clement the v. holdeth with the friers and repealeth the constitution of Benedictus. Ex Clement. cap. dudum.Agayn, after this 

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The paragraph on Clement V is drawn from Bale, Catalogus, p. 334.

Benedictus the xi. folowed Pope Clement the v. an. 1335. and sat ix. yeares. Who in his generall councell holden at Viēna, reuoked the constitutiō of Benedictus his predecessour, and renewed agayn the former decree of Boniface, by a new constitution of his, begynnyng: Dudum a Bonifacio. 8. &c. Whiche constitution moreouer was confirmed afterward by pope Ihon the xxij. an. 1316. whiche pope also caused Ioannes de Poliaco to recante.

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Vpon this variable 

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These excerpts from anti-mendicant are drawn from Matthias Flacius, Catalogus testium veritatis, pp. 468-470.

diuersitie of the popes (one dissentyng and repugnyng from an other) rose among the diuines and scholemen in vniuersities great matter of contention, as wel in the vniuersitie of Paris, as the vniuersitie of Oxford about the beggyng friers, some holdyng one way, some an other way. But especially v. principall opinions be noted of learned men, who then disputyng agaynst the friers, were condemned for heretickes, and their assertions reproued.

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MarginaliaFiue diuers opinions of learned men in this age holding agaynst the Fryers.The first, was the opinion of them whiche defended, that the friers might not by the lycence of the Byshop of Rome and of the prelates, preach in parishes, and heare confessiōs. And of this opiniō was Guliel. de Sancto Amore, with his felowes, who as is sayd, were condemned.

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MarginaliaThe 2 opinion.The second opiniō was this, that friers, although not by their own autoritie, yet by priuiledge of the Pope and of þe byshop, might preache & heare cōfessions in parishes, but yet not without licence of the parishe priests. MarginaliaBernardus super cap. Omnis vtriusque.Of this opinion was Bernardus glosing vpon the canon. Omnis vtriusque sexus, afore mencioned.

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MarginaliaThe 3. opinion.The thyrd opinion was, that friers might preache and heare confessions, without licence of the parish priestes: but yet the sayd parishners notwithstādyng were boūd, by the canon: Omnis vtriusque sexus: to repete the same sins agayne, if they had no other, to their own proper curate: and of this opinion were many, as Godfridus de Fontibus: Henricus de Gandauo: Ioannes Monachus Cardin: Ioannes de Poliaco. MarginaliaIoan. de Poliaco.Whiche Ioannes de Poliaco, pope Ihon the xxvii. caused openly in Paris, to recant and retract.

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MarginaliaEx libro fratris Engelberti.This Ioannes de Poliaco doctor of diuinitie in Paris, beyng complayned of by the friers for certaine articles or assertions, was sent for to the Pope: where tyme and place being to hym assigned, he in þe audiēce of the Pope and of frierly Cardinals and other doctours, was straitly examined of hys articles. To make the story short, he at length submittyng hym selfe to the authoritie of the terrible see of Rome: was caused to recante hys asser-

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