Thematic Divisions in Book 4
1. Lanfranc2. Gregory VII3. William the Conqueror4. William Rufus5. Henry I6. Stephen and Henry II7. Frederick Barbarossa8. Thomas Becket9. Becket's letters10. Becket's martyrdom and miracles11. Events of 1172-7812. Waldensians13. Other incidents of Henry II's reign14. First year of Richard I's reign15. Strife at Canterbury16. Richard I and Third Crusade17. William Longchamp18. King John19. Henry III's early reign20. Innocent III and mendicant orders21. Papal oppression of the English Church22. Albigensian Crusade23. Hubert de Burgh24. Gregory IX25. Schism between Greek and Latin Church26. Papal exactions from England27. Louis IX on Crusade28. Frederick II29. Opponents of Papacy30. Robert Grosseteste31. Aphorisms of Robert Grosseteste32. Persecution of Jews33. Papal oppression and Alexander IV34. Conflicts in universities and mendicant orders35. Henry III and the barons36. Battle of Lewes37. Battle of Evesham38. End of baronial war39. Ecclesiastical matters and Edward prince of Wales goes on crusade40. Foreign events in Henry III's reign41. First seven years of Edward I's reign42. War with Scotland43. Philip IV and Boniface VIII44. Events of 1305-745. Cassiodorous's letter46. Pierre de Cugniere47. Death of Edward I48. Piers Gaveston49. The Despensers and the death of Edward II50. John XXIII and Clement VI51. Rebellion in Bury St. Edmunds52. Edward III and Scotland53. Edward III and Philip VI54. Edward III and Archbishop Stratford55. Events of 1341-556. Outbreak of the Hundred Years War57. Anti-papal writers58. Quarrel among mendicants and universities59. Table of the Archbishops of Canterbury
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K. Henry.3. Peace betwene the king & the nobles. Strife amōg mōkes.

MarginaliaTenthes graunted by the pope to the kyng and Queene for vii. yeares.which he hymselfe had made: And also the new graunt of Pope Clement to the kyng and Queene, of all the tenthes for seuen yeres to come: And shortly after a taxe also was fined, vpon þe countrey of Northfolke: to the gathering wherof, Maister Walter the bishop of Norwich was appointed. Ex Scala mundi.

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MarginaliaAn. 1267.
The castell of Kenilworth agayne besieged.
After this, in the yere of our Lord. 1267. king Henry besieged agayne the Castle of Kenelworth, from the 7. day before the first day of Iuly, vntill the beginnyng of December: whether came Octobonus þe Popes Legate, by whose intreaty Henry Hastings, deliuered the same vnto the king which stoutly had defended the same and resisted the King, hauyng pardon graunted both for hym and hys, of his lyfe, landes, goodes, and cattels. MarginaliaAn other assembly of the Barōs at Axioline & discomforture of them.In which tyme also the Barons agayne assembled, with Ihon Dayuile in the Ile of Axioline, and so proceded till they came to Lincolne: MarginaliaThe Iewes spoyled and slayne at Lincolne.Which also they tooke, and spoyled the Iewes, and slue many of them: And entring their Sinagoge teare and rent the boke of their law, and burnt the same, and all other writinges and obligations which they could come by. Which thyng when the Kyng heard, he sent thither hys sonne prince Edward: but as soone as they heard that, they fled into the Ile of Ely, and fortified the same with bulwarkes as strongly as they might, at euery entraunce into the same. This was in the month of Aprill when Edward the kinges sonne came thither: Who for the great aboundaunce of waters in the same, could by no meanes enter the Iland, till at length by the counsaile of the inhabitauntes of that prouince, MarginaliaThe Ile of Elye assaulted & entred by prince Edw.he caused with a nomber of workemen great trenches and diches to be made, somewhat to conuey away the water: And so long vsed he the counsaile of them, in makyng bridges with plankes and hurdles, till at the last they entred the Iland. Who as soone as they were entred, the Barons fled to London, where they were of the Londiners well intertayned. The rest which were in the Iland, yelded themselues (amongst whom was Roger Wake, Simon the yonger, and Peches) sauyng their liuers and members. MarginaliaThe King kept out of londō 40. days by the Barons & Citizens.After this, both the King and Edward his sonne, came to London with a great power, but yet were kept out of the City, by the Barons and Citizens, for the space of 40. dayes. And Octobonus the Legate (who for feare was fled into the Tower) they narowly layd for that he should not escape. At the length by the intreaty of the Earle of Glocester and other Earles that were hys friendes: both the Barones and the Citizens were pardoned, and admitted to the Kinges fauour. MarginaliaA peace concluded betwen the Barons & the Kyng.And 4. Bishops and 8. other noble men were chosen, such as were at Couentrey first nominated: that they should order and dispose all matters, betwene the Kyng and such as had lost their inheritaunce, as also the forme of their peace and raunsome. And proclamation was made vpon the feast of all Saintes, of perfect peace and concord through all the Realme.

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The. 52. yere of this king Henries raigne. 8. dayes after the feast of S. Martin, he held a parliament at Marlberge in the yere of our lord aboue recited: MarginaliaThe statutes of Merlberge made at that parliament
A conuocation holden at Lōdon by Octobonus the popes Legat.
where, by the aduise of wise and discrite men, and with all the consents of the Nobles, he ordained and enacted diuers good and profitable statutes for the reformation & betteryng of the state of þe realm & execution of common iustice, which are called the statutes of Merleberg.

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The same yere vpon S. Gregories day, Octobonus the Legat called a Councell at London, where were v. Archbishops, and a great number of Bishops, Abbots, & other Prelates: which Councell also, within three dayes brake vp agayne.

The same yere vpon S. Iohns day the Baptist, Edward the kings sonne & diuers other noble men of England toke vpon them the crosse by the legates handes at Northampton, to the reliefe of the holy land, 

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and the subuersion of the enemies of the crosse of Christ. MarginaliaThe legates departing out of England.Which done, the legate the same yere went out of Englād, not purposing after that to returne agayne. This holy Legate (sayth myne author) which might well be resembled to Lynx the mōstrous beast, whose quicke sight penetrateth euery thing: MarginaliaValuation taken of all Churches by Octobonus the popes legate.enrolled to perpetuall memory the valuation of all the churches in þe realm of England so narrowly, as by any meanes possible he might enquire the certainty therof. MarginaliaPensions out of Cathedrall & cōentual churches paid to the popes clerkes.The same was he, that made all the Cathedrall and Couentuall Churches to pay pencions: so that those Churches which gaue not the vacancie of their benefices to their Clarkes and strangers, should pay vnto them a certen yerely pencion during the vacancy of the benefices which they should haue.

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MarginaliaPope Clement 4. dyeth.
Pope Gregory the 10.
The same yere died Pope Clement. 4. after whose deth the Church of Rome was two yeres vacant: and then was chosen an Archdeacon Cardinal, whose name was Theardus, as he was taking his iourney into the holy land, & cal-led him Gregory the x.

MarginaliaThe mariage of Edmund Erle of Lancaster.Then also dyd Edmund Erle of Lancaster and Leicester, and 2. sonne of King Henry, take to wyfe the Erle of Albemarke his daughter, and the Neece of the Erle of Glocester: at which mariage was the king and Queene, and all the nobilitie of England.

MarginaliaEdward the kyng & confessour shriuedThe same yere was the body of S. Edward the king & Confessour, by Walter Gifford Archb. of Yorke & other Bishops intombed in a new & rich Schrine of gold and siluer, beset with precious stones, in the presence of Henry the king of England: In which yere also fell great rayne & inundation of waters, such as hath not lightly be seene, which increased and continued the space of xi. dayes and more.

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The same yere dyed Walter de Lawile Bishop of Sarum the third day before the nones of Ianuary. After whō succeeded Maister Robert of Northampton the Deane of the same Church. And because the see of Cant. was then vacant, he was confirmed by the chapter of Canterbury: which Chapter had alwayes the iurisdiction in spirituall causes, during the vacancy of that see, in as ample manner as the bishop hymselfe had beyng alyue. MarginaliaThe Bishop of Sarū put from his consecratiōAfter this, the Bishop elect commyng thither, thinkyng to haue had hys consecration, was notwithstandyng put backe for two causes: one was, for that there was present then, no more but one bishop: the other was, for that al the other bishops had appealed, that he might not be consecrated to their preiudice, þt is, by the autority of the Chapter of Cant. saying that they would not be vnder the obedience of the monkes.

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After this, when solempne Messengers were for this cause sent to the Cardinals of Rome, for that thē the see of Rome was vacaunt: who receyued aunswer, that duryng the vacation of that see, that the confirmation and consecration of the Byshop elect, pertayned to the foresayd Chapter of Caunterbury.

During this kings raigne, there was made a great and generall expedition of diuers and sundry Christian princes to Ierusalem, taking vpon them the lordes character, that is the crosse: among whom also was Edward the kinges sonne one, to the which expedition was graunted him a subsidie throughout all the realme. Marginalia1270.And in the month of May, the yere of our Lord 1270. or as sayth Florilogus, an. 1269 he set forward on his iourny.

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MarginaliaThe death of Boniface Archbish. of Cant.About the tyme whan Prince Edward was preparing his iourney toward Asia, Boniface the Archbishop of Cāterbury ended his lyfe, in the countrey of Sebandia, goyng belyke to Rome or commyng thence. After whose deth, MarginaliaAdam Chelladene elected Archb. of Cant.the Monkes of Canterbury proceding to a new election graūted by the kyng, agreed vppon the Prior of their house named Adam Chelendene. But the kyng and his son Prince Edward consenting and speakyng in the behalfe of Robert Burnell their Chauncellour: did sollicite the matter with the Monkes, partly entreating, partlye threatnyng them, to chuse the sayd Robert to be Archbishop. MarginaliaAppellation from the k. to the pope by the monkes of Cant.Notwithstanding the Monkes beyng stoute, would neyther relent to theyr courteous request, nor yet bow to their boysterous threates, but constantly persisting in their former election, appealed from the king and prince to the pope. Prince Edward beyng now on hys iorney, and seyng himselfe thus frustrated of the Monkes, writeth backe to the king his father: deuoutly praying and beseching in no wyse to admit the election of the foresayd Monkes. And so passing to Douer with Henry the sonne of Rich. hys vncle king of Romanes, with their wiues toke their passage in the month of August. MarginaliaAdam Chilindene goeth vp to Rome.After this the Prior thus elected, as is foretold, but not admitted by the king to be Archb. went vp to Rome.

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In the meane tyme, the monkes (in the absence of their elect) ordayned one Geoffrey Pomenall to be their Official: MarginaliaVariance betwene the officiall of Cant. and the prior of Douer.who seyng hymself aduaunced to that dignity, and bearyng belike some olde grudge agaynst the Prior of Douer, caused him to be cited vp to appeare in the Chapterhouse of Canterbury. The Prior of Douer seyng this citation to be preiudiciall to hym and to the Church of Douer, where as the Monkes of Cant. haue noe such iurisdiction (the see of Cāterbury beyng vancant) but that all things appertayning to that Church, ought to be reserued whole to the consecratiō of the new Archb. MarginaliaAppellation to Rome.therfore, for the state both of hym & of hys Church, he appealed vp also vnto Rome. But to return to the Archb. agayne.

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MarginaliaAdam Chelindon resigneth to the Pope.
Rob. Kiswarby archb. of Cant.
The second yeare after, Adam Chilindon the foresayde Archb. elect, remayning all this while at Rome: at last resigned vp his election to the popes hand, being Gregory .10. who then gaue the same to Rob. Kilwarby. Who then comming to Douer, restored agayne the Prior of that house being before excluded vpō certaine causes. By these contētions, iudge good reader, of the religion of these men, and of these times. And now to returne to our former story.

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