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And forsomuch as we are here about histories of the churche, I can not omitte what happened in the churche of Yorke in the dayes of this kyng, MarginaliaA dissentiō betwene Godfride Archebish. Elect, and the Deane of the church of yorke. Ex Houedeno.concerning a small and friuolous matter, of no smal dissention in the churche of Yorke betwixt the Archbyshop and the Deane with his fellowes in the same churche. And to make the story short, in the tyme of kynge Rychard, beinge in warfare abroade, as is sayde, ther was one Geoffrey in þe forenamed church of Yorke Archbishop elect, who vpon Epiphany euen, as he shold come to the minsterchurch to heare euensong, the forsayde Deane, whose name was Henry, and Bucard the treasurer of the sayde churche, (for what cause I knowe not) did not tary for his grace, but began euēsong before he came. The electe comming at lengthe with the Chaunter into the quier, and seing the euensong begonne, and his grace not taried for, toke no litle indignation thereat, cōmaunding the quier to staye, and so lykewyse the Chaunter commaunded the same, whose name was Hammon. The Deane & the Treasurer cōtrarywise wylled them to synge on, & to proceade as they had begon. Here betwene these two contrary commaunders, all the discant of þe synging mē was turned to discords, beyng in great perplexitie with them selues, whether to syng or to say, or els to stay. Albeit at the commaundemēt of the Elect, and of the Chaunter, the quier left of. And so the Archebyshops Electe made them recant their euensong and to begynne againe. The Treasurer not thynkyng to take suche a foyle, caused all the tapers and candels to be put out, and so their vnhappy euensong was ceased agayne. For the Popyshe euensong is blynde without candle light, yea though the sunne should shine in the quier neuer so bryght, by reason wherof they went away euensongles, and so left their God in the churche that nyght vnserued. The Elect thynkyng him selfe not wel vsed at their handes, compleineth to the chief of the citie & to the people, and clergie, of the huge and intollerable iniurie, whiche the forsayd Deane and Treasurer had done to hym. wherefore to reuenge him self of these enemies, he suspendeth the whole churche from all diuine seruice, vntyll the foresayde partie shoulde make him amendes agayne for their iniurie and trespas to hym committed.

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☞ Where note by the waye (good Reader) that eyther the singyng of the Popyshe seruice doth litle serue to Gods honour, or els howe could this Archbyshop be so iniurious to God, to stoppe hym of his honour, because they had dishonored hym? but to the purpose agayne. The next daye beyng Ascension daye, whan al the people after their vsed maner resorted to the metropolitane church to heare the seruice, the Archebyshop and the Deane being also present with the other canons, the Deane and Treasurer refused to come to satisfaction to the Elect Archbyshop for their transgression, but stoutly stoode answering for them selues. Whereupō the people being in a rage against them, would haue fallen vpon them, had not the Archbyshop restrayned them, by reason the Deane and foresayde Treasurer were driuen to flie, one to the Deanes house, the other to S. Wylhams tumbe for succour. Then the Archebyshop did curse them with excommunication. And so was the churche that day suspēded from all diuine seruice. And thus muche concerninge the heroicall combat betwene these ecclesiastical persons. But let vs returne to kyng Rychard againe, who in his iourney from Brytain to the coūtrie Palestina, passing by Messana, Cyprus, and other places, & comming to Calabria, amonges other thinges, is sayd to talke with MarginaliaIoachim Abbat.Ioachim Abbat, de Curaco, of his visions and prophecies, and especially of the comming of Antichrist. To whom the said Ioachim expounding the place of saint Iohns Reuelation: Reges septem sunt, quinque ceciderunt, & vnus est, et vnus nondum venit &c. i. ther be seuen kings, of whom fiue ar fallē, one is nowe, and an other is yet to come &c. declareth to be seuen persecuters of the church therby signified, Herode, Nero, Domitianus, Maxentius, Mahomet, Turca, and the laste whiche he said was then to come, to be Antichrist. And this Antichrist (he sayde) was already borne in the citie of Rome, and shoulde be there exalted in the Apostolical sea, bringing to that purpose the saying of the Apostle: he is an aduersary, & aduaunceth him selfe against all that is called God. And then shall the wicked man be reueled, whome the Lorde shall consume with the spirite of his mouthe, and destroye with the brightnes of his cōming. Why (sayd the king) I had thought all this whyle that Antichriste should haue been borne in Antioche or Babilon, out of the tribe of Dan, and shold haue ruled in the Lordes temple of Hierusalem, and should haue trauailed in the land wher Christ had trauayled, and borne rule thre yeare and a halfe in the same, and dispute against Enoch and Elias, and then put them to death, and thē died him self, after whose death the Lord shuld haue geuen lx. dayes of repentaunce, wherein those that erred from the truthe, and were seduced by the preachyng of Antichriste and his counterfaite Apostles might repent.

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This and such lyke talke had they together: and though the Abbot declared at that tyme þe Antichrist was borne at Rome, yet were there certayne prelates, the verie membres of that wycked head, whiche in no wyse coulde abyde to heare the tale of truth, but deuised somwhat to replie against it. Among these were Walther the Archebyshop of Roane, and the Arch-

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