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who was compelled to paye at the least. xxiiii. or.xxv. thousand florines. MarginaliaThe popes Palle derely bought..Whereof a parte he borowed of marchauntes, but to satisfie and paie them agayne, he was forced to exacte a subsedie vpon his poore subiectes and husband menne, whereof some haue not yet satisified & payde the tribute for the byshoppes Palle so that by this meanes, our people are not onlye tormented and brought to extreame pouertie, but also ar moued vnto rebellion to seke their lybertie by what meanes so euer they maye, greuously murmuryng against the crueltie of the clergie.

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The Pope also should be admonished, how that thorowe diuers and sondrie warres and battayles, the landes of Germanie lie desolate and waste, and thorowe many mortalities, the nomber of men is diminished, so that for the skarsenes of husbandmen, the fieldes for the moste part lie vntylde, the tolles are by diuers meanes diminished, the mynes consumed, and the profites dayly decaye, wherby the archebyshoppes and byshoppes should paye their annates vnto the Apostolike sea. Besydes their other necessarie and honest charges, insomuch that not without iust cause, Iames the archebyshop of Mentz 

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I.e., Mainz.

beynge euen at the pointe of death sayde, that he did not so muche sorowe for his owne death, as for that his poore subiectes, should be againe forced, to paie a greuous exaction for the Palle. Wherfore let the highe byshop, as a godly father and louer of his chyldren and a faithfull and prudent pastor, deale more fauourably with his children the Germaines, least that persecution happen to ryse against the priestes of Christe, and that men followyng the example of the Bohemiās do swarue from the churche of Rome.

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At the least, let hym be more fauourable, as often as anie archbyshop or byshop happeneth to rule his church but a fewe yeares. As it happened by the byshoppes of Banberge, wherof thre died within fewe yeares, the lyke also myght happen of other byshoprykes, whereof as Eneas Syluius witnessed, MarginaliaAboue. 50. byshoprikes in Germanie..there are in Germanie to the nomber of fiftie besyde Abbottes, whereof a greate nomber are confirmed at Rome.

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And admitte that in Germanie there were greater profite and reuenewes, rysinge of the grounde, mynes and tolles, notwithstanding the Emperour and the other princes, shoulde lacke treasure and munition of warre agaiust their ennemies and specially the infideles, and to preserue Germanie in peace and quietnes, and to minister iustice vnto euery man, for whiche purpose, the councell of the chamber beyng moste holyly insturcted and furnished with great coste and charges, doth chiefly serue, besydes that the Emperour hath nede oftreasure, to suppresse the rebelles in the Empyre, to banyshe and dryue awaye theues and murtherers, whereof a great nomber are not ashamed to spoile churches, and to robbe them of their goodes, but also to assayle the clergie them selues. Finally our nation and countrey of Germrnie, hath neade of great ryches and treasure, not onlye for the reparinge of churches and monasteries, but also for hospitalles, for chyldren that are layde out in the streates, for wydowes, for wemen with chylde, for orphanes, for the mariage of daughters of poore menne, that they bee not defloured, for suche as haue neade and necessitie, for the olde and weake, for the sycke and the sore, whereof (the more is the sorowe) Germanie is fully replenyshed and filled.

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¶ Aduertisementes vnto the Emperours Maiestie.

LEt the Emperors maiesty foresee 

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This 'advertisement' (or warning) to Maximilian I from the Germanestates is translated from Matthias Flacius, Catalogus testium veritatis (Basel, 1562),pp. 323-4.

& prouid, that þe begging friers do not preach againste his maiestie being willīg to make report of him vnto þe Apostolik sea, fearing to lose their priuileges, which I would to god, they were aswel groūded vpon Christ, as they are vpon profite. Lett the Emperors maiestie also fere that the pope do not giue commaundemēt vnto the electors to proceade to the election of a newe king of Romaines, as he did against Frederick the second, when as the Lantgraue of Thurin and Williame Erle of holland, weare elect by the commaundement of the Pope. Let the Emperors maiesty also feare and take heed of all the prelates of churches, and especially of the presidents which by their oth ar bound to aduertise the pope. Let the Emperors maiesty also feare and beware that the Pope, doo not take a way from his subiects, their obediēce, and prouok the people bordering vpon him to make inuasion into the Emperores dominions and Archduchy of Austrich, that those men vnder colour of shewing obedience vnto the Popes commaundement be redy to do the same.

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Let the Emperour maiestie also take heade of the Apostolike censures frō which the Pope will in no case refraine. Finally let the Emperores maiesty diligently forsee and take heed, that the Pope do not perswade þe people with most subtill arguments contrary to the pragmatical sanction, 

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This decree asserted the sole right of princes to the revenues from churches in their territories.

excusing himselfe & gettinge the good will of the simple people, alledginge that with great costs and charges, he will repaire the churche of Saint Peter in Rome. And buyld in certaine places against þe Turks and to recouer againe the landes and patrymony pertaininge vnto the churche of Sainte Peter as he is bounde by his office. Therfore,

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