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. Edward. 2. Pope Clements bull. Abbey and towne of Bury at strife. Actes and Mon. of the church.

free cities within the sayd monarchie. So that both the empire beyng disfornished and left desolate, & the emperours weakened therby: haue neither been able sufficiētly since to defēd them selues, nor yet to resist the Turke, or other forein enemyes. Wherof a great part, as ye haue heard, may be imputed vnto the popes. &c. Hieronimus Marius.

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MarginaliaThe yeare of Iubilei reduced to the L yeare.This pope Clemēt first reduced the yeare of Iubiley, to euery. L. yeare, which before was kept but on the hundreth yeare. And so he beyng absent at Auinion (whiche he thē purchased with his mony to the sea of Rome) caused it to be celebrated at Rome. anno. 1350. MarginaliaPilgrimes in the yeare of Iubilei at Rome.In the which yeare were numbred of peregrines goyng in, and commyng out euery day at Rome, to the estimation of fiue thousand. præmonstrat. The bull of Pope Clement geuē out for this present yeare of Iubiley, procedeth in these woordes as foloweth. MarginaliaThe abhominable and blasphemous bull of pope Clement.What person or persons so euer for deuotion sake: shal take their peregrination vnto the holy citie the same day when he setteth forth out of hys house, he may chuse vnto hym what confessor or confessours either in the way or where els he lusteth. Vnto the whiche confessours we graunt, by our autoritie plenary power to absolue all cases papall, as fully as if we were in our proper person there present. Item, we graūt that who so euer beyng truly confessed, shall chaunce by the way to dye, he shallbe quite & absolued of all his sinnes. MarginaliaThe pope commaundeth the Aungels.Moreouer, we commaunde the aungels of Paradise, to take his soule out of his body beyng absolued, and to cary it into the glory of Paradise. &c. And in an other bull, we will (sayth he) that no payne of hell shall touche hym, MarginaliaO blasphemy of the pope.grauntyng moreouer to all and singulare person & persons signed with the holy crosse, power and autoritie to deliuer and release iii. or iiii. soules, whom they list them selues, out of the paynes of Purgatorie. &c. MarginaliaEx bulla Clementis.

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MarginaliaEx chron. Auesb. in vit. Edon. 3.This Clement (as myne autor affirmeth) tooke vpon him so prodigally in his Popedome, that he gaue to hys Cardinals of Rome, bishoprickes and benefices, whiche then were vacant in England: and began to geue them new titles, for the same lyuinges he gaue them in England. MarginaliaThe kyng resisteth the pope in geuing ecclesiasticall dignities of England to his cardinalsWherwith the kyng (as good cause he had) was offended, and vndid all the prouisions of the Pope within his realme: Commaundyng vnder payne of prisonment and life, no man to be so hardy, as to induce and bring in any such prouisions of the Pope, any more within hys land. And vnder the same punyshment charged the two Cardinals to voyde the realme. anno. 1343. MarginaliaThe tenthes of church goodes geuen to the king, contrarye to the popes law aboue specified.In the same yeare all the tenthes as well of the tēplaries as of other spirituall mē were geuen and payd to the kyng through the whole realme. an. 1343. And thus much concernyng good Ludouicke emperour and martyr, and Pope Clement the vi. his enemie. Marginalia1326.Wherin, because we haue a litle exceded þe course of yeares wherat we left, let vs returne somwhat backe agayne, and take such thynges in order as belong to the churche of England and Scotland, settyng foorth the reigne of kyng Edward the iii. and the doynges of the churche, whiche in his tyme haue happened, as the grace of Christ our Lord, will assiste and able vs thereunto.

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MarginaliaOriall colledge and S. Mary hall in Oxford builded by K. Edward. ii.This foresayd kyng Edward the second in his tyme builded ij. houses in Oxford for good letters: to witte, Oriall colledge and S. Mary Halle.

MarginaliaA storye of the commotion betwene the towne and abbay of Bury.Here I omit also by the waye the furious outrage & conflict which happened in the tyme of this king, a lytle before his death, an. 1326. betwene the townesmen and the Abbey of Bury, 

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wherein the townesmen gathering thēselues together in a great multitude (for what cause or old grudge betwixt them, þe Register doth not declare) MarginaliaEx latino quodam Registroinuaded and sackt the monasterye. And after they had imprisoned the monkes, they rifled the goodes and treasures of the whole house, spoyling and carying awaye their plate, money, copes, vestmentes, sensers, crosses, chalices, basēs, iewels, cups, masers, bokes, with other ornamentes and implementes of the house to the valuevnestimable. In the which conflict certayne also on both sides were slayne. Suche was the madnes then of that people, that when they had gathered vnto them a great concourse of seruantes and lyght persons of that countrey to the number of. xx. thousandd, to whom they promised libertie and freedom: by vertue of such wryts which they had out of that house, fyrst they got into their hāds all the euidencies, copies, and instrumentes, that they could fynde: then they tooke of the leade, that done setting fyre to the abbey gates they brēt vp nere the whole house. After that they proceded further to the farms and granges belonging to the said abbey, whereof they wasted, spoyled and brent to the number of. xxij. manour places in one weeke: transporting awaye the corne, horses, cattell, and other moueables belonging to the same, the price wherof is registred to come to. 922. li. v. s. xi. d besides the valuation of other riches and treasure within the abbey which cannot be esteemed. The Abbot all this space was at London in the parlament, by whose procurement at length such rescue was sent down, that xxiiij. of the chiefe of the towne (submitting them selues) were committed to warde: xxx. cartes full of the townes men were caryed to Norwiche, of whome. xix. were there hanged, diuers were put in conuict pryson. The whole township was condēpned in seuē score thousād li. to be payde for damages of the house. Iohn Berton Alderman, W. Herling with. xxxij. priests, xiij. wemen and 138. other of the said towne were outlawed. Of whom diuers, after grudging at the Abbot for breaking promise with them at London, did confederat them selues together, and priuelye in the night comming to the manour of Chēnington, where the abbot dyd lye: brast opē the gates, who then entring in, fyrst bound all his family: MarginaliaThe Abbot robbed.and after they had robbed all his plate, iewels & money, they tooke the Abbot, and shaued him, and secretly with them conueyed hym away to London: where they remouing him from streete to streete vnknowen, from thence had him ouer Thamis into Kent, MarginaliaThe abbot stoln away to Brabance.at length ouer the sea the feryed him ouer to Diste in Brabance: wher they a sufficient tyme kept him in mucn penury, misery and thraldome, till at length the matter being searched, they were all excommunicate, fyrste by the Archbishop of Caunterbury, then by the Pope. MarginaliaThe abbot restored agayne.And at laste beyng knowen where he was by hys frendes, was delyuered and rescued out of the theeues hands, & finally brought home with procession, and restored to his house agayne. And thus was that Abbey wyth the Abbot of the same (for what demerites I know not) thus vexed and afflicted about this tyme, as more largelye I haue sene it in their laten register. But thus much brieflye, touching the rest I omit here, about the latter end of this Edward the 2. ceaseth the history of Nic. Triuet. and of Flor. Hist. passing ouer to the raigne of the next kyng.

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¶ Kyng Edward the third. 
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Edward III and Scotland

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COncering the actes and story of king Edward the second, his deposing, and cruel death, wrought by the false and counterfet letter of syr Roger Mortimer, sent in the kynges name to the kepers (for the which hee was after charged and hanged, drawen, and quartered) I haue writen sufficiently before, and more paraduenture then the profession of this ecclesiasticall history wyll wel admit. Notwithstanding for certayne respectes & causes, I thought somwhat to extende my limites herein the more, whereby both kings and such as clyme to be about them may take the better example by the same, the one to haue the loue of his subiectes, the other to learne to flee ambition, and not to beare them selues to brag of their fortune & state, how hye so euer it be. Considering with thē selues nothing to be in this world so firme and sure, that maye promise it selfe anye certayne continuaunce, and is not

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