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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Actes and Mon. of the church. K. Edward. 3. A table of the Archbishops of Cant.

sturbe hys realme, and to take parte with rebels &c. Ex. Chro. S. Albani.
This Robert also excommunicated, Walter byshop of Couent. for buldyng with the kyng and Peter Gauerston agaynst the ordinances of the barōs. Wherfore, the sayd byshop appealed to the pope, agaynst whom the archb. sent Adam Mirymouth, MarginaliaThis Adam Mirymonth was compiler of the story of king Edward.concerning the debate betwene this Stratford and the king, see the pag. 475. an. 1310.
In the tyme of thys Robert archbyshop, the order of Templaries, wer abolished by pope Clemēt v. in the councell of Vienna, with this sentence diffinitiue. Quāquam de iure non postumus, tamen ad plenitudinem postestatis dicrum ordinē reporbamus.
50 Gualter Reynald. 15.
After the decease of Robart Wynchelsey, who departed an. 1312. Thomas Cobham a learned man, was elected by full consent of the monks: who came to Auinion, to haue his election confirmed. But the pope reseruyng the vacant seate to hys owne handes, put in Walter Reynald Byshop of Worcester, Chaūlour of England who gouerned þe seate xv. yeres.
The chronicler of S. Albans, recordeth also how in the dayes of this archbishop. an. 1319. certeyn Leepers conspiryng with the Turkes and Iewes wē about to impotionate, and infecte all christendome, by inuenemyng there fountanes, lakes, pittes, barels, and such other places. Of the which crime diuers of them beyng conuict, wer worthely burned in Fraunce. About the whiche yeare, the sayd autor maketh also relation, how in the realme of Englād much morayne fell among the beastes: in so much, that the dogges eating vpon their flesh (infected by like by the waters and fountaines) fell down dead incōtinent. Neither durst men for that cause almost tast of any buiffe. an. 1318. 1319. Ex Chron. S. Albini.
This Walter archbishop, takyng part with quene Isabell agaynst kyng Edward her husband, dyed the same yeare in whiche he was deposed. an. 1327. Ex Chron. S. Albini.
After Walter the archb. as affirmeth the Chro. of S. Alban, succeded Simon Mepham. Of whom I meruel that Polidorus maketh no word mention: belike he sat not long, after followed I. Stratford.
51 Ihon Stratford. 29In the story of Adam Mirymouth is recorded þt this Ihon Stratforde intending to visite þe dioces of Northfolk, was not receaued by the bishop the chapter & clergie there, alledgyng that he obserued not the ordinary canon therin. To whō the archbishop sayd agayne, he had the popes letters and shewed the same. But the other answered that those letters were falsely obteyned and tended to the suppression of the clergie, & therfore they would not obey: wherfore, the archbishop excommunicated the byshop, & suspended the priour, and interdicted the couent. an. 1343.
52 Ihon Offord. 10. monethes.M. Ihon Offord Chauncelour of England was elected and confirmed archbishop of Cant. but not consecrated, and sat but x. moneths, about the the yeare of our Lord. 1350. Pestilentia in Anglia.
53 Thomas Braidwarden. 1.This Tho. Braidwarden folowyng after Ihon Stratford, satte not long but dyed within x. monethes of the plage, as they say. MarginaliaThe fyrst great plage in England.Whiche was called then the firste greate plage in England, ragyng so sore in all quarters, that it was thought scarse the tenth part of men to be left a lyue.
54 Simō Islepe. 17.
In the time of Simō Islepe which folowed after Bradwardē: King Edwarde. an. 1362. is reported after the blynd superstition of those dayes, MarginaliaThe vestmēts wherin S. Peter said masse, or els the papistes do lye.to offer vp in the church of Westminster the vestements wherin S. Peter did celebrate Masse. Whiche belike were well kept from moughtes, to last so long. Ex Chro. S. Albani.
The same Simon Islepe, among other constituti-tions ordeined through all churches and chappels vnder payne of excommunication: that no man should absteine frō bodely labours vpon certeine saintes days, as is before touched. Whiche facte of hys is not a litle noted in our monkish historyes.
This Simon builded Cant. colledge in Oxford.
¶ The conclusion of this fourth booke.

MarginaliaThe conclusion of this booke.For so much as Satan, beyng cheyned vp all this while, for the space of a thousand yeares, beginneth about this tyme to be loosed and to come abroad, according to the forwarnyng of S. Ihons reuelation. MarginaliaAntichrist in his pryde.Therefore to conclude this fourth booke, wherin, sufficiently hath been described the excessiue pride and pōpe of Antichrist, florishyng in his ruffe and securitie, from the time of VVilliam Conquerour hetherto: now (Christ willing and assisting vs therunto) we mind in these latter bookes hereafter folowing, in order of history to expresse the latter persecutiōs & horrible troubles of the church, raised vp by Satanas in his minister Antichrist, with the resistāce agayn of Christes church agaynst him. And so to prosecute (by the mercifull grace of Christ) the proceding and course of tymes till we come at length to the fall and ruine of the sayd Antichrist. MarginaliaThe loosyng out of Satan.To the intent that if anye be in such errour to thinke that Antichrist is yet to come, let him consider & ponder well the tragicall rages, the miserable and most sorowful persecutiōs, murders, and vexations of these latter 300. yeres now folowyng, and I doubt not but he wyll be put out of all doubt to knovv, that not onely Antichrist is already come, but also to know where he sitteth, and how he is novv falling apase (the Lord Christ be thāked for euer) to hys decay and confusion.

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