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K. Edward.3. A Table of the Archbishops of Cant.

Popes letters in this kinges dayes had in this realme of England. Ex Chro. Walsing. MarginaliaThe feast of the speare and of the holy nailes.This Pope Innocent ordeyned the feast of the holy speare, and of the holy nayles.

And here to make an end of this fourth booke, now remayneth after our order & custome before begō, to prosecute the race of the Archbishops of Canterbury, in this foresaid fourth booke conteyned, beginning where before we left pag. 172. at Lancfrancus. 

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¶ A table of the Archbishops of Cant. in this fourth booke conteyned.
34. Lancfrancus. 19
Polyd. Virg. lib. 9. numbreth this Lanfrancus to be the 33. Archb. But by the count of other autors (namely by þe chronicle of the monke of Douer) semeth to be deceyued as he was in the 28. yeares of Dunstane, which in deede did sit but 19. or 20. at the most. This error of Pol. semeth to come by leuing out either Elsius, which was the 23. or by leauyng out Elfricus, which was the 26. as in some authors I finde.
Moreouer here is to be noted, that although the sayd Elfricus were left out, yet Lanfrancus cannot be 23.
Note also, that in the table of the 3. booke before, after Siricius to put in Sanctus Aluredus. Which in the order of archbishops I left out in the end of the 3. booke. pag. 172.
This Lanfrancus was an Italian, and and a stout champion of the Pope. After his stubburn dissention with Thomas Archb. of Yorke, he wrote agaynst Berengarius, intituling hys booke Opus Scintularum. pag. 176.
Also the same Lanfranke builded the new Church at Canterbury, and pluckt down the olde. By hym was builded the church of S. Gregory. At length he was expulsed by k. Wil. Rufus.
35 Anselmus. 20.Of this Anselmus, and the strife betwene him and þe king, loke in the. pag. 187.
36. Radulphus. 8.Vnder Rad. the order of Cisternians began.
37. Gulielmus Curboil. 13.By this W. the new worke of the church of S. Martines at Douer was builded.
38 Theobaldus. 24By this Theobald, mōkes were first broght into þe church of Douer. He was expulsed by kyng Stephen. In his tyme the Church of S. Gregory was burned at Cant.
39. Tho. Becket 9.
Of the lyfe and death of this Becket, see the pag. 207. MarginaliaEx histor. Crikladensis.
Ex Crikladensi, Magnates in Anglia interdixerūt, ne quis martyrem Thomam nominaret, ne quis eius miracula prædicatet, interminantes minas mortis seu maximarum pænarum omnibus confitentibus eum fuisse martyrem, & miracula eius prædicantibus &c.
40. Richardus. 10.This Richard was a mōke: in his tyme, Christes church at Canterbury was burned.
41. Baldwinus. 7.Betwene this Baldwine & the monkes was great discord. He suspended the Prior from hys priorship, and. 22. Monkes from all seruice. He caused the superior with all his adherents to be excommunicate through all Kent.
42. Hubertus. 14.In the tyme of this Hubert, the chappell of Lamheth was plukt downe. Also the church of Douer was burned.
43. Stephanus Lāghton. 22
This Stephen wyth the monkes of Canterbury were expulsed by kyng Ihon.
This Stephen intending to geue orders in the Chappell of Lambeth, was stopped by the monkes of Cant. through their appeale & prohibition. Wherfore he required Eustace bishop of London, to minister the same orders in the Church of Saint Paule.
In his tyme fell great variance betwene the monkes of Rochester, and the Monks of Cant. for the election of their B. which election the monkes of Cant. would not admit, before the Rochester monks had presented the bishops staffe in the church of Cāt. so that both the churches sent their messengers to the court of Rome.
44. Richardus Magnus. 4.
At the consecration of this Richard, contention rose betwene the bishop of Rochester, and bishop of Bath, who shold consecrate hym.
Item, betwene the said Richard and the monkes of Canterbury fel a greuous discord about certayne liberties belonging to the Archb.
The sayde Archbishop for certayne quarels agaynst the king, went vp to Rome, who died in Tuscia.

After this Richard, the election of 3. Archb. was cassate at Rome: of Rodulphus de noua villa, of Ihon prior of Cant. of Ihon Blund.
45. Edmund of Abenden. 7.
This Edmund was called S. Edmund. At whose election the Prior of Douer thinkyng to be present, as at þe mariage of his mother, was not permitted by the Monkes of Can. For which iniury he appealed & went to Rome to cōplaine, not against the elect, but against þe electiō: where he obteined of þe pope for all þe Priors & successors of Douer, to haue full interest in the elction of þe archb. besides other priuilegies which he obtayned, percase not without some good store of mony. Afterward the Monkes of Cant. accused him to the archbyshop as thoughe he stoode agaynst the person of the elect & so obtained of the Archb. being angry wt him, to haue brought him vnder the chapter of Cāt. there to be punished. Wherupō the prior seing him so destitute of help of all Lawyers, was constrained in the foresaid chapter to cry peccaui. Then beinge suspended from his priorshippe, was at lēgth sent home to Douer, being compelled first to set his hand to a certaine composition betweene hym and the forsayd Monkes.
The sayd Edmūde achb. also hauing some quarell against the king, went vp to Rome, & dyed before his comming home.
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