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. 3. Articles of truce. Archb. of Cant. vntrue to the king.

in Gascoine and Guyen, and other their landes these articles of truce, to the intent they may be the better obserued kept, and knowne.

Marginalia7Item, if by any the sayd princes, their allies, people, or coadiutours, any siege be layd in Gascoyne, or the dutchy of Guyen, or any other Isles of the sea Giernesey or Gersey, or any other: that the same seiges be raysed, so soone as they shall here of this truce.

Marginalia8Item, that such as are theues and fugitiues out of the country of Flaunders, shall not returne duryng the truce: and if they do, that thē such as apprehend thē, shal see iustice done vpō them, and forfaite all the goodes they haue in Flaunders.

Marginalia9Item it is accorded, that the debtes due to Arras, Tresponois, or other titles of Fraunce, shall neyther be demaunded nor executed during the sayd truce.

Marginalia10Item, that all suche prisoners as haue bene taken during these wars, shall be released out of prison & sent home vpon theyr faith and othe to returne, if they be not raunsomed during the sayd truce. And if any shal refuse so to do, that then the lord vnder whom he is, shall constraine him to returne agayne to prison.

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Marginalia11Item, that all the Bands whatsoeuer they be, which be made before this said truce in the tyme of war (whyther they be of goods spirituall or temporal) be released without restitution, during the sayd truce.

Marginalia12Also, that these condicions of truce immediately may take effect betwene the English men and Scots, theyr lordes, ayders and allies: and the same to endure vntyll the natiuity of saynt Iohn Baptist. And that certayne persons be apointed by a certain day to be at þe marches of England and Scotland to confirme the same truce, vnder such conditions as haue ben accustomed in those partes. And if the sayd Scots refuse so to do, that then they to haue no ayde out of Fraunce, duryng the sayde truce.

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Marginalia13Item, that this sayd truce be proclaimed in Englād, and in Scotlād, within xxvi. dayes after the date therof.

Marginalia14Item, it is accorded that within this truce be contayned Espainels, Chatelloin, Geneuos, the Byshop and the towne of Cambray, and castels of the same. &c.

In witnes wherof, we Ihon by the grace of God king of Bohemia, and earle of Luxemburgh, Adulphe bishop of Liege, Raoule duke of Loreine, Ayemes earle of Sauoye, and Ihon earle of Darminack on the one partie: And B. dyke of Brabance, C. duke of Gelre, D. Marques of Iuliers, Syr Ihon of Heinalt, and Syr Beawmount on the other partie, betwixt the hygh & puissaunt princes of Fraunce and England: Haue sealed this instrument of truce and peace, and deliuered the same accordingly in the churche of Espleteline, on monday the 25. day of September, the yeare of grace. 1340.

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MarginaliaK. Edward returneth frō Tourney.This truce thus finished, king Edward brake vp his campe, remouing his siege from Tourney, and came agayne to Gaunt. From whence (very early in the morning) he with a small companye tooke shipping, and by long seas came to the tower of London, verye fewe or none hauing vnderstanding thereof. MarginaliaThe kyng deceued by his officers.And being greatly displeased with diuers of hys counsell and high officers (for that through their defaulte hee was constrayned agaynst hys wyll, not hauing money to mayntayne hys warres, to condescende vnto the foresayd truce) he commaunded to bee apprehended and brought vnto hym to the tower, the lord Iohn Stonhore chiefe iustice of England, and the lorde Iohn Poultney with diuers others. And the next morning, he sent for the lord R. bish. of Cicister and the Lorde Wake, the Lorde Treasurer and diuers other suche that were in authoritie and office, & commaunded them all to bee kept as prysoners in the sayd tower, onelye the sayde bishop excepted: MarginaliaNo bishop must be imprisoned by the popes law.whom for feare of the constitution of pope Clement, which commaunded that no bishop should be by the kyng impryso-ned, he set at libertye and suffered hym to go hys waye, in his place he substituted syr Roger Bourchere knight, lord Chauncelour of England.

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The historye intreating of thys matter, reporteth thus MarginaliaCouetous officers.that the king had this tyme vnder him euyl substitutes, and couetous officers: who attendyng more to their owne gaine then to the publike honour and commoditie of the realme, left the kyng destitute and naked of money. 

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Edward III and Archbishop Stratford

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MarginaliaIohn Stratford archb. of Cant.With which crime, also Iohn Stratford archbishop then of Canterbury, was vehemently noted and suspected (whether of hys true deseruing, or by the setting on of other hereafter shall appeare. In so muche that the king ardentlye incensed against hym, charged him with great falsehoode vsed against his person, as by these hys letters wrytten and directed to the Deane and Chapter of Paules against the sayd Archb. manifestlye appeareth, The tenour of which letter here followeth vnder wrytten.

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¶ Edward by the grace of God king of England and Fraunce, and lord of Ireland. To hys welbeloued in Christ the Deane and Chapter of the church of Saynt Paule in London, greeting in the Lord.

MarginaliaThe kings letter to the Dean and chap. of Paules.JT is manifest by auncient histories, but more plainly appeareth by those which daily are practised amongst vs: that many men abusyng (through pryde) the fauour of princes, and honour bestowed vpon them, haue maliciously gone about to depraue the laudable endeuour of kynges. And now that the words which we speake may be more manifest vnto our subiects: we suppose that neither you nor they haue forgotten, that we, beyng established in our kinglye throne in yonger yeares, and couetyng euen then to guyde thys our regall charge taken vpon vs wyth wholesome counsayles, haue called vnto vs Iohn the bishop of Wynchester, nowe Archbishop of Canterbury, whom we supposed for hys fidelity and discretion to excede others: whose counsayl in matters appertaining vnto the helth of our soul, as in matters also respecting the augmentyng and cōseruation of our kingdome both spiritually and temporally,we vsed: he was receaued of vs into all familiaritie. We found in hym also such humanitie, that he was saluted by the name of father, and of all next vnto the kyng had in honour. Now afterwardes, when by ryght of succession the kyngdome of Fraunce should haue descended vnto vs, and was by violent iniury by the lord Philip of Valois holden frō vs: the sayd archbishop by hys importune instancie perswaded vs to enter league of amitie with the princesof Almanie, agaynst the sayde Phillip, and to commit out selfe and oures vnto the hazard of warres: promysyng and affyrmyng that hee woulde bring to passe, that the reuenues of oure landes and other helpes by hym deuised, shoulde suffice aboundauntlye for the mayntenaunce of our sayde warres. Adding moreouer, that our onely care should be for the furniture of strong and able soldiours, such as were fyt for the purpose, and expert in warefare: for the rest, he hym selfe would effectually procure, for money conuenient to suffice our necessitye, and the charges thereof. Whereupon (entendyng great exploytes) we conueyed our armye beyonde the seas, and with marueylous great charges (as behoued) we set forward: we became also bound in great summes of mony makyng sure accompt of the ayde aforesaid promised vnto vs. But alas, vnhappy is that man that reposeth confidence in mans deceiptfull staffe of brittle reede: whereunto (as sayth the prophet) if a man leane, it breaketh & pearceth the hād. Thus being defrauded of our long looked for subsidy, for very necessities sake, we wer constrained to take vpon vs importable charges of debts by greuous vsury. And so, our expedition being stayd, we wer compelled to retyre into England, desisting from our enterprises so valeantly begun. Now, when we wer returned into England, we layde before our archbishop our manyfold calamities and misfortunes before rehearsed, and thereupon called a parliament: wherein the prelats noblemen, and other the faythfull subiectes of our dominions, graunted vnto vs a new subsidie of corn, lambe, wooll. &c. besydes the tenth graunted by the Clergye: which subsidye (if it had bene faythfully collected and obtayned in due tyme) had greatly auayled for the expedition of our sayd wars, the payment of our debts, and cō

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