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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2
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A.D. 1179.] STATUTES PASSED A T ROME. benefices bestowed by them be revoked : That no payment be demanded for instituting ecclesiastical persons, burying the dead, or pronouncing the blessing at marriages, or for the other sacraments of the church: That no religions persons or others presume to receive churches or tithes from lay hands without the authority of the bishop ; nor the templars or hos pitallers open their churches, which have been laid under an interdict, once a year, nor presume then to bury the dead : That no one shall for money usurp a religious habit, nor religious persons have property of their own, nor predates be degraded except for dilapidation or for incontinence : That Christians shall not sell arms to Saracens, nor any one dare to rob those who have, been shipwrecked : That clerks in holy orders shall live continently, and if they are found to labour in that sort of continence which is contrary to nature, they shall be excommunicated and expelled from the clergy : That archbishops, visiting parishes or churches, shall be content with a retinue, of forty or fifty horse ; bishops, of twenty o r thirty; legates, of twenty or five and twenty; archdeacons, of five or seven ; and deans, of not more than two: That no one shall practise tournaments, and that those who are killed in them shall be deprived of Christian burial: That every cathedral church shall have a master, who shall teach the poor scholars and others, and that none shall demand pay for teaching: That prelates shall govern only one church, and that patrons shall not exact money from the churches or their lands: That bishops and ecclesiastical persons shall not be compelled to appear at lay tribunals, and that laymen shall not pay tithes to laymen: That, if any one receives property from another as a security for a loan. and. after deducting expenses, he has recovered his money out of the produce of the property, he shall give back the securitv to his debtor. /'ope Alexander's letter against tlie heresy i.f Peter loinhtiril. The same pope Alexander was informed that master Peter Lombard had in certain of his writings departed from the nrticles of the faith ; wherefore hit sent the following biter to \\ illiam archbishop of Sens. " Ali .ninth· r, hishop, n mint iif the serrants of doti, to William urrhhtshop ni' Suis, health : — When you were formerly in our presene»*, wc en

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