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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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custom, unless (or munlcr, theft, arson, or crimes of the like enormity ; hut that, immediately on the requisition of the ecclesiastical judges, they should he handed over for judgment in the ecclesiastical courts. Also that in general, all questions of breach of faith or breaking an oath should be decided on in the ecclesiastical court. Also all questions of dowrv, 01 marriage gifts, where goods or live stock were claimed, were to bo referred to the church's arbitration. Also that in conventual establishments the election of abbats, priors, and abbesses should be with the consent of their bishop. Also that the secular courts should have no cognizance where ecclesiastics could prove that, by deed or otherwise the estât»' was eleemosynary, but that it should be referred to the decision of ecclesiastic judges. Also that the disposal of property bequeathed by will should rest with the church authorities; and that no tenth part, as heretofore, should be deducted. Also with regard to the goods of clerks, although they were said to be usurers, that, however they might die, the secular authorities should have no power, but that their pro perty should be distributed hy the episcopal authority in works of piety. Also that whatever property laymen might have, disposed of in their life time, by whatsoever title thev had aliened it, although they might be called usurious, the same should not be revoked after their death ; but that whatever should be found nnalieued after their death, if it could be proved that they were usurious at the time of their death, should he confiscated. Also that if a person deceased should have an ν pledge by which he had gained any interest, his portion should revert to the depositor of the pledge, or to his heirs; the same should be done with the portions of his wife and children after their death. If any one should be overtaken by sudden death or by any event, so that he could not dispose of his property, the, distribution of it should rest with the church authorities. Of the death of ΙΙ,ι/dwin archbishop of Canterbury. At this time Baldwin archbishop of Canterbury, bAwz at the point of death at Acre, bequeathed all his property to assist the crusade in the Holy Land, and after hi-d'eease Hubert bishop of Salisbury, who bad been appointed by the archbishop, his executor, faithfully distributed his property

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