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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.4

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.4
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. f much for him. On the third day, he took to his bed, and died^ and was buried in .the church ofst.Pc£r;" . . i y, ; yy : _ The cardinals were.muçh vexed at the death- of. the pope; for* as they faw_ things. wf re,'taking a: wrong tyrn, .they had^deterpinad^ during^he life, of this pope, to have, d^ffem^ied with the Romans, t for two or three years, • and to fix the feat of the church : elfejvhere than t at Rome, at Naples or Genoa, out. qf, the : power of the Romans.^ This would have been carried into execution^ but the pontiff's death deranged .every thing. l The cardinals affembled m conclave in greater danger than before j for the populace colk&Çjçi |àj , lârge bodies before St. Peter's, fhewing plainly t that they would not fcruple to deftroy them uaiefs they eleded a pope according to their pleafure. They kept crying out before the conclave, € Con-^ fider,. my lords cardinals ; confider well what you are about, and give us a Roman pope, who will re-fide among us s otherwife we will make your heads much redder than your hats.' - . f « Such fpeeches and menaces frightened thenar-, dinals, for they wifhed- rafter to die, confeftU$, than martyrs : to free themfelves fronx all danger,; they began to deliberate on the choice of a pope,. but it fell not on one of their brother-cardinals. They elefted the archbifhop of Bari, a very learned man, who had laboured much for the church. With this promotion to the papacy the Romans. were fattsfied.'* • Thc^ cardinal of Geneva put his head out of one of 36"2 . .


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