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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.5

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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.5
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t this, the churches in the empire obeyed Urfcan j but the whole of Scotland acknowledged Clement. Earl Lewis of Flanders opprefled very much the Clementifts in Brabant, Hainault and Liege i for he was a determined Urbanift, and faid that this pope had been icandaloufly treated. The earl was fo much believed and loved in the parts where hé refided, that on his fole account, the churches and landholders followed his opinion. But thofe of Hainault, with the churches and their appendages, as well as their fovereign, called Albert, remained neuter, and obeyed neither one nor other of the popes ; for which reafon Ihe archbifliop of Cam-bray at that time, called John, loft his temporali-ties in Hainault. • • - Pope Clement, about this time, fent the cardinal de Poitiers, a very prudent and wife man, to France, Hainault, Flanders and Brabant, to preach and to inftruA the people ; for he had been prefent at the sfirft conclave, and could well explain that through fear they had cle&ed the archbilhop of Bari to the papacy. » The king of France, his brothers and the pre-lates of that realm, received him very gracioufly, and liftened attentively to his words aqd do&rines, which fcemed to carry truth with them, and to be of a nature to engage their whole faith. On leav-ing France, he-went to Hainault, where He was re-ceived with joy. He was alfo received in the fame manner by the duke and duchefs of Brabant, but gained nothing more. He thought of calling at Liege on his return, but was advifed to the con-G 2 . . trary, 83


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