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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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S4 1 trary, and therefore returned to Tournay, intend^ ing to vifit Flanders from thence, and converfe with the earl : however, he did not ; for it was fignified to him from the earl, that he 'would have nothing to fay to him, confidering Urban as pope, and in that opinion would live and die. The cardinal went from Tournay to Valenciennes, and from thenCe to Cambray, where he ftaid a x long time in hopes of receiving good news. Thus was the chriftian world divided, and the churches differed in regard to which was the legal , pope. Urban had : the larger number ; but the moft profitable in revenue and obedience fell to Clement. ' Clement, by the advice of his cardinals, fent tô have the palace at Avignon prepared for him ; for it was his intention to retire thither as foon as ht was able. In the interim, he refided at Fondi, where he granted his indulgences to all fuch clergy as were defirous of having them. Large bodies of foldiers occupied the plains and villages near Rome, and made war upon that city and the village of St. Peter, which they attacked day and night ; whilft thofe who were in thecaftle of St. Angelo gave much difturbance to the Ro-mans. The inhabitants, having ftrengthened them-felves by many German foldiers, collefted together, and irt one day conquered the village of St. Peter : fuch Bretons as were able, fecured thcmfelves in the caftle of St. Angelo ; but they were fo much haraffed, as to furrender the caftle on having their lives fpared, and retreat towards Fondi, and to the flat


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