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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.6

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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.6
page 277



And the people of England, who are credulous enough, believed it too readily, fo that none of either fex thought they fhould end the year hap-pïïy, nor hâve any chance of entering paradife, if they'did not give handfomely to the expedi-tion as pure alms. At London, and in that di-ocefe, there was collected à large Gafcony tun full of money, and he who have gave moft, ac-cording to the pope*s bull, gained the greateft number of pardons. All who fhould die at this .time, and who had given their money, were abfolved from ' every ' fault ; and, by the tenor of the bull, happy were they who could now die, in order to obtain fo noble an absolution. They collected, during the winter and enfuing lient, throughout England, as well by alms as by the tenth from the church, for every thing was received^ and they fo cheerfully taxed them-fefrés that the fùm of twenty-five hundred? tffioufarid fhtncs was amafTed. CHAP. LÏÏ. •' v ; THE BlgHQP OF NORWICH, COMMANDER OF THE L IN TSECROISADEOF URRAS AGAINST 1 THE ^LEMENTISTS, DISEMBARKS *A*T CA1LAJ3 WXM.BBtAIOlY OF URBAMS-TS. WHEN the king of England, his uncles and council were informed of the amount of the


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