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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.10

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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.10
page 76



When the duke had ended this fpeech to the king and council, no one made any reply ; for they thought the duke's réafoning unanfwerable. The king feemed convinced by it, and faid ; • Good uncle, we believe your reafons, [for you fee farther into church afiairs than we do; and we will not. take any fteps in the matter without your advice and approbation/ The bufinefs was here ended, and other matters difcuffed. The intelligence of the death of Urban caufed great difputes among the ftudents at the univerfity. They ceafed following their ufual ftudies, and were employed in difputing how the cardinals would aâ; whether they would eleâ a pope in the room of Urban, or acknowledge the pope of Avignon, They made it the fubjeô of argument, and it was carried on with much heat and animofity. They knew that Clement had written to the king, to the duke of Touraine, to the duke of Burgundy, and to the minifters, on the ftate of his affairs ; and he had alfo written, in general terms, to the univer-fity, that that body might do as much as was pof-fible, and with all diligence, for his afliftance. The ftudents propofed feveral fubje&s of argument, which were warmly difcuffed among themfelves. Thofe interefted for Clement faid,—* It is time for the king and our lords in France to write to the chiefs in Chriftendom, fuch as the emperor of Ger-many, the king of Hungary, the lord of Milan, the duke of Auftria, and all who hold contrary opinions refpe&ing the pope, and prefs them to return to the true faith j for it would do them infinite honour/ • Fa Thte 67


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