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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 77



Three times, in three feveral days, the prin-cipal Undents ôf the univerfity aflembled, and went in a body to the hôtel de St. Pôl, tp entreat the king and his council to put an end to the fchifm, and to comply with the felicitation of the pope, who had written to them in fuch humble terms. They, however, were not admitted, nor had any anfwer given to them, which made them very difcontented : however, the following news, which arrived a few days after, appeafed them. The Roman cardinals had aflembled in con* clave, and elefted the cardinal of Naples, a pru-dent and courageous clerk, to the papacy, who took the name of Boniface *. The king of France and his lords, on hearing this, were very melan-choly, and thought the fchifm in the church likely to continue for a long time. ' Now fee,9 laid the duke of Burgundy to the king, 4 of how little avail your letters would have been, which thty were urging you to write : it has happened juft as I forefaw/ 4 My good uncle*' replied the king, 4 you have indeed judged truly.9 Pardons were offered in abundance by Boniface, and notified to all the clergy in the different king-doms under his obedience. Thofe who wifhed to gain them fet out on their journey to Rome ; but when they approached near Ancona and Romagna, they ran great rifks; for fir Bernard de la Salle, who guarded thia frontier, and made war on the * Pietro or Perria de Tomacelli, cardinal of Naples, pope Romans 6»


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