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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.11

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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.11
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113-td the king of France, to announce his elevation to Ac papacy. * * I heard that the king paid little attention to his letter; for he was not yet determined whether to acknowledge him for pope or no j and, to have the beft advice on the occafion, he fummoned be-fore him the moft learned and prudent clerks of the univerfîty of Paris.4 Mafter John Gigencourt and mafter Peter* Rayons*, who were efteemed the moft learned1 and acute in the univerfîty, told the* king, as did others, that the fchifm in the church corrupted the Chriftian faith ; that the church ought not longer to be kept in this ftate, for that all Chriftendom fuffered from it, but more particularly churchmen ; and that it was unbecoming the univerfîty to fend to pope Benedict at Avignon, lifts of-thofe priefts who had need of briefs. The king, on hearing their opinions, thought them reafonablc, and' confented that there fhould be a ceftatioh of fuch* lifts as were ufually lent to the pope, until thé difputes between the two popes ' were fettled : things therefore remairiedin this ftate. ' The duke of Berry, however, ftrenitoùfly fup~-ported the new pope ; and all the clergy depen-: dent on him acknowledged him for the true one V and many of his people were provided with-pardons from this Benedift. v ' • la the mufeum MS. it isGignicourtand Pierre de Lyons : m mine, the ira as D. Sauvage^ and the other Pierre de Palions. VOL. XL - I ' The


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