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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1

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ROGER OF WENDOVER
Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.1
page 380



A.D. 1095.] STATUTES OF POPE URBAN. 375" That no layman shall eat flesh from Ash Wednesday, and no clerk from Quinquagesima, to Easter. That at all times the first fast of the four seasons shall be in the first week of Lent. That at all times holy orders be solemnized, either on the eve of Saturday, or, if the fast continues, on the Sunday. That on the Saturday of Easter, no office shall be solemnized, except after the ninth hour. That the second fast be celebrated in Whitsun-week. That from the Advent to the octaves of the Epiphany, and from Quadragesima to the octaves of Easter, and from the first day of Eogations to the octaves of Whitsun-day, and from the fourth day of the week, at sun-set, at all times, to the second day of the week, at sun-rise, a truce* shall be observed. That whoever shall take prisoner a bishop shall be in all respects an outlaw. That whoever shall take prisoners any clerks or their servants shall be accursed. That whoever shall spoil the goods of bishops or clerks shall be accursed. That whoever shall marry within the seventh generation of consanguinity shall be accursed. That no one shall be elected to a bishopric, unless he be a priest, deacon, or subdeacon, or unless his birth be sufficiently respectable, except on the most urgent necessity, and by licence of the pope. That the sons of priests or of their concubines shall not be admitted to the priesthood, unless they have first adopted the monastic life. That whoever have fled to a church or to a cross, shall have security of limb granted to them and be delivered over to justice, or if innocent be set free. That every church shall have its own tithes, which shall not be transferred to any other. That no layman shall buy or sell tithes. That no fee be received for the burial of the dead. In this council pope Urban renewed the statutes of Hildebrand ; and excommunicated Philip king of the French, for • Called by Malmesbury the " Truce of God."


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