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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.2


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2
page 476

Α .η. 1220.] cuiî.s.vwi AOAJXST COUNT TOI. j.orsic. at the enunci] lately liciti at Bourges, the said count had with many entreaties begged of the legate to go to each one of the cities in his territory to inquire into the articles of their faith, and hud declared that if he, the legate, should find the inhabitants of any city to hold opinions contrary to the catholic- faith, he himself would exact full satisfaction from them; and if he found any city in a state; of disobedience, he would, as far as lay in his power, compel that city and its inhabitants to make atonement; and as for himself he offered, if he had sinned in any way, which he did not remember to have done, to give full satisfaction to God and the holy church, as a faithful Christian; and if the legate wished it, he would undergo a trial of his faith. All these offers the legate refused, nor could this catholic count find any favour with him without abandoning and forswearing bis inheritance for himself and his heirs after him. The French king at the preaching of this legate assumed the cross, but would not proceed in this expedition unless he first obtained letters from the pope to the king of Kng land, forbidding him, under penalty of excommunication, to annoy him the French king, or to make war against him concerning any territory he at present held, whether justly or unjustly, as long as he was engaged in the service of the pope and the church of Home, in exterminating the heretic Albigonscs. and their abettor and accomplice the count of Toulouse, but should aid him with assistance and advice in forwarding the cause of the. faith. After this the French king and the legate appointed our Lord's ascension-day for all those who had assumed the cross to assemble, under penalty of excommunication, at Lyons, equipped with horses and arms, to follow them on the proposed expedition. How the king of England altered his intention of crossing the sea. The king of Kngland in the meantime, who was ardently longing to invade the transmarine provinces, assembled his counsellors ami read to them the letters of the pope which had been sent to him, and asked their advice as to what he ought to (io in such a prohibition. All the prelates aud nobles gave it as their opinion that the wished-for expedition ) should be put off until they should see the result of this difficult and expensive undertaking of the French king.

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