Regesta 110
1334-1337

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'Regesta 110: 1334-1337', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2: 1305-1342 (1895), pp. 423-447. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96119 Date accessed: 25 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Regesta, Vol. CX.

1, 2, 3, 4 John XXII.

Secreta.

14 Kal. Jan.
n.p.
(f. 16.)
To Philip, king of France and Navarre. Beseeching him to remove all cause of complaint from the king of England, his kinsman. The pope has already written to him touching appeals made to his court from king Edward's hearing in Aquitaine, and the absence of care in distinguishing vexatious from genuine appeals. The pope begs that illicit favour may not be shown to those who appeal, whereby justice is defeated, and bitterness engendered between him and the king of England.
n.d.
(f. 27d.)
To the king of England, amongst others, touching the peace of Flanders.
8 Kal. June.
n. p.
(f. 90d.)
To the king, whose letters the pope has received by Nicholas de Wisebech, a Friar Preacher. The pope rejoices at his intention to come to the assistance of the Holy Land, and urges him to confess and make satisfaction before setting out, that so both he and his kingdom may enjoy peace and tranquility. The pope has enjoined the archbishops and their suffragans to pray for the king, and to exhort clergy and people to do the same. Friar Nicholas, with whom the pope has spoken on this and other matters, will assure the king of the pope's intention on his behalf.
n.d.
(f. 91.)
The pope annuls all combinations and conspiracies made against the peace of the realm and its inhabitants.
13 Kal. April.
n.p.
(f. 91.)
To cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios. (As above, p. 420.)
Anno 4 (sic).
Avignon.
(f. 96.)
To the king, to whom the revenues of the see of Winchester have been given for a year during its voidance, desiring him to restrain his officials from exacting a tithe of the said revenues from Rigaud, bishop elect, under pretext of the tenth of church rents granted to the king by the pope.
n.d.
(f. 96.)
To the king of France. On behalf of the abbot of Cluny, touching the defence and recovery of his rights and goods.
n.d.
(f. 96.)
To the king. Desiring him to give licence to the abbot of Cluny to exact cess and other moneys due to him from persons in England, and to take the same out of the realm.
Ibid. To the queen. Commending to her favour the said abbot, and especially the house of Lewes, which belongs to Cluny.
Ibid.
(f. 96d.)
To the earl of Lancaster, and the earl of Warrenne. The like.
2 Id. Dec.
Anno 4.
(f. 96d.)
To the king. Desiring him to assist and protect Rigaud de Asserio, canon of Orleans, papal chaplain and nuncio, whom the pope has appointed to the see of Winchester.
Ibid. To the queen, and to the earl of Lancaster. The like.
16 Kal. Feb.
(Anno 4.)
Avignon.
(f. 96d.)
To the earl of Lancaster. Desiring and ordering him to restore the rents and goods of the Knights Templars given to the Hospitallers by Clement V. with some exceptions, which the present pope has removed. Although the king has freely given up all that he held the earl has not done the like.
n.d.
Avignon.
(f. 97d.)
To Rigaud, bishop elect of Winchester. Begging him to come to the papal court as soon as he can, on business relating to England.
10 Kal. Aug.
Anno 4.
Avignon.
(f. 97d.)
To the king. Desiring him to give licence to Rigaud, bishop elect of Winchester, to come to the apostolic see.
n.d.
(f. 97d.)
To the same. The pope is glad that the appointment of Rigaud to the see of Winchester pleases the king, whose favour he begs on behalf of the said bishop and his church.
Ibid. To the archbishop of Canterbury. The like, commending to him the said bishop and his church.
Ibid. To the bishops of Norwich, Exeter, and London, to the earl of Pembroke, the earl of Lancaster, Hugh le Dispenser. The like.
Ibid. To Master Rigaud, bishop elect of Winchester, from whose letter the pope is surprised to hear that the first year's fruits of void benefices, a moiety of which was granted to the king, were not collected in that but in the second year, directing him to pay to the king the said moiety.
2 Id June.
Avignon.
(f. 98.)
To the same. Mandate touching the sums of money left to the Roman church and the college of cardinals by the will of the late John, bishop of Winchester. The same are to be exacted and received from the executors of the will, to whom an acquittance is to be given.
Id. June.
Avignon.
(f. 98.)
To the same. Touching the said bequest, and giving him faculties to compel the executors to pay the said sums of money.
[See p. 190.]
Kal. Sept.
(f. 98.)
To the same. Mandate touching the collection of the tenth ordered by Nicholas IV. for six years (John de Escapon being the collector), and by Boniface VIII. for three, and of the first year's fruits of void benefices ordered by Clement V. (the collectors being Master Alexander de Gikenore and William de Escappon, canons of St. Patrick's, Dublin). All moneys collected by these and others from April 11, 1312 to 22 May, 1313, and by the said Masters William and John de Faredon, canon of Clonfert, sub-delegates for Master John, from May 23 to 30 March, 1314, and the residue of the money received by Master William de Balaeto up to April 20, 1314, are to be accounted for by the said Master William de Escapon, and the balance paid to the bishop, who has power to compel the same.
[Theiner, 196.]
1319.
2 Id. June.
Avignon.
(f. 98d.)
To John, bishop of Winchester. Copy of faculty granted by Boniface VIII. (as above, p. 190).
n.d.
(f. 98d.)
To Rigaud de Asserio, bishop elect of Winchester. Concession that he shall not be obliged to come to the apostolic see to be ordained and consecrated.
n.d.
(f. 98d.)
To the same. Faculty to be ordained and consecrated by any prelate of his choice in communion with the apostolic see who, with his assistants, is to receive the oath of fealty of the bishop elect.
(f. 99.) A duplicate of this, with an interlinear addition, made under date of Avignon, 13 Kal. Dec. anno. 5.
n.d.
(f. 99.)
To the king. Touching the crime committed against cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios, of which the pope heard before he received the king's letters and the report of the cardinals. The pope exhorts the king to publish the malefactors, and to cause satisfaction to be made.
6 Id. May.
Avignon.
(f. 99d.)
To the same. Commending to him Rigaud de Asserio, canon of Orleans, whom the pope is sending as nuncio.
Ibid. To Aymer, earl of Pembroke, to Thomas, earl of Lancaster, to Bartholomew de Badelesmere, knight, to Walter de Norwico, the king's treasurer. The like.
Kal. Aug.
(f. 99d.)
To the king. Commending to him the society of the Perusii and Bardi of Florence. (As above, p. 417.)
Ibid.
(f. 100.)
To Master Rigaud de Asserio, papal nuncio. (As above, p. 417.)
8 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 100.)
To the king. Commending to him the society of the Bardi of Florence, which has business in England.
Ibid. To Walter, archbishop of Canterbury. The like.
Non. July.
(f. 100.)
To the king. Touching the payment of the yearly cess, now for a long time in arrear, although payment was promised by the king's envoys; and the prohibitions put in the way of the nuncio Rigaud, whom the pope has enjoined not to invade royal rights, nor exact Peter's pence in any other way than that allowed in past time. The pope complains of the obscure and captious prohibitions in which the nuncio is so involved that he does not know what is allowed and what is disallowed, and requires the king to set forth clearly the rights of his chapels, and other liberties, so that the nuncio may carry out his commission without hindrance from the king or his officials. As to the cess and other sums due to the pope and the Roman church, the king is to make due and prompt satisfaction. The pope has, at the king's request, appointed his penitentiary friar John to the see of Glasgow, and Nicholas, a Friar Preacher, the king's envoy is put in his place.
15 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 100d.)
To the same, touching William, lord of Caumont. (As above, p. 418.)
Ibid.
(f. 101.)
To John, bishop of Winchester. (As above, p. 418.)
12 Kal. May.
(f. 101.)
To Walter, archbishop of Canterbury. Desiring him to assist John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, in expediting his affairs in England.
Ibid. To William, archbishop of York, and the bishops of Norwich, Ely, and Winchester. The like.
6 Id. May.
(f. 101d.)
To Walter, archbishop of Canterbury. Commending to him Master Rigaud de Asserio, papal auditor, and nuncio in England.
Ibid. To the bishops of Ely and Norwich. The like.
8 Kal. June.
(f. 101d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and his suffragans. Ordering them to use such insistance with the king and others that the mission of cardinals Gaucelin and Luke in pacifying the realm may be successful, and the king's intention concerning the Holy Land subsidy may be carried out.
n.d.
(f. 102.)
To the abbess of Fontevraud, in the diocese of Saintes. Touching monasteries in England subject to Margaret, her predecessor. Visitation of these was committed to Mary, a nun of Fontevraud, the king's sister, living in England in the priory of Ambresbury in the diocese of Salisbury renewal of whose commission, on the death of Margaret, though requested by Bertrand, cardinal of St. Marcellus, was refused by the present abbess. She is required by the pope to give to the bearer letters patent renewing the said commission.
Non. March.
(f. 102d.)
To Anthony Pesagni. (As above, p 420.)
Non May.
(f. 102d.)
To John, bishop of Winchester. The pope has received the bishop's letter informing him that the pope's monition has been conveyed to the king, who is disposed to be reconciled to Thomas, earl of Lancaster; a reconciliation which, as the pope trusts, will bring about the peace of the realm. The bishop is to continue his good offices and confirm the concord between the king and the earl.
16 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 103.)
To the king. (As above, p. 423.)
10 Kal. Jan.
(f. 103.)
To Robert, king of Scotland. Touching the peace to be made between him and the king of England; to which end the pope has sent cardinals Gaucelin and Luke. The pope exhorts Robert to listen to the cardinal's advice, and to agree to the terms of the truce. If this cannot be done the two kings are to come to the pope, or to send envoys with full powers.
4 Kal. Aug.
Anno. 4.
Avignon.
(f. 103d.)
To the king. Urging him to make a treaty of peace with Scotland, so that not only may he be free from the cost and calamity of war, but also may be able to come to the assistance of the Holy Land. [Theiner, 209.]
Ibid.
(f. 104.)
To Robert, calling himself king of Scotland. The pope cannot style him king, but as the giving him that title would not make him king, so neither does the withholding it unmake him. Nuncios have been sent to bring about peace between him and the king of England. Concordie vero tempore parveres crescunt. The pope urges Robert to weigh well the advantages of peace. [Theiner, 208.]
17 Kal. Sept.
Anno 4.
Avignon.
(f. 104.)
To the same. The pope has received his letters sent by Edward de Maubusson and Adam de Gordon, in which is a list of the privileges granted by popes to the realm and kings of Scotland, and it is asserted that an English Friar Preacher has been placed by the pope in the see of Glasgow. The pope replies to this and other complaints and excuses, and reproves him for his treatment of the letters addressed to him by the cardinals sent to make peace between him and the king of England. The citation is prorogued until the first of May, when he is to appear either in person or by proctor under pain of excommunication and interdict. [Theiner, 209.]
[17 Kal. Sept.
Anno 4.]
(f. 105d.)
To William, bishop of St. Andrews. The pope has received his letters, and blames him for disregarding the interdict. William, bishop of Dunkeld, Henry, bishop of Aberdeen, and David, bishop of Moray, abettors of Robert [Bruce], have been cited by the pope, and the limit of the citation has been extended from 13th December to 1st May. The said bishops are pronounced contumacious, and are compelled to return to their obedience; the proceedings begun against them at the apostolic see being suspended until April 1st. [Theiner, 211.]
5 Kal. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 106.)
To Duncan, earl of Fyf, Thomas, earl of Moray, lord of Maine and Annandale, Patrick de Dunbar, earl of March, Malisius, earl of Strahern, Malcolm, earl of Levenaux, William, earl of Rosse, Magnus, earl of Caithness and Orkney, and William, earl of Sutherland, Walter Steward (senescallo), William de Soulis, butler, Robert de Hay, constable, and Robert de Keth, marshal of Scotland, and others. Urging them to foster unity and peace. Their letters, sent by Robert's envoys, begging the pope to exhort the king of England to let them go, have been received, and the pope has done what was desired. [Theiner, 212.]
5 Kal. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 106.)
To the king. Informing him what has been done in the business of the processes against Robert Bruce, whose letters touching the papal appointment of a Friar Preacher to the see of Glasgow have been received, and answered. With regard to the sentence pronounced by the papal nuncios against Robert and his adherents for having violated the truce, and the interdict under which Scotland was to be placed when Robert acted in contempt of the said sentence, the pope has consented to put off the process and the publication of the sentences until April 1st. [Theiner, 212.]
Ibid.
(f. 106d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Ordering him to induce the king to weigh carefully the reasons given by the pope for making peace with Robert Bruce, and to acquiesce in the pope's request and exhortation.
Ibid. To John, bishop of Norwich; to Walter, bishop of Exeter; to Aymer, earl of Pembroke; to Hugh le Despenser, chancellor, and to Bartholomew de Badelesmer, steward of the king. The like.
Ibid. To Rigaud, bishop elect of Winchester. Desiring him to foster peace between the king and Robert Bruce, and commissioning him and the bishop of London to use their diligence in putting an end to the discord between the king and Thomas, earl of Lancaster. [Theiner, 214.]
n.d.
(f. 107.)
Notification touching the publication of the truce between the king of England and the king of Scotland for two years. [Theiner, 213.]
n.d.
(f. 107d.)
To cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios. Ordering them to publish the said truce, and to report to the pope when they do so.
n.d.
(f. 112d.)
To the same. Touching the payment of 700 marks for England and 300 for Ireland. (As above, p. 128.)
Kal. May.
(f. 113.)
To the same. Power to receive the king's oath. (As above, p. 128.)
5 Kal. June.
(f. 113.)
To cardinal Gaucelin, papal nuncio, whose letters the pope has received touching his return. The pope thinks that the presence of the nuncios is of so great use to the king that it should outweigh other considerations; but leaves the decision to them.
Ibid. To cardinal Luke. The like.
5 Kal. June.
(f. 113d.)
To the king. Touching the recall of the cardinals. The pope thinks that the king should not be deprived of their assistance, but leaves it to him and to the cardinals to decide whatever will be best.
n.d.
(f. 113d.)
To cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios. Desiring them to stay or return as shall be best for the business of their mission.
n.d.
(f. 114.)
To the king. (As above, on 5 Kal. June.)
4 Kal. June.
(f. 114.)
To cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios. Touching the dissension between the king and Robert Bruce. The pope has ordered the publication of a truce; the nuncios sent the bishop of Corbau and the archdeacon of Perpignan to Robert with papal letters telling him of their arrival, and urging him to make peace. Robert rejected the mission, tore up the pope's letters, and, in breach of the truce, took Berwick. The nuncios are ordered to publish sentence of excommunication against Robert and his adherents, to absolve all from their oath of fealty to them, and to do whatever is necessary to carry out the said sentence. [Theiner, 199.]
31 Aug.
(f. 115.)
To the same. Desiring them to use every effort to bring about a concord between the king and his kinsman Thomas, earl of Lancaster.
Ibid.
(f. 115d.)
To William, bishop of Winchester. The like.
Ibid. To the king. Exhorting him to induce the said earl by kindness to remain in his fealty and to assist the king.
Ibid. To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. Exhorting him to assist the king as his fealty and relationship require.
12 Kal. Nov.
(f. 115d.)
To cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios. Notifying that he has granted power to them to publish ecclesiastical censures, as also to the archbishops of Canterbury, York, and Dublin. The pope has written to the king desiring him to make amends for the wrongs done to the nuncios, who are advised to be slow in inflicting punishment, and are blamed for not being explicit in their report on the general business of their mission, and about the title by which Robert Bruce is to be addressed. The king is to be requested to allow Robert to be stayled king.
12 Kal. Nov.
(f. 116d)
To the king, with a copy of the constitution of Clement V. touching the title of king, on which the pope asks the king not to take it ill if he uses it in writing to Robert Bruce.
1317.
5 Kal. Nov.
(f. 117d.)
To the cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios. (As above, p. 166.)
4 Kal. Nov.
(f. 118.)
To Master Rigaud de Asserio, papal chaplain and nuncio. Mandate to give to cardinals Gaucelin and Luke 1000 florins apiece out of money collected for the papal camera.
Ibid. To the same. Mandate to insist that the above cardinals do their duty touching the payment of the cess due, and promised by the king and his envoys, Aymer de Valentia, earl of Pembroke, Bartholomew de Badelesmere, John de Cromoella, and Anthony Pesagni, knights, with the assent of the bishops of Norwich and Ely. The pope also orders the nuncios to speak to the king about the restitution of 1200 marks, which his people took from William de Balaeto, papal nuncio, and to induce the king not to hinder Rigaud in his collection of Peter's pence, about which the pope has written to the archbishop of Canterbury, and other prelates of England and Scotland. Rigaud has faculties given him to exact and receive the said cess, and to give a quittance for it.
Ibid. To the same. Power touching the cess, as above; but without derogating from the commission given to cardinals Gaucelin and Luke.
Ibid. To the said cardinal nuncios. Mandate to insist on the payment of the cess due and promised as above, namely, of the fourth part of 24,000 marks of arrears, and also on the restitution of the 1200 marks, as above. The cardinals are to assist Rigaud in his business.
4 Kal. Jan.
(f. 118d.)
To the same. Mandate to urge the king to lessen his expenses, and to remove those friends whose youth and imprudence injure the affairs of the realm.
Ibid.
(f. 119.)
To Walter, archbishop of Canterbury, whom the pope thanks for having translated his letters to the king into French, and orders him to induce the king to reform his court, as above; as also touching the reconciliation of the king and Thomas, earl of Lancaster; and the old quarrel between the archbishops about carrying the cross. In these and all other matters the archbishop is to promote the glory of God, and the peace and tranquility of the king and realm.
4 Kal. Jan.
(f. 119.)
To the cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios. Faculty to put a stop by ecclesiastical censure to the quarrel between the king and Thomas, earl of Lancaster, the earl's safety being granted to him by the king.
Ibid.
(f. 119d.)
To the said cardinals touching the same. The earl, having been provoked by the injury done to him in regard to his wife, has become the king's adversary, and the king makes no satisfaction; the nuncios are to exhort the king to do so, and to send away from court those who offend the earl. The earl is to restore the king's castles and to separate himself from those who offend the king. This reconciliation being made it will be more easy to treat with Robert Bruce, but if not the king and the earl are to be induced to send envoys with full powers to the pope, and if peace cannot be made between the king and Robert Bruce they are to be induced to make a truce, during which they are to come to the pope, who hopes to be able to find a way to make peace, or, at least, to send envoys. The pope is writing to the king, and to Robert, and to the earl. Full powers are given to the nuncios to act in case Robert and the earl are obstinate, and they are to foster peace between the king and those of his nobles who oppose him. Two sets of letters, publishing the truce, are provided, one with and the other without the application of the royal title to Robert Bruce.
Ibid.
(f. 120d.)
To the same nuncios. Faculty to publish truces and issue sentences of excommunication and interdict against those who break them, also to relax unlawful oaths, and to do whatever may be necessary to foster peace. [Theiner, 202.]
Ibid.
(f. 121.)
To the same. Faculty to publish sentences of excommunication and interdict against the persons and lands of any magnates and nobles who disturb the king or realm, and to annul, dissolve, and revoke all unlawful pacts, confederations, and agreements.
[4 Kal. June,
Anno 2.]
(f. 121d.)
To the same. Touching the treatment they and their messengers have received at the hands of Robert Bruce, who broke open the boxes containing the pope's letters, tore up the letters, laid violent hands on the bishop of Carlisle, who was in their company, seized and carried off the bishop-elect of Durham, his brother, and one of the king's servants, and obliged the nuncios to remain in Durham. They are ordered to make inquiry and to punish all concerned, directly or indirectly, in the perpetration of these outrages, full power being given to issue ecclesiastical sentences, no appeal being allowed. [See Theiner, 198, and above, pp. 420, 429.]
Ibid.
(f. 122d.)
To the archbishops of Canterbury, York, and Dublin. The like, mutatis mutandis.
n.d.
(f. 122d.)
To cardinals Gaucelin and Luke. Mandate, at the king's request, to unite, with the diocesan's assent, the church of Boney (Bunney), in the diocese of York, to the chapel of Godewse, and to institute a chantry in the same, to which Robert de Godewse, rector of Boney, the advowson of which belongs to him, is to be appointed, causing him to receive the rents and profits of the said church.
n.d.
(f. 123.)
To the same. Mandate to summon those concerned, and restore to the disposition of the apostolic see dwellings and places of mendicant orders in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, reserved to the Holy Land subsidy and other uses by Gregory X. but which have been unlawfully occupied by royal and noble persons.
11 Kal. Nov.
(f. 123.)
To the king. Informing him that the pope has made alterations in the division of provinces and dioceses, and sending a copy of the ordinance, in which he begs the king to acquiesce.
Ibid.
(f. 123d.)
To the cardinals Gaucelin and Luke. Desiring them to induce the king not to listen to any objections made against the pope's ordinance touching the new division of provinces and dioceses, of which a copy is sent to the cardinals.
n.d.
(f. 124.)
Publication of a truce for two years between the king of England and Robert Bruce, acting as king of Scotland, to be observed under pain of ecclesiastical censure, any facts or oaths to the contrary being annulled.
Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 124.)
To the cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios. Faculty to publish and enforce the observation of the truce between the king and Robert Bruce, and to declare null all oaths contrary to the same.
16 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 124d.)
To Robert Bruce. (As above, p. 129.)
6 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 125.)
To Robert, king of Scotland. Explaining the constitution (a copy being sent) of Clement V., touching the titles used by the Roman pontiff in addressing anyone. The use of a title does not confer it or approve it.
Ibid. Copy of the same sent to the nuncios.
7 Id. June.
(f. 125.)
To the king. Informing him of the outrages committed by Robert Brus on the nuncios, and of his breach of the truce by taking Berwick, which the pope has taken measures to Punish. [Theiner, 203.]
Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 125.)
To the same. Granting dispensations to such of the sons and daughters of his peers who, being related in the fourth degree, wish to intermarry.
Ibid.
(f. 125d.)
To the same. Inhibiting any ordinary, delegate, or subdelegate to publish any sentence or do any act contrary to the exemptions granted to the royal chapels, unless mention be made of this indult.
Kal. April.
(f. 125d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate to receive from William de Balaeto, papal chaplain, his oath touching the collection of the tenth and Peter's pence in all parts of the realm, and the faithful discharge of his duties in regard to the same. [Theiner, 193.]
Ibid. To the same. Mandate to prohibit under formidable penalty all prelates and others of his province from meddling with the collection of Peter's pence; the same being committed to W. de Balaeto.
n.d.
(f. 126.)
To William de Balacto, papal chaplain. Mandate to take the oath, which the pope has ordered the archbishop of Canterbury to receive, touching the faithful discharge of his office as collector of Peter's pence.
13 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 126d.)
To the king. Rejoicing that he has reformed himself and his household, but complaining that the cess due is not paid, and that difficulties are put in the way of the collection of Peter's pence. The pope exhorts the king to put an end to these and other injuries done to the Roman church.
n.d.
(f. 126d.)
To the same. Indult to admit to a treaty of peace those of his enemies who are involved in ecclesiastical sentences [and thereby disqualified].
n.d.
(f. 126d.)
To the archbishop of York, and the bishops of Ely and Carlisle. Mandate to absolve those persons under sentence of excommunication, and to grant such dispensations as may be necessary to persons deprived, or who have incurred inability or irregularity in regard to benefices and divine offices, in order that they may take part in a treaty of peace between the king and his enemies.
[13 Kal. April.]
(f. 127.)
To the same. Mandate, at the king's request, to warn and induce his subjects, under pain of censure, not to treat in any way with Robert Bruce or others the king's enemies and rebels. [Theiner, 194.]
12 Kal. Jan.
(f. 127.)
To the king. Touching the mission of cardinals Gaucelin and Luke. The king is urged to make satisfaction to Thomas, earl of Lancaster, so that, reconciliation being made with him, peace may be more readily made between the king and Robert Bruce. He is invited to come to the pope, or, in concert with Robert, to send envoys, so that a treaty may be arranged. The pope is writing to Robert and to the earl.
Ibid.
(f. 128.)
To the same. Again urging him to reduce the expenses of his household, and not to waste the goods of his realm in clothes, feasting, and presents.
14 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 128d.)
To the same. Urging him to restore the realm to the position it held in past times, when it was a terror to barbarians and an example in upholding the liberties of the church, and granting subsidies to the Holy Land. Now the realm and its inhabitants are oppressed by wars, the church is persecuted, and God's judgments are ready to fall. The king must put a stop to usurpations, and take measures to pay the cess and other debts due to the Roman church, and to put no hindrance in the way of W. de Balaeto, papal delegate and collector. The pope is ready with counsel and help to repress rebellion in England and Scotland.
12 Kal. July.
(f. 128d.)
To the same. Desiring him to receive with benevolence Master Rigaud de Asserio, canon of Orleans, papal auditor, who is sent to collect Peter's pence and other dues. Rigaud and his deputies must not be brought before any lay court, nor must they be subjected to that custom, or rather corruption, by which laymen have to abide by the decision of twelve witnesses, etiam si de credulitate deponant, to the prejudice of ecclesiastical liberty. The king is to restore 1200 marks taken from the money collected for the Holy Land by William de Balaeto, 87l. 13s. 4d. taken from the triennial tenth imposed by Boniface VIII. and received from the Roman church by Master G. de Lescapone, 280l. of the triennial tenth imposed by Clement V. and collected by the abbot of St. Thomas the Martyr, Dublin, and 21l. taken from the procurations of Arnald, cardinal of St. Prisca's, papal nuncio. These and other sums are to be taken out of the realm by Rigaud without let or hindrance. Certain possessions of the order of Penance and other orders not approved, which have been occupied by royal and noble persons are to be submitted to cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios, who have orders to deal with them according to the provisions of the council of Lyons, by which such possessions were reserved to the apostolic see.
7 Id. Nov.
(f. 129d.)
To the same. Exhorting him to remove from court anyone whose presence is displeasing to his kinsman Thomas, earl of Lancaster, upon which the pope feels sure the said earl will prove himself a faithful subject. The nuncios have been sent by the pope with special instructions to bring about this reconciliation, which is of great importance to the king and realm; and the pope has already written about it to the king.
Ibid. (f. 130.) To cardinals Gaucelin and Luke. Mandate to act according to papal letters, of which a copy is sent, in the matter of reconciling the king and the earl of Lancaster.
12 Kal. May.
(f. 130.)
To the king. (As above, p. 415.)
Ibid.
(f. 130d.)
To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. (As above, p. 415.)
5 Id. Jan.
(f. 131.)
To the same. The pope had sent to him letters on 10 Kal. Jan. by two swift couriers, but as his envoy William de Melborn has presented himself, those of like import are delivered to the envoy. The pope has heard of the injury suffered by the earl in regard to his wife, and of that which he has done against the king, contrary to the claims of fealty and relationship. The pope hopes that the earl will make satisfaction, and restore the castles he holds, according to the instructions with which the cardinals Gaucelin and Luke are charged to convey to him. His reconciliation with the king is of such importance to the realm that the pope urges him to omit nothing that may tend thereto.
12 Kal. Aug.
(f. 131d.)
To Walter, archbishop of Canterbury. Monition and mandate to favour and assist Rigaud de Asserio in his collection of Peter's pence and other business. The pope is astonished at the action of the archbishop and his suffragans in the provincial council of London, when an unfavourable answer was given to Rigaud, and care was taken to please men rather than God and the church.
Ibid.
(f. 132.)
To William, archbishop of York, to whom the pope writes with great confidence in his gratitude and fealty to the Roman church. The like.
Ibid. To the bishops of Norwich, Ely, and Winchester. The like.
7 Id. Nov.
(f. 132.)
To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. Laying before him the considerations that should induce him to a reconciliation with the king, whose realm is disturbed by enemies on the side of Scotland and elsewhere, and urging him to remove from his company persons displeasing to the king, whom the pope has requested to do the like.
n.d.
(f. 132d.)
To the king. Touching the oppression of the church in his realm, as examined and reported on in the council of Vienne. The king and his officers are desired to desist from injuring churches and ecclesiastics, and to protect and defend their rights and liberties, especially in Gascony.
6 Kal. July.
(f. 133d.)
To the same. Touching excesses and disturbances in Gascony, and in particular at Valence, in the diocese of Agen. The king is required to punish the offenders.
4 Kal. April.
(f. 134d.)
To the bishops of Norwich and Ely. (As above, p. 416.)
4 Id. April.
(f. 135.)
To judges not named. Mandate to warn religious of mendicant orders, rectors, vicars, and chaplains, who have stirred up the Irish people against the king, and by secret persuasion and base counsel, as well as by preaching and public advice, have promoted rebellion against the king; and have absolved those who, following their advice, have been guilty of homicides, burnings, sacrileges, and rapine. If within eight days from the monition given these practices do not cease, all offenders are to be publicly excommunicated, and enquiry made into the guilt of the persons concerned, power being given to punish them, that others, terrified by the example, may fear to do the like. (See above, p. 139.) [Theiner, 194.]
4 Kal. June.
(f. 135d.)
To William de Balaeto, papal chaplain. Mandate to render an account of his mission to Master Rigaud [de Asserio], D.C.L., in order that, all letters and documents being handed over and security taken, William may present himself to the pope with a report of the money to be assigned to the pope and the Roman church.
4 Non. June.
(f. 135d.)
To the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. (As above, p. 420.)
n.d.
(f. 136.)
To the king. The pope has received from him a letter of credence on secret business by the hands of the bishop of Hereford, and the ambassadors, as also letters of the bishops of Ely, Norwich and Salisbury, with seals attached, which contained answers to the pope's enquiries sent by N. of the order of Friars Preachers. G. bishop of Sabina has read and diligently noted the said letters, and the pope now informs the king what the said N. set forth and petitioned. It has been revealed to the said friar that when St. Thomas the Martyr was an exile in France, the Blessed Virgin appeared to him, telling him that he should die for the church, and that the fifth king of England in succession would be a champion of the church; wherefore she gave to St. Thomas a vessel of consecrated oil, saying that the king by virtue of this unction would recover the Holy Land from the pagans. Also that St. Thomas, at the Blessed Virgin's order, gave the vessel into the custody of a monk of St. Cyprian's monastery, who put it, together with a metal plate, on which St. Thomas caused the aforesaid matter to be written, in a secret place, covered with a great stone. A copy of this writing was kept in a schedule, and as it was difficult to read, friar N. made mention of an anointing divinely revealed to pope St. Leo, and of two golden plates, whereon the Saint had written touching the same, which were hidden at Aachen. From this oil the said friar affirmed that Charles the Great was secretly anointed by archbishop Turpin. Then a prince of the pagans heard of this oil and its virtue from demons, and promised much money to a pagan and a Christian and his son if they got it for him. The pagan died, and the Christian, coming with his son to Poitiers, received the said treasure, which came into the hands, first of the king of Almain (Theotonie), and then of the duke of Brabant. The duke, on coming to king Edward's coronation, brought the oil with him, but the king, by advice of his council, refused it, being content with the usual unction. Later on, the countess of Luxemburg, the duke's sister, afterwards empress, was with the duchess, king Edward's sister, in Brabant, and the friar, coming with the vessel of oil into the countess's room, was asked by her what the sweet smell was. On her praying that some token might be given her of the truth of the matter, it happened that she wounded herself in the hand with a knife; the surgeons despaired of a cure, but on her applying the unction the wound healed there and then. The friar, seeing that many evils had come upon the realm after the king's refusal to be anointed with the said oil, has laid the matter before the pope, and prayed him to persuade the king to be anointed. At the friar's suggestion, the matter was confided to the bishop of Sabina, and it was agreed that if the king believes the unction to have been given by the Blessed Virgin, and that he is the person designated to be anointed with it, and is willing to receive the unction, to the glory of God and the discomfiture of the enemies of the faith, there will be no superstition or sin in the case, nor will the second anointing derogate from that already received. To the king's request for advice as to being anointed, the pope has no special counsel to give, but suggests that to avoid scandal it should be done privately. The pope exhorts the king to a virtuous life, and to the protection of ecclesiastical liberties and privileges. The king's envoy, the said friar, will convey to him further messages from the pope.
n.d.
(f. 137.)
To the same. Repeating exhortations to pay the cess due, not to interfere with the collection of Peter's pence, and not to deprive of their benefices those to whom papal provision has been made, nor to injure the church in any other way.
n.d.
(f. 137.)
To the same. (As above, f. 126d.)
Ibid. To the archbishop of York and the bishops of Ely and Carlisle. (As above, f. 126d.)
Ibid.
[13 Kal. April,
Anno. 1.]
To the same. Mandate to warn and induce, under pain of censure, at his request, the king's subjects not to have any dealings with his enemies, and especially with Robert de Brus, nor under colour of a treaty of peace to have any communication with him except by the king's licence. [Theiner, 195.]
n.d.
(f. 137d.)
To John bishop of Ely. Mandate, in concurrence with other prelates, to whom the pope is writing, to have masses celebrated and prayers said for the king and realm, that the church may be no longer oppressed, and the good and rights of the clergy seized and usurped by royal officers. The pope reproves the bishop for not having lifted up his voice against these officials, and orders him to induce the king to treat churches and ecclesiastics with honour.
(f. 138d.) To Walter, archbishop of Canterbury, and John, bishop of Winchester. The like.
1 Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 138d.)
To Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex. Inviting him to persuade the king to desist from oppressing and injuring the church and her ministers, and to endeavour that those about the king shall follow his example.
(f. 139.) To William de Monteacuto, knight, the king's steward. The like.
Ibid. To Bartholomew de Badelesmere, knight. The like.
12 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 139.)
To Humphrey, earl of Hereford, whose advice, as that of one allied to the king should be acceptable. Enjoining him to offer such counsel as shall tend to the peace of the realm, and of the king, who is threatened anew by his enemies.
Ibid. To Thomas, son of the late king Edward, earl of Norfolk. The like.
Ibid. To Edmund de Wodestoke, son of the late king Edward. The like.
Ibid. To Edmund, earl of Arundel. The like.
Ibid. To William de Monteacuto, knight, steward of the king's household. The like.
12 Kal. May.
(f. 139d.)
To Henry de Bellomonte, knight. Enjoining him to use his influence with the king to induce him to keep peace with his neighbours, and show justice and clemency to his subjects; and to assist the king in the present crisis.
Ibid. To Robert de Kendale, constable of Dover. The like.
Ibid. To Hugh le Despenser, the younger, knight, and to Hugh the Despenser, the elder, knight. The like.
Ibid. To John, earl of Surrey. Enjoining him to assist the king in promoting tranquillity and peace.
(f. 140.) To John, earl of Oxford; to William de la Souche, knight; to John de Sancto Johanne, knight; to William de Breuhuse, knight; to Hugh de Cu[r]teney, knight; to Ralph Basset, knight; to John de [H]Astinges, knight; to Roger de Mortuo Mari, the younger, knight; to John de Segrave, knight; to John de Sumery, knight; to Robert de Monte Alto, knight; to John de Grey, knight; to John de Clavering, knight; to John de Mowbray, knight; to John Burtourt, knight; to Robert son of Walter, knight; to William de Ros, knight; to Richard de Grey, knight. The like.
Ibid. To Aymer, earl of Pembroke. Enjoining him to watch over and promote the peace of the king and realm.
Ibid. To Bartholomew de Badelesmere, knight. The like.
Ibid. To the earl of Ulster; to the earl of Kildare; to Richard de Clare; to de. Karrich Maugrifin; to Maurice son of Thomas, knight; to Arnold le Poer; to John de Barry. The like.
Ibid. To Henry de Lencastria, knight, who, as in near relationship to the king, and to Thomas, earl of Lancaster, is bound to pay them reverence and affection, urging him to promote concord between the said king and earl, so that the realm may be freed from disturbance, and the king's lands restored to him.
Ibid.
(f. 140d.)
To Walter de Norwico, knight, the king's treasurer. Enjoining him to use his diligence in promoting the peace and tranquility of the king and the magnates of the realm.
12 Kal. May.
(f. 141.)
To Robert de Holandia, knight. (As above p. 416.)
Ibid. To Walter, archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate to direct the king and his subjects in the way of the divine law, seeing that God does sometimes humble His people for their sins.
Ibid. To John, bishop of Ely, and the bishops of Exeter, Winchester, Chichester, Salisbury, Coventry and Lichfield, and St. Davids. The like. (As above, p. 416.)
n.d.
(f. 141d.)
To Henry de Lancastria. His mediation between the king and Thomas, earl of Lancaster, to whom he is closely allied, will be acceptable. He is therefore desired to induce the earl to do what the king wishes, and what will be for his honour and the good of the realm. The pope has written official letters to the earl, persuading and praying him to this end.
14 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 142.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate touching the grievances of the church in England. The yearly cess of 1000 marks has not been paid for twenty-six years; 1200 marks collected by Master William de Balaeto; 87l. 13s. 4d. collected by G. de Lescappon; 280l. collected by the abbot of St. Thomas the Martyr, Dublin; and 21l. of the procurations of the cardinal of St. Prisca's have been taken, and no restitution made to the Roman church. Ecclesiastical liberty is trodden under foot. The archbishop is ordered to reform these abuses, and to remove the oppressions under which churches and ecclesiastics of the realm now labour. Arrears are to be paid, and satisfaction made to Master William, and he and other papal nuncios are to be well received and assisted in their business; if they exceed their commission the pope is to be informed. The pope is ready to support the king, and to grant further privileges.
Non. April.
(f. 143.)
To the king. Directing him to choose and retain councillors able to rule his realm and to sit in his court when he cannot; to appoint judges and officials who shall not be venal; to lessen the expenses of his household, so that he may be able to fulfil his purpose of assisting the Holy Land.
12 Kal. May.
(f. 143d.)
To the same, whose letters the pope has received touching Master William de Melton, archbishop elect of York. The cause has been committed to A. bishop of Albano, and though the pope cannot in justice to the other side comply with the king's request to hurry on the decision, all possible expedition will be used.
8 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 143d.)
To the same, whose letters the pope has received touching the appointment to the see of Durham, of Lewis de Bellomonte, treasurer of Salisbury, the king's kinsman, which the pope made on the Wednesday before the Conversion of St. Paul. The pope has been ready in this instance to comply with the king's request, and begs him in all like cases to take care that the persons for whom he pleads are fit to preside over the churches to which he wishes them to be appointed.
Ibid.
(f. 144.)
To the queen. The like.
Ibid. To Philip, king of France. The like.
13 Kal. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 144.)
To the king, whose letters the pope has received touching the see of St. Andrew's, to which, as the king asserts, Clement V. appointed Thomas de Riveriis, a Friar Minor, William, an adherent of Robert de Brus, being deprived and imprisoned for treason. The pope can find no record of the above statement in the Regesta, and is unable to restore Thomas to the see; but if the king has any process or papal letters bearing on the matter they are to be sent to the pope, who will take steps to context the king. [Theiner, 196.]
Ibid. To the same. [The first words of a copy of the letter touching the see of Durham.]
Ibid. To Lewis, bishop elect of Durham. [Three lines of a letter, ending unum juxta cor nostrum.]
3 Kal. June.
(f. 144.)
To the king. The pope has received letters addressed by Irish magnates and people to cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios, touching the donation of Ireland made by pope Adrian to king Henry, and complaining of the afflictions and insupportable grievances they have endured at the hands of that king and his successors. The pope urges the king to consult with his council touching the correction of the said grievances, and sends him the letter written to the cardinals, together with the case containing the said donation. [Theiner, 201.]
Ibid. To the cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios. Informing them that he has sent the above-mentioned letters to the king, whom they are ordered to assist in carrying out the necessary reforms of the Irish grievances. [Theiner, 201.]
12 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 145.)
To the king, whose request touching the procurations to be paid in his absence to Master Roger, archdeacon of Richmond, the king's clerk, the pope is unable to grant. The pope observes that the churches of the realm are burdened by the imposition of tenths, and the charges of several nuncios, and that the granting of procurations would add to these burdens. Such concession has been made by the pope only to cardinals, and to one son of the king; he therefore begs the king not to be hurt at the refusal, but to weigh the reasons given against the granting of his request.
n.d.
(f. 145.)
To the queen. (As above, p. 414)
12 Kal. May.
(f. 145d.)
To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. The pope answers his letters requesting the appointment of Master Thomas de Cobham to the see of Worcester, by telling him that the promotion was made before they were received.
Id. May.
(f. 145d.)
To the same, whose letters, sent by his clerk, Master William de Melburn, the pope has received, touching his absence from the court, the disturbance of the realm, and his occupation of some royal castles, his labours for the tranquility of the realm, and the injuries and detractions to which he has been subject. The pope condoles with him on his sufferings, and congratulates him on his labours, urging him to observe the bond of reconciliation with the king, and to allow no one to cause him to dissolve it.
Kal. May.
(f. 146.)
To Thomas, bishop, and the prior and chapter of Worcester, with a copy of the king's letters patent dated Windsor 13 Feb. anno 11, and sealed with white wax. which the pope has received by Robert de Loffenham. The king acknowledges the receipt by the hands of his treasurer, the bishop of Ely, from the bishop, prior, and chapter of Worcester, 100l. of the six years’ tenth granted by Clement V. and collected by the said bishop, prior, and chapter in the city and diocese of Worcester, as also 450 marks of the first year's tenth from the late bishop Walter and the chapter, which the king is bound to pay to the Roman pontiff within five years from 4 Kal. April last.
Id. May.
(f. 146.)
To Lewis, bishop of Durham, whose letters the pope has received, touching the postponement of his consecration. The pope, considering the burdens under which the bishop lies by reason of his having been imprisoned and having had to pay a ransom, excuses him from coming to the apostolic see.
12 Kal. Jan.
(f. 146.)
To John, bishop of Winchester. (As above, p. 423.)
Ibid.
(f. 146d.)
To the king. (As above, p. 423.)
Ibid. To Thomas, earl of Lancaster, desiring him to promote the peace and prosperity of the king and realm. The like.
6 Kal. Jan.
(f. 146d.)
To the same. (As above, p. 422.)
5 Non. July.
Anno 4.
(f. 146d.)
To the king. Urging him to do what in him lies to foster peace and concord with Thomas, earl of Lancaster. The pope is writing to the bishop of London] and to Rigaud, bishop elect of Winchester, to whose counsel and advice the pope prays the king to lend attentive ears.
Ibid. To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. Urging him by various arguments and inducements to avoid the king's indignation, and to obtain and preserve his goodwill.
n.d.
(f. 147d.)
To Rigaud, bishop elect of Winchester, to whom, together with the bishop of London, the pope is writing, urging him to put a stop, to the disturbance occasioned by the renewed discord between the earl of Lancaster and the king, and to exhort them to peace.
5 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 147d.)
To the king, whose envoys, the bishops of Norwich and Ely, Aymer de Valentia, earl of Pembroke, and Bartholomew de Badelesmer, knight, the pope has received. Touching the business of the Holy Land, in which the king follows the footsteps of his ancestors, and specially king Edward, the pope is willing to relieve the king's necessities by an ecclesiastical subsidy, and as Clement V. granted a six years’ tenth, which has been collected only for one year in England, Wales, and Ireland, the pope orders the suspension of the collection of the remainder for three years, and meanwhile grants the king a tenth of all ecclesiastical rents and profits in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, for one year from next Michaelmas. [Theiner, 190.]
Ibid.
(f. 148.)
To the bishops of Winchester and Exeter. Mandate to collect the tenth above named from all ecclesiastics secular and regular, and assign the same to the king in relief of his burdens.
n.d.
(f. 148d.)
To the king, whose envoys the pope has received [as above, f. 147d. with the addition of ‘Scotland’ between ‘England’ and ‘Wales’]. [Theiner, 190.]
n.d.
(f. 149.)
To the same. Granting him the moiety of first year's fruits of benefices secular and regular falling void during the three years for which they are to be collected. [Theiner, 191.]
n.d.
(f. 149d.)
To Master Rigaud de Asserio. (As above, p. 414.)
n.d.
(f. 149d.)
To the king. (As above, p. 416.)
n.d.
[5 Kal. Apr.
Anno 1.]
(f. 149d.)
To all prelates and clergy, secular and regular, and military orders in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Monition and mandate to pay a tenth of their, fruits, profits, and rents to the collectors appointed to receive the same, and assign it to the king. [Theiner, 191.]
14 Kal. Dec.
(f. 150.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate to receive from Master W. de Balaeto, papal chaplain, an oath to faithfully discharge the orders conveyed in papal letters touching the payment of the Holy Land tenth, Peter's pence and other dues, which the said William has been appointed to collect; the collection hitherto made has been found to be scanty.
Ibid. To Master William de Balaeto, papal chaplain. Mandate to make oath to the archbishop of Canterbury touching the faithful discharge of his duties as collector. He is also to render an account of the sums collected by G. cardinal of St. Ciriac's, formerly papal collector, and to exact the procurations due to A. cardinal of St. Prisca's. Herewith is sent a copy of the pope's letters to the archbishop touching matters which the king is to be urged to carry out.
Ibid.
(f. 150d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate to enquire diligently and secretly who are those archbishops, bishops, archdeacons, archpriests, deans, and rectors or vicars who collect Peter's pence, and how much each collects, and how much each keeps for himself, with other particulars. No one is to collect without commission of the apostolic see, or to hinder the nuncio or his agents in collecting the dues. Any privilege of exemption is to be exhibited to the pope, who will deal with the case on its merits.
8 Id. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 150d.)
Appointment of Master William de Balaeto in place of Master William de Testa, now as cardinal recalled to the apostolic see, with power to carry out the business committed to the said cardinal in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.
Ibid.
(f. 151.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate to prohibit the collection by any prelate or person of his province of Peter's pence and other dues of the Roman church, and to enjoin them to pay what they have received to William de Balaeto.
16 Kal. Oct.
Viterbo,
Anno 2.
(f. 151.)
To the cardinal of St. Cecilia's, papal legate. Renewed promulgation of the sentence of excommunication against all who take up arms against or otherwise attack the king; the same having been issued by the pope, when legate against Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, and other earls and barons of the realm.
4 Kal.—
Anno 1.
Avignon.
(f. 151.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Ely and Winchester. Mandate to publish the sentence of excommunication issued by the pope against those nobles and magnates who attack the king with or without arms.
1 Apr.
Anno. 1.
Avignon.
(f. 151d.)
Recognition and acknowledgment of letters patent received from the king, dated Clipston, 16th December 1316, with which Aymer de Valentia, earl of Pembroke, Bartholomew de Badelesmere, John de Cromwell, and Anthony Pessaygni of Genoa, knights, are sent to pray the pope to forego the payment of the yearly cess of 1000 marks exacted by the Holy Roman church. The king's excuses were received by the pope and the cardinals, no payment for many years having been made. Of the arrears due, amounting to 24,000 marks, a fourth part was promised to be paid at each successive Michaelmas, the said envoys binding themselves on behalf of the king, in the presence of witnesses, among whom was Adam de Orleton, in the chamber of Cardinal de Pel, at Avignon. [Theiner, 193.]
n.d.
(f. 152.)
To judges not named. Mandate to cite before the pope the prior and monks of Durham, who inhospitably and inhumanely treated cardinals Gaucelin and Luke when, on their way to foster peace between the king and Robert Brus, they came to Durham. The envoys fell into the hands of Robert Gilbert de Militon, who seized their horses, and wounded their servants, the prior and monks refusing to receive them, and wiping out the cardinal's marks made, according to custom, by their servants on the houses and rooms in the city where they were to be lodged.
n.d.
(f. 153.)
Cardinals Gaucelin and Luke are informed by the pope of the above mandate, which is sent to them to use as they shall see fit.
5 Id. April.
(f. 153.)
To the king. Acknowledging the receipt of the yearly cess of 1000 marks, due for the past year, paid by the bishops of Norwich and Ely, Aymer de Valentia, earl of Pembroke, and Bartholomew de Badelesmere, knights, and others the king's envoys.
n.d.
(f. 153d.)
To the same. Exhorting him to look to the well-being of his realm, to honour the church, choose councillors and ministers who are lovers of truth and justice, and take care that no backbiter or malicious flatterer cause a breach of the unanimity now subsisting between him and Thomas, earl of Lancaster.
2 Non. Oct.
Avignon.
Anno 4.
(f. 153d.)
To the bishop of Ely. Requesting him to urge the king to continue the reforms he has begun in his own person and in the realm, as the pope has repeatedly written to him.
4 Non. Oct.
Avignon.
Anno 4.
(f. 154.)
To Thomas, earl of Lancaster. Begging him to continue the assistance he has given the king in the reforms that have been made, in repelling the king's enemies, and in showing favour to churches and ecclesiastics.
6 Non. Oct.
Avignon.
Anno 4.
(f. 154.)
To H. le Despensier, the younger, knight, the king's chamberlain. Enjoining him to be watchful in the king's service, and continue to be faithful and diligent as heretofore.
n.d.
(f. 154.)
To the king. Advising him to fortify places threatened by the enemy, and garrison them with trustworthy men, so that a disaster, such as that of Berwick Castle, may not be repeated.
n.d.
(f. 154.)
To the earl of Lancaster. Exhorting him to assist the king, who has been obliged to raise the siege of Berwick Castle.
n.d.
(f. 154d.)
To the king. Asking him to excuse Adam, bishop of Hereford, whom the pope is detaining, while the king's business, on which the bishop and a knight were sent, is being expedited.
n.d.
(f. 154d.)
To the archbishop of York and the bishops of London and Carlisle. Touching Robert, earl of Barek (Carik). (As above, p. 192.)
n.d.
(f. 155.)
To the archbishops and bishops of England. (As above, p. 192.)
n.d.
(f. 155d.)
Safe conduct for Robert de Bruce. (As above, p. 192.)
Ibid.
(f. 155d.)
The like for the bishop's of St. Andrews, Dunkeld, Aberdeen, and Moray.
n.d.
(f. 155d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Request to have excused by the king his envoy, John de Novavilla, knight, who faithfully conducted the king's business, and in that of the provision to be made in the church of Lincoln to the nephew of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, in no way did any wrong to the king, as certain envious persons asserted.
n.d.
(f. 155d.)
To the king, whose letters the pope has received, by Adam, bishop of Hereford, Edmund de Wodestoke, his brother, and other envoys. The king's petitions are granted, as the envoys will tell him viva voce.
16 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 156.)
Promulgation of the sentence of excommunication against the bishops William of St. Andrews, William of Dunkeld, Henry of Aberdeen, and David of Moray, as contumacious. [See Theiner, 203.]
Ibid.
(f. 158d.)
Promulgation of the sentence of excommunication against Robert Bruce. [Theiner, 207.]
16 Kal. April.
Anno 1.
Avignon.
(f. 159.)
To cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios. Mandate to proceed to make peace between the king of England and Robert Bruce; with power to compel by ecclesiastical censure all who oppose the same, and to confirm or dissolve, as occasion requires, pacts, conventions, and obligations, any privileges or exemptions granted to prelates, nobles, officers of State, universities, or others notwithstanding. [Theiner, 188.]

4 John XXII.

Secreta.

n.d.
(f. 14d.) (fn. 1)
To the king. Commending to him Bertrand de CarJalhaco, knight, who is coming to the king on business of his own.
Ibid. To Aymer de Valentia, earl of Pembroke. The like.
n.d.
(f. 31.)
To cardinals Gaucelin and Luke, papal nuncios. Mandate touching the goods of the Hospitallers. Clement V. gave them the goods of the Templars when that order was suppressed at the council of Vienne, but certain nobles, and others of the realm, occupied and held the same in contempt of the grant made by the pope, and refused to obey a papal mandate ordering them to make restitution to the Hospitallers. The nuncios are now to insist on the said mandate being carried out within a month.
Ibid.
(f. 31d.)
To the archbishops of Canterbury and York. Mandate, in case the nuncios do not carry out the above mandate, to compel those nobles and others in their provinces who detain the goods of the Hospitallers, to make restitution under pain of ecclesiastical censure, faculties being given them to inflict the same.
n.d.
(f. 32.)
To the master and brethren of the Hospitallers. Grant to take possession of the church of Kirketon in pursuance of a grant made to them by Boniface VIII. by which they obtained churches of Leylierton (Kirketon) and Horkestowe of their patronage, although Kirketon, by a recent constitution regarding pluralists, was reserved to the pope, its rector, who resigned it, having held benefices without papal dispensation.
17 Kal. July.
(f. 39.)
To the king. Requiring him to order his seneschal in Gascony to liberate Jordan de Insula, of the pope's household, who, though twice commended by the pope to the seneschal, has been seized and imprisoned.
n.d.
(f. 48.)
To cardinal Gaucelin, papal nuncio. Expressing the pope's satisfaction that the nuncio should join Philip, king of France, who is going by sea to Mustarol to receive the homage of the king of England.
n.d.
(f. 50.)
To Philip, king of France and Navarre. Requesting him to make due satisfaction to Rigaud, bishop of Winchester, of certain money, silver vessels, jewels, and goods deposited for security by John, late bishop of Winchester, in the church of St. Genevieve, the house of the Templars, and the monastery of St. Denis in Paris, and claimed by the archdeacon of Winchester and other executors of the said bishop's will; the said property having been seized by the late king Philip on occasion of the dispute between him and the late king Edward.
8 Id. Sept.
Anno 3.
(f. 70d.)
Acquittance to the society of the Bardi of Florence of 1096 marks 11s. 8d. being first fruits of benefices void, during three years in England, collected by Master Rigaud de Asserio.

Footnotes

1 A fresh foliation.