Regesta 113
1324-1326

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'Regesta 113: 1324-1326', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2: 1305-1342 (1895), pp. 463-480. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96122 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. CXIII.

9 John XXII.

Secreta.

n.d.
(f. 1.)
To the lord of Sully, from whose letters, as well as those of Hugh de Engolisma, the pope is glad to learn with what diligence he has conducted the business committed to him, and for which the pope thanks him. As to the truce between the kings of England and France, the archbishop of Vienne and the bishop of Orange have a special mission and instructions from the pope.
2 Kal. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 1.)
To the count [Robert] of Boulogne. Thanking him for letters containing the articles of truce made by C. count of Valois, and Edmund, earl of Kent, on behalf of the kings of France and England, which is to last until next Low Sunday.
12 Kal. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 1d.)
To the same, whose letters the pope has received touching the army of Gascony, and informing him that the archbishop of Vienne and the bishop of Orange have been sent to make peace between the kings of France and England.
8 Id. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 2.)
To William, archbishop of Vienne, and Hugh, bishop of Orange, whose letters the pope has received touching the truce made to next Low Sunday. The pope orders them to prosecute the business for which they have been sent, and wonders that they have said nothing about his letters sent by them to Joan, queen of France and Navarre, and desires to know if they have been presented.
3 Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 4.)
To Charles, king of France and Navarre. Informing him the archbishop of Vienne and the bishop of Orange, whom the pope has sent to England, have written to the pope saying that king Edward has appointed the bishops of Winchester and Norwich, John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, and Henry de Bellomonte to go to king Charles to make a treaty of peace. The pope rejoices at this, and exhorts king Charles to foster peace in the interests of the crusade, and in consideration of his relationship to the king of England.
Ibid.
(f. 4d.)
To Charles, son of the king of France, count of Valois. Rejoicing that the king of England has sent envoys to treat of peace, and requesting the count to assist them in their mission. The pope has enjoined his nuncios to proceed with expedition in the business.
Ibid. To Master John de Serchamont, dean of Poitiers, chancellor of the king of France and Navarre. Requesting him to interpose his services in the reformation of peace between the kings of England and France.
Ibid. To the archbishop of Vienne and the bishop of Orange, papal nuncios. Mandate to use all diligence in carrying out the reformation of peace between the kings of France and England, to whose representatives the pope has written a letter, of which he sends the nuncios a copy, and desires them to keep him fully informed of what is done, and also of the way in which contributions should be ordered by the pope for their maintenance.
13 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 5.)
To Charles, king of France and Navarre. Exhorting him to receive and listen to the envoys sent by the king of England, and to incline his mind to peace.
Ibid. To Charles, count of Valois. Exhorting him, as in other letters, to foster peace, and to influence the king of France to the same, and also to give his best endeavours to avoid occasions of dissension.
Ibid.
(f. 5d.)
To Master John de Serchamont, or Cerchamont, chancellor of the king of France. Requesting him to search out all possible ways to foster peace, and to direct the nuncios in the same.
12 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 5d.)
To Joan, queen of France and Navarre. Thanking her for her letters touching the reformation of peace, and requesting her to prosecute her labours for the same, about which the pope has repeatedly written to the king of France.
2 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 5d.)
To Charles, son of the king of France, count of Valois. Repeating his exhortations to the count to foster peace between the kings of France and England, about which, as well as on other matters, the pope has commissioned the bishop of Senlis to give verbal explanations to the count.
1325.
14 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 6d.)
To the archbishop of Vienne and the bishop of Orange. In answer to their letters informing him of the arrival in France of the king of England's envoys, and of the return to England of the bishop of Winchester, and of the delay thus caused in the negociations. They are to remain at the French court so long as the king pleases.
3 Non. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 7.)
To the king of France, on the reformation of peace between him and the king of England. Repeating the requests and exhortations already given to that end.
Ibid.
(f. 7d.)
To Joan, queen of France. Praying her to use her influence in fostering peace.
Ibid. To the count of Valois. Urging him to induce the king of France to make peace with the king of England.
Ibid. To Master John de Cerchamont, chancellor of the king of France. Requiring him to labour for the said peace.
Ibid. To Alfonso de Hispania. The like.
Ibid. To the archbishop of Vienne and bishop of Orange, papal nuncios. Sending them copies of letters addressed to the king of France; to Joan, queen of France; to Isabella, queen of England; to Charles, count of Valois; to Alfonso de Hispania; to John de Cerchamont; to the bishops of Norwich and Winchester; and to John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, touching the treaty of peace, and exhorting the nuncios to urge those persons to complete the said treaty.
Ibid. To John de Arpadella. Ordering him, in the absence of the nuncios from Paris, to give the above-mentioned letters to the persons to whom they are addressed.
6 Id. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 8.)
To Charles, count of Valois. Touching the treaty of peace, and commending to him Master Ralph and his son as councillors well fitted to give information and assistance. Matthew and other heretics of Milan are not to be received in France, but their goods in that country are to be seized and applied to the king's use.
[6 Id. Mar.]
(f. 8d.)
To Charles, king of France and Navarre. The pope, whose hopes of peace are raised by the arrival of queen Isabella, beseeches the king to prolong the truce until the treaty of peace is settled.
Ibid. The like to Charles, count of Valois; to Joan, queen of France; to Alfonso de Hispania; and to John de Cerchamont.
Ibid. To the archbishop of Vienne, and to the bishop of Orange. Mandate to present the above letters, and to exhort the persons to whom they are addressed to foster peace.
Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 10d.)
To the same nuncios. In answer to their letters, telling the pope of the arrival in France of queen Isabella, and informing them that he has written to the king of England on the business of the bishops of Hereford and Lincoln, which letters are to be presented as the nuncios shall see fit. The pope is to be informed of all that passes.
4 Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 12.)
To the king of France. Requesting him not to cease from promoting the treaty of peace, the completion of which will be matter for thanksgiving.
Ibid.
(f. 12d.)
To the archbishop of Vienne, and the bishop of Orange, papal nuncios, whose letters the pope has received announcing the treaty of peace made on Whitsunday between the kings of France and England. As they have to remain in those parts until the king of England has done homage, the provinces of Bourges and Tours are added to those from which their stipends are drawn. The nuncios are to write to the king of England and his counsellors, as they shall see fit, touching the business of the bishops of Hereford and Lincoln, and to procure letters from queen Isabella to the same effect.
Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 12d.)
To the count of Valois. Rejoicing at the treaty of peace, and praying him to see that it is completely carried out.
Ibid. To Henry, lord of Sully, butler of France. The like.
4 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 13d.)
To the archbishop of Vienne, and the bishop of Orange Touching their stay in France until homage has been done according to the treaty of peace between the kings of France and England. [Imperfect.]
Ibid. To Charles, king of France. Touching the message which the pope has received by John de Lange, knight, and envoy of queen Isabella, the king's sister, about a story of a monk and an abbot and his nephews, which the king is not to believe.
Ibid. To queen Isabella. Touching the same.
2 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 14.)
To the archbishop of Vienne, and the bishop of Orange, papal nuncios. Their letters, indicating a fresh source of disturbance between the kings of France and England, saddened the pope; who, however, on reading the bishop of Winchester's letters, is rejoiced to hear that the king of England has approved the treaty, and is ready to go to France. The bishop was to take the king's letters of approval, and was preceded by envoys sent to tell queen Isabella that she was not to leave France until peace was made.
7 Kal. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 15.)
To Henry, lord of Sully. The pope rejoices that the kings of France and England have agreed to make peace, and has heard that the envoys and the bishop of Winchester have brought to France the treaty signed by the king of England; he desires Henry to give his diligence to ensure a complete success of the business.
Ibid.
(f. 15d.)
To the archbishop of Vienne, and the bishop of Orange, papal nuncios. The pope has received their letters touching the voidance of the see of Norwich, and the promotion of William de Ayremine; he informs them that before the death of the late bishop the appointment was reserved by the pope, who, on the 18th of the present month of July, appointed the said William.
16 Kal. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 16d.)
To Henry, lord of Sully. Thanking him for his letters, and for his diligence in fostering peace between the kings of France and England. The king of England, or his eldest son, is about to come to France, and the pope begs Henry to continue his diligence in the cause of peace.
13 Kal. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 16d.)
To the king of France. Exhorting him to show good will touching the matters adjoined to the treaty of peace between him and the king of England.
Ibid. To the king of England. The like.
7 Kal. Sept.
[Avignon.]
(f. 17.)
To Henry, lord of Sully. The pope has received his letters touching his entry into Bordeaux, and the treaty of peace, the full observance of which he urges him to see carried out.
1324.
11 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 17.)
To Edmund, earl of Kent. Urging him not to suffer the proposed duel between the brothers Pontius and William Amaneui de Madalhano to proceed.
Ibid. The like to the said brothers.
5 Id. Kal. Oct.
(sic.)
Avignon.
(f. 18.)
To Thomas Ranulphi, earl of Moray. Thanking him for favours shown to the bishop, and to John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, and for the 3000 marks remitted to the said earl. The pope begs him to set free the clerks who have been seized, and to give them licence to come to the Roman court.
Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 18.)
To the earl of Richmond. Congratulating him on his liberation, and granting his petition touching a canonry and prebend of Glasgow.
11 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 18.)
To the king. Rejoicing at the peace made between him and the king of France, and praying him to carry out fully all its provisions, supplying any omissions, and removing any doubtful points. The pope thanks the king for his reception of the nuncios, and for his prompt answer to the requests touching the bishop of London and R. cardinal of St. Mary's in Cosmedin, and other matters.
Ibid.
(f. 18d.)
To the queen. The pope has received letters touching the peace between the kings of England and France, for which the queen has laboured, and urges her to continue her good offices.
Ibid. To Edward, the king's eldest son. The like.
4 Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 18d.)
To the bishop of Winchester, of whose mission touching the peace in company with the bishop of Norwich, John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, and Henry de Bellomonte, the pope has heard by letters of William, archbishop of Vienne, and Hugh, bishop of Orange. The pope urges the bishop and his colleagues to promote the said peace with all diligence.
Ibid.
(f. 19.)
To the bishop of Norwich, to the said earl, and to the said Henry. The like.
Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 19.)
To Master Hugh de Engolisma, papal nuncio. Mandate to him to cause to be read by professors and scholars in the schools the constitutions, lately promulgated under papal bull, touching the peace between the kings of England and France.
13 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 19.)
To the earl of Richmond. Reiterating monitions and exhortations to promote peace.
Ibid. To the earl's colleagues, Henry de Bellomonte, and to the bishops of Winchester and Norwich. The like.
1325.
14 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 19.)
To the king. Touching Adam, bishop of Hereford, who, having lately served the king well at the papal court, has now, to the pope's surprise, incurred his hatred. The pope thinks that this must be due rather to the evil tongues of detractors than to the bishop's fault, and prays the king to treat him with clemency.
Non. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 19d.)
To the king. The pope has received his letters announcing the election of Master William de Ayrimine to the see of Carlisle. The pope had previously appointed Master John de Ros, papal auditor, an Englishman, and now prays the king to excuse him in regard to the said appointment. The pope has Master William written on the tablets of his heart, and will promote him in due place and time.
3 Non. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 19d.)
To the bishop of Winchester, of whose return to England the pope has heard from his letters, and of his going back to France, from which, and from the coming there of queen Isabella, the pope gathers sure hope of peace. The pope desires him to write without delay touching the peace and the state of England and of the English church.
3 Non. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 19d.)
To the bishops of Norwich and Winchester and to John de Britannia, earl of Richmond. Exhorting them to promote peace between the kings of France and England.
Ibid. To queen Isabella. Rejoicing at her going to France as an angel of peace, and requesting her to persevere in this undertaking.
15 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 19d.)
To Walter, archbishop of Canterbury, whose letters the pope has received touching the weal of the king, of queen Isabella, and of their children, and the hope of peace, which will be greatly promoted by the queen's going to France, and the return thither of the bishop of Winchester. The bishop of Lincoln has complained that by action of the archbishop's court and officials certain benefices and rights of his diocese have been invaded; wherefore the pope exhorts him to revoke such acts, and to put a stop to the grievances alleged.
Ibid.
(f. 20.)
To Thomas Rompnulphi (Ranulphi), earl of Moray. The pope is ready to grant his requests so far as is possible, and urges him at the same time to foster peace between catholic princes.
14 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 20.)
To Hugh le Despencier the younger. Requesting him to intercede with the king in behalf of Adam, bishop of Hereford, that he may be restored to favour.
12 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 20.)
To the bishop of Winchester. Rejoicing at queen Elisabeth's [Isabella's] proposed journey to France in the interests of peace, and urging him to persevere in promoting the same. The pope has written to the king and to Hugh le Despensier, the younger, touching Adam, bishop of Hereford, and wonders that they do not open their eyes and see that for the acts done against the said bishop, and many other things committed by royal officials against churches and ecclesiastics, God is offended.
n.d.
(f. 20d.)
To Edmund, son of the late king. The pope has already desired him to postpone the duel between the brothers William and Pontius Amaneui, and now begs him altogether to prohibit it.
2 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 20d.)
To William Amaneui de Madalhano. Desiring him to make peace with his brother.
Ibid. To Pontius Amaneui. The like.
Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 20d.)
To the bishop of Ely. Touching the business of the bishops of Hereford and Lincoln, about which the pope has repeatedly written to the king, to whom the bishop is now ordered to present further letters touching the same, and to induce the king to expedite the said business.
Ibid. To Master Hugh de Engolisma, papal nuncio. Ordering him to induce the king (as above).
Ibid. To the king. Urging him to restore the bishop of Hereford to his favour.
Ibid.
(f. 21.)
To the same. Touching the goods of the bishop and church of Lincoln detained by his officers until the bishop confirmed certain collations of benefices made at the instance of the king's subjects and officers. The pope desires the king to maintain the rights and goods of prelates and churches, and not to suffer them to be compelled to do unlawful acts, and to listen to the said bishop's demands without imposing on him conditions.
Ibid. To queen Isabella. Begging her to intercede with the king touching the business of the bishops of Hereford and Lincoln.
5 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 21.)
To the king. The pope has received his letters touching the treaty of peace between him and the king of France, to be arranged by the papal nuncios and the king's plenipotentiaries, namely, the archbishop of Vienne, and the bishop of Orange, and the bishops of Norwich and Winchester, and John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, queen Isabella also, by the king's desire, going to her brother, the king of France. The pope commends the efforts made by the king in the cause of peace, and exhorts him to continue the same, and to put an end to all injuries and oppressions done by his officials to churches and ecclesiastics in his realm. The pope is ready to do anything he can touching the tenth of benefices held by cardinals in England, and has written to the nuncios to this effect.
1325.
3 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 21d.)
To Hugh le Despensier the younger. Requesting him to urge the king to expedite the business of the bishops of Hereford and Lincoln.
2 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 21d.)
To the king. Desiring him to order to be restored to Elias, bishop elect of Limoges, the temporalities of the archdeaconry of Richmond held by him, his consecration being postponed for a year.
Ibid. To Hugh le Despensier, the younger. Desiring him to intercede with the king touching the same.
Ibid. To the king's chancellor. The like.
Ibid. To the archbishop of York. Touching the cause between him and Elias, bishop elect of Limoges, now pending in the Roman court concerning his right of visitation of his archdeaconry of Richmond. The pope desires the archbishop to restore to the archdeacon's proctor whatever goods or fruits of the archdeaconry he has taken.
Ibid.
(f. 22.)
To John, bishop of Winchester. Desiring him to persuade the king to cause his people and officials to desist from molesting the said Elias touching the fruits and profits of his archdeaconry, such action having been taken on the ground that Archibald, count of Perigord, the archdeacon's brother, has taken part with the king of France and his army in Gascony. The pope is glad to hear that a truce has been made between the two kings until fifteen days after Pentecost, and hopes that peace will now be made between them.
Ibid. To Henry, lord of Sully, butler of France; and also to Hugh, bishop of Orange, papal nuncio. The like, mutatis mutandis.
12 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 22.)
To queen Isabella. Touching the mission of Hugh, bishop of Orange, to the king of England, and that of William, archbishop of Vienne, in France, to bring about peace between the two kings. So soon as the pope is informed of the intention of the king of England he will write to the king of France.
Ibid. To the same. In answer to letters received commending to him William de Arimine, the king's and queen's clerk, who has been elected to the see of Carlisle, reservation and provision of which had been made by the pope to John de Ros. This cannot be altered, but the pope will advance his interests in due time and place.
Ibid.
(f. 22d.)
To the said Master William de Arimine. Informing him of the previous reservation and provision of the see of Carlisle, and promising to advance his interests in due time and place.
Ibid. To William, archbishop of Vienne. The pope is glad to hear of his presence in France and of the arrival of Hugh, bishop of Orange, in England, on the business of the peace between the two kings, and exhorts him to continue his diligence touching the same, and to write fully to the pope.
Ibid. To the said bishop Hugh. The like.
12 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 22d.)
To Master Hugh de Engolisma, papal nuncio, whose letters the pope has received touching the peace to be made between the two kings, in furtherance of which bishops John, of Winchester, and Hugh, of Orange, and Henry, lord of Sully, have gone to the king of England. The pope desires Master Hugh to use insistance with the said prelates and noble touching the peace, and also to interpose in the matter of the goods of the archdeaconry of Richmond withheld by the king's officials from Elias, bishop elect of Limoges.
3 Id. May.
Avignon.
(f. 22d.)
To the king. Touching the provision made by the pope to Bertrand, cardinal of St. Marcellus, papal legate, of the church of Radclive on Sore, in the diocese of York. The executors deputed by the cardinal were hindered by royal prohibition, made at the instance of Walter de Alisonde, who occupied the said church, from obtaining possession of it. The pope begs the king to grant possession of the church to the cardinal's proctor, and to remove from it the said occupier.
Ibid.
(f. 23.)
To Hugh le Despensier the younger. Touching the same.
Ibid. To Master Robert de Baldok, the king's chancellor. The like.
Ibid. To the king. Commending to him John, bishop of Carlisle.
Ibid. To Hugh le Despensier the younger. Touching the same.
4 Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 23.)
To queen Isabella. Thanking her for her efforts made in the cause of peace between the two kings, and rejoicing with her at their success.
10 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 23.)
To Thomas Ranulphi, earl of Moray, whose letters the pope has received. Touching his colloquy with the king of France, and his proposed visit to the pope, who will be pleased to see him.
Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 23d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Requiring him to abstain, and to cause his officials to cease from doing any injury to the bishop of Lincoln and his church by inducting persons presented by the king to benefices in the gift of the said bishop, and to apply such remedy as is fitting.
13 Kal. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 23d.)
To the king. Rejoicing at the treaty for peace entered on between him and the king of France, and exhorting him not to desist until it is completed. The pope informs the king that on the 18th of July the death of the bishop of Norwich was announced to him, and that he has appointed William de Ayremine to that see.
Ibid. To the queen. Touching the same.
3 Kal. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 23d.)
To the bishop of Winchester. Touching the same.
1325.
2 Non. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 24.)
To the same. The pope has received his letters, informing him of the ratification of the treaty of peace of Gascony. Desiring him to write further touching the same.
7 Kal. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 24.)
To the king. Commending to him John Luterell, professor of theology, whom the pope has kept while his cause against a certain pestiferous doctrine has been carried on at the Roman court; and informing the king that no prejudice or scandal can arise to him or his realm by reason of the said cause, but rather that by it the honour and utility of the English church will be promoted.
Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 24.)
To the same. Congratulating him on the peace made between him and the king of France, and begging him not to cease to labour until it be firmly established. The pope commends to him the expedition of the business of the bishops of Lincoln and Hereford.
Ibid. To the bishop of Hereford. Informing him that the pope has written to the king touching the expedition of his business, and desiring him to behave to the king with such humility as may best further his cause, and so avoid scandal and preserve the rights of his church.
3 Non. April.
Avignon.
(f. 69.)
To members of the society of the Bardi, merchants of Florence. Acknowledging the receipt of 1396 florins, value of 235l. 12s. 6d. collected in England and Wales from the fruits of benefices, cess, Peter's Pence, and legacies, and consigned by Hugh de Engolisma, papal nuncio through Peter Raynerii, proctor, and member of the society at London, and Lorinus de Bardis, member of the same society at the Roman court.
Ibid.
(f. 69d.)
To Hugh de Engolisma, papal nuncio. The like.
Ibid. To members of the society of the Perusii, merchants of Florence. Acknowledging the receipt of 186l. 6s. amounting to 1,104 florins at the rate of 40½d. to the florin, collected in England and Wales, and consigned by the aforesaid nuncio through Silemanus Lotrerii, Proctor, and member of the society at London, and Pachinus Thomasii, member of the society at the Roman court.
Ibid. To Hugh de Engolisma, papal nuncio. The like.
n.d.
(f. 72d.)
To William de Arimine, bishop elect of Norwich. Appointing him to that see, void by the death of the late bishop, and reserved to the pope.
1324.
11 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 120.)
To the doctors and scholars dwelling at Oxford. Enjoining them to read in the schools, as they do other Decretals, the Constitutions lately promulgated by the pope against certain errors.
1325.
8 Kal. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 177.)
To the archbishop of Vienne, the bishop of Norwich, and Thomas de Askele, canon of Lichfield. Ordering them to absolve John, bishop of Winchester, from any ecclesiastical sentences to which he may have been subject by reason of the non-payment of debts incurred at the time of his promotion, the creditors being first satisfied. The bishop is also to be dispensed touching irregularity incurred by celebrating divine offices while under the said sentences.

10 John XXII.

1326.
10 Kal. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 195d.)
To all archbishops, and bishops, severally, in the realm, and to all other prelates regular and secular in the same. Warning and exhorting them to watch and assist in taking measures against the injuries done by heretics and unbelievers, who seize clergy, in Italy and elsewhere, despoil churches, and commit such acts of violence that the inquisitors of heresy rarely dare to approach the places where their presence is expedient. With a letter to Master Hugh de Engolisma, archdeacon of Canterbury, papal nuncio, who is charged with this mission.
10 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 207d.)
To the king of France. Requesting him to give free passage to Master William de Weston, D.C.L. canon of Lincoln, a defender of queen Isabella.
14 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 213.)
To the seneschal of Agen for the king of France. Requiring him to take steps to put an end to the war between the kings of France and England, to whom the pope has sent special envoys.
Ibid. To the seneschal of Gascony, for the king of England. The like.
9 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 213.)
To Henry, bishop of Lincoln. Ordering him to come to the pope.
8 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 213.)
To William, archbishop of Vienne, and Hugh, bishop of Orange, papal nuncios. Ordering them to interpose and remove the dissension that has arisen between the king and queen Isabella his wife.
Ibid. To the same. Giving them full powers to remove any obstacles, be they confirmed by oath or other bond, which may hinder the reconciliation of the king and queen.
Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 213d.)
To all prelates, secular and regular, in the realm. Directing them to assist in repressing heretical excesses. The archbishop of Vienne, the bishop of Orange, and Hugh de Engolisma, papal nuncios, are charged with this mission.
Ibid. To the said nuncios. Ordering them to explain to the said prelates the necessity of the case, and to urge them to come to the assistance of the church.
Non. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 214.)
To Master Hugh de Engolisma, archdeacon of Canterbury, papal nuncio. Ordering him to send an account of benefices in England which, under the constitution Execrabilis touching pluralities, are reserved to the apostolic see, with particulars of their rents and profits. Holders of such benefices are to be compelled to make restitution, and powers are given to the nuncio to absolve those to make it.
Ibid. To the same. Ordering him to ascertain what sums of money have been collected for the Holy Land subsidy, and by what regulars, seculars, chapters, colleges, or convents they are now held. Collectors and subcollectors to render accounts, and the money is to be placed in safe custody. The pope is to be fully informed of all particulars, and powers are given to the nuncio to enforce this mandate.
Ibid.
(f. 214d.)
To the same. Faculty to grant dispensations to persons, who, having vowed to visit Rome and Santiago [de Compostella], are unable by reason of age, sickness, or wars, to do so.
Ibid. To the same. Ordering him to compel the heirs or other detainers of the goods of Oliver de Eyncourt to restore fruits received from the benefices of which he was deprived, as a pluralist, by the constitution Execrabilis.
1325.
2 Non. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 214d.)
To the queen. Rejoicing at the peace made between the kings of France and England, and desiring her to urge the king to place such councillors and assistants with their son, the duke of Aquitaine, as shall best promote his spiritual and temporal welfare.
Ibid.
(f. 215.)
To the duke of Aquitaine. Exhorting him to show devotion and reverence to his suzerain, the king of France, and to his father the king of England, to be mindful of what he owes to his mother, and above all to love God, and to uphold the rights and liberties of ecclesiastics, and to protect orphans and widows.
Non. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 215d.)
To the king, whose letters sent by Thomas Dunhevede, a Friar Preacher, the pope has received. The matter touching Alexander, archbishop of Dublin, cannot be heard in camera, but must be laid before the consistory. The pope has summoned the archbishop, and desires the king not to molest him, but to restore to him what has been taken, and to grant him a safe conduct.
10 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 215d.)
To the same. Commending to him William de Arimine, whom the pope has appointed to the see of Norwich. and promising to promote Robert de Baldok, the king's chancellor, in due time and place.
1325.
14 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 215d.)
To the same. Rejoicing that the king has consented to make peace with the king of France, and repeating his promise touching Robert de Baldok.
Ibid. To Edmund, earl of Kent. The pope rejoices at his acquiescence in the peace made between the kings of England and France, and begs him to abstain from inflicting injury on churches and ecclesiastics.
8 Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 216.)
To the king. Commending to him William, bishop of Norwich, and requesting him to restore the temporalities of that see.
Ibid. To Hugh le Despenser the younger. Commending to him the said bishop, and begging him to intercede with the king touching the temporalties of the see.
Ibid. To William, bishop of Norwich, whose letters the pope has received, and on whose behalf he has written to the king and to Hugh le Despenser.
4 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 216.)
To the king. Requesting him to give a safe conduct to Henry, bishop of Lincoln, whose presence is desired by the pope.
Ibid.
(f. 216d.)
To the said bishop. Ordering him to come to the pope.
Ibid. To the same. The pope has received his letters, and has written for a safe conduct from the king.
1326.
15 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 216d.)
To the king. The pope has heard with grief of the dissension between him and queen Isabella, and has sent the archbishop of Vienne and the bishop of Orange, and begs the king to listen to their advice in the matter.
13 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 216d.)
To the queen. Touching the same.
Ibid. To Hugh le Despenser the younger. His participation in the king's government is given by the queen as a reason for her being unable, without personal danger, to return to the king. The pope suggests that Hugh should retire, and should devise methods by which the queen may no longer fear to return to her husband. The pope has sent the above-named nuncios, and begs Hugh to listen to their advice.
10 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 217.)
To the same. Requesting him to assist the said nuncios, and also Hugh de Engolisma in their respective missions.
Ibid. The like to John, bishop of Winchester. Touching the archbishop of Vienne, and the bishop of Orange.
Ibid. The like to the archbishop of Canterbury, desiring him also to aid the nuncios in procuring the expedition of the affair of the bishops of Lincoln and Hereford, about which the pope has written to the king.
Ibid. To the king. Touching the expedition of the affairs of the said bishops.
9 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 217.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Summoning him to the Roman court.
Ibid. To Alexander, archbishop of Dublin. The like.
Ibid. To the king. Begging him to give a safe conduct to the bishop of Lincoln.
Ibid. To the same. The like touching the archbishop of Dublin.
8 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 217d.)
To the same. Exhorting him to pay the yearly cess of 1000 marks that is due.
Ibid. To the same. Praying him to pay to the pope the fourth part of the tenth granted him, none of which has been received, and to give credence to the archbishop of Vienne and the bishop of Orange, papal nuncios.
Ibid. To Hugh de Engolisma, papal nuncio. Ordering him to assist the above-named nuncios.
Ibid. To the king, whose letters sent by William de Weston, canon of Lincoln, the pope has received. Begging him to receive with favour the above-named nuncios, and to acquiesce in their counsel.
6 Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 218.)
To the same. Begging him to listen to the said nuncios, and to render to them the goods of Rigaud, late bishop of Winchester.
5 Kal. Mar.
Avignon. (f. 218.)
To Thomas Ranulphi, earl of Moray, ot whose stay in France the pope has heard. Requesting him to return to Scotland, and prosecute the business of the Roman church, with which he is charged.
16 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 218.)
To Edmund, earl of Kent, whose letters the pope has received, and accepts his recommendation of Adam de Lymbergh.
Ibid. To the king. Assuring him that William Vavausour, a Carmelite, sent to the pope by the earl of Kent, has not, as alleged, either on his own part or that of the said earl, said any ill of Hugh le Despenser.
Ibid. To the said Hugh. The like.
10 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 218.)
To the queen, whose letters the pope has received touching the grievances of William, bishop of Norwich. The pope supposes that the queen has not delayed, at the bishop's persuasion, or that of any other, to betake herself to the king's presence; and that she and the bishop in no way transgressed the treaty of peace touching the duchy of Aquitaine, as the pope has repeatedly explained to the king. The pope will not cease to labour for the removal of the bishop's grievances
Ibid. To the king. Begging him to call to mind the past services of the bishop of Norwich, and not to listen to envious persons, who invite the king to enmity against him.
Ibid.
(f. 218d.)
To Hugh le Despensier the younger. Persuading him, instead of causing grievances to prelates and princes, to abstain from provoking enmities, and to study to promote friendships.
Ibid. To the archbishop of Canterbury. Requiring him to cause the king to restore the temporalities to the bishop of Norwich, and not to admit to churches, in the bishop's gift, any persons presented by the king after petition was made for the restitution of the said temporalities.
Ibid. To the bishop of Ely. Touching the same.
Ibid. To the bishop of London. The like.
Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 218d.)
To the king. His envoy, Master William de Weston, D.C.L. canon of Lincoln, brought 5000 florins, and begged the pope to receive them as a gift (encennio). The pope, however mindful of the king's necessities, takes them as part payment of the quarter of the two years’ tenth that is due, and has given the envoy a receipt to that effect, and begs the king to pay the balance as soon as he can.
Ibid.
(f. 219.)
To the queen. Informing her that William de Weston, while fulfilling the mission entrusted to him by the king, said nothing in derogation of the queen's honour, of which he showed him to be a zealous defender.
Ibid. To the archbishop of Vienne, and the bishop of Orange, papal nuncios. Ordering them to urge the king of France, in the interests of peace between him and the king of England, to restore, not as of right, but of favour, the land of the duchy of Aquitaine to E. the king's eldest son, duke of Aquitaine.
Ibid. To the archbishop of York, the king's treasurer. Requesting him to insist with the king on the payment of the balance of the quarter of the tenth, of which William de Weston has brought 5000 florins, and also of the cess due to the Roman church.
Ibid. To Hugh le Despenser the younger, and to Robert de Baldok, the king's chancellor, and to John, bishop of Winchester. The like.
4 Non. April.
Avignon.
(f. 219.)
To William, archbishop of York, whose letters the pope has received touching the troubles attendant on carrying the [archiepiscopal] cross. If the archbishop will lay the case fully before the pope, justice shall be done.
7 Id. May.
Avignon.
(f. 219d.)
To William, bishop of Norwich. Encouraging him to bear oppressions and injuries bravely, and informing him that the pope has written to the king and others on his behalf.
1326.
4 Id. May.
Avignon.
(f. 219d.)
To the archbishop of Vienne, and the bishop of Orange. The pope has received his letters, as well as those of the king, to whom, on obtaining from him a safe conduct, they are to go, and also to Hugh le Despensier the younger, and others, so that the king's heart may be turned to peace and concord.
Ibid. To the king. Touching his disagreement with queen Isabella and begging him to receive the above-named nuncios, and listen to them in the interests of peace and charity. The pope cannot believe that, as some say, the nuncios will not be received by the king, or that they will be ill-treated, and has therefore ordered them to obtain a safe conduct and approach the king's presence. Touching the business of the bishops of Norwich, Lincoln, and Hereford, and other prelates, the pope commends them and their churches to the king, who will, as the pope trusts, cause his officers to cease from molesting them.
Ibid.
(f. 220.)
To Hugh le Despensier the younger. Touching the promotion of concord between the king and queen, and desiring him to continue his good offices in that regard, and to assist the nuncios in their mission.
2 Id. May.
Avignon.
(f. 220.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Ordering him to assist the aforenamed nuncios in their mission, and to labour until concord is re-established between the king and queen.
Ibid. To the bishop of Norwich, and to the bishop of Winchester. The like.
Kal. Mar.
Avignon.
(f. 220.)
To Hugh de Engolisma, archdeacon of Canterbury, papal nuncio. Directing him to present the pope's letters, patent and close, to the archbishops, suffragans, and clergy respectively, touching the subsidy to be contributed by them to the pope and the Roman church against heretics and unbelievers in Italy. Processes against the heretics are to be published, and a fit person is to be deputed to collect the subsidy in Ireland.
[Theiner, 232.]
13 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 220d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Requesting him to receive the pope's letters patent sent by the nuncio, Master Hugh, touching the aforesaid subsidy, and to carry out the instructions contained in them.
Ibid. To the bishop of London and other suffragans of Canterbury in England and Wales. The like.
Ibid. To the archbishop of York, and to his suffragans, namely, the bishops of Durham, Whitehern, and Carlisle. The like.
Ibid. To the archbishop of Armagh, and to his suffragans. The like. [Theiner, 233.]
Ibid. To the archbishop of Dublin, and to his suffragans. The like. [Theiner, 233.]
Ibid.
(f. 221.)
To the archbishop of Cashel, and to his suffragans The like. [Theiner, 233.]
Ibid. To the archbishop of Tuam, and to his suffragans. The like. [Theiner, 233.]
8 Id. July.
Avignon.
(f. 221.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Ordering him to present the pope's letters to the king and others, touching the business of the bishop of Norwich as shall be expedient, and to use his best efforts in carrying out the same.
11 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 221.)
To Walter, bishop of Exeter. Thanking him for his liberal subvention in aid of the Roman church against the heretics and rebels of Lombardy.
8 [Kal.] July.
Avignon.
(f. 221.)
To queen Isabella. In answer to her letters, assuring her that nothing has been said to the pope by the king's envoy in derogation of her honour, nor could the pope have listened to any such words. The pope exhorts the queen to a reconciliation with her husband.
4 Id. July.
Avignon.
(f. 221.)
To the same, whose letters the pope has received stating that the delay of his envoys would best serve their mission. Passing this by, the pope urges their return in order that he may be fully informed touching the business, and may take counsel with them and others in the interests of peace.
Ibid.
(f. 221d.)
To the archbishop [of Canterbury], the bishop of Winchester, and Master Hugh de Engolisma, archdeacon of Canterbury. Touching the mission of the archbishop of Vienne and the bishop of Orange in regard to the subsidy to be raised in aid of the Roman church against the heretics and unbelievers in many parts of Italy. As the nuncios cannot remain in England, the pope orders the aforesaid prelates and Master Hugh to carry out the remission.
Ibid. To the archbishop of York, and the said Master Hugh. The like.
10 Kal. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 221d.)
To the king. The pope is grieved to hear that people sent by the king to assist his son in the administration of the duchy of Aquitaine have broken the peace made between the kings of England and France, carrying fire and sword into the said duchy. What is done cannot be undone, but the king is bound to withdraw from the dangerous and burdensome position in which he has placed himself, in doing which the pope will assist him.
Kal. Aug.
Avignon.
(f. 222.)
To Walter, archbishop of Canterbury. Requiring him to present the above letter to the king, and to inform the pope of what the king says in reply, and of what he intends to do.
1325.
16 Kal. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 268.)
To Thomas Dunhevede, a Friar Preacher. Appointing him a papal chaplain.
1325.
Non. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 270.)
To Alexander, archbishop of Dublin. Ordering him to present himself to the pope within a month. The pope has written to the king, requesting him to restore the archbishop's goods, and to give him a safe conduct.
1326.
11 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 306.)
To Master Hugh de Engolisma, archdeacon of Canterbury, papal nuncio. Acknowledging the receipt of 148l. 14s. 2d. the amount of Peter's pence, cess of the Roman church, and residue of fruits of void benefices collected and consigned to members of the society of Bardi of Florence resident in London, value 830 florins, at the rate of 3s. 7d. a florin, and paid over to the papal camera by Philip Bardi and Bartholomew Lapi of the said society resident at the Roman court.
2 Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 310.)
To members of the society of Perusii of Florence. Acknowledging the receipt of 259l. 7s. 6d. collected in England, Wales, and Ireland, from the fruits of benefices and other sources, and assigned by Master Hugh de Engolisma papal nuncio, to Siliman Lotterii of the said society resident in England, and by him paid in the sum of 1500 florins at the rate of 3s. 5½d. a florin, through Gerard Gentili and Benedict Stoldi of the said society, to the papal camera.
Ibid. To the said nuncio. Acknowledging the receipt of 350 florins from parte of the fruits of an annate of a prebend of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and of the church of Trym, in the diocese of Meath, due to the papal camera, and of 198l. 10s. 1d. collected in England, Wales, and Ireland (as above), assigned to Peter Raynerii of the society of Bardi of Florence, resident in England, and by him paid in the sum of 1500 florins at the rate of 3s. 5½d. a florin, through Philip Bardi and Bartholomew Lapi of the said society, to the papal camera.
Ibid. To members of the society of Bardi of Florence. Acknowledging the receipt of the above-named sum.
Ibid. To the aforesaid nuncio, acknowledging the receipt of 259l. 7s. 6d. (as above, f. 310).