Regesta 271
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'Regesta 271: 1375', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 4: 1362-1404 (1902), pp. 137-147. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96388 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Regesta, Vol. CCLXXI.

5 Gregory XI.

Littere Secrete. Per Nicolaum de Auximo, Notarium et Secretarium.

1375.
5 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 1d.)
To Edward king of England, along with five other kings. Notifying the pope's return to Rome in the following autumn, and commending to the king the churches and ecclesiastics of the realm. [See Milman loc. cit. 26, note f. The letter to Charles king of France, given incompletely in Raynaldi Annales, 1375, § xxi. is different.]
4 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 6d.)
To Pileus archbishop of Ravenna, and William bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncios. Mandate to insist with the count of Flanders, to whom the pope has also written, for the release of a number of bales of cloth of England seized while being conveyed through his lands by members of the society of the ancient Alberti of Florence.
Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 7.)
To Blaise de Aretio, D.C.L. official of the Roman church in the parts of Piacenza. The pope has charged Lewis de Rozolo, archdeacon of Piacenza, to set forth to him certain matters touching the state of the Roman church, respecting which measures are to be taken. The pope is also writing to John Agut (Hawkwood), knight, captain of the English, as enclosed, which letter he is not to send to him until, after consultation with the said Lewis, he finds it expedient to do so.
Ibid. To John Agut (Hawkwood), knight, captain of the English force. Ordering him to ride immediately where he shall be directed by Blaise de Aretio, D.C.L. official of the Roman church in the parts of Piacenza.
5 Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 7d.)
To Charles king of France. The pope is rejoiced to hear that a meeting of solemn negotiators (tractatorum) of either side is very soon to be held to treat of peace between him and king Edward, dwells (12/3 fol.) on the evils of war, earnestly begs him to do his best to complete the treaty, and informs him that he is writing to the papal nuncios in order that they may exhort the said negotiators to conclude a lasting peace. [Raynaldi Annales, anno 1375, §. xi. giving the latter portion only.]
Ibid.
(f. 8d.)
To Edward king of England. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid.
(f. 9.)
To Philip duke of Burgundy. Exhorting him to do his utmost, as a negotiator on the part of his brother the king of France, in favour of a lasting peace.
Ibid. To John duke of Lancaster. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid.
(f. 9d.)
To the negotiators (tractatoribus pacis) on either side. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid. To Pileus archbishop of Ravenna, and William bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncios. Ordering them to present the pope's letters to the above-named dukes and negotiators, to send the pope's letter to king Edward, and to keep the pope informed of the state of the negotiations.
12 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 24d.)
To the same. Sending letters to be forwarded by them for the king of France and his brothers and the king of England and his sons, and ordering the nuncios to urge the negotiators to carry on and conclude the treaty of peace, in order that the matter contained in the said letters may be begun and carried through.
Ibid.
(f. 25.)
To Edward king of England, as also to the king of France. Commending to him John de Castello, donsel, of the diocese of Amiens, who, together with Martin de Catalonia, a Friar Minor, bearer of these presents, both lately returned from the territory of the infidels, will inform the king that a notable victory over the enemy could probably be gained by a small Christian army, and urging the king to make peace with France, so that the war against the infidels may be carried on.
Ibid. To Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales. Desiring him to listen to the account of the above-named John de Castello, and enclosing a copy of the pope's letter to the king respecting the same.
Ibid. To John duke of Lancaster; to Edmund earl of Cambridge; to Thomas son of king Edward. The like.
Ibid.
(f. 25d.)
To the envoys and negotiators for the treaty of peace on the part of king Edward. The pope is sending letters to the king, as enclosed, and urges them to second his endeavours for peace.
Ibid. To the envoys and negotiators on the part of the king of France. The like.
15 Kal. June.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 33.)
To Charles king of France. Commending anew the mission of John de Castello, who brought good news from the territory of the Saracens, and was, with Martin de Catalonia, sent to announce the same to the king. Much information about the ill estate of the Saracens in the Holy Land and Egypt has been obtained by Nicholas Malavena, a citizen of Ventimiglia, who, as an apostate, lived many years with them, and who is also being sent to the king; and other pilgrims have confirmed it. Like news has been also brought from Africa by Aymar Alfonsi, knight, of Seville. King Charles is urged to make peace with king Edward, so that advantage may be taken of this favourable moment for a crusade.
Ibid.
(f. 34d.)
To Edward king of England. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid. To Philip duke of Burgundy. Touching the same.
Ibid.
(f. 35.)
To John duke of Lancaster; to John duke of Berry; to Edward prince of Aquitaine and Wales; to Edmund earl of Cambridge; to Thomas earl of Hereford (Herefordie.) The like.
Ibid.
(f. 35d.)
To the envoys and negotiators for the treaty of peace on the part of the king of France. Touching the same.
Ibid. To the envoys and negotiators on the part of king Edward. The like.
Ibid To Pileus archbishop of Ravenna, and William bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncios. Touching the same.
8 Id. July.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 38.)
To Bernard archbishop of Naples. The pope is writing to Joan queen of Sicily (Naples), desiring her—inasmuch as on account of the negotiations for peace between the kings of France and England, between whom a year's truce has been made, he is obliged to postpone his departure for Rome—not to send before the 25th of August the galleys she has offered. As to the galleys which are to come from the island of Sicily, the archbishop is to forward the enclosed letters to John bishop of Sarlat, nuncio, informing him that the said galleys are not to leave before August 20.
Ibid.
(f. 38d.)
To Andrew Contareno, doge of Venice. Desiring him to postpone until the middle of August the departure of the five galleys offered for the pope's voyage to Rome. The pope having this day received letters from the nuncios at Bruges informing him that a year's truce has been made, and that the negotiators are to meet again on the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, feels bound to postpone his journey.
5 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 41d.)
To Joan queen of Sicily (Naples). The conclusion of a truce between the kings of France and England now gives hope that a peace will follow, for which the pope's presence is necessary in these parts, where the king of France and the duke of Lancaster have petitioned him to remain. As he is informed that in case the negotiators, who are to meet again at Bruges in September, fail to agree, they are to repair to the pope's presence; and as in the interests of peace and of the crusade he would feel bound, if at Rome, to return to Avignon, he has resolved to postpone his departure until the following spring. The pope will then repeat his request for galleys.
Ibid.
(f. 42.)
To Andrew Contareno, doge of Venice. The like, mutatis mutandis. [Theiner, Cod. Dipl. S. S. II. No. 582. Raynaldi Annales, 1375, § xxij.]
Ibid.
(f. 43.)
To John bishop of Sarlat, papal nuncio. The like, touching the galleys, if any, prepared by order of Frederick king of Sicily (Trinacrie).
4 Non. Aug.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 43d.)
To Edward king of England, along with Peter king of Aragon, Lewis king of Hungary, Henry king of Castile and Leon, and Charles king of Navarre. Notifying, for the abovenamed reasons, the postponement until the following spring of his return to the Holy City (ad Sacram Urbem).
Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by Avignon.
(f. 44.)
To the anziani (antianis) of the people, and to the council and commune of the city of Pisa. As above (f. 41d.), to Joan queen of Sicily, in respect of two galleys.
1375.
4 Non. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 44.)
To the Roman people. Notifying, as above (f. 43d.), the postponement of his return.
Id. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 61d.)
To Robert king of Scotland. Requesting him to favour Henry de Sancto Trudone (St. Trond), preceptor of Avalterre in the duchy of Brabant, who is sent by the pope to Scotland to govern the preceptory of the Hospitallers in that realm, let on farm by Robert de Juliaco (Juillac), master of the Hospital, to Robert Mercerii, a layman, of Scotland, who obtained papal confirmation of the grant, and who now holds it to the injury of Robert de Alis (Hales), prior of England, to whom of right it belongs. Henry is to govern pending the pope's decision. [See Reg. cclxx. f. 169; and below f. 222.]
Ibid.
(f. 62.)
To Robert de Alis (Hales), prior of England. The pope is answering king Edward's letters according to the tenor enclosed, and orders the prior to obtain from the king the relaxation of the arrest of moneys due from him and many persons of his priory to the master of the Hospitallers and his convent of Rhodes, and for the passage of many of the brethren. As the arrest was made by fault of the prior, it is for him to obtain its removal.
Ibid.
(f. 62d.)
To Edward king of England. The pope grieves that he has only this month received the king's letters of 26th March, otherwise he would have replied sooner as the matter demanded. As to the preceptory of Scotland, the pope has learned that it does not belong to the priory of England and does not in any way pertain to the king's crown, but has been held, with the goods thereof, for very many years by divers clerks and laymen, and among others was held in farm for twenty years and more by a certain David [de Mar], clerk, a Scot, who has been wont to dwell at the papal court [See Reg. ccxlv. ff. 246d, 247d.]; and that although the late Raymund Berengarii, master of the Hospital, granted it to Robert de Alis (Hales), prior of England, the grant was revoked by the constitution of Urban V. forbidding two priories of preceptories of the Hospital to be held by the same man. Wherefore Robert de Juliaco master of the Hospital, let it on farm at the old rate to a certain Scotch layman [Robert Mercer] on a rent double of that paid by the prior of England. The pope has brought the matter before himself, and has empowered Henry de Sancto Trudone (St. Trond), preceptor of Avalterre in the duchy of Brabant, treasurer of Rhodes, said to be at present in Brabant, to receive the fruits and profits. As to the arrest of moneys [f. 62], in reply to the king's statement that it was made because of certain innovations made within the realm in an assembly of the lieutenant of the master and other Hospitallers lately held at Avignon [See. Reg. cclxx.f. 80], contrary to the statutes, laws, and uses of the king and his progenitors, the pope replies that what was done in the assembly was done by his mandate, and was agreed to unanimously by those present, namely, the greater part of the priors and a great multitude of the preceptors of the Hospital, and by two brethren, proctors of the prior of England, in defence of eastern Christendom, and was done not for England alone but for other realms also. The pope will compel the Hospitallers to furnish 500 knights, and as many good esquires, with their horses and arms, to be ready to cross the sea in the spring with others whom he will send with them; and as much money will be opportune for the vessels and victuals, he intends shortly to write to the king for a subsidy. He therefore prays him to revoke the said arrest, so that the expedition may set out without loss of time. [Fœdera.]
Ibid.
(f. 64.)
To Robert Mercerii, donsel, of Scotland. Mandate to assign, until otherwise ordered, to Henry de Sancto Trudone, preceptor of Avalterre, the preceptory of Scotland, notwithstanding the grant in his favour made by Robert de Juliaco; the king of England having, upon complaint by Robert de Alis, prior of England, laid an arrest upon the pension (responsio) accustomed to be paid to the master and convent of Rhodes, and upon the portion of the general subsidy imposed upon the brethren of the Hospital due from the said prior and the preceptors of England. The pope having brought the matter before himself, orders Robert to appear personally, or by proctor, in the Roman court.
4 Non. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 77.)
To William Tany, prior of Ireland. Mandate to assign to Richard, Turcopolier (Tricoplerio) of Rhodes, receiver-general in England, all moneys due to the Hospital, as he will learn more fully from John Ferdinandi (Fernandez) [d'Hérédia], castellan of Amposta (Emposte), lieutenant of the master and convent of the said hospital of Rhodes. The pope has planned, as contained in his letters to the prior of England, a certain crusade (passagium) of 500 brethren and as many esquires; and the prior of Ireland is to take order that at the time to be fixed for him by the prior of England the knights and esquires of his priory may be ready simultaneously with those of England.
6 Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 80d.)
To Edward king of England, along with Henry king of Castile, and Ferdinand king of Portugal. By other letters [Fœdera; the first of the two under this date] which are being sent by the bearer of these presents the pope is setting forth the miserable state of Christians in the East; he informs him by these presents that 500 knights and as many esquires of the order of St. John are to go on a crusade to Greece (ad partes Romanie) in the spring of 1377, and requests from him not only free passage for the contingent assigned from England against the Turks, but assistance in their enterprise. [The letter to the king of Castile, of which this is eodem modo, mentions 22 knights and as many esquires [Raynaldi Annales, 1375, § ix. wrongly gives 25]; that to the king of Portugal is also eodem modo, with 14 for 22; this third, to king Edward, is without indication whether 14, 22, or another number was in the original. The second in Fœdera, not identical with these presents, unless, as seems probable, the Register be in error, supplies the number, viz. 38. See Reg. cclxvii. f. 47d.]
Ibid.
(f. 81.)
To Edward prince of Wales and Aquitaine; to John duke of Lancaster; to Edward earl of Cambridge; to Thomas earl of Hereford (Erfordensi); to the chancellor of England, and others named. Desiring them to use their influence with the king in favour of the above.
Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 84d.)
To Robert de Ales (Hales), prior of England. Mandate to assign to Michael Marthiniz de la Cambra, preceptor of Samper (S. Petri) [de Calenda], in the diocese of Saragossa, bearer of these presents, sent by the above-named John Ferdinandi (Fernandez) [d'Hérédia], castellan of Amposta, lieutenant of the master and convent of Rhodes, the money due for the yearly pension (responsione) and for the subsidy imposed by the chapter-general or assembly of the Hospital for a crusade (passagio ultramarino).

Per Guillelmum Baronis, Secretarium.

6 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 95.)
To William bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncio. Mandate to prosecute, along with Pileus archbishop of Ravenna, with all diligence the negotiations for peace between the kings of France and England, and to keep the pope fully informed.
Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 104d.)
To Edward king of England. Urging him to remove the arrest placed on the pensions (responsionibus) and other moneys due from the prior of the Hospitallers of England to the treasurer of the crusade, the king having been moved thereto because Robert [de Juillac], master of the Hospital, has granted to a certain lay knight [Robert Mercer] the goods of the Hospital in Scotland, which goods were formerly held by Robert [de Hales], prior of England, by grant of Raymund [Bérenger], late master of the Hospital. [See above, f. 61d. seq.] [Fœdera.]
Ibid.
(f. 105.)
To Edward prince of Wales, and to John Knyvet, the king's chancellor. Desiring them to use their influence with the king touching the same.
13 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 116.)
To Pileus archbishop of Ravenna, and William bishop of Carpentras. The pope has lately learned that Charles king of the French, and Edward king of England, have sent solemn ambassadors to Bruges to treat of peace, and is writing to the said kings and to others, as enclosed. As he fears that if the negotiation be broken off peace will be made late or never, he orders them to prosecute it by all means in their power, and to report fully on the remedies which they may see to be in the pope's power to employ. They are to give full credence to Arnold Garnerii, canon of Châlons, licentiate in canon law, papal nuncio and collector in England, whom the pope is sending to those parts, especially in connection with the subsidy imposed on the clergy of England, respecting which he is also writing to Simon bishop of London and others.
8 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 120.)
To William cardinal of St. Angelo's, vicar-general in lands of Italy immediately subject to the Roman church. Mandate to assign without delay, along with the bishop of Bologna, the pope's treasurer in those parts, a castle apiece to John Haukewode and John Torneberi (Thornbury), knights, if he can find such in the lands committed to him, of the value expressed in the pope's former letters; if not, he is to make diligent search in the lands where Gerald abbot of Marmoutier (Majoris Monasterii) by Tours is vicar-general. [See ff. 136d, 137.]
3 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 121.)
To Edward prince of Wales. Requesting him to put a stop to the exaction by royal officials of the tenth of benefices held by cardinals in England, and commending to his favour the said cardinals and their proctors.
9 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 121.)
To John duke of Lancaster; to [Richard le Scrope] the king's treasurer, and to [Henry de Wakefield] treasurer of the king's household, and to (hospitii regis). Desiring them to use their influence with the king, to whom the pope is writing, touching the same.
Ibid.
(f. 121d.)
To Edward king of England. As above to the prince of Wales, mutatis mutandis.
6 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 122d.)
To Arnold Garnerii, canon of Châlons, licentiate in civil law, papal nuncio. Mandate to present to Edward king of England, and others, the letters, as contained in the enclosed schedule, in favour of cardinals who hold benefices in England.
4 Non. May.
Avignon.
(f. 123d.)
To Dominic de Campofregoso, knight, doge of Genoa. Urging him to order the release of William Welles, John Perrut, John Garthorp, John Borbak, and Nicholas Copelande, donsels, in the pay of the Roman church, who on their way back from the Roman court towards Bologna have been captured by the men of Isabel wife of Rayner de Grimaudo (Grimaldi), of the diocese of Nice, and are imprisoned in the castle of Mentone (Mente) in the same diocese, which castle is situate in lands subject to the doge. [See Reg. cclxvii. f. 69.]
Ibid.
(f. 124.)
To Isabel wife of Rayner de Grimaudo, of the diocese of Nice. The like; with the names as follows:—William Welles, John Paramet, John Gartdorp, Nicholas Norbate, and John Compelande.
[Post 4 Kal. Aug.]
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 136d.)
To John Hankewode of England, knight. The pope has lately conferred upon him the castle of Montefortino (Montisfortini) in the march of Ancona, immediately belonging to the Roman church, with the territory, rights, jurisdictions, and appurtenances thereof, by letters sent to him by Peter de Murlis, donsel, member of the pope's household. The pope therefore exhorts him by all the means in his power to promote the affairs of the Roman church. [See f. 120 and Reg. cclxxviij. ff. 45, 79d.]
Ibid.
(f. 137.)
To John Comneberi (Thornbury) (de Cambra in Rubrice), of England, knight. The like in regard to the castle of Montalto (Montisalti). [See f. 120, and ibid. f. 45d.]
Kal. Sept.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 137d.)
To the abbot of Dunes (Duniis). Letters of credence for Giles Sancii Munionis, provost of Valencia, D.C.L. papal nuncio sent to England and Flanders.
Ibid.
(f. 138.)
To the bishop of St. Davids; to Ralph Argirii (Ergum), doctor of canon and civil law, chancellor of John duke of Lancaster; to king Edward's envoys who are about to go to Bruges; to Simon de Multone, D.C.L. canon of York; to John Guterrii (Guttierez), dean of Segovia; to John de Cobeham, knight; to Hugh de Brian, knight; to William de Borton, knight. The like.
12 Kal. Oct.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 140.)
To Lewis duke of Anjou. Urging him to show himself wholly disposed for peace. for if the negotiation be broken off, the pope fears that peace will be made late or never; he is to give full credence to Pileus archbishop of Ravenna, and William bishop of Carpentras, sent by the pope to make peace.
Ibid.
(f. 141.)
To Edward prince of Wales. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid. To Charles king of France. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid. To the envoys of the king of France who are about to go to Bruges. Urging them, for the same reason, to devote their efforts to a good peace and concord; they are to give full credence to the above-named nuncios.
Ibid.
(f. 141d.)
To Philip duke of Burgundy. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid.
(f. 142.)
To John bishop of Amiens. Touching the same.
Ibid.
(f. 143.)
To Henry [de Wakefield] bishop elect of Worcester. Exhorting him to resign to William bishop of Carpentras the archdeaconry of Canterbury, provision of which has been made by the pope, on its voidance by Henry's consecration, to his own nephew, Aymar de Ruppe (la Roche), provost of St. Saviour's, Utrecht. [See Reg. cclxx. f. 117d.]
Ibid.
(f. 143d.)
To William bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncio. Faculty to receive the bishop of Worcester's resignation of the said archdeaconry.
5 Kal. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 146.)
To Edward king of England. Requesting him to give safeconduct to the vicars of James abbot of Cluny, sent to visit, correct, and reform persons and places of that order in England which are known to be in need of correction and reformation. [Fœdera.]
Ibid. To Edward prince of Wales; to John duke of Lancaster; and to [Richard] earl of Arundel. Commending the said vicars.
4 Id. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 150.)
To Henry bishop elect of Worcester. Mandate not to be consecrated until Ralph, chancellor of John duke of Lancaster, bishop elect of Salisbury, to whom provision has been made thereof by the pope, is consecrated.
15 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 150d.)
To Raymund de Monte Alto (Montaut), lord of Mussidan Exhorting him to repair to the place within the dominion of the king of England where Warin (Garrinus) lord of Apchier (de Apcerio), and Raymund his brother, donsel, nephews of the pope, are imprisoned, and to procure their release, they having been captured by the men of that king after the truce between him and the king of France and their subjects was made and proclaimed.
Ibid.
(f. 151.)
To William seneschal of Lunac (Lunarum). The like.
4 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 152d.)
To Thomas de Feleton, knight, seneschal of Bordeaux. Requesting him to go and procure the release of the above-named Warin and Raymund.

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Id. March.
Avignon.
(f. 180d.)
To Robert king of Scotland. Requesting him to put an end to a certain pretended custom, or rather abominable abuse (corruptelam) abolished by the late king David, whereby the moveable property of deceased bishops was appropriated by the king, and to restore the goods seized on the falsely reported death of bishop Walter. [See Reg. cclxxxii. f. 139d.and Theiner 346, 353.]
Ibid.
(f. 181d.)
To the same. Commending to him Walter bishop of Glasgow, who has been for some time at the Roman court, and is now about to return and reside in his church.
4 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 199d.)
To Philip duke of Burgundy. Urging him, as a principal negotiator on the part of the king of France his brother, to use all diligence in fostering peace between the kings of France and England.
Ibid.
(f. 200.)
To Lewis duke of Anjou, and to Lewis count of Flanders. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid.
(f. 200d.)
To Charles king of the French. Exhorting him to make peace with king Edward.
Ibid.
(f. 201.)
To John duke of Lancaster. As above to Philip duke of Burgundy, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid. To Edward king of England. As above, to Charles king of the French, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid. To the negotiators on the part of Edward king of England for the treaty of peace between the kings of France and England. Urging them to use all diligence in the same.
Ibid.
(f. 201d.)
To the negotiators on the part of the king of France (Anglie). The like, mutatis mutandis. [This and the preceding letters all follow the same model, beginning: Anarie diu inter spem metumque dubii expectavimus. …]
Ibid. To Pileus archbishop of Ravenna and William bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncios. Ordering them to present the above letters, and to labour for peace between the said kings.

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Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 222.)
To Robert king of Scotland. The pope has received and granted his petition brought by his kinsman, Robert Mercerii, as the said Robert, in whose favour the king of France also has written, will inform him. [See f. 61d. seq. and Reg. cclxxxvj. f. 25.]
10 Kal. March.
Avignon.
(f. 224.)
To the bishops of Pampaluna and Sinigaglia, and Giles, provost of Valencia, papal nuncios. The pope has ordered reply to be made, as contained in the enclosed schedule, to their duplicate letters which he has lately received.
6 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 225.)
To the same. Commending their industry in the business for which they have been sent, and ordering them to remain and assist the nuncios specially sent for the treaty of peace, if required by them to do so. Full credence is to be given to [Arnold Garnerii], collector of England, bearer of these presents.
6 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 225.)
To Henry de Wakefeldi, treasurer of king Edward's household. Urging him to promote peace between the two kings, and to procure some relaxation and consolation for Roger de Belloforti, the pope's brother, and John de Ruppe (de la Roche), his nephew, knights, now in captivity: credence is to be given to the collector of England, bearer of these presents.
Ibid.
(f. 225d.)
To Isabella, lady of Coucy (Cougyaco), daughter of king Edward. The like on behalf of the above Roger and John; praying her to influence the king and her brothers for peace, and to give credence to the collector of England, bearer of these presents.
Non. April.
Avignon.
(f. 227d.)
To John Bretz (Brise), knight, marshal (marascallo; capitaneo in Rubrice) of the English force fighting for the pope and the Roman church. Desiring him to hinder the enemy from reaping the coming harvests, seeing that a deadly blow can now be inflicted (Same quum in instantis messibus et ante possunt hostes, dando eis gastum letalius quam alio altero tempore sanctiori [? sauciari] … rogamus); for if the enemy were to lose their harvests they would themselves be driven to act to the honour and profit of the pope. Credence is to be given in respect to this and other matters to John Tournabari (Thornbury), knight, bearer of these presents.
7 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 228.)
To Joan, princess of Wales. Master Robert, bearer of these presents, who is returning to her, will inform her, if she desires, as to the state of the pope and the Roman church. The pope prays her to use her influence with the king and with the prince of Wales in favour of peace, and to procure some consolation and relaxation for the above named two captives.
Ibid.
(f. 228d.)
To William le Latumer, knight, king Edward's chamberlain. The like, touching the peace and the two captives.
3 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 229.)
To John Torbenarri (Thornbury; Tornaberi in Rubrice—), captain of forces fighting for the pope and the Roman church. The pope is unwilling that he should be ignorant that negotiations are going on for a truce with the enemy. As he has lately learned that the men-at-arms under his command, especially the English, are grumbling (querulantur) because they are not paid and seem to be withdrawing from their services, the pope desires him to remain faithful, in order that a more honourable truce may be obtained, and to that end to do whatever may be required by the cardinal of St. Angelo's. The captain is to assure his men that whether the truce goes on or not they shall lose nothing of their pay.
Ibid. To John Bretz (Brise), knight, seneschal of the English force fighting for the pope and the Roman church. The like.
4 Non. May.
Avignon.
(f. 229d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Translating him to that see, and exhorting him to study to multiply the talent entrusted to him. [Wilkins, Conc. III. 97.]
2 Kal. July.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 232.)
To John Cliffordi, knight, captain of forces fighting for the pope and the Roman church. A truce having been made between the pope and the tyrants of Milan, it is feared that on account of the great number of men-at-arms to be disbanded the companies (societates) may rise. The knight is to give credence to letters of the cardinal of St. Angelo's and to another named, bearer of these presents, with a view to protect the lands of the pope and of his adherents. [Theiner, Cod. dipl. S. Sedis, II. No. 579. See ibid. No. 578.]
Ibid. To John Feuly (Feriby), knight, captain, as above, and John Clifford, knight, captain, as above. The like.
Ibid.
(f. 233d.)
To John Brest, knight, captain, as above, Richard de Romisey, marshal, and Nicholas Golde, constable of forces, as above. The like.
4 Id. June.
Avignon.
(f. 234.)
To Oliver, lord of Clisson (Cliscone), knight. Letters of credence for Guy de Ruppe (de la Roche), archdeacon of Tours, collector for the papal camera in that province, and William Leyt, donsel, sent by the pope with verbal instructions.
14 Kal. Sept.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 235d.)
To Thomas de Felton, knight, king Edward's seneschal of Aquitaine. Letters of credence for credence for William de Fortes, knight, going to Aquitaine on Affairs concerning Nicholas de Belloforti, lord of Limeuil (Limouio), the pope's brother, and commending to him the said Nicholas.
Kal. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 236.)
To the archbishop of York. Commending to him Giles Sancii Munionis, provost of Valencia, D.C.L. bearer of these presents. one of the papal nuncios at Bruges, who is being sent by the pope to the king; desiring him to give full credence to the said Giles, and to assist him in his mission so that the business thereof [the Concord] may attain its conclusion and effect.
Ibid.
(f. 236d.)
To the bishop of Hereford. The like, with slight verbal changes.


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