Documents Illustrative of English Church History

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er, coming to me in your behalf, bade me 1076. to do fealty to you and your successors, and to think better done by my in the matter of the money which my predecessors were wont 5 ec to send to the Roman Church : the one point I agreed to, the other I did not agree to. I refused to do fealty, nor will I, because neither have I promised it, nor do I find that my predecessors did it to your predecessors. The money but the for nearly three years, whilst I was in Gaul, has been care- foi lessly collected ; but now that I am come back to my king- collected dom, by God's mercy, what has been collected is sent by the aforesaid legate, and what remains shall be dispatched, when opportunity serves, by the legate of Lanfranc our faithful archbishop. Pray for us, and for the good estate of our realm, for we have loved your predecessors and desire to love you sincerely, and to hear you obediently before all Jne omnibui. THE CONQUEROR'S MANDATE FOR DIVIDING THE CIVIL AND CHURCH COURTS. T; If. date is quite uncertain. The document is printed by Wilkins from a MS. belonging to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, compared with one in the Lincoln Register (Remigius 9). The text in Thorpe, Ancient Laws and Institutes, i. 495, and Stubbs, S. C. 85, agrees with Wilkins. [Tr. Stubbs, S. C. 85.] William, by the grace of God king of the English, to Necessity R. Bainard, and G. de Magneville, and Peter de Valoines, !r mend- and all my liege men of Essex, Hertfordshire and Middle- bishop's sex greeting. Know ye and all my liege men resident in laws- England, that I have by my common council, and by the advice of the archbishops, bishops, abbots and chief men of my realm, determined that the episcopal laws be mended as not having... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Documents Illustrative of English Church History
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