Regesta 336: 1407-1408

Pages 96-99

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 6, 1404-1415. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1904.

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Regesta, Vol. CCCXXXVI (fn. 1)

1 Gregory XII (contd.)

De Curia

8 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 4.)
To Garsias, bishop of Dax (Aquen.), collector to the camera in the provinces of Bordeaux and Auch (Auxitan.). Faculty—in pursuance of Boniface IX's reservation to the apostolic see of all the property etc. of the late Peter, bishop of Dax—to exact and recover the same from its detainers. Dudum siquidem. (Collacionata per me, A. de Reate.)
Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 22.)
To Henry, king of England. Praying him to send a subvention in aid of the healding of the Schism, which has now lasted nearly thirty years, the king being doubtless aware that the pope's nuncios have lately (pridie) [viz., on April 21, as on ff. 94d and 100d. of this register, or April 20, as on f. 101: the word pridie in the text is evidently an error for pridem, which occurs in a similar phrase on f. 30 in a letter dated June 8] made in the city of Marseilles an agreement with the other party, for the removal of the said Schism, in respect of a place and a time for a joint meeting of the two popes, namely, the city of Saona [and Sept. 29]. Gracias agimus. (Collacionata per me, P. de Romanlis.) [Raynaldi, Annales, an. 1407 § 6.]
(f. 22d.)
To the archbishops of Canterbury and York, papal legates. The pope does not doubt that they are aware that his orators, whom he sent to Marseilles to bring about the healing of the Schism, have made an agreement with the other party in respect of a place, namely the city of Saona, and a time, for a joint meeting. He therefore exhorts them to give liberal aid and to induce their suffragan bishops and [bishops] elect, abbots, priors, etc., abbesses and prioresses, etc. of all orders, exempt and non-exempt, to contribute to the same. He hopes that laymen will also help, and grants to all who shall aid, over and above such subsidy, the indulgence gained by those who visit the Lord's Sepulchre or the shrine of SS. Peter and Paul, provided that they offer to this holy work the money which they would have expended on the said pilgrimages. He appoints the archbishops collectors in the realm for the purpose, and orders them to assign such offerings and subsidies to Philip Thomasii of the Alberti, Alexander Nerozil, also of the Alberti, and Gualbertus Barth[ol]i Morelli, merchants of Florence, or their proctors. Non dubitamus. (Collacionata, P. de Romanlis.) (Duplicata.)
(f. 24.)
To all suffragan bishops and [bishops] elect etc., as in the preceding, of the province of Canterbury. Exhorting them, who are doubtless aware etc. as ibid. to contribute to the above subsidy, for which the pope has appointed the archbishop collector.Urget nos caritas. (Collacionata, P. de Romanlis.)
Ibid. To all suffragan bishops etc. as above, of the province of York. The like. Urget etc. (Collacionata, etc., as above.) [An eodem modo.]
Ibid. To the archbishops of Canterbury and York. Seeing that the orators whom the pope sent to Marseilles about the union of the church have made an agreement with the other party in respect of a place and time for a joint meeting, the pope has asked for charitative subsidies. He therefore grants them faculty to absolve all persons of the realm, ecclesiastical and secular, in cases reserved to the apostolic see, provided that such persons assign to them the money which they would have expended in going to and returning from the said see, to be sent to the camera, like the other subsidies, by means of the society of the Alberti, merchants of Florence. Cum oratores nostri. (Collacionata etc., as above.) (In margin, Duplicata.)
6 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 27.)
To Lewis, bishop of Volterra. Citing him—who has been collector to the camera in England, and has already been repeatedly admonished, under pain of excommunication, to come to the pope with all his accounts and send the sums received by him—under pain of deprivation of his church of Volterra and four times the sums due from him, to come in person to the pope within a fortnight after these presents are shown to him or posted on the doors of his said church, and to render his accounts and send the said sums, of which the pope has great need for the prosecution of the negotiation (tractatus) for the extirpation of the Schism. Considerantes oportunitates (Collacionata, P. de Romanlis.)
3 Kal. Aug.
(f. 127d.)
Reservation, with counsel and assent of the cardinals, to the pope and his person as long as he lives, even if he resign the papacy, and in whatsoever estate and dignity he may be, of the church of Exeter—void by the death of Edmund, during whose life the pope reserved the provision to himself—and of all its rights and appurtenances and its government and administration alike in spiritualities and temporalities. Ad fut. rei. mem. Etsi circa. (Coll. T.) [Marginal rubric: Reserracio ecclesie Eroniensis pro domino nostro papa etc. On f. 128 is a similar reservation with difference in form, dated at Viterbo Aug. 21anno 1 [1407], of the churches of Constantinople and Coron (Coronen.) and the priory of the regular church of St. Mary de Pulreraria, O.S.B. in the diocese of Padua, to be similarly held by the pope. On f. 102d, under date Viterbo Aug. 19 anno 1 [1407], the pope states that he held before his accession, and has since held, the fruits etc. of the churches of Constantinople and Coron and of the priory of St. Mary de Pulveraria in the diocese of Padua. On f. 159d is a reservation of the church of Crete, dated at Siena Oct. 27 anno 1 [1407], similar in form to the above reservation of Exeter. On f. 167d, under date Siena Nov. 9anno 1 [1407], the pope deputes Nicholas, [bishop] elect of Modoni (or Methone, Motonen.) [in Greece], as his vicar-general in the said churches of Constantinople, Crete and Coron.]

2 Gregory XII

2 Id. April.
(f. 230d.)
To Thomas, bishop of Durham and Philip, bishop of Lincoln. Faculty to absolve all persons, of whatsoever estate or condition, concerned in the death of Richard, archbishop of York, who was sentenced for taking up arms with about 8,000 men against the king; and to remove any interdict, etc. The archbishop having been defeated in the field was captured and brought to the king who—at the shouts of the victors, bidding him carry out the law that the traitor shall die the death, and threatening that if he did not do so they would send him singlehanded to others of his enemies not far off, and that they would themselves avenge themselves and him upon the archbishop; fearing that if he resisted the multitude he would expose himself and the realm to great danger, and that if the people proceeded to take vengeance many and various perils might arise—promised that the captives should be judged by law, which was done, the archbishop and some of his fellow captives suffering capital punishment.Romanus pontifex. (Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape, Henricus.) (Collacionata, M. de Pisis.) [Marginal rubric:Absolucio regis Anglie et illorum qui interfuerunt morti olim archiepiscopi Eborancensis.] [Raynaldi, Annales, anno 1405, § 21.]
Id. Aug.
(f. 249d.)
To patriarchs, archbishops etc., abbots etc., dukes, princes etc., and all other persons, clerks and laymen, regular and secular. Letters of credence for John, bishop of Waterford and Lismore, in regard to the convocation of a general council. Ad pacem et tranquillitatem. (Collacionata, Pisis.) [Theiner. op. eit. p. 368.] [An codem modo.]


  • 1. Described on the back as Liber 2.