Regesta 268
1372-1373

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'Regesta 268: 1372-1373', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 4: 1362-1404 (1902), pp. 113-120. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96385 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Regesta, Vol. CCLXVIII.

2 Gregory XI.

Littere Secrete.. Per Nicolaum De Auximo, Notarium Et Secretarium..

1372.
10 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 5d.)
To Charles, king of France. Requesting him to send his envoys, at the time and place agreed upon, to treat of peace between him and king Edward. In order to stimulate cardinals Simon of St. Sixtus and John of Sancti Quatuor Coronati, to whom the prosecution of the said negotiations has been committed, as well as others who may be useful promoters of the same, the pope is sending Bertrand de Vayraco, donsel, member of his household, bearer of these presents, as also of similar letters to the king of England. [See Reg. cclxiv. f. 109d.]
Ibid.
(f. 6.)
To Edward, king of England. The like, mutatis mutandis. [Fædera.]
Ibid. To Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus. Directing him to meet the other parties to the treaty at Calais on March 1st. Bertrand de Veyraco, donsel, member of the pope's household, bearer of these presents, and others will assist the cardinal in the negotiations, of the course of which he is frequently to inform the pope.
Ibid.
(f. 6d.)
To John, cardinal of Sanct Quatuor Coronati. The like.
Ibid. To John, duke of Berry. Requesting him to use his influence with the king of France in behalf of the conclusion of peace, respecting which he may give full credence to the above-named Bertrand de Veyraco, bearer of these presents.
Ibid.
(f. 7.)
To Philip, duke of Burgundy, and to other nobles and prelates of France; to William, archbishop of Canterbury, and to bishops William of Winchester, Simon of London, Robert of Salisbury, John of Bath, and William of Worcester; to Edward, prince of Wales; to John, duke of Lancaster; to Edmund, earl of Cambridge; to John, earl of Pembroke; to Richard, earl of Arundel; to William, earl of Salisbury; to Humphrey, earl of Hereford, constable of England; to Guy de Brien, knight, of the diocese of St. Davids. The like, mutatis mutandis.
2 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 93d.)
To Thomas de Felethon, seneschal of Aquitaine. Requesting him by the honour of Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales, who is bound to defend churches and church goods, to inhibit Robert de Ros, knight, mayor of Bordeaux, and the jurats, from taking possession of and destroying, for the purpose of building a new city wall, houses and ground belonging to the palace of Elias the archbishop, and to make satisfaction to him for the stones they have taken.
Ibid.
(f. 94.)
To Robert de Ros. knight, mayor, and to the jurats of the city of Bordeaux. Touching the same.
7 Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 97d.)
To John Agut (Hawkwood), knight, captain of the English in the service of the pope and the Roman church. Commending the zeal of him and his men in the recovery of castles in the districts of Piacenza and Pavia, and urging him to continue faithful in this work of God.
18 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 98d.)
To Henry, bishop of Norwich. Commending to him four monks, named, bearers of these presents, of the monastery of Conques, whom abbot Raymund is sending to live in the priory of St. Faith, Horscham, in his diocese, dependent on Conques.
Ibid. To Edmund de Ufforde, knight, of the diocese of Norwich. The like.

Per Guillermum Baronis, Secretarium.

2 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 107.)
To Amadeus, count of Savoy. Requesting him to have justice done to Hugh Pelegrini, treasurer of Lichfield, in respect of money due to him by some merchants.
2 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 109d.)
To Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus, papal nuncio. The pope has received his letters by his messenger Nigel, in which he announces that the men of the kings of France and England are to meet on March 1, with sufficient powers for making peace; the pope is writing, by Bertrand de Veyraco, to the said kings and to the cardinal, whom he orders, along with cardinal John, to prosecute the negotiations with solicitude. [See f. 5d.Seq.]
15 Kal. March.
Avignon.
(f. 111d.)
To Edward, king of England. Requesting him to order to be restored to Peter Ruffi and other merchants of Navarre certain goods which had been loaded in Bayonne on vessels destined to various places, and which have been taken by his subjects; commending also the said Peter, who has gone to the king's presence.
Ibid.
(f. 112.)
To Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus. Mandate to commend the said merchants to the king.
Kal. March.
Avignon.
(f. 115d.)
To John, count of Armagnac (Armaniaci). Requesting him to use his influence with the king of France in behalf of William, bishop of Carpentras, and William [Roger III.], viscount of Turenne, the pope's brother, whom the pope is sending to join the cardinals John and Simon and the envoys of the kings of France and England, at Calais, to assist them towards the treaty of peace. [See Reg. cclxiv. f. 96.]
Ibid.
(f. 116.)
To Lewis, count of Etampes (Stamparum). The like.
Ibid. To John, earl of Pembroke. The like.
Non. March.
Avignon.
(f. 117.)
To Charles, king of the French. Requiring him to give heed and full credence to the above-named bishop and viscount.
Ibid.
(f. 118.)
To Edward, king of England. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid. To Lewis, duke of Anjou, second son of John, late king of the French. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid. To John, cardinal of Sancti Quatuor Coronati. Requesting him to give full credence to the bishop of Carpentras, and the viscount of Turenne, whom the pope has sent to assist in the treaty of peace at Calais.
Ibid.
(f. 118d.)
To Aymeric, bishop of Paris; to John, abbot of Fecamp, and two French knights; to William, archbishop of Canterbury; to William, bishop of Winchester; to John, bishop of Bath; to William, bishop of Worcester; to Humphrey, earl of Hereford; to William, earl of Salisbury; and to [John] count of Tancarville. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid.
(f. 119.)
To the envoys of Charles, king of France, deputed to make peace. Urging them to give heed and full credence to the abovenamed bishop and viscount.
Ibid.
(f. 119d.)
To Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales. The like, mutatis mutandis
6 Id. March.
Avignon.
(f. 121.)
To Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus, papal nuncio. Mandate to give full credence to the bishop of Carpentras touching the subsidy which the pope is asking king Edward and many of the prelates of the realm, as contained in the enclosed schedule, to give for the defence and recovery of the property of the Roman church. The nuncio is to make speed to induce the king to give heed to the pope's prayers, and the said prelates to come to the help of the pope and the Roman church in this their great necessity. [See Reg. cclxv. f. 102.]
Ibid.
(f. 121d.)
To Edward, king of England. Requesting him to give full credence to the bishop of Carpentras, and to induce the prelates of his realm, who alone of all Christendom do not do so, to come to the help of the pope and the Roman church, which is the king's mother church. [See ibid, and below f. 226d.]
Ibid.
(ff. 121d. 122.)
To Robert, bishop of Salisbury; to [William], archbishop of Canterbury; to [Thomas], bishop of Durham; to Simon, bishop of London; to William, bishop of Winchester; to William (sic), archbishop of York; to William, bishop of Worcester. Commending to them the bishop of Carpentras, who will set forth more fully the pope's intentions, respecting which they are to induce, as best they can, the remaining ecclesiastics of the realm to pay a fitting subsidy, such as has been imposed on and accepted by France, Spain, Almain, and almost all the Christian world except England. The pope bids them consider that the clergy of England, unlike the clergy of other regions, have not been wasted and desolated by wars. [See Milman, L. C. 3rd ed. viij. 25, note d.]
12 Kal. July.
Avignon.
(f. 155.)
To Lewis, duke of Anjou, second son of John, late king of the French. Requesting him to order the release of Richard de Drayton, rector of Cleve, in the diocese of Worcester, whom some royal officers have seized and imprisoned on his way to the apostolic see on business touching his church, about which he had obtained three sentences at the said see in his favour.
11 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 179d.)
To Joan, queen of Sicily (Naples). Requesting her to make satisfaction to John Aguti (Hawkwood), knight, in respect of a certain annual provision granted by her to him several years before, inasmuch as the pope has learned that the said John intends to abandon the service of Barnabas de Vicecomitibus (Visconti), to invade no more the church and its lands, but rather to serve the same and the realm of Naples.
11 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 208d.)
To [Thomas], bishop of Durham. Thanking him for his services and courtesy to William, viscount of Turenne, and desiring him to be prompt and liberal when he shall be asked to lighten with money the burdens of the pope and the Roman church.
16 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 226d.)
To Edward, king of England. Urging him to dispose himself to make peace with the king of France; to show no favour to ecclesiastics who refuse to pay the subsidy imposed by the pope for the defence of the church in Italy against the sons of iniquity, Barnabas and Galeatius de Vicecomitibus (Visconti); and to suffer cardinals and others in their service, and in the service of the pope, to receive the fruits of their benefices. [See f. 121d.]
Ibid.
(f. 227d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate to use his influence with the king in favour of the peace. The pope has imposed subsidies in the realms of France and Spain, in Almain and other parts of the faithful, to relieve the burden of defending the rights and property of the Roman church in Italy, and has imposed in the realm of England a tenth for one year, of which half is to be paid at Easter and half at Michaelmas, and is content, as Innocent VI. in a similar case, to accept instead a subsidy of 100,000 florins, payable at the same two dates. The bishop of Carpentras, in presence of the cardinal of St. Sixtus, has set forth to the archbishop and other prelates the necessities of the pope and the Roman church; nevertheless, after the departure or the said bishop from England, a number of ecclesiastics, at which the pope marvels, have prevented the pope's letters from entering the realm. The archbishop is therefore ordered. under pain of excommunication, to collect the tenth in both provinces and to assign it to Nicholas Luce and other proctors and factors of Nicholas Jacobi and Benedict Nerotii, of the ancient Alberti of Florence, at Bruges, within two months after the aforesaid terms of payment, the said Nicholas and others having faculty to receive and give acquittance for the same. The archbishop is to draw up the usual two instruments. The pope will still be content with the above-named subsidy in place of the tenth, if the clergy will consent to it more quickly, and provided that it be paid on the dates given. The present letters, which he has caused to be registered in his secret register, shall be accepted by all as full and sufficient proof of the powers committed therein to the archbishop. [See ibid.]
Ibid.
(f. 229.)
To the archbishop of York. The like. (Eodem modo.) [But see f. 232.]
Ibid.
(f. 229d.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate to use his influence with the king touching the matters about which the pope has written to the king and to the archbishop of Canterbury as contained in the enclosed schedule, and especially about the subsidy, either of a tenth or a sum of 100,000 florins, which he is to pay himself, and induce, as best he can, the rest of the clergy to pay.
Ibid. To William, bishop of Winchester, to [John] archbishop of York, to [Simon] bishop of London, and to [William] bishop of Worcester. The like.
Ibid.
(f. 230.)
To Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales. Requesting him to use his influence with the king, his father, in favour of the mission of the cardinal nuncios, the bishop of Carpentras, and William [Roger III.] viscount of Turenne, the pope's brother, concerning the peace and other matters touching the Roman church, the cardinals and ecclesiastical liberties, as contained in the enclosed schedule. [See f. 115d.]
Ibid. To John, duke of Lancaster. The like.
12 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 231d.)
To Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus, papal nuncio. Mandate to inform the king touching the appropriation of the church of Hermynburgh, in the diocese of York, to the prior and chapter of Durham, which the king has more than once written to ask the pope to grant. As there were secular as well as other canons and beneficiaries in the church of Durham to the number of a hundred and fifty, whose revenues and emoluments were applied to the prior and chapter when it was transferred to religious; as likewise there were appropriated to the said prior and chapter four abbeys of religious in which only priors are now instituted, in each of which were twenty-four monks, and now no more than fifteen in all four; as likewise two other monasteries, in each of which fifteen persons dwelt, in both of which there are not now ten; as moreover thirteen parish churches were appropriated, and many other things conferred on them, it is probable that if the king were sufficiently informed of this, he would not petition for the said appropriation, seeing further that in Durham there are now only fifty-six resident monks, who, when they go out, travel with three or four horses (equitaturis), and spend more on food and clothing than befits the modesty of their religion. The king is to be informed of this, and, if he persists in asking for the appropriation, enquiry is to be made as to how many more monks are to be added to the present numbers, what is the value of the church, and what is the portion to be assigned to the perpetual vicar, of all which the pope is to be informed by letter.
10 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 232.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Touching the collection of the tenth or the subsidy of 100,000 florins, which the pope at first ordered him to make in both provinces [f. 227d.], and which now, willing to spare the archbishop, he has ordered the archbishop of York to make in his own province and assign to the archbishop of Canterbury. The whole sum collected is to be assigned to the agents at Bruges as directed in former letters. The pope is writing to the king, as contained in the enclosed scheduled, touching this and other matters concerning the cardinals, and in other ways concerning ecclesiastical liberty.
12 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 234.)
To Edward, king of England. Desiring him to give full credence to cardinal Simon, to whom he is also writing, touching the appropriation of Hemyngburgh to Durham, and to consider the information about the same which the pope recapitulates verbatim. (as above, f. 231d.). The king is desired, if he has the matter at heart, to repeat his request, the pope's intention being that, if the appropriation be made, as many persons as can be maintained by the fruits of that church should be added to the statutory number. [Fœdera.]
1373.
4 Non. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 235d.)
To John Aguti, (Hawkwood), knight, captain of armed forces in Italy for the pope and the Roman church. The pope has heard from Guy de Pruinis (Prohins), knight, and Peter de Murolis (Murles), donsel, of the activity and devotion of him and his men, for which he thanks him, and urges him to continue in this laud able work like a champion (pugil) of Christ, an athlete of the Lord, and a solider of the Christian faith. Touching his petitions, Hugh, cardinal of St. Mary's in Porticu, is writing to him by order of the pope.
3 Non. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 236.)
To John, duke of Berry. Desiring him to use his influence with the king of the French in favour of the mission of the cardinal nuncios to foster peace between him and the king of England.
Ibid.
(f. 236d.)
To Philip, duke of Burgundy; to Lewis, duke of Anjou, second son of John, late king of France; to Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales; to John, duke of Lancaster; to Edmund, earl of Cambridge. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid. To Lewis, count of Flanders. Desiring him to use his influence in favour of the aforesaid cardinals, William, bishop of Carpenters, William [Roger III.] viscount of Turenne, and Aymar de Agrifolio (Aigrefeuille), knight, marshal of the pope and the Roman court, in their mission. [See f. 230.]
Ibid.
(f. 237.)
To the bishop of Carpenters, the viscount of Turenne, and Aymar de Agrifolio. The pope has learned with joy the willingness of the kings of France and England to resume the treaty for peace, as set forth in the letters of cardinal Simon to cardinal John, enclosed by the latter to the pope, and in the letters of the bishop of Carpentras. He orders them to go to Bruges, where the treaty of peace is to be made, and there to aid the cardinals in their mission. They are to write to the pope not once only, but often.
Ibid.
(f. 237d.)
To the envoys of Charles, king of the French, deputed to make a treaty of peace at Bruges with the king of England. Setting forth the dangers of the war to Christendom, the pope's repeated efforts for peace, and his intention to proceed without delay, if peace be not concluded, by ecclesiastical censure and other remedies. [Raynaldi Annales, 1373, § xxii.]
Ibid.
(f. 238d.)
To Edward, king of England. Exhorting him to make peace with the king of France.
Ibid.
(f. 239.)
To Charles, king of the French. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid. To John, cardinal of Sancti, Quatuor Coronati, papal nuncio. Ordering him to labour and use his influence with others for the said peace.
Ibid.
(f. 259d.)
To Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus. The like, mutatis mutandis..
2 Non. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 240d.)
To John Aguti (Hawkwood), knight, captain of certain armed forces in Italy for the pope and the Roman church. Thanking him for past services, and exhorting him, among others, to oppose the son of malediction, Barnabas de Vicecomitibus (Visconti) of Milan, who is preparing in Reggio and in Parma to attack Bologna.

Extraordinarie Guillermi Baronis.

1372.
Non. March.
Avignon.
(f. 241.)
To Richard, earl of Arundel. Exhorting him to use his influence in behalf of William, bishop of Carpentras, and William, viscount of Turenne, to whom full credence may be given, in persuading the king of England to make peace with the king of France.

Per Franciscum Bruni, Secretarium.

Kal. June.
Pont de Sorgues,
Avignon.
(f. 269.)
To Edward, king of England. Requesting him to remove the condemnation laid by the royal officers upon the church of Britoll (Writtle), in the diocese of London, to pay 160l. sterling to the royal camera, on the ground that Silvester de Florentia, proctor of the hospital of the Holy Ghost in Saxia, Rome, on which the said church depends, and administrator of that church, had withdrawn that sum from the realm, six years ago, without royal licence. The king is desired to order restitution to the proctors of the hospital of whatever has been exacted from the said church.
Ibid.
(f. 269d.)
To Richard, earl of Arundel. Requesting him to use his influence with the king touching the matter about which the pope is writing to the king, as contained in the enclosed schedule.
Ibid. To the treasurer and officers of the exchequer (schakeriis) of the king. The like, mutatis mutandis.
1373.
3 Non. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 304d.)
To John Bres (Brise) and Philip [Puer or Paer], knights, Thomelinus Beumont, marshal, and Coc, constable, Englishmen in the pay of the pope and the Roman church. Commending them for their faithful and strenuous labours, which the pope has learned from Guy de Pruhynis (Prohins), knight, and Peter de Murlis, donsel, of the dioceses of Rodez and Maguelone, and exhorting them to persist in the same, seeing that the war in which they fight is a just war and against damned, pestiferous, and cruel tyrants. They are to obey [Enguerrand] lord of Coucy (Corcenato), appointed by the pope as their captain in those parts, respecting which matter full credence is to be given to the above-named knight and donsel.
Ibid.
(f. 309d.)
To the same, with Breumont for Beumont. Verbatim repetition of the above.
[Theiner, Codex, Diplomaticus Dominii Temporalis, S. Sedis, II. No. 534.]
Ibid.
(f. 310.)
To John de Tornabari (Thornbury), donsel, and Englishman. The like, mutatis mutandis.

Per Johannem De Sancto Martino Secretarium.

1372.
3 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 314.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate to induce Robert, king of Scotland, to whom the pope is writing, to restore to queen Margaret her lands and property.
Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 315d.)
To Edward, king of England. Commending to him Hugh, cardinal of St. Mary's in Porticu, and desiring him to assist him in obtaining possession of the archdeaconry of Meath, which Matthew Compre (Crumpe) of Ireland occupies against the papal grant made to the cardinal. The said Matthew, repudiating an amicable concord which terminated long litigation at the Roman court, has again intruded himself into the said archdeaconry; and the king is requested to order William de Windesore, his lieutenant in Ireland, to assist the cardinal.
Ibid
(f. 316.)
To the earl of Arundel. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid. To William de Windesore, knight, the king's lieutenant in Ireland. Requesting him to assist cardinal Hugh, as above. [For the above four letters, see p. 105 note.]