The History of Great-Britain Volume 3

The History of Great-Britain Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ... favourable answer, That he would not de. I Spelm. Concil. 1.1. p. ioi. Eddii Vita Wilsredi. p. j6. c.46. iId. c.47. prive I prive him of these revenues until the final fentence of the pope was known3. Encouraged by this assurance, he set out on his journey to Rome, where he arrived A. D. 702; and falling upon his knees, presented his petition to the pope; addressed, " To the Apostolic Lord, the thrice" blessed and universal bishop, pope John;" and couched in the most flattering and artful terms. Wilfred was very graciously received, and lodged and entertained, wkh all his followers, at the public expence. The archbishop had also sent deputies to Rome, to defend the sentence of the synod, who were not received with equal favour. These deputies accused "Wilfred of refusing to subscribe the canons of the two synods of Hartford and Hatfield; to which he replied, that he was willing to subscribe the canons of those synods, as far as they were agreeable to the canons of the church of Rome, and the will of the pope. The deputies accused him further of being guilty of refusing to submit to the sentence of his metropolitan and his bishops in the synod of Onesterfield, and of appealing to a foreign judge, which by the laws of England was a capital crime. But though this was a crime in England, it appeared a most meritorious act at Rome. After both parties had pleaded their cause at full length, and the pope had taken some time to consider of it, with a council which was then fitting, a day was ap cem. vni. pointed for pronouncing sentence. When that day arrived, the pope appeared in great state, surrounded by the council of bishops; and both parties being present, pronounced his sentence; reversing that of the synod of Onesterfield, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642813
  • 9781236642813