The Life and Opinions of John de Wycliffe, D.D; Illustrated Principally from His Unpublished Manuscripts
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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...members of the hierarchy, in the camp of the crusaders. Against all who should presume to oppose the discharge of this commission, though possessing regal dignity, the prelate was to launch the anathemas of the church; while, to such as should enlist themselves in aid of this sacred purpose, though dying before the struggle should commence; and to such as should contribute in the smallest degree of their property with the same view; the remission of all trespasses was certainly secured, together with every immunity conceded to such "as go to fight for the "holy land."15 To render this measure, as little objectionable as possible to the english court and parliament; it was suggested by the pontiff, that to meet its expenses, a tenth should be raised from the revenues of the clergy; and that every thing obtained from the laity should be strictly voluntary, and bear the name of alms. Such, however, was the zeal of Urban, that more than thirty bulls were despatched to England on this subject; and the conduct of the the english prelates in rendering these documents the ground of inflammatory appeals from the pulpit, supplied an example which the inferior clergy would not be slow to imitate.16 "All who should "die at this time," observes Froissart, "and who "had given their money, were absolved from "every fault, and by the tenure of the bull, "happy were they who could now die, in order to "obtain so noble an absolution." It was the arrangement of the pope, that France and Spain should be invaded at the same moment; the expedition against the latter kingdom being entrusted to the duke of Lancaster, in virtue of his claim as king of Castile, and perhaps, with the hope of detaching him more...
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