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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 In like maner, pope Urban calling a councell at Clermount in Auuergne,The councell of Clermount. exhorted the christian prin|ces so earnestlie to make a iourneie into the holie|land, for the recouerie thereof out of the Saracens hands, that the said great and generall iournie was concluded vpon to be taken in hand;

The iournie into the holie land.

Godfray be Bullion.

wherein manie Noble men of christendome went vnder the leading of Godfray of Bullion, and others, as in the chroni|cles of France, of Germanie, and of the holie land dooth more plainlie appeare. There went also among other diuers Noble men foorth of this relme of Eng|land, speciallie that worthilie bare the surname of Beauchampe. Robert duke of Normandie minding also to go the same iournie, and wanting monie to furnish and set foorth himselfe, Anno Reg. 9. 1096. morgaged his duchie of Normandie to his brother king William, Hen. Hunt. Wil. Thorne. Simon Dun. A subsidie. for the summe of ten thousand pounds. About this time an|other occasion was offered vnto king William, to laie a new paiment vpon his subiects, so gréeuous and intollerable, as well to the spiritualtie as the temporaltie, that diuerse bishops and abbats, who had alreadie made away some of their chalices and church iewels to paie the king, made now plaine an|swer that they were not able to helpe him with any more. Unto whom on the other side (as the report went) the king said againe;
Haue you not (I beséech you) coffins of gold and siluer full of dead mens bones? Meaning the shrines wherein the relikes of saints were inclosed.
Which (as his words seemed to import) he would haue had them conuert into mo|nie, therewith to helpe him in that need, iudging it no sacrilege, though manie did otherwise esteeme it, considering (as he pretended) that it was gathered for so godlie an vse, as to mainteine warres against Infidels and enimies of Christ.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The archbishop Anselme tooke the worth of two Eadmerus. hundred markes of siluer of the iewels that belong|ed to the church of Canturburie (the greater part of the couent of moonks winking thereat) towards the making vp of such paiment as he was constreined to make vnto the king towards his aid at that time. But bicause he would not leaue this for an example to be followed of his successours, he granted to the church of Canturburie the profits and reuenues of his manour of Petteham, vnto the vse of the same church for the terme of seauen yeares, which amoun|ted to the summe of thirtie pounds yearelie in those daies.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Thus king William seeking rather to spoile the realme of England, Polydor. than to preserue the roiall state thereof, after he had gotten togither a great masse of monie, sailed ouer into Normandie, and there de|liuering vnto the duke the ten thousand pounds a|foresaid, was put in possession of the duchie,The duchie of Normandie morgaged to king William. to enioy the same, and the profits rising thereof, till the said ten thousand pounds were paid him againe: or (as some write) it was couenanted that in recompense thereof, Eadmerus. the king should enioy the profits for terme onelie of three yeares, and then to restore it with|out any further interest or commoditie. This doone, he returned againe into England. Polydor.

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