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Compare 1577 edition: 1 About this verie time, Anselme the nephue to arch|bishop Anselme came againe from Rome,1117 Anno. Reg. 13. with frée authoritie to execute the office of the popes legat in England:Ans [...]lme the popes Legat. The bishop of Canturburie goth to Rome. which seemed a thing right strange to the English [...]lergie. Wherefore the bishop of Canturbu|rie, to preuent other inconueniences likelie to insue, tooke vpon him to go vnto Rome, to vnderstand the popes pleasure concerning the truth and certeintie of this matter, and to require him in no wise to diminish the authoritie or to extenuat the preroga|tiue of his sée of Canturburie, which hitherto vsed to determine all causes rising in his prouince.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 This said archbishop came to Rome, but finding EEBO page image 40 not the pope there, he sent messengers with letters vnto him, then lieng sicke at Beneuento, and obtei|ned a fauourable answer, wherewith returning to|wards England, he came to the king at Roan (where he had left him at his setting foorth forward) certifi|eng him how he had sped in this voiage. The forsaid Anselme was also staied by the king at Roan, and could not be suffered to passe ouer into England all that time, till it might be vnderstood by the returne of the archbishop, what the popes pleasure should be further in that matter.Pope Gelasi|us succéeded pope Paschall Shortlie after whose repaire to the king, word was brought that pope Paschall was departed this life, and that Gelasius the second was elected in his place. This Gelasius (to auoid the dangers that might insue to him by reason of the schisme and controuersie betwixt the sée of Rome,1118 Anno. Reg. 19. and the emperour Henrie the fift) came into France, where he liued not long, but died in the abbe [...] of Clu|gnie,Carlixtus the second of that name pope. after whose decease Calixtus the second was called to the papasie.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 Thus by the chance and change of popes, the legat|ship of Anselme could take no place, although his bulles permitted him without limitation of time, not onelie to call and celebrate synods for reformation of disorders in the church, but also for the receiuing of Peter pence to be leuied in England (in the which point pope Paschall in his life time thought them in England verie slacke) as by the same bulles more largelie dooth appéere. The archbishop of Canturbu|rie had alreadie staied foure or fiue yeares in the par|ties beyond the sées, about the matter in controuer|sie betwixt him and Thurstane archbishop of Yorke, who was likewise gone ouer to solicit his cause. But where as at the first he could not find the king in a|nie wise agréeable to his mind, yet when the councell should be holden at Rhemes by pope Calixt, he sued at the leastwise for licence to go thither: but he could neither haue any grant so to doo, till he had promised (vpon his allegiance which he ought to the king) not to attempt anie thing there that might be preiudici|all to the church of Canturburie in anie maner of wise. Neuerthelesse, at his comming thither, he so wrought with bribes and large gifts, that the popes court (a thing easilie doone in Rome) fauoured his cause; yea, such was his successe, that the pope conse|crated him with his owne hands, although king Henrie had giuen notice to him of the controuersie depending betwixt Thurstane and Rafe the archbi|shop of Canturburie, requiring him in no wise ei|ther to consecrate Thurstane himselfe, or grant li|cence to anie other person to consecrate him: for if he did, surelie (for his part) he would banish him quite out of his dominion, which should not be long vn|doone. But now to the purpose.

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