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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 Here must I leaue duke Robert, and speake som|what of Anselme the archbishop, who shortlie after his returne into England, receiued letters from pope Paschall, wherein Anselme was authorised to dispose and order things as should séeme to him most expedient. Now, whereas the greater and better part of the English clergie consisted of préests sonnes, he committed to his discretion the order to dispense with them; namelie, that such as were of commen|dable life and sufficient learning, might be admitted to the ministerie, as the necessitie of time and state of the church should require. The pope also by the same letters gaue Anselme authoritie to absolue Ri|chard the prior of Elie,Richard prior of Elie. vpon his satisfaction preter|mitted, and to restore him to the gouernement of the priorie of Elie, if the king thought it conuenient.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 About the calends of August, in this yeare 1107. the king held a councell of bishops, abbats, and o|ther lords of his realme in his pallace at London, where in the absence of Anselme, the matter tou|ching the inuestitures of churches, was argued vpon for the space of thrée daies togither, and in the end bicause the pope had granted the homages of bishops and other prelats to the king, which his predecessor Urban had forbidden, togither with the inuestitu|res; the king was contented to consent to the popes will in forbearing the same. So that when An|selme was come, the king in presence of him and a great multitude of his people, granted and ordeined, that from thenceforth no bishop nor abbat should be inuested within the realme of England, by the hand either of the king or any laie man: on the other side it was granted againe by Anselme, that no person elected into the prelacie, should be depriued of his consecration for dooing his homage to the king.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 These things thus ordred, the churches which through England had bin long vacant, were prouided of go|uernors, which were placed without any inuestiture of staffe or ring. About this time, Anselme consecra|ted fiue bishops at Canturburie in one day, archbi|shop William to the sée of Winchester, Roger that was the kings chancellor to Salisburie, William Warlewast to Excester, Remaline the quéenes chanc [...]llor to Hereford, and one Urban to Glamor|gan in Wales.

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