Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, a biography

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Page 191 - God, who feeds the fowls of the air and clothes the lilies of the field, would provide for him and the companions of his exile.
Page 98 - Concerning appeals, if they should occur, they ought to proceed from the archdeacon to the bishop, from the bishop to the archbishop. And if the archbishop should fail to...
Page 89 - Erat, ut memini, genus hominum qui in ecclesia Dei archidiaconorum censentur nomine, quibus vestra discretio omnem salutis viam querebatur esse prseclusam.
Page 343 - Lastly, on our requesting that his holiness would send your lordship a summons to appear before him, he answered with much apparent distress, ' God forbid ! rather may I end my days than see him leave England on such terms, and bereave his church at such a crisis.
Page 256 - Here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come." In truth his mind was filled with forebodings of evil. His official conductor to England had been John of Oxford, Dean of Salisbury, one of his principal opponents, and at Canterbury some officials of the king demanded in his name the absolution of the suspended and excommunicated bishops.
Page 281 - Strike! strike !" cried Fitzurse to his companions, and with the point of his sword he dashed off the Achbishop's cap. Tracy then raised his sword, and Grim, wrapping his arm in a cloak, lifted it up to ward off the stroke ; but the weapon almost severed the monk's arm, and descending on the Archbishop's head, cut off the tonsured part of his crown, which remained hanging only by the skin to the scalp.
Page 281 - Benedict within the chapel. It is a proof of the confusion of the scene, that Grim, the receiver of the blow, as well as most of the narrators, believed it to have been dealt by Fitzurse, while Tracy, who is known to have been the man from his subsequent boast, believed that the monk whom he had wounded was John of Salisbury.
Page 90 - Henry, provoked by their appearance of unanimity, asked them one by one whether they would obey the customs of his ancestors? The Archbishop replied that they would, " saving their order," and the bishops severally made the same declaration, with the single exception of Hilary of Chichester, who, alarmed by the King's evident anger, thought to escape the difficulty by substituting the words bond, fide for salvo ordine. This change, however, instead of appeasing Henry, added to his exasperation. He...
Page 156 - It was forbidden to mention the Primate in the public prayers. The sheriffs were charged to arrest and imprison all persons who should appeal to the Pope ; and any one who should be caught in bringing letters from the Pope or the Archbishop was either to be hanged, or to be put into a crazy boat and turned adrift to the mercy of the waves.

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