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engaged. However, either out of carcleflhefs, or for fome
other reafon, there was no Inquiry made.

I fhall begin the relation of the Occurrences of the

fcjfa»*«V y ear I2 39> with obfervin £ fome effe<as of Henry's Ca-
tbfKiKgi pricioufnefs and Inconftancy. The Knowledge of the
hcufianej. Character and Genius of this Prince is abfolutely ne-
ceffary, for the better underftanding the Springs and Cau-
fes of what patted in this Reign. As he neither loved
nor hated, but according to the Suggeftions of thofe who
had the afcendant over him, it was no wonder he fre-
quently altered his Inclinations and Maxims. He fome-
times loaded with Favours and Carettes, Perfons who,
within a few days, found themfelves in difgrace ; and
very often he reftored to his Service, fuch as had been
fhamefully difmiffed. I have already taken notice, that,
after perfecuting the Earl of Pembroke, he reftored to Gil-
CiibertiW bert his Brother the Office of Earl-Marfhal (7 J. Gilbert,
of Pem- thinking himfelf in the King's good Graces, was very
broke dij- much f urpr i ze d, that one day when he came to wait upon
g cZ"cJfe'. ' him, he was, contrary to Cuftom, denied entrance. He
M. Paris, complained to the King himfelf, by one of his Friends,
p " * 83 ' who prayed him to tell the reafon, why fuch an Affront
was offered to a Lord of fo great diftinction. Henry re-
plied, It was becaufe Richard, the Earl's Brother, was a
Traytor, and continued in his Treafon to his death ; and
therefore he repented of giving him the Office of Marfhal,
which however, he could recal whenever he pleafed. This
anfwer obliged the Earl to withdraw from Court, and re-
tire into the North of England, to fecure himfelf from the
Plots of his Enemies, who had prepoflell'ed the King againft
him (8).
•Tbe King Another inftance of this Prince's Inconftancy may be
•would frt- t hi s : So far was he from refenting Simon de Montfori's
^Montfort Affront to the Royal Family, that he continued him in
fir bis Mar- favour as before, and at laft made him Earl of Leicejlcr (9).
"'*«?'• And yet, a few days after, giving him this frelh Mark

w-^P-497. f his Efteem, he publickly charged him with debauch-
M. Weft, ing his Sifter, and bribing the Pope to confirm his Mar-
riage. This Accufation could never be more unfeafon-
able, fince the time to profecute him for this Action
was patted ; and befides, he had can fed the Nuptials to be
He rcir,: celebrated in his Prefence, and in his own Chapel. The
«*• France. Earl, dreading the Effects of his refentment, departed

I2 j9-

that very day with his Lady for France, where he re-
mained till the King's difpleafure was over (10).

I fhall relate but one Inftance more of the capricious Henry pub.
Conduct of this Monarch, of which there are viliblc 'fefrfgg.
Proofs in almoft all the Actions of his Life. He was not timmmiettU
afraid, the year before, to break with the Pope, by fend- "! agamji
ing Succours to the Emperor. And yet, a few months Aa PnbT*
after, Frederic being folcmnly excommunicated, Henry T. I. p 3?:,
ordered the Bull of Excommunication to be publifhed in M p ' n '»
all the Churches of his Kingdom. Thi3 Proceeding was
thought the more ftrange, becaufe, as Brother-in-law to
the Emperor, he might have plaufibly excufed himfelf,
or at lead been fo tardy, as to fhew it was done with

This fame year the Queen was delivered of a Prince ( 1 r\ Binb of
called Edward, who in procefs of time fucceeding his Fa- e " r " u '
ther, proved one of the moft illuftrious Monarchs that ever m. \ht\u
fwayed the Englijli Sceptre. M. Weft.

The Exactions daily impofed by Otho the Legate upon The Ugaie't
the Churches, compelled the Bifhops at length to carry XxaBune.
their Complaints to the Pope, who had twice by his Let- M g Jri »
ters recalled him ; but the King had (fill oppofed it. At
laft, the Prelates, tired with the perpetual Demands of
the Cardinal, who daily invented new Pretences to pillage
the Clergy, refolved to meet and confidcr of fome remedy
for this Evil. They had fcarce begun to treat of their Hi lemands
Affairs, when the Legate came into the Affembly, and a ^J' J y «f
demanded an Aid for the preffing occafion3 of the Holy J^ J,*?''
See. This frefh demand putting them beyond all patience, bim.
they plainly told him, They were determined to endurs u ' f ' *&'
his Oppreffions no longer ; and to prevent any farther
follicitations, broke up immediately. A denial fo peremp-
tory, which fhould have convinced him how much the
Clergy were difgufted, had no other effect, but to caufe him
to turn to the Religious Houfes, who were forced to fupply
what the Bifhops refufed.

This Legate, like all the reft before him, was infatia- It' Legale
ble. After having, with impunity, extorted large Sums ™'"jj"f'
from England, he had a mind to do the fame in Scotland, c „ Scotlaad.
though he had already been refufed entrance. But he H>iA.
was not a Man to be difcouraged at one denial. For
this purpofe he departed, attended by fome Englijb Barons,
without troubling himfelf firft to obtain the King of Scot-
land's Confent. Upon his Arrival on the Borders, he was " den.td
met by the King not to do him Honour, but to hinder '"y"^,,^
him from proceeding. This oppofition, which however
he had reafon to expect, offended him fo, that in his
Paffion he threatned Alexander, who anfwered him in a
louder tone, and let him fee, he did not value his
Threats. They would have come to a downright quar-
rel, if the EngUJh Lords had not interpofed to make up the
difference. They prevailed at length with the King of ?""*' ma " : '
Scotland, though not without great difficulty, to give °^°
the Legate leave for this once to enter into his Kingdom.
But Alexander would not confent to it, but on condition
that the Legate fhould acknowledge under his Hand and
Seal, that it was out of a particular Condefcenfion for his
Perfon, and that this Example fhould not be brought into
Precedent. All Obftacles being removed, the Legate
came to EAinbireugh, where he exacted fome Money
from the Scotch Clergy, which was the fole end of his

If the Clergy of England had to deal with a greedy Henry pro.
Cardinal, the reft of the King's Subjects were in no better /';"'"" »J"fi
cafe. Henry, who could not without great difficulties, £[ m V
obtain Subfidies of the Parliament (1 2), neglected no op- M. Paris.
portunity of extorting Money from private Perfons, by all P* 5 ii*.
forts of means. Hubert de Burgh, whom he had left
unmolefted fome years, was profecuted afrefh, for the
fame Crimes he was before charged with, and which
were thought to be forgotten. This Caufe was folemnly
tried before an Affembly of the Barons, where it is faid,
he vindicated his Innocence by inconteftable Proofs. How- ■who cam-
ever, as he had reafon to dread a Sentence which the ?"""*' ,b!
King himfelf was folliciting againft him, he thought it tbt'io^l

(1) And diftributed Money about plentifully. M. Pari:, p. 47s.

(1) He alfo took the Great Seal iiom him, which was put in Coromiffnn, and delivered to Geoffrey a Templer, and 70M de lAxtnhm, but the
Revenues of the Chancery were ftill left to the Uiihop. Id. p. 474. t ,_._,._ . , .

U\ She was muried to Alexander II. King of Sail, at Tori, in the prefence of her Brother, June the 25th ml, and coming to vifit
died March the 4th 13.3S, and was buried at -Tannic, a Nunnery, in Dorfetjhire, founded by Richard Bifhop of Durban,. Sandf. Geneal. p.

(4.) A learned Knight, fays M- Paris. It was on September 8. at Wndftxk. p. 474.

(5) T. Wikes fays, he was found hid in the Straw, under the King's Bed. p 43.

(6) Who was bamfhed in the Ijle of Lunday, between Wahs and Cernwal. Ibid.

(7) Gilbert was reftored ti his Brother's Office and Inheritance by the Interceflion of the Archbifhop, as appears by the King s Letter to
tlttat.t. See Dr. Brady's Appendix. No. 155. . _ ... ., , , , , .„ , -, . . a

(S) The King took alfo Stephen dt Segraijc again into his Council. M. Pant, p. 483.— -He likewife defired the Bifh-p of Co;,
lor, to return to Court, but he refund. Id. p. 485.

(8) His Mother was Amitia Diughter and Co-heir of Robert Blancbmmncl Earl of heicfter. Sandf. Gcical. p. S7.
ccjlcr, Tebruary r. 1239. M. Pans. p. 483. An. IVaverl. p. I9S.

(10) He had a Son born the Year before, in December or latter-end of November, at Ktr.el-Mrtb. M. Pans. p. 481.

(11) June 16, at Weftminfter. Id. p. 4S8. M. Weftmmfter fays, it was June iS. p. 300. T. Hastes. An. Wa-jcrt.-— About Afiil, next ysar,
the King his Father made the C:tiz ns ot London, the Wardens of the Cinque Ports, SV. fwear Fealty to him, M. Parti,

(l2j There was a Parliament lh:s Year at Ea/ier. Id. p. 484.

King Henry

Lrr.rr.yi ftill
the Chancel-
He was created Earl of Let-

No 16. Vol. I.





Vol. I.

1 i |o.

?«■!( ix-

anions of
toe King
and Pope.
M. Paris,
P- 5'J-

ii;o.-e advifeable to compound matters with him, than die Foreigners were all provided for But this w-s not

wait the decifion of the Jucges. Accordingly, be refigned the fole end of his coming. His principal bufmefs was to "' '- .",

to the King four of his belt Lftat.es ( i ), for which Henry fqueeze Money from the Monafteries, under pretence *""'•> wla

defifted ( z )• that the Pope flood in need of an extraordinary Supply to Z','m Z'

I find my felfindifpenfably obliged frequently to return defend her Church, againft her Perfecutors. Hither* the/"- <*<

to the fame Subject, I mean, the Exaftions of the King Pope had afted with Authority ; but on this occaf.on he MU "-

and Court of Rome, becaufe they are the moll cohfidera- judged it more advantagious to ufe Artifice To fucceed u' w »

We occurrences of this Reign, at leaft to the time we in this defign, the Nuncio went to all' the RehVious '*

are now foraking of. But though thefe things feem of Houfes, and tried, by Promifes and Threat, to eneaee

little importance they ferve however to difcover the every Abbot in particular, to aflift the Pope in his Dreriiner

then State of the kingdom , inceffantly pillaged, one Neceffities. He intimated to them, that fuch an Abbot had

while by the king, another while by the Pope. Thefe promifed fuch a Sum, and therefore it would be a fhame

Extortions were earned fo far, that one muft be furprized and perhaps of ill confequence, not to follow fo good an

that tne Jinrii/n lhou d hear them with furh Patlon™ r»n m «i» u... •■ f ■■•'*/• ~- P


of the Bi-
fijops agamji
the King.
Id. p. 515,


that the Englijb fhould bear them with fuch Patience,
under a king fo weak as Henry, and deftitute of all af-
hftance, except from the Court of Rome. But this af-
fiftance was, what to them feemed moft formidable, the
Calamities of the late Reign making them dread involving
the kingdom in the like Confufion. It feemed how-
ever, that the Bifhops fhould have refolved to take fome
meafures to fcreen themfelves from thefe Oppreflions, in
a Synod held at London for that purpofe (3). They
openly complained, that the king kept for his own
ufe, all the vacant Benefices, and obftrufted all Electi-
ons, till fuch were chofen as he defired. They even
proceeded to excommunicate the Authors of thefe per-
nicious Counfels. But Henry little regarded their Com-

Id. p. 498,

Id. p. 514.

Example. After procuring promi/Tary Notes under fome
of then hands, he ufed thefe Notes to induce the reft to
the fame compliance, enjoining Secrecy to them all, on
pain of Excommunication. But the Abbots of St. Ed- Tie K:„ s
mund's-bury and Battle, thought thefe Proceedings fo *"* '*"
ftrange and arbitrary, that they complained of them to m."pU^
the king, even before the Legate's face. Henry, far P- 534.
from giving ear to their juft Complaints, received them
with frowns, and even offered the Legate one of his
Caftles to imprifon them. This Stratagem being difco- The £gm
vered, the Nuncio durft not purfue what he had beo-un <**■«* *
But the Legate convened the Clergy once more, in OTdtr^fJ^
to obtain a irefh Subfidy, ever on pretence of the War & Clergy
- ,*"■££""": T" ^ um " Wlth the Ern P er °r. To this new demand the Clerev rf '"-'-
plaints as long as he was fure of the Pope's Protection; made anfwer, that fince the Emperor was not excommu- Y\ *
for whom ,n return, he fhewed fo great deference, as nicated by the Church, but by the Pope alone, they 3d *

panes all Imagination When the Emperor font Ambaf- not concern themfelves in the quarrel • That befides
fadors to complain of his caufing the Sentence of Ex- they were too poor to anfwer all the Pope's Exactions'
communication to be pubhfhed againft him, he moft and, fuppofing they were able, they wouM no longer et'
fcamefully anfwered That being Vaffal to the Pope, dure, that the Church of England fhould be thus tributary
he could not difpenfe with obeying him. Mean time, to Rome. During the Legates long flay in England Z
the Legate continued his Exactions. After draining the had fufficicntly dlfcovemfthe Temper of the EngM, to
Churches and Monafteries of immenfe Sum.s under co- know, it was not prudent to exafperate them foo tnucn"
lour of Procurations, and a thoufand other Pretences, he in their prefent difpofition, with regard to the Pope
^r"! d ;^ a , ne n W .. f0r l° f ?PP reiri °^ »? 0W J*! e _ m -" H ™-^> not to omit any/thing that & might hel^ tc 7!c- He finds

teans to di-
vide them*

id. p. 536.

r u A J r r. , ~rr*— ««*» "«« ullic uiw- nuwever, not ro omit any thine that mien he b to ac- m fi
lures the : Court of Rome then kept with ^the Englijh. He complifh his mafter's orders, he bethought himfclf of -"
ordered to be publ.flrcd throughout the kingdom, that he another Expedient. This was to divide the cCy °n ?""

The exicjpoje
demand: of
lie Pope
from the

M. Caris

had Power, not only to abfolve from their Vow, all that
had taken the Crofs, but likewife to oblige them to com-
pound for their Abfolution by Money, under pain of Ex-

But this was a trifle in comparifon of what the Legate
demanded fhortly after of the Clergy (4). On pretence
of fecuring the Peace of the Church, againft the pre-
tended Aflaults of the Emperor, the Pope required of all
the Englijh Ecclefiafticks, the fifth part of their Goods ;
and the king, inftead of oppofing, promoted this Exac-
tion to the utmoft of his Power. The Bilhops at firft

<~™„,„w 77 C T, • , r r """"l" M 11 " c <-civea, mat tnis was only a means contrived on purpof

Zntl 1 TZ\T n :^l , "I r l Ufed ' n0t ° nly t0 t0 ° Ppre( " S fEVeraI P riv «ePerfons, by Fines and Co'nnfc
corripiy with the .Legates demanrl^. hut pvpn m ^r»«_ * :^ nr . „,k;«u i u. .- ' r , , , n

comply with the Legate's demands, but even to con-
tribute any thing towards the pretended wants of the
Holy See. But the Archbifhop of Canterbury, who was
willing to live in quiet, and afraid of the imperious Tem-
per of the Pope, contenting to give in lieu of the fifth of
his Goods, a fifth part of his Rents (5), the reft fol-
s Example. However, the Legate refufed a

which the king ferved him effectually, by promifmg fome
Penfions and Preferments, and frightening others by
Threats. This way fucceeded fo well, that at length
each complied in particular, to what in a Body they had
refufed ; the moft unwilling being forced to follow the ma-

Whilft the Clergy were thus expofed to the Avarice of Ti ' E *e
the Court of Rome, the king font Juftices Itinerant, f '"f ' J h uJI "
through all the Counties (8), under pretence of redreffing cw,« r.
Grievances, and eafing the People. But it was foon per- Mcr: M '
ceived, that this was only a means contrived on purpofe Jf '


tions , which brought in very coiifiderable Sums to his
Treafury. This oppreffion caufed loud murmurs amongft
the Englijh, who faw themfelves expofed at once to the
Tyranny of the Ecclefiaftical and Civil Powers (9).

The king's natural Ficklenefs not permitting him long " lbl K -g
love or hate the fame Perfons, he recalled this vear '"""'""

■ TT„,1 „r T .:..n... ...l__ j ._t n ., .- , ' . Earh of


Tbt Anbb,-
Jh:p retires
into France,
where he

li. p. 531.
M. Weft.

•Ibe Pope
three hun-
dred Italians
cc the vaeant
M. Paris.

r- S3*-

the Earl of Leiceller ; who departed fhortly after for the lZ^iiZ^.4

good while, to accept of an offer fo ^proportionate to Holy Land, where lie made no long i\J GUbTt eT^™

his demands, as ,f the Bufinefs had been to give the Clergy of Pembroke was likewife received into favour, through M " P " is -

A S, ?r" T"- Th, \ was the laft Mone y the the powerful Interceffion of Prince Riehard. This Prince M.Weft

Archb, hop , of Canterbury gave the Pope. This Prelate, having the year before taken the Crofs, fot out for W

liJ ^ t? ll? hnftianLife, perceiving it- mpoffible to falem, in company with the Earl of Salisbury, and foveral

redrefs the Abufes which were daily introduced, a<: well other Lords

nafterv 6 !^"'? " ^ "^ ,^° l^T* '° ^ M °~ T ° Wards the end of this )' ear ' the E«l of Flanders ™ £<r,. r

naftery of Ponttgnac, where he died this fame year. He came to London, and did the king Homage for a yearly "**«*«

™ZTZf hy thC C ° UnCl1 &f i ™> fome y- s ^ Penfion of five hundred Marks (,o) S Tl^rT^foml^fr^

queftion, whether it was cuftomary in thofe days, to grant/'' hi ' ?*>■

Penfions in Fee, to be held by military Service, and Ho- ^

mage. But this evidently appears, in feveral Agreements P . u "! s %,

between the kings of England and divers foreign Princes, «• Weft.

the Tenor of which is to be feen in the Collection cf the

Public k Mls{i\).

In the beginning of the year 1241, England at length , 24/

was delivered from Otho the Legate, recalled by an e.x-r«i*«<

11 re-called,

fi! «hh Ya^affoT" »" leS ' "'*■ f !a :'t CMt - G ">""" / in WA >> Sk ™f" lb « »«/««• M. Pans, p. etfi. M " P °"*-

rior. U p.\" . £? ^f«^ rep,,™) ^.nd fomfied .he Tow« of Uk Id. p. 486. - -December ,., died Henry de Turbev.lle, a famous War- £ S 't ,

M JesLl ]'Z U ! -" keeP '" S h ' S CuUrt " Cb "fi m °S<> k-Sh-ed BaldJn de River,, and rrca.ed him Earl of the llleof IvUt. Id lc" Sf" *^

••^•BS"' irofS s -° f ^S ¥*+* 3 - was buried in the Abbcy of B " !:tu in "^"" u p ' 523 -

(QI Thif Y« r laJ'Taf "' K Bn " r J'y in, ° ' h ' Southern, and Sober, de Lex,„,on in the Northern Parts of England. Id. p. mj.
becal'fe they r^TJj^ ^sTiS^T ^ K™' l^tt? ^ ^'V „*? Z™ J™-""""'^" » .he Great Seal.
ftom EngLd into his Domill //"''p." C 9 . by T t S^" g „ ° ^eTto *"l Jltl'Wrr, ™-th F0Ur " PCn " " ?m CTery BaB rf W ° 0, » b ™S ht

(,», Tk, K|„„ _,j„ h - ,,-, V , 5 ', „ lne seal wa5 f'"en to Richard Abbot of Eve/bam. ibid.

ill, $« JsW>™ T. I T " C ' h "" d '^ M " k5 "'"^i^'y- M. Par,,, p. 5.5.

R-u,rtr,ri .f'f/,j ,', ,'.,k' P l' V'i-''' l 1 - 7 ', '? S ' !?/' T ' le firft Volume begins with an agreement, dated May i-. not, between Hcnrv I an a

'•' i! "" ""^ ■* W* » their ^nss Tbi 5^1?^: S btH L'^ STaS^ SlELVSt,,? So^ th " **

his death (6).

Upon the Archbifhop's retreat, the Court of 7W had
no farther regard for the Clergy of England. Hardly was
this Impofition levied, when one Peter Roffi (7), the
Pope's Nuncio, arrived with orders to all the Bifhops and
Patrons of Livings, to prefer to the vacant Benefices,
three hundred Italians, whofe names the Pope had font j
with an exprefs Prohibition to confer any Benefice till


Book VIII.




M. Paris.
p. 549>

prefs order. Hick-rto he had found means to be conti- was prefent at a Tournament contrary to his commands. iz/ t t.

nued through the King's interceflion. Hut now he did However, this Lord finding means to make the Queen

not think fit, to defire him to fpeak in his behalf. He his Friend, obtained at length what he demanded (6).
knew the Pope was feized by a diftempcr, of which, pro- The affairs of the JVclJh employed the King good pait , 4jj ..

bably, he would never recover : And therefore did not of this year. Lnuellyn, Prince of Wales, departing this "J v - ■ ■

care to be in England, when the news of his death life in a very advanced age, left two Sons, David and

fhould arrive ( 1 ). He had too much reafon to fear, that, Griffin, who . were to fhare his inheritance. But David Bri *ji

during the vacancy of the Holy See, the Money he had feized the whole, and moreover detained his Brother in £ : ' /

amaffed, might be flopped. It is affirmed, he carried Prifon. Though, ever fincc the Homage voluntarily paid M 1

away more than he left to the Churches and Monafleries. by Lnuellyn, Henry might juftly look upon Wales as z hu

Gregory IX. died quickly after, as the Legate forefaw , Fief of the Crown, he would not perhaps have concerned

and the Emperor immediately advifed the King of it, himfelf in this affair, had he not been induced by Griffin's

that he might feize the Money levied on the Kingdom, Wife. This Princcfs imploring his protection, promifed

for the deceafed Pope ; but the Legate had carried all with him in her Husband's name, a Prefent of fix hundred

tyitrifed him. He was, however, fo unfortunate in his letum to Marks, and an annual Tribute of three hundred, if he

ty rlr-\ p"t lta bi as t0 fal1 int0 tne hands of the Em P eror ' s P c0 P le > W " U U free that Prince out of Prifon, and put him in pof-

flT-' " who dripped him of all his riches. This was the fruit feffion of his Right. Henry accepting this <>ffcr, feat to

M. Pari*. f tne numberlefs oppreilions and extortions committed by David to rcleafc the Prifoner, and reftore him his part of

t' wikes. this Cardinal in England. Thus the Money exacted on the inheritance, threatning him, in cafe of refufal, with a

pretence of employing it againft the Emperor, turned to fierce War, till he fhould obey (7). David not being able

the Emperor's own benefit. to refill, at a time when many of his Subjects were inclined

Scblfm after The death of Gregory IX, caufed a Schifm which Med for his Brother, took, as he thought, a furer courfc than

tie Dtatt of t i]\ the nC xt year. During this time, Rofji and Supine, that of Arms. He out-bid his Sifter-in-law, and made Aa - Pub-

§fcS5L»f»'i whom the Legate left in England, as Nuntio's, continued more advantagious Propofals, which were accepted. As 2jj ''d!?*

twimu thtir their Extortions without moderation or juftice. Supine Henry had. only a view to his own intereft, in granting

being gone to Ireland, with the King's permiflion, ex- his protection to Griffin, he readily efpoufed the contrary

acted from the CJergy there fifteen hundred Marks, a fide, when he found his account in it. Accordingly,

M. Pari..
M. Well.

very large Sum at that time, for a Country where Money
was extremely fcarce (2). So that the death of Gre-
gory IX, brought but little relief to the Engli/b, though
they imagined they bad reafon to rejoice as at a great
deliverance, fince no Pope had ever carried his exac-

from Griffin's protector, he turned his enemy ; and left
that Prince fhould efcape, he took upon him to fee him
fafely confined in the Tower of London (X). Thus it was
that this Prince made no Confcience of felling his protec-
tion to the two oppolite Parties, without troubling himfelf

Simmiacul tions to that heighth. The following inftance is a clear on which fide Juftice lay, or regarding his prior Engage

/«/»/<./ of
Pipe Gre-
M- Paris,
P- 554-

Tl't King
extorn s\.o-
ney from
the Jews.

evidence of what he was capable. Some time before his ments (9).
death, he caufed to be propofed to the Abbot of Peter- The fame year the Emprefs Ifabclla, the King's Sifter, D "" h °f
borough, that if he would give him, under a borrowed died in Child-bed. Her death was foon followed "by that of 'o'nd tTcTno'r
name, one of the Monaftery's Livings of two hundred Eleanor of Bretagne, who had been Prifoner forty years «f Brewgne.
Pounds (3) a year, he would farm it out to him at an in Brijlcl Caftle. This Princefs, though reduced to fo ~ a ' pul> "
hundred, and fo they fhould fhare the Benefice between wretched a condition, could never be brought, during her m. Pari 3 .? 9 '
them. But the Abbot was too honeft to agree to fuch a long imprifonment, to recede in the Ieaft from her right, M- Weft-
bargain. He even acquainted the King with it, who be- in order to obtain fome favour which fhe could not expect

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