Item 16 - Indulgence of Thomas Arundel, at that time Bishop of Ely

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Indulgence of Thomas Arundel, at that time Bishop of Ely


  • 2 April 1376 (Dated 'Apud Dodyngton s[e]c[un]do die Aprilis, Anno Domini mill[es]imo CCCmo Septuagesimo sexto et nostro consecracionis s[e]c[un]do'.) (Creation)

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(1353 - 1414)

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Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury (1396-1414). In his twenty-second year, he was made the Bishop of Ely (1374-88). Made chancellor, 24 Oct. 1386, he was translated from Ely to York in 1388, and thence, by papal provision, to Canterbury, 25 September, 1396, when he resigned the chancellorship. In the 1398 he incurred the displeasure of King Richard II, was attainted of high treason, and banished, together with his brother, Richard Earl of Arundel, and the Duke of Gloucester. He retired, first to France, then to the papal court, where he was received by Boniface IX, who conferred upon him the Archbishopric of St Andrews. On the accession of Henry IV, Arundel was restored, 21 Oct. 1399. He is conspicuous as having taken a strong stand against the Lollards whose new doctrine he, in company with the bishops of the province, petitioned Rome to condemn.

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The Bishop grants indulgence of 40 days to all who contribute to the relief of the nuns on the occasion of the destruction of their dwellings and goods by fire. Written in Doddington.

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Published in Willis & Clark, p. 185.

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Caryl A. 9 (5)

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