Excerpt from The Dublin Review, Vol. 15: July 1895 The monks of Canterbury tell me that they will t allow any Bishop elect in the province to be consecrated anywhere else than in the Church of Canterbury. This is very hard on me; I am in parts at nudis, the storehouses of the mars are empty; though the crops are in the fields they were sown during the vacancy, and belong to the king. In this harassing anxiety he sent his brother Robert to Canterbury to obtain leave to be consecrated somewhere else. The prior and monks were t unwilling, but when Robert began to plead with the Archbishop, that prelate interrupted him at his first word, and, with his usual violence, writes Stapeldon, said he would t grant us or any one what our messenger asked, adding other things which, out of respect for him, we will t repeat, and saying he was astonished we had t come to him in person to ask about the time of our con secration. Meanwhile Queen Isabella was importuning him for a prebend in behalf of a favourite chaplain, and an annual pension in the meanwhile. The Bishop-elect refused to promise a prebend as being uncanical, but gave out of his poverty a small pension. At last, on October 13, 1308, he was consecrated at Canterbury, at which time he was in such straits that he had to ask his Brother-elect of Worcester (reylds) to pay their joint expenses, even for meat and drink. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.