KEY Commentary Side Textual Bibliographic Scriptural

couenauntes / ordinaunces and decrees of men / & knoweth the office of euery degre and the due honoure of euery person. And he that hath not that written in his herte is popish and of the spiritualtie which vnderstondeth nothynge saue his awne honoure his awne profit and what is good for him selfe only: and when he is as he wold be / thinketh that al the world is as it shuld be.

104/2–3 causes venged. An example of vindictive conquest by the higher clergy was the series of campaigns mounted by northwest German bishops, led by Archbishop Gerhard II of Bremen, against the recalcitrant peasants of the lower Weser in 1232–34. Gregory IX (pope, 1227–41) issued a crusade-bull in support. Cf. Konrad Algermissen, "Stedinger," LThK 9.1027–28. Other examples of use of the crusade for political causes are given by Hans Wolter in Jedin and Dolan 4.284f. (JW)

104/5 trucebreakynge. During the summit meeting at the Field of the Cloth of Gold, Wolsey celebrated Solemn High Mass for Henry VIII and Francis I (king, 1515–47) on Saturday, 23 June 1520. The kings did not receive the Eucharist, but both kissed the pax (LP 3 /1, no. 870). In spite of this pledge of peace, England declared war against France on 29 May 1522 (LP 3/2, no. 2292). English troops then undertook a campaign of burnings in northern France in September 1522 (LP 3/2, no. 2530). For the pax, cf. 70/29n.

104/5–9 whether ... founders. Dispensations (cf. 154/4n also served to remove legal impediments to the rise of ecclesiastics from lower-paying dioceses, offices, and benefices to more lucrative ones. One could be dispensed from the prohibition against holding a plurality of beneficed positions, and dispensations from higher authorities could allow the diversion of bequests to ends other than those stipulated by the original donors, cf. 51/14–15n. (JW)

¶Of worshepinge and what is to be vnderstonde by the worde

Concerninge worshepinge or honouringe (which .ij. termes are both one) M. More bringeth forth a difference / a distinccion or diuision of greke wordes / fayned of oure scolemen which of late nether vnderstode greke / latine or hebrue / called dulia / yperdulia and latria . But the difference declareth he not ner the propirties of the wordes / but with confused termes leadeth you blindfold in his mase.