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The English Crown and the election of Pope John XXII

Bombi, Barbara (2017) The English Crown and the election of Pope John XXII. Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 68 (2). pp. 260-284. ISSN 0022-0469. (doi:10.1017/S0022046916000580) (KAR id:57837)

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This article investigates the involvement of Edward II in the negotiations that led to John XXII's election on 7 August 1316 after a two-year papal vacancy between 1314 and 1316. The main source for this analysis is a dossier of sixteen diplomatic documents, found among the Chancery records in The National Archives in London. The article concludes that Edward II tried to exploit the papal vacancy as a means to re-establish his international profile and seek support abroad in order to face opposition at home, thus ensuring a place for the English Crown within the European political milieu.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0022046916000580
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: M.R.L. Hurst
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 14:32 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 16:21 UTC
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