The main changes are to be found in the chapter on legatine
and provincial statutes, the cataloguing of those statutes, and the inclusion of three chapters in English: 'Medieval Synods of the Diocese of Olomouc', 'Medieval Statutes of the Olomouc Diocese.
In a section entitled "Parliamentary Nostalgia," Stern repeats the wellknown fact that in Henry VIII Shakespeare alludes to that theater's "past life" as a legatine
court, where the annulment trial of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon took place about 80 years before Shakespeare dramatized that event.
At the legatine
court of 1529, Henry's first wife, Katherine of Aragon begged on her knees before him as he attempted to have their marriage annulled.
One of the privileges demonstrates the employment of the same formulae found elsewhere in the legatine
privileges issued by Cardinal Gregory (31).
for his Legatine
Authority, from the Bishop of Rome, he utterly renounced it; and therefore would shew no Reverence to that Character.
(21) Stephen Gardiner (1483-1555), secretary first of Wolsey, then of Henry VIII and after November 1531 bishop of Winchester, replying to Fisher's opinion submitted to the legatine
court on June 28, 1529, bristled against Fisher's claim that he [Fisher] "had now a juster cause, in withstanding the dissolution of this marriage than Saint John the Baptist had once had against Herod." Gardiner particularly resented the implied casting of Henry in the role of Herod.
Law and Practice in the Age of Reform: The Legatine
Work of Hugh of Die (1073-1106).
Law and practice in the age of reform; the legatine
work of Hugh of Die (1073-1106).