My wife and I have finally returned from Europe. We spent the better part of our time in France, along with making time for a Provençal retreat to Avignon and Arles.

When touring the palais de Papes, I was painfully reminded of J.N. Figgis’s claim that Boniface VII’s Unam Sanctam strained medieval political theory to its breaking point. It was a bit of a surreal moment for me when I realized, while walking through the Grand Chapel, that I was experiencing the remnants of the “Babylonian Captivity of the Papacy.”

I’m curious if anyone out there is aware of any Anglican responses to the Avignon Papacy, or the period in general leading to the Western Schism and failure of the Conciliar movement? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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