According to Clarke, several of the personages involved in the Wars of the Roses did not include their full titles when requesting dispensations. When the original request for a dispensation between Prince Edward and Anne Neville was made, they were described as ‘Edward of England, layman from London diocese and Anne of Warwick, domicella from Salisbury diocese.’ The author says this may have been due to the political sensitivities of the time.
The author has other examples of dispensations from this time period. The article appears to have been well-researched with many sources cited, and I enjoyed reading it. I thought I would share the title for those of you who might be interested in reading it. I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting as often as usual, but I am in the midst of researching and writing The World of the Yorks due out in 2016.