See also:bishop of
See also:Lisieux and historian, was
See also:born probably at Caudebec in
See also:Normandy, but owing to the devastation caused by the.
See also:Hundred Years' War, his childhood was mainly spent in moving from one place to another . In 1424 he went to the university of
See also:Paris, where he became a
See also:master of arts in 1429, and afterwards studied
See also:law at
See also:Louvain and
See also:Pavia . He attended the council of
See also:Ferrara, and was soon made
See also:canon of the
See also:church at
See also:professor of canon law in the new university of
See also:Caen and
See also:vicar-general for the bishop of
See also:Bayeux . In 1447 he became bishop of Lisieux . He was much involved in the
See also:wars between the
See also:English and French and was employed by
See also:Charles VII. of France, and by his successor
See also:Louis XI., at whose
See also:Basin drew up a memorandum setting forth the misery of the
See also:people and suggesting
See also:measures for alleviating their
See also:condition . In 1464 the bishop joined the
See also:league of the Public Weal, and fell into disfavour with the
See also:king, who seized the temporalities of his see . After
See also:exile in various places Basin proceeded to Rome and renounced his bishopric . At this
See also:time (1474)
See also:Sixtus IV. bestowed upon him the title of arch-bishop of Caesarea . Occupied with his writings Basin then passed some years at
See also:Trier, and afterwards transferred his residence to Utrecht, where he died on the 3rd of
See also:December 1491 . He was buried in the church of St
See also:John, Utrecht . Basin's
See also:work is his Historiae de
See also:rebus a Carolo VII. et Ludovico XI . Francorum regibus eorumque in tempore in Gallia gestis .
This is of considerable
See also:historical value, but is marred to some extent by the author's dislike for Louis XI . At one time it was regarded as the work of a
See also:priest of Liege, named Amelgard, but it is now practically certain that Basin was the writer . He also wrote a
See also:suggestion for reform in the administration of
See also:justice entitled Libellus de optimo ordine forenses lites audiendi et deferendi; an Apologia, written to answer the charges brought against him by Louis XI.; a Breviloquium, or allegorical account of his own misfortunes; a Peregrinatio; a defence of
See also:Joan of Arc entitled Opinio et consilium super processu et condemnatione Johanne, dicte Puelle, and other
See also:miscellaneous writings . He wrote in French, Advis de Monseigneur de Lysieux au roi (Paris, 1677) . See the edition of the Historiae, by J . E . J . Quicherat , (Paris, 1855—1859) ; also G. du F. de Beaucourt, Charles VII et Louis XI d'apres
See also:Thomas Basin (Paris, 1858) .
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