But the Primate and five of his suffragans were still inflexible.
He now requested delay, in order to advise with his suffragans and the clergy.
To him I appeal, before him I cite you, barons and my suffragans, to appear.
Everywhere there was a demand for suffragans and more suffragans.
The Archbishop and six of his suffragans signed the petition.
But Gilbert had laid down the rule that an archbishop could not have more than twenty suffragans.
I believe Wharton's Suffragans (which, however, I do not possess to refer to) is far from being complete or correct.
He commanded Gilbert, Bishop of London, and his other suffragans, to publish this edict throughout their dioceses.
Becket addressed a triumphant or gratulatory letter to his suffragans on their firmness.
The primate and his suffragans then rose and prayed the king to have mercy on the bishop.