Newmarket an English market-town, situated in the county of Suffolk, is noted in English ecclesiastical history as the seat of a Church council which is reported to have been held there in July, 1161, by Henry II, king of England, and is denominated Concilium aped Novum Mercatum. This ecclesiastical gathering is said to have recognized the papal authority of Alexander III (q.v.), and to have declared against the antipope Victor. Binius and others call this an English council, but Labbe (Concil. 10:1406) contends that the Novum Mercatum is the Neufranche in Normandy, in the diocese of Rouen. Inett, in his History of the English Church, ignores this council altogether.

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