A century later again, Wycliffe complains of Indulgences of two thousand years for a single prayer (ed.
The theory of Indulgences is based by theologians on the following texts: 2 Samuel (Vulgate, 2 Kings) xii.
A little earlier had begun the practice of partial Indulgences, which are always expressed in terms of days or years.
Indulgences: Decreta authentica (Regensburg, 1882); Rescripta authentica (ib., 1885).
This year was a jubilee year, and crowds of pilgrims flocked to the city from all parts of the world bringing money for the purchase of indulgences, so that Alexander was able to furnish Cesare with funds for his enterprise.