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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 163

to be plunged the first thing in the morning into the sea, on three successive days, after the usage of sailors, once each day, unless they should be able to ransom themselves at the arbitration of the persons before mentioned. Further, if any pilgrim, while on his journey, should borrow anything of another person, he was to pay back what he had borrowed ; but as to what he had borrowed before setting out, he was not to be bound to make repayment during the pilgrimage. Further, if any mariner hired for wages, or any men-atarms or any other person whatever, clerks and knights excepted, should leave his master while on the said pilgrimage, no one else was to receive him, unless the same should be done by the consent of his master. And if any one, against the will of his former master, should receive him, he was to be punished at the discretion of the persons before-mentioned. And if any person should rashly attempt anything in contravention of the statutes thus solemnly enacted, he was to know that he thereby rendered himself subject to the excommunication of the archbishops and bishops of the whole army ; and all transgressors were to be punished as before mentioned, at the discretion of the parties before-named, according to the nature of each case. It was also enacted by the said kings, that the merchant in each article of merchandize was to be the seller thereof, and that no one in the army was to be allowed to buy bread to sell the same again ; nor yet flour, unless some stranger should have brought the same,and a person should have made bread thereof; nor yet fine corn, unless in like manner he should have made bread thereof, or should keep it by him to carry beyond sea. All dough was entirely forbidden to be purchased ; and all these things were forbidden to be bought within a town and within a league from a town. But if any person should buy fine corn, and make bread of the same, he was bound to make profit of but one farthing in the measure,89 besides the bran. As to other dealers, ia whatever commodity they should deal, they were bound in every ten pence to make but one penny profit. No person was to ring any money of our lord the king upon which the impression should be visible, unless it should be broken within the rim. t 5 The " salina," or " sayma," was a measure, the capacities of which are not known.

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