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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 340



A.D. ] 194. TOURNAMENTS TO BE HELD IN ENGLAND. judges sent to them, and that forgers of deeds and clippers of money, when he shall know of such persons, he will give information against, and detect the same, and the like with re gard to the deeds so forged. Also, inquisition shall be made relative to the holdings of and seizures made by all bailiffs of the king, both justices as well as sheriffs, and constables, and foresters and their servants, since the time of the first coronation of our lord king Richard, and why such seizures were made, and by whom ; and of all the chattels, gifts, and promises made on the occasion of seizure of the lands of earl John and his supporters ; and who received the same, and what they were, and what delay was caused by command of Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, at that time the king's chief justice." In the meantime, Richard, king of England, having settled his affairs in Poitou to his satisfaction, returned to Anjou, and fined all his bailiffs, that is to say, forced them to pay a fine ; and did the same in Maine. After this, he came into Normandy, and was vexed with what had been done in relation to the truce above-mentioned, and imputing it to his chancellor that this had been done through his agency, took away from him his seal, and caused a new seal to be made, and had proclamation made throughout all his territories, that nothing would be held as ratified that had been done by means of his old seal, both because his chancellor had wrought more indiscreetly with it than was becoming, as also because that seal had been lost when Roger Malchine, his vice-chancellor, was drowned at sea, before the island of Cyprus. The king also gave orders that all persons who had charters should come to renew the same with the new seal. The king also ordered tournaments to be held in England, and by his charter confirmed the same ; upon condition that whoever should wish to tourney, should pay him a sum according to the terms underwritten, namely ; an earl was to give, for permission to tourney twenty marks of silver, a baron ten marks of silver, a knight, holding land, four marks of silver, and a knight, not a landholder, two marks of silver ; and the king gave orders that no knight should come near the places where the tournaments were held unless he had first paid him the said sum of money. The charter of this grant the king delivered into the custody of William, earl of Salisbury; and Hubert Fitz-Walter, the king's chief justice, appointed


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