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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2

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ROGER OF WENDOVER
Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2
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A.l). 1213.] CHARTER OF KINO JOHN. an impediment to these indemnifications for loss, or the restoration of the confiscated property of the dead as well lithe living. Nor will we retain anything under pretence of service due to us, hut afterwards a proper rcconipence shall be given for service done to lis. And we will forthwith release, dismiss, and restore to their rights all the clergy whom we arc holding under restraint, as well as any of the laity, who are detained in custody on account of this bunnies*. And immediately on the arrival of a fit person to absolve us, we will, in part restoration of the confiscated property, deliver to messengers deputed by the said archbishop, bishops, and monks of Canterbury, the sum of eight thousand pounds lawful sterling money, for discharging what is due, and for necessary expenses to be carried to them without let or hindrance on our part, that they may be honourably recalled and returned to Kngland as soon as possible, namely, to Stephen archbishop of Canterbury two thousand five hundred pounds, to William bishop of London seven hundred and fifty pounds, to Eustace of Ely seven hundred and fifty pounds, to Joeclyn of Hath, seven hundred and fifty pounds, to Hubert of Lincoln seven hundred and fifty pounds, and to the prior and monks of Canterbury a thousand pounds ; and as soon as we know that this peace is confirmed, we will assign without delay to the archbishop and bishops, to the clergy and to each and all of the churches, by the hands of their messengers or agents, all tin; moveable property with free management of the same, and dismiss them peaeeablv. And we will also publicly revoke the sentence of outlawry which we have pronounced against the ecclesiastics, declaring by these our letters patent, to be delivered to the archbishop, that it in no Avise pertains to us, and that we will never again pronounce that sentence against the ecclesiastics ; we moreover revoke the sentence of outlawry pronounced against the laity concerned in this matter, and restore all that v\e have received from ecclesiastics since the interdict, except the custom of the kingdom and the liberty of the church. But if any question shall arise about the losses and confiscation!*, or the amount of computation of them, it shall be determined by the legate or delegate of our lord the pope, lifter hearing evidence on the matter; and after all this is duly arranged the sentence of interdict shall be withdrawn.


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