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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


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2
page 317

316 ΠΟΟΕΙί lΚ WKXDOVEi:. [A.D . 1215. iroin tin1 honour of Wallingford, Boulogne, Lancaster, Nottingham, or frinii other escheats which are in our hands, and are baronies, and dies, his heir shall not give any cither relief, nor do any other service for us than he would do for a baron, if that barony was in the hands of a baron ; and we will hold it in the same way as the baron held it ; nor will we on the pretext of such barony or escheat, hold any escheat* or wardship of any of our subjects unless he who held the barony or escheat, held elsewhere from ns in chief. No freeman henceforth shall give or sell so much of bis land to any one, that he is disabled from discharging, out of the residue, the service which is due to his lord for that fee. Λ11 the patrons of abbacies, who have from the king of England charters of advowson, or who hold through ancient tenure or possession, shall have charge of those abbacies, when they become vacant, as they ought to have, and as has been above declared. No man shall be taken or imprisoned, on the appeal of a woman, for the death of any one except that woman's own husband. No county shall henceforth be held unless from month to month ; and where the term has been used to be longer, it shall be longer; and no sheriff or bailiff of it shall make his term in the hundred more than twice a year, and then only at the proper and accustomed times, that is to say, once after Easter and again after Michaelmas. And in like manner, the view of frank pledge shall take place at the said term of Michaelmas without fail, so that each person may have bis own liberties, such as he had, and has been accustomed to have, at and since the time of king Henry our grandfather, or which he has gained since ; and the view of frank pledge shall be held, so that our peace may be; kept, and that the tithing may be unharmed as it used to be ; and that the sheriff shall not seek pretexts, and that he shall be content with receiving what the sheriff has been accustomed to receive for making his view in the time of our grandfather king Henry. No one shall hence- Ihe kingdom, nnd the people warring against us, and their merchants concerning whom the mies above-mentioned shall lie observed." • I'urU adds :— " I'eople who dwell out of the forest, shall not henceforth appear before our justiciaries of the 1'urcst unless they be impleaded, or are pledgee of any person or persons who are attached cm account ot the forest. And all the woods, which were atlorcslcd by our brother king Kichard, shall be immediately deforested, except thusc of our domain."

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