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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
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A.D . 1215.] MAONA ΟΠΛΠΤΑ. peace, and the liberties which we have granted, and by this our present charter have confirmed to them, so that, if we personally or by our justiciary, or bailiff, wrong any one in any way, or break through any one of the articles of this peace or security, and the injury shall be proved to four out of the. twenty-five barons, those four barons shall come to us, or, if we are out of the kingdom, to our justiciary, and, explaining what is wrong to us, shall require ns to give satisfaction without delay. And if we, or, if we are out of the kingdom, our justiciary, do not give satisfaction within forty days, reckoning from the time when it was pointed out to us, the said four barons shall refer the matter to the rest of the twenty-five; and those barons with the whole community of the country shall annoy and harass us, by all the means in their power, such as taking our castles, lands, and possessions, and any other means, till we give them satisfaction according to their decision, saving always our person, and the persons of our queen, and onr children ; and when we have given satisfaction, they shall obey us as they did before. And let every one in the kingdom who chooses to do so, swear that, to obtain all the aforesaid terms, he will obey the commands of the aforesaid twenty-five barons, and will harass us in conjunction with them, to the utmost of his power; and we give open and free permission to swear this to any one who chooses to do so, and we will never forbid any one to swear this. lint all those in our kingdom who choose to swear to unite with the barons in annoying and harassing us, we will cause to swear to obey our commands as above-mentioned. Hut in all cases which are entrusted to the management of those twenty-ftvc barons, if by chance they disagree amongst themselves on any point, or any of them when summoned refusi' or are unable to be present, whatever the majority of them shall determine and order shall be ratified and confirmed, as though the twenty-five had all agreed to it. And the twenty-five barons shall swear that they will faithfully observe the aforesaid terms, and to the best of their ability cause them to be observed; and we will do nothing personally or bv another, by which any of the said grants and liberties shall be revoked or deteriorated ; and if any such grant shall have been made, it shall be null and void, and we will never make use of it ourselves or by VOL. 11. Y

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