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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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Α. η. 1215.] ΜΛΟΝΆ Cil ΑΠΤΑ. 3)ό There shall be one measure for wine and beer throughout the whole of our kingdom, and one measure for corn, namely, the London quarter; and one width for dyed cloths, russets, and hauberjets, namely, two ells inside the binding; and with weights it shall be as with measures. Nothing shall hereafter be given for a writ of inquisition by any one requiring an inquisition as to life or limb, but it shall be granted free without denial. If any one holds from us by fee farm, or soeeage, or burgage, and holds land from another person by knight service, we will not have the wardship of his heir or his land, which is of another's fee, on the pretext of that feefarm, soccage, or burgage. Nor will we bold the wardship of that fee-farm, soccage, or burgage, unless the fee farm itself owes knight service. Wo ought not to have the wardship of the heir or land which he holds from another by knight's service, on the pretext of any petty scrgeantry, which he holds from us by the service of offering a knife, arrow, or any other thing of the, kind. No ballili'shall henceforth put any one to the law or to his oath, on his simple assertion, unless credible witnesses IK: brought to that effect. No free person shall be taken or imprisoned, or shall In; dispossessed of any free tenement of his, or his liberties or free customs, nor shall be: be outlawed, or be punished in any other way, nor will we come upon him, nor send him to prison, unless by legal decision of bis equals, or by the law of the land. We will not sell the right and justice to any one, nor will we refuse it or put it oil'. All trailers, unless openly forbidden, shall have free egress from and ingress to England, both to stay and to go, both by land and water, to buy or sell without any extortion, according to old and just customs : unless in time of war, and they belong to the country at war with us; and if such be found in our territory at the, beginning of the war, they shall be seized without damage to their persons or property, until we, or our chief justiciary, learn how the merchants of our country arc treated in the country at war with us and, if our merchants are safe with them, theirs shall be safe with us.* If any one holds from any escheat, as • Paris mills :— " It shall ho henceforth lawful for every one lo leave, and return to, our kingdom safely and securely hy land anil water, vuing our faith, unless in time of war, for a short lime for the advantage et the kingdoni ; except in the of prisoners and outlaws, according to ti e law ef

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