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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 114

A..D. 1189. EDICTS OE QUEEN ELEANOR. 113 dress at law, in case any person should think proper to make any charge against them, should be set at liberty; if, also, they Bhould make oath that they would make due redress, if any person should think proper to make any charge against them, even then they were to be set at liberty just as much. Those, also, who, on appeal, had been detained in custody upon any eriminal matter, if they could find sureties that they would make due reparation and in full, were to be set at liberty. Those, also, who were outlawed at common law, without appeal, by the justices, were to return in peace, on condition that they should find sureties that they would make duo reparation at law, if any person should think proper to allege anything against them ; and if they had been convicted15 upon appeal made, if they could make peace with their adversaries, they were to return in peace. All those persons, also, who were detained upon the appeal16 of those who knew that they were evildoers, were to be set at liberty, free and unmolested. Those evildoers who, for their evidence, had been pardoned life and limb, were to abjure the territory of their lord, Richard, and to depart therefrom ; while those evildoers who, without any pardon of life or limb, had accused others of their own free-will, were to be detained in prison, until their cases should have received due consideration. It was further ordered, that every free man throughout the whole kingdom should make oath that he would preserve his fealty to his lord Richard, king of England, son of our lord king Henry and queen Eleanor, his wife, with life and limb, and worldly honors, as being his liege lord, against all men and women whatsoever, who might live and die, and that they would be obedient to him, and would give him aid in all things for the maintenance of his peace and of justice. In addition to this, the said duke of Normandy restored to Robert, earl of Leicester, all his lands, which his father had taken from him, and restored all persons to their former rights, whom his father had deprived of their possessions. All those persons, however, clergy as well as laity, who, leaving his father, had adhered to himself, he held in abhorrence, and banished from his acquaintanceship; while those who had 1 6 The word " appellatio," " appeal," is used in these-several instances in its sense of an accusation made of the commission of a heinous crime, by one subject against the other. In this sense it is derived from the French verb " appeller," " to summon," or " challenge." VOL. il. I

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