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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 320

A.D. 1194. CHARTER GRANTED TO THE KING OF SCOTLAND. 319 of April, on the vigil of Easter, the said kings arrived at Northampton ; and on the tenth and eleventh days of the month of April, the said kings stayed at Northampton, where the king of England, taking counsel with his bishops, earls, and barons, after due deliberation in -the council, made answer to the king of Scotland that he ought on no account to % do what he had requested as to Northumberland, and especially in those times, at which nearly all the powerful men of the kingdoms of the Franks were at enmity with him. For, if he were to do so, it would seem that this was rather the effect of fear than of affection. ' However, in the presence of his mother Eleanor, Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, Hugh, bishop of Durham, Jocelyn,' bishop of Glasgow, and many others, both clergy and laity, of both kingdoms, the king granted, and by his charter confirmed, to William, king of the Scots, and his heirs for ever, that whensoever they should, at his summons, come to the court of the king of England, the bishop of Durham and the sheriff of Northumberland should receive them at the river Tweed, and should, with a safe'conduct, escort them as far as the river Tees, and there the archbishop of York and the sheriff of York should receive them, and escort them, with a safe conduct, to the borders of the county of York, and so, by the respective bishops and sheriffs, they should be escorted from county to county, until they should have arrived at the court of the king of England ; and that, from the time that the king of Scots should enter the territory of the king of England, he should have daily from the king's, purse one hundred shillings for his livery ; and when the king of Scotland should have arrived at the court of the king of England, so long as he should be staying at the court of the said king of England, he should have daily thirty shillings for his livery, and twelve wastels11 for the lords' table, twelve simnels for the lords' table,15 and four gallons of wine for the lords' table, and eight 1 4 Wastels were a peculiar kind of delicate bread, probably something like the rusks of the present day. " Dominicus" is added to describe the quality, as probably meaning that these articles of provision were to be of the best kind, and suited for the lords' table. 1 5 Simnel cakes were probably so called from being made of " simila," the finest wheat flour. There were the " siminelli sali," and the " siminelli dominici," the inferior, and the best bread, the latter being unfermented. They were made in the shape of plates, or cups, and were sometimes marked with the figure of the Virgin Mary. They are made in Shropshire at the present day.

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