The history of England, Volume 2

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Page 506 - ... owe a relief, he shall have his inheritance by the ancient relief; that is to say, the heir or heirs of an earl...
Page 535 - Wherefore we will and firmly enjoin, that the Church of England be free, and that all men in our kingdom have and hold all the aforesaid liberties, rights, and concessions, truly and peaceably, freely and quietly, fully and wholly to themselves and their heirs, of us and our heirs, in all things and places, for ever, as is aforesaid.
Page 520 - There shall be one measure of wine and one of ale, through our whole realm ; and one measure of corn, that is to say, the London quarter ; and one breadth of dyed cloth, and russets, and...
Page 531 - All the aforesaid customs and liberties, which we have granted to be holden in our kingdom, as much as it belongs to us, towards our people of our kingdom, as well clergy as laity shall observe, as far as they are concerned, towards their dependents.
Page 528 - ... by reason of a fee held of us by knight's service; and for the abbeys founded in any other fee than our own, in which the lord of the fee...
Page 316 - Church, to spread the knowledge of truth among the barbarous and ignorant, and to pluck up vice by the roots in the field of the Lord ; and, in order to this, you apply to us for countenance and direction. We are confident, therefore, that, by the blessing of the Almighty, your undertaking will be crowned with success...
Page 506 - If any of our Earls or Barons, or others who hold of us in chief by military service, shall die, and at his death his heir shall be of full age, and...
Page 516 - A freeman shall not be amerced for a small fault, but according to the degree of the fault ; and for a great crime in proportion to the heinousness of it; saving to him his contenement; and after the same manner a merchant, saving to him his merchandise.
Page 530 - Marches by the judgment of their peers ; for tenements in England according to the law of England, for tenements in Wales according to the law of Wales...
Page 512 - And if any one shall die indebted to the Jews, his wife shall have her dower and pay nothing of that debt ; and if the...

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