Lancashire Lay Subsidies: Being an Examination of the Lay Subsidy Rolls Remaining in the Public Record Office, London, from Henry III. to Charles II. Volume I. Henry III. to Edward I. (1216-1307)

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Record Society, 1893 - Taxation - 309 pages
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Page 4 - Et ad habendum commune consilium regni, de auxilio assidendo aliter quam in tribus casibus praedictis, vel de scutagio assidendo, summoned faciomus archiepiscopos, episcopos, abbates, comites, et majores barones, sigillatim per litteras nostras ; et praeterea faciemus summoneri in generali, per vicecomites et ballivos nostros, omnes illos qui de nobis tenent in capite...
Page 84 - So help me God I will keep all these articles inviolate, as I am a man, as I am a Christian, as I am a knight, and as I am a king crowned and anointed.
Page 11 - Omnes autem istas consuetudines predictas et libertates quas nos concessimus in regno nostro tenendas quantum ad nos pertinet erga nostros omnes de regno nostro tam clerici quam laici observent quantum ad se pertinet erga suos...
Page xxx - Chappel in the White Tower, as mere useless reliques, not worthy to be calendared, or brought down thence into the Office amongst other Records of use. In order thereunto, I imployed some souldiers and women to remove and cleanse them from their filthynesse; who, soon growing weary of this noysome work, left them almost as foul, dusty, and nasty as they found them.
Page xiii - One copy of it still remains in the British Museum, injured by age and fire, but with the royal seal still hanging from the brown, shriveled parchment. It is impossible to gaze without reverence on the earliest monument of English freedom which we can see with our own eyes and touch with our own hands, the great Charter to which from age to age patriots have looked back as the basis of English liberty.
Page xliii - ... keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope" — we have presumed to court the assistance of the friends of the drama to strengthen our infant institution.
Page 220 - THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY. Humbly show unto our sovereign lord the king, the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons in parliament assembled, that whereas it is declared and enacted by a statute made in the time of the reign of King Edward the First, commonly called, statutum de tallagio non concedendo...
Page 68 - Quicunque habet feodum unius militis habeat loricam et cassidem, clypeum et lanceam ; et omnis miles habeat tot loricas et cassides, et clypeos et lanceas quot habuerit feoda militum in dominico suo.
Page 230 - In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Teste me ipso apud Westmonasterium tercio decimo die Maii anno regni nostri quarto.
Page xlviii - An Act for the speedy provision of Money for disbanding and paying off the Forces of this Kingdom both by Land and Sea.

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