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Confirmation of the Charters (1297)

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I Confirmation of the Charters.Publication thereof.E+W

EDWARD, by the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland, and Duke of Guyan, To All those that these present Letters shall hear or see, Greeting. Know Ye that We, to the honour of God, and of Holy Church, and to the Profit of our Realm, have granted for us and our Heirs, that the Charter of Liberties, . . . F1 which were made by Common Assent of all the Realm, in the time of King Henry our Father, shall be kept in every point without breach. And We will that . . . F2 our Justices, Sheriffs, Mayors, and other Ministers, which under Us (X1) have the Laws of our Land to guide, [X2shall allow the said Charters pleaded before them in Judgment in all their points;] that is to wit, the Great Charter as the Common Law, . . . F1

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X1Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: and by us

X2Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: that they allow the same Charters in all their points, in Pleas before them, and in Judgements

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