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A Statute forbidding Bearing of Armour (1313)

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The King forbids the coming armed to Parliament, &c.E+W

The King [X1to the Justices of his Bench,] sendeth Greeting. Whereas of late before certain Persons deputed to treat upon sundry Debates had between Us and certain great Men of our Realm, amongst other things it was accorded, That in our next Parliament after, Provision [X2shall] be made by Us, and the common assent of the Prelates, Earls, and Barons, that in all Parliaments, [X3Treatises,] and other Assemblies, which should be made in the Realm of England [X4for ever,] that every Man shall come without all Force and (X5) Armour, well and peaceably, to the Honour of Us, and the Peace of Us and our Realm; and now in our [X6next] Parliament Prelates, Earls, Barons, and the Commonalty of our Realm, there assembled [X7to take] Advice of this Business, have said, that to Us it belongeth, and our part (X8) is, through our Royal Seigniory, straitly to defend [X9Force] of Armour, and all other Force against our Peace, at all Times when it shall please Us, and to punish them which shall do contrary, according to [X10our] Laws and Usages of our Realm; and (X11) hereunto they are bound to aid Us as their Sovereign Lord at all Seasons, when need shall be; We command you, that ye cause these Things to be read afore you in the said [X12Bench,] and there to be enrolled, Given at Westminster, the thirtieth day of October.

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X1Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: to the Lieutenant, the Treasure and the Barons of the Exchequer,

X2Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: should

X3Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: Treaties

X4Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: at all times,

X5Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: without

X6Old Translations omit.

X7Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: taking

X8Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: it

X9Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: wearing

X10Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: the

X11Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: that

X12Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: Exchequer

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