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A Statute forbidding Bearing of Armour (1313)

1313 CHAPTER 0 7 Edw 2

X1X2A STATUTE forbidding Bearing of ARMOUR

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X1The original text of this Act was not modern English. The traditional translation appears first with obsolete characters modernised. The original text (as an image) appears second.

X2This Title is in the Margin of the Roll. In the Old Printed Copies this is intituled “Statutum de Defensione portandi Arma;” and is ascribed to the Seventh Year of King Edward I. The English Title is from the Old Translations.

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

The King [X3to 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 [X4shall] be made by Us, and the common assent of the Prelates, Earls, and Barons, that in all Parliaments, [X5Treatises,] and other Assemblies, which should be made in the Realm of England [X6for ever,] that every Man shall come without all Force and (X7) Armour, well and peaceably, to the Honour of Us, and the Peace of Us and our Realm; and now in our [X8next] Parliament Prelates, Earls, Barons, and the Commonalty of our Realm, there assembled [X9to take] Advice of this Business, have said, that to Us it belongeth, and our part (X10) is, through our Royal Seigniory, straitly to defend [X11Force] 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 [X12our] Laws and Usages of our Realm; and (X13) 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 [X14Bench,] and there to be enrolled, Given at Westminster, the thirtieth day of October.

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X3Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: to the Lieutenant, the Treasure and the Barons of the Exchequer,

X4Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: should

X5Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: Treaties

X6Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: at all times,

X7Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: without

X8Old Translations omit.

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

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

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

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

X13Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: that

X14Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: Exchequer