The History of Civilization: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution, Volume 3

H. G. Bohn, 1856
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Page 402 - ... with a different eye by those whom they more nearly concerned : burghers of the twelfth century would have spilled their heart's blood to have enjoyed with security some of those individual liberties of which we do not even think, so much are we accustomed to them. " In the name of the Holy Trinity, amen. I, Louis, by the grace of God, king of France, to all present and to come, make known that we grant to the men of Beauvais, that if the house of any of them fall down, or is burnt, they may...
Page 189 - And whoever of our land pleaseth may swear that he will obey the commands of the aforesaid twenty-five Barons, in accomplishing all the things aforesaid, and that with them he will harass us to the utmost of his power ; and we publicly and freely give leave to every one to swear who is willing to swear; and we will never forbid any to swear.
Page 149 - ... in our kingdom .... many persons amongst our common people have fallen into the bonds of slavery, which much displeaseth us ; we, considering that our kingdom is called and named the kingdom of the Free (Franks), and willing that the matter should in verity accord with the name .... have by our grand council decreed and do decree that generally throughout our whole kingdom .... such serfdoms be redeemed to freedom, on fair and suitable conditions .... and we will, likewise, that all other lords...
Page 190 - But all those of our land, who, of themselves, and of their own accord, are unwilling to swear to the twenty-five Barons, to distress and harass us together with them, we will compel them by our command to swear as aforesaid. And if any one of the twenty-five Barons shall die, or remove out of the land, or in any other way shall be prevented from executing the things above said, they who remain of the twenty-five Barons shall elect another in his place, according to their own pleasure, who shall...
Page 189 - ... by seizing our castles, lands, possessions, and in any other manner they can, till the grievance is redressed according to their pleasure ; saving harmless our own person, and the persons of our queen and children ; and when it is redressed, they shall obey us as before.
Page 189 - ... who ought with all their power to observe, hold, and cause to be observed, the peace and liberties which we have conceded to them...
Page 375 - In the Name of the sacred and indivisible Trinity, amen. Philip, by the grace of God, King of the French.

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