Select Charters and Other Illustrations of English Constitutional History from the Earliest Times to the Reign of Edward the First
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...de tota Anglia tertium pararent ad opprimendum Guallenses terra et mari.' R. de Monte. But although the following document is feudal in form, it bears distinct traces of connexion with the older militia system: it is clearly intended that the whole population should be armed to resist invasion, and we learn from Gervase that the organisation of the communa in arms was to be carried out by local constables; the penalties for neglect or treachery carry us back to the laws of Ethehed (p. 73); and the whole act should be compared with the statement of the Berkshire custom in Domesday Book (above, p. 96). The ancient fyrd was the folkmoot in arms: the feudal levy was the Norman baronage performing the service due by tenure. The process now going on was a consolidation of the whole into the form which it took later under the writs of Henry III and Edward I for a general arming of the nation, addressed to each of the greater vastals separately, and, for the assembling of the lesser ones, to the sheriffs. Bex, ete. Vicecomiti Botelandae, ete. Scias quod provisum est cum assensu archiepiscoporum, episcoporum, com it 11111, baronum et omnium fidelium nostrorum Angliae, quod novem milites per totam Angliam inveuient decimum mi litem bene paratum equis et armis ad defensionem regni nostri; et quod illi novem milites inveniant decimo militi qualibet die ii. solidos ad Lberationem suuui. Et ideo tibi praecipimus quod, sicut teipsum ct omnia tua diligis, provideas quod decimi milites de ballia tua sint apud Londonias a die Pascbae iu tres septimanas, bene parati equis et armis, cum liberationibus suis sicut praedictum est, parati ire in servitium nostrum quo praeceperimus et existere in servitio nostro ad defensionem regni nostri quantum opus fuerit....
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