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Acts of the English Parliament

Version 01/02/1991

1297 CHAPTER 6 25 Edw 1 cc 1 6

Default Geographical Extent: E+W

  • Version 01/02/1991

Introductory Text

Confirmation of the Charters (1297)

1297 CHAPTER 6 25 Edw 1 cc 1 6

X1Confirmation of the Charters


Editorial Information

X1 The 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.

I Confirmation of the Charters.Publication thereof.

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 (X2 ) have the Laws of our Land to guide, [X3 shall 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


Editorial Information

X2 Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: and by us

X3 Variant 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

Amendments (Textual)

F1 Words repealed by Wild Creatures and Forest Laws Act 1971 (c. 47), s. 1(4), Sch.

F2 Words repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62)

II–V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F3 Amendments (Textual)

F3 Cc. 2–5, 7 repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1969 (c. 52), Sch. Pt. I

VI No Aids or Prises shall be taken but by Consent of the Realm.

MOREOVER we have granted for Us and our Heirs as well to Archbishops, Bishops, Abbots, Priors, and other Folk of Holy Church, as also to Earls, Barons, and to all the Communalty of the Land, that for no business from henceforth we shall take (X4 ) such manner of Aids, Tasks, nor Prises, but by the common assent of the Realm, and for the common profit thereof, saving the ancient Aids and Prises due and accustomed.


Editorial Information

X4 Variant reading of the text noted in The Statutes of the Realm as follows: of our realm

VII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F4

Editorial Information

X5 See the Charters of Liberties, preceding the Statutes in [volume 1 of Statutes of the Realm,] page 37.