[From Manx Soc vol 23 - Appendices to Munch's Chronicle of Man]


No. 22.— December 28, A.D. 1249.— p. 206.


Safe-conduct to Harold.

Rymer's Foedera I. i. 1. 272.  

Rex omnibus salutem. Sciatis quod licentiam dedimus dilecto et fideli nostro Artaldo, illustri Regi de Mannia, veniendi ad nos in Angliam, ad loquendum nobiscum, et faciendum nobis quod facere debet. Et ideo vobis mandamus quod ei Regi, in veniendo ad nos in Angliam, vel ibi morando, vel inde redeundo, nullum faciatis aut fieri permittatis damnum, injuriam, molestiam, aut gravamen ; vel etiam hominibus suis, quos secum ducet. Et si quid eis forisfactum fuerit, id eis, sine dilatione, faciatis emen-dari. In cujus, etc., duraturas usque ad festum sancti Michaelis, anno regni nostri xxxiv. Teste Rege, apud Winton', xxviii. die Decembbes.


The King, to all greeting. Be it known to you that We have given licence to Our beloved and faithful Artald [Harold], the illustrious King of Man, to come to Us to England, for the pur-pose of conversing with Us, and doing towards Us what he ought. And therefore We forbid you to cause., or allow to be caused to the said King, during his journey to Us in England, whilst remaining there, and during his return thence, or to the followers whom he shall bring with him, any damage, injury, molestation, or annoy ance. And if any wrong shall have been done to them, you will cause compensation to be made them without delay. In testimony whereof, etc.;-which will continue in force until the feast of St. Michael, in the thirty-fourth year of Our reign.Witness the king at Winchester, the twenty-eighth day of December.


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