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Original Latin


Nulla vidua distringatur ad se maritandum dum voluerit vivere sine marito, ita tamen quod securitatem faciat quod se non maritabit sine assensu nostro, si de nobis tenuerit, vel sine assensu domini sui de quo tenuerit, si de alio tenuerit.


No widow is to be distrained to marry while she wishes to live without a husband, as long as she gives security that she will not marry without our consent, if she holds of us, or without the consent of her lord of whom she holds, if she holds of someone else.

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Referenced in

John writes from La Rochelle, pleading for reinforcements (The Itinerary of King John)

The regency government of Peter des Roches (The Itinerary of King John)

John grants freedom of election (The Itinerary of King John)

John deals with Loretta de Braose and Isaac of Norwich (The Itinerary of King John)

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