Assize of Arms
1. Let every holder of a knight's fee have a hauberk, a helmet, a shield
and a lance. And let every knight have as many hauberks, helmets, shields
and lances, as he has knight's fees in his demise.
2. Also, let every free layman, who holds chattals or rent to the value
of 16 marks, have hauberk, a helmet, a shield, and a lance. Also, let
every free layman who holds chattals or rent worth 10 marks have an
aubergel and a headpiece of iron and a lance....
4. Moreover, let each and every one of them swear before the feast of
St. Hilary he will possess these arms and will bear allegiance to the lord
king, Henry, namely the son of empress Maud, and that he will bear these
arms in his service according to his order and in allegiance to the lord
king and his realm..."
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