People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 6/2/8 (IP, 64-5)

On 10 June [1296] at Edinburgh, in the presence of the aforesaid bishop of Durham and the aforementioned noble men [identity of 'aforementioned noble men' ambiguous], vouched and summoned to be witnesses, and in the presence of the Notary; the lord William of Douglas, knight, of his own free will obtained the fealty and goodwill of the king of England; and for his own part, and that of his heirs, he annulled the alliances, contracts, agreements, and pacts with the lord Philip, king of the French, against his lord the king of England; and he expressly renounced them; having touched and kissed the most holy gospels, he performed fealty to his lord the king of England, and drew up letters patent in his own name and set his seal to them.
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10 June 1296
Dating Notes
10 June in the year and indiction aforementioned
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Source for Data Entry
Thomson, Instumenta Publica, pp. 64-5 [= TNA, MS. C47/23/3, mm. 1-2]
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IP, 64-5
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Public Instrument
Ragman Roll: TNA, MS. C47/23/3, mm. 1-2

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
10 Jun. 1296 William of Douglas renounces alliances with the king of the French and performs fealty to the king of England yes Antony Bek (d.1311), bishop of Durham