People of Medieval Scotland
1093 - 1371

Document 1/52/4 (Foedera, i, II, 915)

William, bishop of St Andrews, Robert Bruce, earl of Carrick, and John Comyn, the son, Guardians of the realm of Scotland, in the name of lord John, king of Scotland, established by the same community of the said realm, write to lord Edward, king of England. They note that lord Philip, king of France, by his letters patent, has intimated to them that, at his bidding, Edward cease and desist from all hostilities against them and the realm of Scotland for a certain time. Lord John, duke of Brittany, messenger of the lord king of France, now in England, has asserted this to them by his letters patent. They shall also desist from aggressive hostilities against Edward and his realm. They further wish to note that they shall desist from interfering with hostilities between Kings Edward and Philip. They have appended their seal, transmitting these letters patent by the bearer, and signify that they wish Edward to reply to them through the same bearer.
Firm date
13 November 1299
Dating Notes
13th day of November, 1299
Place date (modern)
Torr Forest
Place date (document)
Foresta del Torre
Source for Data Entry
Foedera, i, II, 915
Trad. ID
Foedera, i, II, 915
Calendar number
Charter type
Letters patent
Referred to as letter patent
CDS, ii, no. 1109

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Date Short Summary Primary Witnesses
unavailable Letters patent of Philip IV of France no
unavailable Letters patent of John, duke of Brittany no
13 Nov. 1299 Statement that the Guardians shall desist from aggressive hostilities against King Edward yes