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"made, granted and passed by each party faithfully A.D. 1420.

"for the well-being and prosperity of ourselves and

"our subjects, and for the security of our dominions;

"by means of which peace everyone of our subjects

"and those of our said son shall henceforth be able to

"meet, traffic, and work with each other as well beyond

"sea as on this side.

"Item, it is agreed that our said son Henry shall "in future honour us as his father, and our queen "consort as his mother; and besides this he shall "not hinder us from peaceably possessing and enjoying "our kingdom during our lifetime.

"Item, that our said son, King Henry, shall not "disturb or hinder us, as has been said, from main"taining and possessing the crown and royal dignity "of France, with the revenue, fruits, and profits thereof "for the maintenance of our court, and the expenses "of the kingdom; or our consort from holding as "long as she lives the estate and dignity of queen "according to the custom of our said country, with "part of the said revenues suitable for her.

"Item, it is also agreed that our said daughter "Catherine shall have and take to the kingdom of Eng"land a dowry as queens have had and have been "accustomed to have in time past, that is to say, for "every year the sum of 40,000 crowns, two of which "are worth an English noble.

"Item, it is agreed that, by all ways, means, and "manners that he can, without transgressing or offend"ing against the oath he has taken to observe the "laws, customs, and rights of his English kingdom, "our said son, Henry, shall endeavour and provide "that as soon as possible our said daughter, Catherine, "his consort, shall be fully and distinctly assured of "perceiving and having in his kingdom of England from "the time of his death the dowry aforesaid of 40,000

..D. u20." crowns, two of which are value for an English "noble.

"Item, it is agreed that if our said daughter should "survive our said son King Henry she shall have "and take from the kingdom of France the sum of "20,000 francs a year for her right of dower, "beginning immediately after the death of our said "son, and this to be a charge upon the lands, places, "and lordships which were held and possessed in the "same form of dowry by our dear lady of blessed "memory, Blanche, formerly wife of King Philip, "our most dread lord and great grandfather.

"Item, it is agreed that immediately after our "death and thenceforward the crown of France, the "kingdom, and all the dependencies shall remain and "perpetually belong to our said son, King Henry, and "his heirs.

"Item, forasmuch as we are withheld and hindered "most of our time in such a way that we cannot "personally understand or attend to the disposal of the "business of our said kingdom, the faculty and exer"cise of governing and ordering the general public "business of the said kingdom shall be vested in and "remain during our life with our said son, Henry, and "the council of wise and noble men of our said king"dom; so that from this time forward he can rule "and govern this public state by himself and by any "other that he chooses to appoint with the council "of wise and noble men aforesaid. Which power of "governing being thus vested in our said son, King "Henry, he shall work lovingly and faithfully for what "may be for the glory of God, of us, and of our "country, and for the public good of the kiugdom; "and .to defend, tranquillise and pacify, or rule it "according to the requirement and equity of justice, "with the counsel and assistance of the lords, barons, "and nobles of the said kingdom.

"Item, that our said son shall do his utmost that A-D-142°"in all and every place subject to us now and in "time to come the court of parliament of France shall "be preserved and protected in the sovereignty and "authority belonging to it and due to it in all and "every place subject to us.

"Item, that our said son shall, as far as he can, "defend all and every the peers, nobles, cities, com"munities, and individual persons subject to us, now "and at all times to come, in the rights, customs, "privileges, prerogatives, liberties, and franchises ap"pertaining or due to them, in all places subject to us "now and in time to come.

"Item, that our said son shall diligently labour and "do his utmost that justice be administered in the "said kingdom according to the laws, rights, and "customs of the same, without respect of persons, "and shall preserve and keep the subjects of our "kingdom in peace and tranquillity, and with his "person guard and defend them from all oppression "and violence whatever.

"Item, it is agreed that our said son, Henry, shall "provide and do as he can, that to the offices of "justice, whether of parliament or bailiwicks, sene"schalships, provostships, and others pertaining to the "government of seignory, and also all other offices "of the kingdom, there shall be chosen persons of "talent, and favourable to the good, just, and peaceful "government of our kingdom, and of the ministrations "which are committed to them for the public benefit.

"Item, that our said son shall labour with all his "might, and as soon as he shall be able advantageously, "to subdue to our authority all the cities, towns, "countries, castles, and persons within our kingdom, "who are disobedient to us and rebellious, holding or "being of the party commonly called that of the "dauphin and of Armagnac.

A.D. 1420. "Item, in order that our said son may be able the "more profitably, safely, and freely to accomplish "and effect the things above mentioned and explained, "it is agreed that the great lords, barons, and nobles, "with the estates of the said kingdom, both spiritual "and temporal, also the cities and notable commu"nities, and the citizens and burgesses of towns in "the said kingdom subject to us for the time, shall "take the oaths which follow. First, that they will "humbly obey our son, King Henry, having and exer"cising the power of governing the public state, and "his commands and summonses, in all things pre"serving the equity of the government of this our "kingdom.

"Item, that the said great lords, barons, and estates "of our kingdom, spiritual as well as temporal, and "also the cities, notable communities, citizens, burgesses "of towns in the said kingdom, in so far as they "and each of them are concerned, shall in everything "and everywhere well and faithfully conform to the "things which are and shall be appointed and agreed "between us, our consort the queen, and our son, "King Henry, with the council, which we, our "consort, and our said son shall have appointed "thereto; and they shall do their best that these "things be kept by all others whatever.

"Item, that continually from the time of our death "and afterwards they will be faithful men and lieges "of our son, King Henry, and his heirs, and they will "hold this our son for their sovereign liege lord and "the true King of France, and without any opposition, "contradiction, or difficulty will receive and obey him "as such; and that after theso things they will never "obey any other than him as king and regent of the "kingdom of France; and if they know of any mis"chief plotted against the person, honour, and welfare "of our said son they will prevent it to their power, "and will make it known to him as quickly as they A.D. 1420. "can by letters and messages.

"Item, it is agreed that all and every the conquests "which shall be made by our said son, King Henry, "outside the duchy of Normandy in the kingdom of "France over those who are disobedient to us, shall "be made for us and for our benefit; and that our "said son shall endeavour that all and every the lands "and lordships in places thus to be conquered, pertain"ing to persons now obedient to us who shall swear "to observe this present agreement be restored to the "said persons to whom they belong.

"Item, it is agreed that all and every the beneficed "ecclesiastics in the duchy of Normandy, or other "subject places whatever in the kingdom of France, "being obedient to our said son and to us, and "favouring the party of our very dear son the Duke "of Burgundy, who shall swear to observe this present "agreement, shall peaceably enjoy their ecclesiastical "benefices in the duchy of Normandy and the places "aforesaid.

"Item, that each and all of the ecclesiastical persons "obeying our said son, King Henry, having benefices "in the kingdom of France in places subject to us, and "who shall swear to keep this present agreement, shall "peacefully enjoy their benefices in the aforesaid "places.

"Item, that such and all of the churches, univer"sities, general schools, colleges of learning, and "other ecclesiastical colleges situated in places subject "to us now or in time to come in the duchy of "Normandy or other places in the kingdom of France, "subject to our son, King Henry, shall enjoy their "rights and possessions, rents, prerogatives, pre-emi"nences, and franchises, in whatever way belonging "to them in the kingdom of France, saving the "rights of the crown.

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