Unformatted text preview: of both the churches and the knights [milites] who are in the castle and suburbs of Etampes who were members of the commune, as often, moreover, as it shall please us. If moreover it shall happen that any of these vassals or villeins on whom the taille has been laid shall not pay it, we will be able [legally] to seize both the body of the vassal or villein and all of his moveables, regardless of whom - church or knight - he was the vassal or villein. So that it may obtain perpetual strength, we ordered the present page confirmed by the authority of our seal and by the characters of our royal name annotated below. Done at Paris, in the year of the lord 1199, in the 21 st year of our reign. .’...
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- Spring '08
- History, commune, Knights Templar, King Philip Augustus, Etampes