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A. THE KING
ByB. COUNCIL AND PARLIAMENT 415
Pages 17

When a man attempts or plots the death of our lord the king, or of our lady his queen or of their eldest son and heir; or if a man violates the king’s wife or the king’s eldest unmarried daughter, or the wife of the king’s eldest son and heir: or if a man levies war against our lord the king in his realm, or adheres to the king’s enemies, giving to them aid and comfort in his realm or elsewhere, and of this shall be attainted and proved of open deed by men of their rank; and if a man counterfeit the king’s great or privy seal or his money…and if a man slay the chancellor, treasurer, or the king’s justices of the one bench or the other, justices in eyre, or justices of assize, and any other justices assigned to hear and determine, being in their places, doing their offices. And it is to be understood that in the cases rehearsed above, [anything] ought to be judged treason which extends to our lord the king and his royal majesty; and of such treason the forfaiture of the escheats belongs to our sovereign lord the king….