The like oth a great number of the princes and nobles both spirituall and temporall which were present, receiued at the same time.
Which oth was the better allowed, by reason of such a The gift which earle Goodwin gaue to the king.
Which oth when they refused to take, bicause they would not stand to that ordinance he condemned them all to death.
And further he declared vnto them (as some write) that as for the oth which he had made in times past vnto duke William, Matth.
But a great cause that mooued manie of the lords vnto the violating thus of their oth, was Matth.
Finallie, he affirmed with an oth, "that he would neuer grant anie such liberties, whereby he should become a slaue."
He caused diuerse kings to bind themselues by oth to be true and faithfull vnto him, as Mascutius.
Sometimes their homage, with their oth and bargaine is receiued for a certeine number of yeares; sometimes for euer.
oth he vsed none, but in most earnest matters these words: Forsooth and forsooth.
And these things were confirmed and roborated with oth, scepter, and witnesse sufficient.