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|The structure of this writ is a simplified version of the English charter as, from the point of view of diplomatic, they are both derived from the same source, the late Anglo-Saxon vernacular writ. As formal charters became more elaborate in language and form, the plain writ became simpler. Note that at this time there was no dating clause. The writ has been dated to between 1156 and 1166 to fit between the succession of Henry II and the known date of death of the witness, Reginald of St Walery.|
|Writ of Henry II (New College, Oxford, Takeley, No.136). From Salter, 1929, No.31.|
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