Chancery warrant of 1349 (London, National Archives, C.81/339/20343). All images by permission of the National Archives.  
So to wrap it up, the date of the warrant is 1349. From the answer to the previous question, what had happened around 10 years previously? Well, Edward III declared himself King of France. However, the French didn't think this was such a great idea and they all argued about it for a hundred years.
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