the same terms let the bailiffs of Romney, the bailiffs of Hythe, the bailiffs of  Dover and the bailiffs of Sandwich be addressed, that each of these ports may have  individual letters in the aforesaid form. And since there is often strife between  the men of the Cinque Ports and the men of Yarmouth and Dunwich let a writ  be addressed to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in these terms:
Writ to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk to inform the men of Yarmouth and Dunwich.
 1The king to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, greeting. Know that we have caused  all the pleas of the Cinque Ports to be summoned at such a day at Shipway as they  are wont and ought to be held before the justices at Shipway. Therefore we order  you to inform the men of Yarmouth and the bailiffs of Dunwich so that if anyone  wishes to complain of someone who belongs to or is within the liberty of the Cinque  Ports he may then be at Shipway before our aforesaid justices to put forward his  plaint and receive justice thereon. Witness etc.
Of the crime of lese-majesty.
 2[Since of those crimes that are called] capital, which lead to corporal punishment,  sometimes death,3 sometimes dismemberment,4 according as they are major or  minor, some are public and some private,5 and of the public crimes6 some carry a  heavier punishment because of the person against whom they are directed, as the  crime of lese-majesty,7 as where something is done against the person of the king  himself, a crime which surpasses all others with respect to the punishment inflicted,  we therefore must first turn to this crime of lese-majesty. The crime of lese-majesty  takes many forms, one of which is where one rashly 8compasses the king's death,  or does something or arranges for something to be done to the betrayal of the lord  king or of his army, or gives aid and counsel or assent to those making such  arrangements,9 even though what he has in mind is not carried into effect.10  11Anyone, a free man or a bondsman, is admitted to make accusation of this crime,12  or a minor under age,
1. Rot. Litt. Cl., ii, 214 (1227), where the writ is directed to another addressee
8-9. Glanvill, xiv, 1: ipsum accusatum machinatum fuisse vel aliquid fecisse in mortem regis vel seditionem regni vel exercitus, vel consensisse vel consilium dedisse vel auctoritatem praestitisse; supra 298
11-12. Glanvill, xiv, 1: Admittitur autem ad huiusmodi accusationem quilibet liber homo maior. Infra aetatem autem constitutus si quem appellaverit, attachiabitur is qui appellat ut supra expositum est. Rusticus quoque admittitur; reading: huiusmodi, as Gl.; infra 397, 438