the count to come to court on an appointed day to clear himself if he could. When  the count had heard the king's words, fearing the king's anger for his wicked deed,  he answered that he could not attend at that time, but, on the advice of his friends,  in order to appease the king's anger, advised him that he would give him two hundred  pounds in Beauvais money and ten costly horses, and the jester's wife a  hundred pounds, and would give her in marriage to a wealthy burgess or knight  who would keep her respectably all the days of her life. The king refused all this  with derision, saying that he would not be a righteous vicar of God if he sold for  money immunity from punishment for such great wickedness, and in great wrath  ordered his army summoned and arrangements made for marching against him.  But the barons prayed the king to give them a week's respite that they might bring  the count to seek his mercy. This the king reluctantly granted, and thus by advice  of the barons the count came to court. When the king appeared and he attempted  to fall at his feet the king turned away, saying that he should either submit to  justice or leave the court. What more is to be said? All the barons cried out and  affirmed as against the king that he had granted the count mercy when they sent  for him. Finally the king reluctantly agreed. The bishops, earls and barons spoke  with the count and arranged that he should espouse her, for she was fair and wise,  and gave much alms to churches and the poor, though born of jews, both father  and mother and all her kin. This arrangement, made by such persons of consequence,  grew and became of such high authority that it is now in many places  regarded as a customary.>
The cases in which a woman has an appeal.
 We must see the cases in which a woman has an appeal. It is clear that there are  no more than two by which one ought to be put to the duel or the grand assise,1 that  is, only for a forcible harm done to her body,2 as for rape, as was said above, and for  the death of her husband3 slain within her arms, and in no other way. The appeal for  the death of her husband is made in this way:
The appeal for the death of her husband.
 A., who was the wife of B., appeals C. for that when B. her husband was in such a  place on such a day in such a year the said C. came with his force and wickedly  and feloniously etc. (as above)4 killed the same B. her husband within her arms.  And that he did this wickedly and feloniously she offers etc. (as above).4 The same  woman appeals E. that