in the same place on the same day and in the same year etc. the said E. came with  the aforesaid C. and wickedly and feloniously held the said B., her husband, while  the said C. killed him within her arms. And that he did this wickedly and feloniously  etc. she offers etc. And so in the same way against several, and for several  deeds. If the principal is taken in the act with his knife dripping blood there will  be no need for further inquiry,1 provided that this is established by the testimony  of reputable men. 2But though her suit is properly made, in what way is the woman's  appeal more effective than the king's suit when the appeal falls, or suspicion  arises through indictment, since in both cases recourse is had to the country? The  position seems to be the same as regards both, save in this respect, that the king's  suit is occasionally remitted of grace or with knowledge of the cause,3 which would  not be done had the woman sued properly.
The attachment of appellees.
 It sometimes happens that those appealed of homicide, wounding, robbery or  some other felony are not attached4 because of the negligence of the sheriff and  coroners. For that reason, on the complaint of appellors, let the king's writ be  drawn in this form for attaching them to be before the justices:
The writ of attachment.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. If A. has made you secure with respect to the  prosecution of his claim, cause B. to be attached by his body to be before our  justices at the first session when they come into those parts to answer the said A.  as to the death of C., his father (or mother, brother, sister or other relative,  or his lord) of which he appeals him. And have there this writ. Witness etc. But  if the appeal is for breach of the king's peace, as in the case of breach of the peace  and wounding, breach of the peace and mayhem, breach of the peace and robbery,  breach of the peace and the rape of virgins etc., let the writ be drawn in this way:
Another writ on the same matter for the same purpose.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. If A. has made you secure etc. then put B. by  gage and safe pledges to be before our justices at the first session etc. to answer  the said A. regarding [blows and] the breach of our peace whereof he appeals  him.5 And have there the names of the pledges and this writ. Witness etc. If it  pleases the king that appeals [against appellees] attached in the county until the  arrival of the justices for homicide or breach of the king's peace should come before  him or his justices of the bench, let a writ for summoning the appeal then issue  in this form: