Hilary term in the tenth year of king Henry in the county of Norfolk, [the case] of  Richard Olive.1
Of judges who deceitfully issue
[all] their warnings at the same time so that they may more easily proceed to excommunication.  When the person cited appears in a matter as to which they have no cognisance, there  are, in truth, judges who, to escape a prohibition, a statement of the case having been  made orally and the defendant being denied the benefit of deliberating upon it, give  him the three warnings, one after another, on the first day of the suit, and if he does  not comply with their will, bind him with the chain of excommunication.2 And while  the prohibition is pending, when the party has remained for forty days in such excommunication,  in order to escape the prosecution of the prohibition, at the impetration  of the same judges the ordinary informs the king that the person has been  excommunicated for so long a time and causes his arrest by this writ.
Writ to arrest an excommunicated person directed by a bishop to the lord king.
 To his most excellent lord Henry by the grace of God etc. N. by divine compassion  bishop of Exeter greeting in Him who gives salvation to kings. We intimate by these  presents to your royal serenity that A. de N., bound in the chain of excommunication  for his manifest contumacy and continuing in that state for forty days and more,  refuses to obey ecclesiastical censure, despising the keys of the church. And because  the royal majesty has been wont to repress the insolence of those who neglect to obey  the precepts and orders of the church, we invoke the arm of your highness, earnestly  asking that, having regard to God and the honour of the church, your royal majesty  may think fit to supply that in which the church lacks strength. May the most high  preserve you. If there is one who complains to the king that the judge ordinary or  delegate has maliciously brought about his arrest so that he may be prevented from  suing for a prohibition, let a writ issue at once to the sheriff forbidding him to arrest  him, in this form.
If the bishop or other ordinary has fraudulently brought about the arrest.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. A. has shown to us that, whereas B. parson of such  a place had impleaded him in court christian before such an archdeacon and such a  one, his official, with respect to a certain meadow (or some other thing) which is the  lay fee