General Pardons

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Henry IV

Number Occasion/Date Coverage Exceptions Requirements Availability Source
1 Henry IV’s first parliament, 1399 All treasons and felonies committed before 19 Nov. 1399 a) murder and rape of women

b) common thieves indicted before 19 Nov. 1399, approvers, those appealed of the death of a person, those captured with stolen goods, those who broke out of a royal prison before 19 Nov. 1399, those present at the murder of Thomas, duke of Gloucester

to stand to right in the royal court if a private person wants to sue Until 1 Nov. 1400 (PROME, Henry IV, 1399 October, item 156, Statutes ii, 119 c. 20) First copy on the pardon roll was issued on 20 Nov. 1399 (C67/32, m. 23), last copy on 7 Apr. 1400 (C67/32, m. 22), last copy found so far on plea rolls was issued on 6 May 1400 (KB 27/544 m 15 rex [1], KB27/554 m 13d Rex [2]. For a copy of the French version of this general pardon, issued on 15 December 1399, see KB 27/557 m. 21 Rex [3]
2a Rising of January, 1400 all treasons, insurrections, felonies, trespasses, rebellions, contempts, extortions and oppressions committed before the feast of the Purification of Saint Mary (2 Feb. 1400) a) murder and rape of women

b) common thieves indicted before 2 Feb. 1400, approvers, those appealed of the death of a person, those captured with stolen goods, those who broke out of a royal prison before 2 Feb. 1400, those present at the murder of Thomas, duke of Gloucester

to stand to right in the royal court if a private person wants to sue All twelve copies on the pardon roll issued on 18 March 1400 (C67/32, m. 20)
2b all trespasses, rebellions, contempts extortions, oppressions committed before the feast of the Purification of Saint Mary (2 Feb. 1400), and all treasons, insurrections and felonies committed before 2 Feb. 1400 a) murder and rape of women

b) ut supra

Eight copies of this pardon issued between 18 March and 20 March 1400 (C67/32, m. 20)
2c all treasons, insurrections, rebellions and felonies committed before 2 Feb. 1400, and all trespasses, contempts, extortions and oppressions committed before 2 Feb. 1400 a) murder and rape of women

b) ut supra

First copy of this version issued on 25 Mar. 1400 (C67/32, m. 20), the last copy issued on 20 Sep. 1400 (C67/32, m. 17)

Henry V

Number Occasion/Date Coverage Exceptions Requirements Availability Source