The King orders that, in consideration of the great expense of maintaining the fleet of the Cinque Ports, all the Cinque Ports and all who claim their liberties should contribute to the cost.
Royal letters patent, St Albans 28 April 1298 (26 Edward I). A grant to the barons of the Cinque Ports.
Parchment, 23 × 10 cms. Great seal now missing, formerly attached to a parchment tag.
Fa/CP/i/4. Tann, Royal Charters of Faversham, pp. 100-1.
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