that he chooses a passage through such a vill, a road which leads toward Scotland  or Ireland or elsewhere.] but to confess the crime is not always necessary, as  where1 he flies to a church after conviction by the country, or when he has been  taken seised of stolen property, before conviction or after. 2In neither of these cases  may he remain in the church for forty days, as some say, but ought to come forth  immediately upon the arrival of the justices or the coroners and submit3 to the law  of the land. [An interval of forty days used formerly to be given accused persons by  the assise of Clarendon,4 who, when they had to depart from the realm could make  stay for forty days and seek assistance from their friends.
[a wrongdoer] ought not to stay in a church for forty days, and if he attempts to do so what is then to be done.  The constitution was this, that though one had cleared himself by the judgment of  water or fire he should nevertheless abjure the realm, and for so doing he had that  period, which is not to be granted to others.] But what if he refuses to leave it;  may he not be dragged out forcibly by the lay power? No, as is evident, for to do so  would be abominable and impious. It seems therefore that the ordinary of the place,  the archdeacon or his official, dean or parson, may and ought to do so, that is, compel  him to come out,5 for sword ought to aid sword,6 nor does the execution of the  law constitute a wrong.7 Since he has refused to come out unless compelled there is a  strong presumption as to his guilt 8<especially if he is a known thief> and to protect  him in the church (at least after he has been there for one night or more)9 will be to  act contrary to the peace and the king himself, who ought to safeguard the peace  for the security of all.10 And if he cannot be compelled to come out he may then keep  himself there for forty days or11 for a year or two, [and] if this is what the wrongdoer  intends what shall then be done, since ordinaries fear the charge of irregularity12  and laymen excommunication? I see no remedy except that food be denied him, that  he may come forth voluntarily and seek what he has scornfully refused, and that he  who supplies food to him be deemed the king's enemy and one contemptuous of the  peace. And let the same be done with respect to those who ought to abjure the realm  and be sent into exile.
Of the kinds of exile.
 13Exile is of at least three kinds: either exclusion from certain places,14 as from a  certain region, a city, borough, or vill, for ever or for a time,15