He was still an outlaw according to imperial ideas.
The prince of Orange was publicly declared an outlaw and his property confiscated (January 24, 1568).
He was no longer an outlaw with a band of wandering companions, but a petty chieftain, head of a small colony of men, allied with families of Caleb and Jezreel (in Judah), and on friendly footing with the sheikhs south of Hebron.
The privilege is extended to all travellers, except the prisoner and the outlaw, and natives of a country with which England is at war.
Perhaps this tale has some connexion with the romance of the outlaw Fulk Fitz Warin.