Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland Volume 2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ... gouernor of all his lands and possessions within England. In this parlement, the lord Edmund the kings yoonger sonne was shewed as king of d'the'kiu- Naples and Sicill, for the obteining of the possession of which dominions and kingdoms, sonne. his father king Henrie demanded no small subsidie and aid of inonie, both of the tern-A subside d-. poraltie and also of the spiritualtie, but namlie, he required to haue the tenths of spi-"""fc'rituall mens liuings for the terme of hue yeares, according to the new taxations without any deductions to be allowed except necessarie expenses: also, the fruits for one yeare of benefices that chanced to fall void within the said terme of flue yeare. Moreouer, sundrie other duties he required to haue of the spirituall men, sore to their greeuance, and speciallie, bicause they knew that such tyranuie first tooke beginning from the pope. In the end (though loth they were to consent) yet conditionallie that the king would confirme the liberties conteined in the great charter, and obserue the same throughlie, now after it had beene so inanie times brought out and redeemed, they offered to giue him The off./ y- towards his instant necessitie two and fiftie thousand marks, to the irrecouerable danger S1"r, tualt"'of impouerishingthe church. And yet, as it is said, the king refused the gift, as that which he thought not to be sufficient. f Truelie it should seeme, that there was a great vntowardlie disposition in the subiects of that time, for the helping of their king with necessarie aid of monie, towards such great charges as he had beene diuers waics occasioned to be at, since his first comming to the crowne. But bicause it was perceiued that he bestowed no small quantitie of...
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