The History of the Life and Times of Edward the Third 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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...to J his father. 1 Rot. Parl. 46 Ed. III. A.d. 1372. Bryan asked the Prince if this were done with his will;' to which, in the language of Northern France, he answered "oyl." Parliament was then adjourned. The reason given for this act by the Prince was, that the revenues of Aquitaine were not enough to defray the expenses. But there can be no doubt that his failing health, and a feeling of despair of ever recovering possession of the province, were the causes which really actuated him. The next day, the whole Parliament assembled in the White Chamber, when Guy Bryan gave an account of the King's unfortunate attempt to invade France; he then stated, that the King had summoned Parliament to give him advice on this important Grant of matter, and to grant him a subsidy. To this request, subsidy. an immediate assent was given, and the subsidy was to be raised in the following manner, viz.: On each sack of wool exported, 43. 4d.; on every twelve score of woolfells, the same; and on every last of leather, 4/., in addition to the old customs. These duties were granted for two years; but inasmuch as they alone would not be sufficient, Parliament granted also a fifteenth for one year. Other important matters were then considered. The first, was the complaint, that lawyers abused their privileges as Members of Parliament, by using them to promote the business of their Lawyers clients; it was therefore ordered,1 that no lawyers havnot" ing business in the King's Court should be allowed to Parliament, for counties. In like manner, the Sheriffs "who are common ministers of the people, ment. r 1 "Est accorde et assentu en cest Parlement, q desormes null homme de ley pursuant busoignes en le Court de R-5... soient retournez ne...
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