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Unformatted text preview: in an age so little accustomed to taxes. In the succeeding reign, the rent of a knight’s fee was computed at four pounds a year. There were 60,000 knights fees in England. [k]Fitz-Steph. p. 22. Diceto, p. 531. [l]Hoveden, p. 492. Neubr. p. 400. Diceto, p. 532. Brompton, p. 1450. [m]Since the first publication of this history, Lord Lyttelton has published a copy of the treaty between Henry and Lewis, by which it appears, if there was no secret article, that Henry was not guilty of any fraud in this transaction. [n]Trivet, p. 48. [o]Fitz-Stephen, p. 27. [NOTE [P]]Fitz-Stephen, p. 18. This conduct appears violent and arbitrary; but was suitable to the strain of administration in those days. His father, Geoffrey, though represented as a mild prince, set him an example of much greater violence. When Geoffrey was master of Normandy, the chapter of Seez presumed, without his consent, to proceed to the election of a bishop; upon which he ordered all of them with the bishop elect to be castrated, and made all their testicles be brought him in a platter. Fitz-Steph. p. 44. In the war of Toulouse, Henry laid a heavy and an arbitrary tax on all the churches within his dominions. See Epist. St. Thom. p. 232. PLL v5 (generated January 22, 2010) 366 http://oll.libertyfund.org/title/695 Online Library of Liberty: The History of England, vol. 1 [p]Fitz-Steph. p. 13. [q]Ibid. p. 15. Hist. Quad. p. 9, 14. [r]p. 15. [s]John Baldwin held the manor of Oterarsfee in Aylesbury of the king in soccage, by the service of finding litter for the king’s bed, viz., in summer, grass or herbs, and two grey geese, and in winter, straw and three eels, thrice in the year, if the king should come thrice in the year to Aylesbury. Madox, Bar. Anglica, p. 247. [t]Fitz-Steph. p. 23. Hist. Quad. p. 9. [u]Fitz-Steph. p. 19, 20, 22, 23. [w]Ibid. p. 16. Hist. Quad. p. 8. [x]Fitz-Steph. p. 16. [y]Ibid. p. 17. [z]Ibid. p. 23. Epist. St. Thom. p. 232. [a]Epist. St. Thom. p. 167. [b]Fitz-Steph. p. 25. Hist. Quad. p. 19. [c]Fitz-Steph. p. 28. Gervase, p. 1384. [d]M. Paris, p. 7. Diceto, p. 536. [e]Fitz-Steph. p. 28. [f]Epist. St. Thom. p. 130. [g]Fitz-Steph. p. 32. [h]Neubr. p. 394. [i]Fitz-Steph. p. 33. Hist. Quad. p. 32. [k]Fitz-Steph. p. 29. Hist. Quad. p. 33, 45. Hoveden, p. 492. M. Paris, p. 72. Diceto, p. 536, 537. Brompton, p. 1058. Gervase, p. 1384. Epist. St. Thom. p. 208, 209. [l]Fitz-Steph. p. 31. Hist. Quad. p. 34. Hoveden, p. 492. [m]Hist. Quad. p. 37. Hoveden, p. 493. Gervase, p. 1385. [n]Fitz-Steph. p. 33. PLL v5 (generated January 22, 2010) 367 http://oll.libertyfund.org/title/695 Online Library of Liberty: The History of England, vol. 1 [o]Hist. Quadr. p. 163. M. Paris, p. 70, 71. Spelm. Conc. vol. ii. p. 63. Gervase, p. 1386, 1387. Wilkins, p. 321. [p]Hist. Quad. p. 38. Hoveden, p. 493. [q]Fitz-Steph. p. 35. Epist. St. Thom. p. 25. [r]Fitz-Steph. p. 45. Hist. Quad. p. 39. Gervase, p. 1386. [s]Epist. St. Thom. p. 13, 14. [t]Hoveden, p. 493. Gervase, p. 1388. [u]Hoveden, p. 494. M. Paris, p. 72. Diceto, p. 537. [NOTE [Q]]I follow here the narrative of Fitz-Stephens, who was secretary to Becket; though, no doubt, he may be suspected of partial...
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