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Manchester University Press. The IMPs (Inquisitiones Post Mortem)
June 24 1314 the second day of the Battle of Bannockburn in
Scotland between the forces of the English King Edward II and Robert
Bruce King of Scotland.
The Scottish army advanced on the English position at daybreak and
the earl of Gloucester, Gilbert de Clare, was accused by Edward II of
cowardice after he had urged caution in attacking them. In response
the earl led a reckless charge against the Scots led by Edward Bruce
the brother of the Scottish King. He was killed.
Within two weeks writs had been issued to the royal escheators in
England to enquire of what lands and estates the earl possessed. By
August 1, the …rst inquisition had been held at Chipping Campden in
Gloucesteshire and went on for three years.
The holding of inquisitions was an essential preliminary to valuation
of the property held and the levying of taxes and determining who
was the true heir.
James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and Historical Analysis: L
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