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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2
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2m Jft of March following they fhould again affetnhle ; which was done, except by fome of the nobles and citizens from the chief towns in Picardy, and many other towns in Normandy. Thofe who had ex-amined the receipt of the taxes were alfo there ; and upon their information that it was not fefficient, a new fubfidy was refolved pn: and it was ordered, that all manner of perfons, of the blood royal or not, prîeft or layman, monk or nun, privileged or unprivileged, innkeepers, heads of churches, who pofieffed rents, or revenues irom offices or admi-niilrations, widows as well as thofe who held eftates in their own right, children, married or not, who had any fortune in the hands of truftees or other-wife; coiners, and all others who had formerly been exempted from taxation, and who were poflefled of one huridred livres a-year, or under, whether by inheritance, annuity, wages or penfion for life, fhould pay a fubfidy of four livres, to defray the expenfe of the war : thofe of forty livres a-year, and under., to pay forty fols, ten livres a-year, and up-ward, twenty, fols: and under ten livres a-year, children, whether in wardihip or upwards of fifteen years old, labourers and workmen gaining their livelihood by work, fliould pay ten fols : if they had any fortune befide what they acquiredby labour, they were to pay as the others. Servants and all who worked for hire, fo that they gained a hundred fols, and upwards, a-year, were alfo to pay ten ibis. - The fol was to be taken as the fol parilis, ia thofe parts where this mode of reckoning was ufual, and as the fol tournois in the other parts» '" Thofe


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