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" Among them, the purchase of charters by the municipalities may be classed in the first order. Richard once said that he would sell London itself, if he could find a purchaser. The sheriffs and their officers were removed throughout the kingdom that their... "
The Early and Middle Ages of England - Page 397
by Charles Henry Pearson - 1861 - 472 pages
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Commentaries on the history, constitution, and chartered franchises of the ...

George Norton - 1829 - 576 pages
...grants of royal lands, revenues, and perquisites were made {, and the king went so far as to declare " he would sell London itself if he could find a purchaser ." The royal demesnes appear to have been the most immediate objects of his rapacity. The king assumed, by...
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The History and Antiquities of the Round Church at Little Maplestead, Essex ...

William Wallen - 1836 - 252 pages
...upbraided him for sacrificing every other consideration to the support of the Crusades, he replied that he would sell London itself, if he could find a purchaser. * Fulk, a very eloquent preacher, who was inciting the Normans to engage in the holy war, meeting with...
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The history and antiquities of the round church at Little Maplestead, Essex ...

William Wallen - 1836 - 252 pages
...upbraided him for sacrificing every other consideration to the support of the Crusades, he replied that he would sell London itself, if he could find a purchaser. * Fulk, a very eloquent preacher, who was inciting the Normans to engage in the holy war, meeting with...
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History of England: With Separate Historical Sketches of Scotland, Wales ...

John Russell (A. M., of Philadelphia.) - 1844 - 250 pages
...people. He exacted rigorous imposts, borrowed immense sums, put to sale the manors of the crown, and said that he would sell London itself if he could find a purchaser. In fine, he sold to the king of Scotland, for ten thousand marks, his right of superiority over that...
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A Manual of British & Irish History: Illustrated with Maps, Engravings, and ...

Thomas Flanagan - 1847 - 936 pages
...he renounced the feudal rights which Henry II. had extorted from William the Lion : he even declared that he would sell London itself, if he could find a purchaser. Having completed his arrangements, he issued regulations for the discipline both of his fleet and army...
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Sketches of the Crusades

George Eliel Sargent - 1849 - 226 pages
...little prospect * Richard declared to those who remonstrated with him on his reckless proceedings, that he would sell London itself, if he could find a purchaser for it. t It was at Rouen that a zealous monk advised Richard to get rid of three of his sisters,—...
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Lectures on the History of France, Volume 1

Sir James Stephen - 1851 - 516 pages
...sovereignties. Richard I. put up to sale even the office of grand justiciary ; and is said to have declared that he would sell London itself if he could find a purchaser. Many of the French seigneurs recklessly alienated the only means of their future subsistence - —...
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Lectures on the History of France, Volume 1

Sir James Stephen - 1852 - 890 pages
...sovereignties. Richard I. put up to sale even the office of grand justiciary; and is said to have declared that he would sell London itself if he could find a purchaser. Many of the French seigneurs recklessly alienated the only means of their future subsistence— their...
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The Charm, a Book for Boys and Girls: Second series

1854 - 392 pages
...raise them, putting to sale the crown revenues and most important offices of the kingdom, he replied, that he would " sell London itself if he could find a purchaser." The government of the country during his absence was committed to Hugh, bibhop of Durham, and Longchamp,...
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Events to be remembered in the history of England

Charles Selby - 1854 - 338 pages
...proceedings as derogatory to his own dignitary, and oppressive to his subjects. The king replied " that he would sell London itself if he could find a purchaser." This answer shocked the upright justiciary, •who, on further remonstrance, was consigned to prison,...
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