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The Story of Coventry


The Story of Coventry

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    Mary Dormer Harris
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1911 Original Publisher: J.M. Dent Subjects: Cities and towns, Medieval Coventry (England) Coventry, Eng History / Europe / Great Britain History / Military / General History / Medieval Social Science / Sociology / Urban Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER XI The Last Struggle of York and Lancaster -- the Tudor s and Stuarts men of Coventry settled down under the rule of Edward IV. : and if the clash of arms was heard in the north -- for Margaret would not tamely submit to lose her son's inheritance -- it did not disturb the Midlands. Henry VI., the weak, mad, saintly King, lay in the Tower of London, and men thought the Yorkist firmly seated on his throne. The wars and party troubles had, however, much disorganized the city finances, and it is probably from this time that we must date the backwardness of the city in paying their ferm to the exchequer : and though the vigorous measures of the leet may have kept temporary order for those within and without the ruling body, yet the embarrassments of the corporation were not past. An attack on the franchises,1 made, so it would appear from some words the steward of Cheylesmore let fall, at the instigation of some of the malcontents within the city in 1464, was the cause of much trouble and fear to the townsfolk. The arrest of one Hikman, a dyer, a craft always at daggers drawn with the corporation, in Cheylesmore Park, was the occasion of the trouble. At the instance of the officials of the royal manor,2 Edward IV. called in question the 1 Let t Boot, 32z. They declared that Cheylesmore was " seyntwary," i. e. sanctuary. On the evils of rival jurisdictions, and the consequent ...  
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