Re: A "third penny"
- From: Larry Swain <theswain@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 16:50:24 -0500
William Black wrote:
<kerryscott5@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
In Anglo-Saxon England, earls collected fines and taxes and in return
received a "third penny", 1/3 of the money they collected. Where did
the other 2/3 go?
'To the king' is probably a good bet...
I can't honestly see an Anglo-Saxon noble giving it to the poor or the
Why not? Where do you think the A-S church got its money? Certainly not 2/3 of that collected, but I'd bet most such nobles gave a sizeable chunk. I have a book on this somewhere I'll try and find.