Re: A "third penny"




<kerryscott5@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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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
church.

--
William Black

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Barbeques on fire by the chalets past the castle headland
I watched the gift shops glitter in the darkness off the Newborough gate
All these moments will be lost in time, like icecream on the beach
Time for tea.


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