Tax agreed by Parliament, 1295

This document shows how tax, once agreed by Parliament, was collected throughout England. This order refers only to one county, but similar orders were sent all over the kingdom. The important point is that taxes were raised by the king with the support of Parliament, and the collectors of the tax were accepted by Parliament. Dated 1295, C 66/115.


Parliament approves the appointment of Robert de Flixthorpe and John de Wakerle, parson of the church of Weston, appointed to assess the amount of tax to be paid in the county of Rutland and collect the tax, which has been recently and graciously agreed to by Parliament in aid of the present war.

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