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A passing thought - some things never change…

John Morton was Lord Chancellor for Henry VII.

As Chancellor, charged with raising revenue, Morton visited nobles to ‘assess’ their ability to pay tax. If the entertainment afforded to him was lavish, he deduced that the owner had plenty of money and could obviously afford to pay a higher revenue. On the other hand, if the entertainment was frugal, this meant that the noble was saving all of his money and could therefore afford ...



Date: 6th February, 2009
Author: Cathy Corns


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