Charles I demands all wealthy Englishmen to buy knighthoods (45 words)

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King Charles I, desperately short of income due to his failure to persuade Parliament to grant him tonnage and poundage for life, demands that all Englishmen with property over £40 a year must present themselves for knighthood. Anyone who did not do so would be fined.

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Editors. "Charles I demands all wealthy Englishmen to buy knighthoods". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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