Parliament and this question.
Posted by Caroline on March 27, 1998 at 09:33:13:
In response to Land, written by Linden on March 26, 1998 at 22:08:22
When Parliament rewarded someone they usually dished out a large lump sum of money, and the rewardee then chose his own bit of land.I give you the corny old example of the Duke of Wellington...given a tilte and money, he purchased both Stratfield Saye, his country seat, and Apsley House, his London residence (though, not at he same time, I must add.) That litle gem probably got into my head by way of Elizabeth Longford's Wellington: The Years of the Sword .
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