Warwick castle and its earls : from Saxon times to the present day . lmost recall the case ofJarndyce versiis Jarndyce. It begins because a certain Brookes, having agrievance, becometh an open enemy and voweth theoverthrow and breaking the neck of the Corporation,and informeth my Lord [of Leicester] that divers thingsbe misgoverned by the Bailiff and Burgesses, notablythat they waste the yearly revenues rising of landsand tenements given to find ministers, and that to theirprivate advantage, and that they take no accounts orrecognizances how the money is bestowed, and that the Bailiffs are and

Warwick castle and its earls : from Saxon times to the present day . lmost recall the case ofJarndyce versiis Jarndyce. It begins because a certain Brookes, having agrievance, becometh an open enemy and voweth theoverthrow and breaking the neck of the Corporation,and informeth my Lord [of Leicester] that divers thingsbe misgoverned by the Bailiff and Burgesses, notablythat they waste the yearly revenues rising of landsand tenements given to find ministers, and that to theirprivate advantage, and that they take no accounts orrecognizances how the money is bestowed, and that the Bailiffs are and Stock Photo
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Warwick castle and its earls : from Saxon times to the present day . lmost recall the case ofJarndyce versiis Jarndyce. It begins because a certain Brookes, having agrievance, becometh an open enemy and voweth theoverthrow and breaking the neck of the Corporation, and informeth my Lord [of Leicester] that divers thingsbe misgoverned by the Bailiff and Burgesses, notablythat they waste the yearly revenues rising of landsand tenements given to find ministers, and that to theirprivate advantage, and that they take no accounts orrecognizances how the money is bestowed, and that the Bailiffs are and have been unduly and notlawfully chosen. The quarrel dragged on for years. I will not pre-tend to understand it sufficiently well to take a sidein it. But I will print some of Ambrose Dudleysletters about it. They show, to some extent, whatmanner of man he was—a man zealous for the proper andorderly conduct of municipal affairs, and accustomed tospeak to the citizens in authoritative tones, as one whosehabit it was to be listened to respectfully and obeyed. 300. From a lithograj>h. THE CHANTRY CHAPELj ADJOINING THE BEAUCHAMP CHAPEL, WARWICK. Warwick Castle *- The first letter is as follows :— To my very loving friends, the Bailiff andBurgesses of the Town of Warwick : After my hearty commendations. Whereassundry sums of money hath been given to that townby divers well-disposed persons and good benefactors, to be employed and used to good purposes—whichsums was given under very strict conditions, that if itcan be proved the money not to be bestowed accordingto the good meaning of those benefactors but translatedto other private purposes, that then the sums of moneyso bestowed should return to the executors of thesaid benefactors, and the town utterly to lose thebenefit of so great benevolence; and whereas I aminformed the said sums of money have been wellemployed until now of late, and that the consciences ofdivers men being put in trust to the same well bestowedaccordi

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