Royal Commissioners and Grants of Privilege in Philip the Fair’s France : Pierre de Latilli, Raoul de Breuilli, and the Ordonnance for the Seneschalsy of Toulouse and Albi of 1299
Elizabeth A. R. Brown
Elizabeth A. R. Brown, Royal Commissioners and Grants of Privilege in Philip the Fair’s France : Pierre de Latilli, Raoul de Breuilli, and the Ordonnance for the Seneschalsy of Toulouse and Albi of 1299, dans Francia. Forschungen zur westeuropäischen Geschichte, vol. 13, année 1985.
From the spring of 1297 through the early summer of 1298 Pierre de Latilli and Raoul de Breuilli served as special commissioners of Philip the Fair in the seneschalsy of Toulouse and Albi. There they negotiated taxes and loans for Philip’s wars, collected a variety of payments owed to the king, investigated illegal activities of royal agents and others, and sold, first, exemptions from prosecution to individuals charged with crimes and violating royal rights, and, second, a formidable array of privileges to many communities. By the time they returned to Paris, they had raised impressive sums of money. They had also created a storm of protest, so that, by the middle of 1298, the royal court had been visited by représentatives of communities which felt particularly aggrieved by the treatment they had received. A series of suits resulted, and numerous documents detailing the communities’ charges and the commissioners’ responses were recorded.
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