London Sheriffs Get Aggressive, Ep.1

In 1440, a conflict between the City of London and ecclesiastical institutions in and near the City heated up to boiling point, over the issue of those churches’ independent jurisdictions. On 22 August 1440, William Foyle went into sanctuary in the priory church of St Bartholomew in London to avoid debtors’ prison. Sanctuary for debtContinue reading “London Sheriffs Get Aggressive, Ep.1”