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Chronicon preciosum, or an account of English gold and silver money; the price of corn and other commodities; ... for six hundred years last past ... a fellow, who has an estate in land of inheritance ... vacate his fellowship on such condition, by Bishop Fleetwood
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1 bound manuscript, 69 p.
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William Fleetwood was born on 1 January 1656 in the Tower of London and educated at King's College, Cambridge. He became one of the most celebrated preachers of his day, often speaking before the Royal family and to parliament. On 2 June 1702 he was appointed to a canonry at Windsor. He also held several other appointments and a fellowship at Eton. He was created Bishop on Ely on 19 November 1714. Many of his sermons were published. The Chronicon was written to address the question about the ability to retain a College fellowship while in the possession an estate of practically no value because of the change in the value of money. It was published anonymously in London in 1707. Fleetwood died at Tottenham, near London, on 4 August 1723.
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This is a fair copy of Chapters 1-4 and the beginning of 5 of Fleetwood's book. It is presumed that it is copied from the 1745 edition and not the anonymous 1707 edition.
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