from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See franchise.
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To the account given in the text is added "and London lost theire fraunchise."
This yere upon seynt Petyr day and Poule the fraunchise of London was sesed into the kynges hand; forasmoche as Gregory Rokesby maire yelde up the seal at Berkynge chirche, and toke it to Rauf Asshewy; and thanne was Rauf Sandwych mad wardeyn of the citee.
_] [Sidenote: The fraunchise of London is sesed into the kynges hond.] [Sidenote: Edward the kynges sone was born.]
[Sidenote: The fraunchise of London was graunted ayeyn.] [Sidenote: A maryage betwen the kyng and Margarete the kynges sust 'of