London Is Still Paying Rent To Queen Since On A Lost Property Leased In 12th Centaury :
Last October, London paid the Queen the outstanding ‘rent’ at a ceremony held at the Royal Court of Justice. This ceremony was the same as it has been going on for eight centuries. The city handed over a knife, an ax, six horseshoes and 61 nails to Barbara Janet Fontaine as rent. She is the Queen of Remembrance, the oldest judicial office in Britain. This post was created in the 12th century whose job is to collect rent owed to the Queen.
London paying rent for no reason
‘The Ceremony of Quiet Rents’ was not well publicized and never talked about much. News services also covered it only once or twice in a year. It is held every year usually in October. Every year the city and the Crown participate in this process, but they have no specific reason for this, except that they have been doing it for many centuries.
Property lost many years ago
Antique rent paid for a piece of land that may have been in the county of Shropshire, not far from London. It is known as ‘The Moors’ and its exact location was long ago lost. However, UPI reported in 1980 that the then Mayor of London, Peter Gadsden, selected a piece of land in the area and declared it a ‘Moors’. A knife-like tool used in agriculture is given to the Crown as rent.
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