fusillade762: The reminder of the main property includes a dining room to seat 16 peopleDoes that word mean something different in British?
lenfromak: Not a bad price, actually, for what I see in the photos. But, the taxes must suck.
Mantour: [cdn.historyextra.com image 250x331]King John signed (forced to) the Magna Carta and saved England by dying.//He pulled the First Homer for the Royal Family
GreenAdder: I thought it was signed on a table, or maybe a desk. A whole island for one document seems a little excessive.
Spiralmonkey: lenfromak: Not a bad price, actually, for what I see in the photos. But, the taxes must suck.It will be whatever the local council tax is, but it would be around £1300 per year. Not an exact figure but close enough.
chrylis: GreenAdder: I thought it was signed on a table, or maybe a desk. A whole island for one document seems a little excessive.Wasn't actually signed at all; John was illiterate.
Target Builder: lenfromak: Not a bad price, actually, for what I see in the photos. But, the taxes must suck.Probably less than you might think - UK property taxes are by "band" and top out at about $5000/year regardless of how expensive a property is.Inheritance taxes, OTOH, are pretty brutal and kick in at somewhere around $400,000.
redsquid: I'd buy it, have the stone removed from the charter room, lay down some bamboo flooring and use it to house an extensive collection of reproduction faux retro kitch memorabilia like bad plastic Felix the cat clocks and Betty Boop crap. Then I'd advertise it as an American culture museum and offer tours for the lulz.
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