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    William Adolph Baillie-Grohman (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X THE STORY OF CASTLE MATZEN UP TO MODERN TIMES, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE FUGGERS, THE FIRST FAMILY OF MILLIONAIRES IN EUROPE Having now finished the long tale of the Frundsberg family, and of its most famous son, we have to retrace our steps to the year 1468 in order to narrate the fate of Matzen subsequent to the emigration of its ancient owners. Its sale in the latter year was but the beginning of a long series of changes in its ownership. The circumstance that the accounts of these changes as given in modern histories and guide-books are in some of their details incorrect, tempts me to give a brief summary of the correct data gleaned from documentary sources, which appear to have been unknown to previous writers. As the original deed of sale of Matzen and Lichtwehr is still extant, there can be no doubt that these castles passed in the year 1468, and not in 1467 or 1473, as some writers have stated, from Ulrich and Hans von Frundsberg, 'both knights,' as is expressly added, for the sum of 3500 Rhenish florins * into the possession of the Chamberlain of Archduke Sigismund and Warden of the Castle of Rottenburg, the noble Mathew Tiirndl v. Miillau. The two seals of the knights Ulrich and Hans are attached to the parchment in which are enumerated the names of * This was a large sum in those days. Four years before the Duke of Tyrol had acquired the important castle and extensive lordship of Tarasp for 2000 florins. In the previous reign the total revenue of Tyrol's Duke was 62,492 fl. (Brandis, p. 203), and the fortune of a great heiress, as was Thecla v. Frundsberg, amounted to 3500 fl. Q over one hundred tenants in fief, and the amount of the tithes, rents, charges and fees payable by them in money or in kind to the lord of Matzen, as well as t...
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