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War a money-spinner in Late Middle Ages

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Research by a University of Southampton historian has found that the practice of ransom was widespread among all soldiers during the Hundred Years War (1337 – 1453) and not, as generally thought, just the preserve of kings, knights and higher orders.

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Everyone wanted a piece of the pie and when they got too much of the pie the authorities didn't like it and stepped in to control it.

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