Walter D’Anesty and the Tower of London

In the first three editions of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ we briefly documented Walter De Anesty, Clerk of the Exchange at the Royal Mint in 1296 and a member of the medieval Anstey sub-branch descendent from John de Anstey. In footnote 331 of the third edition of our first book we also noted that he was imprisoned for a time in the Tower of London, which garnered great interest amongst medieval Anstey followers.

Whilst researching for the fourth edition of ‘ANSTEY: Our True Surname Origin and Shared Medieval Ancestry‘ we have come across a 1968 PhD thesis by Mavis Evelyn Howe Mate, entitled ‘THE MONETARY POLICIES OF EDWARD I, 1272-1307‘ which goes into much more detail in this particular episode of our medieval Anstey story.

Enjoy!

Gary

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