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How did Whittington become so famous? Richard or 'Dick' Whittington was born during the s. Sir William died in The oldest son inherited the estate, so Richard travelled to London to find work.
The main market for selling these cloths was the Royal Court. After he often lent large sums of money to the Crown. In return he was allowed to export wool without paying customs duty on it. He became a City alderman, or magistrate, in In the Mayor, Adam Bamme, died in office and the King chose Whittington to become the new mayor. He was re-elected the following year, and again for and This made him Mayor of London four times.
Whittington died in March They had no children. In his will Whittington asked that his great wealth be used to the benefit of the city. The money was used to establish an almshouse residences for poor people , a college of priests and a library, and to carry out a number of other public works. Disadvantaged Londoners still benefit from Whittington's will through the Whittington Charity.
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