In 1254, when he bound the realm of England to find 140,000 marks to equip an army for the conquest of Naples and Sicily.
To equip it more fully for that purpose, several artificial harbours were constructed along the southern shore of the city, where no natural haven existed to accommodate ships coming up the Sea of Marmora.
But Richard had grown dissatisfied with him, for the carucage had not been a success, and Hubert had failed to overcome the resistance of the Great Council when its members refused to equip a force of knights to serve abroad.
The committee decided to equip an armed force, the command of which was conferred on Kaspar Pflug of Rabenstein (d.
As a member of the Delian League it had regained its prosperity, being able to equip a fleet of 50 or 60 sail.
Thus there was the rusthall tenure, under which the tenants, instead of paying rent, were obliged to equip and maintain a cavalry soldier and horse, while the knektkallarer supplied duly equipped foot soldiers.