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There is a citation needed for King John was the first to seize the alien priories...
Here is a starter: Lapley...After the loss of Normandy in 1204 King John seized the priory - it doesn't say that John was first, but it does say that John siezed (at least one) priory on loosing Normandy - and there would have been no fit cause when the crowns were united.
and another: Spettisbury...in the reign of John of the lands of Normans in England seized into the king's hand... - it, too, doesn't say John was first, but it is clear that John did it.
1204 was during the interdict, and everything done then was about money and power. The remark is reasonable, and casual references support it
^VCH pageM W Greenslade, R B Pugh (Editors), G C Baugh, Revd L W Cowie, Revd J C Dickinson, A P Duggan, A K B Evans, R H Evans, Una C Hannam, P Heath, D A Johnston, Professor Hilda Johnstone, Ann J Kettle, J L Kirby, Revd R Mansfield, Professor A Saltman, eds. (1970). "Alien houses: The priory of Lapley". A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 3. Victoria County History. pp. 340–343. ISBN9780197227329. Retrieved 27 May 2013. After the loss of Normandy in 1204 King John seized the prioryCS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
What is this parliament, mentioned in the last paragraph? The text implies it was (after?) 1414, but the Link leads to Simon de Montfort's Parliament. Either the link or the text has to be corrected. -- 184.108.40.206 (talk) 07:19, 4 May 2015 (UTC)