Strangely

The good Lord Clifton of Clifton Hall in Nottinghamshire was fined £4000 in 1649-50 and had to pay Cromwell and Parliament the monies in four installments during those years – and it has been said that he paid for the Royal Horsegrounds or the land it’s on.

In those days £4000 was an enormous sum of money….whether this Lord Clifton was the Nottingham Sheriff at the time Charles I standard was raised on standard hill needs further research, and similarly whether Old Market Square is, or was, a similar size to Royal Horseguards Parade which was Cromwells and Cardinal Wolsey’s might be interesting to find out.  The Lord Clifton in that time went on to be revered by Elizabeth I.

http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/monographs/bruce1906/chapter4.htm

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