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Rights & Priveledges

  The rights and privileges included:

Freedom from various taxes and duties

Exemption from the jurisdiction of external courts

The right to levy local taxes, to hold their own courts and to punish offenders

The right to dry and mend their nets and to organise a large and lucrative Herring Fair each year, in order to sell their catch, at the mouth of the River Yare in Norfolk

The right to carry the canopy over the head of the sovereign during the coronation procession and to dine at his or her right hand at the subsequent banquet