• Medieval Era
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By Crusader1307

With it's History many thousands of years old, The Medieval Title of ''Almoner'' was a Church Official (Priest or Chaplain usually), who dispersed funds (alms) – to the very poor or needy. Monies were normally taken from received contributions from Church Members and Noblemen. Sometimes, a King or Queen allocated funds to Parishes for distribution as well. In time, some Parishes became corrupt and failed to fully disburse Alms Funds to the poor. This often led to poor relations within a Region. Often times, The Church Hierarchy paid little attention to such actions. The practice is still done in certain Countries, although the Medieval Title is seldom used.