A new scutage, the "scutage of Bedford," was imposed on the realm.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
The "Great Scutage" did much to disarm the baronage, while it enabled the king to hire foreign mercenaries for his service abroad.
"History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Hubert Walter's power was so hampered he could do little beyond scutages, but in December, 1197, he called together a Council at Oxford.
"Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln" by Charles L. Marson
For the first and only time in his life he brought to England the mercenaries who were paid with the scutage money.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner