This is a detailed account of the landholdings and financial vagaries of different manorial estate in Medieval England.
Well-researched and historically accurate, this book reminds Brits of their wonderful rich cultural heritage which includes nobility, family inheritance and wealth distribution, the importance of arranged marriages between rich families, the machinations of tax collectors during the trouble times of beheadings, domestic and foreign battles, murder plots and assassinations, the bubonic plague and famine just outside the castle walls.
This book is like a who's who of real-life Game of Thrones type characters, all engaged in a manorial power struggle between fiefdoms and family territory passed down through the generations.
If you want to read about a lord's demesne and of lands within which he has the right to exercise certain privileges, exact certain fees, etc., this book is your guide. It reflects historical seignorialism at its finest.
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