By C. P. Lewis

The newest quantity within the sequence concentrates, as constantly, at the part century earlier than and the century after 1066, with papers that have many interconnections and diversity throughout other kinds of historical past. there's a specific specialise in church historical past, with contributions on an Anglo-Saxon archiepiscopal guide, structure and liturgy in post-Conquest Lincolnshire, Anglo-Norman cathedral chapters, and twelfth-century perspectives of the tenth-century monastic reform. different themes thought of contain social historical past (the Anglo-Norman family), gender (William of Malmesbury's illustration of Bishop Wulfstan of Worcester), and politics (the sheriffs of Northumberland and Cumberland 1170-1185). the quantity is done with articles on Domesday ebook and the post-Domesday Evesham Abbey surveys, and a double paper on land tenure and royal patronage. individuals: STEPHEN BAXTER, JOHN BLAIR, HOWARD CLARKE, TRACEY-ANN COOPER, HUGH DOHERTY, PAUL EVERSON, DAVID STOCKER, KIRSTEN FENTON, VANESSA KING, JOHN MOORE, NICOLA ROBERTSON, DAVID ROFFE

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D. Baxter, ‘The Leofwinesons: Power, Property and Patronage in the Early English Kingdom’, Oxford Univ. , 2002, 266–71. 7 R. L. Venezky and A. di P. vv. folcland, folclande, and folclondes. In addition to the references cited below, there is a fifth reference in a poem, which cannot be precisely dated, in which the word may mean something like ‘a country’: S. Reynolds, Fiefs and Vassals: The Medieval Evidence Reinterpreted, Oxford 1994, 325. 8 2. S 1508 (dated 871×889): the will of Ealdorman Ælfred.

Fleming, Kings and Lords in Conquest England, Cambridge 1991, 89–90. Princes Risborough had once been held by Ælfgifu, probably the sister of Ealdorman Æthelweard: S 1484 (Whitelock, AS Wills, no. 8, p. 119). 26 Anglo-Norman Studies XXVIII majority of them were probably comital manors which Morcar obtained when he became earl of Northumbria following Tostig’s exile in October 1065. All this is cumulatively suggestive; but there are two further, more compelling reasons for thinking that estates were set aside for earls.

Second, there was an intimate connection between thegnly status and royal service. Rectitudines goes on to say that thegns were expected to serve the king in various ways, for example by working on deer fences at royal vills, guarding the coast, and providing military watch. 46 Although each of these points is firmly established, it is important to avoid the temptation to make overly rigid connections between them. In particular, it ought not to be assumed that all land held by all thegns was granted in the form of bookland in return for specific royal service; rather, we should keep open the possibility that royal servants could also be rewarded with grants of royal lænland analogous to those held by earls, albeit on a smaller scale.

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