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Land, Law, and Lordship in Anglo-Norman England

John Hudson


This is a new interpretation of the development of land law in England during the century after the Norman Conquest. Norman society was based on land and lordship, and the relative power of lord and vassal was crucial to the control of the land. The book exploits a wealth of surviving charter and chronicle evidence in this analysis. This approach integrates social, political, administrative, and intellectual history. The book examines the uses to which lords and vassals put their lands, the relationship between them, and the constraints upon them. It traces the increasing sophistication of law ... More

Keywords: land law, Norman society, lord, vassal, royal reassessment, legal developments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206880
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206880.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Hudson, author
University of St Andrews