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Archive for June 2014

Domesday Book – To bring the Barons in line?

Domesday Book

Earlier this week we wrote a blog highlighting some of the issues historians have in interpreting the Domesday Books.  One of the reasons not mentioned in that article is a means of maximising taxation from the barons and just as important limiting the wealth and power of the barons. In the Domesday Books there are…

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What was the Domesday Book for?

Domesday Book

Its purpose may never be known. However over the years our reasoning has changed its purpose several times.  This confusion is not a new thing as it is believed that as early as the mid 12th century, only 70 years after it was commissioned, confusion had already started.  Records then imply that the Domesday Books…

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Lordship Titles; Myth busting time…

Myth busting time

The internet is littered with sales pitches, promises and added extras regarding what is available or comes with Lordship Titles.  It can be a smorgasbord of information.  So let Manorial Counsel remind you of the most important facts. An English Lordship Title: 1. Ownership CANNOT be proven by a signed statutory declaration by the last known…

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So what is a Lordship today?

Lordship title

Bearing in mind lords have not been responsible for tax collection for many years.  All that is left is an honour role with no responsibility to collect tax, an empty shell.  Confusion comes where people believe that the lordship represents a set of rights over the land within the bounds of the old manor.  In…

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What was a Lordship?

Lordship

This is more difficult to answer than you would expect.  Many experts will provide a definition as one of the well-known beliefs.  What we will do here is give you an explanation of how a manorial lordship was first used and how it has evolved over the ages. We first must make it clear that…

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