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Archive for January 2015

Lordship Titles and Manorial Law

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As we discussed in our last blog ‘Manorialism – where did it all begin’ Lordship Titles originate from the Roman occupation of Britain, about 39AD. Roman Law Roman law of property was extremely simple.  If you were in control and/or in possession of a piece of property you owned it.  This was the same for…

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Manorialism – where did it all begin?

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Some of you may have heard the term ‘Lord of the Manor’, and ‘Manorialism’  in this two part blog we explain the realities of these titles and their importance in English history. The title ‘Lord of the Manor’ derives from a piece of land legally called a manor.  Owning a manor gave certain rights one of…

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