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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What was a Lordship?

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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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