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The newest quantity within the sequence concentrates, as regularly, at the part century sooner than and the century after 1066, with papers that have many interconnections and variety throughout other forms of historical past. there's a specific specialize in church background, 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 comprise social background (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 booklet and the post-Domesday Evesham Abbey surveys, and a double paper on land tenure and royal patronage. participants: 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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Thus, although most if not all extant leases relate to bookland, this does not mean that all lænland was bookland: folkland could also be leased. 18 Loans of royal property were almost certainly an important element of royal patronage in late Anglo-Saxon England. In a famous passage in Domesday Book and Beyond, Maitland suggested there was a category of property set aside for the use of earls: he called them ‘comital manors’. He reasoned that the enormous wealth of the 13 Vinogradoff, ‘Folkland’, 11.

29 GDB 336b1 (Lincs. C/32): ‘If the peace, given by the king’s hand or by his seal, is broken, a fine is paid throughout eighteen hundreds. Each hundred pays £8. ’ Compare GDB 298b2 (Yorks. C/38–40), 280a1, 280b1 (Notts. B/20; S/3). See further F. M. Land Tenure and Royal Patronage 25 may also be relevant here. It is often assumed that the Domesday commissioners and their scribes recorded such tenures because they derived their information from out-of-date geld lists. However, it is worth entertaining the possibility that the estates in question were comital manors which had reverted back into royal control and were being farmed on the king’s behalf in 1066.

Higham and D. H. Hill, London 2001, 264–79. Some of Patrick Wormald’s hitherto unpublished papers on pre-Conquest land law were used in the preparation of this paper. These include: (i) a draft of a lecture on ‘The Nature of Title’ which formed part of a lecture series on ‘The Making of English Law’ delivered in Oxford in 1998; (ii) a draft of a chapter called ‘The Foundations of Title’ which was intended to form part of the second volume of The Making of English Law; and (iii) a draft lecture called ‘Thinking about Olde Inglysshe Folke’ delivered at Kalamazoo in 2004.

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