Gabbriella Andrews-Santos
HIS 101, Feudalism

Feudalism was defined by the manorial courts. The manorial court was assembled by a lord to distribute with local authorized matters. Most of these issues if not all, dealt with land matters. The feudal society is a when a monarch or lord suggests a unit of land to a vassal. The specific person who receives this land becomes the vassal and the fellow who is settled with the land becomes his lord. The deal was frequently sealed under oaths. Feudalism was put together upon an association of responsibilities and shared service between vassals and lords. A vassal detained his land and as an allowance from a lord. As in the case of, "Hugh Poleyn gives the lord 2 s. that he may have the judgment of the court as to his right in a certain tenement in Upton which J. son of Randolph Tailor claims as his right. And upon this the whole township of Brightwaltham sworn along with the whole township of Conholt say upon their oath that Hugh Poleyn has better right to hold the said tenement than anyone else has, and that he is the next heir by right of blood" (http://legacy.fordham.edu/). In the late medieval era, the fiefdom often became genetic and the son of a knight nobleman would receive the land. There was a legal framework of land occupancy, financial protections and taxations. The Feudal system had laws concerning the engagements between lords and vassals. In conclusion, I find that feudal system worked for both sides; the king and the vassals because it provided income to the kings as well as land and inheritance rights.

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"The Abbot of Battle's Court at Brithwaltham." Internet History Sourcebooks Project. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.

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