Domesday Book and Beyond; Three Essays in the Early History of England

Domesday Book and Beyond; Three Essays in the Early History of England

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...7 111, H. A S. iii. 3S6: 'Concedo ut monaateria et aeoclesiae a publicia vectigalibua et ab omnibus opcribus oncribuaque, auctore Deo, servientes absoluti muueant, uisi sola imu com muniter fruenda sunt, oninique populo, edicto regia, facienda iubeutur, id est, instruetionibus pontium, vel neceaHuriis defciixionihiia arciuin contra hosten, non surit reuuenda.' scotfree and gnfolfreo1. Occasionally particular mention ia made of a duty of entertaining the king, his court, his officers, his huntsmen, dogs and horses, also of a duty of entertaining his messengers and forwarding them on their way'. Thus, for example, Taunton, which belonged to the bishop of Winchester, had been bound to provide one night's entertainment for the king and nine nights' entertainment fur his falconers and to suptort eight dogs and a dog-ward, to carry with horses and carts to Curry and to Williton whatever the king might need, and to conduct wayfarers to the neighbouring royal vills. To obtain immunity from these burdens the bishop had to give the king sixty hides of land'. Dim. No doubt it is a sound canon of criticism that, when in woninof1' ft KTM' P"ise arc followed by vague words, the former should immunity. be taken to explain, and, it may be, to restrain the latter. If, for example, land be freed 'from taxes and all other secular burdens, ' we may well urge that the 'other secular burdens' which the writer has in his mind are burdens akin to taxes. And of course it is fair to say that in our days a grant of private justice would be an extremely different thing from a grant of freedom from fiscal dues. But what, we must ask, does this freedom from fiscal dues really mean when it is granted by an Anglo-Saxon land-book? When the monks or canons obtain a more

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