Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science; Extra Volumes Volume 4

Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science; Extra Volumes Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...of each of the six wapentakes of the east riding of Yorkshire; and while this can not 1 Cf. Henry Adams, the Anglo-Saxon Court of Lax, Euay, 5 ff.; and Chap. VI, in, (a), below. The question of the numerical significance of the term hundred has already been discussed; but, on the theory that each of the English hundreds comprised a hundred hides, see further, Pearson, Hist. Mapt, 28 f., 57; Ellis, Int. to Domesday, 184; Schmid, Gesetse, 614; Dialog, de Scae., c. 17: Select Charter, 209; Stubbs, Const. Hist., I, 99; Taylor, Wapentakes and Hundreds, Domesday Studies, I, 70, 76. 'Eadgar. IV, 6: Schmid, Gesetzr, 195, 672. Wapentakes formerly existed in the shires of York, Leicester, Rutland, Derby, Northampton, Buckingham, Lincoln, and Nottingham; and they are still found in York and Lincoln: Stubbs, Connt. Hut., I, 96; Taylor, Wapentakes and Hundreds, Studies, I, (58,76. 'See the celebrated passage of the Ijeges Ed. Conf., 30: Schmid, O'ssrUe, 507-8, where the ceremony of touching the lance of him who has accepted the praefecluram wapentagii is described. Cf. Skeat, Etymolog. Diet., 6yo. be done in all cases, the ratio of the aggregate number of wapentakes to that of the hundreds, or the triple area of those modern hundreds which answer to Domesday wapentakes, in some shires, renders it extremely probable that an arrangement of the hundreds by threes in the wapentake constituted the rule.1 The Canon goes further and ventures to point out the original object of the new organization. "The wapentake seems to have been the unit on which the navipletio or shipmoney was levied. We learn from the Saxon Chronicle that in 1008 Ethelred ordered that a ship should be furnished by every three hundred hides, and Edgar's charter to the Bishop of...show more

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