Crosby Garrett, Westmorland A History of the Manor of Crosby Garrett in Westmorland, With Local Custom and Legends (Classic Reprint)
Crosby Garrett, Westmorland
A History of the Manor of Crosby Garrett in Westmorland, With Local Custom and Legends (Classic Reprint)
Opis: Crosby Garrett, Westmorland - Nicholson Josiah Walker
Excerpt from Crosby Garrett, Westmorland: A History of the Manor of Crosby Garrett in Westmorland, With Local Custom and Legends
This volume cannot fail to be interesting to all whose fortune it is to know and to love the village of Crosby Garrett, but Mr, Nicholson's study of the antiquities of his native place is worthy of the attention of a far wider public. He has given us an eminently readable concrete example of the social and economic history of England, a dull enough subject in the abstract form in which it is usually presented. The feudal system, with its land tenure based on service, has to be learned by every student of English constitutional history. How few are ever made to realise that in Crosby Garrett and probably in a few other places, land was still held by "boons" or service rendered to a lord, along with money payments, till 1877. Mr. Nicholson's picture of the "statesman" is far removed from the crude idea of the "serf" that we find in some of the more popular representations of feudalism, and it is easy to see that the social position of the tenant, rendering "base" services to a feudal lord, depended not so much on the baseness of those services, as on their relation to the value of his holding.
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Szczegóły: Crosby Garrett, Westmorland - Nicholson Josiah Walker
Tytuł: Crosby Garrett, Westmorland
Podtytuł: A History of the Manor of Crosby Garrett in Westmorland, With Local Custom and Legends (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Nicholson Josiah Walker
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 156