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Old 05-21-2021, 04:34 AM   #29
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Default Re: [Banestorm] Why is the Cardien Council of Lords full of barons and vicounts?

Originally Posted by johndallman View Post
A village probably has a knight, rather than a baron.
Once upon a time (c. 1265) Sir John de Daiville (or De Ewill, or D’Eyvile) was a wealthy knight. He owned five villages in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, but being recognised as a baron slipped through his fingers.

A village probably has a bailiff to run it for the owner, who might visit once per year, if ever. The owner might be an abbey, nunnery, or cathedral chapter. Or a bishop.

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