manorialism

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manorialism

(məˈnɔːrɪəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Historical Terms) the economic and social structure of medieval Europe which rendered peasants dependent on both their lord and their land

manorialism

1. the system of manorial social and political organization, as in the Middle Ages.
2. its principles and practices.
3. Sometimes Pejorative. any small, strong unit of local political and social organization.
See also: Society
1. the system of manorial social and political organization, as in the Middle Ages.
2. Sometimes Pejorative. any small, strong unit of local political and social organization.
See also: Government
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Mr Roberts, renowned for his knowledge of the ancient law and history of Lordships of the Manor, has based his claim on "manorial privileges" connected to Friars Point House.
Unfortunately you can't own the Wall, it being a protected and designated World Heritage Site, but Lordships of the manor do have some perks.
Controversial Cardiff businessman Mark Roberts, right - a renowned expert on the ancient laws and history of Lordships of the Manor - had argued it was wrong for the Crown to claim squatter's rights over land he says is his under legal principles dating back to the Norman Conquest.
Lordships of the Manor are the oldest land titles in England and predate the Norman Conquest.
Lordships of the Manor of Haydon Bridge and Ayle, near Hexham, have both come onto the market, giving buyers a chance to lord it over their friends.
Three lordships of the manor are being sold by Lord de Frayne in Co Roscommon; Carrowreagh, (e10,500), Caher (e10,500) and Brierfield (e10,500).
However, one man - a real nobleman himself with a `proper' hereditary title - has set up a website to help social climbers or collectors of the unusual to buy authentic lordships of the manor and feudal baronies and avoid the con men.
Lordships of the Manor are the oldest titles in Britain, going back more than 1,000 years and pre-dating William the Conqueror's invasion in 1066.
But the MP for Kensington & Chelsea will need to shell out pounds 100,000 if he is interested in one of the most sought-after lordships of the manor which has come on the market in his own constituency.
The Marquess, 41, who was once jailed for possession of heroin and cocaine, sold the lordships of the manor to fund a new life in the Bahamas.
Mr Roberts, renowned for his knowledge of the ancient laws of Lordships of the Manor, has based his claim on "manorial privileges" connected to Friar's Point House.
In total, 25 lordships of the manor are to be offered at the capital's Manorial Auctioneers on July 26.