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By C. P. Lewis

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The most recent quantity within the sequence concentrates, as constantly, at the part century prior to and the century after 1066, with papers that have many interconnections and diversity throughout other forms of historical past. there's a specific specialise in church background, with contributions on an Anglo-Saxon archiepiscopal handbook, structure and liturgy in post-Conquest Lincolnshire, Anglo-Norman cathedral chapters, and twelfth-century perspectives of the tenth-century monastic reform. different subject matters thought of comprise social background (the Anglo-Norman family), gender (William of Malmesbury's illustration of Bishop Wulfstan of Worcester), and politics (the sheriffs of Northumberland and Cumberland 1170-1185). the amount is done with articles on Domesday e-book and the post-Domesday Evesham Abbey surveys, and a double paper on land tenure and royal patronage. members: STEPHEN BAXTER, JOHN BLAIR, HOWARD CLARKE, TRACEY-ANN COOPER, HUGH DOHERTY, PAUL EVERSON, DAVID STOCKER, KIRSTEN FENTON, VANESSA KING, JOHN MOORE, NICOLA ROBERTSON, DAVID ROFFE

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The second half uses a case study of Bampton hundred in Oxfordshire in the tenth and eleventh centuries to illustrate some of the points made in the first. Bampton hundred has been selected because it affords remarkably clear evidence that late Anglo-Saxon kings could exercise patronage in various ways, for numerous beneficiaries, in a powerful and well co-ordinated manner. It also supplies an unusually well documented example of one of the most important developments in the tenurial structure of late Anglo-Saxon England: the process of manorial fission which caused large tenurial units to fragment into much smaller units of lordship.

35 Regesta: William I, no. 115; cf. GDB 299a2 (Yorks. 1Y/5). 36 GDB 154a1, 154b2 (Oxon. B/5; 1/9); 143b1 (Bucks. 1/3); R. Fleming, Kings and Lords in Conquest England, Cambridge 1991, 89–90. Princes Risborough had once been held by Ælfgifu, probably the sister of Ealdorman Æthelweard: S 1484 (Whitelock, AS Wills, no. 8, p. 119). 26 Anglo-Norman Studies XXVIII majority of them were probably comital manors which Morcar obtained when he became earl of Northumbria following Tostig’s exile in October 1065.

See further F. M. Land Tenure and Royal Patronage 25 may also be relevant here. It is often assumed that the Domesday commissioners and their scribes recorded such tenures because they derived their information from out-of-date geld lists. However, it is worth entertaining the possibility that the estates in question were comital manors which had reverted back into royal control and were being farmed on the king’s behalf in 1066. Some of the estates attributed to Tostig are known to have been held by King Edward on the day he was alive and dead.

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