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Uses, Wills, and Fiscal Feudalism

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780198258179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681806 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0035

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England Series isbn 0-19-961352-4

Uses, Wills, and Fiscal Feudalism

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This chapter examines property law related to uses, wills, and fiscal feudalism in England during the Tudor period. It discusses the conflict between landlords and tenants concerning land use, feoffment, and land revenue. The prevalence of uses therefore provoked a conflict of interests which could not be reduced to a simple question of revenue evasion. This was a major problem because during this period, the greater part of the land of England was in feoffments upon trust.

Keywords: fiscal feudalism; land use; feoffments; property law; tenants; wills; landlords

Chapter.  21076 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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