John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780198260301
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740640 | DOI:

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England


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Personal status in post-Conquest England remained largely a matter of social and economic, rather than discretely legal, position. This chapter discusses hierarchies of status, men of higher status, men of lesser status, clergy, Jews, and lordship in Anglo-Norman and Angevin England.

Keywords: Anglo-Norman period; personal status; hierarchy; clergy; Jews; lordship; Angevin England

Chapter.  9369 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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