Lords and Honours

Brock W. Holden

in Lords of the Central Marches

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548576
Published online September 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191720680 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

Lords and Honours

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This chapter examines the working elements of lordship, both in western Herefordshire and in the March. It argues that good and effective lordship was a seamless garment; each aspect affected and in turn reinforced by the others. Likewise, a weakness in one area could undermine the overall strength of lordship. The chapter considers the question of whether there were earlier efforts at the consolidation of lordship in the honours of the Braoses, Cliffords, Lacys, Monmouths, and Mortimers. And, if there were such attempts, how far-reaching were they, and how successful? Military lordship, judicial lordship, economic lordship, and family lordship are discussed.

Keywords: March; military lordship; judicial lordship; economic lordship; family lordship; Herefordshire

Chapter.  18847 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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