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The three-way military obligation (trinoda necessitas) due from all booked land of providing bridge-work, fortress-work, and service on military expeditions. First introduced in 8th-century Mercia, the burdens formed the basis of the defence of AS England before the Norman Conquest.


Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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