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Andrew Ayton. Knights and Warhorses: Military Service and the English Aristocracy under Edward III. Rochester, N.Y.: Boydell. 1994. Pp. xii, 304. $63.00

312 By the King. A Proclamation to summon all such as hold of His Majestie by Grand Sergeanty, Escuage, or Knights Service, to do their Services against the Scots, according to their Tenures. [Whitehall 20 August 1640]

235 By the King. A Proclamation commanding Noblemen, Knights, and Gentlemen of quality, to repair to their Mansion houses in the Country, to attend their services, and keep hospitality, according to the ancient and laudable custom of ENGLAND. [Newmarket 20 November 1622]

56 By the King. A Proclamation commanding the repaire of Noblemen, Knights, and Gentlemen of qualitie, unto their Mansion Houses in the Countrey, there to attend their services, and keepe Hospitality. [Whitehall 23 November 1626]

77 By the King. A Proclamation commanding the repaire of Noblemen, Knights, and Gentlemen of qualifie, unto their Mansion houses in the Countrey, there to attend their services, and keepe Hospitalitie. [Whitehall 28 November 1627]

276 By the King. A Proclamation commanding the repair of all Noblemen, Knights, Gentlemen, and others, unto their Houses and Lands in the Northern parts, by the first day of March next, and there to abide for the service and safegard of their Countrey. [Whitehall 29 January 1639]

514 By the King. A Proclamation for the speedy calling in of all Sheriffes, Escheators, Receivers, Fee-Farmers, Farmers of Recusants Lands, and all other Tenants who hold of the King in Capite by Knights-Service, To pay His Majesty's Duties at His Exchequer at Oxford. [Oxford 25 March 1645]

 

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The military service owed to a feudal lord by a knight in return for land. It was gradually commuted to a money payment and was abolished in 1662.

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