lord of the manor

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Manors varied considerably in size, and their importance declined over the centuries. A lord of the manor could therefore be a medieval baron, titled landowner, or just a well‐to‐do local farmer, businessman, or attorney. Lords frequently did not reside on their manors and left the administration of the manor court to a steward.

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