This blog is intended to host discussion on knight's fees with their associated manors, as they were in medieval England, and of course the people who inhabited them.


And that may bring forward the manors and/or knight's fee of Watford and those who held them as examples.


The first post, 'The Manors of a Knight's Fee', introduces the fundamentals of landed estates, or manors, and the knight's fees that went with them.  Subsequent posts discuss the subject more widely.

March 3, 2019

A King’s Ransom Indeed!  The immense sum of £100,000 was paid for the freedom of King Richard the Lionheart … of which £1 was contributed by Lord Eustace of Watford.

What had led to this?

Never the most attentive of his home kingdom, Richard spent most of his time as a y...

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