What does Villein mean in history?

What does Villein mean in history?

Villein was a term used in the feudal system to denote a peasant (tenant farmer) who was legally tied to a lord of the manor – a villein in gross – or in the case of a villein regardant to a manor.

What was a freeman in medieval times?

Freeman, free men, or variant, may refer to: a member of the Third Estate in medieval society (commoners), see estates of the realm. Freeman, an apprentice who has been granted freedom of the company, was a rank within Livery companies. ... Free tenant, a social class in the Middle Ages.

How could a Lord make money from his Villeins?

The daily life of a villein was dictated by the requirements of the lord of the manor. A villein also had to make certain payments, either in money or more often in grain, honey, eggs, or other produce. When a villein ground the wheat he was obliged to use the lord's mill, and pay the customary charge.

What nationality are the Channel Islands?


Did Germany invade the Channel Islands?

The German occupation of the Channel Islands lasted for most of World War II, from 30 June 1940 until liberation on 9 May 1945. ... The Channel Islands were the only de jure part of the British Empire to be occupied by Nazi Germany during the war.

What language is spoken in the Channel Islands?

The official languages are French and English, but English is gradually supplanting French. The language commonly used is English, but in the county districts of Jersey and Guernsey and throughout Sark some people also speak a Norman-French dialect.