By Maureen Ash
A new Templar Knight secret from the writer who "masterfully creates a medieval international choked with wealthy old detail." (National bestselling writer Victoria Thompson) Templar Bascot de Marins is summoned to Lincoln citadel to profit who murdered a servant engaged in a bootleg affair with a married girl. even supposing the jealous husband had a intent, Bascot's research uncovers a extra stunning revelation in regards to the sufferer that might provide him any variety of strength enemies...
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97 Again, the village community, which might be regarded as the enforcers of their local custom, would often, through a jury in the manor court summoned to declare custom, make some pragmatic 95 96 97 AHEW iii. 175–7, 183–7, 210–14, 222–6, 254–9. Z. Razi, ‘The Myth of the Immutable English Family’, P&P 140 (1993), 8–10. Smith, ‘Families and Their Land’, 181–2. 38 A New Middle Ages judgement which solved a particular problem. An example of the jurors wrestling with a complex case and solving it with good sense is revealed by a dispute at Barnet in Hertfordshire in 1306.
A New Middle Ages 27 We know that the stimulus of the market had a strong influence on the crops and techniques of the demesne. 66 An strong element in the economy of that county was the concentration of towns and demand for food. Great care was taken over decision-making. If those in charge of demesnes could make the estimation that one crop would fetch a better price than another, then they would increase their acreage, not just in the long term but even from year to year. 67 These men were working for their lord, and would only profit indirectly (or through dishonesty) from their success.