These Elves will serve their Lord with dogged loyalty and fight till all their blood is spent. Reeve - Manorial overseer, usually a villager elected by tenants of the manor. Also meant to be given the right to wear a lord's livery. As the master of the horses, travel was the responsibility of the. Where it differed from its medieval equivalent was in the use of rather than paid servants for the performance of menial tasks. Pittancer - An officer of a religious house who had the duty of distributing charitable gifts or allowances of food.
They are also referred to as crenellations. Toll - Payment for leave to sell livestock. Serious On-Topic Comments Only: , , , or other. I'm sure there are some more differences I'm missing, but I hope the above is at least an interesting response. Sheriff's tourn - The turn or circuit made by the sheriff of a county twice a year, in which he presided at the hundred-court in each hundred of the county. For example, by Rembrandt is a painting of one of these companies. Attacking the castle through the gatehouse passageway would have been a pretty unattractive proposition! Cambridge, Massachusetts; London: Harvard University Press.
Demesne - Land on a manor not held by free or villein tenants but directly cultivated for the lord by an agent. Homage - A body of persons owning allegiance, and attending a manorial court. The medieval household was, like modern , the center of family life for all classes of European society. Mesnie - Military personnel of a castle household. Leywrite - Fine paid by unchaste bondwoman, normally when discovered to be pregnant but unmarried.
Indeed, his mounted guard are the most steadfast of his House, and are arrayed in the colors of his banners; silver and blue. Fine - A sum of money paid to the Crown to obtain some grant, concession, or privilege. Pinfold - A place for confining stray or impounded cattle, horses, etc; a pound. Please read our and before posting! This is a derivative of the word Dunjon. Freeman of a town - A person entitled, either by birth, privileged admission, or admission by payment, to enter a craft gild or merchant gild of a town, and freely practise a craft or buy and sell within the town. Customal - A written collection or abstract of the customs of a manor. Family life in the Age of Shakespeare.
No matter how strong the outer walls were, every castle was vulnerable at its main entrance. However, the higher floors of the gatehouse could contain some of the grandest chambers and accommodation of the entire castle, used by some of the grandest visitors to the fortress. It often has a guard house and or living quarters. It's popularly believed that God would intervene on an innocent man's behalf during a trial. Prison cells were unfurnished, containing simply a slop bucket and iron rings on walls for the attachment of shackles. In ecclesiastical terms, an excommunication on condemnation by the Church.
Medkniche - A haymaker's fee, viz. These were murder holes in Goodrich Castle, England. The structure of the medieval household was largely dissolved by the advent of in. Indeed, , would have had two drawbridges, five doors and six portcullises to pass through. Two Lives of Charlemagne new ed.
The gatehouse building became correspondingly larger and grander. Tithing - A company originally of ten householders in the system of frank-pledge. Hayward - Manorial official in charge of the haies, or hedges, especially in haymaking or harvest times. Embrasure - An opening in a parapet wall. Essoin - The allegation of an excuse for non-attendance at a court at the appointed time.
Rebeck - A musical instrument, having three strings, and played with a bow; an early form of the fiddle. These were removed and replaced by smaller windows when the Guard House was converted to a Medical Centre in 1958-61. The building is constructed of red brick laid in Flemish bond and has gabled roofs covered with asbestos tiles. Ashlar - Blocks of smooth square stone. So if You have thought about building a guard house then just do it! Court of Common Pleas - A common law court to hear pleas involving disputes between individuals.
Courtyard - The open area with the curtain walls of a castle. Tunneling under a castle was an effective means of collapsing the walls or infiltrating it. Also a royal proclamation, either of a call to arms or a decree of outlawry. My adaptation of these ideas led me to yet a third possibility - a city guard house with a bridge leading to a fortified tower. That is how similar incidents would be handled, but there are a million different ways since there probably wasn't a rule about it. A veranda is shown attached to the south side.
They were carefully positioned so that those firing the arrows had a great vantage point over those attacking the castle. For example in the Low Countries, most positions of governance were done on a volunteer basis, and the city guard could be a stepping stone to positions of more importance. Guilds - Term applied to trade associations. Mort Dancestor - A pleading in a royal court, concerning claims by an heir that another had usurped his rightful succession to a free tenement at the death of the parent. Since most of the pictures do not show close up what the bridge connects, it is difficult to determine the exact purpose of such a structure.