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Hides

Land measurement in Anglo Saxon times

2

Earls

Highest Anglo Saxon aristocracy

3

Shire reeve

A kings official, sheriffs managed estates, collected revenue and were in charge of courts

4

The Danelaw

The part of England where Viking power had been strongest and kept some of its danish laws

5

Housecarls

A bodyguard for lords

6

Fyrd

The men of the Anglo Saxon army and fleet

7

Hundreds

A unit of land

8

Tithing

Smaller area of land

9

Geld tax

Tax that went to the king

10

Blood feuds

If someone was killed, their family had the right to do the same to the murderers family

11

Tenant in chief

The landholders in Norman England who held land directly from the king

12

Excommunication

Cutting off someone from the church so they couldn't confess their sins before they die

13

Demesne

The land that someone kept for their own use rather than granting it to someone under them