This is a study of landholding and alliance in England in the years 950 to 1086, a period of dizzying tenurial change, in which the ebb and flow of landed wealth and alliances sheds light on the economic and geographic balance between the monarchy and the aristocracy, and on how this balance helped shape England, its monarchy and its institutions. -- Book Description
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This is a study of landholding and alliance in England in the years 950 to 1086. It will become the standard work on the often volatile relationship between the king and the great lords in this key transitional period.