Medieval Glossary


Great lords customarily enjoyed many exemptions by virtue of royal concessions. From the 12th Century onward, these lords often needed to obtain confirmation of their liberties (in the plural) from the king in order to legally confirm their entitlement to such traditional rights. A liberty is similar to a franchise.

Related term(s): Franchise; Lord
Category: Government and Law
Added: 09.01.04
Contributor(s): Alan Chanter


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