Our Legal Heritage : 600-1776 King Aethelbert - King George III

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    Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted5 years ago
    The word "earl" replaced the word "eorldormen" and the word "thegn" replaced the word "aetheling" after the Danish settlement.
    Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted5 years ago
    The populace met at burh-gemots. The land area protected by each burh became known as a "shire", which means a share of a larger whole. The shire or local landowners were responsible for repairing the burh fortifications. There were about thirty shires.
    Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted5 years ago
    Danish Vikings made several invasions in the 800s for which a danegeld tax on land was assessed on everyone every ten to twenty years. The amount was determined by the witan and was typically 2s. per hide of land. (A hide was probably the amount of land which could support a family or household for a year or as much land as could be tilled annually by a single plow.)
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