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King Charlemagne receiving the Oath of Fidelity

King Charlemagne receiving the Oath of Fidelity.png Joan of NavarreThumbnailsKing or Chief of Franks armed with the Seramasax, from a Miniature of the Ninth CenturyJoan of NavarreThumbnailsKing or Chief of Franks armed with the Seramasax, from a Miniature of the Ninth CenturyJoan of NavarreThumbnailsKing or Chief of Franks armed with the Seramasax, from a Miniature of the Ninth Century

King Charlemagne receiving the Oath of Fidelity and Homage from one of his great Feudatories or High Barons

Originally, the possession of a benefice or fief meant no more than the privilege of enjoying the profits derived from the land, a concession which made the holder dependent upon the proprietor. He was in fact his "man," to whom he owed homage, service in case of war, and assistance in any suit the proprietor might have before the King's tribunal.

Author
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period, by Paul Lacroix
Keywords
Charlemagne, Royalty
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