Felony Forfeiture at the Manor of Worfield, C.1370–C.1600

@article{Gibbs2018FelonyFA,
  title={Felony Forfeiture at the Manor of Worfield, C.1370–C.1600},
  author={Spike Gibbs},
  journal={The Journal of Legal History},
  year={2018},
  volume={39},
  pages={253 - 277}
}
  • Spike Gibbs
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Legal History
ABSTRACT Felony forfeiture has recently received attention by historians working in both politico-legal and economic traditions. However, its history within the context of local lordships remains underexplored. By utilizing an exceptionally rich set of cases recorded in the court rolls of the manor of Worfield for the period c.1370–c.1600, this article explores the exercise of the franchisal rights to felons’ goods of one manorial lord. It demonstrates that these rights were extensive, and… Expand

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