The Evolution and Transformation of the “Thegnly” Class in pre-Norman England (From the End of the 9th to the Beginning of the 11th Century)
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The Evolution and Transformation of the “Thegnly” Class in pre-Norman England (From the End of the 9th to the Beginning of the 11th Century)
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The article presents an analysis of the transformation of the Anglo-Saxon category of “thegns” during the 10th century. The main emphasis is placed on authentic sources work. A special stress is put on the heterogeneity of the ‘thegns’ as a social group and their unequal position in early English society both in time and space.
thegn, gesith, wergild, hide, laws, Wessex, Danelaw, nobility
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