Once more we are shown the practical importance of the manorial system in fashioning the state of the peasantry.
The manorial system brought in a number of new names; and perhaps a duplication of offices.
The manorial system went on steadily decaying, and by this time the demesne lands had much diminished in area on most manors.
It will embrace also both the German and the Roman sources of serfdom and of the manorial system of land management.
And the result seems to have been the almost universal prevalence of the manorial system in these districts.
The manorial system had divided the rural part of England for cultivation and general order into large estates.
The relation of free tenancies to the manorial system turns out to be a complex one.
Now we are far from saying that the manorial system of rural economy is thus invented.
The manorial system has been forced upon the villages, but it fits them badly.
The manorial system was in fact a combination of large farming by the lords, and small farming by the tenants.