- the militia in Anglo-Saxon England.
- the duty to serve in this militia.
Origin of fyrd
Examples from the Web for fyrd
Historical Examples of fyrd
Nevertheless, the main defence of the country rested with the "fyrd."Freedom In Service
Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw
Harold got together a large fleet to guard the Channel, and called out the fyrd of the southern counties to defend the coast.Battles of English History
H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
The English army at Hastings consisted of the fyrd and the corps of huscarles.
By the laws of King Ine161 the gesithcundmen were fined and forfeited their land if they neglected their 'fyrd:'
If a gesithcund man owning land neglect the fyrd, let him pay cxx.
- history the local militia of an Anglo-Saxon shire, in which all freemen had to serve