CONTENTS.

TITLE PAGE

PREFACE

 
PART I. TERRITORIAL STUDIES

DOMESDAY BOOK

Nature of the Inquisitio Com. Cant.,—Criticism of the Domesday text, —'Soca' and 'Theinland',—The Domesday 'caruca',—The Domesday hide,—The five-hide unit,—The six-carucate unit,—The Leicestershire 'hida',—The Lancashire 'hida',—The Yorkshire unit,—General conclusions,—The East Anglian 'Leet',—The words Solinum and Solanda,—The 'Firma unius noctis',—'Wara',—The Domesday 'juratores',—The Inquisitio Eliensis,—The Ely Return,—First mention of Domesday Book.

THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE GELD-ROLL

THE KNIGHTS OF PETERBOROUGH

 

THE WORCESTERSHIRE SURVEY

(Hen. I)

THE LINDSEY SURVEY

(1115-18)

THE LEICESTERSHIRE SURVEY

(1124-29)

THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE SURVEY

(Hen. I-Hen. II)

THE INTRODUCTION OF KNIGHT SERVICE INTO ENGLAND

The cartae of 1166,—The 'servitium debitum',—Scutage, aid, and 'donum',—The total number of knights due,—The normal knight's fee,—The early evidence,—The Worcester Relief.

PART II. HISTORICAL STUDIES

 

NORMANS UNDER EDWARD THE CONFESSOR

 

MR FREEMAN AND THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS

The name of 'Senlac',—The palisade,—Mr Freeman's authorities for it,—My argument against it,—The shield-wall,—The disposition of the English,—The Norman advance,—The fosse disaster,—The great feigned flight,—The relief of Arques,—Summary,—Conclusion.

MASTER WACE

Wace's meaning,—Wace's authority,—Wace and his sources.

NOTE ON THE PSEUDO-INGULF

 

REGENBALD, PRIEST AND CHANCELLOR

 

THE CONQUEROR AT EXETER

 

THE ALLEGED DESTRUCTION OF LEICESTER

(1068)

ELY AND HER DESPOILERS

(1072-75)

THE LORDS OF ARDRES

 

EARLY IRISH TRADE WITH CHESTER AND ROUEN

 

WALTER TIREL AND HIS WIFE

 

WALDRIG, WARRIOR AND CHANCELLOR

 

A CHARTER OF HENRY I

(1123)

THE ORIGIN OF THE NEVILLES

 
THE ALLEGED INVASION OF ENGLAND (1147)
THE ALLEGED DEBATE ON DANEGELD (1163)

A GLIMPSE OF THE YOUNG KING'S COURT

(1170)

THE FIRST KNOWN FINE

(1175)

THE MONTMORENCY IMPOSTURE

 

THE OXFORD DEBATE ON FOREIGN SERVICE

(1197)

RICHARD THE FIRST'S CHANGE OF SEAL

(1198)

COMMUNAL HOUSE DEMOLITION

 

THE CINQUE PORTS CHARTERS

 

ADDENDA