In 10 chapters FAITH reassesses the received wisdom on the 'origins of the manor', the status of the Anglo-Saxon peasantry, the 12th-century economy and the origins of the villeinage
and copyhold farms were almost non-present in this region of Denmark in the first half of the 19th century, while more than 60% of the farmers on the eastern isles of Denmark were copyholders (Bjorn, 1988).
Although a compromise of sorts appears to have been worked out to prevent large scale exodus abroad, pre-conquest hereditary rights were not restored and growing numbers of Englishmen were reduced to villeinage
Baker's delineation of the gradual elimination of villeinage
in England, and Donald R.
Pollock and Maitland note that villeinage
was a type of unfree land tenure in which the tenant in villeinage
might be either a serf or a free man.
See also PAUL VINOGRADOFF, VILLEINAGE
IN ENGLAND 170-75 (1892).