The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159049   Message #3767050
Posted By: Stanron
20-Jan-16 - 07:39 PM
Thread Name: Ancient wisdom
Subject: RE: Ancient wisdom
The status of the carl or churl was different before the Norman conquest. He was a free man and quite likely would have owned a sword. Pre Norman there were slaves and free men. After the conquest they were mainly all serfs.