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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 14

14.—Character of the Rents then Exacted

14.—Character of the Rents then Exacted.

But whatever might be the exact value of a knight's fee, he who held a portion of land so denominated was bound, if called upon, to attend his lord to the wars on horseback, armed as a knight, for forty days in every year, at his own expense; which attendance was his rent or service for the land he held f. And he who held half a knight's fee was only bound to attend twenty days, and so in proportion g.