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The earliest Norman sheriffs

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Before the Norman Conquest the Latin word used for sheriff is usually praepositus, and after the Conquest it is uicecomes. The article focuses on two Latin diplomas from the beginning of William I's reign in which minister is used for sheriff, a word which was otherwise in transition from signifying thegn before the Conquest to reeve or bailiff after. This crossover in the words used in royal charters reflects Norman thought as to the character of the shrieval office, at first seeing it as a ...

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10.1111/1468-229X.12244

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
History More from this journal
Volume:
101
Issue:
347
Pages:
485–494
Publication date:
2016-09-22
Acceptance date:
2016-02-24
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1468-229X
ISSN:
0018-2648
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pubs:624360
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uuid:b5fafa33-bb25-43eb-92bc-9f2f5252fbd9
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pubs:624360
Source identifiers:
624360
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2016-05-27

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