On Feudalism

My colleague Tom Wilson, who just did a sabbatical in Scotland, told me an interesting fact today.  Feudalism was the law there until 2000.  The Abolition of Feudal Tenure Act ended vassal status and entail except for lands owned by the Crown.  This makes Scotland the last European region to get rid of feudalism.  England did so in 1290, though there were earlier attempts at reform.

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  1. Elaine Hudson says:

    Wasn’t Sark a fuedal region until 2008?