Dan as-denz was a Norman, very powerful in his fief, and in his men.
Frederick Barbarossa erected their fief into a county in 1160.
If in translating a German book we render Lehn by fief, feud, or fee, we should still remember that a Lehn is a loan.
Adjebeg received in fief the valley which still bears his name.
How then could he, as Mr Waters alleges, have held a fief in right of his wife so early as 1115 or thereabouts?
The wardship of this fief and manor, during the minority of the seigneur, was in the Crown.
He rendered inestimable aid, not merely within his own fief, but also by the influence he exercised on others.
What most irritated him was the close proximity of Norby's fief to Sweden.
The purpose of the register is to record the terms upon which each of these knights held his fief.
Half of Spain shall be his fief; the other half is for Count Roland.