By: Isaiah Hall
- 1.It was the lords responsibilities to mange and defend his land and everyone who worked there.
- The land owned by the lord of the manor varied in size but were typically between 1200 - 1800 acres.
- The lord of the manor can be described as a Vassal or Liege.The lord of the manor was based in the Manor House and from here he conducted the business of the manor. The names and descriptions of the Medieval people who worked for the lord.
- His role also revolved around his Oath of Fealty to his immediate superior, a great noble or even the King.
- During his absence his role was taken over by his wife, the lady of the manor.
- The peasants who worked on the manor paid the lord of the manor certain dues in return for the use of his land.
- These judicial rights were therefore seen as a valuable property by the lord of the manor.
- Since most wrongs could be atoned for by the payment of a fine, the conduct of justice on a large manor produced a considerable income.