Magnificent Manors

Derivative of European castles and having historical significance rooted in upper-echelon ownership, magnificent manors were originally country estates with extensive land fortified to fend off uninvited visitors. Manors encompassed small towns where most all people lived in medieval times, housing a blacksmith, bakery, mill, orchard, gardens and a community of people to create a self-sufficient society. A grand hall within the main manor served as a central gathering space for the people of the community. The manor was owned by a royal lord or noble who resided in the manor, while villagers lived in its ancillary structures. Knights of the king would oversee the community and provide its profits from agriculture and business to the king. Continue reading

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