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GALLON     

A liquid measure which differed for wine, ale & beer

GARDEROBE    

A closet usually overlooking the castle walls which was used as a store for clothes but also as a loo.

GATHERING    

A collection of pages forming part of a book before binding

GROAT   

An English silver coin worth 4d (4 pence - 1. 1/2p

GULES       

Heraldic term for red

 

                                                 H

HALF ANGEL   

English gold coin 3s 4d (17p)

HALF GROAT   

English silver coin worth 2d (1p)

HALF NOBLE       

English gold coin 3s 4d (17p)

HALF PENNY 

English silver coin - worth 1/2d

HALF RYAL    

English gold coin worth 5s (25p)

HANOP

A two handled cup

HERCE

A frame supporting candles

HERIOT   

Service rendered to lord on death of a tenant

HIDE

The amount of land needed to support the family of a freedman, varied from place to place depending on the quality of the land

HOMAGE    

Ceremony where  a tenant acknowledges his  allegiance to his lord

HUNDRED

An area of land equal to a hundred hides

 

                                                  I

ILLUMINATOR

Artist who applies gold to a manuscript

IMPLEADED     

Instituted & prosecuted a plea at law

INDENTURE   

Written legal agreement between two parties. Derives from practice of writing in dupicate on the same sheet then cutting in two with a jagged edge. Each party kept a piece, the two fitted together to prove authenticity.

INKHORN

The tip of a horn used to hold ink or paint, usually fixed into a hole on the writing surface

IMP    

Inquisition Post Mortem -  is a local enquiry  (jury) into the lands held by people of some status, in order to discover whatever income and rights were due to the crown.


 

 

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