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  • Henry developed as far as he was able the system of scutage (q.v.) which his grandfather had apparently invented; by this the vassal compounded for his forty days personal service by paying money, with which the king could hire professional soldiers.
  • Moreover, after the knight's liability to personal service in war had been modified in the 12th century by the scutage system, it became necessary in the first quarter of the r3th to compel landowners to take up the knighthood which in theory they should have coveted as an honour - a compulsion which was soon systematically enforced (Distraint of Knighthood, 1278), and became a recognized source of royal income.
  • - For more detailed information the reader is referred to the articles English Law; France: French Law and Institutions, Villenage; Manor; Scutage; Knight Service; Hide.
  • Baldwin, The Scutage and Knight Service in England (Chicago, 1897); Rudolf Gneist, Adel and Ritterschaft in England (1853); and F.
  • In November he met some of his nobles at Bury St Edmunds, but as they still refused to pay the scutage no agreement was reached.

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