The Watford Knight's Fee is now published and available for purchase. Listed below are the websites of outlets where purchases can be made. This print edition is available as POD (Print on Demand). This means an order goes to the printer upon your purchase, the book is printed, then dispatched to your address. An ebook edition is also available. In the USA: Go to either Amazon.com or BN.Com (Barnes & Noble) and search for "The Watford Knight's Fee" in the book department
An Inquisition in Medieval England
Some long time ago when I first heard the word 'inquisition', the context was the 'Spanish Inquisition'. These inquisitions took place in Spain during three hundred years beginning in the late 15th century. As a result, after inquisitions sometimes involving torture, thousands were found guilty of being heretics and were executed. But in England, an 'inquisition' was ordered for quite different reasons. As we know, certain fortunate citizens in medieval England were grante
Was William de Parles a murderer?
William was the descendant of the de Parles family of Hounesworth (Handsworth) in Staffordshire, one of the counties of the West Midlands. He became the husband of Joan de Watford, the third of four daughters of Eustace, the Lord of Watford. In accordance with his obligation as the holder in right of his wife of a quarter knight's fee, he served as a knight in the king's war against the Welsh in July 1277. In 1278, a certain sir Philip, son of Robert, was murdered. Soon af