Asked in Middle Ages
In the middle ages what did a freeman pay?
August 09, 2010 2:50PM
I am assuming the question is referring to rent.
The rent to freemen on different manorial estates varied with the estate. The rents were provided in leases, and these were negotiated one by one. Freemen paid amounts that were similar to the rents of serfs. The only advantage of being a freeman was that you could leave whenever you wanted, and the disadvantage was that the lord could evict you whenever he wanted, both subject to the terms of the lease, of course.