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Posted on: Oct 8 2016, 06:14 PM
Played by JB 27 years Courting NC
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Groups

Below you will find a helpful guide to the member groups available here on Dershingham Vale. If you have any questions, please just pm a staff member and they'll gladly help you out.

Nobility

In the feudal system, the nobility were generally those who held a fief, often land or office, under vassalage, i.e., in exchange for allegiance and various, mainly military, services to a suzerain, who might be a monarch or a higher-ranking nobleman. It rapidly came to be seen as a hereditary caste, sometimes associated with a right to bear a hereditary title and, for example in pre-revolutionary France, enjoying fiscal and other privileges.

Nobility is often seen as being directly below royalty in ranking. Some of their titles include: Duke, Duchess, Earl, Countess, Baron, and Baroness.

Gentry

Gentry denotes "well-born and well-bred people" of high social class. Gentry, in its widest connotation, refers to people of good social position connected to landed estates, upper levels of the clergy, and "gentle" families of long descent who never obtained the official right to bear a coat of arms.

In England, the term often refers to the social class of the landed aristocracy or to the minor aristocracy whose income derives from their large landholdings.

Titles may include: Lord, Lady, Gentleman.

Yeomen

Yeoman refers chiefly to a free man owning his own farm. Work requiring a great deal of effort or labour, such as would be done by a yeoman farmer, came to be described as yeoman's work. Thus yeoman became associated with hard toil.

Yeoman was also a rank or position in a noble household, with titles such as Yeoman of the Chamber, Yeoman of the Crown, Yeoman Usher, and King's Yeoman. Most of these, including the Yeomen of the Guard, had the duty of protecting the sovereign and other dignitaries as a bodyguard, and carrying out various duties for the sovereign as assigned to his office.

Peasants/Working Class

A peasant is a member of a traditional class of farmers, either laborers or owners of small farms, especially in the Middle Ages under feudalism, or more generally, in any pre-industrial society. In Europe, peasants were divided into three classes according to their personal status: slave, serf, and freeman. Peasants either hold title to land in fee simple, or hold land by any of several forms of land tenure, among them socage, quit-rent, leasehold, and copyhold

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