Sworn loyalty to a lord.
Fact of the Day
Henry the Fowler, king of East Francia and founder of the Ottonian dynasty of German rulers, once traded a large part of Swabia (modern Switzerland and Alsace) for a spear.
Quote of the Day
"If your estate be not sufficient for you; be sufficient for your estate. "
~ Henry Slingsby's advice to his second son while awaiting his execution,1652