A social and economic system under the feudal system, whereby peasants owed their lord labour, theoretically in return for protection.
Fact of the Day
After the Battle of Val-es-Dunes in 1047, the river became so clogged with bodies that mills downriver came to a standstill.
Quote of the Day
"Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. "
~ Thomas Jefferson
On This Day
1940 Winston Churchill orders the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk. Operation Dynamo begins.