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In the early medieval period, some farmers actually chose to abandon free status in favor of villeinage "for greater security of tenure, or as a bar to pleas of debt, or to support claims of inheritance.
Hyams, Kings, Lords and Peasants in Medieval England: The Common Law of Villeinage in the Twelfth and the Thirteenth Centuries (Oxford, 1980), ch.
Hilton, "Freedom and Villeinage in England", Past and Present, no.
Page attempted to portray the Black Death as a turning-point in the history of labour services and villeinage, he met with the instant disapproval of P.
As long as tenants continued to derive considerable benefit from landholding, rent reductions on decent land were in the main kept to relatively modest proportions, the efforts of landlords to resist change were bolstered, and the severity of the antagonism towards villeinage was tempered.