Smouldering Stoat wrote:Because that's what it says in Magna Carta and the other documents that they have misunderstood.
atticus wrote:I am moved to add that stoaty's explanation applies to the whole of the phrase "freeman on the land".
atticus wrote:Latin texts are easily and regularly translated, and approved "official" versions exist - http://www.orbilat.com/Languages/Latin/ ... Carta.html contains the latin original and a translation. You will see that the phrase used is "liber homo" (and declensions thereof). "Liber" means "free" and "homo" is "man".
Hairyloon wrote:I am not interested in the "freeman on the land". Whatever section that that appears in has been repealed.
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