Definition of Ceorls
1. ceorl [n] - See also: ceorl
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ceorls
Literary usage of Ceorls
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1870)
"But though individual ceorls to 'n<¡ class, might thus rise, there can be no ... was on the whole depressing to the ceorls, the simple freemen, as a class. ..."
2. A Short Constitutional History of England by Henry St. Clair Feilden (1895)
"The ceorls had no nobility of blood, although they were freemen, could hold property, and enjoyed the protection and privileges of the law. ..."
3. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1878)
"PART I. The Anglo-Saxon Constitution — Sketch of Anglo-Saxon History — Succession to the Crown — Orders of Men — Thanes and ceorls — Witenagemot — Judicial ..."
4. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1906)
"... of the free tillers of the soil (a class doubtless sorely suffering from thirty years of anarchy), he was called in derision " King of the ceorls ". ..."
5. A Student's History of England from the Earliest Times to the Death of Queen by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1902)
"... every villager being entitled to drive his cattle or pigs into them according to rules laid down by the whole township. 9. Boris, ceorls ..."
6. The History of England from the Earliest Times to the Norman Conquest by Thomas Hodgkin (1906)
"... King of the ceorls ". However this may be, neither Edwy could stand for a moment against the might of the young ..."
7. The Rise and Progress of the English Constitution by Edward Shepherd Creasy (1858)
"CHAPTER IV. Anglo-Saxon Institutions.—Classes of the Population.—Thralls, ceorls, Thanes.—Townships. — Hundreds. — Ty things.—Frank- pledge.—Lords. ..."
8. The Conquest of England by John Richard Green (1884)
"So rapid was this process that the class of free ceorls seems to have become all but extinguished ..."