‘Royal service’ [resumed]

Published in Issue 3 (Autumn 1999), News, News, Volume 7

In the Kenneth Nicholls’ article, ‘Worlds Apart?: the Ellis Two-NationTheory on Late Medieval Ireland’, in the last issue an extraneous ‘and’(not the author’s) garbled the meaning of the last complete sentence atthe bottom of page 24 (third column). It should have read:

When in 1519 and 1520 Lord Barry sells an exemption from the exactionswhich he was levying, at the end of a list of Gaelic terms—coinnmheadh,aithne, soirthean, conairte, srath, ceithearn tigh, and cion dubh, allexactions quite unsanctioned by English law—we find ‘royal service’,the feudal levy on knights’ fees

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