Marcher Earldoms

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  • Marcher Earldoms
    • Hereford, Shrewsbury and Chester were the new Marcher Earldoms on the border between Wales and England
    • The Marcher Earls had special rights and privileges.
    • Could create new towns to promote Norman colonisation of the Marchers.
    • Had total control: their sheriffs reported to them rather the king.
    • Did not have not pay tax on their lands, so they could invest in defence
    • Could build castles as they wished.




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