harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Knight_Bus], and contains beds, hot chocolate, and toothbrushes.
And now we turn to Knight Service (this is where the fiction stops and the genealogy begins, folks, going right back to William the Conqueror)
William the Conqueror was very dependent upon his knights. So he divided up the land among his companions, who were usually Normandy aristocracy, and the parcel of land was subdivided and subdivided until there was enough for a fief (or enough to support one knight). The knight, in return, swore to provide military service. The system disintegrated in the latter half of the 13th century (when knights became not as essential as foot soldiers). The system was abolished completely in 1660.
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