chapter  2
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The available documentation regarding the economy of late feudal England is unparalleled in the context of the European continent. Regarding the seigneurial sector, the most comprehensive and systematic source of information are manorial accounts, composed each year by reeves and bailiffs of individual manors. Such accounts reveal various types of husbandry practices, the fi nancial standing of manors in terms of receipts and expenses, and sometimes the amount of labor services due by customary tenants and the use made of them.