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Reswearing fealty? (fwd)

Poster: clevin@ripco.com (Craig Levin)

> Poster: Bob & Diana Cosby <cosby@erols.com>
> Question please.  Did a king ever have his vassals reswear fealty?  For
> what reasons?  Because he felt dissent amoung them? Thank you very much
> in advance.

I could see a king demanding a repetition of his subjects' oaths
under only a rather limited set of circumstances. One of them
would be something like the Wars of the Roses, in which Henry VI
and Edward IV both got bounced in and out of the palace, and, as
a result, the old oaths might need a bit of burnishing up. 

Craig Levin
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