Heorling wealth benchmark

From: Ian Cooper <ian_hammond_cooper_at_...>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 14:45:52 -0000

The benchmark from TR is for carls:

"Full ... must have a plow and a whole ox-team (eight oxen)... receives about 120 acres (of which 40 acres lie fallow each year). Full carls require a herd of at least 42 cattle (including the oxen) to maintain this standard of living."

I suspect this counts as prosperous (wealthy cottars are common, as I assume are 'half-carls' this is range after all).

That may help someone do a wealth benchmark.

Ian Cooper

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