So, in 1066 the Normans came and stole the whole country.
We’ve not got a complete land registry for the place today as only those places that have changed hands on the open market in recent centuries are so listed.
But do we know of any one piece of land, an estate, which has been passed on through inheritance only since the 11 th century? Still got some few thousand acres estate – absent Royal Family or Crown Estate holdings – that is identifiably just because ggggg gpa was handy with a broadsword, lance and horse?
Of course, the general pattern of rural landholding is still hugely influenced by the event. But can we point to one particular piece of land and say that’s his directly because that?