The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1371 Monday, 10 July 2000.
Date: Friday, 07 Jul 2000 16:04:42 -0500
Subject: droit de seigneur
Does anyone know of a decent historical treatment of the supposed custom
of droit de seigneur? OED2 regards it as "alleged," which I take to mean
mythical. Their first citation dates from 1784: [1784 'F. G.
Desfontaines' (title) Le Droit du Seigneur. Com