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droit de seigneur
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1371  Monday, 10 July 2000.

From:           Frank Whigham <
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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


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