You have a myth of serfdom. In my village in the 12th century, all farmers were serfs but the local lord had authorized them all to have a spinning wheel and a loom to produce hemp cloth with the hemp fiber that was produced, from the hemp the serfs cultivated on the local lord’s land, in the mill by the river that was owned by the church and the local lord equally. The farmers could go to markets and sell their hemp cloth and then shared the profit with the local lord who built a bridge in the 13th century for them to be able to go easily to the closest market that became then very important.

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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