A Gest of Robyn Hode: difference between husbandman and yeoman?

sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
5,226
Sydney
Plowmen didn't have enough land to justifies the very hefty cost of buying and feeding a team of oxen and the very expensive plow
the sock , made of steel , was a major piece of smithing and would wear turning the soil
typically , they contracted their service to landowners for a substantial fee
 
Jan 2012
444
South Midlands in Britain
The ox-herds were retained by the manor and not by individuals. Most open field systems in medieval England had pasture set aside for ox-meadows.