Very great distress pervaded the land, and it led to efforts to get rid of villeinage.
"Landholding In England" by Joseph Fisher
Meanwhile, one great portion of our villeinage in our larger towns we have much mitigated.
"Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But when villeinage ceased, various and opposite courses seemed to have been pursued in different boroughs.
"The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860" by Charles Duke Yonge
The ceorls tended to sink to the position known later as villeinage.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
The jurors being questioned whether Roger did thus hold the house of Richard in villeinage, say, Yes.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
In Scotland they had just been emancipated from the status of villeinage.
"Recent Developments in European Thought" by Various
Villeinage was unknown in Kent.
"History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The total abolition of all villeinage (forced labour) and serfdom.
"The Rise of the Democracy" by Joseph Clayton
The question of villeinage and serfage finds no place in it.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
This has been the process wherever (the name of) villeinage or slavery has been successfully abandoned.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various