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Feudalism – Manor House

A ‘Hall’ is defined as a ‘court’ or ‘royal residence’. Rideau Hall is the official residence of the Canadian Monarch and his / her viceroy (in place of the king), the Governor General of Canada.

The Governor General is the ‘tenant-in-cheif’ or ‘Lord of the Manor’ as he holds the lands known as CANADA for the Queen under allodial title. CANADA has been setup as a Manor, upon which Rideau Hall is the Manor House and is why Ottawa is the ‘capital’.

1882 Supreme Court of Canada ruling: Holman v. Green, 6 SCR 707;
‘Therefore at the date of the admission of Prince Edward Island “into the Union” pursuant to the provisions of the 146th section of the British North America Act, the land in question formed part of the demesne lands of the Crown belonging to that province.’

A ‘demesne’ is all the land retained by the Lord of the Manor for his own use and support, under his own management.

The Lord of the Manor holds a capital manor directly from the Crown. Manorialism was characterized by the vesting of legal and economic power in a Lord of the Manor, supported economically from his own direct landholding in a manor, and from the obligatory contributions of a legally subject part of the peasant population under the jurisdiction of himself and his manorial court. These obligations could be payable in several ways, in labor, in kind, or, in coin (money / taxes).

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