Books tagged: schelin

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Wessex Tales: "Schelin's Daughter" (Story 14)
Price: Free! Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The Norman knight Schelin (from whom the village of Shilling Okeford or Shillingstone takes its name) was awarded the manor of Okeford for his service to King William at the Battle of Hastings. Schelin holds the richest agricultural land in Dorset, but he still has a problem. His daughter would rather get herself to a nunnery than marry well. A Saxon wise woman’s potions are called for. (c.1085)
Wessex Tales: "For Viviana's Wedding" (Story 16)
Price: Free! Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Viviana de Eskelling was the last in the family line of the Norman Schelins. Her family had held Okeford for 200 years. A single woman (a woman sole) was disadvantaged in law. So around 1287 Viviana married Bartholomew Turberville, taking Okeford into the Turberville estates. (Thomas Hardy tweaked 'Turberville' into 'D'Urberville'.) In Okeford, villagers prepare for their lady’s wedding.