The Anguissola were his family, and their honour was his honour, since as a villein he had no honour of his own.
His right to the land, in fact, was not freehold, but tenure by villein socage.
And is it really true that a villein with you can rise to be a noble?
Can the overlord rede the heart of the villein that feedeth him?
In five months I were a free man, he said, but ...