Some discontent was caused by the emancipation of the serfs.
The lowest class of all were the servi, or serfs, who corresponded to the Saxon theows.
The masses of the people, the serfs, where were these ever asked?
There was great and genuine sorrow among the serfs of Kinesma.
One of the general's serfs, he who acted as barber, was to be the victim.
The clergy and their serfs were equally silent on this point.
Down to the year 1861 the Russian serfs had been mostly bound to the soil.
Cæsar's subjects and serfs have they been through all the centuries since.
The serfs were prohibited from migrating from one part of the country to another.
The serfs are rarely transferred with the land, and never without their own consent.