Franklin refers to a status rank upon which a person may own land without payment or service to a lord. This is a rank that is typically earned, a reward for past service.

Sometimes, a franklin may live on another landowner's estate. They are allowed to work the land in exchange for a share of the crops or herd. Being freeborn, they are not bound to the landowner like a bondsman would be and may choose to leave at will.

Notable FranklinsEdit

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