The Harvester (UN-D-0329)
The disintegration of the western sector of the Roman Empire and the subsequent withdrawal of its armies from Britain in the early 5th century, caused to create a power struggle in the newly ungoverned land.
With Britain open to attack once more, the invading Angles and Saxons from Germany lost little time in fighting the resident Roman-Britons leaders for control of the country.
The numerous Kings battled each other in an effort to establish supremacy, and it was those kingdoms with the strongest and largest armies that prospered.
To ensure that these armies stayed strong, a steady income of funds was required and for this the King looked to his noblemen.
The King granted land to his most important and trusted nobles, who in return were expected to contribute soldiers and money to the King's army.