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 David I - Migrating from the south
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You introduce a new system of landholding called 'feudalism' to Scotland. Land is divided up amongst nobles and tenants in exchange for money and service. Farmers work the land, tradesmen learn new skills and towns begin to grow.

Religious houses become wealthy land-holders, exporting local commodities like wool to European ports such as Bruges. Society is becoming more ordered.

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the facts
Scotland's early royal burghs under David I, c.1153.
Example of a wealthy land-owning religious house. Melrose Abbey in the Borders used surrounding land for sheep farming.
Map of Scotland's early royal burghs
Melrose Abbey

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