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July 1st, 2013, 15:07
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Ah, okay, that's a possibility, too.
I'm unfamiliar with these titles and words.
It's very common in Shakespeare, viz before Agincourt:

KING HENRY V Thou dost not wish more help from England, coz [cousin] ?

WESTMORELAND God's will! my liege, would you and I alone, Without more help, could fight this royal battle!

In the feudal system the Duke of Westmoreland would have been King Henry's direct "vassal" and consequently Henry is Westmoreland's liege lord. Westmoreland in his turn, as a duke, would be liege lord to the earls beneath him in the feudal tree.

In English it's pronounced "leej", i.e. no acute accent on the e as in the French town name.

Incidentally Paradox's strategy game: Crusader Kings 2 is very impressive simulation of feudal Europe. Very complex game with a steep learning curve though!
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