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Wellyboot Silver badge

Re: Don't worry, it's only money

The Crown actually own the whole country. Crown estates are the directly managed bit, the rest has been granted to others for favours given. William I conquered the whole of England and handed out the lordship of land (landlord) to his followers (first county system).

1,000 years of history haven't really changed the underlying ownership except to entrench the convention of not arbitrarily reclaiming land.

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