Whilst studying and engaging in genealogy it becomes apparent that the caste system in a debased form certainly in the rural areas of England survived long after it disappeared in the emerging towns and cities of the Industrial Revolution. As my readers will be aware tradition lingers far longer in the villages and smaller country towns of England than in the larger towns and cities which became a chaos of peoples. We see this to an extreme extent in the cesspits and hell holes of cities such as London and Birmingham where a plethora of languages are spoken and the native English are a minority or are fast becoming one. This is thankfully not reflected in the villages and rural towns although the political enemies of the people would have it be otherwise!
The Germanic caste system of Jarl, Karl and Thrall is still evident in rural England in the 1400s-1700s. Most of my grandmother's ancestors were farmers, some yeomen, some husbandmen although the distinction between yeomen and husbandmen disappeared by the beginning of the 19th century where both classes were described as farmers, an indication of the final breakdown of the caste system and the spread of the Industrial Revolution which destroyed the old Germanic world. The descriptor of yeoman is found in the Last Will and Testaments of many of my ancestors. Some of the earlier Wills were written in very flowery language with many references to Jesus Christ and the Resurrection! Such language quickly became phased out and replaced by more legally acceptable terminology as time advanced but nevertheless makes for fascinating reading!
In rural England we see four main categories of social position-the gentleman, the yeoman, the husbandman and the labourer. These categories were not rigid and there was intermarriage between the daughters and younger sons of the gentry and the more wealthy yeomen as there was between the more wealthy husbandmen and the yeomanry. So individuals over several generations could rise and fall between these classes or castes until the beginnings of the Industrial revolution and the emerging capitalist mercantile classes. Indeed I was able to trace a line of decent from the gentry to the yeomanry in the 17th century and thus I was able to take my ancestry back to the 12th century and further back still. We are then reliant upon historical chronicles, many of which are full of contradictions. History if you go far enough back merges into legend and then back into myth which makes the subject even more fascinating and compelling!
What is clear to me is that the Germanic caste system survived the brutal onslaught of xtianity but it was the industrial age which finally sounded its death knell which should come as no surprise to us as this process is continuing to the present day where not only has the caste system has broken down but we are beginning to see the dissolution of the races. Order is giving way to chaos. Light is giving way to darkness but it will not always be so!
Let us now examine the division of late mediaeval rural English society:
Landed Gentry- The gentleman is a landowner who lived entirely from rental income without having to engage in work himself. The gentleman is a step down from the titled aristocrat but often the gentry could trace their ancestry from the nobility via younger sons and daughters. They in essence were the Lords of the Manor. They were part of what is now termed the Upper Class in England. I stress in England as the American class system is based entirely upon income not on occupation and/or breeding as the English one which is a hollow and debased echo of the Germanic caste system.
The wealth of the gentry was greatly depleted by the agricultural depression of the 1870s. The gentry also consisted of esquires and knights and thus equated to the Germanic caste of Jarl.
Yeomanry-The yeoman held less land than the gentleman. He either owned the freehold of the land or was a larger scale leaseholder and employed people to work for him but unlike the gentleman he was a working farmer. He was regarded as being one step down from the gentleman but superior in status to the husbandman although these boundaries were quite fluid. Often the yeoman would have additional responsibilities such as Overseer of the Poor, Constable, Church Warden and Juror. A Juror would serve on juries (as the term suggests!) and would vote for the Knight of the Shire. I managed to find some of my ancestors who occupied these additional positions. Another position could be that of Bailiff or Bridge Warden. Some of my ancestors in the 1400s were 'guardians of the hedge', from the old surname Heyward which eventually transmuted into Howarth and Howard etc. Wealthier husbandmen could also occupy some of these positions. The yeoman is similar in position to the earlier franklin of the 1100s to 1400s. He was the freeman, neither noble nor serf. As a military class they were positioned after the knight and squire but above the page. The yeoman bridged the gap between the nobility and peasantry and were the middle class of their time. Again I use this term in the English and not the American sense. The etymology of yeoman is interesting and may derive either from the Old English iunge man (young man) or the Old Frisian gaman, meaning 'rustic' or 'villager'. In ancient times the yeoman was the protector of the nobility, a warrior. The husbandman was a step down from the yeoman but closely associated in function. They were working farmers but had much less land but enough to support a family. However in feudal times the husbandman would have been classed as a serf rather than a freeman so his position is intermediate between the yeomanry and the working labourers. The yeomanry thus equated to the Germanic caste of Karl. However in early times the Yeoman certainly had martial responsibilities.
Labourers-The labourer or cottager was a step below the husbandman and in feudal times was not regarded as being a freeman but a serf, tied legally to the Lord of the Manor. It should be emphasised here that a serf is not a slave. This is a common misconception. He enjoyed many rights and freedoms but as a bonded tenant he needed his master's permission to leave the land. They would have equated to the Germanic caste of Thrall. They were the working class of the day. Again I use the English and not the American definition of the term. The debased and materialist American 'class' system has no basis in the Germanic caste system but is based purely on levels of income and pays no heed to a person's education, occupation, family background or ancestry. Indeed it is possible for an individual in a single lifetime to move up and down this base system! It is very important that I stress this for the ancient Germanic caste system is more to do with function than wealth or income. Indeed it is a reflection of the cosmic order and the tripartite functional division of the Gods.
As I mentioned earlier the Industrial Revolution, a harbinger of global capitalism sounded the death knell of the ancient Germanic caste system and the traditional English rural way of life. This process is continuing to the present day. The Industrial Revolution supposedly brought 'progress' in its wake and the eventual 'emancipation' of women. In reality it enslaved the masses and thrust the woman into the mechanised working place-the factories. Man thus became a wage slave. Undoubtedly this is far worse than the Norman feudal system or the earlier Germanic caste system. Germanic man became uprooted from his natural environment-the rural village. He became cut off from his natural roots, unable to determine who his ancestors were and with it came a loss of identity. This is the curse of the abomination known as the city, the cesspit, the multiracial soup of the 21st century.
With the 'emancipation' of women and the woman's 'right to choose' chaos and family breakdown is rife in modern England. In becoming supposedly 'free' woman has become like man a slave, a slave to the mechanised work place of factory, office and shop. Consequently the following Aryan prophecy was fulfilled:
"Out of the corruption of women proceeds the confusion of castes; out of the confusion of castes proceeds the loss of memory, out of the loss of memory proceeds the loss of understanding, and out of this all evil." (Bhagavad Gita 1:41)
This prophecy is remarkably similar to the following one taken from Table 12, 2nd Chapter, 11 of the Book of Sajaha:
"Customs will no longer be enforced, but vice will be fashionable. Men will have sexual intercourse with boys and go unpunished; women will no longer want to be women, but will behave like men and go unpunished; people will mix themselves with animals and go unpunished and father bastards. And the bastards of bastards will be countless in the streets of the cities without anyone eradicating them." (Wotans Krieger's translation)
It is remarkable how accurately the Babylonian prophecy predicted the widespread plague of paedophilia, homosexuality, bestiality, feminism and miscegenation which are endemic in cities and larger towns than in more rural towns and villages where tradition still lingers on.
One day we will need to resurrect the ancient Germanic caste system when we have regained control of our land and we will have to start again at the beginning. The caste system is divinely ordained and as followers of the ancient Germanic Gods it is imperative that we seek to restore this system when the time eventually comes.