Feudalism By: Lela Morrow

What is Feudalism?

Feudalism is the dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants (villeins or serfs) were obliged to live on their lord's land and give him homage, labor, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military protection.

What is a Manor?

A Manor is a landed estate or territorial unit, originally of the nature of a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord's demesne and of lands within which he has the right to exercise certain privileges, exact certain fees, etc.

Who Are People who lived in a manor?

Some people that lived on a Manor were the Lord of the Manor, peasants, specialists such as blacksmiths and carpenters, the bailiff, and the reeve.

How were the society groups interdependent?

The peasants depend on the knights to protect them and the land. The knights depend on the noblemen for food and land. The noblemen depend on the king for land.

How does the feudal System affect politics?

The Feudal System affects politics because some people have more power than others. The kings have power over everyone. The peasants have power over nothing. This may cause a riot in the system and lead to chaos.

How does the feudal system affect social structure?

The Social Structure is affected by the Feudal system in diffrent ways. The Feudal System is built that diffrent people have diffrent social classes. The social classes are a King, Noblemen , Knights, and peasants. It is built so that the kings have the most power.

How does the feudal system affect the economy?

The king gives land to a Nobleman, the nobleman give some of that land and food to a knight, the knight protects the peasants and the land, the peasants farm and gather food and materials for themselves, the knights, the nobleman, and the king. The peasants are providing the food for everyone. In my opinion, the peasants should get more freedom and should be paid.

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