Examples Of Manorial Injustice

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Manorial Injustice
From the beginning this system was corrupt, powered by the greedy and evil of lords, for a thousand years this system stood and crushed those of the lower working class. In every aspect of peasants life it has been assigned to them by birth with no way to rise in the pyramid of power and become anything more than their class. From their living conditions, military, and even their clothing there is inequality for peasants. The Manorial system was an unfair and unjust system that lead to the derailing of European Middle Ages.
The primary difference in living conditions between the two classes is their living quarters.
According to well renowned cooperation PBS peasants lived in cramped and disease polluted homes that often
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Every lord of the Medieval Period had and controlled their own small armies. These armies frequently went to war with each other. The author wrote, “[war] often broke out between neighboring or rivaling kingdoms. One monarch would set his sights on the land or resources of another, and war would be declared. Such warfare was often spontaneous and unpredictable” (The Finer Times). Lords often trained and practiced in the art of warfare and skilled swordplay was widely regarded and respected. In the test written by The Finer Times a research database devoted to history it says, “Nobles and knights dedicated a large amount of their time to training their skills and assessing various military strategies” (The Finer Times). While the lords would be greatly prepared for war the peasants would not be. In the Medieval Period every able bodied male was called to fight with their lord and his knights including their peasants. This may not seem like a problem, but it caused great chaos on the battlefield. The author wrote, “As such, monarchs and nobles believed that allowing such a large number of peasants access to military training or weaponry could lead to revolution that could disrupt the entire fragile society they had constructed” (The Finer Times). In others words the nobles and lords did not allow the military training of peasants that would be vital that the nobles and lords received. Do to the lack of training of…show more content…
The clothing was commonly rough wool or linen and they only had one set. The author writes that, “Fancy clothes were a status symbol. Laws were passed that forbade peasants from wearing fancy clothes, which they couldn’t afford anyway” (PBS). Peasants clothing were bleak with no pattern and hardly any color on them.
Contrary to that lords clothing was vibrant decorated with patterns and colors. The clothing was also trimmed and lined with fur to keep the wearer warm (PBS). The nobles also wore jewelry with whole gemstones in the necklace, earring and even the rings. Lords cloths were extravagant and used to display their wealth and fortune to their class and were sometimes not very practical for the conditions.
Peasants are never able to rise pass their classes and succeed. They are sworn to serve their lord and work his lands till the day they die. Peasants are bound in the chain of society with no way to untangle themselves, and the only reason for all this is the Manorial System that judges a person not by ability, but from the family they are born from and the wealth they have acquired. Peasants are given the scraps of society quite literally. The house their entire life is nothing more than dirt and straw with nothing luxurious about any of it. Their diet is only what the lord 's allow them to eat from the product they produce with their hands on the lord 's fields. Peasants rights are few and little
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