Feudal System In The Middle Ages

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Preface In the Middle Ages, there was a definite structure in society. You born into a class of people, and you stayed in that class for your whole life. Hard working changes nothing to your status. Your clothing, food, marriage, homes, etc., were all determined for you. The lower Classes sustained the rights and privileges to the Upper Classes, and in most cases enacted by laws sustained the Feudal System. Everything was a source of privilege for the nobles. The high-ranking nobles lived in castles with their knights, ladies and retinues. Others “enjoyed” their daily life on poor and harsh lives. Table of Contents 1. Kings 2. Peasants 3. Damsels 4. Minstrels 5. Knights 6. Philosophers 7. Outlaws 8. Monks 9. Childrens Kings Medieval kings are above the law. In theory, they were God’s representatives on Earth, and they owed all the land. However, feudal nobles and churchmen limited their power. They had to swear an oath of peacekeeping, justice administering, and law upholding. Back then there were always fights between countries. Smaller countries always integrated or had been conquered by the larger countries. Therefore, kings were always on move. With the low development of infrastructure in Early Middle Ages, no traveler could make his journeys to be comfortable, and the king was no exception. Overall, the life of medieval kings were not easy. Peasants The lifestyle of peasants in the Middle Ages was extremely

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