Medieval Feudal System: Charlemagne And William The Conqueror

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I learnt through a presentation performed by 2 people on Medieval day about the social structure of Medieval European society.
The Medieval European feudal system that was used to classify every human in a social class that was used over a period of a 100 years. The amount of goods you provided and how loyal you were to someone of a higher rank allowed you to gain protection and more. What you were decided what class you were considered to fit.
The earliest leaders of the Feudal system were Charlemagne and William the Conqueror.
Charlemagne was born 742 AD. He was the ruler of the Frankish Empire during the years 768-814. during his Dynasty he composed Northern Italy.
William the Conqueror ruled while known as Duke of Normandy during the years …show more content…

Princess - Were not next in line unless their was no male who could take his fathers place.

The next social class was the Nobility. The Nobility included both hereditary nobility which had power over others through blood lines and Non-hereditary nobility who were lower and had to gain their power by working.
The Hereditary Nobility included Dukes and Barons.
Dukes - Were rulers of provinces. Highest ranking in both the Hereditary Nobility and Non-hereditary nobility.
Barons - Were responsible for his King and people who lived on his manor. May serve in the military if the king is in need of him. Was also a judge in court.

Non-hereditary nobility included Knights, Peasants, Freemen, Serfs and Slaves.
Knight - Protect the Lord in his army and watch over his manor
Slave - Were bought and sold as human workers.
Peasant - Were the lowest social rank. Peasants included Freemen and Serfs.
Freemen - Poor farmers who controlled small areas of land. Sold crops.
Serf - Had no rights or political power. Lived on a Nobles property.

The last social class which is not included on the Feudal system was the Clergy which included Popes, Bishops, Priests and

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