Feudalism

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Feudalism

  1. 1. FeudalismDaniel Alvarez
  2. 2. Origin Feudalism was introduced by William the Conqueror when he invaded. (1066) Originallyimplemented in France, it was easily adopted into medieval England
  3. 3. Basic Structure King Lord Knight (Vassal) Serf
  4. 4. Hierarchy Explained King: Complete control, owned all land, gave to lords who were faithful. Lord: Given lands called manors. Loyal to king. Knight(Vassal): Provided military force for king or lords. Helped those in need. Serf: Provided labor on fields for knights or lords.
  5. 5. Manorialism  System by which the Lord exploited the serfs who worked his estate.  Manorialism represented the economic portion of feudalism  Encompassed the political relations between the Lord and his serfs. This allowed the Lord governmental power.
  6. 6. Feudal System The Feudal System was sustained by the rights and privileges given to the Upper Classes and in most cases enacted by laws. Sevneral feudal “rights”:  Judicial Power to lords  Knighthood Privileges  Lords claimed goods of dying without heir  All treasure found was theirs (including shipwrecks)  Shelter for noble visitors
  7. 7. Decline  Crusades  Black Death  Peasants Revolt  Trade  Moving to cities  Armies and Mercenaries  Clash between Church and State
  8. 8. Works Cited http://www.historyonthenet.com/Mediev al_Life/feudalism.htm http://www.middle- ages.org.uk/feudalism.htm

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