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Feudal Society
2
WHY WAS FEUDALISM
NECESSARY?
3
Relationship Between
Lords and Vassals
 The relationship between lords and
vassals made up a big part of the
political ...
4
What is a Knight?
5
What is a Knight?
 Almost all nobles were knights
 Training began at age 7, as a page,
under the guidance of the lady ...
6
Workers on the Manor
 There were two groups of peasant
workers on the manor
 Freemen- skilled workers who paid rent
an...
7
Serfs and Village Life
http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/serfs.htm
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Feudal Contract
LORDS
VASSALS
GIVE
PROTECTION
TO
GIVE
SERVICE
TO
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CONSTRUCTING THE
PYRAMID OR POWER
10
CONSTRUCTING THE
PYRAMID OF POWER
The lowest level of Feudal Society was
made up of Serfs and Freemen.
In return for th...
11
CONSTRUCTING THE
PYRAMID OF POWER
The next level of Feudal Society was
made up of Knights and Nobles.
In return for the...
12
CONSTRUCTING THE
PYRAMID OF POWER
LESSER NOBLES
(KNIGHTS)
LABOR PROTECTION
POWERFUL
NOBLES
SERFS AND FREEMEN
LAND AND
P...
13
CONSTRUCTING THE
PYRAMID OF POWER
LESSER NOBLES
(KNIGHTS)
LABOR PROTECTION
POWERFUL
NOBLES
KING
SERFS AND FREEMEN
LAND ...
14
REVIEW
1) Everyone owed loyalty to the ________
2) _______ were really the most powerful.
They got _______ from the kin...
15
Check Your Answers
1) Everyone owed loyalty to the king.
2) Nobles were really the most powerful.
They got land from th...
16
THE END
HISTORY
NOTES
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Feudalism powerpoint

  1. 1. 1 Feudal Society
  2. 2. 2 WHY WAS FEUDALISM NECESSARY?
  3. 3. 3 Relationship Between Lords and Vassals  The relationship between lords and vassals made up a big part of the political and social structure of the feudal system  Vassals had certain duties to perform for the lord  All nobles were ultimately vassals of the king.
  4. 4. 4 What is a Knight?
  5. 5. 5 What is a Knight?  Almost all nobles were knights  Training began at age 7, as a page, under the guidance of the lady of the manor  Became squires at age 15 and were trained by other knights  Those deemed worthy were “dubbed” knights
  6. 6. 6 Workers on the Manor  There were two groups of peasant workers on the manor  Freemen- skilled workers who paid rent and could leave the manor whenever they wished. (They usually had a skill needed by others on the manor.)  Serfs – workers bound to the land by contract with the nobles. (They had no freedom - they where the noble’s property.)
  7. 7. 7 Serfs and Village Life http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/serfs.htm
  8. 8. 8 Feudal Contract LORDS VASSALS GIVE PROTECTION TO GIVE SERVICE TO
  9. 9. 9 CONSTRUCTING THE PYRAMID OR POWER
  10. 10. 10 CONSTRUCTING THE PYRAMID OF POWER The lowest level of Feudal Society was made up of Serfs and Freemen. In return for their labor, they received protection from the Lords/King. SERFS AND FREEMEN
  11. 11. 11 CONSTRUCTING THE PYRAMID OF POWER The next level of Feudal Society was made up of Knights and Nobles. In return for their loyalty and military service, they received land and protection. LESSER NOBLES (KNIGHTS) LABOR PROTECTION SERFS AND FREEMEN
  12. 12. 12 CONSTRUCTING THE PYRAMID OF POWER LESSER NOBLES (KNIGHTS) LABOR PROTECTION POWERFUL NOBLES SERFS AND FREEMEN LAND AND PROTECTION LOYALTY AND MILITARY SERVICE The next level of Feudal Society was made up of Powerful Nobles. In return for their loyalty and service, they received land.
  13. 13. 13 CONSTRUCTING THE PYRAMID OF POWER LESSER NOBLES (KNIGHTS) LABOR PROTECTION POWERFUL NOBLES KING SERFS AND FREEMEN LAND AND PROTECTION LANDLOYALTY AND SERVICE LOYALTY AND MILITARY SERVICE
  14. 14. 14 REVIEW 1) Everyone owed loyalty to the ________ 2) _______ were really the most powerful. They got _______ from the king. 3) Lesser nobles (knights) gave _________ _________ in return for land 4) _______ were bound to the land. They worked in return for ____________. 5) __________ were skilled workers. They paid rent to the ______ and were free to move if they wanted to. Let’s see how much you remember!
  15. 15. 15 Check Your Answers 1) Everyone owed loyalty to the king. 2) Nobles were really the most powerful. They got land from the king. 3) Lesser nobles (knights) gave military service in return for land. 4) Serfs were bound to the land. They worked in return for protection. 5) Freemen were skilled workers. They paid rent to the nobles and were free to move if they wanted to.
  16. 16. 16 THE END HISTORY NOTES

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