Feudalism began in England during the medieval period. Times were hard, people needed help from a

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Feudalism began in England during the medieval period. Times were hard, people needed help from a rich land owner to survive. The kingdom would offer safety to those who worked for the kingdom, along with other beneficial perks needed for the survival of the peasants. If you fight for the kingdom then you will receive great amounts of land, but people who farmed didn’t receive as much in return. It kind of shocks me because they had a hard enough time getting food let alone having to provide an army to protect its people against a possible invasion from another kingdom. If they could have just focused on necessary things to survive they would have been a lot richer in the form of resources. Having land was important to people back then…show more content…
Life was not exactly the best for the common person during the medieval period, things seemed dark and depressing. There were a lot of health problems for people at this time; disease was spreading around like a wildfire. They didn’t have the right medical knowledge to treat or help the people so simple sicknesses were actually life threatening. It was hard for them to keep ahead of the game (having resources readily available for the future). Too many people were getting sick, there were not enough able bodies to perform all of the tasks that needed to be completed. Once nobles were able to pay for soldiers instead of fighting themselves they started to hire mercenaries. These were people that were professionally trained to fight and they were feared by much of Europe because they were so deadly. It worked well for mercenaries and the nobles. The nobles didn’t want to risk their lives because they had enough money to pay for someone else to protect the kingdom, not to mention most of them were far too weak to fight. This all occurred right after England was striped with a devastating loss of one third of their entire population, due to Black Death. Life wasn’t too pleasant for the peasants. They didn’t want to do anything for the kingdom, things weren’t getting done. Everything started to fall apart and then people lost all hope. The people then rebelled against the kingdom, they wanted a

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