The Feudal System In Medieval Europe

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The feudal system consisted of four parts, the kings, lords, knights, and the peasants also known as serfs. The feudal system helped sustain order in Medieval Europe. The King, the most powerful position, owned all the land and created the laws in the country. The king would provide small areas of lands, called fiefs, to the higher class lords and nobles. In exchange, the lords / nobles would supply the king with soldiers. The nobles held power over the knights. In return for the knight’s services the nobles would give them small pieces of land. The peasants would work on the knight’s land only if they were promised for protection. There was a connection between all of the classes.
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