feudalism in England D61 D60 (Day 60 Feudalism in England (Who started…
feudalism in England D61 D60
Day 60 Feudalism in England
Who started feudalism?
Feudalism is the name given to the system of government William I introduced to England
after he defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings
Feudalism became a way of life in Medieval England and remained so for many centuries
William I is better known as William the Conqueror
How did the feudalism started?
Feudalism began around the 8th century
However, it really began to develop around the 10th century in Europe
The feudal system developed after the fall of Rome
During the Roman Empire
the government provided protection to the people
When did the feudal system break down?
By the end of the 12th century the papacy has more feudal vassals than any temporal ruler
Although feudalism develops as early as the 8th century, under the Carolingian dynasty
it does not prevail widely in Europe until the 10th century - by which time virtually the entire continent is Christian
Why did they need feudal system?
Feudal society is a military hierarchy in which a ruler or lord offers mounted fighters a fief (medieval beneficium), a unit of land to control in exchange for a military service
Day 61 Feudalism in Middle Ages
What is the system of feudalism in Middle Ages?
Feudal society is a military hierarchy in which a ruler or lord offers mounted fighters a fief (medieval beneficium)
a unit of land to control in exchange for a military service
The individual who accepted this land became a vassal, and the man who granted the land become known as his liege or his lord
How did the feudal system work in the Middle Ages?
Under the feudal system land was granted to people for service
It started at the top with the king granting his land to a baron for soldiers all the way down to a peasant getting land to grow crops
The center of life in the Middle Ages was the manor
What was the feudal system used for?
When William the Conqueror became King of England in 1066 he introduced a new kind of feudal system into Britain
William confiscated the land in England from the Saxon lords and allocated it to members of his own family
the Norman lords who had helped him conquer the country
How did William use the feudal system to keep control?
he king was in complete control under the feudal system
He owned all the land in the country and decided who he would lease land to
The men who leased land from the king were known as barons they were
had complete control of the land they leased from the king