Middle Ages: Quest 3
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land (given) granted by a lord to a vassal in exchange for loyalty and service
person who got a fief by his lord in exchange for loyalty
a political and social system that developed during the Middle Ages; nobles offered protection and land in return for service to the King
a system in which lords divided their lands into estates, which were farmed mostly by serfs who received protection from the lord in return
The 1/10 rule stated that farmers would have to give 1/10 of their harvest and others would give 1/10 of their food and land; these were given to the church and/or the class above you.
a code that knights adopted in the late Middle Ages; requiring them to be brave, loyal and true to their word; they had to fight fairly in battle
William the Conqueror
duke of Normandy who led the Norman invasion of England and became the first Norman to be King of England
A person who GIVES a fief to someone
Ruled by King or Queen. The kingdom is made up of many manors. The Kingdom would have many Nobles, knights, and peasants.
Oath of Fealty
when a vassal swears to be loyal and support his lord.
a formal measurement of land (660 feet by 66 feet). It was also the amount of land a person could plow in one day.
test of guilt or innocence by subjection of the accused to severe pain, survival of which was taken as divine proof of innocence--Fire, Water, boiling water, Combat and others.
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