What is a patron?
A patron is a protector of a client. Patrons were the people that others wanted to be. They were the ones on top of the chain. Usually a patron was a king, queen, etc.
Why where patrons important?
Patron was important because it is a way of life. They were the people on top. If you were a patron you were envied. Most people would want to be with you. Their way of life was very rich and talented. People wanted to be like them because they were very well know.