By: Jaclyn Tauren
King- The king was the ruler of the land and he made laws and owned all of the land. He rich Nobles and Lords fief which is an area of land for them to have and they would have the peasants plant for them.
Lords and Nobles- Since the King gave them this land they had to supply the King with soldiers and horses to make a strong army for their empire. Sometimes, the Nobles and Lords would give land to soldiers but they would have to protect land for them.
Knights- Since the knights were provided with land, food, and protection the Knights would protect the land of the king and Nobles and fight for them in return.
Peasants- They farmed and worked on the land of the classes above them in return of food and shelter.
Bow and Arrow
The bow and arrow was used by peasants fighting so it was considered the lowest of all fighting men. The bow and arrow was created in the middle ages to help shoot enemies form a farther distance so they wouldn't have to get close to the enemy. This help reduce casualties.
The bombard was a cannon used for throwing heavy stones. The cannon was used to break down walls of the enemies. Most bombards were made of iron and used gunpowder to launch the projectile through the air.
The mace was the most popular weapon used in the middle ages. The mace was very basic and was common because it was very simple to make. It had a wooden stick and at the end with spikes sticking out at the top.
Bow and Arrow
The Life of a Knight and a Soldier
Soldier- There were several kinds of soldiers: foot soldiers, archers, pikemen, and, the knights. The knights job was to fight for their lord and protect them. Foot soldiers fought on foot using swords, spears, axes, and daggers. Archers were positioned in the back and used longbows and crossbows to fire arrows overhead towards the opposing side. Pikemen held long spear weapons called pikes to form a protecting wall of menacing points.
Roman Catholic Church
The Causes and Effects of the Crusades
- Europe's land was decreasing so they wanted to expand into the Holy Land
- The Christian Knights saw this as an opportunity to become rich and serve their God
- Capture of Constantinople for easier access to Europe and better trade routes
- More tension and distrust between the Muslims and Christians
- The Pope became more popular and powerful because the first crusade was successful
- The Muslims eventually conquer the Byzantine empire because it began to weaken
- Fighting between Christians
The Plague is Here
Causes- the disease is caused by bacterial strain called Yersinia pestis. This bacteria is found on animals throughout the world and is usually transmitted to humans through fleas.
Symptoms- plague affects the lymph nodes. Within 3 to 7 days of exposure to plague bacteria, you will develop flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, chills, weakness, and swollen, tender lymph glands.
Transmission- Its commonly spread through the bite of an infected animal or flea. But, it also can be spread through the a piece of clothing infected by someone with the plague or the bacteria and enters through an open cut or wound.
I am at the bottom of the Feudal System otherwise known as a peasant. I am one of the most hard working people yet I still have the hardest working conditions and life. I get very angry because I have to work on the Church Land for free and pay a 10% tax which is a lot for a man like me with no money I usually have to pay in the food I need to feed my family. I also work on land owned by my Lord. The life of me and my family is extremely difficult and harsh.