Medieval Europe

Manorial system

* The peasants worked the land but the lords ruled the manor.

* Some of the peasants were freeman who had to pay the noble to farm on the land.

* Even though the lords owned the serfs the lords could not sell them or take away their land.

* The peasants had to pay The Lord for about everything like villages mill bread oven and wine press.

* If peasants wanted to be free thy could run away or was allowed to buy their freedom.