The Feudal System
by: Jackson R. and Kamryn H.
Quick summary of the Feudal System
The Rise of The Feudal System
Barons and Nobles
Peasants and serfs
The modern people of Europe were divided into Peasants and Serfs. Serfs were almost like slaves. The people could not be bought and sold, but they could not leave their land without permission. Their land could be bought and sold. The land and all the food they grew belonged to their noble. Their job was to do whatever the noble told them to do. Peasants sometimes they owned their own business or small plot of land, again most were uneducated and unskilled.
The fall of The Feudal system
- The Crusades and travel during the Middle Ages opened new trade options to England
- England started to move from land based economy to a money based economy
- The Black Death - this reduced the population of England by one third. Labor became a valuable commodity
- The Peasants Revolt - Peasants realized their worth and demanded changes. Charters were granted but ignored by nobles