Middle Ages Europe
Role of Feudalism
A way to look at the feudal system is by looking at a pyramid. The pyramid had levels like how the people were categorized. People who made up the feudal system was The Lord, nobles, vassal, knights, and serfs. The Lord would grant land to a noble if they gave their loyalty and served in the military for him. The knights horsemen who pledged to defend their lords land in exchange for fiefs. Under the knights were the the serfs. The serfs could not lawfully leave the place where they were born they were bound to the land, but they weren't slaves.
When serfs worked on their land, they did a lot of farming. They farmed a lot of grains (wheat, rye, barley, and oats), and vegetables (peas, beans, onions, and beets). The serfs normally made all their food, and goods, but the there are a few things they had to buy which was salt and iron an a few other things like millstone.