Middle Ages Society . By Kelli McKenna . King. The king’s job is to protect his country from harm from enemies other kingdoms and from within the kingdom. King. Kings in the Middle Ages were at the top of the social chain.
By Kelli McKenna
Kings in the Middle Ages were at the top of the social chain.
King Alfred– King from 871 to 899, and defended England against the Vikings.
King John---Signed the Magna Carta. Reigned from 1199 to 1216.
King Edward II—Father of Edward III, the king in The Door in the Wall. Reigned from 1307 to 1327.
King Henry II– Reigned from 1154 to 1189; strengthened the English Monarchy; husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
1. Put the following jobs in the correct order:
serfs, monks, king, merchants, nobleman
2. Who protected the kingdom and ruled the government?
3. Who preached Christianity and copied scriptures?
4. How did merchants help to end the feudal system?
5. Who rode on horseback and guarded the kind and the kingdom?
6. In what ways was a serf’s life hard?
How did the social structure of the Middle Ages provide order?
The social structure of the Middle Ages had a routine. For example, the serfs had to obey their lord and provide food for everyone. Merchants sold goods that were needed. Monks and priests helped to teach people the right way to live their lives, and taught people important subjects and skills. Noblemen, or knights, protected the king and kingdom and Christendom. Finally, the king was the leader of the kingdom and the protector of the people. This was a balanced social pyramid in which everybody had a job that they had to do.