FEUDALISM. By: Brittany Hicks and Haley Haygood. Feudalism is. a political and economic system where the emporers granted land to the lords in exchange for their allegiance. When did feudalism begin???. Early feudalism started from about 500 to 1000 AD. A SCUTAGE IS.
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a political and economic system
where the emporers granted land to the lords
in exchange for their allegiance
Early feudalism started
from about 500 to 1000 AD.
a payment exacted by a lord in lieu of military service due to him by the holder of a fee.
A VASSAL IS...
a person granted the use of land, in return for rendering homage, fealty, and usually military service or its equivalent to a lord or other superior; feudal tenant
never cause him harm and will observe my homage to him completely
against all persons in good faith and without deceit."
The Oath of Fealty
Middle Ages Feudalism was based on the exchange of land for military service.
King William the Conqueror used the concept of feudalism to reward his
Norman supporters, or vassals, for their help in the conquest of England. The
land belonging to the English was taken and given to Norman Knights and
Nobles. A vassal would swear allegiance and pay homage to his lord in a
commendation ceremony. The commendation ceremony was designed to create
a lasting bond between a vassal and his lord. Fealty and homage are a key
element of feudalism. The ceremony consisted of swearing the Oath of Fealty
and the act of homage.
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