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L.E.G.S The Law Expertise. By: Joseline Alvarez and Kayla Bugeya. Feudalism. Feudalism was created around 800 A.D. It is a government that people in the Middle ages used. The kings controlled their land by dividing land into fiefs. They also divided land into noble (vassals)
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L.E.G.S The Law Expertise By: Joseline Alvarez and Kayla Bugeya
Feudalism • Feudalism was created around 800 A.D. • It is a government that people in the Middle ages used. • The kings controlled their land by dividing land into fiefs. • They also divided land into noble (vassals) • Nobles had to swear an oath of fealty to their king. • They had to swear to be kind to the king, to fight for the king and help keep the peace.
Knights • Knights had to live by a code of conduct/Chivalry • The word chevalier comes from the word Chivalry which means horsemen • Since the knights rode on horses the knights were called “Chevalier” • They had to have good manners and they had to know music and poetry. • Each knight had to be a good Christian and defend the church
Magna Carta • In 1215 King John of England was forced by his vassals to sign the Magna Carta • It stated that the king couldn’t violate the rights of free men and women by setting unfair taxes, take their goods, or labor • One of the laws states that “No Sheriff can take someone’s resources unless he first pays for it • “The right’s of the English church shall always be protected, and cannot be altered by the government” This is the first law of Magna Carta
Questions • When was Feudalism created? • What does the word “Chevalier” mean? • What King was forced by his vassals to sign The Magna Carta
Answers • 800 A.D. • Horsemen • King John
Summary Feudalism was a government that was created in 800 A.D. It was used by the knights, kings and everybody. Knights also lived by The Code of Chivalry. They had to have good manners, and know music and poetry. The Magna Carta was signed by King John of England. He was forced by his vassals to sign it.