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  1. The Middle Ages

  2. Castle map

  3. The years between the fall of Rome and A.D. 1500 are now called the Middle Ages.

  4. Feudalism was a kind of government. It was also a way of life.

  5. The nobles promised to help fight the king’s enemies. Knights were loyal to the nobles and the kings.

  6. The kings gave land to the nobles under him. King Nobles Knights Serfs

  7. The knights were called vassals of the king. They fought for their king or for other nobles. • Here we see the Knights of the Round Table belonging to King Arthur.

  8. A serf was someone who farmed the land. Serfs had to pay rent and taxes to the nobles.

  9. Most people in the early Middle Ages lived on a manor. A manor consisted of a castle, a church, a village, and farms.

  10. A small church was an important part of each manor.

  11. The church saved education from completely disappearing after the fall of Rome.

  12. Christian priests learned to read and write. All books were handwritten.

  13. The church helped keep the knowledge of Greece and Rome from being forgotten.

  14. The Middle Ages • The Middle Ages was a time of hardship, but also a time of hope.