The King divided the land up among the nobles in exchange for food, protection, and money. He even owned the land.
Knights protect both the Lords and the King: Were not as wealthy as Lords/Nobles, but still rich; Wore armor to protect them in battle.
Skilled workers work the land; skilled workers were the backbone; jobs include blacksmith, miller, bakers, construction; they often chose a trade at age 11.
Peasants were given land by knights to work: had no rights: their diets seldom varied and disease was common: was sold with the manor.
The clergy were the religious people of the middle ages. Following the pope, in order of rank, there were bishops, monks and nuns. In the latter part of the middle ages, the pope, as head of the church, had much influence over the king and total control of the clergy.
The wife of the lord was called a lady. She did chores and managed the servants. Literacy was not common for noblemen. Ladies had few rights and they could not own land.