The period from 800 to 1453, the Middle Ages, was a period of violent transition that began with the end of the Dark Ages. When this period began Europe was still attempting after years of barbarization to reestablish absolute power along the Romans.They had no central government and a whole lot of poverty.
When the Roman army disintegrated,there was no one to protect the people,towns and cities. Knights rode horses into battle. The knights and noblemen slept in tents. However, many soldiers and camp followers had only meager shelter, if any at all.
Feudalism is a rigid social structure. On the top there is the kings, then below the kings is the nobles and church officials. The church officials and nobles needed knights so below the nobles and church officials came the knights
During the high Middle Ages, the Roman Catholic Church became organized into an elaborate hierarchy with the pope as the head in western Europe. He established supreme power. The church was so important because it had stability and leadership that people could rely on at that time.
Daily life in the middle ages depended on how high in the feudalsim triangle you were. The peasants worked hard all year long. They grew crops such as barley, wheat, and oats. While the people that had more power like nobles, Mainly in a normal day a noble Lord would, attend to business matters that involved his land.They would discuss estate crops, harvests and supplies, taxes due and rents.His job would mainly be based on the exchange of land for military service.
City life was very different from country life, but it wasn't much easier. The cities were crowded and dirty. A lot of people worked as craftsmen and were members of a guild. Most peasants wore plain clothing made from heavy wool to keep them warm during the winter. The wealthy, however, wore much nicer clothes made from fine wool, velvet, and even silk.