Yes I do! There are many reasons why, like the growth of cities, the effects of the 100 year war, the black death, and the magna carta!
Hey! I was wondering abouy why feudalism in Europe declined, do you know?
Of course! Lets start off with the magna carta!
Great! Could you teach me why these events let to the fall of feudalsim? And describe the setting so I can picture it?
The Magna Carta is when some people forced King John to sign a treaty that stated that not even he was above the law and we should all be equal in 1215. When he signed this, everyone was equal and he wasn't above the law, which defeats the purpose of feudalism
Sign it, or else
Now moving on to the 100 year war, a series of wars about who gets control of france for 100 years. After the war, more power were shifted over to the people since their was less of them, and they had just fought. Since there were less of them, more soilders and workers were needed, causing many people to leave manors.
Since many people were leaving manors, that declined the system by a lot, but it also meant more workfor the remaining. So they don't want to stay there and they want to look for more oppertunity in the city, and so many people were in the city that feudalism was hardly there
And lastly, one more thing that led to the fall of feudalism was the black death. The black death was a very deadly, contagious disease that turned your fingers to turn black and much more, it could take hours or weeks to die from. It knocked out almost 1/3 of Europe! Since so many people were dying, the feudalism system was hard to keep track of, they couldn't depend on anyone that much because they might be dead the next day. And feudalsim is all about loyalty and depending on one another. So there are 4 main reasons why feudalism fell!