The Daily life of a knight is often tough and dangerous. Come with me and I'll show you.
Ok. I would love to escape the daily life of a Serf!
Life of a Knight
First of all, I protect all of my people, but mostly the lords and the king.
The king's Life
I often hire nights and vessels to protect me in exchange for giving them land.
A Serf's life was tough and they had to work the land, no matter the weather condition. They also had to work and get produce and was forced to give most of it to the Lords. In exchange for their produce, they got a small amount of land to farm more.
Knights are on the third level of the Feudalism, under the nobles. They also often di deals like, if they protect the nobles or the king, then in return they would get something like land.
Did you know that back in this time, land to us was like money is to you future people. The king is basically the boss of his people and it's his job to keep them safe.
This is how things worked in the Middle Ages!
Yep! At the top of the pyramid is the king, then the lords and nobles.
Then the knights, and finally the peasants and serfs
In this example, the knight is now the lord's vessel, where there is an agreement (Protection in exchange for land). The vassels often fought in battles also in order to protect their people.
You you protect me in exchange for some land?
Serfs were offered very little with only getting shelter and some of the crops that they picked themselves. The serfs gave most of their crops to the people that they were hired by.
You are now my serf
I will work for you in exchange for shelter.
The king owned all of the land and made laws that his people had to obey. He was one of the most powerful people back then. He gave an area of land to each fife to rich lords and nobles. In return the lords and nobles gave soldiers and horses back. Some of the knights gave up a little bit of their land to serfs in order for them to work on it and be provided shelter as you learned earlier.