Nobility and Kings: Western Collapse and Recovery

Nobility and Kings: Western Collapse and Recovery

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  • In medieval times there was feudalism and manorialism. But what exactly were they?
  • Feudalism was the ruling social system in medieval Europe. It is a political system  of local government that is based around granting land in return to loyalty,  military assistance, and other services.
  • The king conceded territories to the barons that conceded the  territory to the  knights that conceded the territory to the villeins. 
  • Villeins provided food and services when required, knights provided service and protection, and barons provided monetary resources and knights to the king. This was an effective and simple system, the King had control of it. 
  • Hi, you might be thinking "Weren't we in medieval times? Why are we in modern world? Well, I've made a connection between feudalism and today's government. 
  • Cite: McLean, John. “Western Civilization.” Lumen, Open SUNY Textbooks, 5 Aug. 2012,
  • In feudalism, the villeins, the knights, and barons provided certain things to the king which was like the superior, in modern world similar things happen between soldiers, citizens, and the government, part of our money is paid in taxes to the "superiors" which is the government. 
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