We are the church and are the only ones who can read and write. We help the king by giving military, law and other advice.
Kings ans Queens
I am a king. I grant land to the lords and knights in exchange for loyalty and military service. The church helps in making important decisions.
We are lords. We allow serfs to live on our land and give them protection. In exchange, they farm for us.
The church held a lot of power in the feudal society. They were the only ones who could read and write, and held much wealth. They helped the king to make decisions, and were the most powerful in the hierarchy.
We are knights. We work for the king and can be called into battle at anytime. The king provides us with land in return.
The kings were below the church in the hierarchy, despite them being rulers. They granted lords and knights land. In return, they pledged their loyalty to him and fight for him in the military.
I am a serf. Serfs often live on a manor. I farm and do manual labour. In return,I get land and protection.
Lords protected serfs from attack, and the serfs would farm their land three days a week. They got their land from the kings in exchange for their loyalty.
Did Feudalism Work?
I think that yes, the feudal system worked. It was efficient way to have order and it kept people from rebelling against the top of the hierarchy. It was also very straight forward. Their are levels, and the higher the level, the more power you have.
The knights were gifted land by the king in exchange for loyalty and military service. Knights were often a vassel of the king. They lived on fiefs, the land given to them by , and serfs farmed for them.
Serfs lived on a small part of land given to them by a knight or lord. They often had barely enough food for themselves. Their masters gave them protection from attacks, and the serfs would farm their land for three days a week.