Why do we have to pay this crazy tax? And why do we only get 10% of the farming money?
I gave you this land. I give you protection. All I ask is that you work for me without complant!
I have successfully compleated my knight training. I'm ready to start the military service asap.
Finnaly, it took you long enough. You know what land you got now you must work to pay for it.
I'm glad that you are the one of many who get orders directly from me.
I'm glad too. This way I get fancy clothes and live in grand houses. I also am taking up music, art and poetry.
Kings spent a lot of there time travelling around their realm. One of the many purposes of this was to make sure that their subjects new who was their king. It also gave them a chance to inspect things in person.
The black death was carried by rats. Rats that could easily affect peasants while they lived in shacks and slept on pads of straw.
During the black death Serfs were free to leave the lands of the lords to seek higher wages. There was a greater demand for serfs and this opportunity was ideal for serfs to re-bargain the agreements they had with their lords.
Please don't go... I'll pay you 15%... 20%...30% please.