Hello my name is Taylor, and I am going to tell you all about the feudalism pyramid
Bottom of the Pyramid
I wish I had freedom. *cries*
3rd on the Pyramid
2nd on the Pyramid
First we have the surf/peasant.Peasants were the poorest people in the medieval era and lived primarily in the country or small villages. Serfs were the poorest of the peasant class, and were a type of slave. Lords owned the serfs who lived on their lands.
Top of the Pyramid
Next we have the knights.The knights were heavily armored soldiers who rode on horseback. Only the wealthiest nobles could afford to be a knight. They needed very expensive armor, weapons, and a powerful war horse. The first knights of the Middle Ages fought for Charlemagne, the King of the Franks, in the 700s.
Why was the main purpose for the feudalism system
Military, social, and political customs all followed the feudal system, in which land was exchanged for work. In a feudal system, a peasant or worker known as a vassal received a piece of land in return for serving a lord or king, especially during times of war.
European nobility originated in the feudal/seignorial system that arose in Europe during the Middle Ages. Originally, knights or nobles were mounted warriors who swore allegiance to their sovereign and promised to fight for him in exchange for an allocation of land (usually together with serfs living thereon).
A king (or lord) ruled large areas of land. To protect his land from invasion, the king gave parts of it to local lords, who were called vassals. In return, his vassals promised to fight to defend the king's land. Vassals ruled lands granted to them by their king.