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Peasants And Knights

Published on Mar 20, 2016

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Knights were mounted warriors who pledged to defend their lords' lands in exchange for fiefs.

Peasants were people who work and toiled in the fields.

Knights were people who fought and pledged to protect all women.

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Vast majority of people were peasants and peasants were mostly serfs.

Frankish organized troops of armored horsemen or Knights

The wealth of the feudal lords came from the labor of peasants.

Wealth from fiefs allowed Knights to devote their lives to war.

Peasant women shared in the farmwork with their husbands.

A Knights main obligation was to serve to battle.

All peasants, whether free or serf, owed the lord certain duties.

The lords Knights, a lord typically demanded about 40 days of mounted combat each year.

Peasants rarely traveled more than 25 miles from their own manor.

Wrestling and hunting helped Knights gain strength and practice the skills they would need on the battlefield.

The serfs and peasants raised or produced nearly everything that they and their lord needed for daily life-crops, fuel, cloth, leather goods, and lumber.

Early in the Middle Ages, Knights were expected to display courage in battle and loyalty to their lord.

The privilege of living on the lords land, peasants paid a high price.

The code of chivalry, a complex set of ideal, demanded that a knight rights barley in defense of their masters.

Peasants also paid a tax on marriages and peasant families owed the village priest a tithe or church tax.

The ideal knight was loyal, brave, and courteous. The chivalrous knight also protected the weak and the poor.

Peasants simple diet consisted mainly of vegetables, coarse brown bread, grain, cheese and soup.

Most Knights though failed to meet these high standards they treated the lower class brutally.