Medival Period.docx - Rollo a Had of a Viking army b Made a...

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Rollo a. Had of a Viking army b. Made a treaty with Charles the Simple c. Got a piece of territory in France – Normandy Social Order a. Feudalism b. In exchange for military protection a lord ( land owner) granted land called a fief c. Person receiving a fief was called a vassal - Charles = the lord, Rollo= the vassal The Feudal Pyramid a. King nobles/ bishops/wealthy landowners knights (mounted warriors who pledged to defend their lords’ lands in exchange for fiefs) landless peasants Social Classes Are Well Defined a. 3 groups --- those who fought --- those who prayed ---- those who worked b. Social class was usually inherited c. Most of population was peasants d. Most of these peasants were serfs ( people who could not lawfully leave the place where they
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  • Fall '16
  • Mario Alvarez

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