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Chapter 17 Section 3

Feudalism and Manor Life




  1. Why were the Frankish kings unable to defend themselves against the raiders?

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  1. Why did nobles become more powerful than the kings during this time?

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  1. Who were knights and what did they do?

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  1. What is the definition of Feudalism?

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  1. Under feudalism what type of exchange took place between lords and vassals?

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  1. How could a vassal become a lord?

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  1. Where did feudalism first emerge?

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  1. Who William the Conqueror?

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  1. How did Feudalism spread to England?

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  1. What was a manor?

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  1. Why didn’t knights farm the land they received?

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  1. How were peasants different than serfs?

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  1. What did serfs get in return for working the fields on their lords’ land?

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  1. What responsibility did the lord have in running his manor?

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  1. What role did women play in medieval society?

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  1. Who was Eleanor of Aquitaine?

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  1. What role did a lot of women choose who wanted power and influence during medieval times?

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  1. What led to the growth of medieval towns?

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