Dark Ages is usually used to define Europe after the 5th century fall of the Roman Empire. Due to the upheaval of the era, historical records are scarce. However



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William the Conqueror. In order to understand his importance, let's take a look at the topsy-turvy political structure of the Dark Ages.

The political structure of the Dark Ages is known as manorialism. Within this system, the wealthy, usually called lords, owned land known as a manor. The peasant class worked on these manors and in turn were given food, shelter, and protection. Since wars were usually waging, outside trading opportunities were very scarce. To provide for themselves, manors were self-sustaining, producing what was needed for survival.

William, Duke of Normandy

This is the Europe in which 




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