In order to get a better understanding of the social and political systems in medieval Europe you are going to write a short story about the life of either a king, Lord/vassal, a knight, or a peasant. The terms below have been provided to help you write the story. You must mention at least three social classes and/or three of the below terms within your story. In addition you must in some way incorporate the definition of your two chosen social classes. feudalism
Definition: The political and social system of medieval Europe, in which vassals received land from overlords in exchange for armed warriors and other services.
Context: Under feudalism, the overlords, lesser lords, knights and peasants all depended on one another for survival.
Definition: A grant of land given by a lord to a vassal in return for an oath of loyalty and armed warriors.
Context: In a formal ceremony, a monarch would give a noble a fief and promise to protect the noble.