Question by  KayD (25)

Can you explain the feudal hierarchy from the middle ages?


Answer by  akr (26)

Feudal hierarchy is based around the relationship between a lord, a vassal and a fief. A lord was a nobleman or aristocrat, who owned the land itself. A vassal was a person who oversaw the land the lord owned in exchange for military service. And a fief was the land that a lord owned.


Answer by  jclick (1561)

Feudalism was a social system which placed the King at the top of the hierarchy, followed by nobles, knights, and peasants. Some historians place the Pope above the King.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

At the top was the king. Then came noblemen, who paid taxes to the king. Next were lords, who paid to the noblemen. Below them were peasants.


Answer by  Graydon (53)

The feudal heirarchy in the middle ages consisted of a King or Queen who would have lords who were all the large land owners of the country. The lords then would have knights and peasants beneath them who would do the fighting and work the land to better the country for the good of the King or Queen.


Answer by  Anonymous

The Feudal heirarchy consist of the king at the top. Then the noblemen, who maintained law and order and collected taxes, protected land. Next came the poorer noblemen which fought for the noblemen when called upon, maintained law and order, collected taxes and protected land. At the bottom was peasants.

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