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The Great Chain of Being
Transcript of The Great Chain of Being
Theoretically, there are only two classes of people:
In practice, each class has a bunch of little classes imbedded. These classes are thought of as The Great Chain of being. God and the Angels In Catholicism, the Pope is at the same level or even higher than the King. God was the almighty that ruled over everything and the angels were his messengers. God
Rocks Kings and Queens Kings ruled the countries and nations with their queens by their sides. Archbishops, Dukes & Duchesses, and Bishops Lower ranking religious figures. They are teachers and priests serving a religious leadership function, but they also serve as administrators. Marquises/Marchionesses, Earls/Countesses, Viscounts/Viscountesses, and Barons/Baronesses These are members of nobility that rule in the kings absence. Abbots and Deacons Head of the monasteries. Knights and Local Officials Upheld the law and maintained order in towns and kingdoms. Priests and Monks Spread their religion. Squires Knights assistants. Pages Nobleman's assistant. Messengers Relayed messages. Merchants/Shopkeepers, Tradesmen, Farmers Sold and produced goods that were needed in the towns. Soldiers/Town Watch Lower ranking authoritative figures that uphold the law. Household Servants Someone that would take care of a noble persons house. Beggars, Actors, Thieves, and Gypsies Frowned upon by society. Animals, Birds, Worms, Plants, and Rocks Everything that is less than a human.