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Lords and ladies in medieval times!

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Kaela Welsh Schut

on 9 June 2015

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Transcript of Lords and ladies in medieval times!

Social Structure
A lord (or lady) is 2nd on the social structure so the would get a lot of control on what happens in the land. Though a lord or lady would not get as much power as a king or queen.
What is feudalism?
Feudalism is the dominant social system in medieval times (mostly Europe), in which the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service. Vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants (villeins or serfs) were obliged to live on their lord's land and give him homage, labor, and a share of the produce. Notionally in exchange for military protection. Feudalism happened a lot in the Medieval times.

Picture URLs!
- http://medieval-castles.org/media/feudalism.JPG

What does a Lord or Lady do?
What does a lord do?

First a lord is given a fief by the king. Then the lord has all the control over his followers and land. A lord also needed to look after the farmland, fighting for his Superior and providing soldiers (when needed).
Lords and ladies
in medieval times!
Fun facts!
- To be a lord (or lady) you need to inherit the role from your father.
- If you were a lord you needed
to have a wife because a lord
does different things than
a lady (also vice versa)
What does a lady do?

A lady needs to take care of the manor, have babies and run the house. Ladies in medieval times had no rights. They were property for a lord to have. The lady was owned by the father, her husband and sometimes even the eldest son (depending
on how many sons
were in the family).
You can see the lady is unhappy
The lord looks
a little worried
about his duties
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