Features of Medieval Britain

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  • Features of Medieval Britain
    • Religion
      • Almost everyone was Christian
        • Roman Catholic Church
      • Every Parish had a Church
      • Britain had many cathedrals and monasteries
    • Government
      • The main ruler was the King
        • Kings taxed the people
          • The money was mainly used to pay for the King's court and battle expenses
      • Government did very little for people
    • Limited Tech
      • Most things were made by hand
      • Water mills and wind mills - powerful machinery
      • Microscope hadn't been invented yet
    • Towns
      • Small
        • Busy Places
      • Trade and craft was centred in towns
    • Farming and Food
      • Peasants (majority) did their own farming
      • Bad harvests could leave families in starvation

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