Richard and John - Society and feudal hierarchy: Key Individuals

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  • Society and feudal hierarchy: KEY INDIVIDUALS
    • Nobels
      • wealthy
      • held land from the Kings
      • directly below King in hierarchy
      • knights
        • protection
        • military service
      • from King
        • land
    • Barons
      • leading nobles
      • closest to the King
      • lots of land
        • more than nobles
    • Knights
      • younger sons than nobles
        • not inherited family title
      • 4,500 knights
      • varied
        • wealth
        • power
    • Freemen
      • possibly...
        • merchant
          • £20 per year
        • professional soldier
        • craftsman
        • farmer
        • free tenant
          • served on juries
            • merchant
              • £20 per year
          • 30-100 acres of land
            • paid rent
              • local Lord
    • Villeins
      • 1/2 England's population
      • unfree peasants
      • worked on land
        • Lord's land
        • free tenant
        • allowed tiny piece of land for themselves
          • live off crops they produce
      • allowed tiny piece of land for themselves
        • live off crops they produce

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