Richard and John - Society and feudal hierarchy: Key Concepts

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  • Society and feudal hierarchy: KEY CONCEPTS
    • KNIGHTS SERVICE
      • agreement
      • tenant promised to provide a number of knights to his Lord
        • in return for land
      • tenants-in-chief held land from King
        • by knights service
          • had to provide knights for King's army
      • three main duties:
        • serve in King's army
          • at least two months
        • perform service guarding Lord's castle
          • up to 40 days
        • help raise ransom money if Lord gets captured
    • LABOUR SERVICE
      • owed by unfree tenant to his Lord
      • involved...
        • agricultural labour to Lord
          • often on weekly basis
    • MILITARY SERVICE
      • tenant-in-chief provided knights when a King raised an army
      • some barons could pay money to the King instead of providing knights
        • scutage
          • 'shield money'
          • fixed rate
            • according to number of fiefs held by tenant-in-chief
              • more land held = more money paid
                • fixed rate
                  • according to number of fiefs held by tenant-in-chief
                    • more land held = more money paid
      • HOMAGE
        • ceremony
          • bod of loyalty
        • new tenant swore loyalty to tenant-in-chief

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