A Short Piece on Feudalism in Medieval Europe.

Much of Medieval Europe was dominated by a social and political system which is commonly called “feudalism”.

Costumes of slaves or serfs, from the sixth to the twelfth centuries, collected by H. de Vielcastel from original documents in European libraries  Public Domain

Costumes of slaves or serfs, from the sixth to the twelfth centuries,
collected by H. de Vielcastel from original documents in European libraries

In this system land was granted to a person in exchange for military and other services. 

We’ve updated our article on Feudalism which can be found here.

By Jonnie Grieve