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King - At the top of the feudal system. , Tenant-in-Chief - Also known as barons. Rewarded with land after the Battle of Hastings. Loyal to the King. , Under-Tenants - Also known as knights. Expected to fight for forty days each year. Loyal to the barons. , Peasants or Villeins - At the bottom of the feudal system. Live and work on the knights' land. , Demesne - The "manor" or land kept by the knight. The rest was divided amongst the peasants., Fealty - Loyalty to the person above you in the feudal system. , Paying Homage - A religious service where the "vassal" (servant) swore fealty to their "lord" (master). , Serfs - Slaves living on the knights' land. They work six days a week for their lord., Anglo-Saxons - Lost all their land after the Battle of Hastings. ,

The Feudal System

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