The king gave land to the nobles for the nobles
giving the king soldiers for the king.
The nobles would then divide their land and give
this land to the vassals in exchange for protection against invaders
Most of the vassals were knights
At the lowest level or people on the manor
The peasants and work for the lord because the lord
provides for the basic needs and protection of them
The feudal system was a way of government based on obligations between the lord or king. If they actually had to fight in a war they usually did so for two months. A cooking fire burned in the middle of the hut with the smoke escaping through a hole in the roof. About half the serfs time was spent working for the lord
During the period of history known as the Middle Ages, feudalism was the law of the land. It was the basis by which the upper nobility class maintained control over the lower classes. This rigid structure of government consisted of kings, lords, and the peasants. Other crucial contributors to this structure were the leaders of the church and other neighboring kings who held influence in the kingdom. The structure first came about, and remained for so long, because of the great size of the land the kings had under their control.