Tierney Leigh 8B
How did the medieval manor come into being?
In 176AD, when the Roman Empire fell, there wasn’t an army to protect the citizens from the attacks and invasions of the Vikings. Because of this, A Frankish King, Charlemagne brought in the system – feudalism. This system introduced the poorer people to working on the richer family’s land. The harvest was shared with the lord of the manor, who gave his land to another family. To thank the peasants for working on the land, the lord would offer them protection and loyalty. This later was developed into Manorialism. – After winning the Battle of Hastings, ‘William the Conqueror’ split the land up into manors. He gave the manors as a reward, to his knights and nobles. The king would rely on the manors that he owned for a supply of food. He governed that land by…
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