Four features of feudal system in medieval Europe
The feudal system was a pyramidal or a hierarchical system which flourished during medieval period in Europe. Its four main features were:
- The king was at the topmost level of the feudal system. Below him were nobles known as barons followed by knights.
- The serfs or the peasants occupied the lowest strata in the feudal system.
- The Castle was the chief characteristic of feudalism. The feudal Lords lived in huge castles or forts. The living house and court of the Lord existed inside the castle.
- The king gave lands to barons and the latter provided troops to the King.