Under the feudal system,
every person had obligations to a superior.
The King promised God
that he would look after the country.
or tenants-in-chief promised to support the
The under-tenants promised to serve the tenants-in-chief.
The peasants (including both free men
and villeins) had to perform services
for their landlords and pay them rents.
Every person had a duty
to someone else.
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