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The Feudal System diagram

Under the feudal system, every person had obligations to a superior.  

The diagram below shows this relationship.  The nearer the top, the more important you were. 

Click on each section to find out more:

The King
The King

Tenants in Chief (about 200-300)
The tenants-in-chief

Under Tenants (about 5000)
The under-tenants

Peasants (1 to 1.5 million)
The peasants or villeins


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Last updated Wednesday, 02 July 2003