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The Middle AgesThe Middle Ages There is SO much to learn about the Middle Ages! There are kings and queens and even knights.
People of the Middle Ages When you here people says middle ages you may think of kings and queens and even knights, but there are a lot more people than that, like serfs. They were the farmers of the Middle Ages. Serfs weren’t very rich. They grew just enough food to feed his\her family. Serfs had certain rights. They weren’t free people. Another person was a jester. Jester was a fancy name for fool or clown. The entertained the Kings and Queens. Jester acted really silly. They would dress up and everything!
Protect your Castle When somebody is build a castle they have to know were and how to build it. Most castles are built up on a mountain. Yes they are very easy to see, but they are very hard to get to. Building a castle up on a mountain is smart. It is hard to climb up a mountain with a whole army and their weapons. The people inside would also hear and see them form up that high.
Knights You probably know who the knights of the Middle ages were. There are also things you probably didn’t know. Knights wore armor called chain mail. Chain mail were little rings of metal. Over 1,000 rings made one suit of chain mail. Knights followed the code of chivalry. It made them brave. Many knights jousted. It was dangerous but they did it for money.
Fun and games The Middle ages wasn’t just a scary time, they had some games. Some people played chess. Chess involved a lot of thinking. In that time chess was very fun. People of all ages played chess. Another game people played was archery. Archery was a game were you shot bows at a target. Most of the time archery was played in the courtyard. Later in the middle ages they invented playing cards.
The Feudal System The feudal system was a system used to tell how rich someone was. The king was on top of the feudal system with the queen. A serf was on the bottom. The blacksmith was not poor, but he was not rich. A monk was not as rich as the king, but he was wealthy. Jesters were in the middle of the feudal system. In the middle ages you didn’t want to be villein. They were at the bottom!!!!