Presentation on theme: "1 Topic: The Middle Ages in Europe Essential Question: What role did lords, knights, and serfs play in the structure of feudalism?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Topic: The Middle Ages in Europe Essential Question: What role did lords, knights, and serfs play in the structure of feudalism?
2 Timeline Early Middle Ages: 500 – 1000 High Middle Ages: 1000 – 1250 Late Middle Ages: 1250 - 1500
3 Life on a Manor A manor was similar to a village. It consisted of peasants’ huts, a church, a mill, and various shops, along with fields and pastures. All of these were clustered near the castle or manor house of a great lord.
8 Knights and Knighthood Knights were the mounted soldiers of the Middle Ages. To become a knight, a young man of a noble family passed through several stages of training.
9 The Page At the age of about 7, a boy from a noble family could become a page. He was sent to live in another castle, where he was taught manners and how to ride and hunt. He also learned the art of combat by practicing with miniature weapons.
13 The Knight At about the age of 21, a worthy squire became a knight in an elaborate ceremony. Dressed in full armor, the squire knelt before his lord, who knighted him by tapping him on the shoulder with a sword and saying “I dub you a knight.”