What was a vassal in medieval times?

Answer A vassal was a person, typically a man, who swears fealty, or loyalty, to a lord in exchange for land. Vassals were an intricate part of the medieval feudal system. Vassals were land owners and rul... Read More »

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What was a summoner in medieval times?

A medieval summoner served the Church in England and Scotland, representing its legal interest abroad. In the 14th century, the famous medieval English poet Geoffrey Chaucer described the role of ... Read More »

What did kings eat in medieval times?

Royalty in medieval times consumed wheat as grain in their bread—a luxury not available to the masses. Basics like salt and meat were also expensive and largely reserved for the rich, who enjoyed... Read More »

What was a jester in medieval times?

A jester was a professional entertainer for kings and noblemen in medieval times. Court jesters read poetry, juggled and told jokes to amuse royalty. Jesters also had the rare freedom to mock lords... Read More »

What did a king do in the medieval times?

During the Middle Ages, after the collapse of the Roman Empire, kings exercised absolute rule over the lands they controlled. Kings collected taxes, led armies and oversaw the medieval system of la... Read More »