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How they  lived in the times of the Normans.



Barons, knights and abbots were the lords of the manor.


They kept some land for themselves and gave the rest to the villeins (or peasants).


Every villein also did homage to his lord.


This means that he promised to be his man and to obey the customs of the manor.


He also promised in return for some  land, to work on the lord’s land and to give him various things.

villein, was a term used in the feudal era to denote a peasant (tenant farmer) who was legally tied to a lord of the manor 

A villein was a member of a class of partially free persons under the feudal system, who were serfs with respect to their lord but had the rights and privileges of freemen with respect to others.




The feudal system


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