During the Middle Ages, between the ninth and fifteenth centuries, Feudalism was a social-political-economic structure followed by most of Western Europe. Put into the simplest terms, the people were given land in return for goods or services. The structure of power in Feudal systems had basically four levels. The top level was held by the Kind and his court. The King was the decision maker and was sworn loyalty and military aid by the Lords class below him. The Lords would provide food and shelter to Knights found below them. At the bottom were the peasants that would farm land or pay tribute to all levels above them. In return peasants would receive generous helpings of land.
The worksheets below will provide you with a reading passage followed by corresponding questions. Answer keys can be found next to the question sheets. We look at the struggles and triumphs of past Feudal systems.