This is a 16 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The Middle Ages: Daily Life of Medieval Nuns. All the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
At the lowest level of feudal society were the peasants, also called serfs. The lord offered his peasants protection in exchange for living and working on his land. Peasants worked hard to cultivate the land and produce the goods that the lord and his manor needed. They were heavily taxed and were required to relinquish much of what they harvested.
As stated by Jean Froissart, 1395 "It is the custom in England, as with other countries, for the nobility to have great power over the common people, who are serfs. This means that they are bound by law and custom to plough the field of their masters, harvest the corn, gather it into barns, and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay, cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind".
So was the life of the peasant!
The presentation covers the following:
The Feudal System
Bound by Law
Peasant Homes (2)
End of Serfdom
End of Presentation
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