Feudal Relationships

February 25, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: History, European History, Renaissance (1330-1550), Feudalism
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Name______________________ Date:___________________ Maintaining Power - Feudal Relationships:

Name________________________ Comparing Oaths

The Canadian Oath of Citizenship I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen. A Vassal’s Oath of Allegiance. Thus shall one take the oath of fidelity: By the Lord before whom this sanctuary is holy, I will to be true and faithful, and love all which he loves and shun all which he shuns, according to the laws of God and the order of the world. Nor will I ever with will or action, through word or deed, do anything which is unpleasing to him, on condition that he will hold to me as I shall deserve it, and that he will perform everything as it was in our agreement when I submitted myself to him and chose his will. List similarities (at least 2)

List differences (at least 2):

Maintaining Power: Feudal Oaths and Relationships What are the basic human needs for survival? – Food – Water – Shelter / protection from harm Feudal _______________________ helped make sure these needs were met. (most of the time) The feudal system was based on 3 “F’s” •

Fief – ____________________ • Most valuable thing someone could own

Fealty – ____________________ • Land was given to ___________________ in exchange for loyalty. They had to swear a loyalty oath to their King/Lord

Faith – __________________________ • Nobles had a strong faith in ____________________. This meant they would not betray the ____________________ they made

Oaths: • In order to formalize their ____________________, Vassals (nobles) took official oaths to their King or Lord – Vassals would ______________________ the King loyalty and military aid if their King was ever _______________________. – In return, the King would ________________ the vassal a fief (land) and serfs to ____________________ the land. King’s Responsibility: • With great power, comes great responsibility! • Although there was no democracy, the _________________ still had a duty to his people. • Kings/Lords were expected to _____________________ their _________________. • Furthermore, Kings were expected to uphold their _______________________ to their vassals and not charge too much _________________or take away their rights. • If a King abused their _______________, (overcharge taxes, administer unfair punishment ect.) vassals could gang up on him and force him to change his _______________. •

This happened to King John of England (Robin Hood!) He abused his power, upset his vassals and they forced him to sign the “____________________ a document that officially limited his power to make laws and limit the rights of his vassals.

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