Asked in History of EuropeAncient HistoryMiddle Ages
History of Europe
How did feudalism begin?
September 17, 2014 5:37PM
Feudalism emerged in Japan and Europe out of a need for cavalry. The infrastructure was not in place to compensate these troops, so they were granted land and hereditary rule instead.
Asked in History of Europe, Middle Ages
How did the practice of feudalism begin in the middle ages?
Asked in History of England, England, Middle Ages
How did Feudalism begin in England?
Feudalism is a system in which a weak central government uses a hierarchy of power is used instead of developing a strong central power. England of the period before the Norman conquest had a strong enough central government not to need feudalism, so the system was a bit different. When the Normans invaded, the challenges to central authority were severe, and the Normans came from feudal France, where they were accustomed to feudalism. Se England became feudal for a while.