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Answered 2016-05-12 18:49:53

Power in the Middle Ages was held by monarchs and nobles. Living conditions for peasants serving their rulers was harsh, and they little freedom. With that said, monks and nuns tried to provide spiritual guidance and speak to them about God. They also at times were able to speak to a ruler on behalf of a peasant who was going to be punished. Basically all they could do was give the peasants hope.

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