What did lesser lords do?
govern others dispense justice clergies specialists armory baking law medicine they were middle class people
Did medieval 1400s Dukes portion their fief out to lesser nobles or did the King give lesser nobles their own smaller fiefs?
A vassal was a person who swore allegiance and homage to a lord. In exchange for this, he got property consisting of an estate or estates from which he could get income as the serfs who lived there gave him part of their crop or rent money. If the lord who did this was a king, then he would receive oaths of allegiance and homage from all the more important lords, dukes, earls or counts…
The lesser kings tended to cheiftans of the various Irish and Celtic Clans. They would command thier clans in times of need such as war. They would also act as regional governors for their clans. They would also pay homage and fealty to the High King as well. Essentially they acted as the Feudal Lords did in the rest of Europe.
In medieval England there was a thing called the feudal system which ranked society. The peasants were at the bottom while the king or monarch was at the top. The knights, lords, bishops and lesser clergy were in between. Lords could own a whole village and peasants were allocated land to farm. Just search 'Feudal system' in Google for a bit more detail.