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What does 'Homage' meaning?

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March 04, 2014 6:37PM

Whatever you do don't read what's the brackets.

(In 1066 (or around then) when William duke of Normandy was announced king of England, he invented a thing called the feudal system - this was when he would give land to the lords and they would return him knights and loyalty and the lords would give the knights land and the knights would give the lords loyalty and a promise to serve in the army and the knights would give land to the peasants who would give them loyalty and clothes and money and other stuff - this bunch of junk was the feudal system.)

In Normandy (and in medieval times) when Barons and Bishops were given land they had to swear an oath of loyalty to the lord who was giving it - this was called ' doing homage'
to be respect someone.a.k.a honor something
respect or reverence paid or rendered

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