In its initial stages, feudalism was important because it helped William I to earn the loyalty and specific services from noblemen who had served in his army. This system was established by William I because he was not p... More »

The reasons for the development of feudalism vary between nations that employed the system, most notably, the Roman and Germanic cultures. Feudalism developed with the Romans as a method of land tenure. In this practice,... More »

The decline of feudalism was brought about by its own success. The system allowed for a new era of wealth and prosperity within Europe. However, this progress allowed people held back by the system to achieve a better st... More »

The Battle of Hastings, fought on October 14, 1066, was important because William the Conqueror's defeat of Anglo-Saxon King Harold II brought about the era of Norman rule in England. On December 25, 1066, shortly after ... More »

Feudalism arose out of the need for protection in response to the marauding bands of Vikings, Germanic warriors and Saracens who roamed Europe from the 5th to 11th centuries. The collapse of the Roman Empire in the 5th c... More »

The feudal Japanese society and feudal European societies took different moral attitudes and different stances about land ownership. Also, the feudal period of Japanese history was more persistent, partially due to Japan... More »

The decline of feudalism was brought about by its own success. The system allowed for a new era of wealth and prosperity within Europe. However, this progress allowed people held back by the system to achieve a better st... More »