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Title: The Manor


1
The Manor
  • Daily Life in the Middle Ages

2
1. The Manor
  • Nobles, knights, and peasants all depended on the
    land for everything they needed
  •  Land was divided into manors (farming
    communities)

3
1. Manor Characteristics (Cont.)
  • found on fiefs
  • owned by nobles

4
Summarize!
  • Tell a partner one characteristic of a manor.

5
2. Daily Life
  • Nobles chose officials to run manor
  • -loyal to noble
  • -made sure that orders were carried out

6
2. Daily Life (continued)
  • Seneschal official who looked after fiefs by
    visiting them on a regular basis
  • Bailiff official who made sure the peasants
    worked hard in the fields

7
2. Daily Life (Continued)
  • Each manor had its own court that settled
    differences and gave out fines and punishments

8
2. Daily Life (Continued)
  • Manors were isolated from one another
  • people on a manor had to be self-sufficient
  • produced food, clothing, and shelter that they
    needed

9
Summarize!
  • Tell a partner one example of an official who
    helped to run a manor

10
2. Daily Life (Continued)
  • Nobles of the manors lived in a wooden house or
    castle

11
2. Daily Life (Continued)
  • Near the nobles house stood a small village of
    cottages where the peasants lived

12
2. Daily Life (Continued)
  • villages had a church, mill, bread oven, and wine
    press
  • cottages crowded around an open area called a
    village green

13
2. Daily Life (cont.)
  • Cottages made of wood with thatched roofs

14
2. Daily Life (Continued)
  • one room
  • family members slept on the dirt floor or piles
    of straw
  • stools and a table were the only furniture

15
3. Freemen and Serfs
  • Freemen paid noble for the right to farm land

16
3. Freemen (Continued)
  • worked their own strips of land
  • moved whenever and wherever they wanted

17
3. Freemen (cont.)
  • Noble could throw them off the manor without
    warning

18
3. Serfs (Continued)
  • Serfs nobles property

19
3. Serfs (Continued)
  • could not move into other areas
  • could not own property
  • could not marry without permission of nobles
  • could not be driven off the land

20
3. Serfs (cont.)
  • Didnt have to serve in the army

21
3. Serfs (Continued)
  • Not easy for serfs to gain freedom
  • Tried to escape through towns
  • If he remained in town for a year without being
    caught, he was free

22
3. Serfs (Continued)
  • Serfs worked long hours in the fields
  • performed duties for nobles
  • Sunday was a day of rest from work

23
3. Serfs (cont.)
  • Took part in sports like wrestling, soccer, and
    archery

24
Summarize!
  • Discuss with a partner
  • 1.What was it like for peasants living on manors?
  • 2. What was it like for nobles living on manors?
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