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It is the second smallest continent, forming the Western extension of Eurasia.

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Details varied very much over time. In a feudal system, the overlord grants lands to a vassal in exchange for loyalty and military service. This land grant should be roughly proportional to the servi …
answered Jul 11 by o.m.
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Expanding on Alex' answer, there is the example of the Hohernzollern dynasty. They were the prince-electors of Brandenburg, but from 1701 to 1772 they called themselves kings in Prussia. They did not …
answered May 22 by o.m.
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Details vary from century to century and area to area, but ransom was a common practice, cf Richard I Lionheart. It was considered generous to waive the ransom, or to consider that horse, arms and ar …
answered Mar 20 '18 by o.m.
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When you are talking about serfs bound to their village, that would be in the middle ages. Armies in continental Europe were feudal. So were tax collectors. Documents were often written in Latin …
answered Mar 11 '17 by o.m.
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There seems to be an opinion in historical and military circles that people who are barely getting by don't revolt. They are too busy putting food on the table. You get a revolution when people have a …
answered Feb 13 '17 by o.m.
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There were plenty of European revolutions which led to terrible casualties and not much democracy, both before and after the French revolution. The Hussite wars. The English revolution of 1688. The …
answered Mar 21 '16 by o.m.
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Which Germany do you mean? Something that can reasonably called a German nation-state was founded only in 1871, when Prussia first defeated France and then unified most German states under their lead …
answered Apr 27 by o.m.
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The villagers lived with a set of rights and obligations to their feudal overlords and the church. A dozen geese on Martini, three days of labor maintaining roads in the spring, regular church service …
answered Apr 11 '15 by o.m.
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Medieval times span ten centuries and a continent. An English village in 1400 would be far from a Norwegian village in 500. That makes generalizations difficult. Here I'm thinking of the 11th or 12th …
answered Aug 11 '17 by o.m.
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The rules changed during the period you mention, and they varied from state to state and also according to the type of school. Here are three bullet points which all miss your precise question closely …
answered Jul 26 '18 by o.m.
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From your question, are you doing research for a historical novel? If it is just about explaining the background of a character, consider having the young lady do a stint doing social/missionary supp …
answered Jul 27 '18 by o.m.