Medieval Characters

Men harvesting wheat with reaping-hooks c. 1310 AD
August calender page. Queen Mary's Psalter (ms. Royal 2.B.Vll) fol. 78v (l) c 1310 AD

This illustration from the 14c depicts harvesting being supervised in Medieval times. It depicts two types of characters from this time,  vassals and serfs.  A vassal was a person who swore loyalty to a higher lord. A serfs had no freedom and was under the control of their overlord and had no way out.

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